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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:
  
Major Changes
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=Major Changes=
 
New user interface
 
New user interface
-- A faster, more responsive GUI, particularly when using multiple characters.
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* A faster, more responsive GUI, particularly when using multiple characters.
-- A redesigned interface intended to be friendlier and more informative
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* A redesigned interface intended to be friendlier and more informative
-- Support for Java 7 and Open JDK
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* Support for Java 7 and Open JDK
-- Faster startup time
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* Faster startup time
 
Improved performance
 
Improved performance
 
Install to non admin location on Windows
 
Install to non admin location on Windows
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Command line PDF generation
 
Command line PDF generation
  
LST Changes:
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=LST Changes=
 
Choice tags revamped and rigorously parsed
 
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
 
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
 
All shipped data has been run through the LST converter to bring it up to 6.0 standards
  
New User Interface
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=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
 
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
 
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* More information on the summary page for a quick view of the character
More information on the summary page for a quick view of the character
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* Easier access to new character tasks such as choosing an ability score method
Easier access to new character tasks such as choosing an ability score method
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* Active 'things to do' list - click on a task and you'll be taken to the screen and field.
Active 'things to do' list - click on a task and you'll be taken to the screen and field.
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* Start your character with class first - alignment is back to an after thought
Start your character with class first - alignment is back to an after thought
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* Toggle quick filtering buttons (e.g. Qualified) to quickly focus on relevant items
Toggle quick filtering buttons (e.g. Qualified) to quickly focus on relevant items
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* A location based equipping display supporting drag and drop.
A location based equipping display supporting drag and drop.
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* Thumbnail selection from your character portrait.
Thumbnail selection from your character portrait.
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* A campaign history tracker
A campaign history tracker
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* Improved command line use, including PDF generation.
Improved command line use, including PDF generation.
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* Improved printing including an in-program print preview.
Improved printing including an in-program print preview.
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* Easier exporting, including auto open your generated file.
Easier exporting, including auto open your generated file.
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* An easier to use Temporary Bonuses system
An easier to use Temporary Bonuses system
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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 our Yahoo group:
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For more information about PCGen, join us at [[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pcgen/ PCGen@Yahoo!]]
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pcgen/
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or visit our website:
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or visit our [[http://pcgen.sourceforge.net/01_overview.php website]]
http://pcgen.sourceforge.net/01_overview.php
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or our wiki:
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or our [[http://wiki.pcgen.org/ wiki]]
http://wiki.pcgen.org/
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Download your free copy:
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Download your free copy at PCGen [[https://sourceforge.net/projects/pcgen/files/PCGen%20Stable/6.00.0/ Download Page]]
https://sourceforge.net/projects/pcgen/files/PCGen%20Stable/6.00.0/
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You can see all of the changes included in this release by checking out the release notes:
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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]]
http://pcgen.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/pcgen/branches/6.00.x/pcgen/installers/release-notes/pcgen-release-notes-6000.html
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Trackers (JIRA) bugs:
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Open Issues can be viewed [[http://jira.pcgen.org/secure/Dashboard.jspa Trackers (JIRA)]]
http://jira.pcgen.org/secure/Dashboard.jspa
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Revision as of 06:12, 27 November 2012

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:

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

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

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!]

or visit our [website]

or our [wiki]

Download your free copy at PCGen [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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