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HeroScribe Won't Run Correctly

Postby mikemacdee » Wednesday April 27th, 2016 7:15pm

[This topic was moved from General Heroquest Discussion on 7/22/16.]

So I tried installing the All-In-One icon set in HeroScribe, only to have it tell me that it couldn't save my quests, even though it told me that saving old format quests would auto-convert them. So I uninstalled, then reinstalled, and the damn thing won't even OPEN my quests -- it thinks I don't have Java installed for some reason, despite my having the latest version. I tried emailing the creator, Derfel, but he isn't responding.

I'm on Windows 7 using the latest Java. I have no idea what to do besides never mod for HeroQuest again.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: HeroScribe Won't Run Correctly

Postby clmckay » Wednesday April 27th, 2016 7:27pm

An awesom forum member - StratosVX - has made a pre installed HeroScribe installation with everything already in it.

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id= ... =drive_web

Install the package in this folder. Remember to run the batch file, not the regular executable. That's a common problem with HeroScribe.


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Re: HeroScribe Won't Run Correctly

Postby whitebeard » Wednesday April 27th, 2016 10:04pm

Why are you installing anything?

I just download the ".zip" file and run "java -jar HeroScribe.jar" from the command line. Apparently this is equivalent to double clicking the HeroScribe.jar file in windows.

I may be missing a step for windows users, but this worked for me on Linux (and mac before that). Windows by default does not have ghostscript installed (or Java), so you probably need to get that.

Please post the fix when you have it figured out.


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Re: HeroScribe Won't Run Correctly

Postby mikemacdee » Wednesday April 27th, 2016 10:09pm

I should've specified that I did it both ways -- the installer and the archive -- and neither worked correctly. I'll give it another go using the batch file instead.

whitebeard wrote:I may be missing a step for windows users, but this worked for me on Linux (and mac before that). Windows by default does not have ghostscript installed (or Java), so you probably need to get that.

I have it already. I've been using HeroScribe for years with no trouble. This just suddenly happened.

EDIT: Well this works so far. Maybe that download should be a default download on Ye Olde Inn, if it isn't already. If anything else crops up, I'll post here.

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Re: HeroScribe Won't Run Correctly

Postby knightkrawler » Thursday April 28th, 2016 12:06am

Before saving a quest you have to set the right path to ghostscript (over preferences). Otherwise it will tell you that it can't save the quest.
Then you should be good to go. I did have the same problem(s) when I originally downloaded the All-In-One pack.
Derfel links to a ghostscript download from his HeroScrive page.
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Re: HeroScribe Won't Run Correctly

Postby Anderas » Thursday April 28th, 2016 1:50am

The tool needs as well administration rights otherwise it will whine all the day.


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Re: HeroScribe Won't Run Correctly

Postby knightkrawler » Wednesday March 29th, 2017 5:52am

Geez Loueez, I haven'T done this in a long time.
What Java version do I need now for HeroScribe?

Can someone give me a direct link for a java-download (Windows 64-bit)?
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