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(mutter mumble Windows sigh)

The normal syntax for running a Perl program is "perl [filename].pl".  If you've been running Purple Cat Tools at all, you have Perl installed, since I released the software as raw scripts.  So in this case you would:

1. Unzip the files.
2. Make the changes I described to "test.pl" using a text editor (not a word processor).  If Notepad runs everything together on one line, try Notepad++ instead.
3. Open a command prompt in the directory holding test.pl, and type "perl test.pl".
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How do i use this exactly? A v0.3 .bat?
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A Discord server, huh. Hmm... it's tempting, really, but I'm not sure. As it is, I'm not one to use Discord a lot.
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Chrono Compendium Discussion / Re: Chrono Compendium... Is the end near?
« Last post by froodo on November 17, 2017, 07:38:33 am »
For those interested in doing this: https://www.httrack.com/

Another good thing is to upload the whole website in a compacted format (zip, rar, tgz) to archive.org. Those guys did an awesome work in this subject.
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General Discussion / Re: God, I Miss This Place
« Last post by froodo on November 17, 2017, 07:20:36 am »
I just thought about gather the last members here to chat about Chrono and everything else on Discord, not plans to "revive" the waning fandom.
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I already have an PT-BR community, and i could create a "generic" Chrono Series server for international users.

BUT i dont want to create a "ChronoCompendium" on Discord because is disrespectful; Zeality, Faustwolf and the rest of the owners should be the ones to create, i think.

EDIT: Here is, a "generic" Chrono Series server for Discord. https://discord.gg/c9eMf7y
Feel free to enter. As time goes by and more people from Compendium join the server, i could setup rules, bots and another stuff.
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Some thrashing around in disused corners of my hard drive found some old scripts that may be of use in TOC generation. In particular, the "test.pl" script inside the zip seems to be set up to generate a Purple Cat Tools 0.3 style TOC file from a .bin disc image. You'll need to replace the bit in line 3 that says [CD image file] with the actual name of your file, since I never set it up to take parameters. You may want to change the output filename in line 18 to something other than out_addrs_j.csv, too.

I don't even remember writing this, although I guess that isn't surprising after ~10 years. Good thing I'm a digital packrat, or it would have vanished a long time ago.
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General Discussion / Re: God, I Miss This Place
« Last post by Nangbaby on November 16, 2017, 07:59:51 pm »
Agreed, ShogunSlug. Discord is not a magic bullet.

The real problem is two-fold. SE isn't investing into the Chrono series and those of us who still have active fondness for Chrono Trigger are old.

Without SE putting any effort into pushing the Chrono series, the flow of new fans dwindles to a trickle. Yes, gamers may know of and have even played Chrono Trigger, but the game is 20 years old, with Chrono Cross not that far behind. There may be an occasional new fan but that's it.

The other problem is that the existing fan base is older.  Invariably when you grow older you lose time for  personal pursuits. Whether it be family, work, or obligation, life gets complicated as you get older no matter how simple you want your life to be. I would love to get up in the morning, go to work, then come back to the house. However, the rate of complication in my life even as a single, childfree person means that no day I have is like that. Paying bills, going to the store, getting gas, and such nibble away at the cookie of our free time, leaving us with crumbs.

Finally, even time itself is not a substitute for possessing the skillset to create things for others to enjoy. For instance, I like looking at pixel art and rearranging it. For years, I have had the idea to create a purely for fun (non-usable, non-importable) CT-style overworld map creator. It wouldn't be like a built-in editing tool which takes existing assets and reimports them. This would be more of a casual time-wasting tool, for people to play around with, and would even let assets from different eras co-exist (want snow and a volcano on a 1000 A.D.-style map? Here you go!). I even know that for a programmer, this isn't that hard of a project, but do I have the skill to do it? Nope, and even if I had the time, since programming doesn't come intuitively to me and I have other projects of a higher priority at which I have a greater skill, this dream is just a dream.

The more people you have the more skills that you will have and the more the community will create. However without anything drawing people here, it does not matter how passionate we are as we are all slowly dying and moving on.
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General Discussion / Re: God, I Miss This Place
« Last post by ShogunSlug on November 16, 2017, 07:46:59 pm »
Like i said in another post, we need to join a *fast* messaging plataform, in that case Discord. My BR fanclub was already migrated to there.
We already tried the "fast messaging platform" a while back. We had an IRC server and it didn't last very long at all. There's also not enough activity or discussion on this site to justify having one.
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Chrono Trigger Modification / Re: Temporal Flux tutorial videos.
« Last post by Mauron on November 16, 2017, 07:28:50 pm »
Glasses smiley strikes again.

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