Truly embarrassing! I never created a folder for this (now new!) Designer, nor a folder for the Battle ... until today. Since it IS a Battle, I will upload the WWD to the web host and consider it released, for those who enjoy Battlez. (I found out about my omission when I was researching Custom Levels that have not been added to the indices.)
Last Edit: Jun 7, 2015 8:53:01 GMT -8 by GooRoo: Added formatting codes after using "Quick reply" to create the post
Post by swietymiki on Aug 21, 2018 14:56:14 GMT -8
I find it interesting that even though this thread was created by me, in the board view below "Created By" it says "GooRoo".
I remade this map almost from scratch, since the old version was quite ugly, too defensive-oriented and included weird or almost unreachable things (like the magic wand that required going through more lines of defenses than a fort, or Nerfgunz in the corners). That's why along with the update I'd also like to rename it to "Scroll Mania" - the previous name wasn't very original and, as you will be able to figure out from the statz page, scrollz take a big part in this Battle's gameplay now.
Do you have a folder for each of your creations, with all of its components stored there? If not, you should, and name your Statz Page image(s) as simply "Statz.jpg". I have a .txt copy of each Custom Level Announcement, the original (usually) .WWD, Tomalla's GruntzScrooge inventory of important Objectz, Statz Page.jpg and both JPG's thumbnails ... and if present, any walk-through in folders under each Designer with the CL's name. Makes it much easier for me to keep up with maintenance, that way. The storage it takes (me) is negligible on my 1TB hard drive, and my backup flash drive (4GB capacity) is less than 2/3rds full with about 700 different puzzlez. You individual Designers have no need for the extensive hierarchy that I maintain, but a subset of ../Designer (your name, obviously)/CustomLevel ... as many of the latter as you need as a minimum would be extremely helpful ... to me.
In some instances, a PNG image is smaller than a JPG ... probably in all instances they look better, but for documentation purposes, JPGs are sufficient. And standardization of the file type makes (my) life easier. Most of the time, when I receive a PNG, I use Paint.net to convert it to a JPG, and discard the PNG from my files. Sometimes, when pressed for time, I omit the conversion step. That usually bites me in the backside sometime further down the line, when I refer to an image as a JPG, when it is actually a PNG.
Post by swietymiki on Aug 24, 2018 12:42:32 GMT -8
I have reuploaded the missing file under a new link: nofile.io/f/SJPOQmcOar9/ScrollMania.wwd Seems like the hosting stopped liking me, cause I already had to replace a "View the Map" image earlier. Must've been flagged by some automatic checking system because normally my files last a lot longer on this site.
Also I have to admit that I only keep an archive of .WWD files of my maps on my PC and nothing else. Map images and statz pages are easily replaceable as long as you have the level. I would've also kept walkthroughs if I had any, as there was my mistake of keeping the guide for The Four Sword Gruntz on my desktop and having it deleted with surprisingly no copies present anywhere after a few months.