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Old 05-11-2013, 10:01 AM   #1
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Default Ogre Tools

Broad purpose: useful tools for creating units, designing scenarios, and actually playing the game.

Cobb Calculators
Henry Cobb has written two calculators for figuring out how many victory points units are worth and for calculating various other things.

You can find his Ogre Calculator here: http://www.hcobb.com/gev/ogrecalc.html, with explanation

You can find his GEV Formula Calculator here: http://www.hcobb.com/gev/formcalc.html

Another Calculator

http://www.honorablemenschen.com/ogre/ACME_Ogre.html

Game Assistants
The official Ogre War Room is available for iOS and Android. Links and more information here: http://www.sjgames.com/apps/ogre/

SJGames maintains a list of PBEM tools for Ogre, primarily using Cyberboard: http://www.sjgames.com/general/gm-aids.html#ogre

Map Editor
https://sites.google.com/site/robots...ogremap2?pli=1

Gamer Finder
http://www.sjgames.com/gamerfinder/

Mark III and Mark V Line Art
http://www.sjgames.com/ogre/img/ogre-po-lineart.pdf

ScreenshotGrid
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gwiaixxbnuvr9px/5aC5UxZ_Fh
There's a thread about ScreenshotGrid, too.

Ogre Cruise Missile Air Defense Calculator
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/nd50t9mdx...OS_TBYfea?dl=0

Ogre Record Cards in Various Colors
https://app.box.com/s/akwbgtte6gkpm6jwre6sd6pjet6orcr5

Ogre Automation System (for those solo occasions)
https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/134...nced-scenarios
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:02 PM   #2
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Would a mod sticky this thread, please?
Done.

If you know of good tools for Ogre, feel free to contribute the links to this thread. Buzzardo (and I) will update the first post with the useful ones.

As always, y'all should be aware of the SJ Games Online Policy regarding things such as game aids.
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Old 05-12-2013, 02:10 PM   #3
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I've used the Ogre Map Editor for years...

http://www.sirdinglydang.com/OgreMapEditor.htm
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:25 PM   #4
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An alternate Ogre VP calculator:

http://www.honorablemenschen.com/ogre/ACME_Ogre.html
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Old 06-07-2015, 07:54 PM   #5
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Hi guys!

My first post, but go way.... back to owner of original Ogre while in college. ODE out of my price range but have a query for ya'll.

I'm learning a new programming language (liberty basic) and want to make a game aid that displays a map from the ogre map editor listed as a tool in this thread and then has movable (click/drag) counters layered on top of the map. No reason yet, just fun learning.

Question:
What should I call it?

Here's my starting map
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxI...ew?usp=sharing
This began from the ogre map editor, then print, then cut/tape into one big map (a little bigger than legal size), then scan into both a pdf and graphic file.

I'm planning on using the map as background and using sprites for unit counters. I did something similar before for a hurricane tracking app. Maybe add animation/sound effects during movement.

Thanks for any ideas

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Old 06-09-2015, 07:56 AM   #6
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Question:
What should I call it?

Thanks for any ideas
How about some of these?
  1. Ogre Tactical Tracker
  2. Ogre Tactical Display
  3. Ogre Field Viewer
  4. Ogre Combat Simulator
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Old 06-09-2015, 08:16 AM   #7
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How about some of these?
  1. Ogre Tactical Tracker
  2. Ogre Tactical Display
  3. Ogre Field Viewer
  4. Ogre Combat Simulator
Probably all but the last are fine as play aids. Double check with SJ Games before you share too much. http://www.sjgames.com/general/online_policy.html
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Old 06-09-2015, 09:30 AM   #8
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Probably all but the last are fine as play aids. Double check with SJ Games before you share too much. http://www.sjgames.com/general/online_policy.html
Yeah, I should temper these with "using the word Ogre is probably suspect." Their online policy is fairly straightforward (and necessary) to follow.
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Old 06-12-2015, 10:27 PM   #9
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thanks for your input, i will add legal disclaimer text and make sjgames aware.

I thought about name of Ogre_ade (too cute?)

Got a sample windows program that loads the map and you can scroll around. Has one frozen sprite for a counter. Still some bug where map graphic goes haywire sometimes when scrolling. Will try another version where map goes left/right instead of top/down.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxI...ew?usp=sharing
(file size 14.1 mb)

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Old 09-24-2016, 09:13 AM   #10
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Default Ogre Tools

Here's the link to download the new OgreMap, version 2.0.0.0:

https://sites.google.com/site/robots...ogremap2?pli=1

With it you can make your own maps for Ogre and GEV. New maps mean new scenarios which mean more fun for everybody.

It runs on Windows, and requires the Dot Net Framework 4 Client Profile, which should already be installed for Windows 7 and newer.

The zip file contains an exe and a pdf manual. The exe doesn't need an installer, just run it. Of course, you should always virus scan any exe you download from the internet. Even mine. :)

Notable improvements over the ancient first version include:
  • You can now save maps as image files (jpg, bmp, png, and gif)
  • You can now "paint" with the selected terrain instead of clicking every hex
  • Many additional terrain images

Known limitations:
  • Memory errors if the map gets too big for a Dot Net Image (100x100 or so) just click "continue" and make a smaller map
  • Mouse tracking is offset if editing at a zoom level other than "native"
  • Extra blank pages sometimes produced when printing (as you can see in the Print Preview window)

Enjoy!
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