A Totally Unofficial Help & Tips FAQ

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  • magavendon
    magavendon
    Posts: 112
    Hey guys, I just finished the first build on my World Creator project. This creates different planetary information for however many planets you want (it doesn't make more than 1000. Also, please don't make 1000 unless you really want 1000, lol). It doesn't give a whole lot of information just yet, but I will be updating it to include more and do more things. Suggestions are always welcome. The information generated is based off of rules from the GURPS Space book. I don't know how accurate it is, but there's a lot of math involved so I'd like to think it's decently accurate. The page itself isn't anything special to look at, but it's still there if anyone wants to use it. You'll have to be able to unzip files to get at them.

    Anyway I've rambled on long enough here's the "link":http://roleplayingcomics.com/cgi/World_Creator/main.py.
  • killervp
    killervp
    Posts: 2,594
    That is really cool!! While I am running a fantasy campaign, this is a really valuable resource for those that are running a sci-fi game!
    killervp
    "A God...Rebuilt":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/a-god-rebuilt
    Duskreign's "COTM for November 2011":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/wyrmshadow/wiki_pages/112011

    Just trying to help out.

  • StephenWollett
    StephenWollett
    Posts: 584
    I checked it out and love it. Will make use of it often in my "Star Trek":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/star-trek-late-night Campaign.


    -Steve
  • TheGreatController
    TheGreatController
    Posts: 2
    I don't think I've seen this topic within the thread; but does anyone know if it's possible to add a background image to a wiki page? I wanted to try and make the adventure logs for my campaign resemble a newspaper. I had thought of just making an image to serve as a hyper link but that would take a lot more time in PhotoShop than I would prefer to spend.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance!
  • ChainsawXIV
    ChainsawXIV
    Posts: 525
    I suspect the item you're looking for is: "How can I put a background image behind the content of my wiki page? ":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/sanction/wikis/tips-tricks#7
  • arsheesh
    arsheesh
    Posts: 850 edited March 2012
    Just an FYI, I wanted to add some more links to Chainsaw's FAQ page and found that we've now reached the max character limit for the original page. Hence, I've co-opted the next comment down as a spillover page to add additional links to.

    Cheers,
    -Arsheesh
    Post edited by arsheesh on
  • killervp
    killervp
    Posts: 2,594
    Thanks Arsheesh! I still think that this is the most valuable page on the forums!
    killervp
    "A God...Rebuilt":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/a-god-rebuilt
    "Duskreign's First Ever COTM":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/wyrmshadow/wiki_pages/112011

    Just trying to help out.

  • ChainsawXIV
    ChainsawXIV
    Posts: 525
    That works. Thanks Arsheesh! It's been maxed out for months now, and I'd run out of things to make shorter. The only down side is that I can't upkeep the second post myself, but hey, that's what you guys are here for. If you're of a mind to, why don't you grab the whole Templates section and consolidate it into the second post. That will leave room for additions to the other sections in the first post.

    Now if I can just find that list of things I've been wanting to add...
  • arsheesh
    arsheesh
    Posts: 850
    You got it Chainsaw. Done and done.

    Cheers,
    -Arsheesh
  • Leonidas300
    Leonidas300
    Posts: 263
    Calion - my campaign logs are not huge but one of the choices I made to make things easiers to read - is I make a wiki page for each log with the name of the session then extended.

    Example: session 26 is titled Reflections of a Dwarf

    so I make a wiki page and name it session 26 extended: reflections of a Dwarf. The extended log contains the entire log. Then on the main log page all I have is the Session Banner that when you click on it opens a link to the extended session and a 1 to 2 sentence summary which has a link called read more that also links to the adventure log.

    Leonidas300

    "Manifestation of Chaos":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/metzger/adventure-log
  • Invictus
    Invictus
    Posts: 54
    Just some input on wiki design. When i was designing Project Morphogenetic i thought i would include a sidebar on the left. I eventually took it out in favor of a more condensed navigational bar. Reason being we moved up north (wayyyy north)r where internet blows and right now i am typing from my spouses tiny netbook and it cuts off sidebars like the ones in Killervp's wikis. This is hilarious because during the time the sidebars where on my wiki another PC was using the same type of laptop so he probably never even saw them. Moral of the story: check your wiki on your players laptops to see if they are seeing what you create.
  • StephenWollett
    StephenWollett
    Posts: 584
    Invictus, I dropped the sidebar myself because I discovered that is moved from browser to browser and never worked right with my iphone. I think the final look worked out but I really miss the sidebar.

    ~Steve
    "Star Trek Late Night":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/star-trek-late-night
    "January 2112 CotM":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/star-trek-late-night-januarys-cotm/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=star-trek-late-night-januarys-cotm
    "Duskreign's CotM December 2011":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/wyrmshadow/wikis/122011
  • PhoenixMark
    PhoenixMark
    Posts: 82
    I was having the same problem on my iPad, could not view the sidebar. Also, my custom background was showing up as the topmost layer on the page, so all my info was being covered with the image, and unaccessible. I finally removed the image, choosing the OP basic black background. The sidebar is now for convenience only, and all links can be found elsewhere, either on the home page, or on the main wiki page (or sub-wiki menus). Sure, it is a little more effort to find a couple of items, but nothing is inaccessible now.

    -Mark

    "Crimson Skies":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/crimson-skies
  • killervp
    killervp
    Posts: 2,594
    I put up the code for my nav bar, side buttons, and comments page code. They can be found "here":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/a-god-rebuilt/wikis/site-appearance-and-how-we-role
    killervp
    "A God...Rebuilt":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/a-god-rebuilt
    "Duskreign's First Ever COTM":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/wyrmshadow/wiki_pages/112011
    "OP's COTM April 2012":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/a-god-rebuilt-aprils-cotm/

    Just trying to help out.

  • arsheesh
    arsheesh
    Posts: 850
    Thanks Killer, I've included it within the FAQ.

    Cheers,
    -Arsheesh
  • Calion
    Calion
    Posts: 84 edited May 2012
    This isn't in the Textile reference, so I think it should be added here: Use @---@ (three dashes) to make a horizontal rule.
    Post edited by Calion on
  • PhoenixMark
    PhoenixMark
    Posts: 82
    Not sure where to post this. I have an EXP trackbar that some folks have asked me about. Here is a link to the code, on my Kudos (acknowledgments) page.


    "Link":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/crimson-skies/wikis/acknowledgments
  • arsheesh
    arsheesh
    Posts: 850
    @Calion, thanks. Since the tips on Textile formatting are all located on Chainsaw's site, I'll leave it to him to implement this.

    @PhoenixMark, snagged to the FAQ page.

    Cheers,
    -Arsheesh
  • Jayph
    Jayph
    Posts: 26
    Boom, random encounter. A wild "language converter":http://www.tilansia.com/langconvert.php appears!

    Enjoy!

    "Guardians of the Frontier, OP’s COTM July 2012":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/guardians-of-the-frontier
  • killervp
    killervp
    Posts: 2,594 edited September 2012
    Jayph, that is an awesome idea! Will be using it!! Not on OP, but during games- very cool.
    killervp
    "A God...Rebuilt":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/a-god-rebuilt
    "Duskreign's First Ever COTM":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/wyrmshadow/wiki_pages/112011
    "OP's COTM April 2012":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/a-god-rebuilt-aprils-cotm/
    Post edited by killervp on

    Just trying to help out.

  • Leonidas300
    Leonidas300
    Posts: 263
    that is a baller converter Jayph, but NO KLINGON... come on man!

    Just joking man - it is a pretty cool converter though.
  • twiggyleaf
    twiggyleaf
    Posts: 1,417
    That's pretty cool! Thanks, Jayph!

    twiggyleaf
    "Shimring - The Faces of Divinity":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/shimring
    (a multiplanar 3.5 D&D campaign)
    "Campaign of the Month - August 2012":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/shimring-augusts-cotm/

    "I met a traveller from an antique land....."

    CotM May 2016: Mysteria: set in Wolfgang Baur’s MIDGARD.

    Previous CotM Aug 2012: Shimring: High Level Multiplanar Campaign

    Inner Council Member

  • madartiste
    madartiste
    Posts: 328
    That is so cool, Jayph! Should make for some fun handouts.
  • DungeonMasterLoki
    DungeonMasterLoki
    Posts: 196
    Jayph, don't tell my wife but I love you! That is an insanely useful tool, and one I intend to abuse to the best of my ability!

    *Loki*
    DM of "The Planejammer Campaign Series":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/planejammer-setting | Saving the Multiverse since 1981
    "Planejammer: The Spelljoined":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/spelljoined , OP's Campaign of the Year 2011
  • arsheesh
    arsheesh
    Posts: 850
    Jayph, just added your tool to the FAQ; thanks for sharing, it looks to be a very useful tool.

    Cheers,
    -Arsheesh
  • Corradus
    Corradus
    Posts: 3
    I have a problem I hope you guys can help me with. I would like all the available entries in my Wiki to show up by default when I click on the Wiki tab rather than having to click the "Show All" link on the right hand sidebar. How can I do this, is it possible?
  • ChainsawXIV
    ChainsawXIV
    Posts: 525
    Unfortunately I don't know of an easy way to do that. You'd pretty much have to hand create links to everything. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.
  • madartiste
    madartiste
    Posts: 328
    Unfortunately, there's no *easy* way to change the default links. What you CAN do easily is put a link to the page that comes up when you click "show all" on your main wiki page.
    Just click "show all" and copy the URL to the page that comes up. You could even put that link on your main page if you want to cut down even further on how many clicks it takes to get there.

    That's my best suggestion, I'm afraid.
  • Corradus
    Corradus
    Posts: 3
    Okay, well, next question, the wiki pages (all the pages really) give me an option to publish a link on Facebook, but that option never ever works. Why doesn't it and what can I do to get around the broken feature?
  • killervp
    killervp
    Posts: 2,594
    Send a bug report to the guys on OP, Corradus- I have never had an interest in using it, so I did not know it was broken.

    Just trying to help out.

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