* Old-Style XML Export (1.0.1)
Initial release of this new export plugin.
Exports a character in the XML format exported by GCA4. GCA5 save files are natively XML, but complex, and this format allows for continued use of third-party tools that were created to use the simplistic CDATA-heavy XML output that GCA4 exported.
GCA can update a lot of the files it uses through the Package Manager in the Check for Updates system. It can even tell you that a new update for itself is available. Unfortunately, GCA can not update its primary program files through this system. To update GCA itself, you have to reinstall it from the setup program available on Warehouse23–the same way you originally installed GCA.
Here’s how you do that.
In the future, SJGames will no longer be updating the GCA available at the OLD store, but for the time being they have graciously updated that download to the current version. If you originally purchased GCA through the NEW store, however, you must download the updated GCA installer from there.
I’ve updated the draft version of the User Reference Guide, if you want to look it over.
I’ve got a few things into the GCA5 User’s Reference Guide at this point, so I thought I’d share a work-in-progress link, just in case anyone cares.
This is first draft territory; most of the links that will be there are not there yet, and the only editing so far is my own review as I write each piece, so there are likely lots of typos and whatnot.
If you want to take a look, please only comment on what kinds of content you’d like to see, depth of coverage, and so on. Anything at the copy-edit level will be wasted at this point.
Link to the file on my OneDrive is here: GCA5 User Reference Guide (link updated to new doc January 12, 2022)
I have updated the Spring Bandit Sheet.
It now includes these new features:
- Support for printing some of the trait icons (missing prereqs (P), defaulting (d), taboo conflict (!), leveled trait (stairsteps), overspent points (green flag), and inactive trait (red X).
- Support for having General Info print in one data column, instead of two side-by-side.
- Support for using a ‘monochrome’ color scheme, which lets you pick a color for the boxes/lines, and a color for shading the alternate items.
I think that’s it.
Download from the same place as before, which is here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/couple-sheets-58514865
I’m releasing two new sheets into the wild, but won’t include them in the updater in GCA5 until they’ve been beaten about a bit. Both are v1, and I think they make a great start on what they are, but you can let me know if you agree or not.
The two sheets are the Spring Bandit Sheet and the NPC Record Card. You can download them from my Patreon post here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/58514865 (this is a public post–available to all!), and that post links back to those pages I just linked above, which have the explanations and sample images.