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#1 Smile44

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 03:04 AM

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July 11th, 2017

 

The Pack structure was never finished on the wiki and will be discontinued with the release of STEP 3.0. Packs will be moving to Mod Picker at that time and the Pack structure on the wiki will be stripped away. It is currently unknown what will happen to the current pack pages. This information can not be known until develop starts in that area.

 

Community member are, therefore, highly discouraged from using the Pack system on the wiki. The links on the wiki have been hidden, though the Pack form remains in place for current packs authors.

 

For those of you wanting to build a guide that isn't an official Pack, please use your personal user space on the wiki.

This user space is found at: wiki.step-project.com/User:Username

For example: http://wiki.step-pro...ser:TechAngel85

 

 

 

Getting Started

To begin creating a Pack and testing out the alpha implementation of the Pack-Guide-Creation-Engine (powered by Semantic Mediawiki), navigate to:
LINK REMOVED by Admin

Simply enter the name of your Pack (make it short and sweet for easier reference ... and please do not prefix with "STEP") and begin using the tool. Note that any mods to be included within any Pack must also be on the wiki. Many are already, but if not, please use the mod Form to create the mod page of interest:
http://wiki.step-project.com/Form:Mod

We aren't providing much instruction at this point, because we'd like people to mess around and learn how the wiki works in general.

Post in this forum for help if you get stuck!
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This doesn't seem to be working for me, I'm having the issue where the popup window is really small.  Did that fix not get ported over from the Devwiki?

I'm making my queries here in lieu of a specific thread section being formed to address "Pack" support as suggested by Z.

!) I would like to change the Page title in line with the other Pack headings, more specifically from "STEP Weather Pack WIP" to Pack: Weather - this may not be final as there is a lighting element to this but there must be an easy way to edit that short of deleting the page and starting again.

2) I'm not sure how to add the mod lists. I can see the button but then nothing useful happens. This maybe because the facility to do this isn't active on these pages as yet but the tables do appear in the test pages for packs.

Any help were would be splendid.

:)


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#2 TechAngel85

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 11:26 AM

I'm making my queries here in lieu of a specific thread section being formed to address "Pack" support as suggested by Z.

!) I would like to change the Page title in line with the other Pack headings, more specifically from "STEP Weather Pack WIP" to Pack: Weather - this may not be final as there is a lighting element to this but there must be an easy way to edit that short of deleting the page and starting again.

2) I'm not sure how to add the mod lists. I can see the button but then nothing useful happens. This maybe because the facility to do this isn't active on these pages as yet but the tables do appear in the test pages for packs.

Any help were would be splendid.

:)

1) Page title is directly related to the page link. At this point, I don't think it's possible to change it without creating a new pack. I will refer this to the developers for comment though.

2) This is an error. Looks like the dimensions of the pop-up are messed up again.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 11:59 AM

I think you can just create a new page with the proper name and then go to the old page and under tools there is an option to move the page. I haven't used that myself, but looks like it might be what you need.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 03:52 PM

I and/or Farlo will reply later when we have some time!

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 06:07 PM

Splendid looking forward to being able to get things going, I've got lots of stuff lined up and keen to get it all out there, but there are only so many hours in the day and we can only do so much, so when you can is fine by me. :)
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Posted 26 September 2013 - 08:02 PM

I'm making my queries here in lieu of a specific thread section being formed to address "Pack" support as suggested by Z.

!) I would like to change the Page title in line with the other Pack headings, more specifically from "STEP Weather Pack WIP" to Pack: Weather - this may not be final as there is a lighting element to this but there must be an easy way to edit that short of deleting the page and starting again.

2) I'm not sure how to add the mod lists. I can see the button but then nothing useful happens. This maybe because the facility to do this isn't active on these pages as yet but the tables do appear in the test pages for packs.

Any help were would be splendid.

:)

  • No need to create another page, you can change the Pack's name by going to the Pack's page and using 'Page Tools' -> 'Move'.  It's pretty self-explanatory, just enter a new name (Make sure you keep the "Pack" prefix!) and optional reason, un-check "Leave a redirect behind" and hit 'Move'.  The Pack prefix is what makes the title start with "Pack:", so don't include that in the new name.  I just moved your Pack into the Pack namespace, it can now be found at Pack:STEP Weather Pack (WIP).
    • Side notes: perhaps we should make it a guideline that packs can't start with STEP unless they're "officially STEP related". 
    • All Packs will reside in the Pack namespace (designated by the prefix mentioned above).  I'm not sure if I can restrict that through the form itself, but if not we'll have to update STEP:Main with buttons.
  • Adding mod lists didn't work because your Pack wasn't in the Pack namespace, it should work now.  You already added two mod lists in the form, so now when you visit the page you'll see "Add Modlist" buttons under each corresponding subtitle.  Click that button and you'll be able to write out an intro and outro for that table and add mods to the list like you added tables to the page. 
    • This doesn't seem to be working for me, I'm having the issue where the popup window is really small.  Did that fix not get ported over from the Devwiki?

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 12:17 AM

I'm making my queries here in lieu of a specific thread section being formed to address "Pack" support as suggested by Z.

!) I would like to change the Page title in line with the other Pack headings, more specifically from "STEP Weather Pack WIP" to Pack: Weather - this may not be final as there is a lighting element to this but there must be an easy way to edit that short of deleting the page and starting again.

2) I'm not sure how to add the mod lists. I can see the button but then nothing useful happens. This maybe because the facility to do this isn't active on these pages as yet but the tables do appear in the test pages for packs.

Any help were would be splendid.

:)

  • No need to create another page, you can change the Pack's name by going to the Pack's page and using 'Page Tools' -> 'Move'.  It's pretty self-explanatory, just enter a new name (Make sure you keep the "Pack" prefix!) and optional reason, un-check "Leave a redirect behind" and hit 'Move'.  The Pack prefix is what makes the title start with "Pack:", so don't include that in the new name.  I just moved your Pack into the Pack namespace, it can now be found at Pack:STEP Weather Pack (WIP).
    • Side notes: perhaps we should make it a guideline that packs can't start with STEP unless they're "officially STEP related". 
    • All Packs will reside in the Pack namespace (designated by the prefix mentioned above).  I'm not sure if I can restrict that through the form itself, but if not we'll have to update STEP:Main with buttons.
  • Adding mod lists didn't work because your Pack wasn't in the Pack namespace, it should work now.  You already added two mod lists in the form, so now when you visit the page you'll see "Add Modlist" buttons under each corresponding subtitle.  Click that button and you'll be able to write out an intro and outro for that table and add mods to the list like you added tables to the page.
    • This doesn't seem to be working for me, I'm having the issue where the popup window is really small.  Did that fix not get ported over from the Devwiki?

1. yes, we will eventually need to add detailed instructions on the Forms once we finalize
2. Fixed the popup Form.

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 12:59 AM

snip...

  • No need to create another page, you can change the Pack's name by going to the Pack's page and using 'Page Tools' -> 'Move'.  It's pretty self-explanatory, just enter a new name (Make sure you keep the "Pack" prefix!) and optional reason, un-check "Leave a redirect behind" and hit 'Move'.  The Pack prefix is what makes the title start with "Pack:", so don't include that in the new name.  I just moved your Pack into the Pack namespace, it can now be found at Pack:STEP Weather Pack (WIP).
  • Side notes: perhaps we should make it a guideline that packs can't start with STEP unless they're "officially STEP related". 
  • snip....

+1 agree.

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 01:15 AM


snip...

  • No need to create another page, you can change the Pack's name by going to the Pack's page and using 'Page Tools' -> 'Move'.  It's pretty self-explanatory, just enter a new name (Make sure you keep the "Pack" prefix!) and optional reason, un-check "Leave a redirect behind" and hit 'Move'.  The Pack prefix is what makes the title start with "Pack:", so don't include that in the new name.  I just moved your Pack into the Pack namespace, it can now be found at Pack:STEP Weather Pack (WIP).
  • Side notes: perhaps we should make it a guideline that packs can't start with STEP unless they're "officially STEP related". 
  • snip....

+1 agree.

I agree too, I realised that it was the wrong way to go about naming packs, but after the fact, which is why I want to change it, Thanks for replies guys.

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 01:50 AM

Now that naming packs is getting sorted out, can we start to talk about the writing of the packs. If something is going to have the STEP name on it then there should be a few standards in place that pack authors should strive to maintain. Just for example: 1) No contractions, harder for people that are not native English speakers, they are less clear as well. Clarity is everything. 2) Pronouns addressed to the reader or writer are usually bad practice for instructional writing. That's a bit nitpicky on my part, but I think that it looks cleaner when things are not "you do this, now you do that".

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 01:58 AM

The option to select Move from page tools is not there for me - are different permissions needed? :)
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Posted 27 September 2013 - 09:39 AM

It might be that only the author of the page or someone with more STEP swag can do it.

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 06:19 PM

The option to select Move from page tools is not there for me - are different permissions needed?

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Hmm, you guys should be able to, it says so on http://wiki.step-pro...ListGroupRights Z, any idea on this?
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Posted 27 September 2013 - 07:46 PM

Link goes to an invalid page with nothing on it? Need this stuff sorted in one way or another else building packs will be troublesome. Right now (not literally) I'm thinking of just redoing the page with the correct title.I have not tried to add a modlist yet, will have another go when I've had some sleep. Anyway will hopefully have a completed pack up and running some time tomorrow - GMT. :)
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Posted 27 September 2013 - 08:12 PM

Remove the period at the end of the link.


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