Hero Lab v6.1 Now Available!

Hero Lab

The latest version of Hero Lab is now available! From scrollable description text to non-English letters, this new version includes a number of changes that we think Hero Lab users will enjoy. Many of these new features have been in beta testing for the past few weeks, so thank you to all of our beta testers for the valuable feedback.


Hero Lab now properly supports non-English letters on both Windows and Mac!

What can you expect from the latest version of Hero Lab? We’ll highlight three of our favorite updates, but we encourage all of our users to check out the release notes under Help Menu>More Documentation>Hero Lab Readme. The first new update of note is support for non-English letters, as well as symbols. So if your character’s name is the incredibly creative Дми́трий ♫, you can now have it accurately reflected within Hero Lab.

Please be aware that files saved in this version of Hero Lab cannot be loaded on previous versions of Hero Lab for Windows! So if your friend is having problems reading one of your portfolios, make sure they have version 6.1.


Show your hero’s statblock instead of the usual panels in Hero Lab for Pathfinder!

The second new update allows users to scroll tooltips that take more than one screen of space with a mouse wheel. Now you can easily read through long skill descriptions, or statblocks in the Encounter Builder.

Finally, you can now reconfigure the summary panels within Pathfinder to show you a complete statblock for the hero, instead of their usual contents. For now, this new statblock view must be enabled separately for each of your characters. To do so, go to the Configure Hero form for the character, find the “Experimental Options” section in the list of hero settings, and turn on the statblock view. This allows you to show the statblock for some characters and not others – if it proves popular, we’ll work on an easier way to toggle it on and off. This new feature is a work-in-progress, so you’ll likely see future changes based user feedback.

Finally, you’ll find a number of other enhancements and bug fixes included in this new update. Be sure to grab the latest version from the automatic updates mechanism, or by downloading it from our website. To keep up to date on future changes to Hero Lab, be sure to “like” us on Facebook, “follow” us on Twitter, and “follow” us on Google+!