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I downloaded a demo. Now how can I play it in drod.
10-05-2007 at 04:53 PM
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Restore to the room in question, hit F6, hit "Import" and select the file.

The demo will then appear in your list of demos in the top left...
10-05-2007 at 04:55 PM
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Thank you very much, it works
10-05-2007 at 05:01 PM
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For future reference, all the special commands for in-game are listed in the keyboard commands section of the in-game help.

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Okay, for the next question: is there a precise step by step idiot guide for how to watch *someone else's* demo?

Whether this is of a room you haven't completed or haven't reached yet, or indeed a room in a different hold other than the one you're playing currently, or a room in a hold that you don't even have installed but which displays a particular technique that you then wish to apply to your own game?

Specifically, when a demo is attached to a post in this forum, can somebody please detail the EXACT sequence, step by step no matter how trivial it may seem, that is necessary to play it?

Like, not "Import", but HOW to import. In which folder to place the file, or how to make my current copy of DROD (The Second Sky, with all previous "official" holds and Smitemasters Selection holds installed) actually show it.

Example: There are a couple of demos of people killing Slayers in custom-made holds. I don't want to download the hold, or have to go through it myself, I just want to *watch the demo* and learn how to try and apply it into JTRH or TCB.

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You won't be able to watch a demo without having access to the room that it is played in, whether it is through the game or the editor (and the latter is impossible with official holds as they are set to be editable by the author only). Demo files are merely a series of inputs that lead to the solving of the room; they aren't an actual video file of any sort.

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Specifically, when a demo is attached to a post in this forum, can somebody please detail the EXACT sequence, step by step no matter how trivial it may seem, that is necessary to play it?

Download the file to wherever you want.
Download the hold that the demo is for (if you don't already have it)
Main menu -> Play Game -> Change Location
If you don't have it installed yet, [Import] -> Navigate to where you put the hold, select it, [Okay]
Select the installed hold. [Okay]
You then have to navigate to the room the demo is for. You can select "Restore" from the menu you should be on right now if you have been there. If not, play until you get there.
F6
[Import]
Browse to the demo that you downloaded. Select it. [Okay]
Make sure the demo you imported is selected in the upper left select box. [Watch]

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Example: There are a couple of demos of people killing Slayers in custom-made holds. I don't want to download the hold, or have to go through it myself, I just want to *watch the demo* and learn how to try and apply it into JTRH or TCB.
Nope, sorry. A .demo file isn't a video, just basically a reference to a room and a bunch of keys that were pressed. You need the hold and to be able to get to the room that the demo is for in order to see it.

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09-04-2015 at 05:03 AM
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The above sequence of steps is inadequate since it does not answer the following question:

In which folder should I actually PUT the demo file?

How do I make my current game recognise that the demo file is present, is available, EXISTS?

I have downloaded the demo file to my standard download folder.

Let us assume that (1) I do have the relevant hold installed and (2) I am currently AT the room that I am having trouble with, and have not completed it.

My copy of the game does not recognise that the demo file in question exists.

Where should I put it, and what precise idiot-guide step-by-step sequence of instructions should I follow, to make my game recognise its existence?

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The Import window has a file browser in it - the top half is folders/directories, the bottom half is .demo files that are in the current directory.

At the very top there's a textbox that shows the current directory.

Let's assume your standard download directory is C:\Users\JLE\Downloads

The easiest way to get there is to copy that path - C:\Users\JLE\Downloads - and paste it into the "Current directory" textbox at the very top, and press the Enter key. This will change your current path and the bottom pane should now show every file that ends in .demo in that Downloads directory. Highlight the one in question and press [Okay].

Make sure that your file ends in ".demo". If you downloaded a zip file or something, it would need to be unzipped.

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