Character Tool Instructions?

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Re: Character Tool Instructions?

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I am just starting out with maptool. Is there a way to use the .cmpgn file that is created when you edit the campaign in maptools to create a .rpgame file for chartool?

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No, because they contain two different groups of info. MapTools holds more than just token info.

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Re: Character Tool Instructions?

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I have the CT working just fine on the 4E setting. My only question is how to edit the count field on equipment. For instance I select dagger and it shows cost, weight, count etc. I would like to change the count to more than one. i.e. 5 Daggers. But even though it lets me into this field and I can change the amount, when I leave the field it reverts back to 1. Is this a bug or is there something else I should be doing. Thanks.

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It's a weird bug I haven't figured out how to fix yet. After you have finished typing click on one of the other fields on that same panel. If that doesn't work I'll take a look at the code and see if I can figure out what's wrong.

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Re: Character Tool Instructions?

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I just loaded CT again and now it lets me edit that field. Maybe it needed to be saved first or reopened. I don't know. But it appears fine now. Thanks anyway.

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Re: Character Tool Instructions?

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So well i got my character ready and all on CT, i have put a token to it also. Now how do i make it so my character is loaded onto my token? Ive tried to do it but somehow doesnt work. Step by Step instructions are always appreciated :)!

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You should just be able to load the rptok file into MT.

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Re: Character Tool Instructions?

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By using add to library? if so how do i attach it to a token after? As i said it kinda didnt really do that somehow o.O

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I am confused as to what you are trying to do. When you create a character using CT and save it the tool builds a .rptok file. A .rptok file may be dragged onto any MT map. If the CT game settings file you used to create a character match the MT framework you are using then the data will show up in MT, otherwise it will not because MT doesn't know how to read CT's data.

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Re: Character Tool Instructions?

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then how to download the same framework on both? Unless D&D 4e is already there?

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Currently, CT only supports TK's framework and Veggiesama's 2.1.5 framework and only the PHB 1 book. I was working on adding PHB 2 until Jay said he was changing the format of the xml data. Since then, I have moved on to Pathfinder.

BTW, Jay what is the status of the new CT and do you have instructions so I can add Lindsay's FW to the 3.5/Pathfinder game setting?

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I've finished testing CT and now I'm testing IT. I've upgraded everything to the latest libraries that MT is using. So it should be out this week, unless I run into some big problem. No instructions other than looking at what I developed for the two frameworks that are already there. Its been so long since I worked on them I don't remember what I was doing :oops:. The Pathfinder file is still pretty much a copy of D&D 3e with a little work done on the skills. I don't have the pathfinder rules so I can't really do much to the file.

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Eagerly awaiting the new files! I will take a look at them as soon as you are finished. I would love to use it to grab a file from PC-Gen or Herolab and turn it into a CT file that can generate a MT file that works also in IT.

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jay wrote:I've finished testing CT and now I'm testing IT. I've upgraded everything to the latest libraries that MT is using. So it should be out this week, unless I run into some big problem. No instructions other than looking at what I developed for the two frameworks that are already there. Its been so long since I worked on them I don't remember what I was doing :oops:. The Pathfinder file is still pretty much a copy of D&D 3e with a little work done on the skills. I don't have the pathfinder rules so I can't really do much to the file.


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Re: Character Tool Instructions?

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Thanks for the heads up. Would you know who is fixing rplib?

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