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jderouen

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What can we do with our old character XML files?
« on: May 02, 2019, 06:22:48 PM »
What exactly is stored in those XML files we saved our characters to when CoH went down in 2012? Costumes? Origin stories? How do we access them? (I know we can't use them to completely revive our old characters)

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Re: What can we do with our old character XML files?
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2019, 08:02:37 PM »
The XML files exported with Sentinel+ are snapshots of your character's data. It captures nearly everything of interest regarding a character, with hopes that one day it could be used to produce a carbon copy on a new game server.

The following information is recorded in those XMLs:
  • Global handle
  • Server
  • Character Name
  • Title
  • Description/bio
  • Origin
  • Archetype
  • Alignment
  • Dimension (originally Primal or Praetorian)
  • Influence/Infamy/Information
  • XP
  • All costumes
  • All builds: their powers, Enhancements, slots and all associated levels
  • All inventory capacities
  • Salvage inventory
  • Vault inventory
  • Enhancements inventory
  • Recipes inventory
  • Inspirations inventory
  • Incarnate Ability inventory
  • Temporary powers inventory
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Re: What can we do with our old character XML files?
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2019, 12:10:55 AM »
Is there a way to access the bio/description, costume, etc now? I mean, other than parsing through it with a text editor. Thanks!

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Re: What can we do with our old character XML files?
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2019, 12:13:22 AM »
It's a standard XML file. The root element is <character> and below that is a <description> element that contains the character bio.

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Re: What can we do with our old character XML files?
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2019, 12:25:51 AM »
I have all my XML files, but not costume files or power sets. I guess that I'm asking is, is there a way to export the various aspects of the XML files (costume, power set, bio) to a file that's usable? Not so much the bio, as it's easy enough to copy and paste and then remove the html, but is there a way to export the costumes and power sets? I'm sorry if I asked that wrong.

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Re: What can we do with our old character XML files?
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2019, 12:30:03 AM »
Converting the costumes to .costume files that can be loaded on the game is currently in the works. In fact, you can't see it, but that window behind my web browser is me working on that right now!

There aren't currently any plans for processing builds to another format, but I suppose there's the possibility of producing Mids files from them...

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Re: What can we do with our old character XML files?
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2019, 12:32:36 AM »
Costumes are much more important. Yay! Super excited to know that! Thank you!
« Last Edit: May 03, 2019, 12:37:37 AM by jderouen »

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Re: What can we do with our old character XML files?
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2019, 02:47:11 PM »
Not sure if you're trying to run a local server or not, but I made a thing.

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Re: What can we do with our old character XML files?
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2019, 03:21:11 AM »
Sadly, I'm not running a local server. Maybe someday... but for now, I'd just love to get my costumes!

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Re: What can we do with our old character XML files?
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2019, 05:19:06 PM »
Not to be a pest (though that boat has probably already sailed) but do you have a timeframe which this might be available? Thanks so much!


Converting the costumes to .costume files that can be loaded on the game is currently in the works. In fact, you can't see it, but that window behind my web browser is me working on that right now!

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Re: What can we do with our old character XML files?
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2019, 05:46:23 PM »
No timelines.  Sorry, that's the nature of community supported software.  It's "ready when it's ready."
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Re: What can we do with our old character XML files?
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2019, 07:27:42 PM »
Though for what it's worth, I'm really wanting to have it up this weekend.

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Re: What can we do with our old character XML files?
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2019, 07:57:05 PM »
This worked for me on the Sentinel+ files I saved before the shutdown. It's for extracting the costume files.

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Re: What can we do with our old character XML files?
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Re: What can we do with our old character XML files?
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2019, 06:43:36 PM »
Is there a way to access the bio/description, costume, etc now? I mean, other than parsing through it with a text editor. Thanks!