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  1. Allow position of entries to be defined

    At the moment, entries are sorted alphanumerically. I think it would be useful to allow the data file author to define exactly the order in which entries are listed. If no order is defined, then it can default back to the alphanumeric order.

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      Initially I thought this would be a problem to implement – should a data file author dictate to a user what order the entries appear?

      Thinking more about it however, I think the solution here is to let the user decide. Instead of the data file author rearranging the entries in the data files, I think it would be better to allow the user to rearrange the selections in their list.

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        Java does not correctly handle high DPI/resolution screens on Windows. Unfortunately it’s not something I can change. I believe future versions of Java should fix this.

        One option for now is to change your screen resolution in the Windows settings to be 50% of your screen’s natural resolution. I realise this is not ideal, but it does work.

      • Allow entry groups to have multiple default entries

        When I select Captain for Space Marines rooster I allways have to adjust wargear (because Captain has too few selections from Weapons). It would be nice if we could mark default options in the Catalogue.

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          Default weapons do work if the entry group is min 0/max 0. The problem at the moment is that if you want more than one default, there is no way to enter it. It would be good to allow a number of defaults up to the minimum selections of the entry group.

          I will look into this in the future, but for now it does not have a high impact, so it’ll have to wait.

        • Catalogue editor: modifier to set "selections"

          In the catalogue editor you can set modifiers to change minSelections, maxSelection, but not current roster selection.

          For example:
          Unit
          - Joe (min: 4, max: 4)
          - Jane (upgrade, min 0: max: 1)

          1) I can currently set a modifier on Joe to make minSelection and maxSelection become 3 when Jane is selected (modifier being 'set' or 'decrement') and using a conditional.
          Problem: Joe has a up-down number textbox, if we check Jane you have to manually select 3 Joe's.

          2) By using the repeat option of the modifier, I get the same result as above. (NOTE: if using the…

          21 votes
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            I think this could be done. Bear in mind adding/removing items from the roster is not as simple as just setting the count. That said, it could probably be done via the current add/remove mechanism to achieve what you’re asking.

          • Bug in Data Editor: Condition

            Conditions no longer work as they did before within the data file I am editing. I was using:

            <Selection Entry A>
            set Hidden to true
            If Equal to 1 Selections in Roster of <Selection Entry B>

            I am no longer able to find the entry B in the drop-down list. Pasting the unique id shows the entry but clicking away reverts to <NO CHILD>. This also happens to entries which were previously working.
            It works with the Primary Category, instead of Roster, but this is not practical for the structure of the data file or game.

            15 votes
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            • Honor Windows DisplayScaling

              Windows display scaling does not seem to work properly for battlescribe - text is too small, too large, or badly kerned - sometimes all at the same time. An issue can be seen at https://imgur.com/srTyViB along with my display settings.

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                This appears to be an issue with Java that I don’t have control over. This may change with a future Java update (I’ll keep an eye out).

                Otherwise I’ll have to explore other user interface options, although changing to a different UI system is a massive job!

                I’ll be reviewing options.

              • Bug: Multiple forces: adding units goes to wrong force

                1. If I start a new roster with multiple forces, or add a force to a working roster
                2. after adding a new unit, the new unit will not necessarily go to the force I'm adding it to. i.e. Click a unit to force 1 HQ, select unit. Unit shows up in force 2 HQ instead. Vice-versa the same issue.

                Where:
                BattleScribe v2.01.02.89 under W10

                9 votes
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                • Unable to view roster in plain text

                  When trying to view the roster in the editor it will change to plain text from the drop down, but when viewing its in html and on going back into the settings it has defaulted back to html.

                  Version 2.1.05 android viewing Heresy 30k roster

                  9 votes
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                  • Favorites need to have global option

                    Can we please get an option to mark favorite units/formations that are saved to favorites as global use? Currently when you favorite something its only available to that particular category you are working under. Optionally, the ability to just copy/paste favorites from once favorites category to another would work as well.

                    7 votes
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                      This might not be possible. The favourites still need to match up appropriately with the data structure.

                      I may be able to do something by making use of shared items, but no guarantees.

                    • BattleScribe on amazon App Store

                      So it fanatic that I can download and use BattleScribe on my kindle fire, what isn’t good is that I can’t support you because that requires logging into google to verify which is currently not possible on any amazon device… It would be cool to have an alternative, just saying. Like the pro version being sold on the amazon App Store.

                      6 votes
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                      • BUG: Radio Button

                        If you quickly press back after selecting a radio button option the entry greys out and anything added will be put in said unit/option.

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                        • Crash- adding Fortification or Lord of war

                          Android 7.0 on a Samsung S7
                          App version 2.01.02
                          Using Warhammer 40,000 8th edition info v1.08 (updated today) taken directly from inside the app, which pulled from https://github.com/BSData/wh40k
                          Error message: Battlescribe has stopped.

                          When trying to add a Fortification or Lord of War under the Fortification Network or Super Heavy Auxiliary detachment respectively, the app will crash when they are from the Tau empire. I am able to add others without issue so far (from other armies) so not entirely sure if it is a data issue or app issue.

                          To reproduce: create a Tau list, add Fortification Network and/or…

                          6 votes
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                          • I am Having a problem with Version 2.00.17

                            Version 2.00.17
                            Windows 10 Desktop App

                            The error i am receiving is two fold

                            1. I attempt to open an existing roster. Battlescribe will attempt to open the roster and open a blank screen that loads when you open just the application. No error Messages were given.

                            2. When I click on the open roster button, press Ctrl O or go to file and open roster. Battlescribe will close to desktop without an error message. This means I have no way of viewing or editing existing Rosters.

                            6 votes
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                            • There should be a way to "relink" the parent game system from the Catalogue Editor.

                              There should be a way to "relink" the parent game system from the Catalogue Editor.

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                              • Error when signing into google

                                When I log onto the app I get a pop up that says

                                Error
                                1) failed to sign in with google. Null

                                I need to update my support account I think but it's not letting me tell.

                                4 votes
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                                • Chaos Marine Roster Unable to Load

                                  Running the latest data and version of battlescribe 2.0 on iOS 10.2.1 (iPhone 5c) and I'm unable to create a roster using the chaos marine codex. I've tried several different formations, including a basic combined arms, and each time the app gets stuck on "Creating Roster..." as the wheel continues to spin.

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                                  • create a minimise/maximise button for factions/armies

                                    When making an faction/army a min/max button would be useful so you can minimise each faction/army so you don't need to scroll trough the list to get to the next faction/army.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Data Error, System.TimeZoneNotFoundException

                                      Using an IPhone 4s, iOS 9.3.5, Battlescribe 2.00.14.

                                      Can't seem to import data, I've deleted and reinstalled numerous times.

                                      I open battlescribe, go to "find data", scroll to Warhammer 40,000. Try to add the index. Error message pops up of "System.TimeZoneNotFoundException" everytime, I have attempted to type the link in manually a few times also, but nothing seems to work.

                                      Please help. Thanks.

                                      3 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Admin →

                                        Please make sure you install version 2.00.21 and let me know if it helps.

                                        If not, can you tell me what time zone you live in?

                                        Does the error message say anything else? The complete text exactly as shown.

                                      • BUG REPORT:

                                        Jon,

                                        I recently bought a Windows 10, 64 bit machine. I reinstalled Battlescribe and attempted to transfer my account (mgac21z@gmail.com). It should be good until September of this year. Do you know what may be causing this?

                                        I received the following error.

                                        Details:

                                        java.io.IOException: java.util.concurrent.TimeoutException
                                        at net.battlescribe.desktop.d.d.a(BattleScribe:320)
                                        at net.battlescribe.desktop.a.b$1.a(BattleScribe:194)
                                        at net.battlescribe.desktop.a.b$1.doInBackground(BattleScribe:189)
                                        at javax.swing.SwingWorker$1.call(Unknown Source)
                                        at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.run(Unknown Source)
                                        at javax.swing.SwingWorker.run(Unknown Source)
                                        at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(Unknown Source)
                                        at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(Unknown Source)
                                        at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)

                                        -------------------- Caused By --------------------

                                        java.util.concurrent.TimeoutException
                                        at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.get(Unknown Source)
                                        at net.battlescribe.desktop.d.d.a(BattleScribe:314)
                                        at net.battlescribe.desktop.a.b$1.a(BattleScribe:194)
                                        at net.battlescribe.desktop.a.b$1.doInBackground(BattleScribe:189)
                                        at javax.swing.SwingWorker$1.call(Unknown Source)
                                        at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.run(Unknown Source)
                                        at javax.swing.SwingWorker.run(Unknown Source)
                                        at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(Unknown Source)
                                        at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(Unknown Source) …

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                                          1 comment  ·  Admin →

                                          Apologies for the delay.

                                          This looks like a timeout while BattleScribe waits for your browser to respond after logging in.

                                          Do you have a firewall or something that might be restricting BattleScribe from receiving connections from the internet?

                                          Feel free to email me: jon dot taylor at battlescribe dot net

                                        • Horus Heresy list error

                                          I got this error trying to make a Horus Heresy list. I wanted to do 2 separate Legion forces and I get this every single time:
                                          Details:

                                          java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: getChildren(Force): param[0] is null
                                          at net.battlescribe.engine.b.h.a(BattleScribe:66)
                                          at net.battlescribe.engine.b.h.a(BattleScribe:52)
                                          at net.battlescribe.engine.a.c.a(BattleScribe:149)
                                          at net.battlescribe.engine.a.f.e(BattleScribe:2819)
                                          at net.battlescribe.desktop.rostereditor.RosterEditorFrame.c(BattleScribe:856)
                                          at net.battlescribe.desktop.rostereditor.RosterEditorFrame.b(BattleScribe:841)
                                          at net.battlescribe.desktop.rostereditor.RosterEditorFrame.a(BattleScribe:1318)
                                          at net.battlescribe.desktop.rostereditor.c.c(BattleScribe:156)
                                          at net.battlescribe.desktop.rostereditor.k.e(BattleScribe:379)
                                          at net.battlescribe.desktop.rostereditor.k.c(BattleScribe:20)
                                          at net.battlescribe.desktop.rostereditor.k$3.actionPerformed(BattleScribe:200)
                                          at javax.swing.AbstractButton.fireActionPerformed(Unknown Source)
                                          at javax.swing.AbstractButton$Handler.actionPerformed(Unknown Source)
                                          at javax.swing.DefaultButtonModel.fireActionPerformed(Unknown Source)
                                          at javax.swing.DefaultButtonModel.setPressed(Unknown Source)
                                          at javax.swing.plaf.basic.BasicButtonListener.mouseReleased(Unknown Source)
                                          at java.awt.Component.processMouseEvent(Unknown Source)
                                          at javax.swing.JComponent.processMouseEvent(Unknown Source)
                                          at java.awt.Component.processEvent(Unknown Source)
                                          at java.awt.Container.processEvent(Unknown Source)
                                          at java.awt.Component.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source)
                                          at java.awt.Container.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source)
                                          at java.awt.Component.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)
                                          at java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.retargetMouseEvent(Unknown Source)
                                          at java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.processMouseEvent(Unknown Source)
                                          at java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)
                                          at…

                                          3 votes
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