BYOO: Build Your Own Ogre®
Welcome to BYOO (Build Your Own Ogre®)
"Serving 141 Ogres
from our database."
BYOO (Build Your Own Ogre®) is a set of tools and data for
constructing custom Ogre units for use with the
line of games from
Steve Jackson Games
Ogre is a registered trademark of Steve Jackson Games
and this material is used here in accordance with the
SJ Games online policy
(BYOO is not
a trademark: the trailing ® symbol belongs only
to the word Ogre
See the links in the menu for the various options.
Selecting an Ogre from the Ogre list
will add Ogre-specific options to the menu. Alternately, if you
are using a Damned Fine Web Browser (not MSIE), you can try
, which is a more-or-less
full-featured application for viewing, creating, and editing Ogres.
History: BYOO originally existed in the early 2000's on a now-defunct
domain. That application no longer works with newer versions of PHP, so
the data was salvaged and work began on a new application (this one)
in the summer of 2009.
Prism Web Application:
Prism webapp bundle
, and can be used to launch BYOO directly from the
desktop (it requires internet access to run, however). To run it from Unix-like
systems, download the webapp file, then:
~> prism firstname.lastname@example.org
to launch it the first time. After that the webapp will be unpacked somewhere
system-specific, and can be run like:
~> prism -webapp email@example.com
The Firefox web browser can automatically install desktop shortcuts from Prism webapp
bundles, and should offer you the option to do so if you visit the
SQL and database files
used to create this website are here:
The SQL files can be imported directly into sqlite3
but will need tweaking if they are to be used in another RDBMS. e.g.
it uses sqlite3 triggers to calculate Ogre VP costs, and those would
need to be ported. Note that the SQL files might be older than byoo.sqlite3
will not contain any data imported into the database since their
creation. If you want the most current SQL data, download the DB
file and run it through sqlite3 like this:
~> echo '.dump' | sqlite3 byoo.sqlite3 > byoo-all.sql
- Steve Jackson created the game
Ogre way back in the 1970's.
- Francisco "Cisco" Cestero created
the Cisco Algorithm and most of the Ogre
graphics used in this application. The graphics may be freely
distributed in the context of Ogre games, but not sold. i
unfortunately have no current contact info for Cisco.
- D. Richard Hipp created sqlite, the
database behind this application.
- BYOO is implemented in the PHP5
programming language, a slick server-side language for creating
magic of jquery.