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Hi mission makers!

 

I had some spare time recently so I started a side project of mine. The idea is to create a small stand-alone desktop utility for post editing DCS missions. The goal is to make some common tasks easier than in in-game mission editor. To give you some idea currently I have implemented editing of tasks text and units/groups radio frequencies (such as AWACS, carriers etc):

 

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I know it's not a big deal right now, but I hope I would have more time to develop the app and add more features to it. Questions to you:

  1. do you think that kind if app may be helpful at all?
  2. if yes, what functionalities would you like to see in such an app? (I'm generally looking for any ideas)

 

PS I don't want to make a release just now as it's still unstable but any "beta testers" are welcome.


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1 hour ago, gemborow said:

... Questions to you:

  1. do you think that kind if app may be helpful at all

 

Hello,

 

While I applaud your efforts, such a tool would not be helpful to my Mission editing workflow. Currently I write all the mission text in a Word processor document, so that I can make use of its spell checking features, and then copy/paste onto the mission as I advance trough its development.

 

A tool that would be really useful to me, would be one that could copy Units, Trigger Zones and Triggers from one mission onto another on a different Map, adjusting positions so that they remain within the editable part of the map ... the final position of each unit and trigger zone would be done manually of course.

 

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11 minutes ago, Rudel_chw said:

A tool that would be really useful to me, would be one that could copy Units, Trigger Zones and Triggers from one mission onto another on a different Map, adjusting positions so that they remain within the editable part of the map ... the final position of each unit and trigger zone would be done manually of course.

 Thanks for you reply. Currently I'm trying many things so there's no final shape of this tool. Maybe it will be just a bunch of different functionalities, I will definitely think about map-switch feature. I'll put that on my to do list. The only concern I have is how many things in mission itself are map specific and how much I can just copy as-is (I'm thinking of mission file internal structure here).

 

I really appreciate your reply, these kind of ideas is exactly what I am looking for!

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