Lone Wolf Development Forums  

Go Back   Lone Wolf Development Forums > Hero Lab Forums > HL - Pathfinder Roleplaying Game

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Virtue
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 346

Old April 12th, 2019, 10:24 AM
I have been on Facebook asking around to some of the 3rd party companies, asking them if they will have any official Hero Labs support for their products, because the only way i will allow anything into my game is if they are on Hero Labs. They informed me that since you guys are moving to 2nd ed you will no longer be releasing 3rd party products for 1st edition Pathfinder is this true?
Virtue is offline   #1 Reply With Quote
Dami
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 768

Old April 12th, 2019, 04:50 PM
That sounds more like what Paizo is doing - no more support for 1st edition Pathfinder.
Lone Wolf is still supporting HL classic and 1st Ed Pathfinder. If a 3rd party wants Hero Lab files for any game/edition, I believe that it's still their responsibility to get someone to code the files and submit them. If you want a more specific answer, send an email to support.

Current RPG's: Pathfinder (GM), Pathfinder (Player), Gamma World (GM, Pathfinder homebrew).
HeroLab: 3.5 & Pathfinder. HL User Files for PF: Greyhawk Setting, Gamma World (WIP).

DM and player of D&D since 1980.
Dami is offline   #2 Reply With Quote
Rone
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 367

Old April 13th, 2019, 08:08 AM
We haven’t made an official ruling that we won’t support 3PP for Pathfinder 1, but it may be fair to assume so.
Rone is offline   #3 Reply With Quote
charlieluce
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,175

Old April 13th, 2019, 09:56 AM
Though that doesn't stop 3PP from doing and supporting their own packages, the way Drop Dead Studios does with Spheres of Power/Might.
(And, of course, it doesn't stop the community from adding any 3PP material that can legally be done.)

Currently Running: Pathfinder Second Edition
Currently Playing:
Pathfinder First Edition
Former Games: D&D (4e & 5e), Mutants & Masterminds (2E & 3E), Savage Worlds
charlieluce is offline   #4 Reply With Quote
Virtue
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 346

Old April 13th, 2019, 10:10 AM
Yes but its a market for us who are not converting to 2nd Ed might be interested in purchasing.
Virtue is offline   #5 Reply With Quote
Ualaa
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Vancouver, Canada.
Posts: 701

Old April 13th, 2019, 11:31 AM
If nothing new is being released for a system (such as Pathfinder 1e) by it's publisher, it's fair to assume that LWD won't be releasing additional content.

I'd assume the system will be maintained, should any bugs or such be found.

And as stated above, third parties can choose to release content of their own, including the community's package.
Ualaa is offline   #6 Reply With Quote
Virtue
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 346

Old April 15th, 2019, 09:57 AM
I prefer the ones i buy from Hero Labs that has all the support and everything
Like advanced Bestiary and others.
Virtue is offline   #7 Reply With Quote
Ualaa
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Vancouver, Canada.
Posts: 701

Old April 15th, 2019, 08:55 PM
Aside from Adventure Paths (until we use them), I buy everything HL/Pathfinder 1e that is available as it's released.
Adventure Paths get added as they're needed.

If a third party publisher will have hero lab files, I'll generally back them on Kickstarter, if their product looks at all interesting.
The HL support is a major bonus, as our group has the same policy for content -- if there is HL support, it's a valid player character choice but otherwise it isn't.

The community package has a lot of our desired content mostly covered (Ultimate Psionics and Path of War), although some archetypes aren't around that my players have asked for, or that I may have wanted to play when one of my players was taking a shot at being the DM.

I love that Drop Dead Studios has Hero Lab support.
Ualaa is offline   #8 Reply With Quote
EightBitz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 1,458

Old April 15th, 2019, 09:11 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Virtue View Post
I prefer the ones i buy from Hero Labs that has all the support and everything
Like advanced Bestiary and others.
Except that they don't have support. I had an issue with a 3rd party product a while back (a product purchased through the official Hero Lab web site), and I was told I had to go to the 3rd party for support.

Just because LWD sells 3PP content, that doesn't mean they support it.

Community projects, at least, are open and accessible for anyone to try to fix any issue. Purchased content is locked down, so if the publisher doesn't fix it, you're SOL.
EightBitz is offline   #9 Reply With Quote
RavenX
Senior Member
Volunteer Data File Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Nowhere, Virginia
Posts: 3,596

Old April 20th, 2019, 11:17 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by EightBitz View Post
Except that they don't have support. I had an issue with a 3rd party product a while back (a product purchased through the official Hero Lab web site), and I was told I had to go to the 3rd party for support.

Just because LWD sells 3PP content, that doesn't mean they support it.

Community projects, at least, are open and accessible for anyone to try to fix any issue. Purchased content is locked down, so if the publisher doesn't fix it, you're SOL.
3rd party content has to be added by someone who knows what they are doing. However, they're responsible for paying the coder to do the work and for the tech support involved as its their product. If they don't hire a coder on a contract that includes tech support, you probably aren't getting any issues resolved. 3rd party content should be added with the same degree of functionality you'd expect with Pathfinder, but its up to the 3rd party to ensure the content meets quality expectations as Lone Wolf has a lot of work on their plates as it is with the official content and doesn't have time to do QA on 3rd party content.

RavenX

Please do not PM me to inquire about datafiles I coded "for personal use" such as Exalted, World of Darkness, AD&D, or Warhammer 40K Roleplaying. I appreciate your interest, but I do not own the Intellectual Property rights to these game systems. Nor do I have permission from any of the Publishers to distribute the data files. As such, I cannot distribute the work I have done with community on these files. They are "for personal use" only. Thank you.

I am far too busy these days to answer emails. If you message me here there is no guarantee I will get back to you at all.
RavenX is offline   #10 Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
wolflair.com copyright ©1998-2016 Lone Wolf Development, Inc. View our Privacy Policy here.