View Full Version : Elongation Bug

11-03-2014, 07:54 AM
The Elongation power in HeroLab is broken. It is adding to both the Attack value of Grab attacks, and the Effect value as well instead of just the Attack value.

I submitted a bug report to WolfLair ages ago about this.

This is seen if one enters the Elongated Man or, even moreso, Plastic Man from the Heroes&Villains books (or GM guide in Eel's case) and one will see (if entered as NPCs) the PL 10 Ralph become PL 11 and the PL 11 Plastic Man will show up as PL 17. If you switch them over as PCs, one will see the Error button come on and one can click on it and see the details.

11-03-2014, 08:04 AM
This was discovered years ago when people plugged in Octaman's stats (from Emerald City Knights). IIRC, it was reported on the old ATT Hero Lab thread, but I don't believe that their bug reporting link was active yet....

01-26-2016, 04:41 PM
Bumping this. It's been more than a year since I first posted this, and that was ages after I submitted the bug report to Wolf Lair.

I'm tired of not being able to use Elongation in Hero Lab.

01-26-2016, 08:39 PM
The fix isn't difficult either.

The current Eval Script is as follows:

var val as number
val = field[pwRanks].value + hero.child[Size].field[Total].value
field[pwInfo].text = "Elongation: " & #dist[val] & ", +" & field[pwRanks].value & " to grab"
hero.child[wpGrab].field[atkDC].value += field[pwRanks].value
hero.child[wpGrab].field[atkAttack].value += field[pwRanks].value

All you'd need to do is omit that last line.

Odds are that the confusion may have started here (http://forums.wolflair.com/showthread.php?t=11938&highlight=elongation) where JDRook says that "Elongation doesn't add to the Grab attack bonus" and COlen may have gotten confused. Also, CelticREI similarly suggest that it should add to the attack bonus (http://forums.wolflair.com/showthread.php?t=13559&highlight=elongation) with me pointing out near the end that we're complaining about it not adding to the DC.

The fix is in (http://forums.wolflair.com/showthread.php?p=222611#post222611).

01-26-2016, 09:19 PM
Is that a code patch that I can't dowload, or a place I can make the edit myself? The bug is still in the 3.7 version of the program.

01-26-2016, 09:26 PM
Okay, I have that Rule File downloaded. Hopefully, I'll figure out where to put it.

01-27-2016, 03:11 AM
Sorry. I'm so used to writing and using those things that I didn't even think about it. You drop it in your Program Data folder for M&M 3E, by default "C:\ProgramData\Hero Lab\data\mutants3", but you can also get there by going to Tools / Explore Folders / Game Data folder, then navigating to "data / mutants3".

^_^ And I got your PM. Glad I could be of some use.

01-27-2016, 07:13 PM
Excellent! Just tried it out. Grab attack does not increase, Grab DC does, just like it should.