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The Options window is located in the Start Menu.  It handles various settings for your d20pro application.  If you want to make adjustments to how the software works, go to the Options window.  There are 3 major sections:  General, Judge, and About.  Judge is, naturally, accessible only to the Judge.  To access a section, click on the section header in the Options window.

General Section

  • Sound On: 
    Toggles game sounds on/off
  • Show ID:  this shows unique ID numbers on the creatures, allowing users to pinpoint specific creatures on complex maps.
  • Map Autoscroll:  Toggles whether you want the map to scroll when you move the mouse near the edge of the screen.  Otherwise, you need to right-click and drag the map to scroll it.
  • Mouse Zoom:  Sets whether you zoom into where your mouse cursor is, rather than the center of the screen.
  • Native File Chooser:  Whether to use the file chooser window for your operating system, rather than a Java window.  This is recommended for Windows users and is set as default.
  • Units:  Set your game units to Feet, meters, or Natural.  Natural measures in squares.  This setting is specific to each player and will display in any kind of measurements (like movement, ruler, menu choices, etc).   However, the choice the GM sets is what will be displayed in printed messages and the game log.  You can also set whether diagonal measurements count as 1 square or 1.5 squares.
  • Attempt GC and Update Memory:  This is more of a legacy tool and is not needed very often.  Java can sometime have problems with automatically clearing memory of unnecessary information.  With very large maps, if you are experiencing lagging behavior you might want to try to attempt a Garbage Collection, which should clear out any information not being used and free up memory.

Judge Section

  • Quicksave (F2): 
    saves your current game, initiative order, maps open, and so on, so you can resume later.
  • Synchonize View (F3):  Forces the players to see what is displayed on your map screen.
  • Reset Game:  This will remove all creatures and close all maps without saving.
  • Refresh Resources:  This forces d20pro to take a fresh inventory of all graphical resources.  This is useful if you copy/paste new portraits or maps while the game is running and you do not want to restart.
  • What is my IP Address?  Tells you both your local and public IP address.  Local IP is used if you have players connecting to you on your own local network.  Public IP is for players connecting over the internet at a remote location.
  • Custom Defenses:  A new feature, the GM can now set 3 custom AC scores.  These 3 slots can be used across games, but might have different labels.  The labels are a global setting, so all players share the same labels.  This feature is particularly useful for other game systems or editions.  See the 4th Edition page for an example.
    • For example: if your Custom1 AC is 18 and called Shieldless and you take your character to another game where the Custom1 is called Mage Armor - then you will have a Mage Armor AC of 18.


This section lists credits for all those involved with the creation of d20pro, as well as displaying the Version number.