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Old December 19th, 2017, 10:07 AM
I am new to the Authoring Kit. I wanted to play around with it, but I was wondering if instead of the skeleton files I could modify a more complete set of files for a game system based closely on D&D 3.5? It would be a lot easier than having to write the code myself.
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Old December 19th, 2017, 10:11 AM
The source code for packaged games like Pathfinder and 3.5 is not available to be copied. The example game systems that come with the authoring kit (and can be copied) are 4th edition and Savage Worlds.
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Old December 19th, 2017, 10:18 AM
And if you poke around, you'll find projects others have done. I want to say that 1E and 2E have been addressed.
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Old December 19th, 2017, 10:15 PM
If your game is quite similar to 3.5, perhaps you could start witha copy of the 3.5 system, and modify that. It would be much easier than starting from scratch with the Auth. Kit.

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Old December 20th, 2017, 03:38 AM
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If your game is quite similar to 3.5, perhaps you could start witha copy of the 3.5 system, and modify that. It would be much easier than starting from scratch with the Auth. Kit.
Right. But as Mathias pointed out, the source code is not available to copy.
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Old December 22nd, 2017, 07:53 AM
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If your game is quite similar to 3.5, perhaps you could start witha copy of the 3.5 system, and modify that. It would be much easier than starting from scratch with the Auth. Kit.
Mathias already said you couldn't copy that system. The source code files are hidden in it so copying it wouldn't work. The developer would have to start coding 3.5 from scratch.

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