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CoC, LoTR-LCG, DUNE, DEATH ANGEL, ANR, SPYCRAFT, X-FILES and MIDDLE EARTH lackeyccg plugins will all stop working sometime in march as DropBox is discontinuing the "public folder service".
 
I do not know what to do about this. I can not afford a online file server. There is the option of using "direct links" to OneDrive, GoogleDrive and the "new" Dropbox.. but sharing each file individually and getting the hack for the direct link for 1000s of files will be a LOT of work.
 
Anyone Lackey Devs.. "how are you hosting your files?"
 
I am thinking of hosting the plugins as RAR files you just download and unarchive into the correct folder. (no idea how the file system works on iPad). Do you guys think that would be ok>

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Re: Dropbox removing PUBLIC FOLDERS (Lackey Plugins will all break!)
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2017, 03:41:57 PM »
Appropriate name is appropriate.

That's actually really bad news, even I have a plugin that uses Dropbox.  :\

Using RAR files is a burden once the plugin becomes too large (specifically with images), also I don't know how iPads deal with them, if at all...


Also I took a quick peek at GoogleDrive and you can get the direct download link for a file by replacing "/file/d/" with "/uc?export=download&id=", and removing "/view?usp=sharing" from the end.

e.g.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxqTYVND8tJHcU5PUVZ6QW05NlE/view?usp=sharing
becomes
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=0BxqTYVND8tJHcU5PUVZ6QW05NlE

PC LackeyCCG can download card image files just fine using it, I tried it.

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Re: Dropbox removing PUBLIC FOLDERS (Lackey Plugins will all break!)
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2017, 04:22:44 PM »
Also I took a quick peek at GoogleDrive and you can get the direct download link for a file by replacing "/file/d/" with "/uc?export=download&id=", and removing "/view?usp=sharing" from the end.

e.g.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxqTYVND8tJHcU5PUVZ6QW05NlE/view?usp=sharing
becomes
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=0BxqTYVND8tJHcU5PUVZ6QW05NlE

PC LackeyCCG can download card image files just fine using it, I tried it.

Yeah, like I said in the OP, you can do this.. problem is that the directory function (as far as I know) dose not work.. so you need to put EVERY SINGLE card in the update URL and do that fix you are talking about for literally 1000s of files. In my case with all those plugins we are talkins over 15,000 files.

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Re: Dropbox removing PUBLIC FOLDERS (Lackey Plugins will all break!)
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2017, 04:27:55 AM »
... I don't know how I missed that.   :-\

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Re: Dropbox removing PUBLIC FOLDERS (Lackey Plugins will all break!)
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2017, 10:19:29 PM »
As the app is no longer being developed I think this is the death nail : (

We need a :unzip: function or something.. so we can host a single file containing the entire plugin. Or linking to a series of files.

It is said that Trevor hasn't dropped us a line in a long time, would have been nice to at least have him say goodbye or maybe share the code with others so we could continue.

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Re: Dropbox removing PUBLIC FOLDERS (Lackey Plugins will all break!)
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2017, 07:41:01 AM »
I don't know how this might work for the bigger plugins, but I have the Harry Potter plugin attached to a webs.com free account. It took a little adjusting to figure out how to have files that are not actually on the webpage, but it works.