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Old April 23rd, 2019, 09:41 AM
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Does it have one?
Nope, "coming soon" but not live yet. For now the only way is to print a PDF. The "beta print" option works pretty well for me.
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Old September 21st, 2019, 08:04 AM
Just curious, is there a way to make HLO an offline app. Turn it into some kind of hybrid HLO/HLC. I am not a programmer, just wondering if that might be a solution to the various issues.
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Old September 21st, 2019, 04:08 PM
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Just curious, is there a way to make HLO an offline app. Turn it into some kind of hybrid HLO/HLC. I am not a programmer, just wondering if that might be a solution to the various issues.
It is intended that there will be an off-line viewer, so you can still access characters. Whether it can be made an offline app we don't know. That's not what LW seems to have wanted or planned to do.

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Old September 21st, 2019, 07:53 PM
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It is intended that there will be an off-line viewer, so you can still access characters. Whether it can be made an offline app we don't know. That's not what LW seems to have wanted or planned to do.
I highly doubt it will be an app, that would be a bad idea, to maintain an app for multiple platforms when an offline browser mode would work everywhere would be a lot less work.
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Old September 22nd, 2019, 05:48 AM
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It is intended that there will be an off-line viewer, so you can still access characters. Whether it can be made an offline app we don't know. That's not what LW seems to have wanted or planned to do.
There's no point in having an "offline app" when they already have HLC.

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Old September 22nd, 2019, 07:28 AM
If they build a Progressive Web App, the transition is pretty seamless.
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Old September 22nd, 2019, 09:05 AM
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If they build a Progressive Web App, the transition is pretty seamless.
Except that many things will be kept server side, such as all the stuff that for PF1 is stored in the .user/.hl files (such as all the items, powers, etc. databases and ability modifiers from those items) for copyright reasons or for IP reasons.

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Old September 22nd, 2019, 09:56 AM
I am not a programmer, so I am just postulating here.

As a viewer, an offline use of the HLO would be of the "character sheet" with some mechanical movements being able to be made for combat and class/spell effects that changes stats.

When it comes time to level the character or add in/change out feats/spells/equipment, one would need to be online to effect those types of changes.

To really effect a reader type of offline HLO, though, there would need to be either some sort of file to open to bring up the "character sheet" or one would need to be online to bring up the character or start the app within the browser.

From what I have seen in the announcements and these boards, it seems that online use is the constent and offline use is a standby mode until internet returns to the device. This would not be usable as an offline solution for a good part of the users of the HLC program that is looking into the new shiny.
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Old September 23rd, 2019, 06:44 AM
Yes, that's about right.
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