Geese
 member, 3 posts
Fri 15 Sep 2017
at 14:43
Is there a utility to archive games?
If, say, they've finished (and thus aren't getting posted to any more) but you don't want them to be deleted (because they aren't getting posted to any more).

Does rpol have a feature to save them to disc without doing so manually?
JohnB
 member, 2042 posts
 Demigod of the Stunties
Fri 15 Sep 2017
at 14:56
Is there a utility to archive games?
Edit the Thread (the link is  in the top menu when you open the thread) and then choose the D/L option.  Close but no cigar!

The D/L option is  in the top menu when you open the thread

This message was last edited by the user at 14:58, Fri 15 Sept.

horus
 member, 258 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Fri 15 Sep 2017
at 19:50
Is there a utility to archive games?
You would have to download each individual thread in your game.  I am not 100% certain how it works yet, but there is an archive option in the Edit Thread menu.

I get the sense you want to download something like a zip archive of an entire game?  Is that right?

This message was last edited by the user at 19:52, Fri 15 Sept.

Geese
 member, 4 posts
Sat 16 Sep 2017
at 02:09
Re: Is there a utility to archive games?
horus:
You would have to download each individual thread in your game.  I am not 100% certain how it works yet, but there is an archive option in the Edit Thread menu.

I get the sense you want to download something like a zip archive of an entire game?  Is that right?

That's correct, yes!

Although I didn't know about the D/L option, that simplifies things in those threads that are too long for view entire thread -> save page using browser to be an option.

This message was last edited by the user at 02:10, Sat 16 Sept.

horus
 member, 259 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Sat 16 Sep 2017
at 08:45
Re: Is there a utility to archive games?
In reply to Geese (msg # 4):

It should be possible to download the relevant threads into a folder reserved for that purpose, then zip up that folder.

It should even be possible to make this happen by a simple batch file or script that could be tied to a shortcut on your desktop.

You would still have to download all the threads individually, but then zipping them up could be accomplished in a single step.
Chappu
 member, 214 posts
 You lost me at freeform
Thu 5 Oct 2017
at 02:47
Re: Is there a utility to archive games?
Been trying to do this as a player. A game I'm in is marked for deletion and I'd love to save it, but I can't seem to find any options.
horus
 member, 282 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Thu 5 Oct 2017
at 06:52
Re: Is there a utility to archive games?
In reply to Chappu (msg # 6):

In this case you'd be better off saving what you have access to as HTML pages.  Depending on your browser, there may also be a command to save complete pages in PDF documents.  (I have this feature in Flashpeak Slimjet for Linux)

Firefox and IE/Edge/whatever they're calling it this week both can save HTML pages.

Play around with it.  You may find this is a good alternative for you.
steelsmiter
 member, 1761 posts
 BESM, Fate, Indies, PBTA
 NO FREEFORM! NO d20!
Thu 5 Oct 2017
at 06:58
Re: Is there a utility to archive games?
horus:
In reply to Chappu (msg # 6):

In this case you'd be better off saving what you have access to as HTML pages.  Depending on your browser, there may also be a command to save complete pages in PDF documents.  (I have this feature in Flashpeak Slimjet for Linux)

I got that as a browser extension way back when (the PDF thing I mean) but it doesn't work for Adult Access games, and since I only run those and discussion groups I didn't think it was worth a try on the others.

quote:
Firefox and IE/Edge/whatever they're calling it this week both can save HTML pages.

I laughed when I got my xBone S and saw the internet explorer icon with "Microsoft Edge"
horus
 member, 283 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Thu 5 Oct 2017
at 22:55
Re: Is there a utility to archive games?
In reply to steelsmiter (msg # 8):

I was able to pull an HTML save of a page in one of my Adult games.  Did you mean that it wouldn't work as a player?
steelsmiter
 member, 1762 posts
 BESM, Fate, Indies, PBTA
 NO FREEFORM! NO d20!
Thu 5 Oct 2017
at 23:02
Re: Is there a utility to archive games?
horus:
I was able to pull an HTML save of a page in one of my Adult games.  Did you mean that it wouldn't work as a player?

Oh sorry, I was talking about the PDF maker specifically. I could not do PDF making at all with an adult game.
horus
 member, 284 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Thu 5 Oct 2017
at 23:17
Re: Is there a utility to archive games?
In reply to steelsmiter (msg # 10):

I'll have to try this when I get home.  I'm pretty sure that Slimjet will print to PDF anything I can view.