Want to scrape a game that others already scrape... or possibly want to hire someone
2022.08.09 04:28 ChrisW828 Want to scrape a game that others already scrape... or possibly want to hire someone
I play a dorky online game - YoWorld - where I've been amassing digital/pixel inventory for the better part of 13 years. The game creators clearly know third parties scrape the site (and list all available inventory for the purpose of users making sales lists, wishlists, etc.) because employees discuss those sites with us on their forums.
I searched and downloaded trials of WebDumper, WebCopier, A1 Website Download, and Progressive Downloader, but I'm running out of steam. I'm able to understand this kind of stuff with lots of reading, trial and error, etc., (self taught HTML and CSS well enough to be a freelance web designer for a while 20 years ago), but it doesn't come easy to me. I have to really study and work at it over hours/days. Unless one of those apps easily does what I'm about to describe, and depending on cost, I would probably rather just pay someone.
I would like to scrape (or pay someone to scrape) the game to wind up with a CSV, comma delimited file, anything like that, of only MY inventory, items and quantities. I plan to maintain it manually from there, but there's a good chance I'll wind up rehiring someone from time to time when I get way behind.
Secondary, can anyone advise which of those apps is most user-friendly in case I decide to play around with it instead of WGET for other purposes?
Thank you in advance.
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