GCA Datafile Instructions

First off, if you haven't already, go to this page and install the latest patch and the latest update. This isn't a strict requirement to use these files, but it is a good idea. Then come back here...

  1. Right-click on the [ DOWNLOAD FILE ] link for the data file you want, and choose "Save As...".
  2. Save it to the same directory as your other data files (usually C:\Program Files\GURPS Character Assistant 4\data files). When you do so, make sure that the File Type drop-down box at the bottom says "All Files", not "Text Files", otherwise you'll need to take the next step.
  3. If you're not sure what you're doing, go back and make sure Windows didn't add an extension. If Windows thinks that you're saving this as a text file, it will change the name to something like "pk-houserules.gdf.txt". Why? Because Windows is annoying like that. If it did, change it back.
  4. In GCA, open the Options box (it's the button all the way on the right, or you can find it in the Tools menu) and select the Data Set tab.
  5. Click on Browse, then click on the new data file and Add it. Make sure it's below the official data files on the list.
  6. If you want it to load every time, click on the Save Data Set button and save it as "default.gds".
  7. Either click on Load Now or restart GCA, and it should work fine.