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Old 04-14-2016, 11:55 PM   #71
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I've just uploaded my Mini-Character Lenses for GURPS data file. This file is based on three Pyramid articles that were published in the eZine version of Pyramid back in 2006. The first article, Mini-Character Lenses for GURPS, is still available free online. Unfortunately the other two articles, Lens-Men and Lens-Men II , are not readily available anymore.
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Old 06-24-2016, 11:27 PM   #72
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Hi folks,
A while back, I was bored, and took GURPS HIGH TECH data file, and deleted all non-weapon entries from the file, and saved it as GURPS OLD WEST.gdf. Then I scrubbed it of all weapons TL 7 and higher and gave them new categories titled Old West - Subcategory (what ever the subcategory is/was). Once I got that to work, I was emboldened to try creating a new data file from scratch so to speak. I put together 119 elements from GURPS HIGH TECH ADVENTURE GUNS (and I didn't proof them yet for errors, so there are bound to be a few - as I am certainly not infallible when it comes to data entry!).

For a while there, I could not get the file to load at all, this despite the fact that I divided up the data lines into three lines with the same elements as is found in the GURPS HIGH TECH data file. Then I started to find the small stuff that would make it impossible to load, and found that some entries that had 2.75" as part of the description can not be entered that way in the data file (substituted " for inch). So, finally, I finished the file.

I used a macro to create the actual "guts" that went into the equipment file containing only the guns from GURPS HIGH TECH ADVENTURE GUNS - and it worked (not without some perplexing errors that took some time to weed out due to my inexperience). That macro will hopefully allow me to create my own weapons using Doug Coles ballistics formula, and real world data on weapons with real muzzle velocity and bullet weights. Clearly, this kind of data file would NOT be official, and about the only use for it might be someone who wants to use them for an ATE type campaign or something.

Long story short, the macro works after a fashion, and can stand some improvements before I'd give it out to people. I'd also release the actual code as a text kind of thing and give people instructions on how to create their own macro on their own machine so that they can at least understand what is going on and how (VBA is essentially the dumb cousin of VB.NET).

So, macro is available to anyone if they want it, and I can customize it for anyone who wants to customize it for their own use. The Adventure guns GDF can be given to someone, an hopefully they can verify the data is correct, and I will likely have a go at it myself before too long (just got a lot of things to do this weekend).

So, how do I upload the file to some place, or who do I send the 86.6 kilobyte file as an email attachment to?

I'm always open to suggestions on how I can improve things, and if someone wants to tell me how to set up say, an advantage section, or any other "sections" that is to be automated, feel free to email me saying "Hey Hal, want to work on a vba macro for me?"

I'm really thankful for the work others have put into the data files, and being able to give back at least ONE file in return would make me feel "good" as it were.
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Old 05-06-2018, 09:21 AM   #73
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I've updated a Mage: The Ascension gdf to be compatible with 4th edition GURPS.

Corrections done as followed:


Categories are Magi, Magi Spheres, and Magi Essences,
Arete requires Avatar,
Avatars need Essences (although I haven't figured out how to make essences pop up as required for Avatars yet),


Cleared out most skills because they were already in the basic book. Do is a specific name for an "Ultimate" or Origin style. If using Martial Arts, use something along those lines for Do. Skill-wise the only thing brought in here from before is the following:

Area Knowledge the Umbra and Survival Umbra

Arete has been modified so that it's a Will/VH skill with a limit on it based on your Arete level

Rotes are included (quite a few rotes actually) from mostly 2nd & 3rd ed, some modified for the 20th Anniversary Edition. I've included a couple of home-brew rotes as well with explanations as to how they work.

There's also a new "Blank Rote" which will ask you to name the rote, ask what spheres you want to use for it (do not use a single sphere more than once, just pick the highest level of that sphere), and it will automatically give you a -1 to every sphere beyond the first representing difficulty. They're setup as "Techniques", so 2 points required for the first level and 1 point for every additional level after that. (Thanks Armin and Eric for helping me get that ironed out).

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Old 01-09-2019, 07:41 PM   #74
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We are about to start Star Wars game. I was wondering if anyone had converted the races into a gdf file for use with GCA?
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:57 PM   #75
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If only I had the time to fix some of the existing data files, especially High-Tech, and create some new ones.
So much time, so little to do - wait, strike that, reverse it!

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