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Re: General banter (out of character, non RP)
« Reply #45 on: January 31, 2019, 06:32:30 PM »
Be aware that the currently updated Lance-building instructions are a little out of order in some parts!
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Re: General banter (out of character, non RP)
« Reply #46 on: January 31, 2019, 06:59:25 PM »
FYI, the version of MekHQ you've got throws an exception when exporting prsx files.

The exception, if you're interested, occurs regardless of who is selected.

Exception in thread "AWT-EventQueue-0" java.util.UnknownFormatConversionException: Conversion = '_'
   at java.util.Formatter.checkText(Unknown Source)
   at java.util.Formatter.parse(Unknown Source)
   at java.util.Formatter.format(Unknown Source)
   at java.util.Formatter.format(Unknown Source)
   at java.lang.String.format(Unknown Source)
   at mekhq.gui.FileDialogs.savePersonnel(FileDialogs.java:59)
   at mekhq.gui.CampaignGUI.savePersonFile(CampaignGUI.java:2295)
   at mekhq.gui.CampaignGUI.miExportPersonActionPerformed(CampaignGUI.java:1785)


I was able to export the campaign from the latest dev version (well, technically, I built it directly from the latest commits to source control) and export the prsx file that way. Attached to the post. Noting that prsx files don't seem to support exporting mechs, but I made a note of which mechs who drives, so it can be reconstructed easily.

Got a mixed bag lance. On the one hand, all jump capable (Wolverine, 2x Griffin, Ostscout), which is great for AtB. And two veterans. On the other hand, two ultra-green scrub rookies that should barely be trusted with Locusts. So... training assignment for a while until they get up to regular?

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Re: General banter (out of character, non RP)
« Reply #47 on: February 01, 2019, 02:55:12 AM »
Be aware that the currently updated Lance-building instructions are a little out of order in some parts!

Is it causing trouble with rolling your Lance?
Do you have suggestions for a better flow?
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Re: General banter (out of character, non RP)
« Reply #48 on: February 01, 2019, 03:02:36 AM »
FYI, the version of MekHQ you've got throws an exception when exporting prsx files.

The exception, if you're interested, occurs regardless of who is selected.

Exception in thread "AWT-EventQueue-0" java.util.UnknownFormatConversionException: Conversion = '_'
   at java.util.Formatter.checkText(Unknown Source)
   at java.util.Formatter.parse(Unknown Source)
   at java.util.Formatter.format(Unknown Source)
   at java.util.Formatter.format(Unknown Source)
   at java.lang.String.format(Unknown Source)
   at mekhq.gui.FileDialogs.savePersonnel(FileDialogs.java:59)
   at mekhq.gui.CampaignGUI.savePersonFile(CampaignGUI.java:2295)
   at mekhq.gui.CampaignGUI.miExportPersonActionPerformed(CampaignGUI.java:1785)

That’s unfortunate! Its the latest dev build posted which had significant fixes for some other problem I cannot remember now. I guess they were able to fix some and create others. :)

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I was able to export the campaign from the latest dev version (well, technically, I built it directly from the latest commits to source control) and export the prsx file that way. Attached to the post. Noting that prsx files don't seem to support exporting mechs, but I made a note of which mechs who drives, so it can be reconstructed easily.

I have absolutely no idea what this means! :D
Should we run a different version?
I know prsx files don’t include Mechs. As far as I know they never did.
You can post your Mechs in the Roll Results thread. I’ll add them manually. Trying to import MUL files has caused issues before as well, so the safest way is just to crunch the data manually unfortunately.
Its a little more work, but once we’re set things get easier.

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Got a mixed bag lance. On the one hand, all jump capable (Wolverine, 2x Griffin, Ostscout), which is great for AtB. And two veterans. On the other hand, two ultra-green scrub rookies that should barely be trusted with Locusts. So... training assignment for a while until they get up to regular?

Ha! The Gods of RNG smiled upon you until they realised equilibrium has to be established to oppose those veteran rolls.
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Re: General banter (out of character, non RP)
« Reply #49 on: February 01, 2019, 10:16:29 AM »
Be aware that the currently updated Lance-building instructions are a little out of order in some parts!

Is it causing trouble with rolling your Lance?
Do you have suggestions for a better flow?

I've been able to figure out things so far, but I may submit a rewritten flow so that topics occur in the correct order of their appearance during the process.
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The GROGPUBLIC OF ROME ongoing forum game thread

Survive Harder! In the grim darkness of the bowl there is only, um, Amazons. And tentacles and midgets. Not remotely what you're thinking! ...okay, maybe a little remotely.

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Re: General banter (out of character, non RP)
« Reply #50 on: February 01, 2019, 11:58:36 AM »
Looking forward to that! Thanks!
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Re: General banter (out of character, non RP)
« Reply #51 on: February 01, 2019, 06:39:40 PM »
Ok, prsx earlier in the thread, mechs posted in rolls thread. Anything else I should do?

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Re: General banter (out of character, non RP)
« Reply #52 on: February 02, 2019, 04:43:58 AM »
Nope, I am adding your Lance to the game right now.

The first contract with the Lyrans has been completed. We have secured some Salvage and captured a prisoner. We need to discuss what we want to do with the prisoner. We can put her up for ransom, we can try to get intel from her, we can enslave her or we can kill her. Let's vote.

We also need to get back to a contract world in order to secure a new gig. Galatea is the obvious choice, but we run the risk there of running into Marian officals.

So on this, we also need to have a discussion. Let's take it into the Officer's Quarters.

Jason, are you close to ready to submit your Lance? We are also expecting another player to join us shortly.
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Re: General banter (out of character, non RP)
« Reply #53 on: February 02, 2019, 05:09:57 AM »
New campaign save uploaded (see downloads thread).

Place the file in your MekHQ\campaigns\Goodwills Grogheads\ folder and load this as a campaign in MekHQ to review the lastest gamestate.
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Re: General banter (out of character, non RP)
« Reply #54 on: February 10, 2019, 12:09:04 PM »
Another player has contacted me on the BattleTech forums. I am waiting to see if he joins before we go ahead.
Should be a few days at most. Then we continue.
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Re: General banter (out of character, non RP)
« Reply #55 on: February 15, 2019, 07:30:50 AM »
I haven't heard back from the other player, so we'll be going forward. Expect a new mission shortly.
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Re: General banter (out of character, non RP)
« Reply #56 on: February 15, 2019, 07:40:50 AM »
Jason, are you close to ready to submit your Lance? We are also expecting another player to join us shortly.

I have been criminally lax on this, which I cannot understand since this game should be like crack to me.  ???

I'm actually glad to see that the game is going on without me! -- though I'd like to see an AAR of the fights somehow. (None of the threads seem right for that?)

I'll join up eventually.  O:-)
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Re: General banter (out of character, non RP)
« Reply #57 on: February 15, 2019, 09:16:05 AM »
I didn’t mean you with ‘the other player’. If I did I would just have mentioned ‘the lax Pratt’. 😊

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Re: General banter (out of character, non RP)
« Reply #58 on: February 17, 2019, 06:00:28 PM »
Um.  Was I supposed to submit an entire company or just a lance?

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Re: General banter (out of character, non RP)
« Reply #59 on: February 17, 2019, 08:54:35 PM »
A lance for now.
We started out with a company but it got too unwieldy fast.
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