Is there a downloadable version of GLE Manual? I have some problemz with net connection at the moment and I would really appreciate having a manual that doesn't require a working connection.
One of the goalz of my Gruntz Level index project is to build the next release of the "Gruntz Extraz" CD-ROM. Previous releasez had everything that was available from the Forum's web host. I am afraid that thingz have grown since that last release, and it will require at least two CD-ROMz to hold everything that existz today. So I will create "Volume 1" which will contain the 'basicz' and everything for Gruntz CLz released in the earliest yearz, until there is not enough space to put another year onto it. Then I will create "Volume 2" with just the rest of the CLz and anything that changez during the creation of the set. So "Volume 2" will likely have some duplicationz of material that is on "Volume 1" ... each duplicate in its own folder, so that a straight copy will work to update the hard drive version that userz create within their already existing GRUNTZ folder.
So the GLEM will be available to all ... as it is right now ... with a lot of effort! Several timez I have posted about the directory tree used in support of this Forum ... folderz within my own Gruntz folder are 'mirrored' on the Forum's web host.
To create a hard drive version of the GLEM "the hard way": Create a folder named "editor" (CaSe probably not significant) within Gruntz Create folderz within "editor" named:
Brickz ... yes, 'z' not 's' in the folder name ... and same for everything listed below
Then you can click on HTML linkz, and do a "View Source" and "Save as.." into the proper place on your hard drive. There are hundredz of HTML componentz, so it is not a project anyone can expect to complete in one session at the computer. And those componentz are all relative addressed one to another, so the directory tree is important to maintain, in order for everything to work properly.
If there is no rush, it will not be too expensive to obtain the CD-ROM(z) and just use the normal file management technique to copy the CD-ROM 'editor' folder into your Gruntz folder on your hard drive. And you would also have all of the imagez, emoticonz, and everything available for every Gruntz Custom Level available at the time the CD-ROM(z) is created! If the REZ Extractor program worked to extract to GIF format, instead of PNG, I would also have every part of Gruntz ready to go (GIF takez less space per image than PNG, most of the time, and transparency is clear in GIF ... black in PNG, so I prefer that format).
Going to 2 CD-ROMz from 1 for "Gruntz Extraz" will only add fifty centz in United States currency to the price ... I am already stocked with 2-disc slim-line CD casez.
I am constantly (continually?) working on the Gruntz Level Editor Manual, and as a result have given myself the project of also working to keep the source for the Gruntz Extraz disc up-to-date as possible. With well over 600 Custom Level Questz and close to 50 Custom Level Battlez ... and associated support files, it is now necessary to distribute Gruntz Extraz as a DVD.
I can also over it on a rewritable DVD (without LightScribe labelling) or as a one-time LightScribe DVD, in a slimline case (also reducing my cost).
My biggest problem is remembering exactly what I have changed, to copy it to a flash drive which I use to create the Gruntz Extraz DVD. (And no, my doctor assures me I am not approaching dementia ... just a failure to log my work efforts as an aid to memory. 76 years means a lot of information stored away, and information retrieval has become a bit of a problem.)