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Old March 20th, 2013, 01:38 AM
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Marc says a small number (two handfuls) of CDs may be out there. This is not the delivery. He specifically said when it happens, there will be several hundred at once, not just handfuls.
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Okay, that sounds right. I guess Im just a bit jumpy to get it in my hot little hands. Getting so close I can almost taste it and it taastes like victory. Which tastes almost like plastic.
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It's still not clear to me if things like the deckplans are being shipped
From update 43: "So, we have delayed the deck plans until later this year. We are still committed to delivering them in a separate shipment when they are complete."
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Thanks! Too many Kickstarters, too many updates, too hard to track them all. That's a shame, compounded by the dropped ball of the separate KS for the Far Trader, but better than many projects which make you wait until everything is in.
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Scrolled smooth for a 650 + page pdf
CD comes with lots of wall paper
I was not a beta so I cannot comment on difference there.
It had everything I was expecting based on all the Kickstarter mails I got.
Looking forward to the book and swag.
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How is the PDF as far as usability?

For comparison, the Pathfinder PDFs are crap, on my laptop at least. Slow scrolling, images completely mess up scrolling while they load. They are so bad that when I have internet access, I use the free online PFSRD rather than the PDFs I paid money for.

Then there are the Mongoose Traveller and 2300AD PDFs, which scroll smoothly and don't choke at all over images, and have bookmarks for chapters and sub-chapters. They work great!

How does the T5 PDF compare?
Make sure you're using the "Lite" version of the Pathfinder PDF. But yeah, Paizo just doesn't know how to drop all those layers. I had started doing a cut and paste of the text from the PDF to a new file when the Lite version of the PDF came out, which displays acceptably well on my netbook and tablet.

I don't always have network access during play, so d20pfsrd isn't always an option. Besides, my book has copious notes in the margins (things like the size and weight tables that got left out of the Core book.)
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Make sure you're using the "Lite" version of the Pathfinder PDF. But yeah, Paizo just doesn't know how to drop all those layers. I had started doing a cut and paste of the text from the PDF to a new file when the Lite version of the PDF came out, which displays acceptably well on my netbook and tablet.
Hadn't heard of Lite versions, will have to go check. Thanks for the info!
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Scrolled smooth
Yay, sounds good!

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for a 650 + page pdf
Umm, not so sure about that qualifier, maybe I need to wait for a few more opinions before I order...

I'm waiting until the KickStarter people all get theirs anyway, no point in getting frustrated waiting for regular orders to start shipping.
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I finally loaded the T5 CD...

The final PDF scrolls rather nicely - nicer than most 200p PDF's. No lag on the mac.

But it also has all the chapters broken out into separate PDF's, too.
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Any word on the beta tester CDs?
I dutifully paypaled my $1, now I want my decoder ring....
 

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