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MegaMek Unit Digest

I’ve continued working on the MegaMek file parser that I mentioned a couple months ago, and over the weekend I got to the point where it could handle every valid mech file from MegaMek!

That means that the tool I wrote is generating summaries for 3,755 mech variants and handling almost every piece of technology from BattleTech.

In addition to adding support for more types of equipment and implementing parsing for the mtf files, I also enabled GitHub Pages for the repo to provide a better browsing experience.

You can view the nice version of the site here: MegaMek Unit Digest

And the GitHub repo is here: scottboehmer/megamek-unit-digest

I still have more work I’m planning to do for the site. While the program is handling all of the data files now, it isn’t calculating all of the battle values yet. If I’m feeling really ambitious, I could also add calculating C-Bill costs for all of the designs. I also would like to add some design analysis at some point.

The missile mech icon used in this post is by Lorc under CC BY 3.0. It is available at Game-icons.net.

By Scott Boehmer

A game enthusiast and software engineer.

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