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  1. Hi,


    Have you seen this http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/eol-135779.html concerning the roadmap for Java?  I am wondering what that means for both of our applications.



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      Likely not much. The baseline Java SE is still under development -- it's products like Java SE Advanced that are going into long term support....and even those are still getting updates, just not major new features.

  2. And read the documentation. Help -> View Documentation...
  3. OK...we're running into some issues with observation skills here. Let's make it clear: Store -> Manage Purchases Store -> Client Area -> Purchases They both go to the same page. They both allow you to download purchases.
  4. It's a download (link included in the confirmation email -- check your spam folder or your provider's spam filters if you haven't received it). All downloadable purchases can be accessed from the Purchases section of your Client Area on the site.
  5. Click on the link for the Store (top of the page) -- you'll find HD under featured products on the main store page or under the HERO System Software category (linked off of the main store page).
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    Powers displayed in different colors

    Blue text means that the ability's display has been edited to a user-defined value (and will no longer be updated by the application). To revert to the default display text, click on the ability's display text (to enter edit mode), and delete/clear all text -- the program will insert the default display when you hit enter.
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    Linkage error?

    It's because there is no "fixed" value to add to the character's defenses for Absorption -- it's a game-time determination, not a character creation determination.
  8. Simon

    So how do I change my title?

    Make roughly 471 more posts. Important addendum: without spamming or flooding the forums (while that will change your title, it won't be what you want)
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    HTML Export

    You may want to do some digging there and see if that applies to any/all CSS (which would severely limit your ability to post styled or structured text), or just <style> containers. If the latter, you'll likely find some options in the Downloads section. If the former, you'll want to stick to plaintext export formats for the most part.
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    HTML Export

    An indication as to why no CSS may help people find options...
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    Not online?!

    1. You'd be very, very wrong about the "relatively trivial" part. Even a strictly RAW approach (without ability to customize) would require a LOT of custom logic worked in. 2. You would need to talk to HERO Games (DOJ) about licensing before approaching an idea like that - you're talking about a large portion of their IP.
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    Possible .APK Conversion?

    Unfortunately, it's not that simple -- mobile systems like Android use a very different version of Java from what you get on a full install (JRE). A large portion of the application would need to be completely re-written (the entirety of the UI, a decent portion of the file handling, much of the internal logic, etc.), with conversion handling only those APIs that are shared between the full JRE and the mini version that runs on mobile devices. For the effort involved in both the initial re-coding of the application as well as the ongoing maintenance of multiple different codebases, it's completely non-workable from a financial aspect --- NO ONE would pay the amount it would cost to cover those expenses/efforts. Most are hard to convince to drop more than $5 on a mobile application, a proposition which only works out if you have massive sales and low cost of entry (we'd have neither).
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    Equipment Tab not showing

    Well, for one, you extended builtin.Main.hdt...so HD has no idea that you're looking to use heroic rules. I'd recommend extending builtin.Heroic.hdt to remedy that. The equipment tab will be enabled by default for heroic rulesets. You can enable/disable the equipment tab under the Campaign Rules (settings tab).
  14. You can specify other Characteristics to base a Skill off of, but all Characteristic-based Skills/rolls will use the same formula (which you can also set in the campaign rules). By default, it's 9+CHAR/5 (regardless of which Characteristic is chosen). If you change that, it will affect all Skill rolls, not just those based off of OCV.
  15. You can create a custom Characteristic that bases its value off of other Characteristics, but not one that bases it off of itself (obviously)....which is what it sounds like you're looking to do. Combat Skills are best handled via Combat Skill Levels (on the Skills tab).