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Author Topic: [Closed] [DGIV BLOG] News about developpment of DGIV (part 2)  (Read 37503 times)

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Offline DanSteph

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19 April 2007, 18:16:01


You can find previous "DGIV BLOG" part 1 thread here:
http://orbiter.dansteph.com/forum/index.php?topic=11983.msg184145#msg184145




SCN2HTML converter

Okay, to get the most of an addon you must first learn it, probably documentation to read and this is boring.
The DGIV come with a set ot tutorial scenarios, if you do each of them you'll learn most features of DGIV
in no time.

Fine !

Problem: reading the description of scenario is a pain in Orbiter:




So a doc containing the description of heach scenario that you can print would be welcome
but of course creating this doc is a pain also (this time for us author)...

Here come the new SCN2HTML converter, it extract each scenario description from a folder and write them
in a html document ready to print or read.




An here you can read the document created with all DGIV tutorial scenario:
http://www.dansteph.com/publie/Description.html

And here you can download this new utility for your own use:
http://www.dansteph.com/publie/Scn2Html.zip

Best

Dan



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Reply #1 - 19 April 2007, 18:34:04
Awesome!!!

Something I will DEFINITELY be using.

Thanks!!

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Reply #2 - 19 April 2007, 18:59:40
Definitly better. You can try as you will to have the instructions laid out very pretty, but the notepad is a pain. Also,
once you start the scenario, you can't read it. As an editor and creator of a few of the scenarios, I can attest that this
will be invaluable. It will also help on the long scenarios that may have many goals to accomplish. It will be nice to be
able to print them out.


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Reply #3 - 19 April 2007, 20:19:08
I just uploaded a new version, first one had some bug (lines cut)
now it can handle 400 lines with 1000 characters.
I fixed also some other stuffs.

(see link on 1st post for download)

Beeest

Dan


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Reply #4 - 19 April 2007, 20:41:39
Dan...It works great. Small typos in the English translation only.

I noticed that a few of the scenarios in the mission folder came out in HTML with some of the parts of the scenario
underlined. I don't know if this is a bug or if it was instead cause by the use of the --------- as a seperator of the
sections in the original scenario. Otherwise. This is a very nice tool.


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Reply #5 - 19 April 2007, 21:05:32
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sunshine135 a écrit:
I noticed that a few of the scenarios in the mission folder came out in HTML with some of the parts of the scenario
underlined. I don't know if this is a bug or if it was instead cause by the use of the --------- as a seperator of the
sections in the original scenario. Otherwise. This is a very nice tool.


I wanted to drop you a note about that...

This converter consider line with "-------------------"
as underline. When it encounter one he remove this line and underline
the line before... ( tag in html)

In scenario you need two line feed to have one so you must write:

TITLE

--------------------------------



To have this display in orbiter

TITLE
-------


The converter convert this nice in underlined title, ( TITLE) but you use an uncomon way to underline title, you "overline" them ;)

-------------------------------

TITLE


So you need to change this 1st to be compatible with the converter and second to be consistant
with other scenarios. To separate things just use two empty line and use "----" only to underline.

Cheers,

Dan



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Reply #6 - 19 April 2007, 21:14:24
PS: I didn't included alrready your "scenario for 9" do you want to have a look again and send me them later ?

Thanks & Cheers

Dan


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Reply #7 - 19 April 2007, 21:31:07
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DanSteph wrote:
PS: I didn't included alrready your "scenario for 9" do you want to have a look again and send me them later ?

Thanks & Cheers

Dan

Yes. And now that I have the html converter, I can run all of the scenarios through before I send them to you.

:beer:


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Reply #8 - 19 April 2007, 21:40:05
Great :beer:

Dan


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Reply #9 - 19 April 2007, 22:08:53
What about having a random power failure if you don't have your radiator open in space?


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Reply #10 - 19 April 2007, 22:25:29
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What about having a random power failure if you don't have your radiator open in space?


I think a radiator is for radiating heat out of the ship, not gathereing energy.  Therefore, having a radiator out or not
wouldn't have anything to do with the power going out.  Isn't the feature request over anyway?

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Reply #11 - 19 April 2007, 22:31:54
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Nouzy wrote:
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willy88 wrote:
What about having a random power failure if you don't have your radiator open in space?


I think a radiator is for radiating heat out of the ship, not gathereing energy.  Therefore, having a radiator out or not
wouldn't have anything to do with the power going out.  Isn't the feature request over anyway?

One time my computer was randomly shutting off, it turned out it was overheating from dust and I had to clean it out.

Wouldn't it make sense for spacecraft to do something similar?


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Reply #12 - 19 April 2007, 23:03:32
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What about having a random power failure if you don't have your radiator open in space?

13'875 time this idea is submited, will not answer again I stopped at 12'456 ;)

Dan


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Reply #13 - 21 April 2007, 13:21:08
Now Ummu have orbital Hud, may add possibilities of cool mission (was able to make lunar orbit with one turbopack)



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Reply #14 - 21 April 2007, 15:25:37
New feature: technical data plate.




As =02/Fuel/Engine setting are now saved in scenario and reloaded this will help to know
wich config you have in this DGIV.

This plate update if you load setting (button above plate)


The panel is now full.... just missing doc it seem :sad: (I hate doing doc, waste of time)

Dan



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Reply #15 - 21 April 2007, 16:10:08
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DanSteph wrote:

The panel is now full.... just missing doc it seem :sad: (I hate doing doc, waste of time)

Dan

I don't agree fully... It wouldn't be a waste of time if we would all 'Read The Friendly Manual' :)


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Reply #16 - 21 April 2007, 16:15:37
Sorry I was wrong, not a waste of time but a boring and long things to do.. ;)

Dan


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Reply #17 - 21 April 2007, 23:00:59
More features means more doc? lol. Poor Dan.
Also, another thousand posts, Dan!


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Reply #18 - 22 April 2007, 11:32:55
Hi Dan why not to share the writing tasks for the documentation?
When I attended the University we often shared such tasks between the member of workgroup. We got used to
record the lessons at our courses and in turn we just wrote down word by word with the mathematics inside. Our
work was so well organized that our professors used our material to write excellent course notes for all the students.
What about my idea? Does it sound good for you?

Cheers
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Reply #19 - 22 April 2007, 13:16:40
It would be possible to surround to DG IV with some protection against the  space radiation?

Heywood



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Reply #20 - 22 April 2007, 14:47:40
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Hi Dan why not to share the writing tasks for the documentation?

I think I must write the core while I'm the one that have the moste intimate knowledge about DGIV,
once core done at correction time I think the correcters can add theire own "touch" instead of simply
correcting my english.

BLOG:

Bug corrected with hover unable to maintain altitude (slowly descending)

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Reply #21 - 22 April 2007, 22:52:27
Ok, I'm decided for the DGIV doc, I'll use Abiword as text editor and will convert it to PDF using Pdfcreator.
http://www.abisource.com/

Abiword is a free-light-complete text editor with spell checker. I don't want the :worry: Ms office that will invade my PC
(I still used the 1997 version, but it's buggy)

As Abiword is free and light, if someone want to help with correction there will be no format of software problem.

Cheers

Dan


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Reply #22 - 22 April 2007, 23:47:22
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DanSteph wrote:
Abiword is a free-light-complete text editor with spell checker. I don't want the :worry: Ms office that will invade my PC
(I still used the 1997 version, but it's buggy)

As Abiword is free and light, if someone want to help with correction there will be no format of software problem.

Dan

Have you considered OpenOffice.org?


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Reply #23 - 23 April 2007, 00:25:16
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Have you considered OpenOffice.org?


100Mb... I don't want to write a book and be a profesionnal writer, just write a damn doc
of 15-20 pages, Imho no need of 100mb for that.

Image insertion, font change, bold underline, printing, spell checker that's all what I need.
Abiword is 6mb... Openoffice does it include a MMORPG in it's source code ? :badsmile:

Dan



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Reply #24 - 23 April 2007, 00:37:15
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Does Openoffice include a MMORPG in it's source code ?

Yes ! And a great one ! I've just find it ! :)
Thanks for the link to abisource. It seems to be nice for home use.


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