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Reverse Simfile Pack Search

Postby Izzy » Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:13 pm

Reverse Simfile Pack Search

There has been a lot of people asking where to find particular songs in the chat. Hopefully this feature will help everyone get what they are looking for because it is incredibly difficult to memorize 1000's of song packs and their contents.

If you click on a song page to the left you will notice it now lists which simfile packs that file is included in. So to find any song you want to download you can search for it on the right under the search tab and get to the song page to see the listing of packs.

Once you know which pack the song you want is in just go to the downloads page and ctrl+f and search for the pack.

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Re: Reverse Simfile Pack Search

Postby foxfire667 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:30 pm

Very nice, looks like it's working great!

Is there any way this can effectively define different step files, or does is it merely a tool to see all available packs a given song is in? Either way, it greatly points people in the right direction. Not sure how hard this would be, but perhaps the packs listed for the "packs Included in" section of the page could flat out have download links instead of having to go to the downloads page. This way, it feels much more streamlined for those looking for content, and people won't have to deal with the downloads page unless they want to find very obscure things.
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Re: Reverse Simfile Pack Search

Postby @@ » Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:35 pm

Does it list them by what packs they have been played in or what packs they are in from the downloads page?

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Re: Reverse Simfile Pack Search

Postby Izzy » Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:44 pm

Just by what is on the downloads page. It would be nice if it was the other way around, but there is no way to tell the song pack from the smo protocol.

foxfire667 wrote:Very nice, looks like it's working great!

Is there any way this can effectively define different step files, or does is it merely a tool to see all available packs a given song is in? Either way, it greatly points people in the right direction. Not sure how hard this would be, but perhaps the packs listed for the "packs Included in" section of the page could flat out have download links instead of having to go to the downloads page. This way, it feels much more streamlined for those looking for content, and people won't have to deal with the downloads page unless they want to find very obscure things.


Seems doable. The names all match up perfectly so it is probably possible to generate a url using the pack name.

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Re: Reverse Simfile Pack Search

Postby foxfire667 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:54 am

Izzy wrote:Seems doable. The names all match up perfectly so it is probably possible to generate a url using the pack name.


Awesome, I think that will resolve anyone's complaints regarding the huge or raw nature of the downloads page, since they won't need to deal with it after this for the most part.
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Re: Reverse Simfile Pack Search

Postby houkouonchi » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:23 am

I updated it so now the list is a hyperlink to the actual pack file.

In the future I might make a page for each of the packs that can list what songs they have in them as well.

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Re: Reverse Simfile Pack Search

Postby foxfire667 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:00 pm

houkouonchi wrote:I updated it so now the list is a hyperlink to the actual pack file.

In the future I might make a page for each of the packs that can list what songs they have in them as well.

Alright, thanks! Glad people don't have to deal with the downloads page if they don't want to anymore.

Although detailed information on essentially every pack we have (all songs, difficulties, number of charts, step artists, etc) have already been categorized by qqwerf here. He is the one who is helping me with the packs as is, and since all the statistics already exist there, it'd probably be unnecessary work to code out something pretty much exactly like this here. We could probably just flat out link to it from the home page.
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