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SWGAide Tips & Tricks

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 9:41 pm
by Zimoon
SWGAide Tips & Tricks


This thread is for user provided tips and hints, have fun!


Posting guidelines:
You are welcomed to post tips & tricks, but you'd better create a new thread in this forum board for questions and issues.

Create a FAQ-style question or statement in bold, and then give the answer/solution.
Examples are a great way to clarify the topic.

I will use my mod whip to keep this thread clean and on track 8)

Enjoy
/Zimoon

Re: SWGAide Tips & Tricks

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 9:51 pm
by Zimoon
Where do I find the readme files or documentation for SWGAide?

Use the Help menu or press F1 at your keyboard.

Help in SWGAide is 'context sensitive' which means that different text is displayed depending on where in SWGAide you open the help browser. This is because each section (main tab) of SWGAide has its own help text, and many sub-panels, and also the larger dialogs, have individual texts. Thus, go to the window you want to know more about and press F1.

Most help texts are copied into a "docs" folder next to SWGAide.jar during the first launch, and then they are updated at each upgrade. Open the index.html file in your we browser.



If anybody is interested in translating these pages, contact me please.

Re: SWGAide Tips & Tricks

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 10:00 pm
by Malane
Question: How do I create a Guard for a named resource class with no quality required?

Create a Guard, set OQ (which every resource has) at 1 and then do not set any Threshold. Whenever that resource spawns the Guard will alarm.




Such guards are useful for
  • - Bulk resources which ask for the specified resource class, e.g. Titanium Aluminum for DE.
    - The crafter want to inspect every resource of the specified resource class that spawns to determine their quality by himself.
These guards are not so useful for generic resource classes which are always in spawn.

Re: SWGAide Tips & Tricks

Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 10:49 am
by Zimoon
Which Separators Can I Use Between Values?

Typing a many values in a row is tedious. Hence SWGAide allows you to use any one of the following characters ",.;: " (quotes excluded). Personally I use the easy-to-click space-bar to separate the values.
  • This is applicable for complementing the in-game notes files for ISDroid-reports, Submit-Resources, and updating your Inventory (res.txt, rem.txt, and selectable file respectively).
However, between some other elements of the entry you must follow the documented format; a computer cannot easily figure out the difference between "tat co col iro" and "tat, co, col iron" ;)
which in human language would be Colat Iron at Tatooine and Corellia.



Capitalization: you do not have to capitalize names or resource classes, just type in the way that suits you the best.

Abbreviations: resource classes and planet names can always be abbreviated; SWGAide ensures they will read properly. Resource names must be spelled exactly as they read in-game, if not you will eventually end up with resources that clash with another resources that are named the way you misspelled them.

Re: SWGAide Tips & Tricks

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:41 am
by Malane
How Do I Update Guards Easily Without Creating Doubles?

Edited by Zimoon: Malane is using MS-Excel, but the steps are alike also for a plain text editor.
    1. To add newly downloaded/updated guards:
      Right click on Guards in SWGAide and choose Save.
      Find saved file in SWGAide folder --> Crafting folder --> "Server Name" folder --> Guards.csv
      Open this file, re-save as guards01.csv so you keep a backup of the original (just in case).
      Highlight all changing guards, right click and choose Delete.
      Now open the newly downloaded guards file.
      Make any alterations to Threshold (set at xxx currently) using "Find and Replace" function.
      Copy and paste new guards into guards01.csv file and save, making sure you save in .csv format.
      Go to step 2.
    2. To edit guards easily:
      Right click on Guards in SWGAide and choose Save.
      Find saved file in SWGAide folder --> Crafting folder --> "Server Name" folder --> named guards.csv
      Open this file, re-save as guards01.csv so you keep a backup of the original (just in case).
      Do any editing needed and re-save as guards01.csv
      Go to step 2.
  1. Go back to SWGAide and delete all guards in SWGAide by right clicking on the guards and choosing Delete All Guards.
    Right click again and choose Import Guards to load your new guards01.csv file.
Enjoy, Malane