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Beneath the directory where you installed HL is a directory named "data". If you installed HL to the default location, this directory will be located at "C:\HeroLab\data". All HL data files reside in sub-directories beneath the "data" directory, with all of the data files for each game system being grouped together within a sub-directory named appropriately for that game system. For example, all of the data files for the d20 System will be found in the "d20" sub-directory, or "C:\HeroLab\data\d20" if you installed HL to the default location.
 
Beneath the directory where you installed HL is a directory named "data". If you installed HL to the default location, this directory will be located at "C:\HeroLab\data". All HL data files reside in sub-directories beneath the "data" directory, with all of the data files for each game system being grouped together within a sub-directory named appropriately for that game system. For example, all of the data files for the d20 System will be found in the "d20" sub-directory, or "C:\HeroLab\data\d20" if you installed HL to the default location.
  

Revision as of 02:05, 15 November 2008

Beneath the directory where you installed HL is a directory named "data". If you installed HL to the default location, this directory will be located at "C:\HeroLab\data". All HL data files reside in sub-directories beneath the "data" directory, with all of the data files for each game system being grouped together within a sub-directory named appropriately for that game system. For example, all of the data files for the d20 System will be found in the "d20" sub-directory, or "C:\HeroLab\data\d20" if you installed HL to the default location.

Within a game system directory, there will be an assortment of files with a variety of names. Here is a summary of the various files that will be found and their purpose.

*.cfg Configuration files
*.pkg Package files
definition.def Definition file that is compiled before anything else
*.1st Augmentation files that are compiled first
*.core Augmentation files compiled after "*.1st" files
*.pri Augmentation files compiled after "*.pri" files
*.aug Augmentation files compiled after "*.pri" files
*.dat Data files that are compiled after augmentation files
logo.bmp Bitmap file containing game system logo
*.bmp Image files used for buttons, textures, etc.
*.hlz Compiled files used by HL at run-time
faq.htm HTML file containing the FAQ for the data files that is generated when the data files are compiled
manual.htm Manual with specifics on using the data files for the game system (file name may be different)
timing.xml Timing dependency and error report generated whenever the data files are compiled
unused.xml Report of unused resources and styles that is generated when the data files are compiled