For those of you still developing for Escape Velocity and EV Override, I present MissionComputer 1.4.0, the latest version of my ever-expanding scenario editor. MissionComputer does not completely replace the traditional tools such as ResEdit, but complements them with an easier way to edit a number of resource types.

MissionComputer can edit the dësc, düde, flët, gövt, jünk, mïsn, and yëä® resources, and in version 1.4.0 adds support for the përs resource. It provides a simple interface for selecting the resource IDs needed when referring to one resource from another, and offers excerpts from the official Resource Bible in a convenient help system. Version 1.4.0 also adds a new file management system (for greater ease of use and protection against file corruption), support for copying and pasting resources through the clipboard, and numerous small fixes.

MissionComputer was first released on 22 December 2001 after several months of development and testing. It is available in both a Carbon edition designed for Mac OS X - including Jaguar - and a Classic edition which runs on Mac OS 9 and below on both PowerPC- and 68000 series-based Macintoshes. It supports both the Escape Velocity 1.0.5 and EV Override 1.0.2 file formats.

As with previous versions, MissionComputer is free and immediately available from my web site at (url="http://"")

David Arthur
12 October 2002