Andor's Trail Content Studio [ATCS] - Win/Mac/Linux Content Editor

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On a fresh download in Ubuntu I get the same as Milo Hiroya and I only see a 'dancing' progress bar and message saying "Please wait. Loading your workspace". As root the theme is different and it loads quikcly.
In W10 I just upgraded the java and I get just the same behaviour as in Ubuntu. User cannot run it and the same as in Ubuntu is shown, when running as Admin it starts quickly.
In W10 I tried to copy the configCache file in C:\Users\amdin\AppData\Roaming\Andor's Trail Content Studio\
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C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Andor's Trail Content Studio\
but no success. Still cannot run it as user. Solution is easy: run as admin.
Do you have any idea how to solve this to run it as user? Downgrade java?
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Here is a request for the developers. :idea:

It would be great if someone would take the time and do a step-by-step walkthrough on how to use the ATCS editor, a step-by-step annotation from installation all the way to the point where someone can actually start creating some content.

I have looked around on github, and, as far as I can see, there are no instructions for learning how to use the program and it seems to assume there is already a fair knowledge of how the process works. Seems like it's a hit and miss sort of learning process right now. I would love to try to create content for submission, but I can't seem to figure out how to get anything to work beyond directing the editor to the master content folder.

What I have done so far is:
1) unzipped the master to a folder
2) directed the editor to the master folder

But that's as far as I can get :? . I don't see any files which can opened in any folder I open. I have decent knowledge of html and some php, but I have no experience with java whatsoever. I may be missing something easy, but as it is, I don't have enough knowledge to even know what I am missing or where to start. Some easy-to-follow directions would make this so much better and, might increase the amount of submitted content. If there is some information that I am not able to find, a link to this would be great. If it's in a previous post there is just too much information to sift through in order to find it. IMHO I think there are many out there like me who would like to assist in creating content but are stymied by the assumed level of expertise in order to use ATCS.

Please feel free to PM me with any information...
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Did you create a project (File menu)?
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It sounds like you are almost there. It should look something like this once you've created a project:
Screenshot at August 31st 2021 - 7.16.52 pm.png
Also while it is a long thread I would advise at least skimming through it or using the forum search as there are a lot of helpful tips/tricks if you get stuck.
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Do people ever read a post before commenting? Did it mention in my post that I created anything? I was expecting to OPEN a file, not having to create anything. Why would I create a project, shouldn't that be in the master folder already? How would I know to add a project (or where) when THERE IS NO DOCUMENTATION explaining how to use the program!!!
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That's why we asked if you had created a project :D

A project is a workspace, where you can alter content or add new content. You must have at least one such workspace. When you create a project you must point it at a copy of the sources.

I have a base project that I created called "sandbox". It's where I just play with ideas. If I don't like it, I just erase everything. I have thirteen other projects (some now closed, because the material has been released), as well as a number of archived ones that no longer show up in ATCS. Something like sandbox would be a good place to start.
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Grawmpy wrote: Thu Sep 02, 2021 8:40 pm Why would I create a project, shouldn't that be in the master folder already? How would I know to add a project (or where) when THERE IS NO DOCUMENTATION explaining how to use the program!!!
I never managed to write a full documentation, but there's this topic that covers how to get started step by step : viewtopic.php?f=6&t=5938

I hope it helps.

Edit : I'd like to add that atcs was created for two use cases : fixing existing content, and creating new content.
Moreover, most new features are explained (summarily) in the release post for the version they were introduced in, so this thread is a gold mine : hard to dig, but full of treasures.
The worst offender is the "Writer mode". It's a very nice feature, but not intuitive at all, with zero documentation... I don't think anyone used it at all except me, but it's made to quickly create long dialogues without technical interruptions...
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Zukero wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 9:01 pm I don't think anyone used it at all except me.
I used it once :lol:
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