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Author Topic: Hero Lab v8.5 messed up 4e  (Read 606 times)


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Hero Lab v8.5 messed up 4e
« on: April 26, 2018, 10:51:27 PM »
Hello everyone.
This is my first post because this is the first time I have been to this site. Recently, Hero Lab updated to 8.5 and when it did, I couldn't open my 4e game system anymore. The error says: "The data files could not be loaded due to the following errors:
File: ddi_weapon_properties.aug (line 3) - Unspecified error"

I opened that file from the ProgramData as a Notepad file and 'line 3' refers to 'Energized' weapon properties.

In fact here is entire contents of this file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<document signature="Hero Lab Structure">
  <extgroup group="WepProp" tag="Energized" name="Energized"></extgroup>
  <extgroup group="WepProp" tag="Distant" name="Distant"></extgroup>
  <extgroup group="WepProp" tag="Brutal2" name="Brutal 2"></extgroup>
  <extgroup group="WepProp" tag="EmpowCrit" name="Empowered Crit"></extgroup>
  <extgroup group="WepProp" tag="Shielding" name="Shielding"></extgroup>
  <extgroup group="WepProp" tag="Stout" name="Stout"></extgroup>
  <extgroup group="WepProp" tag="Mobile" name="Mobile"></extgroup>
  <extgroup group="WepProp" tag="Brutal1" name="Brutal 1"></extgroup>
  <extgroup group="WepProp" tag="Forceful" name="Forceful"></extgroup>
  <extgroup group="WepProp" tag="Mounted" name="Mounted"></extgroup>
  <extgroup group="WepProp" tag="Blinking" name="Blinking"></extgroup>
  <extgroup group="WepProp" tag="Reaching" name="Reaching"></extgroup>

I tried deleting the file and open it, and it at least opens the game system. I tried uninstalling Hero Lab and only installing v8.4 and it worked, but my character portfolio was corrupted and I had to delete it. At least I have a print out of it.

Any thoughts on this problem? Any help will be greatly appreciated.


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Re: Hero Lab v8.5 messed up 4e
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2018, 10:04:07 AM »
I was just coming on to ask the same thing, although I'm not so proficient with the Hero Lab editor to muck around with ProgramData :-).


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Re: Hero Lab v8.5 messed up 4e
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2018, 11:05:13 PM »
I reported this to Lone Wolf and they acknowledged it as a bug. They said there should be a fixed version of Hero Lab out around Tuesday.

Naturally, I have a 4e game Sunday  >:(  but I went into the Hero Lab downloads directory and re-installed version 8.4d for now.


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Re: Hero Lab v8.5 messed up 4e
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2018, 11:03:57 PM »
I just downloaded and installed Hero Lab 8.5a and 4e seems to be working fine now!


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