NOT HAPPY !!! (Was: Re: [pcgen][bug] Willpower vs. Will - NOT working)
- --- In email@example.com, Eddy Anthony <eddyba@...> wrote:
>Simple for you, maybe, but if I used that logic I'd still be using the
> A simple solution is to stick with one release for the duration of your
2.4 series. My campaign begain 2 months after 3.0 was released and is
still going. I didn't find PCGen until the 2.5 series. I do try to
stay with the "release" version but I've been through, what, twelve
significant stable releases and three major overhauls.
Each time there's a new stable I have to redo some of my LST files.
WeaponProfs get renamed, feats I was .MODing get updated, hidden feats
get renamed, variables removed, SAs change, etc. I swear that in the
last ~3.5 years not ONCE have my LST files just worked from one stable
release to the next. I can't count how often characters load with
freaky errors and become unstable forcing you to rebuild from scratch.
I've got a party of 8! How does this save me any time?
Now I generally don't piss & moan about the changes because I
understand why things were changed since I lurk here & on LSTHelp.
The ONLY reason anyone IMC uses PCGen is because I keep updating the
data files and recreating their characters for them. Which generally
only lasts for 1-2 levels before there's another stable release.
The explanation that "d20 is a moving target" worked fine for the
first year or two but I run a 3.0/SRD game! I'm having trouble
arguing against using one of the Excel character sheets. From a
user-retention standpoint, can anyone explain why an otherwise mature
application like PCGen rquires so much recreation of data files &
characters? Imagine if MSWord 4 refused to open MSWord 3 documents!
I know this is high-level management stuff, the kinds of things that
get no lovin' from the masses. But it would be nice if the unit tests
included a smattering of house-rules scenarios; .MODed classes and
feats, house PRCs that stack with base class special abilities (e.g.
monk, ranger, rogue), some custom items, and characters that rely on
those house rules. Make a policy that only bugs of certain Priority
get to break backwards compatibility unless it's a new major releases
And if Prettylst can handle the conversion then for the luv a pete
push it a little harder. Would it kill anyone to put it on the PCGen
download section next to the Alphas? I just did a search of the
5.10RC docs and prettylst doesn't appear in them at all.
Who normally likes PCGen just fine
- 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.