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This guide will show you how to curate Alambik content using Flashpoint Core.
 
This guide will show you how to curate Alambik content using Flashpoint Core.
  
 
== Before you start ==
 
== Before you start ==
* This tutorial will assume you've read the standard Curation Tutorial, which is highly recommended to go through. Try curating a Flash game before moving on to other platforms like Alambik.
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* This tutorial will assume you've read the standard [[Curation Tutorial]], which is highly recommended to go through. Try curating a Flash game before moving on to other platforms like Alambik.
* [http://www.the-demo.com/ THE-DEMO.COM] has a large list of Alambik applications, however you must go to the Internet Archive to find the files.
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* [http://www.the-demo.com/ THE-DEMO.COM] has a large list of Alambik applications, however you must go to the Internet Archive to find the files. A good filter to use is <code>application/x-alambik</code>.
* ''This currently needs a support pack. The support pack is not available, but it is in progess.''
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* '''This currently needs a support pack, located at https://discord.com/channels/432708847304704010/596548932373577750/816476773336219658.'''
  
 
== Which Launch Command to use ==
 
== Which Launch Command to use ==
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== How to recognize an Alambik application ==
 
== How to recognize an Alambik application ==
 
* It is described as an Alambik application somewhere on the site.
 
* It is described as an Alambik application somewhere on the site.
* It uses the <code>.tv</code>, <code>.tvs</code>, <code>.tvd</code>, <code>.tvv</code>, <code>.tvb</code>, or <code>.tvl</code> file extension.
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* It mentions MCNL ('''M'''ulti '''C'''ontent '''N'''atural '''L'''anguage) or Alambik Script.
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* It uses the <code>.tv</code>, <code>.tvs</code>, <code>.tvb</code>, <code>.tvl</code>, <code>.tvd</code>, or <code>.tvv</code> file extension.
  
 
== Meta Fields ==
 
== Meta Fields ==
Many meta fields can be found by right clicking, then pressing View Sources. This works in both standalone and the browser.
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Many meta fields can be found by right clicking, then pressing <code>View Sources</code>. This works in both standalone and the browser, however only works on some files.
 
* Title - Use the <code>Script name</code> field, and all titles mentioned elsewhere should be added as Alternate Titles.
 
* Title - Use the <code>Script name</code> field, and all titles mentioned elsewhere should be added as Alternate Titles.
 
* Developer - Use the <code>Author</code> field.
 
* Developer - Use the <code>Author</code> field.

Latest revision as of 21:45, 12 March 2021

This guide will show you how to curate Alambik content using Flashpoint Core.

Before you start

Which Launch Command to use

Use startAlambik.bat with just the Alambik file first. If this doesn't work, use startAlambikInBrowser.bat with just the Alambik file. If this still doesn't work, embed the Alambik file in an HTML file.

How to recognize an Alambik application

  • It is described as an Alambik application somewhere on the site.
  • It mentions MCNL (Multi Content Natural Language) or Alambik Script.
  • It uses the .tv, .tvs, .tvb, .tvl, .tvd, or .tvv file extension.

Meta Fields

Many meta fields can be found by right clicking, then pressing View Sources. This works in both standalone and the browser, however only works on some files.

  • Title - Use the Script name field, and all titles mentioned elsewhere should be added as Alternate Titles.
  • Developer - Use the Author field.
  • Release Date - Use the Last update field; this is the date (in MM.DD.YYYY format) of which the file was last changed, but it doesn’t always match with the actual release date.
  • Original Description - Use the Short comment field; append any other descriptions to this with two blank lines separating them.
  • Version - Do not use the Alambik Script version or Mediamaker version fields; use a version located elsewhere if you can find one.

Troubleshooting

  • The player requests some tracking files, from www.alambik.com/checking, www.alambik.com/cgi-bin, and check.ipcheck.com/cgi-bin. These can be safely ignored; do not place them in your curation, even though some of them 404.
  • If you have any questions/problems, ask in #plugin-chat.

Wrapping It Up

As mentioned earlier, the player requests some tracking files, from www.alambik.com/checking, www.alambik.com/cgi-bin, and check.ipcheck.com/cgi-bin. These can be safely ignored; do not place them in your curation, even though some of them 404.

When you're finished testing, export the curation and name the .7z file with the name of the app, and submit it to the #other-game-curations or #animation-curations channel of the Flashpoint Discord. Use the Alambik emoji (Alambik logo.png) when submitting.