Greetings! This is my first blog post of many (hopefully). I’ve been working with Lars Gottlieb, the creator of the interactive Earthdawn character sheet. Lars has created an amazing tool to help us Name-givers build characters and manage game information on our browser. What happens if you don’t have the internet? Let me introduce you to Steps (Desktop Edition)!
Download Steps (Desktop Edition) here: https://github.com/travelingwizard/steps/releases/tag/0.09.01
We cover all of the major desktop platforms with this first official public release. This being our first release it has some known issues and things we will consider doing later down the line. For one there is no Windows install. Run steps.exe from an unzipped directory. The mac edition doesn’t have code signed so it’s going to throw some scary messages about installing untrusted software or something similar, resolution below. We have installs for RHEL and Debian based systems or you can simply run the steps program from an unzipped directory.
- Unzip steps-1.09-win32_64.zip
- Double click steps.exe
Apple requires you have a developer account and sign the code with a certificate generated for that account. The cost is $99 USD a year for this account. At this point I can’t justify the expense for a free application. When you attempt to install the app you will get some scary messages, please use the following instructions to bypass and install steps on your Mac.
RHEL, Fedora, CentOS and Suse
$ sudo dnf install ./steps-0.09.01-1.x86_64.rpm
Debian and Ubuntu
$ sudo apt install ./steps_0.09.01_amd64.deb
Other Linux or an uninstalled version
$ cd to/zip/location $ ./steps
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