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Obsidian Hawk
RONA Corporation
RONA Directorate
Posted - 2011.01.08 06:22:00 - [1]
 

Is anyone making a database of Old school portraits before we roll out with the new character creator (which is far from finishes imo )

Preserve the history of eve, Preserve our portraits!!

Okie Wren
Posted - 2011.01.08 06:29:00 - [2]
 

I nominate Chribba for this task, he already made that picture composed of thousands of portraits.

Obsidian Hawk
RONA Corporation
RONA Directorate
Posted - 2011.01.08 06:40:00 - [3]
 

Since it's currently stored at CCP I was hoping they would make it then put up a website with all our portraits with a nice search function.

Kalle Demos
Amarr
Helix Protocol
Posted - 2011.01.08 06:46:00 - [4]
 

Edited by: Kalle Demos on 08/01/2011 06:46:38
They can burn this chars portrait for all I care, out of all the chars I have this ones portrait went horribly wrong and I for one will be glad I wont see it again, my alts on the other hand will be missed

Didnt Chribba do something like this a while back anyway? But for posters (in game channels too)

Clementina
The Scope
Posted - 2011.01.08 07:05:00 - [5]
 

You can grab your own picture by typing

http://image.eveonline.com/Character/<Character_ID>_<Picture_Size>.jpg as explained Here. To get your own character ID, you would go to http://api.eve-online.com/eve/CharacterID.xml.aspx?names=<Character_Name> and the XML document will give you a character ID as the characterID attribute of the row element.

To do this for the entire Character set of Eve online, One could write a bot which would request every possible character image, and every possible ID and match them up some kind of way. That sounds like work.

Quick Question? Is there a way to get every actual character ID without having to blindly request every number between 1 and 9999999999?

Chribba
Otherworld Enterprises
Otherworld Empire
Posted - 2011.01.08 08:03:00 - [6]
 

EVE-Search has some 420,000+ portraits in its cache.

/c

Clementina
The Scope
Posted - 2011.01.08 18:01:00 - [7]
 

Another quick question, what is the minimum and maximum possible character ID? If I knew that I could probably figure out how to extract all the current pictures.

Okie Wren
Posted - 2011.01.10 00:26:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Chribba
EVE-Search has some 420,000+ portraits in its cache.

/c


Is there a way to easily search through them? Or make them searchable?

Serge Bastana
Gallente
GWA Corp
Posted - 2011.01.10 10:03:00 - [9]
 

Or you could just do capture portrait on every char you see, then just go find the pic in your eve cache.

TimMc
Brutal Deliverance
Gypsy Band
Posted - 2011.01.10 10:11:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Chribba
EVE-Search has some 420,000+ portraits in its cache.

/c


I assume CCP will replace them in the same feed, so are you planning on saving the cache or just updating them as the feed updates?

kakmonstret
Posted - 2011.01.10 14:10:00 - [11]
 

Edited by: kakmonstret on 10/01/2011 14:12:17
Originally by: Clementina

Quick Question? Is there a way to get every actual character ID without having to blindly request every number between 1 and 9999999999?


Actually it's between 0 and 2147483647. Which is 32 bit signed positive numbers.

That comes to 2147483647/(7*24*60*60) = 3550 requests each second from about now and until release of incursion update 3. That is a dos attack which is illegal in most countries and will most likely get you banned. Even if you only ask for the header to check if it is a real portrait or the ghost image.

So we must get some info from CCP. Either the whole dump of images or a list of user ids to fetch portraits for.

I have sent a petition to CCP asking them if the can provide something for this.

Chribba if CCP is not willing to help are you willing to provide the char images you got? I would be prepared to host and build a service that have the old portraits.

CCP Purple Tentacle

Posted - 2011.01.10 16:13:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Obsidian Hawk
Is anyone making a database of Old school portraits before we roll out with the new character creator (which is far from finishes imo )

Yes, that would be me! The character portrait preservation project is in full swing. The images are already rendered and we are planning to put them into an image.eveonline.com-style image database and make it publicly available asap. Size will be 256x256 tho so if you want to have a hires version of your characters, saving it from the current client is still the way to go. Expect a short devblog on this topic in the near future.



kakmonstret
Posted - 2011.01.10 16:45:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: CCP Purple Tentacle
Originally by: Obsidian Hawk
Is anyone making a database of Old school portraits before we roll out with the new character creator (which is far from finishes imo )

Yes, that would be me! The character portrait preservation project is in full swing. The images are already rendered and we are planning to put them into an image.eveonline.com-style image database and make it publicly available asap. Size will be 256x256 tho so if you want to have a hires version of your characters, saving it from the current client is still the way to go. Expect a short devblog on this topic in the near future.




Great! Could you inform the petion answering team about that so that a petion don't get the canned get lost message.

Illwill Bill
Svea Crusaders
Posted - 2011.01.10 16:47:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: CCP Purple Tentacle
Originally by: Obsidian Hawk
Is anyone making a database of Old school portraits before we roll out with the new character creator (which is far from finishes imo )

Yes, that would be me! The character portrait preservation project is in full swing. The images are already rendered and we are planning to put them into an image.eveonline.com-style image database and make it publicly available asap. Size will be 256x256 tho so if you want to have a hires version of your characters, saving it from the current client is still the way to go. Expect a short devblog on this topic in the near future.



Best dev name ever! <3 Embarassed

dtyk
Posted - 2011.01.10 17:00:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Illwill Bill
Originally by: CCP Purple Tentacle
Originally by: Obsidian Hawk
Is anyone making a database of Old school portraits before we roll out with the new character creator (which is far from finishes imo )

Yes, that would be me! The character portrait preservation project is in full swing. The images are already rendered and we are planning to put them into an image.eveonline.com-style image database and make it publicly available asap. Size will be 256x256 tho so if you want to have a hires version of your characters, saving it from the current client is still the way to go. Expect a short devblog on this topic in the near future.



Best dev name ever! <3 Embarassed


I agree Embarassed

Joshua Deakin
Posted - 2011.01.10 17:09:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: CCP Purple Tentacle
Originally by: Obsidian Hawk
Is anyone making a database of Old school portraits before we roll out with the new character creator (which is far from finishes imo )

Yes, that would be me! The character portrait preservation project is in full swing. The images are already rendered and we are planning to put them into an image.eveonline.com-style image database and make it publicly available asap. Size will be 256x256 tho so if you want to have a hires version of your characters, saving it from the current client is still the way to go. Expect a short devblog on this topic in the near future.



Capturing the portrait within the client is cropped smaller compared to the shown portrait. Top of my head is sliced off. And maybe the zoomed portrait reveals the shortcomings a bit too clearly as I strongly favor the smaller picture shown ingame.

Josefius
Gallente
JOKAS Industries
Posted - 2011.01.10 17:30:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: CCP Purple Tentacle
Originally by: Obsidian Hawk
Is anyone making a database of Old school portraits before we roll out with the new character creator (which is far from finishes imo )

Yes, that would be me! The character portrait preservation project is in full swing. The images are already rendered and we are planning to put them into an image.eveonline.com-style image database and make it publicly available asap. Size will be 256x256 tho so if you want to have a hires version of your characters, saving it from the current client is still the way to go. Expect a short devblog on this topic in the near future.





Awesome, glad to hear that.

Tres Farmer
Gallente Federation Intelligence Service
Posted - 2011.01.10 17:33:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: dtyk
Originally by: Illwill Bill
Originally by: CCP Purple Tentacle
Originally by: Obsidian Hawk
Is anyone making a database of Old school portraits before we roll out with the new character creator (which is far from finishes imo )

Yes, that would be me! The character portrait preservation project is in full swing. The images are already rendered and we are planning to put them into an image.eveonline.com-style image database and make it publicly available asap. Size will be 256x256 tho so if you want to have a hires version of your characters, saving it from the current client is still the way to go. Expect a short devblog on this topic in the near future.

Best dev name ever! <3 Embarassed

I agree Embarassed

CCP Pink Tentacle would had been best Dev name ever.. Twisted Evil

Clementina
The Scope
Posted - 2011.01.11 03:36:00 - [19]
 

Okay Everybody. I've decided not to run a script that would grab every character picture, because that would get me banned from the API, and CCP Purple Tentacle is on the case with a proper picture preservation project.

I wasn't about to let bad code go to waste though. I have taken the Python code and written a thingy that will grab pictures of all sizes, provided that you have a python interpreter and a list of characters. It can be downloaded Here. Let me know what you think, I read this thread, and I read Eve Mail.

Chribba
Otherworld Enterprises
Otherworld Empire
Posted - 2011.01.12 07:49:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: CCP Purple Tentacle
Originally by: Obsidian Hawk
Is anyone making a database of Old school portraits before we roll out with the new character creator (which is far from finishes imo )

Yes, that would be me! The character portrait preservation project is in full swing. The images are already rendered and we are planning to put them into an image.eveonline.com-style image database and make it publicly available asap. Size will be 256x256 tho so if you want to have a hires version of your characters, saving it from the current client is still the way to go. Expect a short devblog on this topic in the near future.



While you are at it, could you also please write an algorithm that makes the new character creator use our old face by default pretty please Surprised

And also if at all possible, could you maybe like make a torrent or an archive of sorts with all the images for us to download?

/c

Tippia
Caldari
Sunshine and Lollipops
Posted - 2011.01.12 08:04:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: Tres Farmer
CCP Pink Tentacle would had been best Dev name ever.. Twisted Evil
But Pink Tentacle didn't try (and succeed) to take over the world.

Diomedes Calypso
Aetolian Armada
Posted - 2011.01.12 08:42:00 - [22]
 

I started looking at those nice directions on how to get the portrait by api but sense i mistype every third letter thos long externsions take me like three dozen trys puching carefully key by key.

then I realized you could just right click on a portrait here in the forums and do a "save picture" exactly where you wanted it.

If you want bigger than the thumb nail, post, then sign out then click on your portrait by your post and you'll get the bigger portrait with the last ten posts you made and do the right click save thing there.

Okie Wren
Posted - 2011.01.12 08:55:00 - [23]
 

And if it's not too much trouble, can you rip out the old character creator and save it as a standalone program for nostalgias sake?

Seul Manus
Posted - 2011.01.12 12:51:00 - [24]
 

When we all create our sexy new character avatars will we still have our old character names or will we have to think up a new name to go with our new characterQuestion

Jagga Spikes
Minmatar
Spikes Chop Shop
Posted - 2011.01.12 12:53:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: Okie Wren
And if it's not too much trouble, can you rip out the old character creator and save it as a standalone program for nostalgias sake?


this would be quite awesome.

RaTTuS
BIG
Gentlemen's Agreement
Posted - 2011.01.12 12:57:00 - [26]
 

Originally by: Seul Manus
When we all create our sexy new character avatars will we still have our old character names or will we have to think up a new name to go with our new characterQuestion

No we keep names


Originally by: Chribba
While you are at it, could you also please write an algorithm that makes the new character creator use our old face by default pretty please Surprised


umm well if they just make the images all server pulled then the existing ones will get pulled from the same places so we could have our existing ones until we update them,,,,,

Clementina
The Scope
Posted - 2011.01.13 06:35:00 - [27]
 

I have been working on my CharacterPictureSaver. The python source code is still available Click here for Python Files. I was able to create a .exe version, which works on my windows machines anyway. So if you don't have Python and don't want Python, you can Click Here for .exe.

If you have any questions, comments, flames, trolls. I still read this thread, and I still read Eve mail.

Hive Mind
Posted - 2011.01.13 12:16:00 - [28]
 

PS If you want to find your existing cached portraits it will be (on WIndows 7 / Vista)

C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\CCP\EVE\c_program_files_(x86)_ccp_eve_tranquility\cache\Pictures\Portraits


kakmonstret
Posted - 2011.01.19 11:55:00 - [29]
 

Edited by: kakmonstret on 19/01/2011 14:06:50
My little service that uses the old char database:

http://evefaces.com/

It's early days yet so there may be bugs and the layout will get better.


 

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