Is there at least a workaround for downloading and properly linking to those images? There are a large number of them so manually downloading them all would be difficult, but is there a way to directly change the link in the parent to go directly to the child image in equipment/images?
As far as the interstitial ad the problem is not even only the annoyance of having to view that page offline, but if an internet connection is required to get past that well that is what I may not have at all in a few weeks which is the point of maybe buying OE and archiving parts of sites like this. I have to be able to navigate the offline site without any internet connection.
You may also try to enable scripts calculations (Project Properties dialog - Parsing section) - it may also work while downloading the site to get more links.
Or we may use URL Substitutes feature to modify the links or scripts to disable them.
Please try one of the first ways. If they would not work out, please give me more details about where exactly to look at the ads and images and I will see what else could be done.
I think a cookie is set after you get through the interstitial page once that allows you to browse the site, but after that expires you cannot browse to any link on the site without being redirected to the interstitial again. I believe this ad has something to do with http://ads.intergi.com.
I'm not sure how to use URL Substitutes. The idea is to replace one part of a URL with a chosen string? I thought about trying to substitute the dynamic URL of something like "http://www.gamebanshee.com/showshot.php?/icewinddale/equipment/images/bootsofgrounding.jpg" with the static URL of the actual image which would be: "http://www.gamebanshee.com/icewinddale/equipment/images/bootsofgrounding.jpg". Basically the 'showshot.php?' can be deleted and the result will be a valid link to the actual image.
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I also would like to see if I can supply the interstitial_gb cookie that the site looks for when OE tries to fetch pages in order to skip the interstitial page entirely through the URL parameter "Cookie=interstitial_gb", but where does the actual cookie have to be for the web site to check its date etc? Will browsing the site with Internet Explorer place the cookie in the right place?
There is no such search/replace feature in Offline Explorer. Only during the download using URL Substitutes.
This http://www.gamebanshee.com/interstitial/interstitial_gbs.js file doesn't have a function. So, removing the HTML code like:
<script src="/interstitial/interstitial_gbs.js"></script> should work. You may find all cases of this file using the Search Contents button, type interstitial_gbs.js in the search field, uncheck "Only in text files" box and check the "Inside HTML tags" box.
Offline Explorer uses MS Internet Explorer cookes. The best way to get them is to open the site in the Internal Browser - this sets them all before the download.