Inspiration Pad Pro 3.0 CGI executables

The CGI / Command line executables for Inspiration Pad 3.0 can be found here:

This includes executables for Linux (64 bit) and Windows (32 bit).


  • This is perfect. I plan to try running this from a raspberry pi that we use as a game/file server. I'll add a handy little web server option with useful scripts!!!
  • Excellent .. thank you very much :)
  • Any plans to have this available as 32bit for Linux?

  • Is there any documentation on how to use these?

  • I second that, is there any documentation on how to use these?

  • edited January 2019


    ipad3cgi generator-file nReps [options]

    Where generator-file is the generator to run, nreps is the number of repetitions to run, and [options] is any passed command line options (see below). Only generator-file is required as a parameter. If the number of repetitions is not provided, the default 20 will be run (limited by any MaxReps commands in the generators itself).


    ipad3cgi randomnames.ipt 20 -q -t

    Which would run 20 repetitions of a generator named randomnames.ipt, and output the results without http headers and as plain text.

    Command line options:


    Suppresses output of http header. Use this when calling the program from the command line.


    Outputs results as text, not html. Note that this does not strip any HTML being inserted by the generator itself. This will, though, automatically set the filter formatting to 'text'.

  • These were actually in the v2 help, so when these were posted the only people looking for them were v2 users.

  • Is there a crazy easy way for a dummy like me call an .ipt generator (without prompts) via a web browser search bar line. Assuming everything is on local C: drive and I can map to the application and .ipt file in a normal windows install.

    Basically, I'd like to throw something into a Foundry VTT web link, click it and watch the magic happen... even if that means opening a browser window to see the generator results, rather than having the results in the Foundry chat log or a foundry pop-up.

    And I'm talking crazy easy. The mention of API and command line just immediately makes my head spin.


  • You'd need a local web server running. That's not too complicated, as there's a number of "WAMP" (Windows - Apache - MySQL - PHP) installers out there that will set that all up. Once you have that, you can make a small PHP script to call the IPT command line program. That's how I have this set up (though on a Linux server, not on a local Windows machine):
    (A basic D&D character generator)

    The PHP script, in its entirety, is:

    $html = shell_exec( "./ipad3cgi DnD.ipt -q");
    echo $html;
  • Thanks Ed! I'll probably shelf this and come back to it once I decide I'm brave enough set up an AWS to be my foundry server. I'm guessing the script can work on the AWS so long as I upload all my IPP program and generators to be local on that machine.

  • It would be a great feature of the executable to be able to specify a table within a generator file. Right now, I have hundreds of files - one for each table I need to access. It would help with organization if I could combine related tables in a file and just call the specific table I need rather than the top-most table. If that could be added as a parameter, that would make this executable amazing.

  • That's what the File->Export Table menu item does in the Windows program. It takes a generator that may be comprised of many files, and combines them into a single file table.

  • Hi Ed, I appreciate that but does the executable give me the ability to call a specific table in the combined file? I'd love to be able to pass the table name to the executable and have it run not the entire generator but a sub-table from that generator. I hope that makes sense. If I'm missing something, please let me know.

  • I don't know the purpose of reducing the number of files, but if you want to share tables between your different generators, you could put all the real content in a single file in \Common\ and then in your individual generators just put a "use" statement referencing that file, with a single one-line table that only calls the table you want.

    If the command line supported prompts, you could start with a single prompt, then have a table that selects the table you actually want based on the prompt value. But I vaguely recall that you can't use prompts from the command line.

  • Is there a way to download the executables again so that I can have a go at running them on a Raspberry Pi?

  • They're located here now:
    But I think Pi's are ARM processors, so it may not run.

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