PCGen v.6.08.00 RC3 Released!

The PCGen Team is pleased to announce that PCGen v.6.08.00 RC3 has been released. We believe this to be a stable version for the next 6.08.00 Production Release.


What’s new for v6.08.00RC3

PCGen v6.08.00RC3 is released as a RELEASE CANDIDATE from our development branch. This is the culmination release that we believe will be the next production release. This is a Stable release. Please give it a shot and let us know how it works for you. Some notable changes in the 6.08.00RC3 release are listed below.

Notable Changes

Notable Changes

  • Numerous Data & Code issues resolved + RC3 Added 17 Resolved Issues
    • Document STATDAMAGE subtag for BONUS:WEAPONPROF
    • [PF] Crystal Spaulders not adding to Mind Armor or Astral Suits
    • [PF] Make Rapid Reload Hombrew Extensible
    • [5e] Firebolt Cantrip does not show up in Wizard Cantrip SA
    • [PF] Feature & Fix – Implement Bloodrager Bloodlines to new system; add Crossblooded Bloodrager support; Implement Raging Blood Feat
    • [PF] Ultimate Combat – Controlled Rage Bonus Problem
    • Address Code Coverage of the PCGen.Jar file
    • [5e] GM Award +1 to any core skill
    • [SF] Vesk Overplate III cost and several other equipment issues
    • [PF] Scholar of Ruins missing Bonus to Skill
    • [SF] Ability Mods not displaying correctly, including equipment bonuses
    • [PF] Wings of Flying missing competence bonus
    • [PF] Arcanist with Blood Archetype unable to select bloodline
    • [PF] Emotional Conduit class feature missing from Spiritualist class
    • [PF] Darksire Amulet bonuses not implemented
    • [PF] Impact weapon property not displaying correctly
    • [5e] Spells per day not incrementing
  • Starfinder Game System Implemented
  • Sagaborn Game System Implemented
  • New Formula System Implementation Phase I – Stabilized
  • Starfinder Game System Implemented58 New Sources Included


Java 11 aka Java 55 aka 18.09 or 18.10. (Including OpenJDK 11 variants)

PCGEN 6.08.00 RC3 is not compatible with Java 10 (or earlier) and it is NOT SUPPORTED. To get the latest version of Java, go to AdoptOpenJDK. PCGen has been tested with OpenJDK and AdoptOpenJDK Java 11 (including the JRE). We decided to use Java 11 as this is a 3-year supported (Long Term Support), Java 8 is no longer updated.

Be aware that due to Oracle’s new Licensing, and lack of availability of the Java 11 JRE public releases, we are recommending OpenJDK alternative. AdoptOpenJDK also have JREs (Normal Java) for the end users that is not installed and may take an extra couple of steps to make work. If this is not something you want to worry about, then please use the WINDOWS INSTALLER version of PCGen, as this comes with embedded JREs for both x86 and x64 Windows OS’s. For those that want to do the manual installation, please see below for the ‘How to Install’ links below for your Operating System. You can download the Oracle Java 11 JDK but that will be a much bigger download.

Note: To use the BAT file, you need to have the System Variables for JAVA_HOME set to the root folder of the Java 11 (Has the bin folder in it), and then the System Variables ‘path’ have ‘%JAVA_HOME%\bin’ included. You can either set this manually, or install Chocolately and then run ‘choco install openjdk’ in your command prompt window or powershell. Interesting side note, you can install JDK 11 from oracle running ‘choco install jdk11’.


HELP! The .exe doesn’t work for me with OpenJDK.

If you have it installed correctly, you can use http://johann.loefflmann.net/en/software/jarfix/index.html to reset association for the .jar file, and that works.

NOTE: The specific files for loading PCGen are as follows:

  • pcgen.exe (Main Executable for Windows)
  • pcgen.bat (Command Line Executable for Windows)
  • pcgen.sh (Command Line Executable for Linux / Mac)
  • pcgen,jar (Java Executable file – Mac users)
    ** There are no .dmg builds for MacOS, please use the pcgen.jar file method.

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4 Comments on “PCGen v.6.08.00 RC3 Released!

  1. I tried installing OpenJDK with Chocolatey, but keep getting a “This application requires a Java Runtime Environment 11.0.0” error message when running pcgen.exe. Using jarfix didn’t help either. I also found that JRE is supposedly included in the JDK install. Could the error be because the newest JDK 11 is version 11.0.2? What could I try to get it to work?

  2. I am a little lost for downloading the pcgen.jar for my Mac OS, when I try to run it I am getting The Java JAR File “pcgen.jar” could not be launched. Check the console for possible error messages. This file is located in the pcgen download file. Do I have the wrong file and if so where is the right one? Sorry if this was answered already but I did not see it if it was.


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