Thanks! That seems like a no-brainer. I’ve updated it in the source.
The book requires Google Chrome, not Safari.
It’s a free (and safe) download if you don’t already have it installed. If you need help copying a large number of ICE projects from Safari to Chrome, I can help with that.
I’ve downloaded and installed Google Chrome. I could definitely use help finding and moving his project files.
To move projects between browsers, you will use the beta of the upcoming version of ICE. It has a new import / export feature which is built for just this kind of thing! In your case, you’ll export from Safari and import into Chrome – using ICE beta in both cases.
This is well-tested and should be fine. That said, if there are any super important projects that have been created, it can’t hurt to copy and paste them into a Word document :) Don’t worry about code from the book. You can always get that from the back of the book or by downloading it from the book’s web page.
The exact steps are:
- In Safari, go to http://gamingjs.com/ice-beta.
- Double-check that you still see the projects that were created with the current ICE.
- Click the menu button, then Export. That should download a file named “Export.txt”.
- Open Chrome and go to http://gamingjs.com/ice-beta.
- Click the menu button, then Import.
- In the file dialog that opens, choose the file from step 3 (it’ll be in your Downloads folder).
That should do it. You should have all of the projects from Safari in Chrome now. Plus a backup of everything.
Let me know if you have any questions or run into any problems,
The Export function does not download a file from Safari. It displays a page full of source code. So I tried to save that page as Export.txt. Safari makes me choose whether to save as Source or as a Web Archive. I tried both ways, and both times, when I choose that file to Import, I get the following error: :gamingjs.com says: This does not look like a ICE project file. Unable to import.”
I just gave up and used a brute force Select All, Copy, Paste, etc. to create his projects over in Chrome (there weren’t that many), but I thought you would like to know about the efficacy of the Export/Import tool from Safari in the Beta version.
It wasn’t elegant, but I do have him coding again, and that is what is important!
Thanks for your help. I know just enough about all this stuff to be dangerous, and I’m known as the lady who can break any software! Let me grind on it long enough, and I WILL confuse it! I think my mind is just defective and doesn’t work the way developers expect it to, so I do things in a funky order. :-)
Oh, shoot! It definitely had not occurred to us that it might work differently in Safari. Since the book is Chrome-only, we tend to focus our development efforts on Chrome to the detriment of other browsers. I created a ticket so that we won’t forget to look into this at some point.
In the meantime, I’m glad copy & paste worked. It’s not perfect, but if it works, it works :)
Let me know if you run into any other problems or have any other questions.