Steve Jackson Games - Site Navigation
Home General Info Follow Us Search Illuminator Store Forums What's New Other Games Ogre GURPS Munchkin Our Games: Home

Go Back   Steve Jackson Games Forums > Roleplaying > GURPS > GURPS Character Assistant

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-11-2023, 09:42 PM   #1
DangerousThing
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Default Datafile Editing

It looks like I have to edit the *.fst files.

Is there documentation for these files in GCA5?
__________________
A little learning is a dangerous thing.
Warning: Invertebrate Punnster - Spinelessly Unable to Resist a Pun
Dangerous Thoughts, my blog about GURPS and life.
DangerousThing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2023, 10:14 PM   #2
ericbsmith
 
ericbsmith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Binghamton, NY, USA. Near the river Styx in the 5th Circle.
Default Re: Datafile Editing

FST files are Fast Load Files which are dynamically generated by GCA every time you load a new Library or any time a data file in the Library is changed. You don't ever want to touch those.

The files that you can edit are the Data Files which have a .gdf extension. In general you also don't want to edit the files which come as part of the program, because those will be updated or restored by GCA. What you want to do is make your own Data File and load it as part of the Library to make the changes you are looking for.

The two best references for the Data Files are to look at the existing Data Files just to see how it's done and the GCA5 Reference Documentation.
__________________
Eric B. Smith GURPS Data File Coordinator
GURPSLand
I shall pull the pin from this healing grenade and...
Kaboom-baya.
ericbsmith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2023, 06:26 AM   #3
DangerousThing
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Default Re: Datafile Editing

Thanks much!
__________________
A little learning is a dangerous thing.
Warning: Invertebrate Punnster - Spinelessly Unable to Resist a Pun
Dangerous Thoughts, my blog about GURPS and life.
DangerousThing is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
docs, gca5

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Fnords are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.