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Author:  Illegal_Alien [ Sun Jun 28, 2009 2:55 pm ]
Post subject:  [REL] .dat crawler (datcrawler.panzerairlines.nl) V1.0.

Online now at: datcrawler.panzerairlines.nl

Well title says it all mostly but this is my idea;

I make a nice website thingy, with a database behind it. (Will make one anyways also a good way for me to learn more about php)

It will have the following information (could change)

Code:
|| Filename || Description || Download location || Type ||


Filename: well, this oen is easy, it is the filename of the thing.
Description; sounds obvious
Download location: Link to topic/website/whatever. Where you can find it.
Type: Soundfile/Vehicle/track/bridge whatever.

I need to work the stuff out a bit more. But it would have basic information, and will be more a bit like a place to look for .dat files, wich are missing. (See for example my sticky in the FAQ section.)

My knowledge of php isnt that good, but i think i can pull this one out, offcourse i wont give any date or something about when its completed. One problem is though, the files need to be put in 1 by 1, so it could take some time to have a big database.


A beta would also be released

Things i need to think about:
Adding could be done by everyone (?)
Special made user accounts can change and remove.
Multiple filenames with same name.

Now offcourse is the question; does it sounds usefull, or is it another crappy idea i come up with?

- Your always friendly Illegal_Alien

Here is rough idea:
Image

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Author:  rdrdrdrd [ Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: [DISCUSSION] .dat crawler thingy for Locomotion.

that would be exelent, but also you should put in the ingame name too

Author:  Illegal_Alien [ Sun Jun 28, 2009 5:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: [DISCUSSION] .dat crawler thingy for Locomotion.

So it would be something like this:


Code:
|| Filename || Ingame name || Description || Download location || Type ||


On the other hand i could remove download location, because this is just easier to find what it is, and then you can ask it here on the forum.

Author:  rdrdrdrd [ Sun Jun 28, 2009 5:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: [DISCUSSION] .dat crawler thingy for Locomotion.

i think dl location is worthy to be on here, help with things way off site

Author:  Illegal_Alien [ Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: [DISCUSSION] .dat crawler thingy for Locomotion.

I did do a rethink, i think the following would be appropriate:

Code:
|| ID || .dat filename || Name || Description ||  Type || Author || Download location || Original file || 


Now the question is; what to do with multiple download locations? Allow multiple copy of the same object?

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Author:  Plastikman [ Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: [DISCUSSION] .dat crawler thingy for Locomotion.

hey IA, there is a beta dat crawler out that supports tons of sets now.

Maybe next week when I get time, I can get you a copy and see if maybe you could see a way to combine them.

It downloads thousands of dats and tools by most authors and then gives you options to install the sets or turn your loco back to virgin.

Author:  MizardX [ Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:56 am ]
Post subject:  Re: [DISCUSSION] .dat crawler thingy for Locomotion.

Illegal_Alien wrote:
Now the question is; what to do with multiple download locations? Allow multiple copy of the same object?


You don't have to squeeze everything up in one page. A separate page for each item would be better, which could contain multiple download links.

From the main page, you could have a small icon linking to the first download-location, and some field linking to the item page.

If you have the time, you could let the user choose which columns to display on the main page.

Author:  Illegal_Alien [ Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: [DISCUSSION] .dat crawler thingy for Locomotion.

I want to keep it simple. No 80 clicks to see something, just typ it in, hit the button and you have the results.

Author:  ashchetum [ Sun Jul 05, 2009 5:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: [DISCUSSION] .dat crawler thingy for Locomotion.

A better name would be in question if you ask me. Something like: Lomo Crawler or Locomotion Addon Crawler

Author:  Illegal_Alien [ Sun Jul 05, 2009 5:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: [DISCUSSION] .dat crawler thingy for Locomotion.

.dat Crawler is fine, it says exactly what is does...

Author:  ashchetum [ Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: [DISCUSSION] .dat crawler thingy for Locomotion.

I suppose :/ I'm into fancy names. I always thought that .grf Crawler should have a different name.

Author:  Illegal_Alien [ Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:29 am ]
Post subject:  Re: [DISCUSSION] .dat crawler thingy for Locomotion.

Hmm, wel, will start of with a simple version, needs to be filed by the community, but a well, better something then nothing...

Author:  Illegal_Alien [ Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: [WIP] .dat crawler thingy for Locomotion.

Currently having a working "add object form".

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/7896/blag.png *extreme size warning*

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Author:  Illegal_Alien [ Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: [WIP] .dat crawler thingy for Locomotion.

Hmm, seems to be not realy intresting this thing, as i see a crowd of people reacting.

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Author:  rdrdrdrd [ Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: [WIP] .dat crawler thingy for Locomotion.

release the add dat function and I will get to work on the German station packs, it is still a good idea

Author:  Illegal_Alien [ Sat Nov 14, 2009 5:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: [REL] .dat crawler thingy for Locomotion. Alpha/Beta thingy.

For the people who want to add the stuff, some parts are already working: http://datcrawler.panzerairlines.nl/objects_add.php *Need some finetune some stuff but that will be done soon(tm).

Tested on IE8 and Firefox 3.5

p.s.: Excuse me for some of the "funny"parts. Didnt want it to be a dull one.

edit ps you can see all the current available (a wopping 4) objects: http://datcrawler.panzerairlines.nl/allobjects.php

And a direct link: http://datcrawler.panzerairlines.nl/

Author:  Illegal_Alien [ Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: [REL] .dat crawler thingy for Locomotion. Alpha/Beta thingy.

Ok everything seems to be workign so hereby Version 1.0 is official :D

Author:  Drury [ Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:50 am ]
Post subject:  Re: [REL] .dat crawler (datcrawler.panzerairlines.nl) V1.0.

Floating things :lol:
But why are "no obsoletion date semaphores" uploaded four times, why not just one...

Like this:
Code:
.dat filename: SIGSL, SIGS, SIGSD, SIGSDL

Author:  eis_os [ Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:06 am ]
Post subject:  Re: [REL] .dat crawler (datcrawler.panzerairlines.nl) V1.0.

I see, my world domination plan got copied :P

Author:  Illegal_Alien [ Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:57 am ]
Post subject:  Re: [REL] .dat crawler (datcrawler.panzerairlines.nl) V1.0.

Drury wrote:
Floating things :lol:
But why are "no obsoletion date semaphores" uploaded four times, why not just one...

Like this:
Code:
.dat filename: SIGSL, SIGS, SIGSD, SIGSDL


Well, erm, i am a n00b in this kind of things, i am already happy enough that it works :P

eis_os wrote:
I see, my world domination plan got copied :P


Ah, well beter a bad copy then a real copy isnt it?

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