Below is what the Curate Tab looks like the first time it is opened with no curations. Here we can see the right sidebar; its functions are explained below.
- New Curation - Create a new, blank curation. When you want to start curating, click this button. The metadata fields are gone over in depth in the Curation Format. If you scroll down, you will see the buttons shown in the image on the right.
Note: Clicking the left arrow button in the top-right corner of the window will toggle the left sidebar.
- Load Meta - Load a meta file. Selecting a meta file will create a new curation entry with the metadata filled in. This is useful for curating games/animations in a series. It is also useful for curating games/animations from the same Developer or Publisher.
- Load Archive - Load a curation archive (7Z). This is useful for helping others with a curation because you can load it into your copy of Core and quickly test it. Flashpoint staff are expected to use this method to check Curator Auditions.
- Load Folder - Load an unzipped curation from its base folder, i.e. the folder containing the
meta.yamlfile, logo and screenshot.
- Curations Folder - Open Flashpoint Core's "Working" curations folder. This folder contains the curations that you are working on in the Curate tab.
- Exported Curations - Open Flashpoint Core's "Exported" curations folder. This folder contains curation 7Zs that you have exported.
- Imported Curations - Open Flashpoint Core's "Imported" curations folder. When you import a curation from the Curate tab and the "Save Imported Curations" checkbox is checked, your curation folder will be moved here. See the Main Checkboxes section below for more information.
- Import All - Import all of your current curations that you have on the Curate tab.
- Delete All - Delete all of the curations on the Curate tab!
Save Imported Curations - If this box is checked, importing a curation will also move its folder into Flashpoint Core's "Imported" folder. If this box is not checked, importing a curation will delete its original folder!
Symlink Curation Content Folder - Checking this box allows your curation to run directly from its content folder. This will make the curation launch much faster because its files do not need to be copied into the
Legacy/htdocs folder. It also allows files downloaded by MAD4FP to appear in your curation's content folder; to use MAD4FP, you must check this box.
If you scroll down to the bottom of a curation on the Curate tab, you'll see some additional buttons. These buttons apply specifically to the curation above them.
- Refresh Content - Refreshes the "content files" list displayed below your curation. If you have added a logo or screenshot to the curation folder, it will also refresh those.
- Open Folder - Opens your current curation folder containing your content folder, meta.yaml, logo and screenshot.
- Run - Run your current curation, allowing you to test it right from the Curate tab. Be sure to test each curation before submitting!
- Run with Mad4FP - Run your curation with the MAD4FP server running, which will automatically download assets to your curation as you test it. This is further explained in MAD4FP.
- Delete - If double-clicked (like all delete or remove features in Flashpoint Launcher) it will delete your current curation.
- Export - Exports your curation to Core's "Exported" curations folder.
- Import - Imports your current curation into Core itself. It will appear in your library so you can test it further if necessary.