I was checking out the official site for the latest Tekken game – Tekken 6 – where there’s a nice gallery of character renders – which are unfortunately not available for download Well there’s almost nothing that isn’t downloadable if it can display in your browser, right?
Since the images are probably loaded and then cached by the browser, it’s only a simple matter of deciding which is the most convenient browser for the task. I could have used my favourite web browser Opera but version 9.27 on my computer doesn’t load the site properly while the newer versions use a quirky caching system, therefore the next best alternative is definitely Mozilla Firefox loaded with benki’s very useful CacheViewer extension.
Step 1 : Install Firefox and benki’s CacheViewer extension
Install the plugin if you haven’t (go under Tools > Addons > Get Extensions and search for CacheViewer), follow the instructions and restart Firefox when prompted.
Step 2 : Browse as per normal
After Firefox has restarted, head on down to tekken.namco.com and browse through the photo gallery – remember to click the full screen icon on the bottom right to view the renders in their original sizes and then navigate back or forward to load all images into Firefox’s cache.
Step 3 : Start CacheViewer and filter with the appropriate keyword(s) and save!
Once you’re done, open the CacheViewer window (under Tools > CacheViewer) and enter “full” in the Search box as the filenames of all the original renders contain the word “full”. Let CacheViewer automatically filter the relevant images for you, select all the files listed and then save them all by right-clicking and selecting Save As (or simply press Ctrl+C) which CacheViewer will then prompt you for a folder to save these images – neat, isn’t it?
This simple little technique with Firefox + CacheViewer should also work nicely on other Flash-based image galleries with slight modifications
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