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.
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To be able to create an army list for a particular army or 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 or sent to you by email.
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.
If you received a repository by email, just open the email and click the attachment.
If you found some repositories on the Internet, just click a link to a repository that you want to download.
When prompted, choose BattleScribe as the app with which to open the link or email attachment.
BattleScribe will launch and begin downloading the data files from the repository. 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 you will be returned to the BattleScribe home screen.
You're ready to go! Click the Create roster button to start creating an army list. Repeat steps 2 to 4 to add as many repositories as you want.
Now you have set up your repositories and downloaded your data files, you can help out a friend by emailing them your data as a repository file.
If prompted, choose your email app to send your data with. Enter one or more recipients, send the email and you're all done!
On Android, it seems that some web browsers do not offer to open the link in BattleScribe (particularly on Samsung and HTC devices). Instead it just shows you a page of random text. This appears to be a bug in these browsers that I have no control over.
To work around this, when you are looking at the page of random text, go to your web browser's menu and choose to share the page (this is slightly different on each browser). You should be able to choose BattleScribe to open the link with, which will launch the app and import the data.
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.