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Re: Were Some Scrolls Renamed? (was Re: How To Store Custom Equipment With Character Sheet (.pcg)?)

allencohn
 

Even stranger...the scrolls appear to have loaded into the PC despite the warning...

Allen


Were Some Scrolls Renamed? (was Re: How To Store Custom Equipment With Character Sheet (.pcg)?)

allencohn
 

Thanks, Mark and Paul,

I think that perhaps I misdiagnosed the problem. The three items that PCGen couldn’t find on load were

WARNING AWT-EventQueue-0 CharacterManager:256 The following warnings were encountered while loading Desmora.pcg

07:16:29.328 WARNING AWT-EventQueue-0 CharacterManager:267 * Could not find equipment: Scroll (Charm Monster)

07:16:29.329 WARNING AWT-EventQueue-0 CharacterManager:267 * Could not find equipment: Scroll (Eagle's Splendor/Divine)

07:16:29.329 WARNING AWT-EventQueue-0 CharacterManager:267 * Could not find equipment: Scroll (Restoration (Lesser))

I just checked and these three scrolls are in the 6.08.00RC3 standard list in the Inventory|Purchase tab, but PCGen couldn’t find them on load. But perhaps they had slightly different names in earlier (6.07?) versions? The old references seem to be of the form “Scroll (_________)” and the new references seem to be of the form “Scroll of ________”.

Thoughts?

Allen


Re: How To Store Custom Equipment With Character Sheet (.pcg)?

markjmeans
 

I personally do not use the option to “Save Custom Equipment to customEquipment.lst”. I have to manage about a dozen Pathfinder characters that use several different sets of sources. Some sets of sources (like PFS) are quite large. I was worried that any saving of custom items in customEquipment.lst could cause a problem loading characters that don’t use the source that includes the item the custom item was based on, or worse pulls in an entire source I didn’t want loaded just to resolve the custom item.

 

 

From: main@pcgen.groups.io <main@pcgen.groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Grosse via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, December 31, 2018 1:20 PM
To: main@pcgen.groups.io
Subject: Re: [pcgen] How To Store Custom Equipment With Character Sheet (.pcg)?

 

Personally I have versions all the way back to 4 something, just in case. :)

I think the option to store in the pcg file is default, and if you completely uninstalled the old data you might have to re-create. But on the off chance see if the old file "customequipment.lst" is lurking in your system somewhere.


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Re: How To Store Custom Equipment With Character Sheet (.pcg)?

Paul Grosse
 

Personally I have versions all the way back to 4 something, just in case. :)

I think the option to store in the pcg file is default, and if you completely uninstalled the old data you might have to re-create. But on the off chance see if the old file "customequipment.lst" is lurking in your system somewhere.


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How To Store Custom Equipment With Character Sheet (.pcg)?

allencohn
 

Hi, everyone!

Am I remembering correctly that when I use the automated equipment generator (such as to make a custom scroll) there are two options of where PCGen stores the new creation: either 1) in a general custom equipment file or 2) with the character's .pcg file? If I am correct, where do I set this option? 

I thought the answer was yes and that I had set it to store with the .pcg file within the Preferences tab.

I recently upgraded to 6.08.00 RC3. Then when I loaded an old character I got a warning that a few of the character's custom items didn't exist. (Note that when I uninstalled the old, prior version of PCGen I selected the option to not save old characters, equipment... Maybe I shouldn't have!) I suspect that this error was because I didn't direct PCGen to save the custom equipment with the .pcg.

Thoughts?

Thank you for your instructions,
Allen

PS: Thank you for bundling Java 11 with the Windows version. I was scared about all this talk about Java 11 and how it doesn't have an auto installer.... But 6.08.00 worked just fine for me since I used the Windows installer file.


Re: PCGen 6.08.00RC3 Released! #facebook #releases

David
 

Change the 2 to a 3:

https://github.com/PCGen/pcgen/releases/tag/6.08.00RC3


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On 2018-12-30 Sun 01:37 PM, markjmeans wrote:

Follow the link http://pc-gen.org/2018/12/30/pcgen-v-6-08-00-rc3-released/. Click on the Download Site link. Takes you to http://pc-gen.org/download/. On that page there is no link to RC3, only https://github.com/PCGen/pcgen/releases/tag/6.08.00RC2 instead.

 

 

 

From: main@pcgen.groups.io <main@pcgen.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, December 30, 2018 11:04 AM
To: main@pcgen.groups.io
Subject: [pcgen] PCGen #facebook

 

By PCGen

The PCGen Team is pleased to announce that PCGen v.6.08.00 RC3 has been released. We believe this to be a stable version for the next 6.08.00 Production Release.
PCGen v.6.08.00 RC3 Released!

http://pc-gen.org/2018/12/30/pcgen-v-6-08-00-rc3-released/


Re: PCGen 6.08.00RC3 Released! #facebook #releases

Paul Grosse
 

Didn't hit update on that page. refresh now

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Re: PCGen 6.08.00RC3 Released! #facebook #releases

markjmeans
 

Follow the link http://pc-gen.org/2018/12/30/pcgen-v-6-08-00-rc3-released/. Click on the Download Site link. Takes you to http://pc-gen.org/download/. On that page there is no link to RC3, only https://github.com/PCGen/pcgen/releases/tag/6.08.00RC2 instead.

 

 

 

From: main@pcgen.groups.io <main@pcgen.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, December 30, 2018 11:04 AM
To: main@pcgen.groups.io
Subject: [pcgen] PCGen #facebook

 

By PCGen

The PCGen Team is pleased to announce that PCGen v.6.08.00 RC3 has been released. We believe this to be a stable version for the next 6.08.00 Production Release.
PCGen v.6.08.00 RC3 Released!

http://pc-gen.org/2018/12/30/pcgen-v-6-08-00-rc3-released/


Fantasy Craft in PCGen, why yes! #craftygames #fantasycraft

main@pcgen.groups.io Integration <main@...>
 

By PCGen

Look what just popped up out of nowhere... :) #CraftGames #FantasyCraft

https://www.crafty-games.com/shop/fantasy-craft-pc-gen-upgrade/


PCGen 6.08.00RC3 Released! #facebook #releases

main@pcgen.groups.io Integration <main@...>
 

By PCGen

The PCGen Team is pleased to announce that PCGen v.6.08.00 RC3 has been released. We believe this to be a stable version for the next 6.08.00 Production Release.
PCGen v.6.08.00 RC3 Released!

http://pc-gen.org/2018/12/30/pcgen-v-6-08-00-rc3-released/


Re: Pathfinder draconic Sorcerer troubles with equipment in 6.08.00 RC02 #pathfinder #bug

Tengu
 

I did sign up for this JIRA thing and opened a data bug. I hope I did it correctly.


Re: PCGen.org has been down for the last several days 12-22-18

Paul Grosse
 

There's a mirror site up at www.pc-gen.org
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Re: PCGen.org has been down for the last several days 12-22-18

Anestis Kozakis <kenosti@...>
 

More like a week and a bit.

We know, OK.  It's an issue on the webhosting company';s end.  They are being unhelpful support-wise.  I ahve made a complaint to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

As soon as we get it back up the data will be transferred to a new host.

Amestis.

On Sat, 22 Dec 2018 at 18:01, <robert@...> wrote:
PCGen.org has been down for the last several days 12-22-18



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PCGen.org has been down for the last several days 12-22-18

robert@...
 

PCGen.org has been down for the last several days 12-22-18


Re: General Board Stuff

Anestis Kozakis <kenosti@...>
 

Yes, thew website is down because the server is down due to technical issues on the webhosting comnpany's end, and their tech support are being annoyingly unhelpful.

Anestis.

On Sat, 22 Dec 2018 at 12:24, swiftbrook8 <swiftbrook@...> wrote:
Just a few housekeeping comments:

1) It might be time to un-pin the 6.08 RC1 release tread as we are up to RC2 and very close to the production release.

2) I looked up the minutes for the last board meeting to find the expected 6.08 production release date.  Well I tried to.  The link is dead.  It may be wiki.pcgen.org is just bad or down.

3) Once the production release is up, I'm hoping to spend some of my Christmas break writing up the Ioun Stone resonance stuff.  Not fancy, like it will automatically add bonuses when slotted in a Wayfinder.  But just able to select a slotted stone and have the correct bonuses work like the old file did.



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- "In Numenera, players are not rewarded for slaying foes in combat, so using a smart idea to avoid combat and still succeed is just good play. Likewise, coming up with an idea to defeat a foe without hammering on it with weapons is encouraged - creativity is not cheating!"
- Numenera Core RuleBook - Page 102


General Board Stuff

swiftbrook8
 

Just a few housekeeping comments:

1) It might be time to un-pin the 6.08 RC1 release tread as we are up to RC2 and very close to the production release.

2) I looked up the minutes for the last board meeting to find the expected 6.08 production release date.  Well I tried to.  The link is dead.  It may be wiki.pcgen.org is just bad or down.

3) Once the production release is up, I'm hoping to spend some of my Christmas break writing up the Ioun Stone resonance stuff.  Not fancy, like it will automatically add bonuses when slotted in a Wayfinder.  But just able to select a slotted stone and have the correct bonuses work like the old file did.


Re: More issues with RC2

Paul Grosse
 

I think we have beat this dead horse enough. Mark found some things that are an issue, he brought them up, they were discussed, and determined that they are a minor issue. Although we do need to make sure the uninstall entry is fixed for the production release.

Did Mark have issues conveying them in a socially acceptable manner? Yes, but from our discussions in the past that is how he is. I truly do NOT think he meant to come off sounding like he did in a written communication.

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Re: More issues with RC2

Wireless Engineer
 


Re: More issues with RC2

Anestis Kozakis <kenosti@...>
 



On Thu, 20 Dec 2018 at 15:36, markjmeans <markjmeans@...> wrote:

Hi Frost,

 

Facts and opinions are just that. In the past “some” people have told me that I was too blunt and should phrase things differently to coerce them. I think changing what someone communicates in order to coerce someone else into a specific way of thinking is fundamentally dishonest. It’s better to give facts, clearly stated opinion, and reasoned logic wherever possible. If the result is hard for someone to accept, then so be it. I would hope the vast majority of people can take what I write as though it were an observation of a perceived problem. Nothing more. With no emotion at all.


I will speak and write plainly to convey my meaning. If someone takes offense because I am blunt, so be it. It’s on them. I do not accept the end justifying the means. In a similar vein, if someone asks me “how do I look”, they should be prepared to accept an honest answer, good or bad. I will not lie just to protect someone feelings, whatever they might or might not be.


I am a blunt and to the point speaker.  Ask anyone who knows me.  However, I do not do it in the fashion you did.  I am still respectful and considerate.

You put a lot of people off (including me) by claiming how great a coder you are and the projects you worked on and blah blah blah.  You tried to elevate yourself above everyone else, proclaiming that you were better than everyone.

And you came across as dismissive to the development team of PCGen, who are volunteers.

I know a lot of coders and they never speak or even send e-mails like the ones you did.

I also know a lot of coders who know multiple programming languages, and they have no issues with switching between them, so your comment about "diluting your skills" or however you put it was very elitist.

You program in C#.  Big deal.  You don't need to laud it over them. and it doesn't make you an expert in Java.

You've worked on large scale development projects. Big deal.  So have these guys.  

If you called mny support line and spoke to me the way you spoke to the dev team, your issue and ticket would end up int he low priority queue.

Pull your head in re-evaluate the way you communicate.

As others have said, they have no issues with printing in PCGen and paper size selections (including myself).  Also, PCGen is a volunteer project.  Either submit a bug report to have the issue fixed, and someone will volunteer the time to do it, otherwise if it's that urgent to you, join the team and fix it yourself.

But don't sit there on your high horse and try to tell others how great you are and how bad they are.  That's disrespectful.

[SNIP]

 

Mark



 Anestis (one pissed off IT support person).
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- Numenera Core RuleBook - Page 102


Re: More issues with RC2

markjmeans
 

Hi William,

 

Thank you for checking, but I’m unclear on what you have confirmed….

 

Are you saying that with Portuguese specific version of Windows Server 2012/2016 that Portuguese (or international) versions of Microsoft Office and other MS softwares all default to A4 without issue; and, when using US/English versions of Windows Server 2012/2016 and US/English or international versions of that the same softwares default to Letter?

 

Or are you saying that in your testing that Portuguese versions of Windows or other MS software is always defaulting to A4?

 

Any discrepancy in the coding of this default setting would be specific to the software. The traditional way is to write the software to be responsive to the locale by querying the default printer’s driver to provide the page size setting, and if that fails or there is no default printer installed, to rely on the Windows current culture setting and default to Letter only for US-English and A4 everywhere else. This only happens upon installation and from that point forward it is usually under user control. Long ago, printers used fan-fold perf paper and the setting was even more important than it is today, especially for business forms, invoices, etc. So professional international softwares usually tried to default to the appropriate page size. That standard has endured in most softwares, but perhaps not necessarily in new software; at least not until someone points it out.

 

Mark

 

 

From: main@pcgen.groups.io <main@pcgen.groups.io> On Behalf Of William LaSalle
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 1:00 PM
To: main@pcgen.groups.io
Subject: Re: [pcgen] More issues with RC2

 

I have tested on multiple vm now and a couple of 2012 and 2016 servers in our dc with none of these issues including one server in Portuguese 

 

On Mon, Dec 17, 2018, 1:42 AM markjmeans <markjmeans@... wrote:

Hi Russell,

 

That’s not my experience with German and Dutch OEM editions of Windows when using HP business class printers. (I’ve built about a dozen systems for a European reseller of mine that were resold to his customers, using Windows 7 and 8). None of my customers reported to me that they had to change the paper size (which I expect would have been the case during the end users initial training since I didn’t specifically set any of those properties during the installation). Though to be fair, perhaps a sample size of a dozen nearly identical installations cannot be assumed to be indicative of common experience.

 

In my own testing, I only found issues with paper size in the reverse of what I described when I was testing various localizations of my Windows application in XP. In that testing I used a US/English version of Windows XP and installed the multi-language pack to get the internationalization controls for date formats, number separators, keyboard layouts, etc. rather than installing the German and Dutch specific versions of XP. This was also tested with US/English versions of windows 7 Ultimate which had the ability to add German and Dutch language packs. In those cases, the printer drivers, when installed, defaulted to US/English settings even though the current Windows language was set to German or Dutch. It seems to me that something internal to Windows specified that English was to be used be English was the core OS install. And since I didn’t have any A4 paper I never had to change anything. I can only guess that something like that may have happened in your case or perhaps the drivers for your specific printer or the printer’s firmware (if the page size settings are held in the printer itself) were not specifically localized to your country. I would also guess that this kind of issue (defaulting to Letter page size even when installed on a EU language OS) would be more likely on lower end printers or lower end printer manufacturers. But without specifically testing an identical setup to yours, I don’t have an specific explanation for your experience.

 

That all being said, as you indicated that you can select the printer default in the OS and then the application honored it. This is in fact all I’m asking PCGen to do. Honor the OS specified setting upon installation. But still allow the user to select something else if they wish. PCGen shouldn’t be locked to the OS setting. Ideally, PCGen upon first run should be fully functional and localized to whatever the user’s OS specifies at the time PCGen is installed as long as PCGen fully supports that localization. The preferences dialogs should not even need to be opened except in special circumstances.

 

Mark

 

 

From: main@pcgen.groups.io <main@pcgen.groups.io> On Behalf Of Russell
Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2018 4:42 AM
To: main@pcgen.groups.io
Subject: Re: [pcgen] More issues with RC2

 

Never had an issue with printing, and as a non american, I have never had a single microsoft product select A4 as the correct paper, instead always defaulting to US letter, so it seems harsh to expect different from pcgen. Changing the printer defaults in the OS does seem to do the job most of the time.