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Title: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: peterbehere on 06 September 2011, 21:09:22
Greetings AToW fans!  Although A Time of War has not been out for very long - in comparison to MW 3rd Generation and such - a character creator program is available for the awesome price of free!

Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) is currently at version 0.7.28 as of TODAY.  It includes an easy to follow wizard that takes you through each stage of character creation OR just click cancel to manually create.  Most of the bugs have been cleared up, but it's still a work in progress.  That's where YOU come in!  We need your input to make this program smooth.

I've been working with bearchick - the programmer - since pretty much the beginning of btcc.  Although he speaks pretty good English, you will notice several small grammatical errors.  Please create and respond to the www.bthub.net/forum in order to give input for this handy tool.

Thanks All!

And don't forget to check out my post on "Gaming Over Skype!"
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Khymerion on 07 September 2011, 10:12:19
Fantastic... this will make getting new players involved so much easier by cutting out the math for them.   Thanks!
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: beachhead1985 on 07 September 2011, 17:16:26
I'll never understand why such programs are not seen by developers as more important to the overall playability of the game...
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: beachhead1985 on 07 September 2011, 17:18:43
could we get a download link though?
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Archameades on 07 September 2011, 19:36:26
http://bthub.net/download/battletech-character-creator-2/

I love it, while there are a few issues.  This program is coming along great.

Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Snake Eyes on 07 September 2011, 20:12:32
Hi peterbehere i've been playing around with this designer.......got your site in my faves [rockon]
Though i don't play the rpg aspect of BattleTech (yet) this is really cool
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: peterbehere on 07 September 2011, 22:34:51
The RPG aspect of Battletech is not a new concept to me, but I've never gotten into it until AToW - which definitely rules over Total Warfare in character creation - in my opinion.

I definitely think this creator will attract new players.  I have two friends who are more interested as a result.

By the way, don't forget to check out my post on Gaming Over Skype!  I'd like to put my Heroscape hex tiles and my 1000+ collection of miniatures for BT to use!
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Winterborn on 08 September 2011, 09:54:32
I was checking it out, when I got to stage 3 there was not a way for me to enter my field skills basic, adv, and special.  Was I doing something wrong? I also noticed that there is no way to enter in a higher starting xp than the 4k.  Are those functions currently being worked in?
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: peterbehere on 08 September 2011, 20:51:49
First of all, what character starts with more than 4,000 XP?

Second, for choosing a School in Stage 3 you must follow the steps in the attached picture (follow the numbers).

ALSO you can repeat Stage 3 with an additional school by selecting another school after completing the first school - before you click NEXT!
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Daryk on 08 September 2011, 21:08:16
??? Uh, all of them since they went final with AToW.  4,000 may have been from the beta.
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: peterbehere on 08 September 2011, 21:32:50
Oh Crap!  There it is on page 49.  Thanks for that tip (and for making me look like a moron in the process)  [tickedoff]

I'll let bearhchik know right away so he can fix this in next version.  :)
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Cannon_Fodder on 08 September 2011, 23:14:06
Is there an option for us to set our own Starting XP Pool? Our groups uses a 5,500 starting XP?


EDIT: I have posted to the BTHUB forums. I will start giving this program over the next few days.
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: mikecj on 09 September 2011, 01:46:57
Thanks!
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Blacksheep on 09 September 2011, 02:17:36
Bookmarked O0
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Wrangler on 09 September 2011, 19:24:23
Is there another way to download your file? That website is scarying my security profile.
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Archameades on 09 September 2011, 19:38:36
Quote
I also noticed that there is no way to enter in a higher starting xp than the 4k.

I think the program withdraws the 850xp for universal right off the bat.  Then it defaults to Federated Suns that has a cost of 150xp; so it looks like you're starting at 4,000xp instead of 5,000.

At least that's what I thought when I was going through it...
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: peterbehere on 09 September 2011, 20:07:24
Is there another way to download your file? That website is scarying my security profile.

http://www.classicbattletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,8289.msg235935.html#msg235935

This is a post I did to show the security of the forum and the download site according to AVG.
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: peterbehere on 09 September 2011, 20:10:04
Is there an option for us to set our own Starting XP Pool? Our groups uses a 5,500 starting XP?


EDIT: I have posted to the BTHUB forums. I will start giving this program over the next few days.

Good point!  I will discuss this with bearchik the programmer.  There should also be a way to keep track of overall XP gained throughout game-play.  This is a good idea.
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: lu-tze the sweeper on 10 September 2011, 18:30:50
Not a bad little program, overall.

Would like to see some clarification in the addition/subtraction of XP for character optimization (I only figured it out by accident), and some more notes on which is Clan gear and not.

Maybe an option for Stage 4 for those of us who want to take another path or two depending on how much XP we have left.

Also there's nothing in here currently for aging (ToW pg 332-333).
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Atlas3060 on 10 September 2011, 20:42:22
Is there a way to not select a step 4 Real Life module and simply move on from there?

Also I take it there's no points only version?

Picking more than one interest was confusing for a second, I didn't realise I had  a second choice and thought the program didn't accept my first one.

I didn't see 'Mech as a piloting skill.
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Bobby Hostile on 10 September 2011, 21:27:45
Attributes take a LONG time to add points to.  Having an option to raise them by a level (+/- 100 point increments) would be a helpful option.

Also, any "forced" requirements such as mins in Attributes should probably be automatically spent to put them at required levels.  It takes away the requirement to manually do what is an inevitable expenditure.
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Cannon_Fodder on 11 September 2011, 03:35:23
I can't install it

The Error I get is

Error opening file for writing:

C:\Program Files (x86)\BtCC\btnchrcreator.exe

I am running Vista Home Premium 32-bit
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: lu-tze the sweeper on 11 September 2011, 04:41:10
try installing it somewhere besides Program Files
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Daryk on 11 September 2011, 07:58:42
As I mentioned in the other thread, I ended up having to install it on a flash drive.  It seems to work fine from there.
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Peter Smith on 11 September 2011, 08:10:07
I can't install it

The Error I get is

Error opening file for writing:

C:\Program Files (x86)\BtCC\btnchrcreator.exe

I am running Vista Home Premium 32-bit

Odd, I've only seen "Program Files (x86)" on 64-bit builds of Windows. In any case I got the same message on my Win7 box. Even though I have local admin rights to my account I still needed to right-click and select "Install as Administrator" to get the app to install.
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: peterbehere on 11 September 2011, 16:12:03
Not a bad little program, overall.

Would like to see some clarification in the addition/subtraction of XP for character optimization (I only figured it out by accident), and some more notes on which is Clan gear and not.

Maybe an option for Stage 4 for those of us who want to take another path or two depending on how much XP we have left.

Also there's nothing in here currently for aging (ToW pg 332-333).

sweeper -
1. Adding and deleting XP clarification is in the works for the next version.  I'll consider the part about Clan gear VS non. 
 
2. You CAN take another Stage 4 path by simply clicking another one from the list.   See image attached.  Once you finish step 6, just repeat step 1 again BEFORE you click NEXT.

3. Aging is still in the works too.

Thanks for the post!
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: peterbehere on 11 September 2011, 16:22:21
Is there a way to not select a step 4 Real Life module and simply move on from there?

Also I take it there's no points only version?

Picking more than one interest was confusing for a second, I didn't realise I had  a second choice and thought the program didn't accept my first one.

I didn't see 'Mech as a piloting skill.

Atlas -
1. To skip stage 4 simple click FINISH before you select a "Choose Your Life."

2. Points only version is available by clicking CANCEL at the start and thus closing the wizard all the way.

3. Piloting/`Mech is unavailable (bug is going to be fixed) in wizard but when you finish the wizard - or choose points only by clicking CANCEL - you will find Piloting/'Mech in the skills list.

Thanks for the post!
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Werewolf on 12 September 2011, 10:01:36
I don't know how to better put it, but the program is awesome.
Just one minor thing... I seem to run into some error with the attribute XPs...
Everytime I do more than 1 or 2 Stage 4 paths, the XPs attached to STR end up being down to 100,
no matter what I do...

I'll try to reproduce the error again, if needed, but maybe I'm not the only one to notice...

Edit: I should add that I tried to build a Ghost Bear Advanced Elemental warrior, for which 100 XP on STR in fact IS a little weird. :)
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Cannon_Fodder on 12 September 2011, 21:30:05
Odd, I've only seen "Program Files (x86)" on 64-bit builds of Windows. In any case I got the same message on my Win7 box. Even though I have local admin rights to my account I still needed to right-click and select "Install as Administrator" to get the app to install.


sorry it is the 64bit

I got it to install. I disabled my firewall/anti-virus software and made sure I was running as administrator.

It probably wasn't running as administrator.My anti-virus really didn't like the program either.
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Daryk on 12 September 2011, 21:56:36
I see the web site has been scanned OK by Norton.  That should alleviate at least some of the issues people were having with downloads... O0
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Cannon_Fodder on 12 September 2011, 22:04:30
I was just getting "are you sure you want to do this" messages.
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Top Sergeant on 12 September 2011, 22:25:54
I think I'm getting the hang of it.
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Deathknight69 on 13 September 2011, 01:26:29
Hey Top, Please let me know when you do, so you can teach me  :D. Seriously.
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Cannon_Fodder on 13 September 2011, 05:40:23
I need to make a new character for my AToW group. Was going to make it with the BTCC then add the extra 500 points my group uses. After about 20min I grabbed a legal pad and a couple pencils.

The program needs to be a lot more user friendly. I was going to make a Yakov Smirnoff "in Soviet Russian the program uses you" joke but feel it might be in bad taste  ;D
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Archameades on 13 September 2011, 11:55:09
I was having issues as there aren't many instructions, but once you figure out how the program works it's a lot more linear with out the errors.  Though there are still a few, I find mostly when I go back a step.  Perhaps a walk through from the designer would be helpful, as the boxes seem to have to be clicked in a specific order at Stage 3.
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: wackrabbit on 13 September 2011, 12:06:48
I was unable to install the program. I'll wait until the next few revisions go, and I think it's a great idea!
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Cannon_Fodder on 13 September 2011, 19:25:34
I was unable to install the program. I'll wait until the next few revisions go, and I think it's a great idea!

Make sure you are running the install as Administrator. Right click the install .exe and pick "Run Administrator"
Title: New Version as of 9/14 v.0.7.32
Post by: peterbehere on 15 September 2011, 22:52:34
 :o Wow! Just one week later and a new version is already out!  Check out BTCC v0.7.32.

Game Master Tables printable
Starting XP can be set
You can use manual editing XP in all tables now (no more holding down arrow buttons)
Other small fixes

bthub.net
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Mendou on 16 September 2011, 08:27:05
One observation: I was trying to build a Solaris VII MechWarrior but after taking Solaris Internship in Stage 3 the Solaris VII Games path did not appear in Stage 4. Has this path not been added yet, or is there a prerequisite which I failed to notice?
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: monbvol on 16 September 2011, 13:05:12
Some additional feedback:

Once I get to optimization/point buy I still cannot just type XP values into the attribute boxes.

Still no way for me to implement my own affiliations, modules, and fields.
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: M-Rex on 16 September 2011, 14:12:15
Tagged to follow.

Great program.
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: peterbehere on 16 September 2011, 16:37:04
Still no way for me to implement my own affiliations, modules, and fields.

Affiliations can be added by editing the affilitation.dat file in the resources file using notepad.  Just add your's to the list and save.

Creating custom modules and fields are a novel concept.  It is not applicable in the rules for AToW, but maybe we can implement this in the near future.
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: monbvol on 16 September 2011, 18:18:53
While I can add the text for them there seems to be no ability to add the sub affiliations or the XP distributions for module build.

It shouldn't be too hard as long as the XP adds up for modules.  Fields could be a little trickier since point buy gives a different rebate than module build.  To clarify it is the same 20% but module only counts the 30 you get from Stage 3 while point buy has no such limitation.

Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: YarickZan on 24 September 2011, 02:57:41
Definitely has a lot of potential and should be very useful when I've put more time into it. Definitely beats the hell out of using an excel spread sheet.
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Daryk on 24 September 2011, 06:01:48
Definitely has a lot of potential and should be very useful when I've put more time into it. Definitely beats the hell out of using an excel spread sheet.
For creating individual characters, sure.  But when generating stats for an entire unit, I find a spreadsheet much easier (copy/paste FTW).
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Warpimp on 24 September 2011, 11:34:20
having a problem, when I select the Solaris IIV Module it sends my DEX to the negatives!
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: trboturtle on 24 September 2011, 12:15:33
Also noticed that when you get to the balancing stage, you can only add or subtract ten points at a time, which can be a pain in the neck when you have a talent skill with  an extra five points in it.

Craig
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: peterbehere on 25 September 2011, 19:01:35
Also noticed that when you get to the balancing stage, you can only add or subtract ten points at a time, which can be a pain in the neck when you have a talent skill with  an extra five points in it.

Craig

Try double clicking on the name or the skill to add 1 point at a time
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: lu-tze the sweeper on 25 September 2011, 22:18:54
building a character from the Marian Hegemony, and I can only choose slave for my stage one?

Needs an option to go around things like that.
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Rationalinsanity on 26 September 2011, 01:19:56
I believe you need to select the Citizenship trait for that. Assuming that's possible at stage one using this program... haven't tried it yet.
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Werewolf on 02 October 2011, 11:39:46
I believe you need to select the Citizenship trait for that. Assuming that's possible at stage one using this program... haven't tried it yet.

It seems not to... at least I couldn't find a way to enter the trait... which currently makes it impossible to create anything else than slaves in the MH.
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: StCptMara on 10 October 2011, 05:11:50
Issues I have been running into:
1) When I go to add points into skills with subskills, the program automatically creates a new skill block.
Meaning, if I go to put points into Gunnery/'Mech, it creates a SECOND skill entry for Gunnery/'Mech.

2) You cannot select supskills after life-modules for Art and Interest during the post life module stage.

3) When taking Officer Candidate School and moving on to Tour of Duty, the Field Skills selection does
not allow the Basic Training Field skills to be selected among my military field skills boosts.

4) Major Periphery Nation: Magistracy of Canopus: it does not put the points into the art skills.

5) If I take a second Stage 4 Life Module, there seem to be practically random heavy deductions to my
attributes. Example: When I was making an NPC who had Tour of Duty followed up by Guerrilla Insurgent,
the character got hit for -250 to Dex and -135 to Edge.

6) There is no way to, if you realize you made a mistake on a stage, go back and change it.
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Padrach on 10 October 2011, 20:27:48
Hawt Diggity, this looks useful!! 8)

I'll check back in and play with it when I get around to trying to GM AToW next.
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: guardiandashi on 13 October 2011, 19:57:01
I noticed there seems to be a bug in the wizard where the levels of training do not properly enable for any stage 3 other than technical college

additionally ~90% of stage 4 does not appear to be active in the wizard as well
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: ironfis1 on 30 November 2011, 12:31:42
Any interest in putting the source out in a git project and letting some other people pitch in?
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: StCptMara on 30 November 2011, 22:44:05
I noticed there seems to be a bug in the wizard where the levels of training do not properly enable for any stage 3 other than technical college

additionally ~90% of stage 4 does not appear to be active in the wizard as well

Do you have the most recent version? You have to spend the flexible and more first, then click the little arrow. It works fine for me
on 0.8.7
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Wombat on 05 December 2011, 14:45:26
I can't install it either...I have a Mac.  :-[
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: StCptMara on 05 December 2011, 22:03:44
I can't install it either...I have a Mac.  :-[

There's your problem! To fix that, I recommend getting a Windows Based Machine(or using a Windows Emulator on your
iPuter)
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Calan on 06 December 2011, 07:20:23
There's your problem! To fix that, I recommend getting a Windows Based Machine(or using a Windows Emulator on your
iPuter)

Heh... *I* wouldn't say that's the problem! But of course I'm a Mac user. :)

The program's developed in Qt, which is cross-platform(http://qt.nokia.com/products (http://qt.nokia.com/products)). So it should be possible to provide a Mac binary. Alternatively, the dev could open source the project and release the code so we can download and compile for our preferred platform. This would also allow people to contribute to the project.
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: ironfis1 on 06 December 2011, 16:49:42
Would love to see this in a git repository so we can open source it.  Also, you are missing Born Merc Brat as a Stage 1 choice.  It pairs very nicely with Merc Brat as a level 2.
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Archameades on 13 December 2011, 13:44:39
Source code is here now: https://github.com/bearchik/Battletech-Character-Creator

Born Mercenary Brat is in, you have to choose Independant - Mercenary as your starting affiliation, however.
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Coronoides on 17 December 2011, 01:50:12
Heh... *I* wouldn't say that's the problem! But of course I'm a Mac user. :)

The program's developed in Qt, which is cross-platform(http://qt.nokia.com/products (http://qt.nokia.com/products)). So it should be possible to provide a Mac binary. Alternatively, the dev could open source the project and release the code so we can download and compile for our preferred platform. This would also allow people to contribute to the project.

I also would like a Mac version. I have been considering a house rule where you are not robbed xp for repeating stage 4 modules, can this program do that as an option?
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Deathknight69 on 08 January 2012, 22:22:25
How hard is it to dl and install all of this program?
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: StCptMara on 09 January 2012, 01:35:02
How hard is it to dl and install all of this program?

Not hard at all...though, I recommend creating a folder on your desktop for it...if you install to its default in program
files, it doesn't like that..
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Fear Factory on 11 January 2012, 04:36:32
Nifty program.   O0
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Mendou on 05 February 2012, 15:54:49
I asked about this back in September, but it still appears to be an issue. I'm trying to build a Solaris VII MechWarrior, but cannot choose the Stage 4 Life Module Solaris VII Games even though I have chosen the Stage 3 module Solaris Insider. Am I missing anything which would prevent my choosing the Stage 4 module I want for this character?
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Coronoides on 21 February 2012, 22:15:11
Your problem is Solaris Insider is a stage 4 and is not a PR for your chosen stage 4. Try Solaris Stable Internship instead of insider.

"Prerequisites: Must have taken Solaris Stable Internship, Tour
of Duty or any module that incorporates MechWarrior, Cavalry or
Battle Armor training."
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: trboturtle on 21 February 2012, 23:02:39
I've noticed the website seems to have snuck off into the Internet somewhere without leaving a forward address. Anyone else have that problem?

Craig
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: StCptMara on 21 February 2012, 23:51:53
I've noticed the website seems to have snuck off into the Internet somewhere without leaving a forward address. Anyone else have that problem?

Craig

*hmms* Says connection to the server was reset..does not mean it is not there...I see that with stuff that is having server issues...
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Mendou on 22 February 2012, 20:03:37
Your problem is Solaris Insider is a stage 4 and is not a PR for your chosen stage 4. Try Solaris Stable Internship instead of insider.

"Prerequisites: Must have taken Solaris Stable Internship, Tour
of Duty or any module that incorporates MechWarrior, Cavalry or
Battle Armor training."
I did use Solaris Internship; I just typed the wrong one. It's still not giving me the option for Solaris Games.
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: khanjohn on 26 February 2012, 16:14:10
I have Win7 and it doesnt even downlaod it for me.
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Daryk on 26 February 2012, 19:44:42
I ran it under Windows 7, so I don't think it's a Windows issue.
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Deathknight69 on 26 February 2012, 20:42:42
I can't seem to get the link posted above on the first page to work. Google Chrome can't find it.
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: StCptMara on 26 February 2012, 22:26:56
I can't seem to get the link posted above on the first page to work. Google Chrome can't find it.

Yeah..I am having the same problem...I wonder if anyone can contact the guy in charge of it..
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Deathknight69 on 28 February 2012, 14:36:36
Anything yet?? **Hearing crickets chirp ain't a good thing**
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Psyckosama on 06 March 2012, 20:19:42
Btech hub link doesn't work
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: StCptMara on 06 March 2012, 22:19:00
Btech hub link doesn't work

We have noticed this...unfortunately, I do not think anyone has contact info for bearchik over there to find out what happened...
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Psyckosama on 06 March 2012, 22:41:54
Think someone could host a copy just to make sure it doesn't get lost?
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: blackhawk1w on 07 March 2012, 02:23:05
How long has this been off line and what are the chances to get it back?
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: StCptMara on 07 March 2012, 02:53:45
How long has this been off line and what are the chances to get it back?

It has been offline, about 3 weeks now. Do not know the chances of it going back up, though...does anyone have
a way to contact the person who was working on the program?
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Psyckosama on 07 March 2012, 09:19:56
In that case, can someone PLEASE host a mirrored copy
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Hammer on 07 March 2012, 10:13:49
Here is a link to the source files on GThub but I don't have a clue how to compile it.  Perhaps someone around here will know how to do something with them.  I believe you can contact Bearchik through the site.

https://github.com/bearchik/Battletech-Character-Creator
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Psyckosama on 08 March 2012, 21:05:20
Anyone have the zip on their computers and would be willing to upload it to a file sharing site just incase?
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Alain Dumont on 10 March 2012, 01:46:52
Marking for reference.

For those of you who have used it, how would you rate it?
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Hammer on 10 March 2012, 13:07:17
I like it but it needs more work.  Still has some weird bugs and it would be nice to have not just the ATOW characters but some of the ones from the Era guides and reports.
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: guardiandashi on 10 March 2012, 16:02:43
my issue was the version I used had several of the stage 3-stage 4 things did not seem to be implemented correctly
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Ian Sharpe on 14 March 2012, 02:08:56
Aye, last time I used it, when I entered traits and stats during lifepaths, they wouldn't be there when I reached the finishing stage, but the skills always worked. 
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: StCptMara on 19 March 2012, 10:36:34
Well, the site appears to be back up...With luck, this means bearchik will be having a new build up soon.

Seems that there are issues with their server. They have it back up, and are planning to get a new one.
Info(not much) here:
http://bthub.net/forum/index.php/topic,174.0.html
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: adamhowe on 21 April 2012, 05:27:50
I cannot get the program to install on my computer.
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: adamhowe on 21 April 2012, 05:39:12
I got it to install.
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: adamhowe on 22 April 2012, 11:41:53
There's some problems with skills printing on the character record sheet.  So far MedTech, Prestidigitation, and Technician do not print the links, target number, or the code next to the target number.
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: StCptMara on 22 April 2012, 11:51:56
There's some problems with skills printing on the character record sheet.  So far MedTech, Prestidigitation, and Technician do not print the links, target number, or the code next to the target number.

We also have not heard from the coder over there in a while...they had some issues with their servers, so...it might
be a bit before we see a new update. Also, bearchik is not on our forums, so he does not see the bug posts we make
here.
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: adamhowe on 22 April 2012, 17:41:01
We also have not heard from the coder over there in a while...they had some issues with their servers, so...it might
be a bit before we see a new update. Also, bearchik is not on our forums, so he does not see the bug posts we make
here.

I know, was posting it here in the hopes that someone would convey the information to the programmer.  I'm not going to make an all new account for their forums.
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: adamhowe on 23 April 2012, 14:24:42
I think I know, but just to be sure.  How does one give a character multiple life modules in the builder such as tour of duty?
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: adamhowe on 20 May 2012, 21:36:41
*bump*
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: aryeon on 10 June 2012, 08:53:24
please can some one uplad a copyof this program on the net so the rest of us can enjoy its use to?   :'( :'(
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: caddok on 23 June 2012, 18:47:04
Hello there, I'm the new guy.  I've been trying to load the page on the other end of this link ( http://bthub.net/download/battletech-character-creator-2/ ) and getting nothing.  Is the page gone?  Can I access the character creator anywhere else?

-C
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Freefall357 on 29 July 2012, 18:01:02
>.>

<.<

hello?

If this one is not working, is there another at this point?
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: aryeon on 19 August 2012, 06:30:06
or can some one make one please ..... :'(
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: WONC on 18 October 2012, 23:20:06
Okay fellow RP'ers, I've found it! After poking around on Bearchik's github page, I found a link he posted up in a conversation there that leads to the final version of the program he's compiled. I've got it downloading now, just in case the link goes dead at some point. Even if it's a "dead" project at the moment, it deserves to be preserved.

https://github.com/bearchik/Battletech-Character-Creator/issues/2 (https://github.com/bearchik/Battletech-Character-Creator/issues/2)
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: adamhowe on 18 October 2012, 23:26:27
Okay fellow RP'ers, I've found it! After poking around on Bearchik's github page, I found a link he posted up in a conversation there that leads to the final version of the program he's compiled. I've got it downloading now, just in case the link goes dead at some point. Even if it's a "dead" project at the moment, it deserves to be preserved.

https://github.com/bearchik/Battletech-Character-Creator/issues/2 (https://github.com/bearchik/Battletech-Character-Creator/issues/2)

I tried downloading the file but all I got was a spamware runaround.
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: monbvol on 18 October 2012, 23:47:58
I got it no problem.

Though it is still riddled with more problems than I care for.
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: neonbasschild on 02 December 2012, 13:15:59
This is a really nice app that honestly would make the system unplayable for me if it wasn't around. Because character creation in this system is HORRIBLE.

I just really wish that the project was being continued.
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Shotan on 07 January 2013, 20:35:12
I was hoping for a character creator, and found this...which isn't going to be finished :(

Ah, well.

And because I wanted an actual download (as did someone else):

Seen at: https://github.com/bearchik/Battletech-Character-Creator/issues/2
"Oh, You want compiled version my program? You can download It from http://depositfiles.com/files/i6ntickdw
Sorry, but development this program has stopped. Actual version is 0.8.9.
If You programmer, You can use my source code from github for non commercial use." - bearchik

~S
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: Vanadius on 08 January 2013, 18:03:26
What all do y'all find deficient in this tool?  What bugs have you found in the recent release?

There's always the possibility of splitting it off, you know?
Title: Re: Battletech Character Creator (BTCC) bthub.net
Post by: guardiandashi on 08 January 2013, 18:34:50
the last version I worked on didn't have all the lifepaths implimented, and there were some really wierd issues trying to do stage 4, and finalizing charactors, granted this was around 6 months ago or more