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Old 03-14-2008, 10:45 PM   #1
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Default [REL] SH3 Patrol Log Editor plug-in for SH3 Commander R3.0

SH3 Patrol Log Editor v1.0.0 (14 March 2008)
Written by Jaesen Jones
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DESCRIPTION
SH3 Patrol Log Editor is a plug-in for SH3 Commander R3. It allows you to add unique entries to your Silent Hunter III patrol logs. The unique entries will display in both Silent Hunter III and in Personnel Files created through SH3 Commander.

You must have SH3 Commander R3 installed in order to run SH3 Patrol Log Editor.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Simply unzip directly into your SH3 Commander folder. When you next run SH3 Commander you will notice a new action titled 'Review patrol logs...'. Selecting it will load SH3 Patrol Log Editor.



USAGE
SH3 Patrol Log Editor lists all patrol logs for the selected career. Select a patrol log to view by clicking on it in the left panel. Further instructions on how to use SH3 Patrol Log Editor can be found by clicking on the 'Help' link in SH3 Patrol Log Editor.



When you next create a Personnel File in SH3 Commander...



And when you next check out your log in SH3...



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WHERE TO WITH THIS?
The editor is quite basic at the moment, so I have deliberately released it outside of SH3 Commander in order to allow it to be updated as your suggestions and ideas come forward...and my time allows. So, as always, post your feedback here.

I should also point out that if anyone else wants to create an even fancier editor, feel free. I'll happily advise what needs to be done to make it a compatible SH3 Commander plug-in.

And LASTLY, pls keep in mind that this is a post-patrol editor. It allows you to edit your patrol log *after* you have completed a patrol. You will need to record any during-patrol comments elsewhere, say in Notepad, and add to your patrol log via the editor once finalised.

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Old 03-14-2008, 11:30 PM   #2
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Its like taking experiance and writing your own personal journals... This is an awesome addtions JScones. Thanks.
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Old 03-14-2008, 11:39 PM   #3
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Old 03-14-2008, 11:51 PM   #4
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Yahoooooo this is what I'm talking about. Thank you so very much for your development of this....

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Old 03-15-2008, 02:22 AM   #5
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Jaesen, you're simply amazing!

Forget medals, I vote we kick out that Chaplin-esque loon that's running the show and make JScones the new Fuerher in SH3!
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Old 03-15-2008, 04:09 AM   #6
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Well JS, now I can switch from my method editable pdf file with foxitreader (see screenshot) to yours. Thank you will definitely try it out.





Thank you.
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Old 03-15-2008, 04:24 AM   #7
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Cool. I guess at some point I'll add an "import" option so output from stuff like this can be effortlessly imported straight into the logs via the editor.

Which reminds me - another thing players can do is save their game just before final docking.

Then they can open their save game's .crp file and copy and paste the significant entries, like weather reports (assuming they called for them in game), or ship sightings or whatever, as new log entries via the editor.

In fact, my original intention was to grab the .crp file and filter out all the rubbish, leaving behind just the relevant stuff. But alas, time was the problem.
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Old 03-15-2008, 04:37 AM   #8
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Hmmm...expanding on my point above, I guess I could write a separate mid-patrol editor that players could use during the patrol and then when finished they could save and then import via this editor.

That way players who take hand written notes will be happy with what they have now, but players who prefer to record notes electronically while they play (via alt-tabbing) will benefit from being able to quickly import them directly into the patrol log via this editor.

Perhaps just a text file in format

Code:
yyyymmdd,hhmm,eventstring1
yyyymmdd,hhmm,eventstring2
etc
Means that players won't even need a special tool to do it if they don't want to - just Notepad and some discipline would be sufficient. Heck, even Excel or any spreadsheet that saves to csv or tab limited format would work fine; I won't even need to write a specific tool then (bonus ).

But I'll only consider an import function if enough players want it...
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Old 03-15-2008, 05:23 AM   #9
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Jaesen this is a fantastic tool. I'm sure loads of people will find it very useful.

Thanks a lot for all your efforts and support to the community
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Old 03-15-2008, 08:41 AM   #10
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I shall give this a go.
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Old 03-15-2008, 08:48 AM   #11
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This is brilliant. Tks v much.
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Old 03-15-2008, 10:03 AM   #12
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Awesome, really really appreciate your hard work Jaesen
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Old 03-15-2008, 10:08 AM   #13
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Gotta try this.....Danke
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Old 03-15-2008, 03:43 PM   #14
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On my last patrol, I Alt-tab to desktop and kept a running log in notepad with entries every day. For appearances, I felt the entries should not exceed 30 or 40 characters; and each line must be followed by | not period (.)
At the end of the patrol, I then copied and pasted the notepad log entries into the patrol log.
I ended with a detailed, day by day log, followed by ship sinking dates, ship names, time of sinking, tonnage, and then the partol summary.
All in all a very satisfactory log.

Great work, JSCones; thanks.
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Old 03-15-2008, 08:16 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by irish1958
On my last patrol, I Alt-tab to desktop and kept a running log in notepad with entries every day. For appearances, I felt the entries should not exceed 30 or 40 characters; and each line must be followed by | not period (.)
At the end of the patrol, I then copied and pasted the notepad log entries into the patrol log.
I ended with a detailed, day by day log, followed by ship sinking dates, ship names, time of sinking, tonnage, and then the partol summary.
All in all a very satisfactory log.

Great work, JSCones; thanks.
Thanks.

FYI if you start recording your notepad entries in a format like this:

Code:
19400125,130,"Grid AN 44|This is a real event"
19400125,1211,"Grid AN 54|Another real event"
19400128,2200,"Grid AN 54|Real event, number 3"
19400129,1715,"Grid AL 24|Real event 4"
you'll be able to import them in bulk with the next release of the editor.

Alternatively, you can use any tool that allows export to comma or tab delimited files (in other words I'm no longer planning on developing a dedicated tool just for this task).
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