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Game Manager

Discussion in 'Tools & Tutorials' started by tid, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. tid

    tid Member

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    Hello everybody,

    As I download a lot of games I ended not being able witch game I own, where it is what's it's version...

    So I decided to make a game manager, as I'm globally satisfied with the result I decided to share it with the F95zone community.

    What it does :
    • Gets games descriptions and link to corresponding thread here from an online database I keep updated.
    • For each game you can set up where it is installed and you can launch it.
    • Games are sortable by time updated, last time played, alphabetical order...
    • You can filter games by tags, prefexes (included or excluded)
    If you don't want to use it maybe you will find useful things on the website :
    • An rss feed to last updates on F95zone, it's not perfect but you can use it until it's added here.
    • A list of games that you can filter by tags and/or prefixes (included or excluded). It's based on my database so it won't always be up to date, I update it almost every day except when I'm on holidays.
    Here is the link :

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    PS : a month ago I didn't know anything about bootstrap, so there might be some display bugs on the website.
     
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  2. DarkWolf2055

    DarkWolf2055 Super Moderator Moderator

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    i like it good idea
     
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  3. Chaoz

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    @tid Great Work! With all these games being release on a daily basis in various stages of development, a program like yours definitely helps ;) I'd suggest to opensource the application, you could get quite some help that way, if you wan't to. Plus people might be more inclined to download it, since they know what's in it.
     
  4. tid

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    I'm ok to put it open source but I've used windev, and I'm not sure that much people here can use it. (

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  5. tid

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    I'm back from holidays, more than 140 new games/updates, my DB is now up to date.
     
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  6. tid

    tid Member

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    A little update :
    Author filter was searching authors ending by your input (I made an SQL error ;) ).
    Now both Author and Game name filters are searching results containing your input.
     
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  7. tid

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    V1.0.30.1 :
    - Updated the update system :p before it was downloading a zip file then you had to unzip it manually. Now there is an updater that will download the latest version and unzip it automatically.
    - Changed compilations options : dlls are no longer included in gamelist.exe, so if updater detects that you already have the last framework version, it will only download the exe file (1Mo instead of 40). Last digit of version number indicates framework version.

    There are now more then 2k games in the database.
     
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  8. Last Moment

    Last Moment Active Member Modder

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    I like the idea, actually i was think to create something similar
    I will give it a try and see :)
    Thanks
     
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  9. tid

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    A little update on server side, now when you update your local database games will be displayed ordered by date of update/creation.
     
  10. 3xpurt

    3xpurt Well-Known Member

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    I'd like to see the game names in the update window, and also have a way to filter only owned titles, to make it easier to see when my owned titles have been updated.
     
  11. tid

    tid Member

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    Ok I'll work on it next week.
     
  12. 3xpurt

    3xpurt Well-Known Member

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    Names in the update window definitely handy, but if a filter is too tricky or laggy, then maybe an icon to help distinguish owned titles that have been updated that session. There are just too many titles updated frequently to have to read through them all.
     
  13. tid

    tid Member

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    I think I will add an icon to see owned games and an option to display them first.
     
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  14. tid

    tid Member

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    Hey, this afternoon I had DB problems, it should now be fixed.
     
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  15. Tarasia

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    next up have creators upload to a server of you, monetize through something like patreon, but without the censorship and kaching you're in the money ( i take 5% for the idea)
     
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  16. Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler Carpe Diem Donor Jr. Uploader

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    my game manager is my right hand if it isn't moving to much the game is shit,If it is working hard the game is good to awsome :)
     
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  17. tid

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    New version :

    Added an owned icon on the update window so you can see if you own one of the updated games.

    Added a new version button on the main window: it will filter games where your version is not the same than the one on the DB.

    Added a button on the edit window that will copy "last version" input to "your version".

    PS: first update with the new system, let me know if something goes wrong.
     
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  18. Last Moment

    Last Moment Active Member Modder

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    I give the application a test today, very good work @tid. However, it detect only 10% of the games i have and i don't know why it display multiple entry per game

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  19. tid

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    Well, it's kind of hard to find games. I don't know what kind of file I have to find, is it an exe, an html file?

    So what I do is for each directory try to find games that sounds the same. If I find it then I list files that could be used to launch the game (exe, html, swf)

    Later when my app will rule the world I would be able to ask devs to put a little ini file in their game folder so that they will be properly detected :p.
     
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  20. Last Moment

    Last Moment Active Member Modder

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    You can use the database to include this i.e. which games is html-based and so on...

    I like your app idea, keep the game work to rule the world :D
     
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