Please remember that BattleScribe 2.0 is now available. Versions 1.15.xx and below are no longer supported. You can download version 2.0 from the downloads page. You will also be able to find downloads for version 1.15.xx there too, should you want to continue using it.
The following help documentation is for version 1.15.xx. The help documentation for version 2.00 can be found here.
This guide is to help get you up and running with BattleScribe as quickly as possible. If you have any problems or questions, let us know on the BattleScribe subreddit.
To be able to create an army list for a particular army/faction in a particular game system, BattleScribe needs the appropriate data files for them. BattleScribe can download data files for you from a data file repository - a collection of data files shared on the Internet.
Find some repositories by searching the Internet for "BattleScribe data files".
Note: Due to legal reasons, BattleScribe does not create, maintain or distribute data files itself. All data files are created and shared by the community. If you find a problem with a data file (e.g. wrong points, missing upgrades...) you should contact it's author.
Right-click the link to the repository you want, and choose Copy link address (or similar).
In BattleScribe, go to Manage Data from the tool bar. Right-click in the Repository URL box and choose Paste. Click the Add button to add the repository to your list. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to add as many repository URLs to your list as you like.
Click the Update Data button and BattleScribe will download the data files from the repositories you have added. This may take a few minutes depending on how many data files there are to download, and how fast your internet connection is. Once it's finished, click the Done button to close the Manage Data window.
You're ready to go! Click the New Roster button on the toolbar to start creating an army list.
Now you have set up your repositories and downloaded your data files, you can help out a friend by sending them your data as a repository file. Go back to Manage Data from the tool bar and click the Share My Data button. Enter a name for your repository, and choose the following options:
Click the Browse button and choose a location to save your repository file, then click the Create Repository button to create it. You can send the resulting file (e.g. by email) to any BattleScribe user (mobile or desktop) and they can import your data from it.
If you were sent a repository file, you can import the data and repository URLs from it. Go back to Manage Data from the tool bar and click the Import Data From File button. Browse to a repository (.bsr) file on your computer and click the Open button to import it. Wait for the data files and repository URLs to be loaded into BattleScribe, and you're done!
For more detailed help on how to use BattleScribe and how to create and share your own data files, take a look at the Help Overview page.