User:Venusy/weeklies.xml editing

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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 its own page.

Contents

Setting up

You will need:

  • A copy of weeklies.xml saved to your hard drive,
  • A copy of qod.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" into the folder named "weeklies", and put "qod.swf" in the folder that "weeklies" is in. So, in example, if your 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
cardgage
Senor Cardgage
Image:qod 11 - senor cardgage.PNG
cheerleader
Cheerleader
Image:qod 12 - cheerleader.PNG
soandso
So and So
Image:qod 13 - so and so.PNG
whatsherface
What's Her Face
Image:qod 14 - whats her face.PNG
uglyone
The Ugly One
Image:qod 15 - the ugly one.PNG
stinkoman
Stinkoman
Image:qod 16 - stinkoman.PNG
1up
1-Up
Image:qod 17 - 1up.PNG
gunhaver
Gunhaver
Image:qod 18 - gunhaver.PNG
fightgar
Fightgar
Image:qod 19 - fightgar.PNG
silentrip
Silent Rip
Image:qod 20 - silent rip.PNG
crackotage
Crackotage
Image:qod 21 - crackotage.PNG
reynold
Reynold
Image:qod 22 - reynold.PNG
bluelaser
Blue Laser Commander
Image:qod 23 - blue laser commander.PNG
ehsteve
Eh! Steve
Image:qod 24 - eh steve.PNG
doreauxgard
Doreauxgard
Image:qod 25 - Doreauxgard.PNG
oldstrongbad
Old-Timey Strong Bad
Image:qod 26 - 1936 strong bad.PNG
oldhomestar
The Homestar Runner
Image:qod 27 - 1936 homestar.PNG
oldstrongsad
Sickly Sam
Image:qod 28 - 1936 strong sad.PNG
oldmarzipan
Old-Timey Marzipan
Image:qod 29 - 1936 marzipan.PNG
oldcoachz
The Football Player
Image:qod 30 - 1936 coach z.PNG
rocoulm
Horrible Painting
Image:qod_horriblepainting.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 -- Done!
    • Table needs to be checked by Venusy
  • 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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