Thursday, 18 November 2010

BattleScribe 1.08b Released!

Another BattleScribe release today - they're coming thick and fast at the moment. There were a few annoying little bugs left in the last version so I decided to get them fixed sooner rather than later. There are also some nice new features added, including more improvements to the view roster dialogue box.
  • Added extra output options to the view roster dialogue in Roster Editor (show/hide points values, profile summary and rule summary).
  • Allowed modifiers to change the points value of entries in Catalogue Editor.
  • Added "min/max in roster" properties to entry groups, similar to those on entries.
  • Added "type" property to entries that indicates if it is a unit, model or upgrade.
  • Added exporting of rosters to other formats via XML stylesheets. It's under the file menu of Roster Editor.
  • Correct controls are now displayed to make selections from entries that only have collective children.
  • Fixed bug in Roster Editor where the duplicate button wouldn't work.
  • Fixed bug where converting game system files to the new format prevented profiles from being entered or being displayed correctly in catalogue editor (any profiles entered in a catalogue are OK though).
  • Fixed bug where some entry groups within entry groups would not be available to select from.
IMPORTANT: Because of the bug converting game system files, it is highly recommended that you head over to the data project site and download the latest game system files.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Help Updated

The help pages on the website for Catalogue Editor and Roster Editor have been updated to bring them in line with the newer versions. There should be some more useful information on there than before as well. If there is anything else you'd like to see on there, or if there is something you're not sure about, head over to the forum and let me know.

Forum Down For Maintenance (Updated)

The BattleScribe forum is going to be down for the next hour or so. This is because I want to move the news blog onto a Wordpress install on my web host, rather than use this external Blogger site. Both the forum and the Wordpress blog will need to share my one available MySQL database, and as luck would have it, Wordpress thinks the name of the existing database is too long. Nothing's ever easy is it?

I need to take down the forum, rename the database to something shorter and then bring it back up again. Hopefully shouldn't be longer than an hour or so, as long as I don't screw anything up too bad.

Wish me luck, and thanks for your patience.

Update: Looks like I'm restricted to one database, and Wordpress and the forum can't share. Oh well this will have to wait for another time. Forum back up and running.

Friday, 12 November 2010

BattleScribe 1.07b Released!

So it turns out there were a few bugs in version 1.06b, so here is a quick release to get things fixed up again. There's also a bonus new feature.
  • Stopped all controls from showing hiding themselves in Roster Editor. This also resolved a bug where entry groups were either not being displayed or were being hidden so they couldn't be further selected from in Roster Editor.
  • Fixed a bug when editing a modifier in Catalogue Editor where some fields were not being saved properly.
  • Bonus Feature: Copy and paste enabled between running copies of Catalogue Editor, so you can copy an entry or other item from one catalogue to another.
To help stop any particularly nasty bugs getting into future versions, I will start posting an "in progress" version to the forums for people to have a play with if they want.

Monday, 8 November 2010

BattleScribe 1.06b Released!

After a bit of a delay (I was "blessed" by Father Nurgle...), BattleScribe 1.06b is finally here. There are some big changes in this release (for those of you who edit catalogues anyway). This should be the last major change to core functionality for BattleScribe, at least for the foreseeable future. After this it's going to be all new features, and I should be able to start getting through the UserVoice requests.
  • Available options get shown/hidden in roster editor, depending on what you have selected so far. This is kind of experimental, so please let me know if you're a fan of this.
  • "Dependencies" have been replaced with "Modifiers" in catalogue files. This should allow for much more accurate and flexible catalogue files in future.
  • The format of the XML for game system, catalogue and roster files has been updated. Much less use of attributes and much more use of elements.
  • Automatic processing of pre-1.06b files into the new format, so you do not have to re-download all your files.
  • A few minor bug fixes and improvements.
Note: Since there are some fundamental changes to core parts of the program, there may be a few bugs introduced in this version. If something isn't working as you would expect, please let me know as soon as possible on UserVoice or in this forum thread.