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Post by abcfantasy » Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:12 am

Make Your Own Book!

For the ease of everyone (hopefully), you can now use the following link to create a book to be used IG:

http://illarion.org/~abcfantasy/us_bookgen.php

If the javascript is not working, use the following: http://illarion.org/~abcfantasy/us_book ... ?no_opti=1 (thanks Merung)

- The page is for now in English only (may be translated in german too).
- All books need to be written in both english and german.
- Maximum of 250 pages per book.
- Maximum of 200 characters per page (it won't let you type any further).
- Once you click Generate Script, a new window will open with the code. PM the code to me, and in that PM, you may include any more information you wish (Ex. where you want the book to be, etc...).
- Any questions, ambiguities, confusion, bugs, etc... you can reply here, PM me or contact me via MSN.

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Now that it should be somewhat easier to write books, I wish to ask people to create books for each craft, describing what the craft is, what basic tools are needed, how to craft, etc... enough to get a new player get a basic idea of how it works. Carpentry, Lumberjacking and Fishing are done.
Last edited by abcfantasy on Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:15 am, edited 5 times in total.

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Post by Juliana D'cheyne » Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:59 am

Can specific books be written for specific areas of Gobaith also? For instance one of the elves of Tol etc?

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Post by abcfantasy » Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:14 am

Yes, definitely.

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Post by Faladron » Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:35 am

<3 great stuff.

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Post by Amras Telemnar » Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:03 pm

sehr hilfreich, super danke!


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Post by Pellandria » Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:13 pm

Finally the academy gets books : )

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Post by Miklorius » Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:24 pm

Looks great, thanks! The word wrap for graphical books ingame is done automatically?

PS: Add to the "Instructions" what to do with the script (PM to you etc.).

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Post by Nitram » Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:31 pm

The word wrap is done automatically. But you can force a wrap in the way its descriped on that page.

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Post by Miklorius » Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:32 pm

Nitram wrote:But you can force a wrap in the way its descriped on that page.
I've read this ;). I was asking because in some available books the word wrap seems a bit wider that the graphical page, IMO.

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Post by Deinarious » Sat Mar 01, 2008 11:29 pm

Do we need to use scripting for the books?

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Post by AlexRose » Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:18 am

Deinarious wrote:Do we need to use scripting for the books?
Read the first line of his first post. ffs.

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Post by Llama » Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:28 am

How I scripted book?

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Post by Deinarious » Sun Mar 02, 2008 1:12 am

Oh, I see what you did there...

-edit- Could I see an example please?

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Post by AlexRose » Sun Mar 02, 2008 1:04 pm

Deinarious wrote:Oh, I see what you did there...

-edit- Could I see an example please?
Yes you can, click on the link, write a book and click "make code" and there you have your example. It's not rocket science.

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Post by Faladron » Mon May 26, 2008 10:04 am

Bump, and perhaps someone stickify this?

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Post by Joxia Doral » Mon May 26, 2008 12:03 pm

books

This is long overdue, great idea.

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Post by Salathe » Thu May 29, 2008 5:21 pm

If i put a monster name in the comment side, could i get a picture of that monster? Or does that only work for items?

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Post by abcfantasy » Thu May 29, 2008 5:26 pm

Only for items, sadly. Then again, items include trees, walls, etc... (not just items you can pick up)

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Post by Faladron » Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:40 pm

Sticky this.

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Post by Faladron » Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:53 pm

Here's a treat for the one who stickied the post (finally):

Translation of the first post:

Zur allgemeinen Arbeitserleichterung (hoffentlich) derjenigen, die ein in-game Buch schreiben wollen, kann nun der folgende Link verwendet werden:

http://illarion.org/~abcfantasy/us_bookgen.php

- Die Seite ist (vorerst) nur auf Englisch verfügbar (spätere Übersetzung nicht ausgeschlossen)
- Alle Bücher müssen auf Englisch und Deutsch geschrieben werden.
- Maximal 250 Seiten pro Buch
- Maximal 200 Zeichen pro Seite
- Sobald man "Generate Script" anklickt, öffnet sich ein neues Fenster mit dem code des Buches. Schickt diesen als Nachricht über das Forum an mich (Abcfantasy). Fügt dieser Nachricht zusätzlich Informationen über das Buch bei (Wo ihr das Buch haben wollt, etc...)
- Bei auftretenden Fragen, Verwirrungen, Fehlern etc. könnt ihr euch hier melden, mir über das Forum als Nachricht schicken oder mich im MSN kontaktieren (Abcfantasy)

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Nun da es einigermaßen einfacher sein sollte Bücher zu verfassen, wünsche ich mir, dass Bücher für jedes Handwerk geschrieben werden,
schildernd, was das Handwerk ist, welches Werkzeug benötigt wird,
wie man es anwendet etc... genügend Informationen um einem neuen Spieler eine grobe Idee zu geben wie es funktioniert.
Schreinerei, Holzfällen und Fischen sind schon fertiggestellt.

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Post by Misjbar » Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:26 pm

Could you make the input box for your content a textarea, instead of one line only? I want to be able to see what I type.

EDIT

Even better, make a textarea, and let a script decide how many pages it should be.

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Post by Bellringer » Fri Oct 17, 2008 6:15 pm

Aye, that's a problem I've had with scripting books too. If it cut off at 200 immedeately, and began a new page, it'd be very helpful.

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Post by abcfantasy » Fri Oct 17, 2008 6:31 pm

The problem is, that would not always be desired. What if users want to end the sentence at the end of the page, and not have an incomplete sentence (as most of the current books are)? Or they want to write only a few words and then start a new page (ex. titles/chapters/etc...)?

In addition to that, there might be a problem with the two languages, since they would have different lengths and thus different number of pages.

If you are bothered writing in a single text box because of text going "out" of the box (in which case you can still see the text by using normal scrolling keys such as left/right arrow keys, home, end, etc...), you can use a site such as http://www.javascriptkit.com/script/scr ... ount.shtml to write a page, making sure you don't skip the 200 character limit. Then copy the text and paste in the text box.

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Post by Sundo Raca » Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:03 am

Would a book on the art of gobaith crime be acceptable? :o

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Post by Nalzaxx » Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:33 am

Sundo Raca wrote:Would a book on the art of gobaith crime be acceptable? :o
Its not really something you'd put in a book is it?

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Post by LifeWonder » Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:39 am

Of course it's acceptable, why not? Anyone can write a book. There's no magical forces stopping you.

Now where the book would be stationed is another story.

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Post by Sundo Raca » Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:42 am

Nalzaxx wrote:
Sundo Raca wrote:Would a book on the art of gobaith crime be acceptable? :o
Its not really something you'd put in a book is it?
This is a fantasy world.

maybe a 'secret' part of the library? ;)

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Post by Pellandria » Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:05 pm

Does it even work?
I tried it now with Opera, Firefox and even *shiver* Internet explorer, no matter what buttons I click, it all stays the same, it generates no scripts, there is no comment box, it won't let me set any pagenumber, it stays with the first page only and the only thing that even seems to work is the reset button, so is it just me or has everyone these problems?

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Post by Faladron » Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:20 pm

I can confirm these problems using Firefox.

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