I don't know the nuts-and-bolts behind the scenes, but I created a pair of characters with different purchase modes and saved them immediately -- without making any choices, just creating new and saving -- and I can see the purchase mode in the .pcg file.
Then I opened one of them again, changed my preferences to a different purchase mode, and saved the character. I closed it and looked at the .pcg file. I see that the purchase mode had changed.
It appears to me that what you want is possible, but the character needs to be saved and closed and re-opened after making the preferences changes in order for you to use those changes.
Just a theory until a more informed monkey comes along.
----- Original Message ----
From: Terry Milnes <neofax99@...
Sent: Sun, February 21, 2010 6:24:22 PM
Subject: Re: [pcgen] Re: Multiple "Character Stats" for different campaigns
This is correct, but if I use 15 point buy, PC-Gen defaults to this. So I
go in to make my next character and realize after selecting deity then race
then class and domain, it says 15 point buy and I either have to start over
changing the preference, or continue on and ignore the error message. I
would like for the preference to have the ability to change after I am half
way through building a token. I have tried changing the preference then
close and re-open, but it is as if the point buy becomes hard coded into the
character after you start.
On Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 3:49 PM, Paul <nylanfs@...> wrote:
> If you go into Preferences>Character>Character Stats
> At the bottom of that tab is "Purchase Mode Configuration" In there you can
> setup different point build amounts.
> --- In email@example.com <pcgen%40yahoogroups.com>, Terry Milnes
> <neofax99@...> wrote:
> > I play PF in three different games. Each one uses different "buy rates"
> > in one uses High fantasy with a 20 point buy and the next uses a standard
> > buy of 15. Also, two use the fast experience progression and the last
> > medium. I would like to be able to have PC-Gen switch after I have
> > started changing the stats. Currently, I do not think this is possible(or
> > do not know how). Would someone explain to me how to get PC-Gen to set
> > buy-rates correctly. TIA!
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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