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Featured upload! Delphy's Download Organiser - v1.2.6365 updated 6th June 2017

by Tashiketh Posted 11th Apr 2007 at 4:54 PM - Updated 6th Jun 2017 at 7:14 PM by Delphy
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Hi All,

Control of your downloads...

Is your hard drive crushed under the weight of gigs of downloads? Do you despair of sorting it all becuase you have 20 7ef7392_84kd.package files? Ever wanted an easy way to categorise and sort all of your downloads? Does your Llama's arsenal lack a certain... something?

If so, and you are a moderate to hardcore Sims 2 downloader, or just want to keep things organised, then you need Delphy's Download Organiser!

My name is Delphy, you may remember me from such tools as Q-Xpress, the MeshTool and the Multi-Pack Installer. I'd like to introduce you to the DDO, the second in a suite of tools for downloading and organising content.

...at your fingertips:

It's a download scanner which supports the following:
  • Builds a database of files so you don't have to scan every time
  • Gets the description and titles from the packages directly
  • Identifies the package type
  • Allows filtering on: Filename, Title, Description, Subfolder, Download Type and Install Date, Broken BodyShop files and Orphans
  • Allows sorting on all of the above fields
  • Has right-click context functionality to move files (either to an existing download folder from a drop down, or to a new folder entirely)
  • Right-click context to delete a file or selection of files.
  • Right-click Open with SimPE
  • Incremental Scanning, so it remembers when you last scanned and only adds new packages installed after that date
  • Orphan scanning! Yes, it can now tell whether your recolours have meshes, or meshes have recolours.
  • Identifies "broken body shop" packages
  • Detects over 50 different package types.
  • Little balloon popups for notifying you when things are done
  • Automatically scans for packages that have been removed from the downloads folder outside of the program.
  • Makes your lunch for you*
  • Deletion of files is accomplished via 58kW light amplication through ionised emmition of large boom sounds.**

Pretty stuff:

Main screen:


Filtering in action:


Scan wizard:


Orphan scan in progress:


Menu options:



Known issues:
- This isn't really an issue, but if you're orphan scanning and you find that you have a large amount of orphaned files, please take note that not all those files maybe truly orphans.

- If you get an error "Applicated has terminated unexpectedly" when trying to run it, please make sure that you extract the rar file complete with subfolders.


Where you can get it:

Click on the "Download" tab at the top of this post text, and download the "DownloadOrganiser.rar" file.

Requirements:
You need .NET Framework 1.1 (same as S2PCI and SimPE older versions), as it's written entirely in C#. If you can run S2PCI then this should work fine.

Installation instructions:

IMPORTANT: This version requires a full re-scan of all folders.

IMPORTANT: Once you have downloaded the .rar file, extract the entire contents in its own folder. Do not separate the files. Then double-click on the DownloadOrganizer.exe from this folder. Again, all files need to stay together in its own folder. If you want to put a shortcut on your desktop, right-click on DownloadOrganizer.exe and select "Send to Desktop (Create Shortcut)". You will get an error if you copy the .exe to your desktop.

Updated:

New to this version is a *complete* translatable interface. All strings, interface elements, and package names are now translatable. I've included an English and a Russian language. Big thanks to SummerGlau who helped with the bugs and did the translation!

Release History:
  • 1.2.6365.28343 (6th June 2017) changelog:
    - Fixed lots of package detection issues
    - Interface is now fully translatable
    - Fixed bug with subfolders with [ ] and ' in the name not working properly
    - Fixed filtering when translating
    - Added Russian translation (thanks to SummerGlau)
    - All interface elements now translatable
    - Should be faster to scan now
    - Probably some other stuff I forgot
  • 1.2.3281.30344 (25th Dec 2008) changelog:
    - Fixed bug with various object and Build mode package types being identified as "ObjectRecolour" instead of "ObjectDecorative" etc. Thanks Jaedle for the heads up.
  • 1.2.3271.30230 (15th Dec 2008) changelog:
    - Fixed bug with reading strings from some package files, resulting in index out of bounds, that worked out to an Unknown package type, and a blank MD5 string
  • 1.2.3271.19473 (15th Dec 2008) changelog:
    - Fixed bug with polygon count column header
    - Fixed bug with Hacks, Careers and Duplicates not appearing in different colours
    - Adjusted MD5 hash to also include filesize of the package file - This will require a rescan.
  • 1.2.3262.34379 (15th Dec 2008) changelog:
    - Added Texture preview screens
    - Massively improved scanning speed (at least 4 times faster than 1.1)
    - Added Program Locations screen to specify where your EP/SP locations are
    - Slightly re-ordered menus
    - Removed all translations except for English (translations needed!)
    - A whole bunch of other changes that I can't remember.
    - Included orphan scan file (Thanks Canoodle)
    - This version works with Compressorized files
    - Added Polygon Count column



Thanks to:
  • TigDadx4, for the huge download folder and slow machine :D
  • HystericalParoxysm, daysies, Lethe_s and the Ranchies for the testing and reports
  • Numenor and IgnorantBliss, for answering questions about the way Objects are setup
  • MaryLou for the translation, excel files and general help
  • Quaxi, for the SimPE source code that helped with some package resources
  • vbAccelerator, for the systray code
  • Mark Harmon, for the progress bar in a status bar control
  • Riess, for the awesome llama pic
  • Canoodle, for the MaxisInfo

Boring stuff:

I have started a Wiki page on the Sims2Wiki about it, currently under construction. View it here: http://www.sims2wiki.info/DDO

Update: 15 Dec 2008 - v1.2 released.

Regards
Delphy


* Disclaimer: Does not make lunch.
** Ion Cannon sold seperately.

Operating System: Windows
Utility Type: CC Managers
Plugin Type: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
DBPFClass.rar | Description: Source code for the DBPF reader - dont get unless you are a programmer. 17.0 KB 27,077 24th Sep 2007
DBPFInfoSource.rar | Description: Source code for the DBPF reader - dont get unless you are a programmer. 25.0 KB 22,114 24th Sep 2007
DownloadOrganiser.rar | Description: DownloadOrganiser v1.2.6365.28343 1.33 MB 101,266 6th Jun 2017
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Additionally:
  • Make sure to extract to a directory (not directly to your desktop)
  • Double-click on the DownloadOrganizer.exe from this folder.
  • If you want to put a shortcut on your desktop, right-click on DownloadOrganizer.exe and select "Send to Desktop (Create Shortcut)".


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Lab Assistant
#26 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 5:54 PM
OMFG! *squees eagerly than passes out!* *ROFLMAO!*

Something that tells if you're missing meshes or textures . . . I've needed this forever!

Thank you so much!

*prostrates humbly at your feet . . . *

www.stephaniemiller.com Listen today! :^D

My first Sims 2 movie: Bill & Geraldo's Excellent Adventure!

www.sharapov.com T-shirts coming soon!
Field Researcher
#27 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 6:00 PM
Wow this is so amazing!!! I gave it a go and wow impressive. I have always wanted somethinglike this and now I finally have it! Thank you sooooo much!

yes I am a bit excitable lol
Lab Assistant
#28 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 6:01 PM
I have been waiting for something like this! Now I can get rid of unwanted downloads so much easier. ^__^ I would be surprised if this isn't featured.

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. =D
Test Subject
#29 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 6:06 PM
Will you marry me? ^^ Oh, and yes...THANK YOU ! :D

Some flowers bloom only in the imagination.
Test Subject
#30 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 6:09 PM
I love you.
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#31 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 6:12 PM
thank you sweets!

Need to know which object came with which EP or SP? Check the CEP Object database
Test Subject
#32 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 6:14 PM
Its great... no one can stop me now. Cleaning, Cleaning, Cleaning and now its so easy. So far 22% done prossessing- I just found out I only have 8183 downloads- so after these are sorted- more Thank you- this is so awsome- (runs off singing the cleaning song)
Test Subject
#33 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 6:18 PM
Does anybody know if this will work with Windows Vista??? I would love to have it.
Field Researcher
#34 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 6:20 PM Last edited by phantomgremlock : 11th Apr 2007 at 6:26 PM.
Hi Delphy,

I just started running for the first time and I keep getting this pop-up. Could you please tell me what I'm doing wrong/ I'm guessing it has to do with the folders? Is this normal? I already know I'm not normal LOL!!!


-thanks again ^^


Say "Keep your neighborhood User Friendly ^^
Field Researcher
#35 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 6:22 PM
i am your slave from this moment on and till the end of time.
Lab Assistant
#36 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 6:23 PM
Delphy, I'v enoticed that it is more often than not deleting packages only after the selected one. As in, if I selected Package A and told it to delete it, it deletes Package B, and usually leaves Package A intact.

Bug or Feature?

NEW! LESS SUCKS SIGNATURE!

COLOR TAGS ACTUALLY REMOVED!
Field Researcher
#37 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 6:25 PM
Thank you soooo much!!! You ROCK!!

"I always wanted to fly in strange machines"
Lab Assistant
#38 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 6:26 PM
Thank you so much for this program, Delphy Going to help a lot :D

**No Requests**
Lab Assistant
#39 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 6:29 PM
This is great!! Thank you so much.
Lab Assistant
#40 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 6:30 PM
It makes my lunch! I have needed that. (Now if only it provided thumbnails! I suppose that's what Clean Installer is for, but it takes so long...)

Best part - orphan detection. Yay!
Lab Assistant
#41 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 6:30 PM
Okay, I'm still verrry much in the learning process, but does this work with S2PCI? I've just installed that so that my downloading works better, but this sounds like a great way to organize things....especially after reading the comments. Anyway, thanks Delphi, sorry for being such a dunce!
Field Researcher
#42 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 6:31 PM
Ooh. Wicked, thanks. I'm sure, like everyone, I've been needing this for a while to get rid of dud packages.

Garden of Shadows; for your goth side.
Forum Resident
#43 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 6:33 PM
Mark Harmon - gosh I thought he was just an actor...

Subtle In Spades
Field Researcher
#44 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 6:41 PM

Orphan scanning? Finally! YAYY thank you tons

I'm back and sort of not... I think I'm leaving mts2 and the whole sims2 business... If anyone is interested in uploading what I've created but not uploaded so far, please contact me...
Warrior Gryphon
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Original Poster
#45 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 6:46 PM
TheSims2Freak, phantomgremlock,

Thanks for the reports - I've identified the bugs and squashed them - new version will be up in a few seconds.

Story books are full of fairy tales, of Kings and Queens, and the bluest skies.
Lab Assistant
#46 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 6:45 PM
has anyone told you that you are god delphy? - if not, you are god! lol thankyou

sorry not about much anymore
Lab Assistant
#47 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 6:46 PM
Would it be wrong if I claimed to love you for this?

Thank you SO much! You just gave me back valuable years that get shaved off my life everytime I try and organize that downloads folder!
Test Subject
#48 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 6:48 PM
Question?
WOW....Yes, I'm a download freek! LOL

QUESTION? After it finds a orphan file or hack...Does it automatically delete these files...or do we decide what we delete/keep?? I love some of my hacks and don't want to loose them!

Peace!
LittleRed


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Lab Assistant
#49 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 6:49 PM
Can I ask in my ignorance, does this mean I don't need the Clean Installer anymore or do they both work together?
Test Subject
#50 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 6:49 PM
Thanks for this. I'm looking forward to trying it, but I can't seem to download it. I keep getting the following error message:

Warning: mysql_fetch_assoc(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /home/forums/public_html_forums/getfile.php on line 267

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/forums/public_html_forums/getfile.php:267) in /home/forums/public_html_forums/getfile.php on line 353
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