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Old 05-04-2012, 10:34 PM   #1
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I would like to give SJG my money, but the GVB is not for modern my OS.
I hope this doesn't step on anyone's toes.
I don't need spaceships grainier rules.
I specifically want 2nd. Vehicles for 3rd stuff until the holy grail for 4th comes out.
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:36 PM   #2
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You could just use a spreadsheet. That's what I did in 3e, anyway.
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:03 PM   #3
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You could just use a spreadsheet. That's what I did in 3e, anyway.
Remaking the program entirely from scratch? No thank you.
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:06 PM   #4
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I installed it on Windows 7 and it works fine.
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:06 PM   #5
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Remaking the program entirely from scratch? No thank you.
Why do you need a program in the first place? The book was written to be totally usable with pencil and paper. You can use a spreadsheet to keep track of stuff, you don't actually need it to be especially sophisticated. I just used to fill them in as I went.
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Why do you need a program in the first place? The book was written to be totally usable with pencil and paper. You can use a spreadsheet to keep track of stuff, you don't actually need it to be especially sophisticated. I just used to fill them in as I went.
Lazy, and messy. I like to have something to check my work and organize things into pretty text.
I don't need much of anything gurps related after all.
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I installed it on Windows 7 and it works fine.
Really? That's good enough news to try it out and hope for the best... when I get a few bucks.
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:49 AM   #8
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I like to have something to check my work and organize things into pretty text.
I don't need much of anything gurps related after all.
This is absolutely the sort of thing that a spreadsheet lets you do.
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:09 PM   #9
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Why do you need a program in the first place? The book was written to be totally usable with pencil and paper.
When I bought VE2 in '98, I did that for exactly one vehicle. Then I realized a spreadsheet would save so much time, especially when you are fiddling with design features (like DR and power). I had already done some spreadsheet design a few years earlier for the starship system in Space 3r.

I didn't do a complicated sheep (basically I just wanted a fast way to total up cost, weight, volume, etc. and determine performance numbers). Each time I did a new type of vehicle, I modified the spreadsheet for it (so I ended up with sheets for helicopters, wheeled vehicles jets, hydrofoils, etc.).

But, back to what i quoted: While you can do a design with pencil and paper, I strongly recommend not to.
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:59 PM   #10
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windows 7 has a compabilty mode right click over the program icon and left click troubleshoot compabilty ive used it for a few older programs going as far back as windows 2000
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