View Full Version : Tutorial for 4E parser??

April 18th, 2010, 05:02
ANyone know best place to find info on how to run the 4e Parser?
would like to take Insider -> fixup PHB and MM

Any advice would be appreciated

April 18th, 2010, 08:52
This is from the FG-Wiki



April 18th, 2010, 12:31
There's also this guide for scraping and parsing functional data using the 4EParser with a DDI account:


April 18th, 2010, 15:43
Thanks for your help - PHB starting to come together. Now if I can just manage to get my spells/powers accross.:D

April 18th, 2010, 19:55
I have got things going - EXCEPT(Big one) the spells/powers don't appear from the PHB. PHB2 and arcane work great. - ANything special I need to do or any advice??

April 19th, 2010, 15:42

I apparantly had a bad scrape - I rescraped and got everything to work this time.

When you do modules from DDI can u get he adventure text or do I have to type in or pull from the pdf. I am trying to fix up H1?

Any help would be appreciated

April 19th, 2010, 19:49
The DDI Compendium Scrape functionality only includes content the compendium has available. Non-Functional rulebook text is not available.

For non-functional data/text, this has to be hand cut n pasted from a PDF or another OCR source.

April 20th, 2010, 07:33
It seems that the new PHB 3 content (mostly the new monk stuff) seems to have broken the parser. It looks like the movement techniques for the monk at least in part are throwing a few things off. The weapons as well don't seem to parse correctly.

April 20th, 2010, 07:41
I am assuming you have the latest version of the Parser, v4.0.56.0. Which is needed for the new Augmentation, Skill powers, Superior Implements and the other new material introduced in PHB3.

I have just scraped PHB3 and aside from some corruption with the 1st level attack power for Seekers, Spider Spirits the only other problem I had was with [] characters appearing in the mi.txt output file. A quick search and replace of the [] characters with a ' and all parsed successfully.

Can you upload a screenshot of the processing error messages your getting and we'll see if we can help you out.

April 20th, 2010, 07:44
My bad, I have is appears. Where do I find the latest version?


April 20th, 2010, 08:00
The 4EParser home has moved from FUM to here (http://tenian.eugenez.net/Parser/).