Bridge Commander Universal Tool



This is a "NEW" utility to make your modding Bridge Commander experience more easier, the Bridge Commander Universal Tool. This easy to install .exe utility is an out-branching of the BCSMC mod, a feature that is included.This utility will address your modded install trouble on several fronts. The BCUT Utility has been made virtually "nOOb" proof, but that is a concept, not a fact. But you will get instructions on how to install the base components to get your modded install going, If you are new to modding Bridge Commander. Made with a stylized window feature and Windows XP and Vista compatible. This comes with the latest Foundation Build. The ability to back up your current installs files. And the ability to repair your install. But the most useful feature. the ability to read BCMP files. If you are using BCMP or BCMI?

I suggest you make this utility your primary tool, for all your BC modded install needs.

"Highly Recommended!!"



Bridge Commander Universal Tool (aka BCSMC)
by USS Sovereign (BCS : TNG)


-Quick & easy ship plugin creation using Basic BCSMC option

-Can create multiple ship plugins using Fast BCSMC option

-Advanced BCSMC which supports CWS2.0, Life Support, SubMenu, SDT and FTech. It is the ultimate ship plugin creation tool.

-Plugin Editor which supports CWS2.0, Life Support, SubMenu, SDT and FTech editing. It has intelligent plugin analyzing when loading a plugin.

-Noob Guide to create a most basic BC installation

-BC TestMode Starter which creates a correct BC desktop shortcut which launches BC in TestMode

-BCMP Fixer which fixes installs messed up by BCMP

-BCMod Unpacker which can unpackinstall older BC Mods, it supports single file extraction

-Sound Plugin Creator which creates sound plugins for your weaponsengines

-TGL Editor which allows you to edit Totally Games Localization files (tgl), it can also fix "corrupt" tgl files which no other tgl editor will load

-It can backup your BC scripts folder, which you can later restore to return your game to a previous state 

-Comes with the latest Foundation build, you also have the option to install older Foundation builds (Basic Foundation)

-Comes with NanoFX Atmospheres Fix

-Comes with QB Description Fix, you will need this if you like to write your description in the ships plugin

-Vista "aware"

and many more...


This program is the intended replacement of the BCMP/BCMI updated for today's standards. It is also the successor of the Bridge Commander Ship Menu Creator (aka BCSMC). 

It has been completely rewritten from scratch and has been made more user friendly. It has something for every ones taste. 

If you want to quickly create ship plugins, Basic BCSMC is the right choice for you (just point and click). If you want to create multiple plugins at once, Fast BCSMC is the choice for you.

If you like to customize plugins fully, add techs for your ships or customize ship descriptions in great lengths Advanced BCSMC is the tool for you. It allows you virtually to customize all aspects of a ship plugin. 

If you like to edit plugins, you can use the Plugin Editor which can load most of the plugins out there. If there is a problem with the plugin it will notify you.

For N00bs out there, there is a detailed guide on how to create a modded install (N00b 101). There is also a tool which creates a shortcut for you which you can use to launch BC in TestMode.

It is fully compatible with older mods as it can extract BCMod files, which are of an older standard.

You can use it to create sound plugins for you weaponsengines. It can also edit and create TGL Files, it is also capable of loading "corrupt" tgl files which no other tgl editor will load. You can use it to fix those files so you won't have to lose your data.

It can backup your BC scripts folder which you can always restore at a click of a button. 

It comes with the latest Foundation build, however it also allows you to install the Basic Foundation also.

As old BCSMC, BCUT also comes with NanoFX Atmospheres Fix and QB Description Fix. Remember to install QB Description Fix if you use Ship Description Writer for your descriptions.


Refer the pdf manual for more info.


This program comes with an installer so just run it and follow the on screen instructions.

Note: If you manually install BCUT make sure to start BCUT.exe as this is the main exe.


Net Framework 2.0 or higher (Get it here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=0856eacb-4362-4b0d-8edd-aab15c5e04f5&displaylang=en)


None that we know of


- To Me, USS Sovereign of BCS : TNG, for making this program

- Mike Krüger, Christoph Wille, Christian Holm, Bernhard Spuida: the team who is behind the SharpZipLib

- Nanobyte who created the BCMod format

- Dasher for the Foundation, various Foundation Fixes & Foundation Tech (which are included in BC Foundation 2008)

- Mleo for various Foundation Fixes, Submenu 3.7, Foundation Tech (which are included in BC Foundation 2008) & his invaluable assistance during the assembling of the new Foundation. Also special thanks for his help with FTech customization portion of BCUT.

- Defiant for bdebug.py & Scrollable Mutators (which are included in BC Foundation 2008)

- cordanilus for Theme 2 in BCUT

- kirk2165 for Theme 3 in BCUT


- FekLeyr Targ who come up with the new name for this program

- SMBW for his previous work on BCSMC v5.6 (his German translation and feedback)

- JimmyB76 for his never ending support of BCSMCBCUT

And everybody else who supportedis supporting the production of this program.

Your support is appreciated ;)


This program is not made or supported by Activision. You may distribute this program freely
as long as the original archive is distributed and no part of it, including this
document, is modified or missing.

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and related properties are Registered Trademarks of Paramount Pictures registered
in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

We do not take any responsibility for any kind of damage this does to your computer.
Use it at your own risk.


BCS:TNG takes no credit or claim whatsoever for this library, if you are a developer and wish to use the library please check on their website regarding their licensing details: http://www.icsharpcode.net/OpenSource/SharpZipLib/


BCS:TNG takes no credit or claim for any of these mods included in the package.

If you wish to use any of these scriptscode you name it. Please consult the Foundation 2008 Docs folder in your BC directory and look through the supplied documentation. You can also contact BCS:TNG and we will direct you to the author of the scriptcode in question.


1.0 version

Upgrade notes for BCSMC v5.6 users
- Basic BCSMC added
- Fast BCSMC enhanced
- Real BCSMC is now Advanced BCSMC, it supports even more options
- Plugin Editor supports editing of everything that Advanced BCSMC can create
- Noob 101 added
- TestMode Starter added
- BCMod unpacker further improved
- BCMod unpacker supports single file extraction
- You can now browse the contents of the BCMod file
- Sound Plugin Creator has been greatly enhanced
- TGL Editor added
- Backup BC has been enhanced
- Foundation was updated to include Basic Foundation
- Much easier to useconfigure
- More intuitive interface


Go to http://www.bcs-tng.com for support, questions, comments, etc. The home of BCS:TNG!

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