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WANTED: Help making RATs
#1
Hi all, I'm currently working on converting RATs from the RUS files available at the Heavy Metal Pro website.  There are a LOT of files, and I don't feel that I can do this job alone.

So I'm wondering if any forum members would like to help with converting all of these RATs.  So far only the ones from Total Warfare have been completed and I have not started any more yet.  The RUS data files can be found here:  http://www.heavymetalpro.com/DataFiles.htm#RUS_Files

All I ask is that any member here interested in converting these RUS files to RATs declare in this topic which files they are working on to prevent people from doing the same ones at once.

At this point these files can only be hand-edited.  The format for each unit is:

Code:
title line (name of RAT)
unitname model,frequency
#any comments

When the RATs are complete feel free to post them to the data tracker at the MegaMek SourceForge page where I can put them into the project:  https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_i...tid=473782

If there are any questions feel free to PM me.

Attached are the complete TW RATs.

Thank you for your interest!

EDIT:  I forgot to mention that the unit names and models in the RATs much perfectly match the unit names shown in the unit selection dialog in the MegaMek lobby, spacing and everything.

EDIT 2:  I forgot to add the title line.  This is required to allow MegaMek to read the RATs properly!  My apologies!


Attached Files
.zip   Total Warfare RATs.zip (Size: 60.89 KB / Downloads: 9)
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#2
At the Battletech forums, a couple users have finished the War of 3039, FM Mercenaries, and FM Capellan Confederation.  The Crusader Clan RATs are in progress.
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#3
If it is simple enough, then I could do some.  The only catch is that I can't do anything for a week since I am out of town. I'll post again to see where you are when I am ready to help. I am a noob, so what is RUS and RAT? The code looks simple enough to do. Thanks.
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#4
An RUS file (Random Unit Selector) is the file the RUS application (available from the Heavy Metal Pro site) uses to make random selections.

A RAT is a random assignment table used by MegaMek to help randomly select units.  These can be easily (albeit time-consuming) converted from RUS files.
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#5
Are you accepting only published RATs from the RUS website at this time, or do you also need the ones from A Time of War and other, newer published sources?
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#6
As long as moratorium has passed, we accept things (moratorium period is 2 months after the product's release date)
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#7
I'll take on the Blake Documents tables.
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#8
Ah, here's another question. Can the RAT system support multiple entries for Omni units, or total frequency values that add up to more than 36?  Ex:
C-SRP-O Seraph(85), 1
VNQ-2B Vanquisher(100), 2
MR-6B Cerberus(95), 3
LGC-02 Legacy(80), 4
CRK-5005-T Crockett(85), 5
GRN-D04 Grand Crusader II(80), 6
VNQ-2A Vanquisher(100), 5
LGC-01 Legacy(80), 4
GRN-D03 Grand Crusader II(80), 3
KGC-008 King Crab(100), 2
C-ANG-O Archangel(100), 1

Megamek has no 'plain' C-ANG-O Archangel, so could I have it read:
C-SRP-O Seraph(85), 1
VNQ-2B Vanquisher(100), 2
MR-6B Cerberus(95), 3
LGC-02 Legacy(80), 4
CRK-5005-T Crockett(85), 5
GRN-D04 Grand Crusader II(80), 6
VNQ-2A Vanquisher(100), 5
LGC-01 Legacy(80), 4
GRN-D03 Grand Crusader II(80), 3
KGC-008 King Crab(100), 2
Archangel C-ANG-O Invictus,1
Archangel C-ANG-OA Dominus,1
Archangel C-ANG-OB Infernus,1
Archangel C-ANG-OC Comminus,1
Archangel C-ANG-OD Luminos,1
Archangel C-ANG-OE Eminus,1

so that a random Archangel variant is chosen?
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#9
Good question.  The RAT system should be able to support that.  However I have just interpreted the tables as they are in published sources, since some factions do have specific omnimech variants listed.  I recommend that others doing the RATs do the same, however I wouldn't object to "unofficial" RATs that do what you have suggested.  I think I will make an unofficial RAT directory right now Smile
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#10
(03-07-2011, 08:22 PM)mkerensky link Wrote: Ah, here's another question. Can the RAT system support multiple entries for Omni units, or total frequency values that add up to more than 36?   Ex:
C-SRP-O Seraph(85), 1
VNQ-2B Vanquisher(100), 2
MR-6B Cerberus(95), 3
LGC-02 Legacy(80), 4
CRK-5005-T Crockett(85), 5
GRN-D04 Grand Crusader II(80), 6
VNQ-2A Vanquisher(100), 5
LGC-01 Legacy(80), 4
GRN-D03 Grand Crusader II(80), 3
KGC-008 King Crab(100), 2
C-ANG-O Archangel(100), 1

Megamek has no 'plain' C-ANG-O Archangel, so could I have it read:
C-SRP-O Seraph(85), 1
VNQ-2B Vanquisher(100), 2
MR-6B Cerberus(95), 3
LGC-02 Legacy(80), 4
CRK-5005-T Crockett(85), 5
GRN-D04 Grand Crusader II(80), 6
VNQ-2A Vanquisher(100), 5
LGC-01 Legacy(80), 4
GRN-D03 Grand Crusader II(80), 3
KGC-008 King Crab(100), 2
Archangel C-ANG-O Invictus,1
Archangel C-ANG-OA Dominus,1
Archangel C-ANG-OB Infernus,1
Archangel C-ANG-OC Comminus,1
Archangel C-ANG-OD Luminos,1
Archangel C-ANG-OE Eminus,1

so that a random Archangel variant is chosen?

There is no limit on what the frequency values add up to. But, if you did it that way then the probability of getting an archangel would be 6/41 instead of 1/36 and the other probabilities would change as well.

I am working right now on a menu item in the main chat lounge that would allow players to swap model variants in the right-click menu. So, I would suggest just using the "standard" omni configuriation (Invictus, IIRC) and then players can always swap it later.
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#11
FM Crusader Clan RATs have been completed.
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#12
I'm working on FM Updates.  Given that there are 667 tables there,  I started at the front with the Capellan Confederation and will submit each faction in sequence in case someone else wants to join me.
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#13
Hold on a second.  Ladob sent tables for FM Updates, but they lack file titles, a mistake on my part.  Here's the zip file containing all the tables for FM Updates.  All the important stuff is there, except for the title that goes at the beginning of each document (see my first post).

EDIT:  Included old FM files.  I may be able to find more.


Attached Files
.zip   FMs_FMU.zip (Size: 112.11 KB / Downloads: 9)
.zip   FMs.zip (Size: 44.3 KB / Downloads: 8)
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#14
In that case...

I'll get titles on these so they're usable and then start on A Time of War and Strategic Operations.


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#15
Here's another zip file I found.  Includes Operation Klondike, Golden Age, Brush Wars, War of 3039, and RS3060.  These need titles as well.


Attached Files
.zip   Others.zip (Size: 93.65 KB / Downloads: 11)
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#16
I just started doing some RATs for myself and wanted to see if I could be of assistance with some of the canon RATs.  Let me know what still needs to be done.
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#17
I finished the Era Report 3062 and submitted to the repository.  In know Era Report 3052, and Historical 3039 are done for canon Material.
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#18
Is Smoke Jaguar included in 3062? Or were they counted as annihilated on that one? If they are, do you have a link that I could download 3062 from? It's not in the latest MegaMek release. My solo campaign is currently in 3061 and I having just re-read the Twilight of the Clans series again, I want to play through the annihilation of Smoke Jaguar. Smile

The 3052 tables have been working so far, but they lack the 3058 updated variants to Omni's.

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#19
Nevermind, I found the data tracker, and all is there!

Hammer you have my sincere gratitude. Smile
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#20
Anything to help!
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