Board Meeting: 01-12-2019

PCGen Board will be conducting a public meeting for the project, and release schedule. 14:00 UTC 01-12-2019 (9AM EST) See link for local time:
 
 
Since Discord seems to have the most public accessibility – we will host the meeting in the board_meetings channel:
 
Use that link for access.
 
See you all there.
 
AGENDA:
1) Release of RC4
2) Roadmap 6.10/7.00 (Commitments & Progress)
3) Content PR reviewers (Covering for Andrew next 3 months)
4) Public Q&A

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.

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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

Prerequisites:

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’.

LINKS:

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.

Please direct all help inquires to our new Media Channels:

PCGen v.6.08.00 RC2 Released!

The PCGen Team is pleased to announce that PCGen v.6.08.00 RC2 has been released. We believe this to be a stable version for the next 6.08.00 Production Release.

DOWNLOAD SITE

What’s new for v6.08.00RC2

PCGen v6.08.00RC1 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 6.08.00RC2 release are listed below.

Notable Changes

  • Numerous Data & Code bugs fixed + RC2 Added the following:
    • Winter Witch archetype includes text from Bonded Witch archetype
    • [Pathfinder] Tool, Masterwork not available
    • Bonuses of the same type should not stack
    • PF UI rules Spells missing link to online rules
    • Feats from the Inner Sea Gods do not have the correct requirements
    • Tempered Champion from Weapon Master’s handbook not correctly implemented
    • DAMAGEMULT doesn’t account for non-Strength based damage
    • source load errors on pfs Complete Rules
    • Temple Champion
    • Accomplished Sneak Attacker Feat from Dirty Tactics Toolbox is not increasing number of Sneak Attack Dice
    • Zen archer does not have the unarmed strike class feature
    • AC of Shifter class is calculating incorrectly in new 6.08
    • Blood of Shadows Rogue Talents not Available for Unchained Rogue
    • Can’t take Hellknight Signifer prestige class (AG)
  • Starfinder Game System Implemented
  • Sagaborn Game System Implemented
  • New Formula System Implementation Phase I – Stabilized
  • Starfinder Game System Implemented
  • 58 New Sources Included

Prerequisites:

Java 11 aka Java 55 aka 18.09 or 18.10.

PCGEN 6.08.00 RC2 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 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.

LINKS:

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)
  • pcgen,jar (Java Executable file – Mac users)
    ** There are no .dmg builds for MacOS, please use the pcgen.jar file method.

Please direct all help inquires to our new Media Channels:

Bunch of news!

Firstly, PCGen 6.08.00RC1 released, go download and hammer on it!

Secondly:

After exploring as many options as we have been able to find the PCGen Board of Directors has settled on moving from the Yahoo! Groups to https://pcgen.groups.io. We are sending this message out as a special announcement so that many of you will get the information as possible before the scheduled move.
The process is mostly painless from the average users experience. There is an automated user list import process that will import every user that is confirmed (and not bouncing) user name, it will import your current email setting frequency and you will receive a welcome email asking to confirm your subscription. This will take place roughly within a week of the sending of this email.
Read below for the history of why this is being done.
Also for those of you that choose to contact the PCGen team via other avenues. Here are all the ways to interact with the team and other users.
History Lesson
 
Way back in 2007 we started having issues with how the Yahoo groups were acting when posting emails (delays, missing emails, etc.), they were frequently getting broken (and at one point the entire group completely vanished for close to a month), and a host of other minor issues. So we started exploring options on moving away from Yahoo.
But then user base were split on the features that everyone wanted.
A few people didn’t want to move
Some people were okay with moving but would like a mailing list function.
Some people wanted forums (which we eventually did start but are sparsely used and a magnet for spammers)
Some people were okay with a move but REQUIRED a mailing list.
And an added issue is the email address that Bryan used to setup the mailing lists in 2002 doesn’t exist and so we no longer have full control over the forums (Andrew and I have both talked to Yahoo support about this).
Groups.io has the mailing list functions, forum functions, sub group functions (instead of the seperate yahoo groups they can be brought under one account) that we want, and the interface is cleaner, doesn’t have ads, and passes the EFF’s privacy tests. Plus it isn’t owned by Verizon which was a concern when they purchased Yahoo last year.
Paul A. Grosse
PCGen Board of Directors
PR Silverback

PCGen v.6.08.00 RC1 Released

The PCGen Team is pleased to announce that PCGen v.6.08.00 RC1 has been released. We believe this to be a stable version for the next 6.08.00 Production Release.

DOWNLOAD SITE

What’s new for v6.08.00RC1

PCGen v6.08.00RC1 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 6.08.00RC1 release are listed below.

Notable Changes

 

Prerequisites

Java 9, 10 or 11. PCGEN 6.08.00RC1 is not compatible with Java 8 (or earlier) and it is NOT SUPPORTED. To get the latest version of Java, go to AdoptOpenJDK. PCGen has been tested with Java 9, 10 & 11 (including OpenJDK). Be aware that due to Oracle Licensing, and lack of availability 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

A big thank you to all our community and volunteers.

Andrew on behalf of the PCGen team.

Pardon our mess

We hare having to rebuild the website.

Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!

PCGen v.6.07.10-BETA Released!

PCGen is pleased to announce the release of PCGen 6.07.10 Beta.

Notable Changes:

  • Data bugs fixed
  • Starfinder Preview Sheet Fixed
  • New Formula System Stabilized

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

https://github.com/PCGen/pcgen/releases/download/6.07.10/pcgen-release-notes-60710.html

As you can see, the work for 6.08.00, the next stable release, is progressing well! So for the brave and the bold, please do try out this beta and give us your feedback.

PCGen is a RPG character generator and maintenance program (d20 systems). All datafiles are ASCII so they can be modified by users for their own campaigns. Please join us at https://pcgen.groups.io/g/main/topics or visit our site http://pcgen.org/

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PCGen Board of Directors meeting!

PCGen member will be conducting a public meeting for the project, and release schedule. See link for local time:

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20181110T1400

Since Discord seems to have the most public accessibility – we will host the meeting in the board_meetings channel: https://discord.gg/WZS65Ee

Use that link for access.

See you all there.

AGENDA:

1) State of the Program and release update plans

2) Reports from Content, Code and PR

3) Additional Business (If any)

4) Public Q&A

Should we use Patreon?

So there have been multiple people that suggest we use Patreon to support the project, and we have kicked the concept around several times in the past. But here’s the question, what as a completely free product would we offer?

And if so what should the tiers be? Realistically we don’t have much overhead. Other than getting a booth at GenCon every so often.

If we chose not to use Patreon we still have the Paypal donation link.

Donate

Speaking of which we do have a Discord channel setup. 🙂
https://discord.gg/yDSzXJg

 
–Paul Grosse
-PR Silverback
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