read me

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by GrimGriz, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. GrimGriz

    GrimGriz L10: Glamorous Member

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    Just thought I'd share a pet peeve of mine with you fine folks. It came to me as I was DLing all of the maps for today's game day. A lot of the time, when I unzipped the files and tried to extract them, I got the ever so annoying pop-up
    Is there a reason you people don't use mapname_readme.txt or readme_mapname.txt?
     
  2. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    because we dont expect you to copy the readme to anywhere other than leaving it inside the original zip??
     
  3. MrAlBobo

    MrAlBobo L13: Stunning Member

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    if you don't expect people to remove it...then why do you even include it
     
  4. Giver

    Giver L1: Registered

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    Um, so that they know what to do with the map once they've downloaded it...
     
  5. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    The readme includes vital credits. It (for me) also includes the instal instructions which are copy the .bsp to the tf/maps folder and NOT extract the whole folder to anywhere. because I use .zips people dont need to actually 'extract' the file to anywhere because they can open it without extracting and it extracts the files on a standard drag and drop from the zip to a normal folder.
     
  6. MrAlBobo

    MrAlBobo L13: Stunning Member

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    You can open any archived format without "extracting" it in the form you are saying...and even then you are still extracting it, your just extracting it to your temp folder then opening it from there...

    and regardless, im not questioning why it is included, I am questioning you telling people not to extract it...