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    posted a message on [Announce] Kanai's Cube Checklist for Season 12

    I just released the Season 13 version of my Kanai's Cube checklist (pretty much identical to Season 12).


    But I've also released a completely new version 4.0 of my Sprinter Guide. Everything has been reorganised, so it should be much easier to use.


    Same download page (sorry I haven't found an easier way around the file size limit yet).


    Good luck for Season 13!

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    posted a message on Sprinter Guide v3.0 released (with heaps of improvements)

    I just released version 4.0 of the Sprinter Guide (and a Season 13 version of my Kanai's Cube checklist).


    Everything has been reorganised, so it should be much easier to use.


    Same download page (sorry I haven't found an easier way around the file size limit yet).


    Good luck for Season 13!

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    posted a message on Printable Checklist for Kanai's Cube, and other tools

    Just uploaded the new version, for Season 12, patch 2.6.1


    Full details at:

    www.diablofans.com/forums/diablo-iii-general-forums/diablo-iii-general-discussion/229860-announce-kanais-cube-checklist-for-season-12


    (Note that my Sprinter Guide will be completely overhauled in time for Season 13.)

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    posted a message on [Announce] Kanai's Cube Checklist for Season 12

    I've just uploaded my printable Kanai's Cube Checklist updated for Season 12 and patch 2.6.1


    (It's okay if you don't understand why such a thing exists, but please keep in mind there are many people who do find this useful.)

    Downloadable, as usual, at:

    paulius.50webs.com/diablo3.html
    goo.gl/dsru6o (short URL for sharing)

    New Features

    I've made some changes since last time, and provided a new option:

    • In addition to Word and PDF versions, you can now choose to group items by class rather than just sorting by item name.
    • Items whose Legendary Powers were upgraded in patch 2.6.1 are highlighted in yellow so you know what might be worth keeping for non-season.
    • I've swapped the Season and Non-Season columns so the Season data is closer to the item names.
    • Colours for each class are now locked in. The Key appears at the end of the document.
    • After struggling against two serious table formatting bugs, I've tidied up the Word styles so the tables should display the same for (almost) everyone.
    • Behind the scenes, I've used fields to automate first-letter-highlighting. You'll see the results but not be bothered by the fields in the published documents.

    Migration to the New Word version

    If you've been entering data into the old version and want to transfer it to the new layout (where items are grouped by class), here's how:

    • Open the new file with items grouped by class.
    • Move all Wizard items to appear just before the Necromancer items (select the rows, cut and paste into the new location -- doing it the other way can stuff up the formatting).
    • Select all rows except the Necromancer-item rows at the end, and sort by Name (column 1).
    • Select all the cells (except for Necromancer items) in either both season or both non-season columns.
    • Copy and paste into these cells from your Season 10 version of the Checklist. (If the number and layout of cells matches, all the formatting should be preserved.)
    • Repeat for the other two columns.
    • If the font size has changed, reapply the "Items - Checklist" style to all four columns.
    • Select the whole table and Sort first by Class then by Name.
    • Select all rows with A and xH codes, and sort by Name alone.
    • Finally, move the multi-class items (BCDM, MNDW and HDW) back into their original positions (weapons table only). Either drag-and-drop or cut-and-paste.
    • Repeat for the other two item tables.

    Notes on the Word Versions

    If you don't like some of my formatting, it's easy to change by modifying the appropriate style. You can turn off the yellow highlights for modified items by removing the fill colour from the "Item - New" style (under Borders & Shading). You can disable the two forced page breaks by turning off "Page Break Before" in the "Paragraph" section of the "Items - Name - New Page" style.


    However, if you're having serious formatting issues, you may have encountered one of Word's persistent table style bugs. The main tables are all supposed to have 12 point text, with no text wrapping to a second line (Thunderfury is 10 point). Try the following:


    • Go to the Developer Tab (if you can't see it, turn it on under File > Options > Customize Ribbon). Make sure that the checkbox is NOT ticked for: Document Template > Automatically update document styles. Exit Word, then try opening a fresh version of the file.
    • Manually adjust the table formatting so the table cells have left and right margins of 0.1cm, and the text is 12 point (except for Thunderfury, which is 10 point).
    • Worst case, select the whole document, change everything to 11 point, then reapply heading styles (and 10 points for Thunderfury). Or use the PDF version.


    Good luck in Season 12!

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    posted a message on Sprinter Guide v3.0 released (with heaps of improvements)

    I just updated my Kanai's Cube Checklist for patch 2.4.3. Same download page as above.


    Note that this won't be for everyone. I find it useful, and if it helps a few other people, then I'm happy.

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    posted a message on Printable Checklist for Kanai's Cube, and other tools

    I've updated my Kanai's Cube Checklist for Season 7 (patch 2.4.2).


    Like before, find it at my Diablo 3 Reference Material page -- shortcut URL is goo.gl/dsru6o


    I've decided to provide both PDF and Word versions (oldschool_2o4f, I'm way ahead of you, but I appreciate the confirmation). The Season 6 version is also available, at the bottom of the page.


    Personally, I save the old version just before each new season, transfer my data (in the form of Wingdings ticks) to the new version, and print out a fresh copy for the new season. Note that, when transferring data between different versions, you'll need to make allowances for the new powers inserted in the list.



    I also have an extensive update to my Sprinter guide in the works, this time also covering the Runners. I expect to put this up on the same page on the weekend or early next week (anyone trying for Sprinter in the first week probably doesn't need my help!).


    HELP! If anyone knows a good, quick way to capture and convert Diablo III area maps to black on white, please get in touch! I could really use your help. (My process takes ages.)


    As always, respectful feedback is very welcome!

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    posted a message on Printable Checklist for Kanai's Cube, and other tools

    If you'd like me to release a Word version of the Kanai's Cube Checklist that you can fill in electronically (in Word), you can indicate that by voting up this post.

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    posted a message on Printable Checklist for Kanai's Cube, and other tools

    If you're finding it hard to keep track of which items are in Kanai's Cube, particularly between classes or between season and non-season, have I got the tool for you: a printable checklist for all items in Kanai's Cube (recently updated for patch 2.4.1).


    Find it at my Diablo 3 Reference Material page


    You'll also find a Town Camper guide for the Sprinter achievement (likely to return next season), which allows even the slowest character to act as Town Camper (and makes mistakes much less likely). No need to print the intro; jump straight to the quest-by-quest table.


    There's a Time Record table for Sprinter, including rough quest-by-quest timings.


    And there's a Keyboard Layout record table (for when the Powers destroy your custom key bindings). I've included both default key bindings and my own favoured set-up -- definitely reduces finger stress.


    If you'd like to help out with suggestions, corrections, or data gathering for bigger projects, please follow the contact links. I'd love to hear from you. I didn't get a lot of traction on the official Diablo forums, but I figure DiabloFans are likely to be more discerning. :)


    Enjoy!

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