Q: Which file formats are supported ?
A: Supported file formats are : JPG, PNG, GIF, WebP (Android 4.0+), BMP, PDF, CBZ/ZIP, CBR/RAR and ePUB.
Q: Image seems pixelized when I zoom in. What can I do ?
A: You can increase bitmap resolution using Bitmap Scale option (in Performance options). Then you should clear file cache (in Cache options, choose clear file cache)
Q: Is it possible to lock screen orientation / rotation ?
A: There is an option to lock orientation. (In Options, System, Lock orientation auto switch), you can choose between: Lock in Portrait, Lock in Landscape, Use Sensor, Use System.
Q: I tried to create a library from network files (like Samba, Google Drive, FTP, …) and the app tried to download all files, what is the problem ?
A: When you create library (from local or from netwok files), the app will extract covers from files. So when files are network files, the app needs to download file before extracting cover. You can skip covers generation using Options (in Library options, Covers generation mode). Another way to speed up library creation is to put “cover files” (jpg file with same name as comics file, for instance: batman.jpg for batman.cbr file), if “cover file” is present (and if “Covers generation mode” is correctly set in Library Options) the app will use it (and not extract cover from comics file).
Q: I’m not able to load a file and the file format is in the supported format list. What can I do ?
A: Don’t hesitate to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with sample file. I will investigate.
Q: How to use Auto Scroll ?
A: To use Auto Scroll, you must do a long press on the screen then choose “Auto scroll”. It will activate Auto Scrolling.
You just have to touch the screen to stop it. Auto Scrolling speed could be change using options view.
Q: How to read comics stored on box.com ?
A:Do following actions:
- Choose “Open Web” in menu
- Choose “Open Webdav” item
- Set “dav.box.com” as hostname
- Don’t update port
- Set your usename
- Set your password
- Activate SSL
- Click on connect button
You will see a “dav” folder, click on it and then browse to your files.
Q: How to go to next/previous page without manually scrolling ?
A: You can tap screen to switch to next/previous page.
In horizontal orientation, you can click on the right side of the screen to go to next page and you can click on the left side of the screen to go to previous page.
In vertical orientation, you can click on the bottom side of the screen to go to next page and you can click on top left side of the screen to go to previous page.
Q: Is it possible to load next file when I’m at the last page of a comics ?
A: You must create a library first. Once library is created, next file will be automatically load (after last page if current comics).
Q: Images are displayed in wrong order, What’s going on ?
A: The order is defined using images file names. Check file names format.
A frequent error is to have files naming like : “file1.jpg”, “file2.jpg” … “file10.jpg”, “file11.jpg” … In this case, “file10.jpg” will be displayed before “file2.jpg”.
The best filename format is to use fixed length format like : “file0001.jpg”, “file0002.jpg” … “file0010.jpg”, “file0011.jpg” … In this case, “file0002.jpg” will be displayed before “file0010.jpg”.
Q: How to read comics from my Windows Station with the samba option ?
A: First, you must be on the same network, so you must use Wifi and be correctly connected to your local network.
In Samba option view, you just have to fill the hostname with the remote computer name (you can also use the workgroup name).
Keep default port (139) and set login/password if needed.
If you still have following message : “No data”, you can also try using “guest” (without “”) login (without password).
Q: Is it possible to <put here any ideas> using Challenger Comics Viewer ?
A: If you have an idea and if you think it’s not already available in the application, don’t hesitate to send e-mail to email@example.com.
Q: Performance are not good, scrolling is not smooth. What can I do ?
A: This application requires a powerful device. Performances could be quite poor on old devices.
You can try to reduce the bitmap resolution using the “Bitmap Scale” option, performances will be better but image quality will be worst.
Q: How can I help you to translate the application ?
A: I use crowdin to manage translation. Don’t hesitate to update translation on challenger-comics-viewer
Q: There is a bug, what can I do to help you to solve it ?
A: You can send me an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with a full description of the issue. I will try to reproduce it and to fix it for the next release.
Q: When will you release the next version ?
A: Don’t know. Perhaps tomorrow 😉