Since I managed to actually build the Choosatron Write app for Chrome, I thought I’d offer it here.
Extract the archive to a directory on your hard drive, and as noted in the build instructions:
Open Chrome and go to your Chrome extensions
Ensure that “Developer mode” is checked.
Click “Load unpacked extension…” and select the build directory.
Edit: Here is the latest Developer Build. This includes fixes for Twine Import (doesn’t work properly for me yet), HTML export (works fine on the one file I tested).
Edit: Export now works on the developer build. You can export files to the Choosatron and they will play, even with appended passages. Download the latest April 10th build.
Edit: Master build updated 15th June 2015. There were hundreds of source code changes. Most of which updated dependencies (the core libraries the Write depends upon to function). One of the bigger updates is that Twine import should now be fixed, although this doesn’t support ‘in line’ links.
For example: This text is a passage in a Twine story. You have the option of providing links throughout the passage to go (North) or (South), which may lead you to wondrous places.
If North and South are links, the import isn’t going to work properly. I haven’t tested this to confirm it, but that’s my understanding.
As such, I’ve left it in the ‘still broken’ section, until such time as it can be tested properly.
What’s still broken:
- Twine Import (Passages with ‘in line’ links may fail to import properly)
- Account Login / Creation
- Add Choosatron (due to the difference in the way Mac and Windows PC’s see the device I believe)
- Popup messages don’t fade out
These have all been reported and are being worked on. I’ll update the builds every few days as issues are reported and fixed.