Re: [PCGenListFileHelp] commercial lst files vs old srd lst files...?
> I have a question concerning upcoming changes (regarding theCMP hat on. I'm the one overseeing the development of the bundles. This
> "commercial" lst files to be released mid-July)
> Will the "older" srd-lst files still work in futures PCGEN releases?
> Will I have to redo some of my custom files or will the "commercial"
> lst files be completely optional and not interact with "older" srd-lst
isn't the proper place to bring this up - the Graffiti boards on
www.codemonkeypublishing.com are the proper place. That said, I'll make
some minor comments.
1) The SRD files aren't going anywhere. I've been redoing the core from
scratch for CMP, so you haven't seen my incremental fixes on the SRD stuff
lately. There hasn't been that much of a change in the release data files
2) The CMP files will be completely optional. No need to buy them ever to
run PCGen. You will always be able to load the official release SRD files.
That said, I think people will like the comercial product enough to purchase
them. I hope they do. :)
3) The CMP files have a LOT more functionality. Once the release has made
it, I'm (Andrew, both the CMP person and the Data SB) going to be applying
the lessons learned on the CMP files, and working on updating the SRD to
similar functionality (within the bounds of the normal OGL of course.
Deities won't be in the SRD files for quite some time, if ever. When
Deities and Demigods goes into the SRD, that may change slightly.)
4) I'm doing my best to make the CMP files work with people's current
homebrews. From a professional standpoint, the less the consumer needs to
do to take my product to make it do everything they want it to (melding with
homebrews for example) the happier the consumer is going to be, and the more
likely he is going to come back and buy more of the same. That said, to
get the files doing certain things more completely, the method in which they
were coded had to change. Since we plan on updating the SRD files to some
of the new functionality also, it will mean that the homebrews, once
changed, will work with either dataset.
a.k.a. Tir Gwaith
CMP PCGen Content Manager
~ PCGen Data SB and BoD