I coded a little application so I can access the premium guides and the normal guides really fast. All premium guides and all normal guides are available. I'll update the application whenever new premium guides or heroes are available.
Dunno if you guys are interested in this, so i'm just sharing it with you.
If you check "Open in browser", the guide to the hero you selected will be opened in your default browser.
When "Open in browser" isn't checked, the link to the guide will be copied in your clipboard.
If you check "Sounds", then there will be an announcer sound everytime you click on a hero pic or choose a hero in a combobox.
If you check "Advanced GUI", the pictures will show up.
If you check "Use own link", the application will search the links.txt file for the hero you selected, and if the file contains this hero, the link in the following line will be opened in the browser respectively copied to the clipboard. Following pic related.
Custom Link Feature (links.txt)
If you don't want to use custom links, just delete or rename the file links.txt.
Version 1.8 (13.05.2010)
- Reworked a lot of code
- Added custom links feature (links.txt)
- Updated Chipper sound
- Added a HoN Patch Label which leads to the patch notes
- Open in browser and Use own links are checked by default
- Added HoN Strategies and Terminology
- Added Roaming
- Removed List of Items
Version 1.7 (05.05.2010)
- Added Sounds
- Added Advanced GUI
Version 1.6 (05.05.2010)
Aw. What about the encyclopaedia? similar idea, just alot more in-depth. Don't spose HoN has HTML browsing capabilities...
Well, maybe it's possible to "copy&paste" the whole guides in a mod, but i don't think that this would be the point. It wouldn't be really comfortable to read the guides ingame. And if you have 2 monitors, you can play HoN and read the guide in the browser. Additionally, I've never developed any Mod. But thanks for your idea!
If you want to read the guides and play in a quick fashion, just use the Steam In-game Browser. That's how I use it.
Yeah but it's not my intention to read the guide ingame. I just want to read the guide on my 2nd monitor. And to access the guides really fast, I just have to select my Hero in the HonGuideHelper (no Browser to start, no URL-typing etc.)