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  1. Simon

    Can't launch HD6.jar

    You don't have base GUI classes required for the application to run. Go to www.java.com
  2. Simon

    Can't launch HD6.jar

    Get Java from Oracle, not Apple. www.java.com
  3. An issue in a recent software update -- fixed in a patch that was applied this morning.
  4. Simon

    Converting/Importing old Hero Creator files?

    You're going to need to key everything in the hard way -- you're talking about a program that is over 15 years out of date. While it was updated for 5th edition, it was never even close to being rules-compliant...so even if you were to work on some form of export/import process, you'd have more work in identifying and resolving conflicts/rules violations than you would just keying the character into HD from scratch.
  5. Simon

    2018.01.01 Errata compliance?

    Yes, HD fully supports HERO System 6th Edition
  6. Simon

    We lost a good one.....

    I was very saddened to see this. He will be missed.
  7. Simon

    Can't launch HD6.jar

    Something's definitely not configured correctly on your system. Could be easy: make sure you have full rights to the directory that you're running HD6.jar from -- it's going to try to create some files and subdirectories there and will error out if it doesn't have access. If that doesn't work, open up a terminal and post the output from the following: java -version You can also try navigating to the directory that you've saved HD6.jar to and manually running the app via the following: java -jar HD6.jar At the very least, you should get to see whatever error your system is throwing that way -- post it here and we can work from there.
  8. Simon

    Can't launch HD6.jar

    Ok...a few things: 1. The JDK is the Java development kit - it includes the runtime environment (what you need) plus a bunch of developer tools (which you most likely don’t). You could install just the JRE (Java runtime environment) by going to www.java.com 2. A statement of “check the console” sounds like you’re trying to run the application from your browser...which you’ve likely realized by now you don’t want to do. Double click on HD6.jar to launch the app. If that doesn’t do it (some windows systems don’t like to let Java configure itself for .jar files), google “jarfix” - the first result will contain a small program you can run to correct the file associations on your system.
  9. The last update posted was 20171119. Martial Grab adds 10 STR to the character's grab, you're seeing the total in the display field (you apparently have the character's STR at the default of 10). If you want to change the way Martial Grab works, you'd need to create a custom template and redefine Martial Grab...though STR bonuses are always going to be added in to the character's STR (there's not much of a way around that other than to hardcode in the DISPLAY value for the ability rather than having the program swap in the total STR).
  10. 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.



    1. Simon


      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.

  11. And read the documentation. Help -> View Documentation...
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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).
  15. Simon

    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.