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Mokonzi
07-05-2007, 04:45 PM
While the X3 scripts automatically generate names, sometimes it's difficult to come up with unique names for the BBS entries, etc that fall within the natural bounds of the race naming rules. This is also true when creating fiction.

To help I've created an XLS that has all the current names from 44001.xml in it, and when run will create random names based on the info it has stored.

At the moment it's only a basic tool, but give it a try and send me feedback on what you think:

http://downloads.thexuniverse.com/Name_Generator_1_2.xls

PLEASE NOTE: You will need Analysis ToolPak installed in Microsoft Excel for the XLS to work

* Enter the race you want (full race name) into the Race box.
* Then enter the sex in the male/female box - Note this is only relevant for Argon names.
* Then select the "Generate Name" option.
* Write down your new name.

There will be other updates.

Version 1.0 - Initial Release.

Version 1.1 - Race selection added, format refined to make it clearer.

Version 1.11 - Corrects slight mistake with Split names, now has stored race names for easier selection.

Version 1.2 - Improved Teladi name generation (now has up to 3 names) and added more numerals to them.

darkson02
07-05-2007, 04:49 PM
hey bro that is really cool good job on making it. I like the way it works easy to use. 8)

al_main
07-05-2007, 05:00 PM
We've had it a s a dev tool for a while. 8)

Been pretty useful for coming up with names. I usually just click through a couple of times until one comes up that I feel suits the person in the plot/mission that I'm writing.

Far easier than sitting there trying to think of a name for 15 min! lol :wink:

Mokonzi
07-05-2007, 05:03 PM
Glad you like Darkson. It was originally for the Xtended team, but since we have such a budding community I thought it might be worth letting all you guys have a play.

darkson02
07-05-2007, 05:08 PM
hum with this handy tool i might start writhing stories in the x universe. but I will need a good spell checker as I suck at it. :lol:

Mokonzi
07-05-2007, 05:18 PM
I always write in MS Word, it checks my spelling as I go along. Once done I then copy it to the forum.

Stevio
07-05-2007, 05:22 PM
It might be worth mentioning about the add-on package moko

if you remember back when you made it some of the dev team incl myself had trouble using it because they didn't have/enabled na add-on pack

Mokonzi
07-05-2007, 06:20 PM
PLEASE NOTE: You will need Analysis ToolPak installed in Microsoft Excel for the XLS to work

;D

Stevio
07-05-2007, 06:23 PM
:lol: didnt see that :lol:

**Quietly wanders off and sulks in the corner**

:evil:

al_main
07-05-2007, 06:24 PM
Its obviously because Cylons cant see blue!


*Goes to round up galactica, a squadron of vipers and 15000 litres of bright blue paint*


:lol:

Stevio
07-05-2007, 06:26 PM
blue...?

whats blue? :?


:evil:

Legartius
07-05-2007, 10:03 PM
Well, I was always under the impression that it was a highly intelligent lifeform... :wink:
Thanks for the tool :) I'll have a look through: who knows, maybe i'll even write something :P

andyboyd
08-05-2007, 12:57 AM
Well, since their eye thingy is red, it would make more sense if they couldn't see red. Wierd illogical beasts.....

Legartius
08-05-2007, 09:43 PM
It's a red filter, you see :P (They don't, obviously :P)

Jey 16
09-05-2007, 05:10 PM
It would be cool to see M1 and M2 with names like the "Argon One" and the "Redoubt" from the final mission ......