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Lexin July 28th, 2017 03:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PhilFischer (Post 253397)
We still need data file paths editing in a day and age of cloud computing. Want to push Program Data Files to Dropbox.

We do indeed. I keep most of my files in the cloud these days. Means that on the sad day in which I have to reinstall my OS, I'm not bewailing the fact that I didn't keep backups.

zevonite May 12th, 2018 02:05 PM

Savage Rifts data usage
 
I see that a lot of work has been done on the Savage Rifts data. I'm new to using custom data in Hero Lab. Where do I put the files? I tried using the GitHub address as a data source, but that created an error and did not modify my Savage Worlds character creation screen. I put the data in C:\ProgramData\Hero Lab\data\savage and it did nothing. What am I missing? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

EightBitz May 15th, 2018 02:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zevonite (Post 266415)
I see that a lot of work has been done on the Savage Rifts data. I'm new to using custom data in Hero Lab. Where do I put the files? I tried using the GitHub address as a data source, but that created an error and did not modify my Savage Worlds character creation screen. I put the data in C:\ProgramData\Hero Lab\data\savage and it did nothing. What am I missing? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

After you put the files in data\savage, check your sources in Hero Lab, and make sure you have the proper ones selected.

Exmortis May 16th, 2018 03:39 AM

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Originally Posted by AEIOU (Post 70442)
All paths really need to be user definable. I was very close to requesting a refund when I installed and specified custom install and discovered that even though I directed the install to my D:/program files (x86) directory, a C:/programdata directory was also created and utilized.

Why? Because I use a SSD drive for C:/ which contains OS and static application files only. For those unfamiliar with SSD's, they dramatically speed up reads for file access so applications/programs gain a significant boost. The downside is that they have a limited number of writes to the device. Hero Lab forces a directory onto the C:/ and writes every time the program is accessed. Every time I use Hero Lab, a few bits die.... And that makes me sad.

SSD's are becoming more common for laptops and gaming systems. Cloud data support for centralized storage would be a huge plus for anyone using a desktop/laptop combo. I'd really like to see this limitation changed.

Just a side note, do you realize how many writes it takes to kill an even relatively modern SSD? Unless you keep you computer into the twilight of your years, its not an issue.

I once did the math because a friend would not own one for the very reason you have stated, it was like 25 yrs of avg use. Your drive will fail of a whole host of reasons before you kill it with writes. Remember, all SSDs have wear levelling technology to ensure all cells are used evenly as can be, and a failed cell is not a big deal, as they also have wear provisioning.

A good link to dispel this myth.

https://techreport.com/review/27909/...heyre-all-dead

Yes 2015 era drives.

Parody May 16th, 2018 05:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Exmortis (Post 266477)
Just a side note, do you realize how many writes it takes to kill an even relatively modern SSD? ...

The funny thing is that you're responding to a post from 2012 with a link to an article from 2015 here in 2018. :)

FWIW: I have moved some of Hero Lab's data off of my boot drive (using /dataroot) but I did it because my boot drive is small, not because I'm worried about the drive running out of writes.

Exmortis May 17th, 2018 04:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Parody (Post 266479)
The funny thing is that you're responding to a post from 2012 with a link to an article from 2015 here in 2018. :)

FWIW: I have moved some of Hero Lab's data off of my boot drive (using /dataroot) but I did it because my boot drive is small, not because I'm worried about the drive running out of writes.

HAHA wow I did not catch that, jeez time to get to sleep earlier and stop missing my nighty visit from the IQ fairy, I apparently am dire need of them.


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