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Valyar February 13th, 2021 11:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Exmortis (Post 293460)
I have an question, anyone tried to just have the RW data reside on the cloud? Is there a way to redirect RWs file locations? Maybe I can just share it by loading it from my OneDrive.

Yes, there is a way to relocate RW files to different location on your computer using symbolic links, which is feature of the OS. It is completely transparent for the program. I have been running this setup for more than two years on the backup computer, which has spinning disks. The details are in this thread:
https://forums.wolflair.com/showthread.php?t=60738

Do not use any cloud storage for live data, the background synch mechanisms might cause issue with the data and RW is not designed to work this way. You can't share same DB between two instances, the only way is to make backup/resoters or use the "still working fine" online synchronization service.

Storing your backup file to online cloud storage is fine.

Kendall-DM February 21st, 2021 09:47 AM

Hey Rob, very glad to see that you are making a full recovery. Been a while since I've visited the forums, and just happened to notice this thread as I'm contemplating my only way to homebrew my 5E game, and that's HL (the competition has nothing on your innovative tool). Hope you are well my friend, take care of yourself.

Exmortis February 25th, 2021 11:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Valyar (Post 293561)
Yes, there is a way to relocate RW files to different location on your computer using symbolic links, which is feature of the OS. It is completely transparent for the program. I have been running this setup for more than two years on the backup computer, which has spinning disks. The details are in this thread:
https://forums.wolflair.com/showthread.php?t=60738

Do not use any cloud storage for live data, the background synch mechanisms might cause issue with the data and RW is not designed to work this way. You can't share same DB between two instances, the only way is to make backup/resoters or use the "still working fine" online synchronization service.

Storing your backup file to online cloud storage is fine.

Cloud for live data is what I was referring too, and thanks for the tip. constant backup the realm is not really feasible on my craptastic rural internet And Starlink isn't feasible here either, far to many trees, maybe once a few hundred more sats are in orbit. Some year we will join the 20th century lol

Exmortis February 25th, 2021 11:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kendall-DM (Post 293733)
Hey Rob, very glad to see that you are making a full recovery. Been a while since I've visited the forums, and just happened to notice this thread as I'm contemplating my only way to homebrew my 5E game, and that's HL (the competition has nothing on your innovative tool). Hope you are well my friend, take care of yourself.

yeah no other product has near zero communication, no support....no future.

Yes I am in that boat, more hours then I care to admit now flushed like yesterdays dinner. So positive for so long... Those days are also gone.

B_Douglass March 20th, 2021 03:53 AM

I have been away for a couple of years, and I am trying to get my digital gaming life back together.

I was working with someone from the support team (Ryan Furnas), but I still need to know which email address they have attached to my RealmsWorks account, and I haven't heard from him in 5 days.

Is there any way to get their attention, beyond sending a "hello?" message to support@wolflair.com ?

Thanks

Eidolon May 2nd, 2021 08:26 PM

What a shame. I was going to reinstall RW, but thankfully I visited the forums after finding literally no one talking about it for the past year.

With the incredible growth of RPGs, especially D&D, the last 2-3 years, Realm Works should have been the most popular campaign management software. No other really comes close to the potential functionality. Instead, we get OneNote/Scrivener/WorldAnvil recommendations and tutorials.

Hopefully, this type of product will be produced to fruition by someone. There is certainly a demand for it. And based on this thread, it would be very difficult to rebound from such a lack of support and professionalism, let alone no real need for a subscription model (I can guarantee you that scared a lot of potential users away) for an installable app.

I wish Rob the best, but this should not have happened. And considering we are in the golden age of RPGs, it's such a missed opportunity for him.

daplunk May 2nd, 2021 10:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by B_Douglass (Post 294312)
Is there any way to get their attention, beyond sending a "hello?" message to support@wolflair.com ?

Thanks

Quickest way I've found is to create a post in the Hero Lab Online forums.

Valyar May 4th, 2021 04:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eidolon (Post 294776)
I wish Rob the best, but this should not have happened. And considering we are in the golden age of RPGs, it's such a missed opportunity for him.

Also thanks to the pandemic many people discovered online play and the wonderful world of VTTs... therefore tools like RW and HL will be in demand.

I still have hope. I plan to express my support and desire for future of RW by renewing the cloud access... After all, the program is serving me extremely well. :)

Greebo May 4th, 2021 08:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Valyar (Post 294805)
Also thanks to the pandemic many people discovered online play and the wonderful world of VTTs... therefore tools like RW and HL will be in demand.

I still have hope. I plan to express my support and desire for future of RW by renewing the cloud access... After all, the program is serving me extremely well. :)


I would love to see RW prosper and get further development, but I only have a small amount of fools hope left.

:(

Mostly, I am still here because I did not have the time to choose a sufficiently suitable replacement.

Merion May 5th, 2021 06:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Greebo (Post 294806)
Mostly, I am still here because I did not have the time to choose a sufficiently suitable replacement.

Same, I have been looking for alternatives, but haven't found anything suitable so far.

Has anyone tested Fantasia Archive? It's free, open source and in active development, so a lot of plus points here. Not quite sure about how the features (and the roadmap) compare to RW.
Website: https://fantasiaarchive.com/
Github: https://github.com/Elvanos/fantasia-archive


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