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VVVVVV => VVVVVV => Topic started by: Dispensers Heal on September 10, 2011, 09:38:40 pm

Title: How to compress your leVVVVVVels
Post by: Dispensers Heal on September 10, 2011, 09:38:40 pm
How do you get your leVVVVVVels to attachment size?

Put them in a compressed folder, and attach the folder in a post. Simple.

Now stop using that confusing-as-hell Dropbox thing.  :violet:
Title: Re: How to compress your leVVVVVVels
Post by: PJBottomz on September 10, 2011, 09:46:23 pm
THANK. YOU.

I wish people would realize that this is possible. I've compressed 20x20 levels before and could still attach them.
Title: Re: How to compress your leVVVVVVels
Post by: Dispensers Heal on September 10, 2011, 10:09:59 pm
I don't even know why they can't do this instead of use that annoying Dropbox.
Title: Re: How to compress your leVVVVVVels
Post by: PJBottomz on September 10, 2011, 10:18:00 pm
I dunno. Anyone who's downloaded any level from me knows that zip folders work great and they're easy.
Title: Re: How to compress your leVVVVVVels
Post by: Dispensers Heal on September 10, 2011, 10:22:36 pm
 Exactly. I have NO IDEA how to get a leVVVVVVel from Dropbox.
Title: Re: How to compress your leVVVVVVels
Post by: PJBottomz on September 10, 2011, 11:27:56 pm
Right click on link.
Click, "Save Target As"
Type "[levelname].vvvvvv" as the file name
- [levelname] is the name of the level itself.
Set, "Save File As" to "All Files"
Save
Play

But, it's a lot harder than using zip folders.
Title: Re: How to compress your leVVVVVVels
Post by: Dispensers Heal on September 10, 2011, 11:45:10 pm
Exactly.
Title: Re: How to compress your leVVVVVVels
Post by: xTwoTails on September 11, 2011, 01:15:32 am
FINALLY someone that creates a topic like this woot!  XD
Title: Re: How to compress your leVVVVVVels
Post by: IsoraķatheĆ° on September 11, 2011, 06:21:54 am
If it's screenshots you're after, don't forget to PNGCrush the images before attaching. If you don't include the chrome (especially if you're on Windows Vista+) a full screenshot can easily be smaller than 10 kB.
Title: Re: How to compress your leVVVVVVels
Post by: PJBottomz on September 11, 2011, 12:55:32 pm
I always find it easier to use Imgur for screenshots of levels, errors, bugs, etc...

...

♫Imgur, for all your image-like needs♫
Title: Re: How to compress your leVVVVVVels
Post by: Dispensers Heal on September 11, 2011, 01:47:25 pm
If it's screenshots you're after, don't forget to PNGCrush the images before attaching. If you don't include the chrome (especially if you're on Windows Vista+) a full screenshot can easily be smaller than 10 kB.

I'm talking about leVVVVVVels.
Title: Re: How to compress your leVVVVVVels
Post by: PJBottomz on September 11, 2011, 01:48:19 pm
He was talking "if"s, mister. Don't get sassy! :D
Title: Re: How to compress your leVVVVVVels
Post by: Dispensers Heal on September 11, 2011, 02:11:39 pm
I wonder if Terry will pin this?
Title: Re: How to compress your leVVVVVVels
Post by: PJBottomz on September 11, 2011, 02:12:54 pm
Maybe - usually important stuff is pinned or linked to.
Title: Re: How to compress your leVVVVVVels
Post by: xTwoTails on September 11, 2011, 02:18:02 pm
Then shall make a new Thread on "How To" with Screenshots and all that jazz!

One post-help-all

"Thank you for helping us , help you, help us all!" :viridian:
Title: Re: How to compress your leVVVVVVels
Post by: PJBottomz on September 11, 2011, 02:22:34 pm
... Wat?

Sorry, your post's wording was... confusing.
Title: Re: How to compress your leVVVVVVels
Post by: xTwoTails on September 11, 2011, 02:38:34 pm
*looks at it again*  :vitellary:  It was confusing....  :verdigris:
Anyway!  :viridian:

What I meant was to make a new Topic  "Compressing your leVVVVVVels"
Then write instructions with screen-shots on how to compress , and attach the levels to the forum without using Megaupload or any other site. We can then ask Terry to pin that topic on top for everyone to see.
Title: Re: How to compress your leVVVVVVels
Post by: PJBottomz on September 11, 2011, 03:21:12 pm
Smart.
Title: Re: How to compress your leVVVVVVels
Post by: Dispensers Heal on September 11, 2011, 03:43:25 pm
This indeed is important.
Title: Re: How to compress your leVVVVVVels
Post by: xTwoTails on September 11, 2011, 03:56:31 pm
I am making one right now as we speak.
I will PM you two for confirmation!
Title: Re: How to compress your leVVVVVVels
Post by: Terry on September 11, 2011, 04:08:32 pm
*looks at it again*  :vitellary:  It was confusing....  :verdigris:
Anyway!  :viridian:

What I meant was to make a new Topic  "Compressing your leVVVVVVels"
Then write instructions with screen-shots on how to compress , and attach the levels to the forum without using Megaupload or any other site. We can then ask Terry to pin that topic on top for everyone to see.

I'm not sure "how to make a zip file" is something we really need to pin... The levels forum is messy enough already!

If you make that topic, though, I'll link to it in the tutorial thread.
Title: Re: How to compress your leVVVVVVels
Post by: xTwoTails on September 11, 2011, 04:16:24 pm
I have sent a PM to Terry, PJ and Inventive a PM about the tutorial for feedback, improvements and approvals ~   :viridian:
Title: Re: How to compress your leVVVVVVels
Post by: Psychopath on September 11, 2011, 07:42:01 pm
How do you get your leVVVVVVels to attachment size?

Put them in a compressed folder, and attach the folder in a post. Simple.

Now stop using that confusing-as-hell Dropbox thing.  :violet:

If dropbox is confusing for you, then you have a lot to learn about how to download files on the internet.

Attachments aren't exactly pretty when you are making changes to a level during its development. A single dropbox link will suffice as long as you replace the same file with the same filename every time you update it. It's simple for the uploader, it's simple for downloaders; what's the problem with it?

Besides, there are cases where the attachment filesize limit would be exceeded even after compressing, what are you going to do then?
Title: Re: How to compress your leVVVVVVels
Post by: PJBottomz on September 11, 2011, 08:20:17 pm
How do you get your leVVVVVVels to attachment size?

Put them in a compressed folder, and attach the folder in a post. Simple.

Now stop using that confusing-as-hell Dropbox thing.  :violet:

If dropbox is confusing for you, then you have a lot to learn about how to download files on the internet.

Attachments aren't exactly pretty when you are making changes to a level during its development. A single dropbox link will suffice as long as you replace the same file with the same filename every time you update it. It's simple for the uploader, it's simple for downloaders; what's the problem with it?

Besides, there are cases where the attachment filesize limit would be exceeded even after compressing, what are you going to do then?

Attachments are never a problem for me when I update; I guess I'm the only one who minds it.

Well, then you use dropbox or whatever.
Title: Re: How to compress your leVVVVVVels
Post by: xTwoTails on September 11, 2011, 08:51:35 pm
Dropbox's links are fine as long as they're direct download *click n' download*
Sometimes users upload it to MediaShare or MegaUpload for a 200kb file let's say. That alone is annoying , thus why we support "Attaching" to the forums by Zipping files and making iit small enough to attach it to the website.

If you want to use Dropbox to Direct-Download go right ahead, I use DropBox too sometimes  :viridian:

Still, a tutorial on "How To Zip Up and Attach to the Forums" will be appreciated  :viridian: