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COTPATD - Book Proof Printed (With Photos)

November 30th 2016, 08:03 PM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
Instead of adding a reply to the other topic, I thought this deserved a new post. Just to recap: I've been editing and formatting the COTPATD series of forum posts into book form.

So, a couple weeks ago, I 'finished' round two of editing. At this point, I had probably spent a good hundred hours into the editing process, and I realized I had no idea if this was actually going to work. What if the screenshots are unrecognizable? What if I used margins that were too small, such that it is impossible to read text that is near the spine of the book, and I need to re-format the entire book again?

So, I decided to take what I had, and submit the draft and print off a 'proof'. I went with Createspace, as I didn't have the appropriate tool (InDesign) to create a manuscript for IngramSpark. Createspace has a limit of 480 pages, so I took years 1998-2004 (448 pages total), and about $35 and two weeks later, I have a physical copy.

It looks AWESOME.


This cover is not final; I threw together a photo mosaic of Tim with D-Mod screenshots. The final will probably be different.


It you look closely, you can see the title screen of such classics as Pokemon: Bible Version.


The screenshots are gorgeous. Text is readable.


Forum screenshots are a little bit pixelated, but look good.


I asked Simon to write a few words, which is why he popped back up the other day.

Still more to do, but I think this might really happen.
November 30th 2016, 08:46 PM
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Woah, super close-up photos.

It looks AWESOME
November 30th 2016, 09:55 PM
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yeoldetoast
Peasant Female Australia steam
discord.gg/Ukugfbh 
oh wow
November 30th 2016, 10:12 PM
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Striker
Noble United States steam
Daniel, there are clowns. 
Nice!
November 30th 2016, 10:39 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Female United States xbox steam duck bloop
i like pie 
RESIZE THOSE PICTURES, NOW.

edit: i checked the service you used. i can't get this if amazon is the only option. i've boycotted that shit company.
December 1st 2016, 07:37 AM
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scratcher
Bard Male Finland bloop
cigarette bonca 
Looks goodly. Also tangible; can't wait to have this on my bookshelf. The title screen is kind of weird, so I'm glad that's probably not final.
December 1st 2016, 11:13 AM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
Nice work!
December 1st 2016, 02:11 PM
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GOKUSSJ6
Peasant Male Poland steam
Everyone should get a pizza for free in each week. 
This forum needs a thumbnail tag. So it'll resize bigger pictures if it's too big. Other than that, well....Most likely ma mods are in the book now.
December 1st 2016, 04:38 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Female United States xbox steam duck bloop
i like pie 
they will in the next one. it will specifically be titled after you, too.
December 1st 2016, 08:27 PM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
If you refresh, the images should be limited to the width of the page post; I updated the CSS, which your browser likely won't get automatically.
December 1st 2016, 08:39 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Female United States xbox steam duck bloop
i like pie 
December 1st 2016, 08:45 PM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
Yikes. Try Ctrl-F5?
December 1st 2016, 08:47 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Female United States xbox steam duck bloop
i like pie 
what the hell, how did that fix it?
December 1st 2016, 08:57 PM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
Ctrl-F5 does a force refresh.

... I also 'cheated' and just updated every page to add the css max-width rule in the html itself, so it uses it even if it has a cached version of the css it will still apply.
December 1st 2016, 09:04 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Female United States xbox steam duck bloop
i like pie 
but i've refreshed before.

let's see if this goes off the page:

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

yay
December 4th 2016, 04:07 AM
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SabreTrout
Noble Male United Kingdom
Tigertigertiger. 
Superb stuff, Dan.
December 4th 2016, 05:26 AM
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Quiztis
Peasant Male Sweden steam bloop
Life? What's that? Can I download it?! 
It's looking real good. (Y)
December 4th 2016, 05:55 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Female United States xbox steam duck bloop
i like pie 
is that a butt
December 4th 2016, 06:55 AM
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Quiztis
Peasant Male Sweden steam bloop
Life? What's that? Can I download it?! 
It's an old MSN short for yes or thumbs up. (y) make it an emoticon Dan!
December 4th 2016, 07:13 AM
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scratcher
Bard Male Finland bloop
cigarette bonca 
butt in a string bikini. is nice
December 4th 2016, 07:38 AM
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Quiztis
Peasant Male Sweden steam bloop
Life? What's that? Can I download it?! 
best of two worlds
December 5th 2016, 05:44 AM
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liquid141
Peasant steam
Sons of liberty 
My god that crisp clarity
December 5th 2016, 11:59 AM
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Marpro
Peasant Male bloop
-- Marp Ro 
Fantastic! Gotta have one.
December 5th 2016, 05:45 PM
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Awesome!
December 13th 2016, 06:07 PM
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Honestly I love that cover, and how it's made with screenshots. It's all looking really good!
December 16th 2016, 11:07 PM
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megadogv2
Peasant Male New Zealand bloop
Only paritally dead. 
If we wanted all the way to the end, how many books would it take?
December 17th 2016, 01:39 PM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
Flyest artist you know 
I dunno why it took me weeks to see this thread but DAMN I'D BUY THE SHIT OUTTA THAT BOOK. Seriously, I'd do anything in my power to buy that book from USA(or where it is being made) all the way to Romania

Also if it took you a whole book only for 1998-2004, does that mean there will be 3 more books for 2005-2008, 2009-2013 and 2014-2015?
December 17th 2016, 05:18 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Female United States xbox steam duck bloop
i like pie 
one of the volumes is going to be smaller. we must remedy that by having someone write up more shit where tim left off.
January 1st, 12:02 PM
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Pillbug
Peasant Male United States xbox steam
Love! True love! 
Looks gorgeous. Fantastic work, Dan.
January 2nd, 10:42 PM
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liquid141
Peasant steam
Sons of liberty 
I was also thinking the same, maybe someone should continue his work, also this being the hipster times maybe someone should do the lets play videos of all the dmods along with commentary..

i am hoping 2017 to be something new for the dink series sigh if only seth would jump in
January 3rd, 06:21 PM
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MsDink
Peasant Female New Zealand
Tag - Umm.. tag, you're it? 
thats seriously awesome Dan well done you! Love the way its laid out and think the addition of community comments is such a great idea whose a smart cookie (ps i have indesign if u need anything done )

I also dont believe anyone else should take over Tims work - it was Tim's and to do so would cheapen what he has accomplished.

Me want!!
January 4th, 03:30 PM
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iplaydink
Peasant Male Sweden steam
Hmm.. 
It look beautiful! I really want to buy one too!
January 7th, 07:54 PM
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DinkKiller
Peasant Male United States xbox steam
The world could always use more heroes 
Looks fantastic. If I had the money I'd love to get myself a copy.

Thank you for all the hard work on this Dan.
January 8th, 01:55 PM
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Kyle
Peasant Male Belgium
 
Beautiful compendium, truly worth having as a member of this community. Thank you for putting in the hard work, Dan!
January 30th, 09:50 PM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
Sorry; this project has been on hold for the past couple months, but I hope to resume in earnest very soon.

I have permission to continue this project from Tim's parents (I am very grateful for their support), and I will start collecting other information to put into the book (like I did with Simon Klaebe).
January 31st, 10:44 AM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
No problem! We all have real lives that demand our attention too. Well, at least most of do.

Just keep us informed of progress as you make it.
January 31st, 03:17 PM
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SabreTrout
Noble Male United Kingdom
Tigertigertiger. 
Lovely to hear.
January 31st, 04:21 PM
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Baphomet
Peasant Male Germany
Tanke och tal!!! Ro! Ro in sinnets land!!! 
cool
January 31st, 10:30 PM
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DackFight
Peasant Male United States
Making Topics off-track faster then you can say it 
Does Redink actually have a job right now or is he retired from all the millions he made? I know he could have free time, but this definitely seems like it would take a lot of it.
February 4th, 04:28 AM
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megadogv2
Peasant Male New Zealand bloop
Only paritally dead. 
Good to hear this is still continuing.
February 6th, 07:16 AM
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Seth
Peasant Male Japan
 
Wow, I would definitely buy that book!
February 7th, 02:02 AM
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liquid141
Peasant steam
Sons of liberty 
hehe you know that book is good when seth himself is here giving it a thumbsup, i have the pdf on my mobile still and hours fly by reading it.
February 11th, 09:25 PM
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Yayy