Name Modified Size Downloads / Week Status
EarthdawnCharacterEditor-Snapshot.zip 2016-11-29 39.7 MB 11 weekly downloads
EarthdawnCharacterEditor-0.50-20150808.zip 2015-08-08 39.7 MB 2323 weekly downloads
readme.md 2015-08-08 3.6 kB 0
EarthdawnCharacterEditor-0.49-20150511.zip 2015-05-11 39.4 MB 0
EarthdawnCharacterEditor-0.48-20150503.zip 2015-05-03 40.8 MB 0
EarthdawnCharacterEditor-0.47-20150404.zip 2015-04-04 30.8 MB 0
EarthdawnCharacterEditor-0.46-20130420.zip 2013-04-20 28.6 MB 0
EarthdawnCharacterEditor-0.45-20121119.zip 2012-11-19 13.9 MB 0
EarthdawnCharacterEditor-AddOns-20120819.zip 2012-08-19 27.6 kB 0
Totals: 9 Items   233.0 MB 24


First of all you need a java runtime environment installed, eg. from sun/oracle.

Unzip the release archive file to a folder on your local media. It can be something like C:\Program Files\EarthdawnCharacterEditor\. Any new release can be unziped into the same folder, but you have to allow your unzip tool to overwrite exiting files. You may have changed some files in the sub folder "config", for example the file optionalrules.xml. You may want to backup those files before installing a new release.

Now you can start the application by running one of the start scripts EarthdawnCharacterEditor.cmd or EarthdawnCharacterEditor.sh. Or by starting the .jar file directly. In the first case, the command java have to be with in your PATH. In the second case, files ending with .jar have to be linked to the java command.

For Linux only, be aware that a zip-archive do not preserve the execute-attribute of files. So you have to execute chmod +x EarthdawnCharacterEditor.sh, if you want to run EarthdawnCharacterEditor.sh without a shell as prefix.

If your operating system ask you, if you would like to start the Earthdawn-Character-Editor within an terminal window or not, you can chose both. If you start it within an terminal you can also see some status and debug output. But this output is not needed for just using the Earthdawn-Character-Editor.

Installation of the AddOn-Distribution

Unzip the addon distribution archive file to the same folder on your local media, where you have already installed the release archive file before. Unzip will ask you to overwrite some files. You need to overwrite the existing files, because the new files contains additional information needed from the addons. Remember to reinstall the addons when you update the main distribution.

You can safely install the addon distribution while the Earthdawn-Character-Editor is running. But the changes will first become effectively after restarting the Earthdawn-Character-Editor.


The whole database of the EarthdawnCharacterEditor is stored into XML files within the folder "config". You may want to have a look into the file optionalrules.xml. Here you can change the behaviour of the Earthdawn-Character-Editor in specific cases.

Change Log


  • BugFix: The talent "Shield Bash" was mis-spelled within the discipline definition of Warrior and Sky Raider.
  • weight/height value transformation to string stored within character xml and used during export.
  • enhance optional rules to define length and weight units. E.g. metric, imperial US, imperial UK
  • add possibility to show user-friendly units.
  • rename some talent names that contains brackets to talent names without brackets.


  • some small enhancements and bug fixes on Ulisses pdf export
  • new pdf export: FasaGames
  • show the 'old' ed-logo on html export
  • change method for config directory traversal to read all config files


  • enhance generic pdf export
  • add Ulisses official character PDF as export target


  • ED4 enabled.
  • ED4 example characters added.
  • a lot of bugfixes.
  • config folder organisation updated.
  • config data clean up
  • character save file format enhanced for ED4.
  • new possibility to calculate movement added.
  • programm icon created
  • new item kinds and icons
  • enhance multi language support.

older versions

Change Log of older versions can be found in the changelog.txt file.

Source: readme.md, updated 2015-08-08

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