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Theme Framework for HeroLab 5 / 4e 4.0 - .HL version;sa=view;down=168

Daphne Pfister's mod that enables Themes in Herolab 4e.

This is the .hl version that should be importable directly into hero lab.

( This is my first time bundling as an hl file, so hopefully I did it right. )
Herolab 4e Development / My thoughts on the downloader
December 01, 2012, 11:49:08 AM
Just a set of thoughts on the downloader and ideas about guidelines we should probably follow for changing it.

The downloader is a bit of a grey area, so we probably should exercise the same choices made by wolflair. Low load downloads, using temporary storage for the downloaded files, &c.

What I would like to see changed to the downloader.

  • Store the id number ( and possibly type ) in a field for all the things. So Wizard would store the id 9.
  • Store the time the thing was last updated in a field in either a standardized forum or as seconds since the epoc.
  • The ability to merge information downloaded with previously generated ddi_*.dat files as well as the templates.
  • Fix handling prices for consumables.
  • Handle power attack changes at different tiers.
  • Description into scripts generation. TSR uses very specific wording for things, so it should be possible to pick up some key sentences and automatically use them to create scripts.
  • Handling linked/nested powers and full discipline powers better.
  • Partial download modes. Allow various partial download modes.

    • Everything - Download everything.
    • Add new mode - Just the indices, and then any item whose id is not already in the ddi_*.dat files. If the dat files do not yet exists this is identical to everything.
    • Spot check mode - Pick a few things at random from the current ddi_*.dat files with a slight preference to things with oldest update time. If changes are detected offer to download the rest of things.
    • Profile download - Give an por file or character builder exported character, only download and update the things used by the character.
    • Update old mode - Update things that are have not be updated over a month and download them.
    • Default - Combination of add new mode and spot check mode.

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