General

I suggest you ...

You've used all your votes and won't be able to post a new idea, but you can still search and comment on existing ideas.

There are two ways to get more votes:

  • When an admin closes an idea you've voted on, you'll get your votes back from that idea.
  • You can remove your votes from an open idea you support.
  • To see ideas you have already voted on, select the "My feedback" filter and select "My open ideas".
(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  1. BUG REPORT:

    Jon,

    I recently bought a Windows 10, 64 bit machine. I reinstalled Battlescribe and attempted to transfer my account (mgac21z@gmail.com). It should be good until September of this year. Do you know what may be causing this?

    I received the following error.

    Details:

    java.io.IOException: java.util.concurrent.TimeoutException
    at net.battlescribe.desktop.d.d.a(BattleScribe:320)
    at net.battlescribe.desktop.a.b$1.a(BattleScribe:194)
    at net.battlescribe.desktop.a.b$1.doInBackground(BattleScribe:189)
    at javax.swing.SwingWorker$1.call(Unknown Source)
    at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.run(Unknown Source)
    at javax.swing.SwingWorker.run(Unknown Source)
    at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(Unknown Source)
    at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(Unknown Source)
    at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)

    -------------------- Caused By --------------------

    java.util.concurrent.TimeoutException
    at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.get(Unknown Source)
    at net.battlescribe.desktop.d.d.a(BattleScribe:314)
    at net.battlescribe.desktop.a.b$1.a(BattleScribe:194)
    at net.battlescribe.desktop.a.b$1.doInBackground(BattleScribe:189)
    at javax.swing.SwingWorker$1.call(Unknown Source)
    at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.run(Unknown Source)
    at javax.swing.SwingWorker.run(Unknown Source)
    at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(Unknown Source)
    at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(Unknown Source) …

    3 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      Signed in as (Sign out)
      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
      1 comment  ·  Admin →

      Apologies for the delay.

      This looks like a timeout while BattleScribe waits for your browser to respond after logging in.

      Do you have a firewall or something that might be restricting BattleScribe from receiving connections from the internet?

      Feel free to email me: jon dot taylor at battlescribe dot net

    • Horus Heresy list error

      I got this error trying to make a Horus Heresy list. I wanted to do 2 separate Legion forces and I get this every single time:
      Details:

      java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: getChildren(Force): param[0] is null
      at net.battlescribe.engine.b.h.a(BattleScribe:66)
      at net.battlescribe.engine.b.h.a(BattleScribe:52)
      at net.battlescribe.engine.a.c.a(BattleScribe:149)
      at net.battlescribe.engine.a.f.e(BattleScribe:2819)
      at net.battlescribe.desktop.rostereditor.RosterEditorFrame.c(BattleScribe:856)
      at net.battlescribe.desktop.rostereditor.RosterEditorFrame.b(BattleScribe:841)
      at net.battlescribe.desktop.rostereditor.RosterEditorFrame.a(BattleScribe:1318)
      at net.battlescribe.desktop.rostereditor.c.c(BattleScribe:156)
      at net.battlescribe.desktop.rostereditor.k.e(BattleScribe:379)
      at net.battlescribe.desktop.rostereditor.k.c(BattleScribe:20)
      at net.battlescribe.desktop.rostereditor.k$3.actionPerformed(BattleScribe:200)
      at javax.swing.AbstractButton.fireActionPerformed(Unknown Source)
      at javax.swing.AbstractButton$Handler.actionPerformed(Unknown Source)
      at javax.swing.DefaultButtonModel.fireActionPerformed(Unknown Source)
      at javax.swing.DefaultButtonModel.setPressed(Unknown Source)
      at javax.swing.plaf.basic.BasicButtonListener.mouseReleased(Unknown Source)
      at java.awt.Component.processMouseEvent(Unknown Source)
      at javax.swing.JComponent.processMouseEvent(Unknown Source)
      at java.awt.Component.processEvent(Unknown Source)
      at java.awt.Container.processEvent(Unknown Source)
      at java.awt.Component.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source)
      at java.awt.Container.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source)
      at java.awt.Component.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)
      at java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.retargetMouseEvent(Unknown Source)
      at java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.processMouseEvent(Unknown Source)
      at java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)
      at…

      3 votes
      Vote
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        Signed in as (Sign out)
        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
      • Set default values in Shared Entry Groups via modifier

        It would be wonderful if we could set default values in entry groups via a modifier. This would help GREATLY with some things like Geargroups with different entrys.
        E.g. I have a Shared Entry with all available melee weapons to characters. But one has a Chainsword as his default gear, while the other has a Crozius Arcanum.
        This leads to me basically being unable to use the Shared Entry Groups because this would create wrong entrys. Not using a default is cumbersome for the user.
        In this case I had to copy a Entry Group with 3 Subgroups up to…

        3 votes
        Vote
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          Signed in as (Sign out)
          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
          1 comment  ·  Admin →

          Woo I like this.

          I can’t promise it will be soon – I suspect there’s quite a bit of work involved to get this working.

          But you’re right – this is one of the holes in shared items, resulting in shared items not being useful.

          Great suggestion, thanks.

        • Chaos Daemons Supreme Command Detachment crashes when trying to add HQs

          Chaos Daemons Supreme Command Detachment crashes when trying to add HQs. Just create a new roster with it and hit the + on HQ. Crash.

          3 votes
          Vote
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            Signed in as (Sign out)
            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
            1 comment  ·  Admin →
          • Not working...

            Doesn't work. Tried multiple times to purchase IOS supporter pass but it gets stuck "Completing Purchase..". Refreshed, uninstalled and reinstalled, latest update. No obvious way to contact creators.

            3 votes
            Vote
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              Signed in as (Sign out)
              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
            • Unit/squad size in header with points value

              Just another thought would it also be possible to have a squad count (total number of models) in a selection. As in below example. (Size XX)

              eg
              Troops (35 PL, 318pts)
              -- Acolyte Hybrids (15 PL, 152pts, Size 12)
              + 11x Acolyte Hybrids (121pts)
              + Acolyte Leader (11pts)

              3 votes
              Vote
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                Signed in as (Sign out)
                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
              • BUG: Still no hard/soft menu for Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition.

                Have tried reinstalling to no avail. Hard/soft buttons work on phone version, just not on tablet.

                3 votes
                Vote
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                • Problem with data editor

                  I've edited a data file quite extensively and it was working fine until the latest update where I was greeted with a Unicode 0xb error. I tried to edit the date again but whenever I try to open the data and edit it, it sends it into a backup folder, not letting me edit the data.

                  I am using v2.01.13 on a mac running High Sierra v10.13.4
                  I cannot replicate the error message as the system is not allowing me to attempt to open the files.
                  The data is some heavily edited Warhammer Fantasy files, I believe originally from Najo.…

                  3 votes
                  Vote
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)

                    “0xb” is a “vertical tab” character (!). I’m not exactly sure what this actually is, but for sure it is an invalid character in an XML document, which is why it can’t be opened and why you get this error (https://stackoverflow.com/questions/14192135/unicode0xb-error-while-parsing-an-xml-file-using-stax)

                    You won’t be able to open this file in BattleScribe (BattleScribe files are XML documents).

                    Did you use any “strange” characters in the file? For example, emojis, characters with accents…?

                    You can open BattleScribe files in text editors such as Notepad++ (https://notepad-plus-plus.org/) and edit the XML directly (assuming you can find the offending character).

                    If the BattleScribe file ends in a “Z” (.catz, .gstz, .rosz) you will need to unzip it first using a standard Zip tool such as 7Zip (https://www.7-zip.org/download.html).

                    If you’re uncertain of all this, and don’t feel like you can fix it, email me the file: support at battlescribe dot…

                  • When I close battle scribe 1 in every 6 or 7 times it deletes all my lists and I have to start over, I've not had an error message

                    When I close battle scribe 1 in every 6 or 7 times it deletes all my lists and I have to start over, I've not had an error message or any think, I've used battle scribe for a few years now and been really happy with it but with this happening every few days it becomes really frustrating, I've unistalled it twice and I still get the same result after a few days of use

                    3 votes
                    Vote
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                    • 3 votes
                      Vote
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)

                        Make sure you install version 2.01.02.

                        Make sure you sign in on the app with the account you used to purchase.

                        Hit the refresh button to make sure your pass is downloaded.

                        If you’re still having trouble, email me: Jon dot taylor at battlescribe dot net

                      • Not loading rosters

                        Whenever I try to load a new roster for editing, I select the army composition and move to click OK and it just sits there. No response whatsoever. Can you help?

                        3 votes
                        Vote
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                        • We know that's not the truth: "If I buy the Pro version, do I get it on both my mobile device and desktop computer?"

                          Hi,

                          I really like BattleScribe. It makes 40K so much more fun not having to deal with the points manually.

                          However, I just stumbled on something that's a lie. Lying is going to hurt your company.

                          re: "If I buy the Pro version, do I get it on both my mobile device and desktop computer?"

                          Your answer isn't true. So many of us develop IOS apps, it's really easy for us to spot the lie. And the link you provide reveals that it isn't true. What's really bad for you is that the FaceBook 40K community is beginning to know…

                          3 votes
                          Vote
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)

                            Actually more like a mistype if anything.

                            The various versions of the app (Android, iOS, desktop) are sold separately and always have been. If it says otherwise anywhere then that’s a mistake!

                            If you can send me a link to where it says otherwise I’ll make sure it’s fixed.

                          • chaos space marines data wont load

                            I have downloaded the latest version ov BS. And i have made sure all updates are current. I am running an android if tbat is important.

                            I have several lists for chaos space marines, however none of the data will load. I have closed and reopened the app several times, and i have also tried to create new lists. I am able to open ALL other factions and create lists for ALL other factions. Anytime i try and do anything with CSM, the app just tells me that it is loading and spins. I waited over an hour for a…

                            3 votes
                            Vote
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              Signed in as (Sign out)
                              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                            • Allow the community to curate the best sources

                              ... so that links to them can be embedded in the app.

                              This might help keep the benefits of community sourced content, whilst improving the user experience for people like me who just want to get started with a few taps of the screen.

                              2 votes
                              Vote
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                Signed in as (Sign out)
                                You have left! (?) (thinking…)

                                Improving data management will continue to be a focus in the near term. That said, in version 2.01.01, the Manage Data screen has been much improved and you can add data right inside the app.

                              • 2 votes
                                Vote
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)

                                  Make sure you sign into the app with the Google account you purchased with (heart icon) and hit the refresh button to make sure your pass is synced.

                                  If you’re still having trouble, please email me: Jon dot taylor at battlescribe dot net

                                • Shorthand Rules

                                  I'd like to see an additional text field for rules. The standard one keeps the rules as is, and can be written out as is. Then there is a shorthand text field for the same rule, to condense it as much as possible.

                                  Initial implementation would allow you to globally choose "Full" vs "Shorthand" rules for viewing/printing roster. A possible future improvement would be to allow a user to choose per rule - IE shorthand the ones you're more familiar with, and use the full description for rules you don't remember as well.

                                  2 votes
                                  Vote
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                  • Add an option to pay with google credit

                                    I'd love to support you and I have a lot of play credits to do so.

                                    1 vote
                                    Vote
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)

                                      Presumably this is Google Play credit through the Google Opinion Rewards program?

                                      I’m pretty sure this should just work (when buying via the Android app). When you click to purchase a pass, are you given the option of what payment method to use?

                                      I’m not 100% sure though!

                                    • 1 vote
                                      Vote
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)

                                        I suspect the solution here is not to use emoji in roster titles! But the app should prevent this.

                                        For now, I’m afraid you probably need to delete that roster to make the error go away.

                                      • Bug: stuck on low memory mode?

                                        G'day guys.
                                        I've been using battlescribe for ages and it's always worked well but just recently when I Messing around with a Horus Heresy list the app seemed to run slow, informed me that it was running in low memory mode and stopped displaying profiles, rules etc in the display.

                                        I immediately turned off low memory mode, changed the display settings for profiles etc, reinstalled battlescribe and even deleted all data/rosters in an effort to bring my rosters back to normal to no avail.

                                        One thing I did notice was it was only affecting new rosters and unit options. My…

                                        1 vote
                                        Vote
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)

                                          This might be because the data doesn’t yet contain the profile/rule information. Make sure you update your data regularly for the latest fixes.

                                          It may be the case that low-memory mode just gets turned back on. This will happen if the app runs into trouble with large/complex army lists or data.

                                          Once you open a roster, the rules/profiles should be refreshed (assuming low memory mode is off). You might need to add/remove a selection just to give it a kick.

                                        • An error has occoured (osx)

                                          What version of the app are you using? 2.01.05 fresh from the website
                                          What device are you using it on? macbook 2009
                                          What version of iOS, Android, Windows or macOS do you have? 10.11.6
                                          Do you see an error message? What exactly does it say? pasted under the questions
                                          What game system and army are you are having a problem with? any
                                          Where did you get your data from? http://battlescribedata.appspot.com
                                          What are the exact steps you go through to make the error happen? every time i open the app or click a button

                                          Details:

                                          java.util.zip.ZipException: invalid entry size (expected 554806…

                                          1 vote
                                          Vote
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)

                                            My first thought is a corrupted data file.

                                            Go to Manage Data, and update your data – make sure you choose the option to delete your old data first. This should ensure your data files are all replaced with fresh ones.

                                            Please let me know if this resolves your issue.

                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          General

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base