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Old 10-17-2021, 08:42 AM   #1001
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In Excel v2109 Build 16.0.14430.20256 64bit

"The following user defined functions, created in an older version of Excel, have the same name as build-in Excel functions. When these function names are used, the new built-in functions will be used. which may give different results. To avoid this conflict, rename the user-defined functions and change the associated formulae to use the new name."

This is for function Phi.

I'm not sure if this impacts the use of the spreadsheet, but I'm about to find out.
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Old 11-17-2021, 01:10 PM   #1002
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Is there a way to apply Campaign Options to an entire Saved Ships sheet? Or do I have to do it one ship at a time?
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Old 01-07-2022, 07:35 PM   #1003
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And another request.

Some of my ships are refitted later in their careers with a different weapons loadout.

Would it be possible to add an option for alternate weapons in the weapons systems block?
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Old 01-07-2022, 09:24 PM   #1004
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And another request.

Some of my ships are refitted later in their careers with a different weapons loadout.

Would it be possible to add an option for alternate weapons in the weapons systems block?
Anything is possible but not everything is practical. It would be easier to just make the refit changes to the original ship design and save it under a slightly different name (perhaps adding a version letter/number to the end of the name).
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Old 01-08-2022, 07:55 AM   #1005
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And another request.

Some of my ships are refitted later in their careers with a different weapons loadout.

Would it be possible to add an option for alternate weapons in the weapons systems block?
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Anything is possible but not everything is practical. It would be easier to just make the refit changes to the original ship design and save it under a slightly different name (perhaps adding a version letter/number to the end of the name).
IMO that's really the best way. If these ships are following a standard upgrade path, and more than one variant is going to show up in the gameworld, then save each variant as a seperate ship. If you're talking about one specific Hero Ship (such as the PCs ship) then change it for any upgrades it has been given and save it under a unique name. If you want to record the changes either add that in the Notes or save it under a unique name every time it's upgraded.
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Old 01-08-2022, 06:52 PM   #1006
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Oh, I understand if its not practical but it doesn't hurt to ask. I've been either putting the changes in the notes (but then I don't have the stats available) or saving a variant sheet as mentioned.

It's a minor issue I know, just would prefer to have it all on one sheet. I guess I can always do some cut-n-paste of the print out.

Anyway, thank you eric for doing this.
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Old 01-08-2022, 07:39 PM   #1007
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Oh, I understand if its not practical but it doesn't hurt to ask. I've been either putting the changes in the notes (but then I don't have the stats available) or saving a variant sheet as mentioned.

It's a minor issue I know, just would prefer to have it all on one sheet. I guess I can always do some cut-n-paste of the print out.

Anyway, thank you eric for doing this.
If all you want is the stats available for the older/variant weapons systems then just add them to the ship at no quantity listed. In order to add extra "dummy" weapons you'll first need to reduce the quantity of the installed weapons so that the sheet will allow you to install the extra, then set the quantity of the installed weapon back to where you want it and the extra weapons will be saved with the ship and show in the Weapons section. This is particularly useful for Missile Launchers where a ship might carry a number of different warheads, changing them out as needed or as they're used up and replaced (or not) with other missiles.
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Old 01-08-2022, 10:13 PM   #1008
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If all you want is the stats available for the older/variant weapons systems then just add them to the ship at no quantity listed. In order to add extra "dummy" weapons you'll first need to reduce the quantity of the installed weapons so that the sheet will allow you to install the extra, then set the quantity of the installed weapon back to where you want it and the extra weapons will be saved with the ship and show in the Weapons section. This is particularly useful for Missile Launchers where a ship might carry a number of different warheads, changing them out as needed or as they're used up and replaced (or not) with other missiles.
Perfect! That's exactly what I wanted. Thanks again.
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Old 02-06-2022, 11:50 AM   #1009
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Is there a way to create custom user habitat modules like we can create user systems? It would make it easier to convert GT ship designs if I could translate their modular components into cabin equivalents. Sometimes even smaller systems are larger than I want.
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Old 04-23-2022, 02:33 PM   #1010
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I just got back into making interesting ships using this spreadsheet. It’s even more awesome than I remember! So thank you Eric!

I do have two requests for future additions
  • A check-box or option-drop-down for vectored thrust on engines, which (I imagine) would multiply engine thrust times 2/3
  • A check-box or drop-down to take into account hot-bunking, a common practice on smaller modern warships
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