RE: NOT HAPPY !!! (Was: Re: [pcgen][bug] Willpower vs. Will - NOT working)
- If you have a problem with the CMP datasets, please take it to their boards
at http://www.codemonkeypublishing.com That said, the CMP datasets are only
compatible with PCGen 5.8.1. You can find the details on the CMP site.
$> -----Original Message-----
$> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
$> On Behalf Of pkukwork
$> Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2006 9:31 AM
$> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
$> Subject: NOT HAPPY !!! (Was: Re: [pcgen][bug] Willpower vs.
$> Will - NOT working)
$> --- In email@example.com, Andrew Maitland <drew0500@...> wrote:
$> > Latest Release version.
$> > Load up my stuff, and I find that unless I change all the
$> will saves
$> > checks to willpower save checks all my will saves are 0. I
$> know this
$> > isn't what is supposed to happen, cause according to the
$> release notes
$> > all WILLPOWER was supposed to be changed to Will.
$> I had not noticed this, and I know that it is not nice to complain
$> that way about a free software maintained by dedicated fans, but I
$> find it really not acceptable to make such changes.
$> I am using data sets that were bought from CMP. Now, to get PCGen to
$> work, I ned to go over all that data and change by hand all the
$> Willpower to WILL ?
$> Come on, who makes that kind of decision ? What's the point ? How can
$> you change something like that preventing backwards compatibility for
$> so many data sets, including commercial ones ?
$> To be honest, I was already annoyed in the past with
$> continual changes
$> to names here and there, like pen (ink) to ink pen, etc. I maintain
$> 80+ character sheets and beleive me, this is really annoying when the
$> items simply disappear from the sheets on reloading.
$> By the way it happened again on this version with "oil of magic
$> weapon" becoming "Potion (Oil of Magic Weapon)". Many character have
$> this and when I load them, these items just disappear, and I need to
$> open the pcg file tos ee how many they had, buy them again, etc...
$> All of what for what, exactly ?
$> But this thing about Willpower to WILL is really the most
$> annoying one
$> so far. Will someone have the courage to epxlain that kind
$> of decision ?
$> For me, it is really a very very big bug of the release.
$> Thanks in advance,
- On May 4, 2006, at 4:41 AM, pkukwork wrote:
> Of course I'm mixing. Who is not ? I don't think many people run aBut if you're running the CMP files, you shouldn't ALSO be running
> "purely SRD" campaign, and I think that most people use at least the
> Complete Series from WotC in their campaign. At least this is what I
> find when I speak to most people I know or on mailing lists...
the SRD files. You should be using the PHB/DMG/MM sets from CMP as
well as whatever "addons" you're using.
It's that mixing of SRD and non-SRD (and PHB/DMG/MM in this context
are non-SRD as they're the CMP renditions of those books) that will
always always be a pain/nightmare/bugfest.