[Tool] EmpyrionStuff - ECF Lab

Discussion in 'The Hangar Bay' started by Apan Loon, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. Apan Loon

    Apan Loon Lieutenant

    Jun 7, 2018
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    Would there be any interest in a Windows-based GUI application to edit config files?

    As a side effect of my work on the blueprint tools I have made a more comprehensive programming library for reading ECF files, more comprehensive than the old one I made, that is. It is possible to use this upgraded library to make a more user-friendly "ECF Lab" if the interest is there. Notepad++ (or my personal favourite Emacs) is fun and all but very accepting of errors...

    Let me know if you want it and I'll consider making it.
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  2. geostar1024

    geostar1024 Rear Admiral

    Jan 24, 2016
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    If you do end up making this, might I suggest the ability to compute various values (mass, volume, input energy, HP, etc) recursively from item recipes? A lot of the pain in working with the config file lies in how cumbersome it is to make large-scale changes.

    Also, the ability for it to dump config files into more regularized formats (JSON or python dictionaries) and vice versa would be of immense utility :).

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