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How-To: Upload files via FTP

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Some time ago I had setup an FTP site for GMs to upload gameaids and then link to them in their games. This has largely become unnecessary due to the ability to attach files within the game, but there are situations where this still might be necessary. So, the following information can be used to upload files.

FTP Info
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Host: ftp.hdrpg.com
login: gameaids@hdrpg.com
password: hdrpgcom

You can use any free FTP client (such as SmartFTP, or CuteFTP) to connect. Once you've connected, you should create your own folder (you'll see others there, such as steelrat), where you'll place your files. You can create sub-folders below your named folder as well, in case you're running multiple games. For best results, do not use spaces in the folder or filenames.

If you're using something like MapTool to upload your map, use the following path in the FTP dialog: /YourNamedFolder/SubFolder/filename.png

This can be useful for updating the same map over and over again without having to change links or re-upload new files over and over again. Just use the same filename with Maptool for your encounter maps (as an example), and put the link into a Game Aid within your game.

Please be careful when using this option, and don't upload extremely large files. And please delete files which are no longer necessary.

As always, comment here if you have any questions.

Update 04/24/11: If you're using MapTool and want to export your maps directly from the tool, you need to first login with an FTP client as noted above, and create your own folder (use your username as the folder name). Then in your Maptool>Export Screenshot As dialog enter the following:

  • Host: ftp.hdrpg.com
  • Username: gameaids%40hdrpg.com
  • Password: hdrpgcom
  • Path/filename: / (leave out the brackets)

If you need to make more folders under your main folder, you'll have to do that with your FTP client. Lately I've been using an excellent free FTP client called Filezilla, I highly recommend it.

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I started a thread over on RPTools you've probably seen.

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Ok, good I was starting to think it was me.

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Fobbo, looks like this is a bug with Maptool. I hadn't exported with the newest development version, and I'm also getting an error.

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i'll have to try it again when I get home.

Did you make sure you had the case correct on everything? It's all case sensitive.

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Hello Steel Rat,

I am still getting the Could not export image error. Maybe its just me and my laptop.