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M-Community Project Helpers Needed
Posted By: poena.dare #CP#Date: 10/2/02 6:40 p.m.

Dear Fellow Marathon Community Members:

I have been kicking this idea around for over a year now and I think its time to solicit everyone's advice and support. Basically, I want to add the term picts to the terminal text here on the Marathon's Story site. Hamish has already formatted the terms so that the text lines break exactly as they did in game, so we will have to:

1) Extract the picts
2) Turn them into GIFs
3) Note where they go
4) Embed them in the term text pages
5) Double check our work

Surely this is possible and not even that labor intensive if we have several people working on it.

I would have done this by myself, but my ole Mac is malfunctioning. If someone could get me the picts as GIFs and tell me where each of them go then I would be happy to do the HTML formatting.

Issues we should consider:

Page Integrity - Under NO circumstances would I want to require Hamish to change any of the MILLIONS on internal links he has on the site, so we will have to deal with the pages "as is" with no files renamed or internal anchors changed.

GIF Optimization - I presume each pict will come out of the resource fork with the standard Mac CLUT. Whenever possible I want to reduce the CLUT to the essential colors only, but only when it is possible without losing any data.

Placement - I will need to know what the starting text goes with which pict. Aren't there some terminals where you see one pict that goes with more than one "page" of text? If so, I'll need to know what the ending text is, too.

Naming Conventions - What should we do? Use the original resource Ids or something more user-friendly (game-level-term#)?

Pilot Test - I suggest we limit our work to the Arrival section - http://marathon.bungie.org/story/arrival.html - for starters. It looks like there will be about 8 picts to do.

I have already asked and secured Hamish's permission to do this (Thanks Guy!), with the condition that only one of us post to his site, which, because of my sterling rep, will be me. Please post suggestions and support in reply to this thread. After we get the plan of attack organized, we can go to work!

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M-Community Project Helpers Neededpoena.dare #CP# 10/2/02 6:40 p.m.
     Re: M-Community Project Helpers NeededMark Levin 10/2/02 10:27 p.m.
           Re: M-Community Project Helpers Neededpoena.dare #CP# 10/2/02 11:29 p.m.
                 Re: M-Community Project Helpers NeededMark Levin 10/3/02 12:28 a.m.
                       Re: M-Community Project Helpers NeededGhôlsbane 10/3/02 6:39 a.m.
                             Re: M-Community Project Helpers NeededSteve Levinson 10/3/02 5:53 p.m.
                       Re: M-Community Project Helpers NeededHamish Sinclair 10/3/02 12:33 p.m.
                 Problem? What Problem?reb 10/3/02 2:16 p.m.
                       Re: Problem? What Problem?poena.dare #CP# 10/3/02 3:11 p.m.
                             Re: Problem? What Problem?Callie21V 10/3/02 5:36 p.m.
                                   Re: Problem? What Problem?poena.dare #CP# 10/3/02 6:01 p.m.
                                   Re: Problem? What Problem?Hamish Sinclair 10/4/02 9:46 a.m.
                                   ss klfjdama bma cma d 10/13/03 3:29 a.m.
                                         ia! ia! cthulhu fhtagn! *NM*zudo 10/13/03 5:30 a.m.
                       Re: Problem? What Problem?Grasshopper 10/4/02 9:02 a.m.
                             Re: Problem? What Problem?reb 10/4/02 11:07 p.m.
     Re: M-Community Project Helpers NeededCallie21V 10/3/02 8:34 a.m.
           Re: M-Community Project Helpers NeededSteve Levinson 10/3/02 6:14 p.m.
                 Steve, you have confused me....poena.dare #CP# 10/3/02 7:16 p.m.
     Re: M-Community Project Helpers NeededGhôlsbane 10/3/02 9:22 a.m.
     Marching Orders... Hup Two Three!poena.dare #CP# 10/3/02 11:20 p.m.
           I have M1 terminal picts!poena.dare #CP# 10/4/02 6:36 a.m.
                 Re: I have M1 terminal picts!Ghôlsbane 10/4/02 6:48 a.m.
                       Re: I have M1 terminal picts!reb 10/4/02 10:59 p.m.
     Project Found Delivery Updatepoena.dare #CP# 10/5/02 12:52 p.m.
           Arrival Previewpoena.dare #CP# 10/5/02 8:38 p.m.
                 Re: Arrival PreviewMark Levin 10/5/02 10:10 p.m.
                       About Fontspoena.dare #CP# 10/5/02 10:23 p.m.
                 Re: Arrival PreviewCallie21V 10/6/02 9:30 a.m.
                       Dynamic Time Questionpoena.dare #CP# 10/6/02 4:05 p.m.
                             Re: Dynamic Time QuestionAndrew Nagy 10/6/02 5:21 p.m.
                 Re: Arrival PreviewMazilurik 10/6/02 9:53 a.m.
                       Re: Arrival Previewpoena.dare #CP# 10/6/02 3:21 p.m.
                 Re: Arrival PreviewGhôlsbane 10/6/02 4:17 p.m.
           Arrival in Need of a Proofpoena.dare #CP# 10/6/02 5:38 p.m.
           Lh'owon in Need of a Proofpoena.dare #CP# 10/7/02 1:10 a.m.
                 Re: Lh'owon in Need of a ProofGhôlsbane 10/7/02 7:12 a.m.
                       Lh'owon fixespoena.dare #CP# 10/7/02 3:50 p.m.
                             Re: Lh'owon fixesGhôlsbane 10/7/02 4:20 p.m.
           Burn All GIFs!Lunair 10/8/02 5:04 p.m.
                 Re: Burn All GIFs!:: Beer Can :: 10/8/02 6:47 p.m.
     ?John Denton 10/8/02 12:50 a.m.
           Re: ?Ghôlsbane 10/8/02 1:26 a.m.
                 Actually, I was planning on working on Infinity.John Denton 10/9/02 12:11 a.m.
           Re: ?Scifiteki 10/8/02 1:41 a.m.
                 Re: ?Steve Levinson 10/8/02 8:42 a.m.
                       Re: ?Andrew Nagy 10/9/02 12:25 p.m.
                             Re: ?Steve Levinson 10/9/02 3:42 p.m.
     New, Improved Arrival Termspoena.dare #CP# 10/10/02 11:27 a.m.
           Re: New, Improved Arrival TermsHamish Sinclair 10/10/02 1:58 p.m.
                 Re: New, Improved Arrival Termspoena.dare #CP# 10/10/02 2:03 p.m.
                       Re: New, Improved Arrival TermsHamish Sinclair 10/10/02 2:38 p.m.
                             Improved Term Pages...poena.dare #CP# 10/10/02 7:39 p.m.
                                   Re: Improved Term Pages...Hamish Sinclair 10/11/02 5:55 a.m.
                                         Re: Improved Term Pages...Ghôlsbane 10/11/02 6:37 a.m.
                                               Re: Improved Term Pages...poena.dare #CP# 10/11/02 7:29 a.m.
                                                     Re: Improved Term Pages...Hamish Sinclair 10/11/02 8:23 a.m.
                                                           Re: Improved Term Pages...Hamish Sinclair 10/11/02 8:26 a.m.
                                                     Re: Improved Term Pages...Callie21V 10/11/02 10:22 a.m.
                                                           Re: Improved Term Pages...Hamish Sinclair 10/11/02 1:39 p.m.
                                                                 QT2.5poena.dare #CP# 10/11/02 3:58 p.m.
                                                                       Re: QT2.5get azure 10/11/02 8:56 p.m.
                                                                             Re: QT2.5Dan Aris 10/13/02 6:51 a.m.
                                                                       Re: QT2.5 *NM*get azure 10/11/02 8:57 p.m.
                                                                 Re: Improved Term Pages...Mark Levin 10/11/02 10:52 p.m.
                                                           Re: Improved Term Pages...poena.dare #CP# 10/11/02 3:16 p.m.
                                         google site searchMiguelito 10/11/02 8:10 a.m.
                                               Re: google site searchHamish Sinclair 10/11/02 8:19 a.m.
                                               Re: google site searchMark Levin 10/11/02 12:10 p.m.
                                                     Re: google site searchHamish Sinclair 10/11/02 1:32 p.m.
     Found Delivery: Another Termpoena.dare #CP# 10/13/02 3:04 a.m.
           Re: Found Delivery: Another TermScifiteki 10/13/02 4:01 a.m.
                 Spelling Error & Major Mac Frustrationpoena.dare #CP# 10/13/02 5:25 a.m.
                       Re: Spelling Error & Major Mac FrustrationHamish Sinclair 10/13/02 1:53 p.m.
                       M1 Played Time!poena.dare #CP# 10/13/02 6:19 p.m.
                       Re: Spelling Error & Major Mac FrustrationAndrew Nagy 10/13/02 8:01 p.m.
           Volunteers available for review.poena.dare #CP# 10/13/02 9:53 a.m.
                 Re: Volunteers available for review.Ghôlsbane 10/13/02 10:20 a.m.
                       Re: Volunteers available for review.Ghôlsbane 10/13/02 10:30 a.m.
                             Re: Volunteers available for review.poena.dare #CP# 10/13/02 11:03 a.m.
                                   Re: Volunteers available for review.Ghôlsbane 10/13/02 11:33 a.m.



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