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Ak'athra J'ador
Amarr
Imperial Shipment
Posted - 2010.12.07 23:36:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Ak''athra J''ador on 10/12/2010 20:41:14

get them here

or here
if you downloaded from the second link, Change the extension to .mobi after you download it!!!

You cant upload .mobi files to eve files. Mailed Chribba about it and he replied:
Originally by: Chribba

Just commpress it with ZIP or RAR and it should upload fine. There are restrictions to what file-types/content are allowed and .mobi is not one of them unfortunatly, adding it is far more work than I think I will gain by allowing the extension - what you could do is rename it to .txt if you don't want to compress it.

/c



and since people are very suspicious of .zip and .rar files (as they should be...everyone is out to get you!!!), i renamed it to .txt, so if you downloaded from the second link, rename it to .mobi!!!

Anyhow I wrote a program which parsed through all of the chronicles on the eve site and put them into a .mobi format (kindle, nook...). I hate myself and am never doing html parsing again...

its one file, with indexed stories...perfect for when you have a couple of minutes to kill

please report any bugs or anything you don't like and would like to see changed so I can fix it Smile

Fight Song
Amarr
Power Penguin Pew
Posted - 2010.12.08 01:14:00 - [2]
 

awesome thanks, saved me the bother of trying to read on my tv- kindle is better for the eyes

Emperor Cheney
Celebrity Sex Tape
Posted - 2010.12.08 02:07:00 - [3]
 

This is, technically, almost certainly illegal. I'd contact CCP first. I'm not saying they mind, but I am saying they would be within their rights to mind.

Kalos Beila
Minmatar
Posted - 2010.12.08 03:03:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Emperor Cheney
This is, technically, almost certainly illegal. I'd contact CCP first. I'm not saying they mind, but I am saying they would be within their rights to mind.


Not to argue but show me the legal basis for your claim.

I dont see how they could mind if the chronicles are readable on a kindle. The chronicles are free, free to view and dont even require a login. Nobody is rebranding them or claiming they arent CCP's property.

I hope CCP is understanding about this. If I had an expensive, poorly built doorstop I might like to read EVE chronicles on it too.

Omara Otawan
Posted - 2010.12.08 03:15:00 - [5]
 

Edited by: Omara Otawan on 08/12/2010 03:19:12

Originally by: Kalos Beila

Not to argue but show me the legal basis for your claim.




http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intellectual_property


Work your way from there. They might want to keep them exclusive to their website, which I would find perfectly reasonable if it were the case.

So yea, its probably best to ask for permission first. Nice idea though.

chriskun
Posted - 2010.12.08 03:37:00 - [6]
 

lol perfectly reasonable? I don't think so.

Emperor Cheney
Celebrity Sex Tape
Posted - 2010.12.08 03:40:00 - [7]
 

Edited by: Emperor Cheney on 08/12/2010 03:41:31
Originally by: Kalos Beila


I dont see how they could mind if the chronicles are readable on a kindle. The chronicles are free, free to view and dont even require a login.


Lacking a price does not mean the owners relinquish all or any rights to their work, and distribution rights are central to ownership. The OP is essentially rebroadcasting material he/she does not own without permission.

edit to add: I do bet CCP wouldn't have a problem with it, given proper credit. But should they not, they would have a claim to shut down unauthorized distribution of their works.

Omara Otawan
Posted - 2010.12.08 04:52:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: chriskun
lol perfectly reasonable? I don't think so.


You are probably not responsible for business decisions, there is a multitude of reasons to keep it exclusive.

Anyway, it doesnt matter one bit what you or me think, the only thing that matters here is what ccp intend to do with their property. Hence ask first.

Best case they say they like the idea and might even host it themselves, worst case they say no because they already have their own plans in the making.

Mr M
Posted - 2010.12.08 06:05:00 - [9]
 

No matter what I'm glad someone compiled these into a wide spread format. Now I can read them on nearly any reader I have about.

Erythorbic Benzoate
Posted - 2010.12.08 06:07:00 - [10]
 

Awesome. I've never found the EVE Chronicles easy to read on the website. Maybe it's the white text on black background... meh.

Jhoria Englside
Caldari
Posted - 2010.12.08 06:09:00 - [11]
 

id love to, but doesnt anyone else think a noobcorp person telling you to DOWNLOAD something on the forums is a BAAAAD idea? i havent and dont plan on looking into it. just saying. people sort of had a problem with this before.

Erythorbic Benzoate
Posted - 2010.12.08 06:13:00 - [12]
 

It's a .prc file ffs, not an exe.

But I guess there are those that are dumb enough to A. download and double click anything and everything, or B. think that a non-executable file could self-execute upon download and ruin your entire LIFE. lol

Jhoria Englside
Caldari
Posted - 2010.12.08 06:24:00 - [13]
 

uhhh...i said im not looking into it. i know its a download. i didnt look at the extension, i didnt go to whevever you get it from. its just pointing out that hey downloading things off the forums from an unknown is bad.

Furb Killer
Gallente
Posted - 2010.12.08 07:20:00 - [14]
 

Now if you would have had them in a real format like epub ;)


Nah apparently Calibre can convert it, so nice job.

Aiwha
Caldari
101st Space Marine Force
Nulli Secunda
Posted - 2010.12.08 07:52:00 - [15]
 

Edited by: Aiwha on 08/12/2010 07:52:02
I approve. If anything, CCP should pick up the files and post them with the chronicles on the site.

Kenjen
Solar Nexus.
-Mostly Harmless-
Posted - 2010.12.08 09:44:00 - [16]
 

I'm an avid kindle user. Thank you very much for this. Doing this crossed my mind, but I am incapable and I imagined it was difficult. Seriously appreciated!

CCP Spitfire


C C P
C C P Alliance
Posted - 2010.12.08 09:54:00 - [17]
 

Just to clarify: this kind of initiative is perfectly acceptable (and is actually very welcome), as long as you do not try to get any kind of commercial gain from it and acknowledge the fact that the chronicles themselves are CCP's copyrighted work.

As such I would ask you to add a copyright notice to your file. A good example can be found at the bottom of the fansite page.

Kalos Beila
Minmatar
Posted - 2010.12.08 17:37:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: CCP Spitfire
Just to clarify: this kind of initiative is perfectly acceptable (and is actually very welcome), as long as you do not try to get any kind of commercial gain from it and acknowledge the fact that the chronicles themselves are CCP's copyrighted work.

As such I would ask you to add a copyright notice to your file. A good example can be found at the bottom of the fansite page.



I feel vindicated. Thanks for clarification CCP Spitfire.

CCP Adida


C C P
C C P Alliance
Posted - 2010.12.08 23:58:00 - [19]
 

Moved to My EVE as this is the section to where you can show off shiny stuff.

Pesets
The Hunt Club
Posted - 2010.12.09 09:05:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Erythorbic Benzoate
It's a .prc file ffs, not an exe.

But I guess there are those that are dumb enough to A. download and double click anything and everything, or B. think that a non-executable file could self-execute upon download and ruin your entire LIFE. lol


You are giving your IP to the server you're downloading from. Depending on what firewall or antivirus you have (or don't have) set up on your machine, the server could try to infect your system with, say, a keylogger to steal your Eve credentials. There have also been precedents of viruses spreading through non-executable files (JPEG buffer overrun anyone?). Dumb is assuming it's safe to download anything that's not an exe. Assuming that any download could be harmful is merely paranoid, but not necessarily dumb.

To clarify, i'm not saying that the link in the OP leads to a server that tries to infect you with malware. But it could be.

Ak'athra J'ador
Amarr
Imperial Shipment
Posted - 2010.12.09 12:58:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: CCP Spitfire
Just to clarify: this kind of initiative is perfectly acceptable (and is actually very welcome), as long as you do not try to get any kind of commercial gain from it and acknowledge the fact that the chronicles themselves are CCP's copyrighted work.

As such I would ask you to add a copyright notice to your file. A good example can be found at the bottom of the fansite page.



doing this right now. sorry about that, should have realised it, and done so in the first place. I apologise. Should be finished today though, including the fixing of the few illegal characters that made it through. I have to ask though, why do you put so many weird characters inside? Mad

like: , had to replace all of these with "
and: with ...
and: with
(its a weird space character I didn't even know about Very Happy)
and: with -
these all translated into the usual #$! on my kindle Very Happy
I have one more to track down, put the notice in, and it will be finished. again, sorry about that.

Ak'athra J'ador
Amarr
Imperial Shipment
Posted - 2010.12.09 13:07:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Jhoria Englside
uhhh...i said im not looking into it. i know its a download. i didnt look at the extension, i didnt go to whevever you get it from. its just pointing out that hey downloading things off the forums from an unknown is bad.


I tried to upload it on eve files, but it did not let me. apparently it filters what files it will allow to upload and .prc is not one of them. I then asked on scrapheap if someone could host said files for me, and someone volunteered.

a .prc file is in essence a .txt file. it has all the chronicles inside but with specific tags around them so they can be indexed and read on kindle. its actually almost identical to html.

I would be happy to send the file to chribba (in an hour or so when its finished) so he can check it and put it on eve files. If that does not satisfy you there really is not much more I can do.

you are right though...I am in an npc corp atm, would you look at that. Should go somewhere and do some pew pew now that I got some time again...

Tehel Necrona
Minmatar
Black Omega Security
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2010.12.09 13:28:00 - [23]
 

If anybody is going to read ALL the chronicles and backstory, I have a request...

If you come across any player corp that is mentioned in them, drop me an eve mail.
I will reward you with some isk or something if you find one.

'cos as far as I know, my corp is the only player corp directly written into prime fiction, but then again I haven't read them all, especially all the newer ones, there could be loads of player corps referenced in them, I dunno.

P.S. Mailing me about the tides of change chronicle that my corp is in doesn't get a reward, and neither does any reference to player alliances, just corps.

Ak'athra J'ador
Amarr
Imperial Shipment
Posted - 2010.12.09 21:46:00 - [24]
 

Edited by: Ak''athra J''ador on 09/12/2010 21:49:15
op updated with new info, and the newest version. Get it cause it fixes the few illegal characters that made it through, and is also in the more popular .mobi format.

also added the copyright notice CCP requested.

Pivalak
Haiku Enterprises
Posted - 2010.12.09 22:19:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: Ak'athra J'ador
op updated with new info, and the newest version. Get it cause it fixes the few illegal characters that made it through, and is also in the more popular .mobi format.


Good job and thanks! I look forward to loading it into my Kindle... :)

On the other hand, do you have any plans to eventually add the remaining of the EVE backstory to complete the book? (I was thinking about the EVE Short Stories in particular)

Ak'athra J'ador
Amarr
Imperial Shipment
Posted - 2010.12.09 23:21:00 - [26]
 

Originally by: Pivalak
Originally by: Ak'athra J'ador
op updated with new info, and the newest version. Get it cause it fixes the few illegal characters that made it through, and is also in the more popular .mobi format.


Good job and thanks! I look forward to loading it into my Kindle... :)

On the other hand, do you have any plans to eventually add the remaining of the EVE backstory to complete the book? (I was thinking about the EVE Short Stories in particular)


hmm...hadn't thought about it. really made this for myself as I was bored waiting for lectures to start...

but yeah sure, shouldn't be to difficult really...next week I should have more time, will probably do it then.
Since I am already doing it, is there anything else you would like to see put in?

Pivalak
Haiku Enterprises
Posted - 2010.12.10 00:10:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Ak'athra J'ador
but yeah sure, shouldn't be to difficult really...next week I should have more time, will probably do it then.
Since I am already doing it, is there anything else you would like to see put in?


Well, if you are really into it, I guess the contents covered by "The Book of EVE" would probably be the ultimate goal, but I think the integration of the EVE novellas may require some additional work despite of your current codebase (AFAIK they are only available in PDF format, not HTML).

For the record, I already tried converting "The Book of EVE" from PDF to mobi, ePub, etc., but the output wasn't fully satisfactory. Yours is much better and, in my humble opinion, should be present in the EVElopedia too :)


 

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