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Publishing with TiddlyWiki

Started by Trevis Martin, May 24, 2005, 06:44:23 AM

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Trevis Martin

I wanted to share this with everyone.  I ran across a wiki software called TiddlyWiki.  It is an entirely client side wiki software written in xhtml and javascript.  That works best with the Firefox or IE web browsers. The creator is promoting it as a self contained non-linear notebook for microcontent, that is small bits of content hyperlinked to other bits.

What immediatly struck me is that this would be a great publishing vehicle for a game!  I know people have published games in html.  This seems like it would be a pretty  cool way to write a game, with all the bits called up as you need them.  The entire thing is contained in one html file so downloading it doesn't have to be complex, and people could add their own notes to their own copies of the game.  The styel sheets can be altered as you see fit.  The software itself is published under the BSD open source license.

Check it out!

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Trevis

Andy Kitkowski

I was playing around with it for a sec, tres cool.  Only question (I couldn't find the answer quickly, and must return to work): Is it possible to create login accounts for editing the wiki?  Unfortunately, for what I'd be using it for I'd need at least minor security...

-Andy
The Story Games Community - It's like RPGNet for small press games and new play styles.

Trevis Martin

Check out the server side versions (look for a link about adaptations ofTiddlyWiki) for something like that.

or click here

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Trevis

Paul Czege

Very cool. I can see the http://informationality.com/tagglywiki/tagglywiki.html">TagglyWiki adaptation being a seriously useful game design notebook. Clicking on a tag would be like asking the app to "please assemble my notes on sometopic."

With an export utility that takes tags into account, you could actually publish from it.

Paul
My Life with Master knows codependence.
And if you're doing anything with your Acts of Evil ashcan license, of course I'm curious and would love to hear about your plans

Andrew Cooper

The thing you need to remember with TiddlyWiki is that because it is all Client Side any changes you make to the Wiki are only going to show up on the local copy of the site.  This makes it a nice personal notebook type of application but if it is hosted on a remote server, then none of the changes you make will show up unless you FTP the local copy over to the server and replace what is currently there.  

If this doesn't work for you, there is a PHP version of TiddlyWiki that uses server side scripting to actually keep  the changes made at the remote site.

Paul Czege

Messed around with it a bit today, in its http://www.digitaldimsum.co.uk/">TiddlyTagWiki incarnation. Very cool. It makes me want to write hypertext fiction, or use it to draft a game design. It would not, however, http://tiddlywiki.com/#SaveChanges">SaveChanges in IE 6.0, on Win2K, Service Pack 4. I had to install Firefox.

Paul
My Life with Master knows codependence.
And if you're doing anything with your Acts of Evil ashcan license, of course I'm curious and would love to hear about your plans

Paul Czege

Actually, http://tiddlywiki.com/#ServicePack2Problems">this solution works, if you want to keep using IE, but you can't go back to your original file name.

Paul
My Life with Master knows codependence.
And if you're doing anything with your Acts of Evil ashcan license, of course I'm curious and would love to hear about your plans