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[[File:Get3DVIAplayer.jpg|frame|Example of a button asking to download 3DVIA.]]
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This guide will show you how to curate 3DVIA using Flashpoint Core
A 3DVIA Curation Tutorial will be created sometime in the future. In the meantime, a link to download the 3DVIA Player can be found [https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/436484594485952542/655927907226615818/3DLifePlayer.msi here].
 
  
>How to recognize 3DVIA application
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== Before You Start ==
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This tutorial will assume you've read the standard [[Curation Tutorial]], which is highly recommended to go through.
  
1. You can see text like "Made with the Virtools™ Physics Pack" on the page.
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== Recognizing 3DVIA ==
 
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[[File:Get3DVIAplayer.jpg|frame|Plugin download button]]
2. There's file with extension ".vmo".
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Look for text like "Virtools Generated Page", "Made with the Virtools™ Physics Pack" or something similar is on the page and a file with the VMO extension in the page source. Select the browser's View source option and search "vmo" using the search functon, which you should be able to activate using CTRL+F. Once you find an embed, it may look something like:
 
 
3. Site code contains fragment similar to:
 
  
 
  <OBJECT
 
  <OBJECT
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  </OBJECT>
 
  </OBJECT>
  
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== Curation Steps ==
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Download the page with the VMO embed (cURLsDownloader is good for this purpose). After this, start the curation process, changing Launch Command to point to the URL and Application Path to Basilisk. Keep testing the curationuntil the Redirector shows no missing assets for the curation. Make sure to get a picture of the logo (a prominent object if you can't find one) and a screenshot of the software title, placing these in their respective fields.
  
>Curating the application
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== Wrapping It Up ==
 
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When you're finished testing, export the curation and name the 7Z file with the name of the app and submit it to tbe #other-game-curations section of the Flashpoint Discord, or #animation-curations if it's an animation. Use the 3DVIA emoji while submitting.
1. Start with downloading .html file with .vmo embed (curlsdownloader is good for that purpose).
 
 
 
2. Start curation process, set Launch Command pointing to that file and Application Path to Basilisk.
 
 
 
3. Launch curation, observe the Redirector window for assets not yet downloaded.
 
 
 
4. Repeat steps 1. and 3. until there's no missing file errors in redirector.
 
 
 
5. To be sure, use the application for a bit, click on every option etc.
 
 
 
6. Curate it, make metadata file, take screenshot of gameplay and logo.
 
 
 
 
 
TL;DR You curate 3DVIA apps just like HTML5 ones.
 
  
Search terms for 3DVIA apps:
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== Useful Search Terms ==
Virtools Generated Page
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* Virtools Generated Page
filetype:.VMO (This will also lead you to some spam beware)
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* filetype:vmo (this will also lead you to some spam, beware)
  
 
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<noinclude>
 
[[Category:Curation Guides]]
 
[[Category:Curation Guides]]
 
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Revision as of 15:22, 29 June 2021

This guide will show you how to curate 3DVIA using Flashpoint Core

Before You Start

This tutorial will assume you've read the standard Curation Tutorial, which is highly recommended to go through.

Recognizing 3DVIA

Plugin download button

Look for text like "Virtools Generated Page", "Made with the Virtools™ Physics Pack" or something similar is on the page and a file with the VMO extension in the page source. Select the browser's View source option and search "vmo" using the search functon, which you should be able to activate using CTRL+F. Once you find an embed, it may look something like:

<OBJECT
CLASSID="CLSID:C4925E65-7A1E-11D2-8BB4-00A0C9CC72C3"
ID="Virtools" WIDTH="640" HEIGHT="480"
CODEBASE="http://player.virtools.com/downloads/player/Install2.5/Installer.exe#Version=2,5,0,14">
<PARAM NAME="SRC" VALUE="tintoys.vmo">
<EMBED
NAME="Virtools"
SRC="tintoys.vmo"
TYPE="application/x-virtools"
PLUGINSPAGE="http://player.virtools.com/"
WIDTH="640" HEIGHT="480">
</OBJECT>

Curation Steps

Download the page with the VMO embed (cURLsDownloader is good for this purpose). After this, start the curation process, changing Launch Command to point to the URL and Application Path to Basilisk. Keep testing the curationuntil the Redirector shows no missing assets for the curation. Make sure to get a picture of the logo (a prominent object if you can't find one) and a screenshot of the software title, placing these in their respective fields.

Wrapping It Up

When you're finished testing, export the curation and name the 7Z file with the name of the app and submit it to tbe #other-game-curations section of the Flashpoint Discord, or #animation-curations if it's an animation. Use the 3DVIA emoji while submitting.

Useful Search Terms

  • Virtools Generated Page
  • filetype:vmo (this will also lead you to some spam, beware)