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PCGen v6.00.0 Released!
 
 
 
Welcome to PCGen v6.00.0, the latest stable release of PCGen. In this release we have introduced a new user interface and made substantial changes under the hood including hundreds of new features. The highlights of the changes for PCGen 6.0 are listed below:
 
Welcome to PCGen v6.00.0, the latest stable release of PCGen. In this release we have introduced a new user interface and made substantial changes under the hood including hundreds of new features. The highlights of the changes for PCGen 6.0 are listed below:
  
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The new user interface does not currently provide random NPC generation or LST editor functionality. These are earmarked for implementation in the future though.  
 
The new user interface does not currently provide random NPC generation or LST editor functionality. These are earmarked for implementation in the future though.  
  
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PCGen is an RPG character generator and maintenance program (d20 systems). All datafiles are ASCII text files so they can be modified by users for their own campaigns.
 
PCGen is an RPG character generator and maintenance program (d20 systems). All datafiles are ASCII text files so they can be modified by users for their own campaigns.
  
For more information about PCGen, join us at [[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pcgen/ PCGen@Yahoo!]]
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For more information about PCGen join us at [[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pcgen/ PCGen@Yahoo!]]
 
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or visit our [[http://pcgen.sourceforge.net/01_overview.php website]]
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or our [[http://wiki.pcgen.org/ wiki]]
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Visit our [[http://pcgen.sourceforge.net/01_overview.php website]] or our [[http://wiki.pcgen.org/ wiki]]
  
Download your free copy at PCGen [[https://sourceforge.net/projects/pcgen/files/PCGen%20Stable/6.00.0/ Download Page]]
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Download your free copy at [[https://sourceforge.net/projects/pcgen/files/PCGen%20Stable/6.00.0/ PCGen's Download Page]]
  
 
You can see all of the changes included in this release by checking out the  [[http://pcgen.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/pcgen/branches/6.00.x/pcgen/installers/release-notes/pcgen-release-notes-6000.html Release Note]]
 
You can see all of the changes included in this release by checking out the  [[http://pcgen.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/pcgen/branches/6.00.x/pcgen/installers/release-notes/pcgen-release-notes-6000.html Release Note]]
  
 
Open Issues can be viewed [[http://jira.pcgen.org/secure/Dashboard.jspa Trackers (JIRA)]]
 
Open Issues can be viewed [[http://jira.pcgen.org/secure/Dashboard.jspa Trackers (JIRA)]]

Latest revision as of 06:17, 27 November 2012

Welcome to PCGen v6.00.0, the latest stable release of PCGen. In this release we have introduced a new user interface and made substantial changes under the hood including hundreds of new features. The highlights of the changes for PCGen 6.0 are listed below:

[edit] Major Changes

New user interface

  • A faster, more responsive GUI, particularly when using multiple characters.
  • A redesigned interface intended to be friendlier and more informative
  • Support for Java 7 and Open JDK
  • Faster startup time

Improved performance Install to non admin location on Windows Full spell descriptions in RSRD and Pathfinder Command line PDF generation

[edit] LST Changes

Choice tags revamped and rigorously parsed Choice tags now only provide a choice - a separate tag (e.g. BONUS) is used to apply the choice All shipped data has been run through the LST converter to bring it up to 6.0 standards

[edit] New User Interface

A major feature of PCGen 6.0 is the new user interface. While the general layout of the program will still be familiar we've made lots of enhancements along the way such as

  • More information on the summary page for a quick view of the character
  • Easier access to new character tasks such as choosing an ability score method
  • Active 'things to do' list - click on a task and you'll be taken to the screen and field.
  • Start your character with class first - alignment is back to an after thought
  • Toggle quick filtering buttons (e.g. Qualified) to quickly focus on relevant items
  • A location based equipping display supporting drag and drop.
  • Thumbnail selection from your character portrait.
  • A campaign history tracker
  • Improved command line use, including PDF generation.
  • Improved printing including an in-program print preview.
  • Easier exporting, including auto open your generated file.
  • An easier to use Temporary Bonuses system

The new user interface does not currently provide random NPC generation or LST editor functionality. These are earmarked for implementation in the future though.


PCGen is an RPG character generator and maintenance program (d20 systems). All datafiles are ASCII text files so they can be modified by users for their own campaigns.

For more information about PCGen join us at [PCGen@Yahoo!]

Visit our [website] or our [wiki]

Download your free copy at [PCGen's Download Page]

You can see all of the changes included in this release by checking out the [Release Note]

Open Issues can be viewed [Trackers (JIRA)]

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