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# grab_gamefaqs . A simple, quick & dirty script, written in old-school Python, to grab the FAQs of a particular game off of GameFAQs. . REQUIREMENTS: - Python 2.7, but older versions of Python will probably work as well. (The current version of the script will NOT work with Python 3.x.) HOW TO USE: .(1). Go to the FAQs page for a particular game, and copy the URL. For example: [http://www.gamefaqs.com/pc/564920-loom/faqs] .(2). Feed this URL to grab_gamefaqs.py, and specify an output directory: $ python grab_gamefaqs.py http://www.gamefaqs.com/pc/564920-loom/faqs loom .(3). That's it! All the FAQs found on the given page should now be written to the output directory, retaining their original names. Note that some FAQs are *BIG*, and may require a minute or two to download, especially on slower connections. Also: kindly do not abuse this script. It is meant as a handy program to quickly get all of a game's FAQs at once, not as a tool to scrape the whole GameFAQs site. UPDATE (version 1.2, 2015-05-24): It seems this script no longer worked properly. I fixed the detection and extraction of plain text files and images, and added support for custom user-agents. UPDATE (version 1.2.1, 2015-10-15): Added -d switch which displays some debugging info. Apparently GameFAQs changed their format again; files that used to be accessible as plain text (ASCII) are now rendered as HTML pretending to be ASCII. The original filename seems to be gone. As a result, these files are now downloaded as HTML files with a meaningless name. :-/ The same happened to images, but I fixed this (since the original image name is still available... for now anyway). I am thinking of abandoning this script and writing one for NeoSeeker instead. :-/