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Author Topic: Quickfort utility - ChromaFort  (Read 51430 times)

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Quickfort utility - ChromaFort
« on: April 20, 2010, 07:21:30 pm »

Current release: 4/25

http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=2182 (UPDATED, check it out)

If you've used Quickfort, you've probably been frustrated by the relative inaccessibility of creating a blueprint in something like Excel. It isn't particularly descriptive, visually, and long strings can overlap adjacent cells and make things generally hard to work with.

Chromafort allows you to open 24-bit bitmap (.bmp) images like this one:


and convert it into a comma delimited (.csv) text file like this one (seen in Excel):
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

which can then be run with Quickfort to get designations like these:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

if anyone has any problems, let me know either here or over on the DFFD (which has a better description anyway, also included as the readme)

presumably, this would be useful for LinDesignator as well, though I have never used that.
« Last Edit: April 25, 2010, 03:02:28 pm by runrobotrun »
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Re: Quickfort utility - ChromaFort
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2010, 07:22:39 pm »

Although I've never used Quickfort etc., this seems nifty. Thanks.
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Re: Quickfort utility - ChromaFort
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2010, 01:17:44 pm »

Can anyone verify that it works for them?

I have only tested it on a few computers, and I'd like to know if anyone is having issues.
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Re: Quickfort utility - ChromaFort
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2010, 03:10:06 pm »

Finally Quickfort has become useful for me, thanks a lot. Works without any problems here.
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2010, 04:00:11 pm »

Finally Quickfort has become useful for me, thanks a lot. Works without any problems here.

Glad I could help!  :)
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Re: Quickfort utility - ChromaFort
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2010, 04:02:08 pm »

Haha, I was working on something almost exactly like this a while ago. Hilarious. It didn't have quite the same functionality, but it was going to; I discontinued it before adding those features because nobody really seemed to want it, plus I think other utilities have been released since then (although I don't know what off the top of my head).
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Re: Quickfort utility - ChromaFort
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2010, 04:07:55 pm »

Haha, I was working on something almost exactly like this a while ago. Hilarious. It didn't have quite the same functionality, but it was going to; I discontinued it before adding those features because nobody really seemed to want it, plus I think other utilities have been released since then (although I don't know what off the top of my head).

I hope this isn't a redundant release; I only kind of vaguely checked to see if something like this existed.
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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2010, 04:28:25 pm »

I have never seen another utility like this aside from the base quickfort utility. This also looks really nice! ill post again once i know it works and tell you how awesome it is =]
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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2010, 04:45:26 pm »

I have never seen another utility like this aside from the base quickfort utility. This also looks really nice! ill post again once i know it works and tell you how awesome it is =]

Thanks! But this is not a stand-alone utility that does what QF does. You still need to download QF.
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« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2010, 04:50:37 pm »

Yes yes, i had actually taken note of that in my head when i went to download this.. then forgot to do so xD

Edit:
Hmmm, upon trying to run the .jar file, it opens a little black window for about half a second, then closes. I have the latest version of java, any ideas?
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Re: Quickfort utility - ChromaFort
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2010, 05:01:07 pm »

Haha, I was working on something almost exactly like this a while ago. Hilarious. It didn't have quite the same functionality, but it was going to; I discontinued it before adding those features because nobody really seemed to want it, plus I think other utilities have been released since then (although I don't know what off the top of my head).

Just because I bugged the hell out of you at IRC. But it is a very useful tool for drawing complex patterns :)
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Re: Quickfort utility - ChromaFort
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2010, 07:49:20 pm »

Yes yes, i had actually taken note of that in my head when i went to download this.. then forgot to do so xD

Edit:
Hmmm, upon trying to run the .jar file, it opens a little black window for about half a second, then closes. I have the latest version of java, any ideas?

I can't imagine why that would happen (which I was afraid of), but I've updated the DFFD page with a new zip that now includes an EXE version. I mean, QF seems to be PC only anyway, so compatibility isn't much of an issue meaning a jar is kind of worthless I suppose. I left the jar in anyway, though, just in case.

EDIT: removed the exe as of 4/22, working on it
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« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2010, 07:50:17 pm »

ack sorry double post
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Re: Quickfort utility - ChromaFort
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2010, 08:17:40 pm »

This isn't really redundant considering what I made, no. All mine did was generate the CSV files through a command-line interface, and the values in the cells were just the color codes, so you had to do your own search-and-replace afterwards. It did handle the ending # characters and headers, though, to the best of my ability. I think.

I was going to give it more functionality, but then I didn't really feel like it anymore.
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Re: Quickfort utility - ChromaFort
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2010, 08:22:11 pm »

I linked this topic in the Weekly Wambler thread in DF General Discussion.  Hope you don't mind.
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