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Webcomic Helper (Version 1.2) 5 years 11 months ago #18967

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Webcomic Helper Version 1.2

By Stonepaw and Helmic

This script will allow you to easily read just about any webcomic on the Internet from within ComicRack. Read the entire archive without waiting for each page to load, get automatic updates for new pages, and of course view and manage your webcomics just like any other e-comic.

Simply install the plugin, go to File -> Automation, and then select Webcomic Helper. Follow the on-screen instructions and the script will make a .CBW file (a 1-3 KB XML file), which will load the comic pages off of the official site. The CBW file itself will contain no image files.

The script, while it works for 99% of webcomics, isn't guaranteed to work for everything. If you find an example of the script not catching every page or not working at all for a particular webcomic, please let us know.

Download: Version 1.2
Changelog 1.2
Fixed issue creating relative links introduced in 1.1
Changelog 1.1
Escaped characters in urls now work correctly
Fixed the Mangafox template
Fixed error when the finish button is clicked after the script has failed
Changelog 1.0
Release
Request webcomics on IRC: http://widget.mibbit.com/?server=irc.rizon.net&channel=%23comicrack
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Or in the webcomics subforum: http://comicrack.cyolito.com/forum/22-web-comics
Last Edit: 5 years 11 months ago by Stonepaw. Reason: added 1.2
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Re: Webcomic Helper (Version 1.0) 5 years 11 months ago #18974

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Great job! :woohoo: :woohoo:

+1 karma to both Helmic & Stonepaw!!

This script should be included with the default install of ComicRack. Period.
A tutorial for new users:
Simply install the plugin, go to File -> Automation, and then select Webcomic Helper. Follow the on-screen instructions and the script will make a .CBW file (a 1-3 KB XML file), which will load the comic pages off of the official site. The CBW file itself will contain no image files.






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Re: Webcomic Helper (Version 1.0) 5 years 11 months ago #18975

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Maybe I've to rethink my include scripts stance :)
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Re: Webcomic Helper (Version 1.0) 5 years 11 months ago #18979

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cYo wrote:
Maybe I've to rethink my include scripts stance :)
Yep, big boss. :P

And do give a thought about including "library organizer" in the include scripts. Also, time for you to quit using the organize files & folders script in favor of library organizer.
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Re: Webcomic Helper (Version 1.0) 5 years 11 months ago #19002

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600WPMPO wrote:
Great job! :woohoo: :woohoo:

Oh, and 600.

Every. Last. Damn. One.
Request webcomics on IRC: http://widget.mibbit.com/?server=irc.rizon.net&channel=%23comicrack
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channel: #comicrack
Or in the webcomics subforum: http://comicrack.cyolito.com/forum/22-web-comics
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Re: Webcomic Helper (Version 1.0) 5 years 11 months ago #19038

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I am angry. :angry:

Angry at all the people here who request web comics, and get them delivered (almost immediately by the ever efficient Helmic). When the same guy (and Stonepaw) who helped them makes an excellent script that could immensely benefit these very users, not even one turns up to thank him?

And what's with all the regulars at the forum here? Either you don't use ComicRack to read web comics, or you missed this script, or you simply don't care. Its been 2 days, and not even one response, not even a simple click of the thanks button. Bad.

Try this script. It is great.

And at least show some appreciation to the great minds behind it.

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Re: Webcomic Helper (Version 1.0) 5 years 11 months ago #19039

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In response to 600: I don't use ComicRack to read webcomics. If this works as advertised, though, it is totally awesome (and I already +1'd Helmic for the OP because I see no reason to think it DOESN'T work as advertised.)
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Re: Webcomic Helper (Version 1.0) 5 years 11 months ago #19054

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Haha.. no need to get upset 600, there's tons of lurkers here, more than on any other forum I participate in. It's just the way it is, so i think more than the replies, it's the views the topic gets that tell the real story :)

I for one am grateful for this script, I haven't gotten around setting up my webcomics library, but this little genius piece of script will make it super easy.

And they really worked on it super fast and with dedication, hanging out on IRC you could tell everyday they'd have a discussion about it, and encouraging each other to finish it quickly.
ComicRackers, ASSEMBLE !
Join us on IRC, don't be shy :) Server:irc.rizon.net Channel:#comicrack
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Re: Webcomic Helper (Version 1.0) 5 years 11 months ago #19060

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@Shinrai & O.Ren: Thanks guys for breaking the eerie silence on this thread! :-)
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Re: Webcomic Helper (Version 1.0) 5 years 11 months ago #19061

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I should make a post on the front page for this script.
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