So after quite a few headaches trying to build the Choosatron Write app, I’ve managed to do so and get it installed on Chrome for Windows.
There are a few issues. The first being:
There were warnings when trying to install this extension:
‘web_accessible_resources’ is only allowed for extensions, hosted apps, and legacy packaged apps, but this is a packaged app.
‘fileBrowserHandler’ is not allowed for specified platform.
My guess would be that the app is being tested on a different version of Chrome (for Mac?) and the Windows version doesn’t like what it sees.
Secondly, once the app is running I create a profile and it gives me an option to:
Setup Cloud Link Account
This doesn’t do anything at all. It just sits there and I have to close the app and start it up again.
Importing Twine stories fails and does nothing. It just creates a new blank story. Also on this note, Twine uses a .tws extension on Windows, not .tw as noted in the app.
Importing either type of story immediately forces you to save it again. This seems a little unnecessary when importing a .json story based file.
Edit: I wonder which story format the Choosatron Write format actually imports. Twine has Sugarcane, Jonah, Tiddly Wiki 1 & 2 formats. I’ll test them all out over the next day or so and see which one actually works. If someone figures it out, please let us all know.
A few more issues discovered with the write software:
The little popup that says
Links| Links to a passage with x choices
This often stays on the screen permanently.
Also, when writing a story and you set a passage as an ending, there is no way back to the beginning. You have to ‘Play Story’, then ‘Edit Story’ to get back to the start. Seems a bit of a slow way around.