What’s new in L5R: CM 3.9.0

Most of my development is made with a workstation with a 1080p screen; however I also use L5R: CM on my laptop that has a screen resolution of 1440×900.

900 vertical pixels, no more. That convinced me that I had to reduce the vertical space needed.

So I’ve removed the banner and the menubar, et voila 😀

But the menu was useful

I know that, I’ve not removed the menu, only the menubar and moved the menu under this “AppMenu” gear button. Like it?


As you can see from the screenshot I also added two convenient buttons to generate random male and female names. I’ve removed those 2 entries from the AppMenu, so It’s more compact


I’ve also added some new features, like 3 new health display method. I’ll let you try those.

But I loved the banner

Me too, but I love vertical pixels more 🙂 However I decided to implement customizable background image for those who have larger screens.

Last but not least…

One of the most frequent request is to be able to refund any advancement, not only the last one.
Actually this was also possible in past version but a little tricky. Now you can do it by selecting the advancement to refund and hitting the “Refund” button. Easy.



21 thoughts on “What’s new in L5R: CM 3.9.0

  1. Nice enhancements!

    As per the vertical (or any) space – I would very much like the application window to be resizable… Running on a WinXP notebook with 1440×900 (bummer!) screen and I can only resize the “main” window, the visual window “inside” stays at a fixed size…

    I have also a question reg. bonuses from Advantages: for instance the Sacred Weapon advantage for Akodo Blade changes a katana to 4k2 instead of 3k2… Is this perhaps on a To-Do list?

    Thx again and keep it up!



    1. You cannot resize the main area because that is the minimum space required by the app.
      However you CAN zoom IN and OUT by holding CTRL + mouse wheel; like any web page.

      Regarding “Sacred Weapon” you can already address that by adding a Custom Weapon.
      You can do that by selecting Custom Weapon from the Equipment Menu.

      thanks for the feedback!


  2. One more question – would it be possible to also display Notes for Advantages/Disadvantages? That way I can add the effect myself and have it displayed to not to forget it…


  3. Ancestors would be a great add!
    Although, the PDF save is broken in this version 😦 Not work anymore for me since I updated.


      1. Thanks, it was a datapack issue ^^”
        About PDF, no matter the character, even a new one don’t create PDF 😦 (i created an issue)


      2. Btw, even with the last datapack, 2 schools of Monks are missing: The Shrine of the Seven Thunders and The Temple of Kaimetsu-uo Monk (page 232 of Core Rulebook)


  4. tks a lot for this great work! I will be love more when we can use this great app in our android or ios devices… just an idea… i know it’s another workfull program but… maybe in future 😉


    1. Deploying on Android and iOS isn’t planned for the near future because that would need a complete rewrite or the program, because the technologies used are not compatible with mobile devices.
      However if some expert Android and/or iOS developer want to dig in it I can surely help.


  5. Hello!
    your is a great job, so, thank you.
    I’ve found a lot of new tattooes by the way, but… where do they come from? I don’t think they’re official – and I cannot make them go away (and some of them are pretty unbalanced… what a surprise if they were official :DDD)
    thank you!


    1. Up to now only Ancestors from the core book are present. If you don’t mind fiddling with xml you can add ancestor Gusai yourself


      1. Possibly found it: If you only extract the files from the EXE as from an archive, the “sheet_all.pdf” is around 2.8Mb size – all other files are ok. However if you use the EXE as an installer, it extracts the “sheet_all.pdf” slighly larger, around the 3Mb mark… Strange, as the other PDF sheets remain the same whether you extract them or install the app… Using Windows XP myself.

        And yes, the font for the Weapons page is missing also 😉


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