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    Simon reacted to Pattern Ghost in [Forum Software] My eyes...my eyes!   
    Just a side note: As I pointed out in my first post in the thread: Every time this forum software gets updated, the theme seems to get reset. You guys should be used to this by now. I can see how Simon's annoyed by the tone of some of the responses. Given that Simon's been keeping our little hangout running through the apocalypse here, and tensions are high due to 2020 being a suckfest, we should probably cut him some slack. I've been on the board since like 1999 or 2000, and it's not been as well-run as it has been under Simon.
     
    Let's all hold hands and sing kumbaya, now. At least we can still asynchronously communicate.
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    Simon reacted to Tjack in [Forum Software] My eyes...my eyes!   
    How much of this is about disliking change of ANY kind as opposed to an actual problem with the new format?
       Meanwhile, thank you Simon for your hard work maintaining this joint in the first place.❤️❤️
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    Simon got a reaction from ScottishFox in Coronavirus   
    My oral hygiene has gone to a whole new level during this - only took hot-boxing myself in my mask a couple of times to hammer that lesson home
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    Simon got a reaction from Old Man in Coronavirus   
    My oral hygiene has gone to a whole new level during this - only took hot-boxing myself in my mask a couple of times to hammer that lesson home
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    Simon got a reaction from Matt the Bruins in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Since I've been a bit lax of late, I'm going to post this publicly rather than quietly issuing a warning:  this post is not acceptable in this thread (which makes it unacceptable on the forums in general).
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    Simon got a reaction from Cygnia in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Since I've been a bit lax of late, I'm going to post this publicly rather than quietly issuing a warning:  this post is not acceptable in this thread (which makes it unacceptable on the forums in general).
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    Simon got a reaction from TrickstaPriest in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    As was seen in Georgia 
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    Simon got a reaction from TrickstaPriest in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    beside the point.  Easy to “hack” a single vote...and pointless.  When you start talking about a scale needed to actually make a difference you look to concentration points- too much noise to do individual on a large scale.
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    Simon got a reaction from TrickstaPriest in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Best way to think of that is the scale needed to have any impact.
     
    is it possible (easy, even) to get at an individual ballot without detection?  Yes.  Full stop.
     
    but that’s like saying that you can get full access to one user’s Facebook account - doesn’t really get you anything.
     
    is it possible to get at ballots on a scale that would impact a regional election (without being detected)?  Probably not.  Vastly easier to focus on concentration points like polling locations.
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    Simon reacted to Kintatsu in HD6 stuck   
    So the ampersand is definitely causing some issues...
     
    And changing the directory name fixed it!  Thank you so much!!!
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    Simon reacted to Panpiper in Newbie Questions   
    I swear by Hero Designer. You made the right call getting it.
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    Simon got a reaction from Panpiper in Newbie Questions   
    Sounds like you’ve unpacked the download (installed) to a directory you don’t have full permissions to.  Try putting it in your Documents directory or off of your Desktop.
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    Simon got a reaction from ianmuku in Newbie Questions   
    Sounds like you’ve unpacked the download (installed) to a directory you don’t have full permissions to.  Try putting it in your Documents directory or off of your Desktop.
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    Simon got a reaction from ScottishFox in Coronavirus   
    Joining in with everyone else in sending best wishes your way.  
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    Simon got a reaction from Khas in Gifting a PDF   
    You can give the other individual the PDF -- there's no license to speak of that would prevent that.

    You cannot split off part of an order from your account and assign it to another account, so they will not be able to download/re-download the PDF from the site without purchasing it on their own.
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    Simon got a reaction from Killer Shrike in Have any significant improvements been added to Hero Designer in the last few years?   
    No, since prior to 2013 (when we moved the site to new software and changed the sales model for HD), HD was sold under a 2 year support contract.  You would have needed to renew your support contract in order to download updates/new versions/etc.  We did continue to honor existing support contracts after the move, but those all ran out by 2015.

    The good news is that the cost to purchase HD was (intentionally) kept the same as the cost to renew your support contract ($25)...so you're not out anything.
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    Simon got a reaction from TheDarkling in Newbie Questions   
    About the only thing you'd need is to ensure you have Java installed (www.java.com) -- that's the main requirement for HD.  Other than that, a few things tend to crop up on Windows systems (mainly not knowing what to do with Java executables (.jar files)) -- there are instructions on the download page for HD that will cover how to address that, should the situation arise.
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    Simon got a reaction from Gandalf970 in Fantasy Armor to cost End (custom)   
    That’s more of a game-time control than a construction control.  For construction of abilities, you can change how HD handles END in general, but not for a specific ability/type of power (beyond what is specified in the rules).
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    Simon got a reaction from Gandalf970 in I am sure it's my lack of knowledge   
    NP...it’s one of the trickier mechanisms in HD.  I wanted the ability to edit the display to be easy, but that wasn’t really compatible with a transparent edit of a build.  Once you’re used to it, it’s not a big deal, but you do have to get used to it...
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    Simon got a reaction from Gandalf970 in I am sure it's my lack of knowledge   
    Slightly tricky here: what you’re doing is editing the text/display of the ability and not the ability itself.  If you double-click on the text, it will take you into edit mode — the blue text indicates that the display is different from the default for the build.  If you double click on the cost (or right-click and edit) you’ll be take into the edit window for the ability and can assign/remove levels to your heart’s content (and have the cost and display affected as appropriate).

    If you have edited the display for an ability (such that it’s displaying in blue), double-click on the text to edit it and then remove all text to revert to default.
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    Simon got a reaction from GM Joe in Coronavirus   
    Only when they reopen prematurely.  IL has actually done a pretty good job of managing the safeguards and phased re-opening....and has been trending downwards even after going to Phase 3 of the reopening plan.  If all continues as it has, we're looking to move to Phase 4 in about 3 weeks.  Should things start to take a turn for the worse, the plan has always been to move back to previous phases based on the numbers that are coming in.
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    Simon got a reaction from TrickstaPriest in Coronavirus   
    Only when they reopen prematurely.  IL has actually done a pretty good job of managing the safeguards and phased re-opening....and has been trending downwards even after going to Phase 3 of the reopening plan.  If all continues as it has, we're looking to move to Phase 4 in about 3 weeks.  Should things start to take a turn for the worse, the plan has always been to move back to previous phases based on the numbers that are coming in.
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    Simon got a reaction from Brian Stanfield in Hero Designer (HD) on Apple Mac Desktop or Laptop   
    Yes, of course....helping someone troubleshoot a bad installation of Java (not HD) means that pen and paper (and keeping track of all of the HERO System rules surrounding character generation) is easier.  Couldn't be clearer.
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    Simon got a reaction from Korren9 in Hero Designer (HD) on Apple Mac Desktop or Laptop   
    Yeah...you don't have Java properly installed.
     
    I'd remove the JDK that you attempted to install (google is your friend as that is going to be well outside of the purview of this site).  Once that's done, go to java.com and install the current JRE -- it's the big red button that says "Java Download"
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