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Peoples all the time be asking me:

And I tell them the truth, I just edit weeklies.xml, and create a picture in an imaging program.
However, I realise that this isn't a very good answer, and editing weeklies.xml probably requires it's own page.

Contents

Setting up=

You will need:

  • A copy of weeklies.xml saved to your hard drive,
  • A copy of god.swf saved to your hard drive,
  • A folder named "weeklies" (without quotation marks) somewhere on your hard drive.

Got all of those? Good! Now, put weeklies.xml in the folder weeklies, and put qod.swf in the folder that weeklies is in.

e.g. If my weeklies folder is located at "C:\My Documents\Homestar Runner\Swfs\qod\weeklies", then qod.swf would be placed in "C:\My Documents\Homestar Runner\Swfs\qod".

Now we can start editing!

Editing weeklies.xml

Open weeklies.xml in Notepad by right-clicking on weeklies.xml, and selecting "Open With...". Then select Notepad. You'll see something that looks a little bit like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
<sketchbook>160 vlin 12,17 at 26</sketchbook>
<fanstuff>sweet cheatpod sleeve</fanstuff>
<qod character="rocoulm" filename="rocoulm.mp3">Come on in heeeeere.</qod>


<!-- Chapos: here are the character shortcuts 
homestar   
strongbad   
strongsad 
bubs
coachz
marzipan
kingoftown
strongmad
homsar
marshie
cardgage
cheerleader 
soandso 
whatsherface 
uglyone 
stinkoman
1up 
gunhaver  
fightgar 
silentrip 
crackotage 
reynold
bluelaser  
ehsteve
doreauxgard 
oldstrongbad 
oldhomestar 
oldstrongsad    
oldmarzipan  
oldcoachz
rocoulm

     Love, jonathan ("nickname")
-->

Ignore all of it except the stuff between qod tags, and the character shortcuts at the bottom. If you're slightly confused as to which character is what, don't be! Here's a table!

Weeklies.xml name Actual name Preview of head
homestar
Homestar Runner
Image:qod 1 - homestar.PNG
strongbad
Strong Bad
Image:qod 2 - strong bad.PNG
strongsad
Strong Sad
Image:qod 3 - strong sad.PNG
bubs
Bubs
Image:qod 4 - bubs.PNG
coachz
Coach Z
Image:qod 5 - coach z.PNG
marzipan
Marzipan
Image:qod 6 - marzipan.PNG
kingoftown
King of Town
Image:qod 7 - the kot.PNG
strongmad
Strong Mad
Image:qod 8 - strong mad.PNG
homsar
Homsar
Image:qod 9 - homsar.PNG
marshie
Marshie
Image:qod 10 - marshie.PNG

I'll finish that later. And the names aren't that much different anyway.
Now, just take the name of the character you want to use, and paste it here:
character="CHARACTER GOES HERE"
Then, paste the quote you want between the tags, i.e.

<qod character="CHARACTER GOES HERE" filename="None">QUOTE GOES HERE</qod>

So lets say that I wanted the quote "I'm Homestar, and this is a website!" from First Time Here?. I would type <qod character="homestar" filename="None">I'm Homestar, and this is a website!</qod>

Last Bit

Take a look at qod.swf, and save a picture by Print Screening the browser window containing qod.swf. Make sure it's the right size, then upload it to the internet for all to see.

MORE TXTTO C ME

Stuff that needs adding to this page:

  • Table finishing
  • A better editing summary, and the last bit needs improving
  • Some spelling fixings?
  • Pictures
If you have any improvements to make to this page, please do.
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