If you have PCGen currently installed on your system, you can either install the new version into a new directory or overwrite the old version on your system. The PCGen team recommends strongly that you install new versions into a new directory.
We recommend that you use the Windows installer.
We recommend that you use the OSX Mac Installer, pcgenXXX_mac_install.dmg .
This configuration of the program includes all the necessary files included with the program package, or app file. You can still access the files by right clicking the program and choosing Show Package Contents . See the notes included in the installer for all the details.
Pick the package with the features you want and unzip it. It is highly recommended that you use a new directory for every new release. Once the package is unzipped, see docs\index.html for the full documentation.
A fresh install is best performed by unzipping pcgenXXX_full.zip to a desired folder on your computer. To run the application, run either pcgen.jar (the Java executable) or pcgen.bat (Windows, which will also open a debug window which will display any errors during the run) or pcgen.sh (UNIX and Linux).
To transfer characters from one version of PCGen to the new version of PCGen, copy the pcg files from the "characters" directory from the old version of PCGen to the new version.