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Jezebelle's Handy Pocket Guides

PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:11 pm
by Jezebelle
I call them "Handy Pocket Guides" because they're info pages you can pop up for reference in-game instead of tabbing out to a web browser. In-game guides can also have things like waypoint buttons. The drawback is having to download a new one if there are updates, but I don't expect I'll have time to update this too terribly often, anyway.

1) Download the file. It's at the bottom of this post.

Depending on your browser, you may have to right-click the save link and manually select "Save link". If you just save it on your desktop, it'll be easy to find, and we're gonna move it somewhere else next anyway.

2) Find the file you saved. It should be called "jhpg.zip". Select it and Ctrl-X Cut it.

3) Start the AO Launcher and go to Settings -> GUI -> Scripts ... open. This will open the folder AO expects your scripts to be in.

4) Paste the "jhpg.zip" file there with Ctrl-V, and then right-click it to extract it here.
(On Windows8, or possibly if you have other compression programs installed, it might "suggest" extracting it to Scripts/jhpg. You don't want that. Delete that last part and just extract it right here in the Scripts folder.)

It will ask about overwriting existing files. Just say "Yes to all". See below* if "overwrite" worries you.

5) You should now have a "jhpg" script and a "Jezebelle_HPG" sub-folder under scripts/text. You can double-check if you want, or you can just go to AO and see if they work.

6) In AO, you can open the guide index with the command:
/jhpg

To make a macro for that, you would just type, or paste this command:
/macro Jhpg /jhpg

To jump directly to the most recent edition of a specific guide, use:
/jhpg Christmas
/jhpg Halloween
/jhpg Anniversary
/jhpg Valentines

Or to go to a specific year:
/jhpg Christmas2019
/jhpg Halloween2019
/jhpg Anniversary2019
/jhpg Christmas2018
/jhpg Halloween2018
/jhpg Anniversary2018
/jhpg Valentines2018
/jhpg Christmas2017
/jhpg Halloween2017
/jhpg Anniversary2017
/jhpg Valentines2017
/jhpg Christmas2016
/jhpg Halloween2016
/jhpg Anniversary2016
/jhpg Valentines2016
/jhpg Christmas2015

You can make macros for these, too:
/macro Xmas /jhpg Christmas
/macro Hallo /jhpg Halloween
/macro Aniv /jhpg Anniversary
/macro Vday /jhpg Valentines

The word after /macro, the "Xmas", "Hallo", "Aniv", or "Vday" part, is what goes on the macro button. You can replace that with whatever works for you. There are "make a macro" buttons for all that in the first index file that comes up with just /jhpg. So that one command is all you need to get started.

Once you confirm that these work, you should probably delete the "jhpg.zip" file from your scripts folder.

You should now be able to use that macro or script to pop up Handy Pocket Guides to the Halloween, Anniversary, Christmas, and Valentine's Day events in your Info window. Please let me know if you have any trouble with any part of this process.


*about overwriting

If you're concerned about overwriting existing files when you extract the zip, feel free to back up anything you want. Backups are always a good idea. Just don't worry too much about this because I was pretty careful to arrange it so it should only overwrite previous versions of these guides.
Overwriting "All" includes only:
1) the script "jhpg" that you use to open the info page and
2) a "text/Jezebelle_HPG" folder where this guide and the previous versions of it are
You might be using "text" for other panels and scripts, but I put all the files for these guides in a sub-folder under that, so it should only actually overwrite what's in the sub-folder, the previous copies of this guide, which is really what you want. This package includes my previous guides too, so it's okay to just overwrite the old ones so it can update them. If you want to look back at those the next time they come around, they'll still be there. The only thing that isn't tucked safely out of the way in "text/Jezebelle_HPG" is the "jhpg" script itself. If you happen to already have a different script called "jhpg" that you want to keep (I figured that would be pretty unlikely), you should rename that before extracting this one. Otherwise, it's perfectly safe to overwrite existing files for this.

Re: Jezebelle's Handy Pocket Guides

PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 2:00 pm
by Jezebelle
v1.1 2015-12-19 added some details about Nophex (Santa Hat is permanent!) and D.B.Parasite items (unlocks for the whole account)
v1.2 2015-12-25 added more details about Nophex (Orisky and Koleda are "unlimited" - nanos you upload so you can use them when you want instead of single-use treeballs)

Re: Jezebelle's Handy Pocket Guides

PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:50 pm
by Vallikat
Hopefully I actually have time to do the content before they take it down. I'm sure this guide will come in handy when I do since it will probably be like a one time run to get as much as I can type of deal.

Re: Jezebelle's Handy Pocket Guides

PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:25 pm
by Jezebelle
2016-02-10 - Updated for Spring 29490 (Valentine's Day 2016)
2016-02-13 - Updated Valentine's Day 2016 with Yuttos location and Wooha! in Reet Retreat. (Thanks, Sharlyn!)

Re: Jezebelle's Handy Pocket Guides

PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:27 am
by Jezebelle
I just updated this for AOversary2016... which hasn't started yet. This is a pre-event release, so it's based on what happened last year and the information available on the forums and site news. There are missing details and links that won't work until the items are patched in, but it's enough to get started. How accurate it is depends on how much has changed since last year, which we're not going to know for a couple days. If anyone out there wants to grab the guide now and help me fill in the blanks when the event starts, especially in the higher level content, I'd appreciate it. I'll update this with corrected details when there are details to correct.

Re: Jezebelle's Handy Pocket Guides

PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:43 am
by Jezebelle
2016-06-23 Updated Anniversary 2016 to v0.9 after checking as much as I could today, but there are still details missing
2016-06-26 Updated Anniversary 2016 to v0.92, moved the party info to the end and updated nomad levels and locations and added that nifty Signal Beacon: Explosive Entry I got from the Rider
2016-06-30 Updated Anniversary 2016 to v0.95, rearranged Nomad drops to list Fanatic Only drops first and listed clues about the Commandos, but still need solid info.

2016-07-02 Updated Anniversary 2016 to v0.97, with confirmed details about Silencer's Armor (thanks, Dharzee!) and rearranging Nomad drops again - Level 1 Desert Nomads drop most of the same stuff as Fanatic Desert Nomads... which I think may all be level 1. So it's not so much that some items are really super rare on regular nomads, it's just that Level 1 Desert Nomads are rare if they're not Fanatics, and then the same stuff all the other nomads have is still in their loot table.

2016-07-07 Updated Anniversary 2016 to v0.98, added unconfirmed rumors of the Desert Nomad Commando and pretty much confirmed the Fanatic Desert Nomads are all Level 1 (Sharlyn and Kymie and I scanned several each - thanks for taking the time in the middle of that rush!), and the Digummy Paramoodik is indeed still in the Gift of the Desert Rider.

2016-07-10 Updated Anniversary 2016 to v1.00, because I finally found the Desert Nomad Commando, but I still don't know what he dropped. Way too tough for me. Unfortunately, it's over now, but I saw enough Level 1 and Fanatic nomads to categorize the loot and confirmed the Decoy Grid Terminal. Good place to pick up from next year.

Re: Jezebelle's Handy Pocket Guides

PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 1:29 am
by Jezebelle
2016-10-21 Halloween 2016 v0.8 uploaded

This is a work in progress, but it's complete enough to be useful, so have at it. There are unconfirmed things and blanks and guesses and I'm sure there's stuff I'm completely missing. Feel free to let me know if you have any information to fill in those gaps.

2016-10-21 Halloween 2016 v0.81 updated - corrected party location
2016-10-22 Halloween 2016 v0.82 updated - Ganker loot updates
2016-10-22 Halloween 2016 v0.90 updated - lots of little updates, long route to the Uturn Forest mission
2016-11-04 Halloween 2016 v0.95 updated - probably the last update for this event, just minor details

Re: Jezebelle's Handy Pocket Guides

PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:58 am
by Dharzee
I did some testing after Gemmi's show tonight.

First test was two alts both pulling the new 'solo' instance and teaming. First alt (engineer) entered the instance and warped the second alt into the instance. I kept them teamed and together in the instance while the engi kicked arse. When the engi killed the end boss, both characters received mission updates.

Second test was two alts both pulling the new 'solo' instance and teaming. First alt (engineer) entered the instance, then I tried to enter the instance with the second alt but each alt zoned into their own personal instance when using the door.

Re: Jezebelle's Handy Pocket Guides

PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:54 am
by Jezebelle
That's good to know. Solo instance taking priority over team is pretty much what I expected, but the warp working may have been an oversight. Thanks for the info. I'll make sure that gets into the next update.
There is one other case that may be of interest. If a teammate has the mission, but you don't, then can you get into theirs? That would possibly be a bug, but might happen anyway. I might try testing this myself if I have time, but I might not have that much time before the big party.

Re: Jezebelle's Handy Pocket Guides

PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:18 am
by Jezebelle
Oops. Forgot to post a bump when I updated this on Friday. Not that it was much of an update. The Christmas guide now has a 2016 version with the correct dates and new details about the item store. No changes to the Christmas event as far as I noticed, so the rest of the changes were just a little reformatting. If you're using last year's guide, it's close enough.

2016-12-23 Christmas 2016 v1.00 uploaded

Re: Jezebelle's Handy Pocket Guides

PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:30 am
by Jezebelle
2017-02-16 added a Valentine's Day 2017 page, even though it's the same as last year, just with the dates changed.
- also added a page to the Christmas guide detailing all the possible contents of Christmas GIfts (a few details still need filling in)
2017-02-22 fixed a typo in the link to the official news post

Re: Jezebelle's Handy Pocket Guides

PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:21 pm
by Jezebelle
2017-06-28 added Anniversary 2017, v1.0 - the same as last year, with a new set of auto-leveling armor. Updated party date and time.

Re: Jezebelle's Handy Pocket Guides

PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:18 pm
by Jezebelle
2017-10-26 - added Halloween 2017, v0.97, gave up waiting for an official forum or news post to link to, and there don't seem to be any other changes besides the party time and location and the free claims (pumpkin helmets shouldn't even count)

Re: Jezebelle's Handy Pocket Guides

PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:47 pm
by Jezebelle
2017-12-16 - added Christmas 2017, v1.0, but the only changes were the dates, party location, and lack of item shop claims
2017-12-16 - v1.01, updated the event time to 2pm EST / 7PM UTC

Re: Jezebelle's Handy Pocket Guides

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:45 pm
by Jezebelle
2018-02-08 added Valentine's Day 2018, v1.1, but the only changes are the party date and time and the forum post link.

Re: Jezebelle's Handy Pocket Guides

PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:36 pm
by Jezebelle
2018-06-30 added Anniversary 2018, v0.4, with a lot of new details incomplete.
There's actually a new Desert Nomad Outpost to explore. And a bunch of new items I need to get icon IDs for. But I had to get something posted before the party, so here's the first draft with the party info and whatever new info I have.

Re: Jezebelle's Handy Pocket Guides

PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:54 pm
by Jezebelle
2018-10-21 added Halloween 2018, v0.9, with 32 new items, but still need more details about the new Hollow Reaper encounter
the Anniversary section has been filled out with a walkthrough of the Desert Nomad Outpost, in possibly too much detail. I should break that down more for next year.

Re: Jezebelle's Handy Pocket Guides

PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:18 pm
by Jezebelle
2018-12-13 added Christmas 2018, v0.10, with details about the Christmas party, Item Shop claims, Subscription Offer, new Frozen Excavation mission "Slush to Slush", but not much about Father Time Reloaded. The format could use some streamlining, but it's up before the party.
2018-12-24 updated for additional and clarified details

Re: Jezebelle's Handy Pocket Guides

PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:05 pm
by Jezebelle
2019-06-29 Added Anniversary 2019 with Loren Warr, but not enough info confirmed yet, so calling it 0.5
also, the party is next week, narrowed down to a day so far, but details TBD
Hopefully more details about both will be forthcoming.

Re: Jezebelle's Handy Pocket Guides

PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:43 pm
by Jezebelle
2019-10-17 Added Halloween 2019, but all that changed is the subscriber claim item, the party, and the lack of any subscription bonus
oh, and directions to Steps of Madness
2019-10-21 post-party update with some minor bugfixes