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[WebComic Request] 4 WebComics 7 years 4 months ago #8988

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I've recently come across these awesome webcomics, and they have, like, blown me away !! I was a fool for not reading them yet.

If we can have them in the ComicRack WebComic format, it would be a dream come true. :)

Here are the links to the comics:

Sin Titulo
by Cameron Stewart
www.sintitulocomic.com/




The Abominable Charles Christopher
by Karl Kerschl
www.abominable.cc




The Guns of Shadow Valley
by David Wachter and James Andrew Clark,
www.gunsofshadowvalley.com




Power Out
by Nathan Schreiber,
www.act-i-vate.com/67.comic



These are excellent stuff guys !!
Please make us WebComics for these... :unsure:
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Re: [WebComic Request] 4 WebComics 7 years 4 months ago #8989

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Hm the only one of those I've seen is The Abominable Charles Christopher. I'll try to make them and a few others I'm starting to read :)
Last Edit: 7 years 4 months ago by Astrophizz.
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Re: [WebComic Request] 4 WebComics 7 years 4 months ago #8990

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Thanks in advance Astrophizz...!!

A lot of good karma awaits you :)
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Re: [WebComic Request] 4 WebComics 7 years 4 months ago #8997

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Man, these are posing a bit of a challenge. I can get the first 70 pages of Sin Titulo but then it stops and I can't figure out why. The Abominable Charles Christopher is a mystery, using either browser or index scraping I can't get more than 8 pages. When I index scrape it, it scrapes 5 images but Comic Rack won't load them saying "Page failed to load. Try refresh to load again..." but refreshing doesn't change anything.

I've almost gotten The Guns of Shadow Valley but I have a question: Are you OK with it only scraping the lower quality images? The thing is, a couple of pages don't seem to have a high quality version (visible on the normal website by clicking the image) and so the scrape misses those images entirely. When I put an OR statement it for either the lower or higher quality image, it scrapes both of them (not just the first it finds) so almost all the pages are duplicated then. That is, unless someone can explain to me to to preferentially scrape something from and OR statement with regex.

I'm about to start working on Power Out and then I'll revisit these other ones.
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Re: [WebComic Request] 4 WebComics 7 years 4 months ago #8998

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Astrophizz at work !!

I feel that if it is not possible to get HQ images for for The Guns of Shadow Valley, the "normal" quality images will do..

I am really looking out for Sin Titulo..
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Re: [WebComic Request] 4 WebComics 7 years 4 months ago #8999

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OK, a question to cYo: is there a way to force the regex engine to break after the first result is returned? I want to return only the high quality image address if there is one, and if not then default to the low quality one. The trouble is that there is always at least the low quality one so I always end up scraping two images when a higher quality one is present.
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Re: [WebComic Request] 4 WebComics 7 years 4 months ago #9003

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OK, I decided to focus on Sin Titulo since you're excited about it. I have it scraping up through page 90 (of 100) but for some reason it seems to slow down and then stop. It stalls at page 89 and then scrapes page 90 and stops. According to Expresso my regex is fine and the html seems identical to what was used before.

@cYo regarding all of this: Is there something that might limit the number of pages scraped for a webcomic?
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Re: [WebComic Request] 4 WebComics 7 years 4 months ago #9004

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Astrophizz wrote:
OK, I decided to focus on Sin Titulo since you're excited about it. I have it scraping up through page 90 (of 100) but for some reason it seems to slow down and then stop. It stalls at page 89 and then scrapes page 90 and stops. According to Expresso my regex is fine and the html seems identical to what was used before.
I've managed to get 99/100 but for some reason it will not get the last page. Even though Expresso says it should....

I can possibly help on the others if you would like help. :)
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Re: [WebComic Request] 4 WebComics 7 years 4 months ago #9006

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The other one that I've spent the most time on is The Guns of Shadow Valley. Here's my code though mind you the image scrape as it stands right now grabs both the large and small comic versions. I can't think of a solution that grabs the small images only if the large one isn't available.

Guns of Shadow Valley: [REMOVED AS PER CREATOR'S REQUEST]

Sin Titulo: pastebin.com/U4QteW8M
Last Edit: 7 years 2 months ago by Astrophizz. Reason: Removed link to Guns of Shadow Valley test code as per comic creator's request
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Re: [WebComic Request] 4 WebComics 7 years 4 months ago #9011

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Here's what I have for Sin Titulo: http://pastebin.com/BG8Tbxdt

I'll take a look at Guns of Shadow Valley and see I can figure anything out.
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