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Title: Where are notes for games posted?
Post by: Zanerus on January 14, 2011, 11:51:42 am
Hi I'm new, I joined to post notes I found on Sonic Advance 3 for the offsets and values of attack changing in that game. Since it is a fun game I thought the notes would be helpful. I however never finished simply cause sonic bores me in the game so I'm missing a few offsets.
Title: Re: Where are notes for games posted?
Post by: Jorpho on January 14, 2011, 12:27:34 pm
There's always the "Wiki" link over to the left.  Alternatively, I reckon you could type up a short document and submit it.
Title: Re: Where are notes for games posted?
Post by: Zanerus on January 14, 2011, 01:31:51 pm
Hmm I'll think about writing a document then. So with that in mind, what format should it be in?
Title: Re: Where are notes for games posted?
Post by: Jorpho on January 14, 2011, 04:56:18 pm
Most of the ones I've seen are just plain text files.  Maybe you'll get some ideas regarding style and such forth from browsing a few of them.
Title: Re: Where are notes for games posted?
Post by: Zanerus on January 14, 2011, 10:07:53 pm
I'll use rich text format, I like it more than notepad. As for guide style, I've written them before on TREZ so nothing new there.
Title: Re: Where are notes for games posted?
Post by: KingMike on January 15, 2011, 12:49:46 am
Well, recommendation of format would depend on how your notes are organized.
Is it just text? Or do you have fancy stuff like tables and pictures.
I can't really see a reason to use RTF for that. (seemed like it was a pretty bloated format last I checked)
You can open plain text files with programs other than Notepad, by either by opening them within the program you like to use, or right-click and Open With.
Title: Re: Where are notes for games posted?
Post by: Zanerus on January 15, 2011, 01:17:48 am
I guess I'll save it in plain text than. Its more just wanting a clean format, since the notes are just text. If I knew how to make a table I would but I don't know how to do that.
Title: Re: Where are notes for games posted?
Post by: snarfblam on January 15, 2011, 03:11:16 pm
seemed like it was a pretty bloated format last I checked
RTF is actually pretty lightweight, especially compared to older Word formats or any format vaguely related to XML. Any text format in probably about the same zipped, anyways. I prefer RTF. Formatting can really help with readability.
Title: Re: Where are notes for games posted?
Post by: KingMike on January 16, 2011, 12:37:24 am
I do recall someone posted a link awhile that was like a 20MB RTF, even though it was just a page of text and a few graphics that would've probably only been a few hundred KB as a zipped HTML document with JPG/PNG files. Even if they saved as bitmap, it was only like 3-4MB worth.
Title: Re: Where are notes for games posted?
Post by: Jorpho on January 16, 2011, 08:44:54 pm
RTF?  Surely there's no reason to resort to that over HTML anymore?
Title: Re: Where are notes for games posted?
Post by: snarfblam on January 17, 2011, 05:28:00 pm
RTF?  Surely there's no reason to resort to that over HTML anymore?
Is there a reason not to? To each his own, I suppose. I like to write things up with WordPad because it is very light-weight. I prefer to stay away from Word and FrontPage, which are the only programs I have that save HTML. RTF is old, but it ain't broke and it usually suits my needs.

As for the 20 meg RTF, I don't know what to tell you. I don't normally place pictures in RTF docs, but I wouldn't expect doing so to make an RTF stupid huge. It is entirely possible for the creator to do something silly that can bloat the file, but stupid is most certainly not restricted to the world of RTF.

The way I see it, WordPad/RTF is just NotePad/TXT with formatting. That's how I use it and it works great. HTML is fine too. TXT works. Just don't give me a PDF and we're cool.
Title: Re: Where are notes for games posted?
Post by: BRPXQZME on January 17, 2011, 05:47:14 pm
But all the cool OSes use PDF for their graphics layer.
Title: Re: Where are notes for games posted?
Post by: Zanerus on January 17, 2011, 07:51:15 pm
I'm kinda using word pad since the notes have no graphics in them at all. Also listing values is a pain, I should be done in a few days. Haven't had a chance to work on the notes in a neater format. (the notepad file I have is so unorganized.)
Title: Re: Where are notes for games posted?
Post by: Next Gen Cowboy on January 17, 2011, 10:05:18 pm
RTF?  Surely there's no reason to resort to that over HTML anymore?
Is there a reason not to? To each his own, I suppose. I like to write things up with WordPad because it is very light-weight. I prefer to stay away from Word and FrontPage, which are the only programs I have that save HTML. RTF is old, but it ain't broke and it usually suits my needs.

It's not relavent to the topic, but I also use RTF for almost all my writing (and it adds up to a fairly large pile) I use it because it's easy, "portable", and very light-weight. It has served me well over the years, and I will defend it to the death =p
Title: Re: Where are notes for games posted?
Post by: Rhys on January 18, 2011, 05:42:00 am
But all the cool OSes use PDF for their graphics layer.

This
Title: Re: Where are notes for games posted?
Post by: Zanerus on January 19, 2011, 08:14:48 am
1. URL 'http://www.mediafire.com/?cwyp2jtqddw05qa' is not valid! File URL's from domain 'mediafire.com' are not allowed because they are not direct links to the files which are required for automated processing. See the following url for our recommendations: http://www.romhacking.net/?&page=help&action=additionalhelp

2. Invalid File Extension in URL 'http://www.mediafire.com/?cwyp2jtqddw05qa' Allowed extensions are ZIP, RAR, 7ZP, TXT, HTML, TAR.GZ, DOC, DMG, and EXE.)

Any idea how to fix this?

EDIT: Issue fixed.
Title: Re: Where are notes for games posted?
Post by: KaioShin on January 19, 2011, 10:17:56 am
Those aren't direct links, note the question mark in the url, it indicates the download request goes through a script of sorts. The url needs to end on on of the extensions named in the error message.

Didn't I just recommend Dropbox to you on IRC a few hours ago?
Title: Re: Where are notes for games posted?
Post by: Zanerus on January 19, 2011, 10:40:49 am
Hence the edit, and we discussed this at the same time I posted this post.
Title: Re: Where are notes for games posted?
Post by: KaioShin on January 19, 2011, 10:41:56 am
Oh I missed the edit, sorry. Nevermind then :-[
Title: Re: Where are notes for games posted?
Post by: Zanerus on January 19, 2011, 11:24:10 am
Quite alright, the EDIT should have been in bold.