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== Before You Start ==
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This guide assumes you've read the standard [[Curation Tutorial]], which is highly recommended to go through.
This tutorial will assume you've read the standard [[Curation Tutorial]], which is highly recommended to go through.
 
  
 
==Recognizing Xara Plugin==
 
==Recognizing Xara Plugin==
*Xara Plugin content files use the .web file extension. Site can also mention program called Webster Xara (it was used to creating .web files).
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*Xara Plugin content files use the .web file extension. The website can also mention a program called Xara Webster, which was used to create .web files; this is why Xara Plugin has "W" as its logo.
*Developer has more products with Xara in name, like Xara X or Xara3D. These are not related to the plugin.
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*Xara Plugin MIME types are <code>application/vnd.xara</code> and <code>application/x-CorelXARA</code>.
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*Other products from the developer such as CorelXARA (graphical editor), Xara3D and Xara X are not related to the plugin.
  
 
==Curation Steps==
 
==Curation Steps==
Follow the [[Curation Format]] to add metadata for your game and create its correct content folder. The Platform should be <code>Xara Plugin</code> and the Application Path should be <code>FPSoftware\Basilisk-Portable\Basilisk-Portable.exe</code>.
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Set the Application Path to <code>FPSoftware\startXaraPlugin.bat</code>. Xara images can run directly, but the plugin will crash at resolutions higher than 1600x1600. To prevent that, you should embed your image. This is a sample for embedding Xara, where width and height must be lower than 1600 and maintain the image's aspect ratio:
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<pre><embed src="image.web" type="application/vnd.xara" width="x" height="y"></pre>
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Save this as a <code>.html</code> file and set the Lauch Command to the HTML.
  
Xara images can run without embedding in <code>html</code> or <code>htm</code>, but plugin always crashing when resolution is higher than 1600x1600. To prevent that, you should embed your image.
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==Troubleshooting==
If you don’t have original <code>html/htm</code>, you can use that:
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If a file downloaded from Wayback Machine displays "Incompatible plugin version", it mainly means that the image was saved incorrectly and there is nothing can be done about it.
<pre><html>
 
<head>
 
<embed src=x.web" type="application/vnd.xara"
 
  width = x height = x>
 
<noembed>
 
<img src="jpegs/insect.jpg" alt="[x JPEG]" vspace=2 hspace=0>
 
</noembed>
 
</body>
 
</html></pre>
 
Create new .txt file, post this code into that, change <code>x</code> to your values:
 
*<code>src=x.web</code> = original name of Xara file
 
*<code>width = x height = x </code> = resolution, it can be any, smaller than 1600x1600, but with the proportions of the original image preserved
 
*<code>alt="[x JPEG]"</code> = write here same name as in <code>src=x.web</code>, but with capitalized first letter
 
Save as <code>.html</code>.
 
 
 
==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 the #other-game-curations channel of the Flashpoint Discord. Use the Xara_Plugin emoji when submitting.
 
  
 
<noinclude>
 
<noinclude>
 
[[Category:Curation Guides]]
 
[[Category:Curation Guides]]
 
</noinclude>
 
</noinclude>

Latest revision as of 15:51, 28 February 2021

This guide assumes you've read the standard Curation Tutorial, which is highly recommended to go through.

Recognizing Xara Plugin

  • Xara Plugin content files use the .web file extension. The website can also mention a program called Xara Webster, which was used to create .web files; this is why Xara Plugin has "W" as its logo.
  • Xara Plugin MIME types are application/vnd.xara and application/x-CorelXARA.
  • Other products from the developer such as CorelXARA (graphical editor), Xara3D and Xara X are not related to the plugin.

Curation Steps

Set the Application Path to FPSoftware\startXaraPlugin.bat. Xara images can run directly, but the plugin will crash at resolutions higher than 1600x1600. To prevent that, you should embed your image. This is a sample for embedding Xara, where width and height must be lower than 1600 and maintain the image's aspect ratio:

<embed src="image.web" type="application/vnd.xara" width="x" height="y">

Save this as a .html file and set the Lauch Command to the HTML.

Troubleshooting

If a file downloaded from Wayback Machine displays "Incompatible plugin version", it mainly means that the image was saved incorrectly and there is nothing can be done about it.