Sometimes an old technique with a new tweak is the best answer. This article shows you how to externally describe multi-format flat files from partners or legacy systems.
By Joe Pluta
It's often the little things that can make a big difference in the world of RPG, and often an older technique can come to the rescue when dealing with the thorny issues of the real world. A perfect example is dealing with flat files having multiple formats. While externally described files can't handle them, a mix of old and new techniques can give you the next best thing.