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Re: HDM

Postby Vegerot » Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:05 pm

Hell, everybody just get on Mumble right now!
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Re: HDM

Postby Sparky » Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:26 pm

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According to the User Creation Log, there have not been any new registrations at the HDM wiki since August 20, 2011.
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Re: HDM

Postby Sparky » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:33 pm

There is a new method of uploading files at HDM now, inspired by Vegerot's suggestions.

New method:

1. Visit the upload page (http://upload.halodemomods.com/) and you'll notice it's new. You have three different methods of uploading files now.
2. Decide what method to use; if you are uploading a mod, do what it says there: make a new page with the title of your mod as the page title and add your mod as an attachment to that page.


The mod database is going to need some serious updating, as are all the uploaded mods...
If I make a new tab for uploaded files, that would be more sensitive towards previously uploaded files. The current method is to use the file attachment on each new page. I suppose this would work also.

EDIT:
New Mod Uploading Rules
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Re: HDM

Postby Sparky » Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:56 am

I'm going to make the painstaking effort of creating a new page for each mod on the Mod Databases for Demo and Full.

Categories will be given based upon CSS, Multiplayer or Singleplayer, and Author Name.

For example:

[[Category: Multiplayer Mods]]
[[Category: CSS Mods]]
[[Category: Draconic74]]

I'm going to do the same with each Tool on the Tools page, for example:

[[Category: Hex Editors]]

... and these categories will be subcategories of [[Category: Mods]] and [[Category: Tools]].

In this way, we'll change HDM from a page database into a wiki.

EDIT:
Categories:

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[[Category: Dictionary]]
   [[Category: Mods]]

[[Category: Dictionary]]
   [[Category: Documentation]]

[[Category: Dictionary]]   
   [[Category: Halo Demo]]
      [[Category: Halo Demo Original Files]]
      [[Category: Halo Demo Mods]]
         [[Category: Halo Demo Combo Mods]]
         [[Category: Halo Demo Application Mods]]
         [[Category: Halo Demo Singleplayer Mods]]
            [[Category: Halo Demo Singleplayer Mod Templates]]
            [[Category: Halo Demo Singleplayer AI Mods]]
         [[Category: Halo Demo Multiplayer Mods]]
            [[Category: Halo Demo Multiplayer Mod Templates]]
            [[Category: Halo Demo Multiplayer CSS Mods]]
            [[Category: Halo Demo Multiplayer AI Mods]]
         [[Category: Halo Demo User Interface Mods]]
         [[Category: Halo Demo Bitmap Mods]]
         [[Category: Halo Demo Sound Mods]]
         [[Category: Halo Demo Movie Mods]]
         [[Category: Halo Demo Shader Mods]]
         [[Category: Halo Demo Memory Mods]]
         [[Category: Halo Demo Mod Series']]
            [[Category: MGM Contest of the Month]]

[[Category: Dictionary]]   
   [[Category: Halo Full]]
      [[Category: Halo Full Original Files]]
      [[Category: Halo Full Mods]]
         [[Category: Halo Full Combo Mods]]
         [[Category: Halo Full Application Mods]]
         [[Category: Halo Full Singleplayer Mods]]
            [[Category: Halo Full Singleplayer Mod Templates]]
            [[Category: Halo Full Singleplayer AI Mods]]
         [[Category: Halo Full Multiplayer Mods]]
            [[Category: Halo Full Multiplayer Mod Templates]]
            [[Category: Halo Full Multiplayer CSS Mods]]
            [[Category: Halo Full Multiplayer AI Mods]]
         [[Category: Halo Full User Interface Mods]]
         [[Category: Halo Full Bitmap Mods]]
         [[Category: Halo Full Sound Mods]]
         [[Category: Halo Full Movie Mods]]
         [[Category: Halo Full Shader Mods]]
         [[Category: Halo Full Memory Mods]]
         [[Category: Halo Full Mod Series']]

[[Category: Dictionary]]
   [[Category: Modding]]
      [[Category: Tools]]
         [[Category: Tool Packs]]
         [[Category: Tool Plugins]]
         [[Category: References]]
         [[Category: Halo Demo Tools]]
            [[Category: Halo Demo Hexadecimal Editors]]
            [[Category: Halo Demo Metadata Editors]]
         [[Category: Halo Full Tools]]
            [[Category: Halo Full Hexadecimal Editors]]
            [[Category: Halo Full Metadata Editors]]

[[Category: Dictionary]]   
   [[Category: Gametypes]]
      [[Category: Halo Demo Gametypes]]
         [[Category: Halo Demo Gametype Collections]]
         [[Category: Halo Demo Capture the Flag Gametypes]]
         [[Category: Halo Demo King of the Hill Gametypes]]
         [[Category: Halo Demo Slayer Gametypes]]
         [[Category: Halo Demo Oddball Gametypes]]
         [[Category: Halo Demo Race Gametypes]]
      [[Category: Halo Full Gametypes]]
         [[Category: Halo Full Gametype Collections]]
         [[Category: Halo Full Capture the Flag Gametypes]]
         [[Category: Halo Full King of the Hill Gametypes]]
         [[Category: Halo Full Slayer Gametypes]]
         [[Category: Halo Full Oddball Gametypes]]
         [[Category: Halo Full Race Gametypes]]

[[Category: Dictionary]]   
   [[Category: Tags]]
      [[Category: Tag Packs]]
      [[Category: Resource Maps]]
      [[Category: Actr]]   -- example: for uploading recursively extracted eschaton tags, for tutorials on how to mod this tag type, for Actr tag definition page, for mods featuring this type of tag
      [[Category: Actv]]  -- example: each definition page for these tag types has a discussion page where modders should discuss cool ways of modifying that type of tag (rather than create a tutorial category for each tag type)
      [[Category: Ant!]]
      [[Category: Antr]]
      [[Category: Bipd]]
      [[Category: Bitm]]
         [[Category: Lightmaps]]
      [[Category: Boom]]
      [[Category: Cdmg]]
      [[Category: Coll]]
      [[Category: Colo]]
      [[Category: Cont]]
      [[Category: Ctrl]]
      [[Category: Deca]]
      [[Category: DeLa]]
      [[Category: Devc]]
      [[Category: Devi]]
      [[Category: Dobc]]
      [[Category: Effe]]
      [[Category: Elec]]
      [[Category: Eqip]]
      [[Category: Flag]]
      [[Category: Fog]]
      [[Category: Font]]
      [[Category: Foot]]
      [[Category: Garb]]
      [[Category: Glw!]]
      [[Category: Grhi]]
      [[Category: Hmt]]
      [[Category: Hud]]
      [[Category: Hudg]]
      [[Category: Item]]
      [[Category: Itmc]]
      [[Category: Jpt!]]
      [[Category: Lens]]
      [[Category: Lifi]]
      [[Category: Ligh]]
      [[Category: Lsnd]]
         [[Category: Music Files]]
         [[Category: Music Tags]]
      [[Category: Mach]]
      [[Category: Matg]]
      [[Category: Metr]]
      [[Category: Mgs2]]
      [[Category: Mod2]]
      [[Category: Mode]]
      [[Category: Mply]]
      [[Category: Ngpr]]
      [[Category: Obje]]
      [[Category: Part]]
      [[Category: Pctl]]
      [[Category: Phys]]
      [[Category: Plac]]
      [[Category: Pphy]]
      [[Category: Proj]]
      [[Category: Rain]]
      [[Category: Sbsp]]
      [[Category: Scen]]
      [[Category: Scex]]
      [[Category: Schi]]
      [[Category: Scnr]]
      [[Category: Senv]]
      [[Category: Sgla]]
      [[Category: Shdr]]
      [[Category: Sky]]
      [[Category: Smet]]
      [[Category: Snd!]]
      [[Category: Snde]]
      [[Category: Soso]]
      [[Category: Sotr]]
      [[Category: Soul]]
      [[Category: Spla]]
      [[Category: Ssce]]
      [[Category: Str]]
      [[Category: Swat]]
      [[Category: Tagc]]
      [[Category: Trak]]
      [[Category: Udlg]]
      [[Category: Unhi]]
      [[Category: Unit]]
      [[Category: Ustr]]
      [[Category: Vcky]]
      [[Category: Vehi]]
      [[Category: Weap]]
      [[Category: Wind]]
      [[Category: Wphi]]

[[Category: Dictionary]]
   [[Category: Modding]]
      [[Category: Modding Techniques]]
      [[Category: Tutorials]]
         [[Category: Website Tutorials]]
            [[Category: HDM Tutorials]]
            [[Category: HaloMaps.org Tutorials]]
         [[Category: Halo Custom Edition Tutorials]]
      
         [[Category: AI Modding Tutorials]]         -- these types of categories contain related tag types as sub-categories
         [[Category: Vehicle Modding Tutorials]]
         [[Category: Weapon Modding Tutorials]]


EDIT: Tool-related categories have the following hierarchy, so you go down the list and see if a tool applies to a category, then add the categories in this order:

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[[Category: Tool Packs]]
[[Category: Tool Plugins]]
[[Category: References]]

[[Category: Remote Connection Tools]]
[[Category: Synchronization Tools]]

[[Category: Game File Managers]]

[[Category: Map Converters]]
[[Category: Map Patchers]]

[[Category: Graphics and Modeling]]

[[Category: Sound Editors]]

[[Category: Text Editors]]

[[Category: Metadata Editors]]
[[Category: Hexadecimal Editors]]
[[Category: Scenario Editors]]
[[Category: Calculators]]
[[Category: Memory Editors]]
[[Category: Gametype Editors]]
[[Category: Console Tools]]

[[Category: Single-purpose Tools]]
[[Category: Antiquated Editors]]

[[Category: Halo Demo Tools]]
[[Category: Halo Full Tools]]
[[Category: Halo Custom Edition Tools]]
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Re: HDM

Postby Vegerot » Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:59 am

First: I'd recommend starting with the important tools and the popular mods (e.g. Eschaton and Snow Gulch, respectively).
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Re: HDM

Postby Sparky » Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:11 pm

I'm done.
Read: http://www.halodemomods.com/wiki/Catego ... y_Abstract
for more information.
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Re: HDM

Postby Sparky » Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:20 pm

I finished parsing the Tools page into separate pages for each tool and categorizing each.

Next are the Tags, Tutorials and Mods. I'll be able to handle this all by myself, except that the Mod Database I'll probably need some help with after I've gotten it started.
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Re: HDM

Postby Sparky » Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:03 am

Finished Tags.
Now Tutorials.
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Re: HDM

Postby Sparky » Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:08 pm

Finished Tutorials.
Now Mods.

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Re: HDM

Postby Amy » Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:33 pm

Sparky great idea! I think we should have some of us provide a background for some of the more important ones that come straight from MGM. I think this will make the wiki seem more like a wiki rather than a database for downloading files....
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Re: HDM

Postby Sparky » Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:28 pm

There is a bug with the new upload system:

If you attach a file to a new page, which is the new method of publishing things at HDM, and then upload another file such as a screenshot using the old file upload page, that second file is also attached to the last page to which you attached a file. I might have to remove the old file upload page entirely so that this doesn't cause frustration.

EDIT:
Therefore, I changed the info on the HDM File Upload page: http://www.halodemomods.com/wiki/HDM:Upload_Files
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Re: HDM

Postby Sparky » Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:54 pm

I placed all the template code snippets for HDM pages on a single page called "Templates". You should familiarize yourself with the info there, which currently includes entries for what to put on database pages like the Mod Database and what to put on new pages for a mod or modding tool.

http://www.halodemomods.com/wiki/Templates
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Re: HDM

Postby Sparky » Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:19 am

The HDM web server is using about 50% of its hard drive space now, which translates into about 50 GB of space used. Bandwidth is insignificant as usual. The memory limit has been raised from 20 MB to 200 MB. The memory limit for scripts was set at 20 MB as an experiment, where it was normally 100 MB before. That's why the server had been slow since about January. So now the web site will be more responsive and run more smoothly.

http://www.westhost.com/unmanaged-dedicated-servers/
I'll probably be upgrading to the $95 plan you see there, which includes a lot more memory and runs on a dedicated server to make HDM a much nicer experience overall.

With that upgrade, we should have no problem using the server to host dedicated server games and run scripts constantly. Right now, with our current setup, it would be alright to run a persistent script that uses <100 MB, which means a small script would be alright to have on the HDM server right now.
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Re: HDM

Postby Fonzeh » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:29 pm

beautiful work man, if i find some time ill definitely help out with the wiki, that's a bitch to do all by yourself man
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Re: HDM

Postby Sparky » Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:26 am

AID usually steps up to the large tasks where I don't, so it usually gets done. But it's a wiki and of course I welcome your help. Use the Templates page I linked a couple posts before.

Also, even though there is another topic for this already, the HDM server is running a script for nil's HaloMD game lobby. I wouldn't upgrade to another hosting plan unless we can get some dedicated server application or script running using the command-line (non-screen-based) unix system.
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