PCGen v.6.08.00 RC5 Released!

The PCGen Team is pleased to announce that PCGen v.6.08.00 RC5 has been released. We believe this to be a stable version for the next 6.08.00 Production Release.

The Mac developer is currently working on getting a dmg released. This page will be updated when it’s available.!


What’s new for v6.08.00RC5

PCGen v6.08.00RC5 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 6.08.00RC5 release are listed below.

Notable Changes

  • Numerous Data & Code issues resolved + RC5 Added 29 Resolved Issues
    • Pathfinder Heighten Spell wizard feat can only raise spell level one level
    • Four-Mirror Armor price
    • Pathfinder Azata Sub-dmoain errors in domain spells
    • Chosen One’s familiar doesn’t progress
    • Arodenite Sword Training trait does not grant longsword proficiency.
    • 6.08.00 RC4 Dhampir subraces have the incorrect racial stats. The stats used are from Blood of the Night, the correct stats are in Inner Sea Races.
    • Admixture School not available for Arcanist with School Understanding exploit
    • Psicrystal beginning stats
    • Ghost rider (cavalier) bugs
    • Pathfinder: Sorcerer with Fey Bloodline does not get its +2 spell DC on Enchantment/Compulsion spells
    • Army of Darkness not allowing for taking augmented summoning
  • Starfinder Game System Implemented
  • Sagaborn Game System Implemented
  • New Formula System Implementation Phase I – Stabilized
  • Starfinder Game System Implemented
  • New Sources Included
    • [4 Winds Fantasy Gaming] Book of Arcane Magic (PFRPG)
    • [Paizo] Pathfinder Chronicles: Faction Guide
    • [Paizo] Bestiary 4
    • [Paizo] Pathfinder Player Companion: Advanced Class Origins
    • Pathfinder Player Companion: Giant Hunter’s Handbook (PFRPG)
    • [Paizo] Ultimate Intrigue
    • [Paizo] Occult Adventures
    • Pathfinder Beginner Box – GM Guide
    • [Ascension Games] Path of Shadows
    • [Paizo] Pathfinder Player Companion: Dragonslayer’s Handbook
    • Pathfinder Player Companion: Familiar Folio
    • PAIZO 9459 – Dirty Tactics Toolbox
    • PAIZO 9456 – Heroes of the Wild
    • Paizo 9432 – Kobolds of Golarion
    • PAIZO 9444 – Undead Slayer’s Handbook
    • PAIZO 9435 – Pathfinder Society Primer
    • PAIZO 9280 Inner Sea Races
    • PAIZO 9255 – Chronicle of the Righteous
    • PAIZO 9290 – Inner Sea Faiths
    • Sagaborn
    • [Paizo] Armor Master’s Handbook
    • Heroes of the Street
    • PZO9466 – Blood of Shadows
    • Blood of the Beast
    • [Legendary] Treasury of the Pharaohs
    • PZO9441 – People of the Sands
    • Pathfinder Player Companion: Monster Summoner’s Handbook
    • [Paizo] Pathfinder Chronicles: Classic Treasures Revisited
    • People of the River
    • Cities of Golarion
    • Ironfang Invasion Adventure Path Player’s Guide
    • Pathfinder Adventure Path #115: Trail of the Hunted (Ironfang Invasion 1 of 6)
    • Pathfinder Adventure Path #116: Fangs of War (Ironfang Invasion 2 of 6)
    • Pathfinder Adventure Path #117: Assault on Longshadow (Ironfang Invasion 3 of 6)
    • Pathfinder Adventure Path #118: Siege of Stone (Ironfang Invasion 4 of 6)
    • Adventurer’s Armory 2
    • Legacy of Dragons
    • Aquatic_Adventures
    • Everyman Gaming Kitsune Compendium
    • Adventurer’s Guide
    • Artifacts & Legends
    • Starfinder RPG
    • Pathfinder Player Companion: Divine Anthology
    • Pathfinder Player Companion: Healer’s Handbook
    • Elemental Master’s Handbook
    • Inner Sea Intrigue
    • Ultimate Wilderness
    • Monster Codex
    • Andoran, Birthplace of Liberty
    • [TPK Games (Total Party Kill Games)] Feats of Legend: 20 Alcohol Feats
    • Bestiary 5
    • [LPJ] Infinite Space Themes: The Outlaw Crew
    • PZO9469 – Spymaster’s Handbook
    • [Paizo] Starfinder: Pact Worlds
    • Player’s Companion: Harrow Handbook
    • [Starfinder] Alien Archive
    • Implement Wrath of the Righteous AP
    • [Paizo] Beastiary 6
    • [Paizo] Dungeons of Golarion
    • Divine Favor: The Cleric by Kobold Press
    • Pathfinder Player Companion: Cohorts and Companions
    • Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Rival Guide
    • [Pathfinder] Horror Adventure
    • Strange Aeons AP Players Guide
    • PF – Occult Origins
    • New Source – Inner Sea Temples
    • Pathfinder Player Companion: Legacy of the First World
    • [Starfinder] Starfinder Armory
    • Pathfinder: Magic Tactics Toolbox
    • Pathfinder AP: Ruins of Azlant Players Guide
    • Pathfinder Player Companion: Inner Sea Taverns
    • [Starfinder] Alien Archive 2
    • Everyman Gaming: Kitsune Kineticist Options
    • Pathfinder Player’s Companion: Monster Hunter’s Handbook
    • Pathfinder Companion: Mythic Origins
    • Pathfinder Player’s Companion: Black Markets [PZO9462]
    • [d20pfsrd] Blood & Steel – The Ninja
    • Player Companion: Agents of Evil [PZO9464]
    • Haunted Heroes Handbook

For the full detail on all changes made in this release, check out the release notes here:



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

PCGEN 6.08.00 RC4 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)

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