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Data Files for Programs

Continuing the tradition of making all data files for the HeavyMetal programs available for download, for free, you will find over three thousand data files below, grouped by program, and separated into zip files by record sheet book. The files are all zipped, in order to reduce file and download size, and help prevent corruption of the data.

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Data File Change Log

We've added a separate page for logging data file changes, so you know what has changed when. With this permanent record (for the future, especially), you'll be able to better decide what files you need and what you might have missed. Just check out the Data File Change Log Page.

Custom Weapon/Equipment Data Files for Total Warfare

While the current HeavyMetal programs do not completely support all of the new equipment, Leon Shirow has generously supplied custom weapons files for all of the programs, making it possible to design using all of the latest equipment. These files are installed using an single automated setup program, which can update all of your HeavyMetal programs at once, or you can choose which to update. Download the setup program here:

Custom Weapons Files for All Programs, Rev 2 - Added 01/07/2012

Note: The above program requires that you run as an Administrator on your computer.

New - RUS Data Files

Even more additional RUS (Random Unit Selector) data files are being made available. Adding to the considerable number of data files included with the program, the latest files include tables from the latest sources, as well as Total Warfare. So check out the new RUS Data Files. And if you're not already familiar with RUS, please go to the RUS Features Page for more information.

HeavyMetal Map Files

HeavyMetal Map is a good bit different than the other programs in the HeavyMetal series, so we've made a HeavyMetal Map Additional Graphics web page, where we and other users of the program can have their map designs, graphics and artwork, and even entire palettes, posted to be download and used by others with the program. If you haven't already taken a look at HMMap, please go to the HMMap Features Page for more information.

Combat Equipment ProtoMech Designs

The new Combat Equipment book has a bunch of new ProtoMech and Battle Armor designs. The Battle Armor designs were included with HMBA from its introduction, but we now also have the new ProtoMech designs available for HMLite (the new BA designs are included with the HMLite program update). The files include 16 data files and 8 high-quality pictures. They are organized in four separate zip files. See below for the files.

TR 3026r Lost Designs

The Revised edition of Technical Readout 3026 added a new section of Lost Designs, early designs, some of which pre-date the Star League era, which can still occasionally be found. The files include 24 data files (18 HMAero files and 6 HMVee files) and 19 high-quality pictures (15 aero designs, and 4 vehicles or VTOLs). They are organized in four separate zip files. See below for the files.

All Data Files with Correct Factions

All 'Mech and vehicle data files have been revised to have up to date faction usage. In addition, some typos and naming inconsistencies were changed. Thanks to James C. Lillian II for entering all the faction information. If you now find any incorrect faction information, please let me know, and James and I will resolve it. 

Combination Data File Zips

You can now download all 'Mech or vehicle data files at one time, with a single zip file that contains all the individual files, organized by directories. See below for the combo zip.

Credits - Thanks for All That Help!

Since the credits section has gotten about as long as the data file listings, I've moved all the credits to the bottom of this screen. This does not diminish in any way the hard word and long hours spent by all of you who have helped over the years. I just thought it would be better if put all in one place. So, please take a look at the Credits Section, and thank these people for all their support!

Using These Files

To use these files, simply click on the link to download each file, and choose to save to your computer, in a known area (I like to make a directory C:\Download and put all my downloads there, so I know where to find them). After saving, double click on the file to extract the data files from the zip file.

By downloading the files below, purchasers of the separate programs like HeavyMetal Pro can have all of the data files included with HeavyMetal Plus.

If you don't have a zip/unzip program such as WinZip or PKZip, you can download a free utilities like Zipper and WinRAR (no, it's not named after me ).

The data files are separated into five groups: BattleMechs, Vehicles, ProtoMechs, AeroSpace Vessels and  RUS (Random Unit Selector) Data Files .

Lost Designs from TR 3026r

There are four separate zip files for these designs, so that those needing only these new designs can add them without downloading the large zips. The files include:

Lost Aerospace Designs - 18 HMAero - Added 05/14/2005

Lost Vehicle Designs - 6 HMAero - Added 05/14/2005

Lost Aerospace Pictures - 15 pictures - Added 05/14/2005

Lost Vehicle Pictures - 4 pictures - Added 05/14/2005

BattleMechs

All BattleMechs (2,965 of them) listed below can now be downloaded in a single 4.2 MB file (updated 05/14/2005), which contains all of the files from the zips below, organized into directories (as provided with HeavyMetal Plus).

The following HeavyMetal Pro data files include all those provided with HeavyMetal Plus, and total almost 3,000. You can unzip them into your \Mechs directory, or keep them separate and organize them as desired.

Record Sheets: 2750 - 21 'Mechs - Revised 10/29/2004

Record Sheets: 3025 - 180 'Mechs - Revised 10/29/2004

Record Sheets: 3050 - 256 'Mechs - Revised 10/29/2004

Record Sheets: 3055-3058 - 254 'Mechs - Revised 10/29/2004

Record Sheets: 3060 - 199 'Mechs - Revised 10/29/2004

Record Sheets: 3067 - 221 'Mechs - Revised 10/29/2004

Record Sheets: Upgrades - 131 'Mechs - Revised 10/29/2004

Project Phoenix Designs - 84 'Mechs - Revised 10/29/2004

Mech and MechForce Quarterly Magazines - 40 'Mechs - Revised 10/29/2004

Solaris - 19 'Mechs - Revised 10/29/2004

MechForce UK Record Sheets - 663 'Mechs - Revised 10/29/2004

Battle Technology Magazine - 67 'Mechs - Revised 10/29/2004

Future Wars Magazine - 11 'Mechs - Revised 10/29/2004

Mech/Tech Factory Magazine - 97 'Mechs - Revised 10/29/2004

Clan Customs Submitted to me - 277 'Mechs - Revised 10/29/2004

Inner Sphere Customs Submitted to me - 192 'Mechs - Revised 10/29/2004

Clan Customs from File Upload Page - 120 'Mechs - Revised 10/29/2004

Inner Sphere Customs from File Upload Page - 114 'Mechs - Revised 10/29/2004

Stardate Magazine - 10 'Mechs - posted 12/07/2008

Note: I am no longer allowed to provide MechWarrior: Dark Age designs. These designs can now be downloaded from PRI, however, including many unique designs as well as pictures.

A Note about Project Phoenix designs:

The designs published in Tech Readout: Project Phoenix had already been included in Record Sheets: 3067 and Record Sheets: Upgrades. Those designs are not changed. However, new fluff text is now included from TRO: Project Phoenix. To do that, the zip files for 3067 and Upgrades have been updated with the new designs. In addition, a separate file has been included above for all of the Project Phoenix designs, so if you have already downloaded or have the 3067 and Upgrade files, you don't need to download them again; you can just download the Project Phoenix files. There are new pictures of the Project Phoenix designs, however, so those are included in a separate file.

Vehicles

All Vehicles (562 of them) listed below can now be downloaded in a single 0.9 MB file (updated 05/14/2005), which contains all of the vehicle data files, organized into directories. You can unzip them into the same directory structure used in HMPlus, or place them all in a single directory. If you download this file, you don't need to download the individual Vehicle zip files below unless they change.

The following HeavyMetal Vee data files include all those provided with HeavyMetal Plus, and total over 560. You can unzip them into your \Vehicles directory, or keep them separate and organize them as desired.

Record Sheets: 2750 - 24 Vehicles - Revised 09/11/2004

Record Sheets: 3025/3026 - 115 Vehicles - Revised 09/11/2004

Record Sheets: 3050 - 18 Vehicles - Revised 09/11/2004

Record Sheets: 3055-3058 - 59 Vehicles - Revised 09/11/2004

Record Sheets: 3060 - 59 Vehicles - Revised 09/11/2004

Record Sheets: 3067 - 36 Vehicles - Revised 09/11/2004

Record Sheets: Upgrades - 42 Vehicles - Revised 09/12/2004

Mech and MechForce Quarterly Magazines - 8 Vehicles - Revised 09/11/2004

MechForce UK Record Sheets - 76 Vehicles - Revised 09/11/2004

Battle Technology Magazine - 22 Vehicles - Revised 09/11/2004

Mech/Tech Factory Magazine - 13 Vehicles - Revised 09/11/2004

Customs Submitted to me - 38 Vehicles - Revised 09/11/2004

Customs from File Upload Page - 31 Vehicles - Added 02/19/2004

Stardate Magazine - 17 Vehicles - posted 12/07/2008

Note: I am no longer allowed to provide MechWarrior: Dark Age designs. These designs can now be downloaded from PRI, however, including many unique designs as well as pictures.

ProtoMechs

The following additional ProtoMech data files are new since the introduction of HMLite. You can unzip the data files into your \Protos directory, and the pictures into your \Bmps directory.

All ProtoMechs (includes those below) - 69 ProtoMechs - Revised 09/07/2005

(The above files include updated usage from the original files.)

Record Sheets: 3067 - 8 ProtoMechs - Revised 09/07/2005

Combat Equipment Designs - 16 ProtoMechs - Revised 09/02/2005

Combat Equipment Pictures - 8 ProtoMechs - Added 08/20/2005

AeroSpace Vessels

The following HeavyMetal Aero data files have been added since the introduction of HeavyMetal Aero. You can unzip them into your \Ships directory, or keep them in a separate directory.

Customs from File Upload Page - 92 Vessels - Added 02/19/2004

Stardate Magazine - 11 Vessels - posted 12/07/2008

See above for the new Lost Design AeroSpace designs.

RUS (Random Unit Selector) Data Files

RUS is the free program provided by us for all your random "dice rolling" and selection needs. From selecting 'Mechs for Saturday's game using the latest, published selection tables, to determining hit locations, RUS can do it all. And if it can't, you can make it do it yourself. If you don't already have RUS, please go to the RUS Features page, where you can see more information and download the program. The following RUS data files can be added to your collection of data files. Just unzip them into your RUS directory, or keep them in a separate directory if you prefer.

Data Files from FM 3085, Reunification War, Liberation of Terra and FM SLDF - 496 Files - Added 02/21/2013

Data Files from Field Manual Updates - 667 (yes, 667!) Files - Added 12/01/2008

Data Files from AeroTech2  - 47 Files - Added 11/29/2008

Data Files from Blake Documents  - 35 Files - Added 11/29/2008

Data Files from Sword and Dragon  - 12 Files - Added 11/29/2008

Data Files from Wolf and Blake  - 32 Files - Added 11/29/2008

Data Files from Total Warfare  - 102 Files - Added 02/18/2007

Data Files from Andurien Rebellion  - 32 Files - Added 02/18/2007

Data Files from Anton's Revolt  - 36 Files - Added 02/18/2007

Data Files from Combat Equipment  - 116 Files - Added 02/18/2007

Data Files from Ronin Wars  - 64 Files - Added 02/18/2007

Data Files from War of 3039  - 104 Files - Added 02/18/2007

Credits Section

I don't have everyone listed who have helped over the years, but here are at least some of them:

RUS (Random Unit Selector) Data Files

Thanks to Aaron "Bear" Gregory for a huge number of files from various sources. Basically, all of the added files above are thanks to his great work! 

TR 3026 Revised Edition Lost Designs

Thanks to Karl Vogelheim and Chris "Daeceg" Friede for the data files, and Terry FitzSimons for the pictures. The delay in getting these files available was my fault, not theirs. 

Correct Factions in 'Mech and Vehicle Files

Thanks to James C. Lillian II for entering all the faction information. This should include the latest published information concerning usage. If you now find any incorrect faction information, please let me know, and James and I will resolve it. 

Data Files for Pro, Vee and Aero from Stardate Magazine

Thanks to Johannes Heidler for providing data files for these seldom-seen designs. 

Data Files and Pictures for Combat Equipment ProtoMechs

Thanks to Dave Hill for providing both the data files and pictures from the new Combat Equipment book! 

Data Files for Record Sheets: Project Phoenix

Thanks to Josh "Maverick" Helton for adding the fluff text to these files, including equipment manufacturers and models! 

Data Files for Record Sheets: Dark Age

Many thanks to Terry "fitzsimons_tj" FitzSimons, Chris "Krzysztof" Highe, Rod Klatt, Eberhard "Rote Baron" v. Massenbach, Tim "Malanu" Piazzi, Nolan "Discord" Wells and Cory Zimmerman for their help researching, entering and checking these files. A special thank you to Terry, who spearheaded the project, and spent an enormous amount of time (and money) to obtain most of the fluff. Thanks guys, for a job well done! Since my agreement with WizKids does not allow me to provide any MechWarrior: Dark Age designs or information, these files and others can now be downloaded from PRI.

 

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