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.dat crawler great idea or bad idea?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 2:55 pm 
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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)

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|| 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:
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:49 pm 
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that would be exelent, but also you should put in the ingame name too

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 5:09 pm 
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So it would be something like this:


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|| 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.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 5:20 pm 
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i think dl location is worthy to be on here, help with things way off site

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:45 pm 
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I did do a rethink, i think the following would be appropriate:

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|| 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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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:49 pm 
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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.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:56 am 
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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.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:07 pm 
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I want to keep it simple. No 80 clicks to see something, just typ it in, hit the button and you have the results.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 5:52 pm 
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A better name would be in question if you ask me. Something like: Lomo Crawler or Locomotion Addon Crawler

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 5:57 pm 
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.dat Crawler is fine, it says exactly what is does...

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:02 pm 
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I suppose :/ I'm into fancy names. I always thought that .grf Crawler should have a different name.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:29 am 
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Hmm, wel, will start of with a simple version, needs to be filed by the community, but a well, better something then nothing...

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:45 pm 
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Currently having a working "add object form".

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


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:47 pm 
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Hmm, seems to be not realy intresting this thing, as i see a crowd of people reacting.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:17 pm 
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release the add dat function and I will get to work on the German station packs, it is still a good idea

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 5:55 pm 
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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/

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:48 pm 
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Ok everything seems to be workign so hereby Version 1.0 is official :D

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:50 am 
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Floating things :lol:
But why are "no obsoletion date semaphores" uploaded four times, why not just one...

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

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:06 am 
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I see, my world domination plan got copied :P

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

Like this:
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.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

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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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