Player's Guide

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Player's Guide

Post by Jaracove » Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:46 pm

Player's Guide 2nd printing has gone from 53.1mb in size to 108mb in size. It's literally more than doubled in size.

It's very sluggish on my I7, 16GB RAM laptop :/

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Re: Player's Guide

Post by Mataxes » Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:47 pm

I'll look into that. It was probably some option that should have been checked that wasn't.

(I'm still kind of new to that end of things, so forgive me.)
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Re: Player's Guide

Post by Jaracove » Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:17 am

Not a problem

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Re: Player's Guide

Post by Mataxes » Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:29 pm

Yeah, it was. I was exporting the PDF for (basically) "high quality" rather than "small file size". (It's a physical-print versus screen-image thing.)

The good news is, I'll be able to fix that fairly easily, but it will be a couple of days. I'm going back in and putting the background images in the book for the deluxe hardcovers, and I'll export a proper PDF when I'm done.
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Re: Player's Guide

Post by Mataxes » Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:01 am

New update for all three core books was uploaded earlier today.

New file sizes:
Player's Guide: 30.4 Mb
GM Guide: 20.5 Mb
Companion: 19.9 Mb
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Re: Player's Guide

Post by Sharkforce » Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:44 am

hmmm... either that hasn't gone through properly or something is wonky on my end.

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Re: Player's Guide

Post by Indragnir » Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:46 am

Same here. PDFs weight on average 5mb less than before only.

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Re: Player's Guide

Post by Mataxes » Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:52 pm

That's weird.

I just checked the files on my hard drive, and they have the values I listed above. The values listed in FASA's cloud storage space (where I put them to be uploaded to the store and DriveThru) shows those same values.

I know they were bigger before (because I did a size comparison of old-versus-new when I was playing with settings).

But then I went into my store account to download the file and it gave me the previous update -- the one without the updated background. And it has the larger file size.

I'll look into it, but a question for those following: Does the new update have the darker, textured background to the pages or is it still the plain white?
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Re: Player's Guide

Post by Jaracove » Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:31 pm

They are fine with me. The player's guide is even smaller than the original

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Re: Player's Guide

Post by Indragnir » Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:42 pm

Mataxes wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:52 pm
That's weird.

I just checked the files on my hard drive, and they have the values I listed above. The values listed in FASA's cloud storage space (where I put them to be uploaded to the store and DriveThru) shows those same values.

I know they were bigger before (because I did a size comparison of old-versus-new when I was playing with settings).

But then I went into my store account to download the file and it gave me the previous update -- the one without the updated background. And it has the larger file size.

I'll look into it, but a question for those following: Does the new update have the darker, textured background to the pages or is it still the plain white?
Plain white.

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