Thunter240x2
 member, 1 post
Thu 31 Aug 2017
at 00:00
Help with GURPS
new here and was accepted into a GURPS based game. My only internet access is via my android cell phone. I do not have a pc laptop or standard internet service. My GM requested that i draw up a character using GURPS and add it to the game. I have no idea how to do this and the link i was sent keeps saying format unsupported. Can anyone help me figure out how to do this?
horus
 member, 242 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Thu 31 Aug 2017
at 02:52
Help with GURPS
In reply to Thunter240x2 (msg # 1):

The first thing I would do is talk to your GM about this.  Find out what sort of character you need to create.  (GURPS is a very versatile system, and has several offshoots like GURPS: Space, etc.)  Shoot your GM a private message or rMail about this to start the conversation.

Once you have a clearer idea of what the GM wants, a GURPS character sheet for use on RPoL is available in Heaven - Gaming Resources (another board here at RPoL) at:

  link to a message in another game

As to compatibility with your phone:  the RPoL site should display well enough in Chrome or Firefox on Android, but a lot will depend on screen size.  You might want to try the responsive RPoL beta site:

  http://beta.rpol.net/

If the link your GM sent you is not from RPoL, it might help to know what that link is.  I have a phone running KitKat and two tablets running Lollipop, and have no problems when using Chrome to access RPoL.  (I can't read the regular site on my phone because it is rather small.)

What format was the file being linked to?  It may be you need an app on your phone to properly view/edit the file.

Example:  If you need to view a PDF file on your phone, there are apps that can do that available for free.  I think it might run me afoul of the terms of service to mention what I use (it could be construed as advertising).  Hit Google Play and search "PDF Viewer".  You may have to save the file to your phone and view it with whatever reader you choose to install.

Jot back, and let's get you started.
MalaeDezeld
 member, 20 posts
Thu 31 Aug 2017
at 02:57
Help with GURPS
http://responsive.rpol.net is actually the main site but with the responsive design. I use it to read new messages I got with it. I do not post with it because of my preferences (timing, how many tabs I have opened when I write something, ...)
horus
 member, 243 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Thu 31 Aug 2017
at 03:07
Re: Help with GURPS
MalaeDezeld:
http://responsive.rpol.net is actually the main site but with the responsive design. I use it to read new messages I got with it. I do not post with it because of my preferences (timing, how many tabs I have opened when I write something, ...)


Ack.  You're quite right - I had forgotten about that.  Thanks!
Thunter240x2
 member, 2 posts
Thu 31 Aug 2017
at 04:47
Re: Help with GURPS
Thanks guys! I appreciate the swift responses! This is the link that i was given for generating a character sheet: http://gurpscharactersheet.com/ i can download it just fine and i have the the file on my phone. I also have a pdf viewer but when i open my downloads or my viewer i can see the chapter menus but when i try to open them it reads a few seconds then i get the error saying file type not supported. Is there another way to do this or am i just screwed?
nauthiz
 member, 535 posts
Thu 31 Aug 2017
at 05:13
Re: Help with GURPS
Short answer, looks like you're screwed.

I don't know which of those downloads you chose but none of them are specifically for Android, they're for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.

There might be some series of crazy steps to get the Linux version of the application on that website to run on an android phone, but I can't say for sure, and you'd likely need an actual computer to make that happen anyway.

So best bet is to ask the GM what other option they'd prefer since you can't run the character generator program.

There is a GURPS character sheet you could fill in manually in the Heaven forum for what that's worth. link to a message in another game
MalaeDezeld
 member, 21 posts
Thu 31 Aug 2017
at 05:17
Re: Help with GURPS
I second nauthiz's answer to talk with your GM.

With that said, if you have access to a computer, you could also take the long road:
  • download the correct zip with your android
  • copy it on you computer
  • create your character there
  • copy the output back to the android
  • post on rpol

Thunter240x2
 member, 3 posts
Thu 31 Aug 2017
at 05:46
Re: Help with GURPS
Thanks guys. My gm set a deceased characters sheet for me and gave me access to edit it here. Thanks for all the input. You rock!
AramilNailo
 member, 45 posts
Mon 2 Oct 2017
at 23:11
Help with GURPS
In reply to MalaeDezeld (msg # 3):

OMG I NEVER KNEW ABOUT THIS.

I've been using the normal site the whole time and bemoaning the lack of a responsive one...