Pathfinder Community Pack News

Today, we’d like to pass along an important update for users of the Pathfinder Community Packs. Read on to find out more!

Greetings Hero Lab community!  This is Tim Shadow (aka ShadowChemosh) and I run the Community Packs for Pathfinder.  I am here again with another exciting announcement that will make it so much easier to make use of the community stuff.

If you’ve downloaded one of my Community Packs before, I have good news! The requirement for us to have multiple different Packs is a thing of the past.  From now on you only need to download and install ONE pack that is simply named the “Pathfinder Pack“.  This one Pack now contains all the data and features of the different individual Packs (GM, Mythic, 3PP, Basic, Unchained, and Modern).

If you don’t have a particular official license that is needed by a specific Pack then HL will give a nice warning message but the Pack will load without giving the errors that cause HL to go into safe mode.  For example if you try and use a community archetype that gives spells from Ultimate Combat and feats from the Advanced Players Guide only the parts that you have a license for will actually appear on your character.

To convert from the old multiple Packs to the new single Pathfinder Pack you have to do two small manual steps.  First is to delete/remove any existing community Packs from your computer or iPad.  Here’s how:

On Windows or Mac:

  1. Go to the Tools menu and select the Manage Third Party Updates option.
  2. Delete any existing community packs that are listed there.

On iPad:

  1. On the “Select Portfolio” screen, press the “Updates” button at the bottom of the screen. The Updates screen will appear.
  2. At the bottom left of the Updates screen is a list labeled “Installed Updates” that contains all the Packages (official and community) you have installed. To remove the community packs, “LEFT SWIPE” on the Pack name until you see the “DELETE” button appear.

The final step on either platform is to just download the new “Pathfinder Pack” and let it install. Once that’s done, that’s it! You now have the new pack installed, which will be updated normally in future.

If you want to try out the Pathfinder Packs please see the HL Forum post “Pathfinder Community Packs” for full details on how to get started!

Thanks to the community, and especially to Tim Shadow, for providing these resources for everyone!