This guide will show you how to curate BitPlayer (also known as BitMagic) content using Flashpoint.
BitPlayer was a miniature player for your desktop that would stream new content called 'Bits' everyday. Bits can be games, animations, trivia, ads, etc.
Before You Start
This tutorial will assume you've read the standard Curation Tutorial, which is highly recommended to go through.
Identifying BitPlayer Games or Animations
These were originally downloaded from the internet into its player as
.bm files. You could also export them into a
.exe file to share with others. The
.exe files are more common to find on the internet or even on physical CDs of games.
Most BitPlayer content can be found on the Wayback Machine: https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://content.ao.bitmagic.com/*
Set the Application Path to
Due to how BitPlayer works, the files inside your content folder must be copied into Legacy\htdocs to run in the curate tab. The files can be removed when you finish the curation
Once you have your files copied over, launch the curation to ensure it works. Continue filling metadata and finishing the standard curation proccess.
All BitPlayer curations must have
-extract in the Mount Parameters.
Wrapping It Up
First, make sure that you have thoroughly tested your curation and followed the Curation Format. Scroll down in the Curate tab and click the
Export button at the bottom of your curation to save it as a .7z file. After you've exported the curation, you can find it by clicking the
Exported Curations button on the Curate tab (as long as you didn't choose to save it somewhere else). Once you have the file, submit it to the Flashpoint Submission System. An explanation of how the site works is available here.
After you have uploaded your curation to the website, a Curator will check it. This can take some time, so please be patient. You will be pinged in the #fpfss-notifications channel about whether or not your submission was approved, and if any changes need to be made.
Congratulations! Your submitted game/animation will appear in a future version of Flashpoint.