iPix Curation

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This guide will show you how to curate iPix content using Flashpoint.

Before You Start

  • This tutorial will assume you've read the standard Curation Tutorial, which is highly recommended to go through.

Recognizing iPix

  • Websites which use iPix are usually either photography-related or news-related.
  • Omniview PhotoBubble is the same as iPix.
  • iPix content usually uses .ipx, but may use .ips, .bub, or .aut.

Curation Steps

In game indications of a Hot Spot

Set the application path to FPSoftware\fpnavigator-portable\FPNavigator.exe, and the platform to iPix. Your launch command should be the page the iPix content is hosted on or the iPix file itself. If you only have the main iPix file, an embed is not needed and can run fine on its own.

Some iPix content may use actions called Hot Spots, which link to other iPix files. Test your entire curation to make sure you have all the hot spot files, if any.

For sites or pages that include multiple iPix experiences, it's recommended to curate them together as a microsite.

Follow the rest of the Curation Format.

iPix Java Curations

Some iPix content may use Java instead of the iPix plugin. In these cases, the platform should be set to Java instead of iPix. Check the Java Curation Tutorial for more info on curating Java in browser. For curations with both Java and the iPix plugin, the platform should be set to iPix.

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.