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Okay so I need a little bit of help. I couldn't really find anywhere on the wiki to put this, and even now I don't honestly know if this is the right place. Either way I need to have one of the Admins request a site dump on the PICO-8 wiki. It says here that you can basically download the entire wiki: https://community.fandom.com/wiki/Help:Database_download but I can't because there is no dump: https://pico-8.fandom.com/wiki/Special:Statistics I don't know if there is an Admin on the wiki but if they could request a database dump that would help tons. I do all my Pico-8 programming on a computer not connected to the internet and could really use constant access to the wiki instead of having to go to another computer. Thank you very much, and I look forward to you guy's help!

P#72354 2020-01-28 18:44 ( Edited 2020-01-28 18:56)

Does anyone use the Wiki anymore?

P#72422 2020-01-29 16:04

I know I do, but mostly to get the syntax of commands I don't use often.

P#72439 2020-01-29 19:42

I think it is also a great tool for figuring out things you don't really know what to do with since a "mget" isn't a normal API in C++ (The language I normally use).

P#72668 2020-02-03 20:07

I'd be interested in this too, CS. Looks like they don't have any backups.

Database dumps
Database dumps can be used as a personal backup (FANDOM produces separate backups of all wikis automatically) or for maintenance bots
Current pages
(This version is usually best for bot use)
Current pages and history
(Warning: this file may be very large)

That's not very fair ...

P#72676 2020-02-03 20:35

Who would I talk to in order to put a gun to their head and tell them to do it? JK Just want to ask

P#72681 2020-02-03 21:16 ( Edited 2020-02-03 21:20)

Does anyone know how to make a backup?

P#72684 2020-02-03 21:21

Doing this could really cut back on all of the Zines and allow anyone to use the site offline

P#72685 2020-02-03 21:21

I'm one of the admins, and yes people do use the wiki. It was in disrepair for a while, but these days we keep it up to date. There's actually a lot of "tribal knowledge" about PICO-8 that isn't in zep's manual, and I'd say we have it documented pretty well on the wiki.

Anyway, yes, I'll take a look and see if I can figure out how to do what you want done.

P#72861 2020-02-07 03:57

Okay, they claim it's supposed to happen weekly, but I can't see any way to make that happen automatically.

What's actually the case is that I can manually request one no more than once a week. Which, uh, isn't quite the same thing, imho.

Anyway, I requested one. I don't know how long it takes, but check in on it and see if it's happened.

I'll try to remember to request new ones periodically. @ me on discord if it's gone a long time without, I guess. But remember I'm just a regular user like you, not part of lexaloffle (I TRIED, HE WON'T LET ME, OKAY?), so be nice. ;P

P#72863 2020-02-07 04:05 ( Edited 2020-02-07 04:08)

Looks like it's there, but I hope you understand this is a dump of the database, not the nicely-formatted html the wiki sends to your browser. There may be apps that can be used to browse the raw database in a more user-friendly or wiki-like manner, but that's outside of my sphere of knowledge at the moment.

Anyway, good luck, hope it helps in some way. :)

P#72864 2020-02-07 04:17

Thanks so much! You have no idea how much this helps! Unfortunately a whole NEW problem just arose where I can only run Pico-8 in 256 colors even after I replaced the SDL. But that's for a different thread.

P#73488 2020-02-26 19:32

You're welcome. I just requested a fresh one for you, too.

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