Release Notes for PCGen v6.1.6
PCGen is a FREE Open Source character generator and maintenance program for role-playing games.
PCGen currently supports the d20 RPG system and includes data sets based upon gaming material from Wizards of the Coast, Paizo Publishing and dozens of other publishers.
The project's current focus is on gaming material released under Wizards of the Coast's Open Gaming License (OGL) and sources supporting the Pathfinder RPG by Paizo, but the PCGen team also works with publishers to get permission to include limited Closed Content as well.
PCGen runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Unix/Linux using Java
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PCGen v6.1.6 is
an alpha release from our development branch to allow
experimentation and testing of our latest work.
Please give it a shot and let us know how it works for you.
Some notable changes in this release are listed below.
- Tags deprecated in 6.0 have been removed
- Bardic Music and Paladin Auras temp bonuses have been added
The following new sources were added in 6.1.6
- [Paizo] Goblins of Golarion
- [Paizo] Skulls & Shackles AP - Player's Guide
- [Super Genius Games] Adventurer's Handbook
- Monster Manual II OGC
For full details of the new changes in this release, see the Change Log .
James Dempsey for the PCGEN Team -- 15 September, 2013.
Java 6 or Java 7. PCGEN 6.1.6 is not compatible with Java 1.5.x and it is NOT SUPPORTED.
To get the latest version of Java, go to
PCGen has been tested with both Java 6 (including OpenJDK) and Java 7.
Please see the
Installation Documentation for information about installing PCGen.
Read the doc!
Please make sure you read the docs to
familiarize yourself with the changes. You can access it from
docs/index.html located in the PCGen directory.
If you have custom data created using either the old LST Editor, or the my_dataset example files, it is
very important that you read the
Upgrading PCGen and
Upgrading home brews
before installing your new version of PCGen.
Thanks to the following people who contributed to this release:
Andrew Maitland, Anestis Kozakis, David R. Bender, Doug Limmer, Eric C Smith,
Henk Slaaf, James Dempsey, Jami Lowery, Kim Winz, Paul Grosse, Paul Shipley,
Rob Reed, Stefan Radermacher, Tom Parker, and Vincent Lhote.
PCGen is an open source project. Anyone who wants to contribute whether it is Java programming, data
set programming, documentation, helping new users, general cat herding, massage, walking the dogs, etc.
is very welcome.
If you want to help drop a mail to PR@pcgen.org
or Content@pcgen.org, or
simply post a message with the title "I Want To Help" in one of the mailing lists.
New Data Sources
New Code Features
- [CODE-212] - keyboard shortcuts for dialogs/buttons
- [CODE-1363] - Indicate encumbered load more visibly
- [CODE-1852] - Move default choosers to use new UI choosers
- [CODE-2241] - Code Removal for Deprecated Tags
New Data Features
- [DATA-1107] - Fix performance issues - Class Abilities Redone
- [DATA-1231] - Favoured Class Bonus for Magus Arcane Pool extends to Suli and Tiefling
- [DATA-1241] - [Pathfinder][Advanced Race Guide] Allow Race restrictions on spells to be bypassed if desired
- [DATA-1245] - Implement the Bardic Music and Paladin Auras Temp Bonuses
- [DATA-1248] - Fiendish Sorcery
- [DATA-1250] - Potions of Inflict Wounds not in Equipment
- [DATA-1258] - Witch Hex as a standard variable
- [DATA-1274] - OS lacks mention of the Witch patron
- [DATA-1277] - Implement the Monk Flurry BAB for Temporary Bonus Combat Feats
New Documentation Feature
- [DOCS-285] - Remove deprecated tags from docs.
Code Bug Fixes
- [CODE-1580] - Font doesn't look good
- [CODE-2202] - CHOOSE:USERINPUT with PREXXX can't remove selection once chosen
- [CODE-2203] - Remaining Selections not showing for CHOOSE:USERINPUT
- [CODE-2251] - AUTO:WEAPONPROF with PREWEAPONPROF throwing stack overflow
- [CODE-2255] - Bold missing on preview sheet Standard.htm
- [CODE-2258] - Modified Base items reapplying eqmods
- [CODE-2263] - CHOOSE:USERINPUT does not work with single choice option selected
- [CODE-2265] - Removing Spell Focus Feat w/o specifying School Removes Feat Slot
- [CODE-2269] - DEFINE doesn't work for display if in a granted secondary ability
Data Bug Fixes
- [DATA-1110] - Errors on Load - Missing data?
- [DATA-1219] - Pathfinder Arcane Archer Enhance Arrows Class Ability using 35e text.
- [DATA-1224] - [UC] Kensai Archetype Exotic Weapon Proficiency Katana not granting One-Handed use
- [DATA-1227] - Reduce Person Effects Not Applied Correctly
- [DATA-1229] - Oracle Lightning Breath calculated values are not updated
- [DATA-1230] - Knight of the Sepulcher Archetype allowing Paladin when it's Anti-Paladin only.
- [DATA-1235] - Kitsune Innate Spell Dancing Lights still on PC after Kitsune magic replaced
- [DATA-1237] - (Advanced Player's Guide) Urban Druid - Lorekeeper
- [DATA-1238] - [PF] Samuari with Order of the Paw not gaining abilities
- [DATA-1239] - [ARG] Scarred Witch Doctor Archetype ability 'Constitution Dependent' not implemented
- [DATA-1240] - [ARG] Scarred Witch Doctor Archetype scarshield calculation incorrect
- [DATA-1242] - [Pathfinder][Inner Sea Guide] Spells incorrectly have PREDEITY entries.
- [DATA-1244] - [PF] Adding 2nd level of Storm Druid archetype breaks character.
- [DATA-1246] - [Pathfinder][Ultimate Combat] The ninja trick Deadly range can be taken several times and stacks
- [DATA-1247] - Enlarge Person temporary bonus does not change weapon damage dice
- [DATA-1255] - Tiefling Alternate Spell-like ability DC is not set (and defaults to 10)
- [DATA-1256] - Issue with Acrobatics (Jump/Underground)
- [DATA-1257] - [Inner Sea Guide] Linguistics (Create forgery) skill conditional issue
- [DATA-1259] - [PF] Night Hag requiring user to equip Heartstone to gain soul bind and etherealness
- [DATA-1261] - [Pathfinder] Rangers should be proficient in medium armor
- [DATA-1264] - Elven chain cost and weight
- [DATA-1267] - 3.5 Traits for Legacy of Fire World Traveler does not save selection
- [DATA-1271] - Jotungrip not allowing to equip 2hand weapon in 1hand.
- [DATA-1272] - [PF - Inner Sea Primer] Wizard Subschools aren't appearing
- [DATA-1273] - Bonded Witch Item Selections don't appear in UI
- [DATA-1275] - Favored class bonus for alternate classes not present
- [DATA-1278] - Spell issues
- [DATA-1279] - Familiar Speak One Language indicates raven but can be given to other familiar
- [DATA-1280] - Ninja sneak attack damage is not indicated
Output Sheet Bug Fixes
- [OS-257] - The laptop sheets don’t take into account acrobatics rank for fighting defensively
- [OS-260] - CMB displayed "+-1"
Documentation Bug Fix
- [DOCS-270] - Trivial errors (typos, etc.) in various datafilestagpages