New wiki topic (plz don't derail)

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New wiki topic (plz don't derail)

Postby Madness on Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:00 am

The old one got a lot done, but I think a clean slate will be beneficial:

I created a page for the Things to do.

Pick one, and get on it. :)
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Re: New wiki topic (plz don't derail)

Postby Joist on Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:00 am

Any way to batch upload files?

I'd be happy to upload most of the images for the classes if I could just match the local file name with the wiki file name. I have to "screen grab -> crop -> save as" anyway so matching the filename takes 0 effort.
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Re: New wiki topic (plz don't derail)

Postby Madness on Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:08 am

I just finished a guide about it.

It's long, but it's thorough do it once and you will probaly never need to look at it again.

http://www.qcfdesign.com/wiki/DesktopDu ... techniques
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Re: New wiki topic (plz don't derail)

Postby Joist on Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:12 am

Nah, on a mac you don't need to do half that stuff. Os X will save a screenshot of the current window to the desktop with a shortcut key, then preview (default image viewer) will crop the image and allow you to "save as", renaming the image in the process.

The painful part is having a folder of 100 images with the correct names to upload. Is it possible to batch them all into one upload or do I need to click upload 100 times?
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Re: New wiki topic (plz don't derail)

Postby Madness on Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:20 am

Unless you get a bot to do that you're going to have to upload them manually.

And 99% of that stuff is not due to windows mechanics, it is so that I can grab 12 images of things like the character portrait in the time I would otherwise take 2. Cropping to the exact same coordinates.
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Re: New wiki topic (plz don't derail)

Postby Joist on Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:22 am

I actually wrote a small java program to do that same task if you want it. To crop all the screenshots I take down from the window to just the DD iframe. Would you like it?
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Re: New wiki topic (plz don't derail)

Postby Madness on Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:34 am

That's useful for full-game screens, I'm mostly concerned about stuff like images, buffs, etc.
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Re: New wiki topic (plz don't derail)

Postby Joist on Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:40 am

Oh, it takes command line arguments telling it which part of the screen to crop it down to. You put a bunch of screenshots in the "in" folder, run the program with the right numbers, it cuts each image down and saves it in the "out" folder.

Good for enemy/player portraits I guess.
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Re: New wiki topic (plz don't derail)

Postby Madness on Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:54 am

For square screens, it's extremely useful, for anything with an alpha channel, not so much, for the moment I'm not sure I have a use for it, but i the future I might, I'll holler in case.
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Re: New wiki topic (plz don't derail)

Postby Joist on Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:58 am

Why's the alpha channel a problem?

Anyway, back to my original question, can I upload 10 screenshots at once and have the wiki just use the file names as their wiki names?
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