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jtisdel September 17th, 2017 09:41 AM

Dropbox and their removal of public folders
 
Folks,
I've been using the Dropbox public folder option to store the Warzone: Ressurrection AB file with out incident.

I needed to push out an update today and now, Dropbox no longer supports public folders. Okay, I can live with that.

HOWEVER, when I share a link from dropbox, the heuristic name causes AB to declare the file as invalid (since its not a .ab file). Any ideas how to work around this?

Roadie September 29th, 2017 12:40 PM

Your best bet here is, sadly, probably to switch to some other hosting for the files.

I would personally recommend Github. While it's nominally made for techy types, they have great free file hosting for public projects, and there's a desktop client so you don't need to know the particulars of the backend software that they're using (git). Their project storage also lets you keep the full history of a text file and split/merge different versions based on what you're working on.

jtisdel April 3rd, 2018 12:14 PM

Update!
 
Folks,
Given the fact that Dropbox change broke the WZ download, I've temporarily uploaded the file to the Warzone official Facebook page.

I am also working with Prodos to get them to host the datafile on their Warzone Downloads page.

jmt

Homer S June 19th, 2018 08:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jtisdel (Post 256074)
Folks,
I've been using the Dropbox public folder option to store the Warzone: Ressurrection AB file with out incident.

I needed to push out an update today and now, Dropbox no longer supports public folders. Okay, I can live with that.

HOWEVER, when I share a link from dropbox, the heuristic name causes AB to declare the file as invalid (since its not a .ab file). Any ideas how to work around this?

I think it is necessary to post a new link with a little change.

In URL, replace "https://www" with "dl", so

this

https://www.dropbox.com/s/w58z46h ...

becomes this

dl.dropbox.com/s/w58z46h.....

Homer


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