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kahn265

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Link to download paragon wiki?
« on: February 02, 2016, 02:56:18 AM »
I know this is out of the blue, but most wikia projects have the ability for users to download the data.

I'd like to download the paragon wiki for offline use.

Is there a link?

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Re: Link to download paragon wiki?
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2016, 03:25:54 AM »
ParagonWiki is not part of wikia.

I don't think there's a public link to download PW. The link I found is behind an admin wall. Sekoia may know more.
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Re: Link to download paragon wiki?
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2016, 04:26:17 AM »
There is a thread about this here: http://www.cohtitan.com/forum/index.php/topic,9472.0.html

Looks like that person used HTTrack.
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Re: Link to download paragon wiki?
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2016, 08:25:07 PM »
The downloads you can retrieve from wikia are database dumps. In order to make use of those, you would have to install your own local instance of Mediawiki, with a database server and web server to run it. If you're looking to do that for Paragon Wiki then no, we don't have an option to download database dumps. However, you can export the equivalent data for articles of your choosing using http://paragonwiki.com/wiki/Special:Export and then import that data on your wiki using Special:Import.

However, be advised that Paragon Wiki uses a bunch of extensions. The pages you import are likely to be broken if you don't set everything up right. Morever, we use DPL and SMW extensively. Pages that use DPL or SMW queries won't work unless you copy over all the articles the depend on.

That's a lot of work, and it only gives you the text content (same as with Wikia). You won't get any images that way; you'd have to do those manually (same as with Wikia).

If you just want a local copy for browsing purposes, then HTTrack is likely a better option. But be aware that it's going to be in the ballpark of 4 GB of data to download, thanks to the images.

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Re: Link to download paragon wiki?
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2016, 01:55:23 AM »
There is a thread about this here: http://www.cohtitan.com/forum/index.php/topic,9472.0.html

Looks like that person used HTTrack.

Looks like that is what I needed!

Thanks!

Now to start converting to Mutants and Masterminds :D

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Re: Link to download paragon wiki?
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2016, 03:55:26 AM »
Now to start converting to Mutants and Masterminds :D

So... you're downloading with the intent to turn missions into M&M gameplay sessions? I'm sort of confused as to why you would want to actively download and take up space on your computer for that. Unless you don't have constant internet access, and want to do the work during your downtime.
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