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Converting/Importing old Hero Creator files?

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Greetings fellow Champions Players!


I have a batch of old characters from my Hero Creator software days that I would dearly love to convert to Hero Designer file format for my most recent campaign.

Does a system exist for that, and can I get some step-by-step instruction?

My hope is that I won't have to enter each and every bit of data by hand back in for each character. That would be a terrible pain.


Thanks in advance!

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Thanks for the reply :)


It looks to me like it's 5th edition compatible. There was a reference for an export file (HD.flt) that could possibly be used for that propose, but I can not for the life of me, find where to use such a filter for output.


Thus, the thread.


Anyone with some experience here?


I am still hoping to avoid keying in everything the Hard way...


Thanks again!

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You're going to need to key everything in the hard way -- you're talking about a program that is over 15 years out of date.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.

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Although that is what I feared, at least now I have a definitive answer to my question... :(


Thanks again, Simon, for the input!


As I key in a few things, I might find a place to share some of the old treasures I managed to dig up.


Things like: the Pro Wrestler Fighting Style, including the old rules for Style Disadvantage, etc.


We'll have to see just how ambitious I feel after converting a few characters ;)

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