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    Demo showing Novamind exports being used in c#

    I noticed the other day that Novamind exports to .xml format, and I wondered about the potential of using Novamind for some kind of generic textual content creation for the MMO.

    Unfortunately, despite Novamind basically displaying a hierarchy, the XML file it produces does not contain any nested nodes and establishes its relationships using elements in each task node, which is silly and not taking advantage of XML.

    To this end, I developed a small converter, when you drop a novamind xml file on to it, it will generate a new file which represents the mind map as a hierarchy, but in XML.

    With that, I developed a simple app in c# which loads up a processed XML file and displays the hierarchy as a tree view.

    I'm after any kind of suggestions as to how this could be used as a tool in the MMO. It doesn't support any extra type of Novamind content at the moment, such as notes or hyperlinks etc.

    I have included an xml file generated from Zak's 2nd mind-map, but if you have Novamind, get in there and make your own map and see if you can break my software.

    Download it here

    Your idea is dumb!

    @njl - YEP

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    Good job, Oh Code-God of the Northern Wastes...

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    my current avatar on google, so props to THIS GUY who created the original...

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    I believe Mindmanager files are xml based as well, I wonder if I can make my laptop explode by throwing one of those at it.

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    Cool. Now make it look sexier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkmobius View Post
    I believe Mindmanager files are xml based as well, I wonder if I can make my laptop explode by throwing one of those at it.
    It depends on what format the XML is laid out in. My reader expects a specific format. Having said that, I could make a converter for more than one mind mapping software, allowing all of them to be used with my reading software.

    I'm trying to think about practical applications for this in the MMO. I bet it would be useful once the story is finished to make the reader into an editor, where you can pick a subject and then go into much more detail, and then export to .html or something to make a MMO story lore reference for everyone in the class

    Your idea is dumb!

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    Looks like something to try over the course of the next few days, we'll see how this would turn out...thanks for the heads up on this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Segfault View Post
    It depends on what format the XML is laid out in. My reader expects a specific format. Having said that, I could make a converter for more than one mind mapping software, allowing all of them to be used with my reading software.
    Of course, I wonder how different the XML tags are. I'll also have to check to see what I can export out as.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkmobius View Post
    Of course, I wonder how different the XML tags are. I'll also have to check to see what I can export out as.
    Well a mind-map, conceptually is just a hierarchy, so whatever xml format mindmanager uses, it can still be convererted by another program (from me) to match the reader xml format.

    Your idea is dumb!

    @njl - YEP

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    Convererted? Hmm...that's a new one on me...I think you meant converted. Boy, now I feel like I'm doing fatgav's job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WedgeBob View Post
    Convererted? Hmm...that's a new one on me...I think you meant converted. Boy, now I feel like I'm doing fatgav's job.
    Shaddap. You are obviously not aware of how awesome convererteratorizing something is!

    Your idea is dumb!

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