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I'm trying to add an ingame book, the text is too long to write on a piece of paper so I input it directly into a blank book. Problem is, I absolutely cannot add line breaks. According to the text prompt for writing in the book html doesn't work, and I've tried multiple methods of using bb code ([br], [br][/br], etc), but nothing works. I have all the text in a notepad file, just waiting for whenever I can find someone who knows how to make this work.

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Beep boop, book nerd here.


I have my little tricks for better book publishing and editing.


First, write the general outline of the book using a laptop. Make sure you bought the printer module or ask R&D to make you a nano-printer in the protolathe.

Then, open the laptop, then create a new data file in it

Format as you would in game using the laptop content and print it


If it still doesn't fit, publish it as a book anyways, THEN:


Open the Web Interface at https://byond.aurorastation.org/login

Then on the User tab, select Library

Find your book there. Edit it there. Then save.


Ez pz.

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or splice it into parts like a normal human

What, make multiple books? I'm trying to port the Scriptures Of The Maidens from a piece of Exalted homebrew to make a resource for people wanting to mess around with fake religions. I have twenty five seperate... You know what, fuck it.

[spoiler=Fucking All Of It]Penned by [sign]

The Scriptures Of The Maidens


The Quiver

The Rising Smoke

The Crow

The Gauntlet

The Haywain

The Peacock

The Ewer

The Sword

The Key

The Guardians

The Pillar

The Treasure Trove

The Corpse

The Spear

The Sorcerer

The Musician

The Shield

The Mast

The Messenger

The Captain

The Lovers

The Mask

The Ship's Wheel

The Gull

The Banner


--- --- ---


THE SCRIPTURE OF THE CLAY MAIDEN

Once, there was a maiden...

...who made herself from the substance of the world.

She knew how to eat an owl’s heart and gain its insight.

She knew how to bake herself in the sun and melt herself in the rain.

She knew how to mess up wisdom.

She knew how to love, and how to hate.

"Survival is flexibility," she said.


THE SCRIPTURE OF THE MAIDEN AND THE DUST

Once, there was a maiden...

...who learned that the faster she ran, the faster she could run.

Thus, running consumed her,

Until one day, she flew beyond the ending of her life.

"And here I thought it’d last forever," she said.

"But ---"

"There’s always an ending," said the run.


THE SCRIPTURE OF THE MAIDEN AND THE SCYTHE

Once, there was a maiden...

...who was born, and told her mom, "I know how I’m gonna die.

It’s gonna hurt bad,

and I ain’t coming back.

I could avoid it, but I won’t.

‘cause one day, death’d come to me and say, ‘Baby, don’t you know?’

‘There’s always an ending.’"


THE SCRIPTURE OF THE DROWNING MAIDEN

Once, there was a maiden...

...falling forever in the water. She reached for

purchase, but found nothing; her arms swung through the sea.

The water did not slow her, nor did the chill,

But she could not breathe.

Each time she gasped and found no breath, a human child died; and thus, she lived.

"Survival is acceptance," she said.


THE SCRIPTURE OF THE MAIDEN’S PROMISE

Once, there was a maiden...

...who was the living embodiment of everything right in the world.

While she lived, no real harm could come to anyone.

Oh, wounds, disease, even death, sure.

But she stood between the world and anything worse.

"Except," she said, "I’m going to die." And no one listened.

"I’m going to die tomorrow," she said. And no one heard.

Into the silence, she said, "There’s always an ending, after all."


THE SCRIPTURE OF THE LOVER AND THE MAIDEN

Once there was a maiden...

...who met a thing that lived outside the world, and there was a beauty to it.

It burned with an unholy wrath that could destroy Creation.

It hated her as much as it loved her.

Its kiss was blood and perfection, for its teeth were sharp.

It offered her power, and with it, hooks to tear her soul.

With care not to burn her fingers, she took it into her life.

"Love is what you make of it," said she.


THE SCRIPTURE OF THE HUNTED MAIDEN

Once, there was a maiden...

...who was driven from her land.

Great black stags chased her, and their eyes shone blue.

Monsters scrambled after her through the bush, though they found her not.

Stumbling on a log, she fell; and thought to surrender, and end the torment of the hunt; but then, she stood, and stuck out her tongue at the dark woods behind her.

"Love is smiling at your troubles," she said.


THE SCRIPTURE OF THE EXPECTANT MAIDEN

Once, there was a maiden...

...who was always looking forward to the way things would be.

She said, "Someday, I’m getting out of this place.

Someday, I’m going to kill that boy that put me here.

And while I wait, I don’t much mind,

‘cause it’s better to dream tomorrow than to be there."

***

"I’m holding at bay," she said, "what I know to be true.

That I’ll never get out. I won’t let my dreams die!

I’ll hang on to hope," she said, "until Time itself ends. But ---"

"There’s always an ending," said Time.


THE SCRIPTURE OF THAT OLD THING

Once, there was that old thing...

...that wasn’t like a shadow, because you could see it too well.

...and that wasn’t like a light, because it didn’t make flowers grow.

So, it had to be a maiden, but she didn’t mind.

"To know the world is to love it," said she.


THE SCRIPTURE OF THE SAVORY MAIDEN

Once, there was a maiden...

...who ate 236 leaves. She had to, because otherwise she’d forget where she came from, and that would make everyone very sad or, possibly, very happy.

She found herself in a woods full of monsters, impelled toward their cook pot. "Do you want to cook me?" she asked. "Or do you just think that’s where maidens belong?"

There was a crack in the cook pot’s bottom that let in the sky.

She started to squirm through the crack, but then, she saw that the clouds carried chains and the wind was their manacles.

As the monsters pulled her back, she called to the stones and she called to the sky, but it was the night that came to her aid; and, in the night, fire and pain. "Why should you help me?" she asked.

"To know the world is to serve it," they said.


THE SCRIPTURE OF THE BRIDE

Once, there was a maiden...

...who fled a shadow, in the company of a friend.

They traveled through strange places, and among strange people.

"How can you trust me," he asked, "with such horror behind you?"

"Love endures," she said.


THE SCRIPTURE OF THE MAIDEN IN TERROR

Once, there was a maiden...

...who knew some things about a man. He didn’t like that, but he kissed her anyway.

She told him everything in her heart:

She whispered truths to him, but he didn’t care.

She whispered hopes to him, but he didn’t care.

She whispered her prayers, but heard only silence.

And she whispered her fear to him, but he didn’t care.

He looked upon her inner self, and the void met his eyes.

"To know the world is to fear it," said he.


THE SCRIPTURE OF THE MAIDEN AND THE ROAD

Once, there was a maiden...

...who found herself climbing up an earthen path.

Her footsteps made no sound. There was a silence in the air.

She walked for years, and then, came to a cliff.

The road gave way to clouds, and she could go no farther.

"There’s always an ending," she said.


THE SCRIPTURE OF THE MAIDEN ON THE SHELF

Once, there was a maiden...

...who sat on a child’s shelf and watched the entire world.

Her eyes were made of glass,

And their pupils were red.

Her mouth was sewn on.

For years and years, she did not move.

Then, when necessary, she was gone, and the head of that child with her.

"Survival is control," she said.


THE SCRIPTURE OF THE MAIDEN IN CHAINS

Once, there was a maiden...

...and before her came all the peoples of Creation, and knelt.

They set aside their petty squabbles in her name.

They acclaimed her with many shouts.

They prayed for her safety and her weal.

Not one of them struck free her chains.

"To know the world..."

"...is to own it," she said.


THE SCRIPTURE OF THE DANCER

Once, there was a maiden...

...who stood at the center of every dance.

Back then, she knew all the dances.

She never missed a step.

One day, she heard something in the music, as a

singer dropped the beat.

It taught her of the joy of dancing poorly.

She started dancing more and more awry.

"Love has no rules," she said.


THE SCRIPTURE OF THE ONE-HANDED MAIDEN

Once, there was a maiden...

...who struck an iron wall

Until it shattered her hand.

She did not stop, though cracks spread throughout her bones.

She did not stop, though blood sprayed her eyes.

She did not stop until she shattered the wall.

"Survival is fury," she said.


THE SCRIPTURE OF THE ETERNAL MAIDEN

Once, there was a maiden...

... made from a lump of iron, shaped by wind, sea and fire

Fearing how wood might shape her, she ran, and did not look back

One day she forgot what she ran from

So, she pulled out her heart to ask it.

"Why don't you look back and see?" it said.

So, she sighed and threw her heart away.

"I have no use for beginnings" said she.


THE SCRIPTURE OF THE DESIRABLE MAIDEN

Once, there was a maiden...

...whom many men wanted for their own.

She stepped as softly as starlight.

She shone with glory.

And one by one, they came to claim her.

She fled by the quickest route she found.

"Why do you run?" the storm clouds said.

She said, "I cannot help who drives me."


THE SCRIPTURE OF THE MAIDEN AT SEA

Once, there was a maiden...

...who set sail with a captain she did not know.

She noticed the ship was crushing the waves and told the Captain to steer the ship higher so that it could be above them. "But not too high," she said. "I’d hate to crush the clouds."

The sea came over the side as a creature with teeth.

So, she set it on fire, until only the teeth were left. It wasn’t expecting that to happen.

A face in the depths glared at the Captain. The maiden got angry.

She broke the face and broke the depths and broke the sea, leaving only the white caps of the waves. "Why did you do that?" asked the face.

"Rarely is travel peaceful," the maiden said.


THE SCRIPTURE OF THE WHORE

Once, there was a maiden...

...and things didn’t go so well for her.

It was just the way of the world, you know?

She had to give up power to get it, and she didn’t get much.

Some people hated her for getting any power at all.

She needed a protector, so she gave herself to a man named Necessity.

"Love is hard," she said.


THE SCRIPTURE OF ABSENCE

Once, there were...

...shadows in the window.

...footsteps at the gates of life.

...whispering at the door:

"Should I live or die? Am I living or dead?"

"To know the world is to choose it," says the Void.


THE SCRIPTURE OF THE MAIDEN ENTOMBED

Once there was a maiden...

who lived in a tomb and the tomb was made in her image.

Because she lived in a tomb, she became like the Dead. She slept and dreamed.

And sometimes she woke and walked within the confines of her tomb.

"Why do you move; " her own ghost asked. "Why walk at all?"

"I'm not trapped while yet I run" said she.


THE SCRIPTURE OF THE MAIDEN AND SHADOW

Once, there was a maiden...

...whose shadow fled from her. She chased it over fire and stone.

She chased her shadow to a monster’s mouth. Her shadow went right in. It didn’t know how to stop.

The maiden caught her shadow in a deep cave full of ghosts. Her shadow turned into a ball of thorns that wrapped around her. When the ghosts pricked their fingers on the thorns, they came to life. This didn’t make anyone very happy.

The maiden made a ladder from the ghosts’ bones, but it only pointed downward. "Why go on?" her shadow asked.

"I can’t quit now," said she.


THE SCRIPTURE OF THE MAIDEN AT WAR

Once, there was a maiden...

...whose battles called her far from home.

She slew the thing she feared most, and conquered the land that feared her.

As she fought, far away, she knew her children needed guidance.

She knew they faced tyrants.

She knew they faced fear.

In her homeland, things were broken.

So, she held up her hand before the sun, cast a shadow on the world and drowned the troubles of her home in darkness.

"Survival’s a long reach," she said

It's all good shit for a Chaplain looking to proselytize to the crew and inspire/condemn them.

Beep boop, book nerd here.


I have my little tricks for better book publishing and editing.


First, write the general outline of the book using a laptop. Make sure you bought the printer module or ask R&D to make you a nano-printer in the protolathe.

Then, open the laptop, then create a new data file in it

Format as you would in game using the laptop content and print it


If it still doesn't fit, publish it as a book anyways, THEN:


Open the Web Interface at https://byond.aurorastation.org/login

Then on the User tab, select Library

Find your book there. Edit it there. Then save.


Ez pz.

Thanks, I'll give it a shot.

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I know this is a few weeks old, but I have a few questions about the same subject, and felt making a new thread was too spammy.


-I don't see an option for a printer module in the laptop vendor. Am I missing something?

-As well, when I asked R&D for a Nano-printer, they didn't seem to know what I was talking about. Does this exist or did the player perhaps just not know?

-Do I need to publish a book first in-game and then edit it, or does the "Add new book" option work in the interface?

-...Is there a process for deleting books in the external network? I have uploaded duplicate books, because they were the incorrect subject (Fic/Nonfic/etc). This was before I realized it could be edited. I see a few other authors have done this as well.


The web interface is such a GREAT tool, thank you for pointing it out!

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I know this is a few weeks old, but I have a few questions about the same subject, and felt making a new thread was too spammy.


-I don't see an option for a printer module in the laptop vendor. Am I missing something?

-As well, when I asked R&D for a Nano-printer, they didn't seem to know what I was talking about. Does this exist or did the player perhaps just not know?

-Do I need to publish a book first in-game and then edit it, or does the "Add new book" option work in the interface?

-...Is there a process for deleting books in the external network? I have uploaded duplicate books, because they were the incorrect subject (Fic/Nonfic/etc). This was before I realized it could be edited. I see a few other authors have done this as well.


The web interface is such a GREAT tool, thank you for pointing it out!

 


0w0 wat's DIS


1) Printer module is in the Proto-Lathe as "Nano-Printer". I think you need to perform a bit of research to unlock it. It isn't on the vendor. Gotta ask R&D.

2) I don't know if adding directly works. But as a general rule, I try to do submitting ICly, then edit if I need to on the WI. Try writing directly on WI, you never know.

3)I believe you might be able to delete books on the WI as well.


Glad I could help :D

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Awesome! Time to bug R&D more often as laptops are so much better for writing.


I only asked because I added one book that way (Chef Katelynn's Star Menu! Author: Chef Katelynn Swarner) and next round I saw them (Which was a few rounds after the publishing) they said it "didn't save" (Though it's possible I misunderstood what was being said). I know that I can see it when I check the library, and print it as normal. Just wondering if it only appears for me, mostly. If any other librarian can confirm they see this next time they play, I'd appreciate it, and it would basically answer the question.


Thanks again, Lynxx, this is very helpful.

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Awesome! Time to bug R&D more often as laptops are so much better for writing.


I only asked because I added one book that way (Chef Katelynn's Star Menu! Author: Chef Katelynn Swarner) and next round I saw them (Which was a few rounds after the publishing) they said it "didn't save" (Though it's possible I misunderstood what was being said). I know that I can see it when I check the library, and print it as normal. Just wondering if it only appears for me, mostly. If any other librarian can confirm they see this next time they play, I'd appreciate it, and it would basically answer the question.


Thanks again, Lynxx, this is very helpful.

 


I found an issue, maybe


Since you published the books as Wynter Steele, even though someone else wrote it, YOU uploaded it, so it is tied to YOUR ckey. that means only YOU can edit it.


I just came across the same issue. I wanted to edit some books Sukhoi gave you to publish, but I cannot, since it isn't tied to my CKEY.


Thus, you need to have the authors upload their books themselves to workaround the problem.


Glad to assist!


(So if possible, delete all the books that you uploaded by Sukhoi btw )

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Yes, I noticed this was an issue, as well. However, the issue I was referring to with Chef Katelynn was not that they could not edit it in the WI, but they said it "didn't save," so I assumed this meant a librarian was unable to print/find it in the library. But, again, this is just an assumption, and I can see it fine in-game.


The Sukh never gave Wynter a book to upload (Too good to visit me, I guess!). Also, checking my own books, there's no way to delete them. You'll probably have to post here for Coalf to delete them.

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