For any of you that have ever played Flying
game, I would suggest that you take a good look at the Starweb
Analyzer. It revolutionizes the way the game is played.
The Starweb Analyzer is a utility that provides a completely new user
interface for playing the play-by-mail game Starweb. Although is an awesome game, the game turns that you get either by
e-mail or snail mail leave much to be desired. Snail mail players are on
your own, but if you get your turns sent to you via e-mail (which is now the preferred
way that FBI wants it), the Starweb Analyzer will launch you into the new millennium.
The Starweb Analyzer takes the Starweb turns that FBI sends you, and
processes them so that they are combined together and presented in an Analysis
Window, an easy to use Graphical User Interface that allows you to view an
manipulate one master turn that combines all known information that you have
The Map View which eliminates the need
for paper and pencil and those messy spaghetti maps that plague us in the game.
The map supports mouse controlled drag and drop to move worlds around. It
handles wrap-around worlds easily and you can save the map as a text file
suitable for e-mailing to an ally. Your ally just plugs the map file into the
Starweb Analyzer program and the same map appears.
- Computer aided mapping
- The Starweb Analyzer keeps track of worlds no longer seen on the current turn sheets
and labels what turn they were seen last.
- Various filtering and sorts can be used to manipulate the combined
information to find those important things you want without having to study
a printout for hours. For example, finding the largest metal stockpile
within three worlds of your home world is done easily.
- If your allies don't have the Starweb Analyzer (shame on them!) you can
generate reports for them in a text file suitable for printing or e-mail.
- Save the map as a bitmap image file to send to your allies.
- embedded e-mail support to make sending your
orders to FBI or allies a snap.
The Analyzer also offers an intelligent Order Editor that allows you to
prepare your orders for submission to Flying
Buffalo Inc. The orders are checked for typographical errors as well as many
logical errors. Only valid Starweb orders will be accepted. It will not allow
orders for keys or worlds that you do not own and checks for mutually exclusive
orders, valid world connections, as well as orders that exceed your resources
(for example it would warn you if you tried to transfer more ships than are on a
key). The Order Editor allows you to save this file and revisit it at any time
for revisions. A prompting feature helps to construct the orders without
having to refer to the Starweb reference manual for help with the cryptic order
See some screen shots