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Re: [pcgen] [James] Custom Feats not saving

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  • Martijn Verburg
    I think James or one of the coders will have to screen share with you to see what the problem is. - K ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Message 1 of 16 , Oct 1, 2011
      I think James or one of the coders will have to screen share with you to see
      what the problem is. - K

      On 1 October 2011 11:29, Jon Leeke <liopleuridon@...> wrote:

      > **
      >
      >
      > Hi folks,
      >
      > I have now installed the program on 2 other Windows 7 64 bit machines
      > using the C:/PcGen directories. Each has a different antivirus and
      > program/driver set. The error occurs on all 4 machines; feats just
      > don't save (equipment and spells do with no problem). If there's any
      > other data I can provide to help the monkeys please let me know. And,
      > of course, any suggestions are welcome.
      >
      > I guess I need to learn how to make my own datasets to add a few custom
      > feats from time to time (it's really just 3 or 4). Maybe this is a good
      > thing; if I learn to code I can help the community! Can you point me to
      > the easiest literature to learn how to do this, and offer any advice?
      >
      > Thanks,
      >
      >
      > Jon
      >
      > On 9/30/2011 10:25 PM, James Dempsey wrote:
      > > Hi,
      > >
      > > I can make two suggestions.
      > >
      > > Try starting pcgen by using the run as administrator option. If it is
      > > a permission issue that should solve it.
      > >
      > > If not, open the console (menu is Debug > Console) before you create
      > > the test feat and see if you get any output there.
      > >
      > > Cheers,
      > > James.
      > >
      > > On 1/10/2011 9:32 AM Jon Leeke wrote
      > >> So, here's what I've done:
      > >>
      > >> 1) Installed PcGen 5.17.8 to C:/PcGen
      > >> 2) Moved all the .pcgen files from the C:/Users directory to C:/PcGen
      > >> (characters, customsources, vendordata, filter.ini, options.ini)
      > >> 3) Changed the "Location" under preferences to aim at the C:/PcGen
      > >> folder files, including options.ini. At this time, no locations are
      > >> aimed at the C:/Users directory.
      > >> 4) Loaded Pathfinder. Created a test feat with .lst editor and noted
      > >> that it appears in the editor afterwards.
      > >> 5) Closed PcGen.
      > >> 6) Sacrified 2 goblins (scrawny ones) to Lamashtu.
      > >> 7) Opened PcGen and checked .lst editor. Test feat no longer appears.
      > >>
      > >> What could this be? Did I not sacrifice enough goblins, or perhaps
      > >> they were too scrawny?
      > >>
      > >> I do note that the copied files from C:/users are still "read-only"
      > >> and refuse to be reclassified. I will try creating brand new
      > >> directories that are not read-only and get back to you. In the
      > >> meantime, any more ideas are appreciated.
      > >>
      > >> Thanks for all your help. This is a great community of peeps!
      > >>
      > >> Jon
      > >>
      > >>
      > >>
      > >> On 9/30/2011 3:43 PM, Andrew wrote:
      > >>> Okay, wow, changing it didn't help, that is a first.
      > >>>
      > >>> Can you open the preferences and see where the "custom" items are
      > >>> being saved, just make sure it's still not pointing to one of those
      > >>> protected folders.
      > >>>
      > >>> Beyond that simple check, I'm going to pass you to a coder to
      > >>> analyze the code see if there is something else going on that needs
      > >>> a tweak.
      > >>>
      > >>> James, if you have a spare moment can you take a moment and see what
      > >>> is going on with Jon?
      > >>> Jon is using v5.17.8, Win 7 machine. I've had him try installing to
      > >>> another folder and that hasn't fixed anything. I've asked him to
      > >>> double check the preferences to see if it's trying to access the
      > >>> protected folder, beyond that I'm out of ideas.
      > >>>
      > >>> Jon - As an alternative to using the customizer to make your feats,
      > >>> you can always code up your own Lst files (i.e. data set) and that
      > >>> would save you the headache of losing them. If you want assistance
      > >>> in learning how to do that then I'd be happy to assist you.
      > >>>
      > >>> Cheers,
      > >>>
      > >>> On 9/30/2011 9:14 AM, Jon Leeke wrote:
      > >>>> I tried installing it to C:/PcGen, bypassing the program file folder
      > >>>> altogether, and feats are still not saving. Thanks for the advice, any
      > >>>> other thoughts? Should I try an entirely different drive?
      > >>>>
      > >>>> Jon
      > >>>>
      > >>>> On 9/30/2011 1:26 AM, Andrew wrote:
      > >>>>> Hi,
      > >>>>>
      > >>>>> Install the program is say c:\pcgen and see if the results change.
      > And
      > >>>>> yeah, this is a known issue
      > >>>>> in Windows Vista/7 machines. We've been working on changing the
      > >>>>> default install location to avoid
      > >>>>> this in the future.
      > >>>>>
      > >>>>> Cheers,
      > >>>>>
      > >>>>> On 9/29/2011 5:07 PM, Jon Leeke wrote:
      > >>>>>> I also excluded both folders from my antivirus and pcgen is still
      > not
      > >>>>>> saving custom feats after the program is closed and reopened.
      > >>>>>>
      > >>>>>> On 9/29/2011 6:33 PM, Andrew wrote:
      > >>>>>>> Hi,
      > >>>>>>>
      > >>>>>>> Is it installed in the default location or is it installed in it's
      > own
      > >>>>>>> location on the hard drive?
      > >>>>>>> The lack of saving sounds like you're installed in the default
      > folder
      > >>>>>>> c:\program files which
      > >>>>>>> doesn't allow writing to files in there.
      > >>>>>>>
      > >>>>>>> On 9/29/2011 2:24 PM, jon.leeke wrote:
      > >>>>>>>> This is driving me nuts and I'd love some help. I'm using the
      > 5.17.8
      > >>>>>>> version and whenever I create a customer Feat it seems to appear
      > >>>>>>> normally. Once I exit PcGen and run the program a second time, all
      > the
      > >>>>>>> feats I made have disappeared! Is this a known bug, or is there
      > >>>>>>> something I'm not doing correctly?
      > >>>>>>>> Thanks very much all!
      > >>>>>>>>
      > >>>>>>>>
      > >>>>>>>>
      > >>>>>>>> ------------------------------------
      > >>>>>>>>
      > >>>>>>>> Related Lists
      > >>>>>>>> PCGen's release site:http://pcgen.sourceforge.net
      > >>>>>>>> PCGen's Wiki:http://wiki.pcgen.org/
      > >>>>>>>> PCGen's Roadmap:http://wiki.pcgen.org/index.php?title=Roadmap
      > >>>>>>>> PCGen's alpha build:
      > http://pcgen.sourceforge.net/07_autobuilds.php
      > >>>>>>>> PCGen's Online Docs:
      > >>>>>>> http://pcgen-test.org/autobuilds/pcgen-docs/index.html
      > >>>>>>>> PCGen's Backup Autobuilds and Docs:
      > >>>>>>> http://pcgen.akozakis.id.au/autobuilds/download.html
      > >>>>>>>> PCGen List File Help:
      > >>>>>>> http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/PCGenListFileHelp/
      > >>>>>>>> (for assistance in creating new homebrew or official list files)
      > >>>>>>>>
      > >>>>>>>> PCGen Experimental:
      > >>>>>>> http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/pcgen_experimental/
      > >>>>>>>> (for new official data source development)
      > >>>>>>>> Yahoo! Groups Links
      > >>>>>>>>
      > >>>>>>>>
      > >>>>>>>>
      > >>>>>>>>
      > >>>>>>>> --
      > >>>>>>>> Andrew Maitland (LegacyKing)
      > >>>>>>>> Admin Silverback - PCGen Board of Directors
      > >>>>>>>> Data 2nd, Docs Tamarin, OS Lemur
      > >>>>>>>> Unique Title "Quick-Silverback Tracker Monkey"
      > >>>>>>>> Unique Title "The Torturer of PCGen"
      > >>>>>>> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      > >>>>>>>
      > >>>>>>>
      > >>>>>> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      > >>>>>>
      > >>>>>>
      > >>>>>>
      > >>>>>> ------------------------------------
      > >>>>>>
      > >>>>>> Related Lists
      > >>>>>> PCGen's release site:http://pcgen.sourceforge.net
      > >>>>>> PCGen's Wiki:http://wiki.pcgen.org/
      > >>>>>> PCGen's Roadmap:http://wiki.pcgen.org/index.php?title=Roadmap
      > >>>>>> PCGen's alpha build:http://pcgen.sourceforge.net/07_autobuilds.php
      > >>>>>> PCGen's Online Docs:
      > >>>>> http://pcgen-test.org/autobuilds/pcgen-docs/index.html
      > >>>>>> PCGen's Backup Autobuilds and Docs:
      > >>>>> http://pcgen.akozakis.id.au/autobuilds/download.html
      > >>>>>> PCGen List File Help:
      > >>>>> http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/PCGenListFileHelp/
      > >>>>>> (for assistance in creating new homebrew or official list files)
      > >>>>>>
      > >>>>>> PCGen Experimental:
      > >>>>> http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/pcgen_experimental/
      > >>>>>> (for new official data source development)
      > >>>>>> Yahoo! Groups Links
      > >>>>>>
      > >>>>>>
      > >>>>>>
      > >>>>>>
      > >>>>>> --
      > >>>>>> Andrew Maitland (LegacyKing)
      > >>>>>> Admin Silverback - PCGen Board of Directors
      > >>>>>> Data 2nd, Docs Tamarin, OS Lemur
      > >>>>>> Unique Title "Quick-Silverback Tracker Monkey"
      > >>>>>> Unique Title "The Torturer of PCGen"
      > >>>>> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      > >>>>>
      > >>>>>
      > >>>> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      > >>>>
      > >>>>
      > >>>>
      > >>>> ------------------------------------
      > >>>>
      > >>>> Related Lists
      > >>>> PCGen's release site:http://pcgen.sourceforge.net
      > >>>> PCGen's Wiki:http://wiki.pcgen.org/
      > >>>> PCGen's Roadmap:http://wiki.pcgen.org/index.php?title=Roadmap
      > >>>> PCGen's alpha build:http://pcgen.sourceforge.net/07_autobuilds.php
      > >>>> PCGen's Online Docs:
      > http://pcgen-test.org/autobuilds/pcgen-docs/index.html
      > >>>> PCGen's Backup Autobuilds and Docs:
      > http://pcgen.akozakis.id.au/autobuilds/download.html
      > >>>>
      > >>>> PCGen List File Help:
      > http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/PCGenListFileHelp/
      > >>>> (for assistance in creating new homebrew or official list files)
      > >>>>
      > >>>> PCGen Experimental:
      > http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/pcgen_experimental/
      > >>>> (for new official data source development)
      > >>>> Yahoo! Groups Links
      > >>>>
      > >>>>
      > >>>>
      > >>>>
      > >>>> --
      > >>>> Andrew Maitland (LegacyKing)
      > >>>> Admin Silverback - PCGen Board of Directors
      > >>>> Data 2nd, Docs Tamarin, OS Lemur
      > >>>> Unique Title "Quick-Silverback Tracker Monkey"
      > >>>> Unique Title "The Torturer of PCGen"
      > >>>> --
      > >>>> Andrew Maitland (LegacyKing)
      > >>>> Admin Silverback - PCGen Board of Directors
      > >>>> Data 2nd, Docs Tamarin, OS Lemur
      > >>>> Unique Title "Quick-Silverback Tracker Monkey"
      > >>>> Unique Title "The Torturer of PCGen"
      > >>>> --
      > >>>> Andrew Maitland (LegacyKing)
      > >>>> Admin Silverback - PCGen Board of Directors
      > >>>> Data 2nd, Docs Tamarin, OS Lemur
      > >>>> Unique Title "Quick-Silverback Tracker Monkey"
      > >>>> Unique Title "The Torturer of PCGen"
      > >>>> --
      > >>>> Andrew Maitland (LegacyKing)
      > >>>> Admin Silverback - PCGen Board of Directors
      > >>>> Data 2nd, Docs Tamarin, OS Lemur
      > >>>> Unique Title "Quick-Silverback Tracker Monkey"
      > >>>> Unique Title "The Torturer of PCGen"
      > >>>> --
      > >>>> Andrew Maitland (LegacyKing)
      > >>>> Admin Silverback - PCGen Board of Directors
      > >>>> Data 2nd, Docs Tamarin, OS Lemur
      > >>>> Unique Title "Quick-Silverback Tracker Monkey"
      > >>>> Unique Title "The Torturer of PCGen"
      > >>>> --
      > >>>> Andrew Maitland (LegacyKing)
      > >>>> Admin Silverback - PCGen Board of Directors
      > >>>> Data 2nd, Docs Tamarin, OS Lemur
      > >>>> Unique Title "Quick-Silverback Tracker Monkey"
      > >>>> Unique Title "The Torturer of PCGen"
      > >>>> --
      > >>>> Andrew Maitland (LegacyKing)
      > >>>> Admin Silverback - PCGen Board of Directors
      > >>>> Data 2nd, Docs Tamarin, OS Lemur
      > >>>> Unique Title "Quick-Silverback Tracker Monkey"
      > >>>> Unique Title "The Torturer of PCGen"
      > >>>> --
      > >>>> Andrew Maitland (LegacyKing)
      > >>>> Admin Silverback - PCGen Board of Directors
      > >>>> Data 2nd, Docs Tamarin, OS Lemur
      > >>>> Unique Title "Quick-Silverback Tracker Monkey"
      > >>>> Unique Title "The Torturer of PCGen"
      > >>>> --
      > >>>> Andrew Maitland (LegacyKing)
      > >>>> Admin Silverback - PCGen Board of Directors
      > >>>> Data 2nd, Docs Tamarin, OS Lemur
      > >>>> Unique Title "Quick-Silverback Tracker Monkey"
      > >>>> Unique Title "The Torturer of PCGen"
      > >>>> --
      > >>>> Andrew Maitland (LegacyKing)
      > >>>> Admin Silverback - PCGen Board of Directors
      > >>>> Data 2nd, Docs Tamarin, OS Lemur
      > >>>> Unique Title "Quick-Silverback Tracker Monkey"
      > >>>> Unique Title "The Torturer of PCGen"
      > >>>> --
      > >>>> Andrew Maitland (LegacyKing)
      > >>>> Admin Silverback - PCGen Board of Directors
      > >>>> Data 2nd, Docs Tamarin, OS Lemur
      > >>>> Unique Title "Quick-Silverback Tracker Monkey"
      > >>>> Unique Title "The Torturer of PCGen"
      > >>>> --
      > >>>> Andrew Maitland (LegacyKing)
      > >>>> Admin Silverback - PCGen Board of Directors
      > >>>> Data 2nd, Docs Tamarin, OS Lemur
      > >>>> Unique Title "Quick-Silverback Tracker Monkey"
      > >>>> Unique Title "The Torturer of PCGen"
      > >>>> --
      > >>>> Andrew Maitland (LegacyKing)
      > >>>> Admin Silverback - PCGen Board of Directors
      > >>>> Data 2nd, Docs Tamarin, OS Lemur
      > >>>> Unique Title "Quick-Silverback Tracker Monkey"
      > >>>> Unique Title "The Torturer of PCGen"
      > >>>> --
      > >>>> Andrew Maitland (LegacyKing)
      > >>>> Admin Silverback - PCGen Board of Directors
      > >>>> Data 2nd, Docs Tamarin, OS Lemur
      > >>>> Unique Title "Quick-Silverback Tracker Monkey"
      > >>>> Unique Title "The Torturer of PCGen"
      > >>>> --
      > >>>> Andrew Maitland (LegacyKing)
      > >>>> Admin Silverback - PCGen Board of Directors
      > >>>> Data 2nd, Docs Tamarin, OS Lemur
      > >>>> Unique Title "Quick-Silverback Tracker Monkey"
      > >>>> Unique Title "The Torturer of PCGen"
      > >>>> --
      > >>>> Andrew Maitland (LegacyKing)
      > >>>> Admin Silverback - PCGen Board of Directors
      > >>>> Data 2nd, Docs Tamarin, OS Lemur
      > >>>> Unique Title "Quick-Silverback Tracker Monkey"
      > >>>> Unique Title "The Torturer of PCGen"
      > >>>> --
      > >>>> Andrew Maitland (LegacyKing)
      > >>>> Admin Silverback - PCGen Board of Directors
      > >>>> Data 2nd, Docs Tamarin, OS Lemur
      > >>>> Unique Title "Quick-Silverback Tracker Monkey"
      > >>>> Unique Title "The Torturer of PCGen"
      > >>>> --
      > >>>> Andrew Maitland (LegacyKing)
      > >>>> Admin Silverback - PCGen Board of Directors
      > >>>> Data 2nd, Docs Tamarin, OS Lemur
      > >>>> Unique Title "Quick-Silverback Tracker Monkey"
      > >>>> Unique Title "The Torturer of PCGen"
      > >>>> --
      > >>>> Andrew Maitland (LegacyKing)
      > >>>> Admin Silverback - PCGen Board of Directors
      > >>>> Data 2nd, Docs Tamarin, OS Lemur
      > >>>> Unique Title "Quick-Silverback Tracker Monkey"
      > >>>> Unique Title "The Torturer of PCGen"
      > >>>> --
      > >>>> Andrew Maitland (LegacyKing)
      > >>>> Admin Silverback - PCGen Board of Directors
      > >>>> Data 2nd, Docs Tamarin, OS Lemur
      > >>>> Unique Title "Quick-Silverback Tracker Monkey"
      > >>>> Unique Title "The Torturer of PCGen"
      > >>
      > >
      > >
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      >
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