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  1. This is great! I had a lot of fun. Expert, 1624 / 1886. Did all objectives, I hope Issues
  2. It's going to take a bit of work, but I'll explain how I would approach and solve this. First, you are going to need to know some basic Windows command line knowledge and batch scripting. This is so that you are able to mix and match the various command line tools out there to do what you want and automate it at the same time. Google is your friend, but here's some jumping off points: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/windows-command-prompt-introduction/ https://www.csie.ntu.edu.tw/~r92092/ref/win32/win32scripting.html You can reuse the knowledge elsewhere, it's very powerful. You do not have to achieve expert status, just be comfortable enough to execute commands and manipulate their output. Think "I want to convert all the PNGs in this folder to jpeg, but also crop and sharpen them". Once you're comfortable with that. There's a number of tools to solve your problem. You are basically wanting to identify text on the page, so that you can see where it is not (the margins). Tesseract is an open source solution for OCR. https://github.com/tesseract-ocr/tesseract/wiki/FAQ Once you you identify the bounds of the text, you can thing use another tool to do the cropping. https://imagemagick.org/script/command-line-processing.php Oh, and I suppose your PDFs are full of just images, you can use another tool (like Apache's PDFBox) to extract them (to do the above mentioned) and perhaps make a new PDF if you want. https://pdfbox.apache.org/1.8/commandline.html#extractimages It might not be clear how you can connect these, but learning the basic scripting knowledge will make it clear. Good luck.
  3. Do you have any scripting or programming experience?
  4. Why not interpret the description as markdown? The site can convert it to html and the game can, too; but no train smash if it leaves it as is.
  5. Could someone ask Bikerdude if he would consider re-uploading these vids? I'm sure they are still informative to newbs (like me?)
  6. Lovely little mission. My only criticism is that I strained a bit to hear Olivia (especially by the grave). All volume sliders at max.
  7. What's funny is that the titles and description in the in-game mission downloader don't match what you get in the mission list after downloaded.
  8. Makes you wonder of how Metal Gear Solid 2 did it. I suppose they needed a fast method, being on the PS2.
  9. It would be simpler and more robust to put the missions on cloud storage (I've read good things about backblaze. And there are amazing clients for uploading and managing the bucket (https://cyberduck.io/) As I mentioned in another thread, donations could be considered for infrastructure costs. Springheel stated it's more of a manpower issue, my suggestion shifts it off someone having to manage a server.
  10. There has been two major infrastructure failings recently, the forums going down and, as I write, the official hosting for the fan missions. Would the team, in light of these, consider donations purely for infrastructure?
  11. Why not give an official torrent for a release? Post it everywhere from the PirateBay, vodo.net, legittorrents, and, of course, here. This will also help people download the game even if the servers go kaput again. The updater isn't very efficient, it does not resume partially downloaded files and mine on Linux keeps getting stuck on tdm_models.pk4. The speed and progress just freeze. I've already tried different mirrors. (now if it was using libtorrent to download the files, that would be amazing )
  12. Beautiful. It's nice to see so much attention to detail and consistency. The loot pickup animation/effect needs to be stock.
  13. You can always subdivide. It seems tall cathedral windows don't normally have big, unsegmented panes up top. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5f/Dunblane_Cathedral_2017.jpg/1200px-Dunblane_Cathedral_2017.jpg
  14. Thomas Porter 5: Phrase Book http://www.thedarkmod.com/missiondetails/?id=61
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