Porting a much older story to new CSC, with only .story and .character files

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thaw9182v2
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Porting a much older story to new CSC, with only .story and .character files

Post by thaw9182v2 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:55 pm

I had made this custom story here a while ago, but then had to step back for a bit because life caught up with me.

I have some more free time now, and just remembered this game. I was hoping to port or recreate the story in the newest version of the game, both: for myself, and for here, since it was fairly popular the last time around.

Between the and now, I have changed computers, so all I actually have from that project are the .story and .character files which were saved in my documents folder.

If I'm understanding the pinned post on the showcase board correctly, I can import those into CSC 0.7.0, export it, and then import and edit the new files in 0.11.3. Is this correct? As such, would I be able to edit the .story and .character files that I currently have? I'd rather not have to make the whole thing from scratch all over again.

Any clarification is appreciated.

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Re: Porting a much older story to new CSC, with only .story and .character files

Post by erasmus » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:06 pm

Hi there, yes if you have the .character and .story files, you should be able to use the "import" story functionality with the newest available version of the CSC, and that should be sufficient to begin working on your story again. Due to its age you may want to do some extensive proof-reading as there have been a lot of mechanics changes since 0.7.x, 0.8.x, etc.
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thaw9182v2
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Re: Porting a much older story to new CSC, with only .story and .character files

Post by thaw9182v2 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:57 pm

erasmus wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:06 pm
Hi there, yes if you have the .character and .story files, you should be able to use the "import" story functionality with the newest available version of the CSC, and that should be sufficient to begin working on your story again.
This isn't working for me.

I get the following error if I choose my .story in "import story":

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Exception: Error while parsing: unable to parse; invalid token "Ā"; context = <Ā
I also noticed that, when opened with notepad++, this story columns upon columns of hex code, while the newer stuff seems to be more readable. Could this be one of the reasons the import is failing? This also seems to be the case with other 0.6.1-era stories I have saved, though the errors are not the same. For example, I have a CSC 0.6.x version of "Much Sluttier Party" as well, but when I try to import that .story, I get the following error:

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ArgumentException: invalid utf-16 sequence at 6273424 (missing surrogate tail)
Importing characters from either one of these stories gets the same "Parsing" error message as my .story

This error is popping up in CSC 0.6.1, 0.6.2, 0.7.0, and 0.11.3

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Re: Porting a much older story to new CSC, with only .story and .character files

Post by peter980 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:08 pm

Check this:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=73

This was the work I did to convert stories from the old format to the new one.

Use that as starting points, since from that time, much more changes were being done.

It may even be possible, after these changes to load the story in current CSC. Not sure...

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Re: Porting a much older story to new CSC, with only .story and .character files

Post by thaw9182v2 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:50 pm

peter980 wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:08 pm
Check this:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=73

This was the work I did to convert stories from the old format to the new one.

Use that as starting points, since from that time, much more changes were being done.

It may even be possible, after these changes to load the story in current CSC. Not sure...
That did it! Thanks!

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