Setting the count on creation works fine. Its just the edit that appears broke.
Yes, it is broke and there is already a tracker on it.
(possible bug in following paragraph)
I did some work with init tool this morning getting ready for tomorrow's game. I added custom properties for AC, Hitpoints, Weap1 and Weap2. Next I went to GroupTool and I created a group called 'PCs' and tried to drag tokens from maptool into it but it didn't work. I created a dummy first entry called xxx and was then able to drag tokens into group tool just fine but I wasn't able to delete the first dummy entry. I save the group and exited, came back in and am still not able to delete the dummy entry from group tool. If I add the group to IT I can delete it.
This is also a bug that I added to the tracker.
(feature request 1)
Would it be possible to save the current encounter to a group file? I looked around but couldn't find a way to do this. The reason I ask is that some values like hit points will change and I want to be able to save that off as is and work with other groups. The example would be an orc war party that ran away from one encounter but appears later in the adventure.
I think I can do this, the only problem I have is that I don't save the image for creatures in IT at full size. They were made smaller so that they didn't take up a lot of space in the encounter file.
- Do you need to add and/or update the groups in an existing group file?
- Do you need full sized icons for tokens?
- Groups don't support timers so these have to be deleted. This OK?
Another use for this would be to have several groups of different types of monster that you combine into one encounter to save off as a group called room37 that can be called up later when the players actually get to room 37.
Wouldn't it just be easier for me to allow dragging one group into another? I just told Phergus that this was a bug, but if it turns out to be useful we could call it a feature instead
(feature request 2)
The ability to export/import the list into/from a spreadsheet format would be nice. This way I could export my lists, rapidly edit them and then put them back in place. I would guess Java has some standard libraries for this.
I have no problems exporting/importing data from a simple data format. Excel ain't that format though
I did a little research and it isn't to difficult to do, but it is very windows specific. Don't want anything like that in RPtools. And I don't want to read the files direct, I'd end up spending more time doing that than adding new functionality..
XML would be a pretty good format since it is already built into java. I'm not sure how easy it would be to get at the icons though. Once it is in XML we can write XSLT transforms for it. CSV is pretty easy to do as well, except for the images. I prefer XML over CSV, just because it is easier to deal with in code.
The other reason is that the underlying files will change structure invalidating older versions of the save file. If there is some sort of neutral format, it might make it easier to export/import into the new save file structure.
I agree with this. I'll add a tracker to change the save format. This is my preferred way of handling your import/export request. I am leaning towards java's XML format, which is a little screwy but we can do XSLT to make it something better. I'll have to check and see how it handles images first though.