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by Tashiketh Posted 11th Apr 2007 at 3:54 PM - Updated 6th Jun 2017 at 6:14 PM by Delphy
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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.
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 27,199 24th Sep 2007
DBPFInfoSource.rar | Description: Source code for the DBPF reader - dont get unless you are a programmer. 25.0 KB 22,211 24th Sep 2007
DownloadOrganiser.rar | Description: DownloadOrganiser v1.2.6365.28343 1.33 MB 103,059 6th Jun 2017
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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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Test Subject
#76 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 6:36 PM
wow, this is amazing. I was just trying to organize my stuff yesterday lol... now its so much easier. Thanks soooo much :D

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Lab Assistant
#77 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 6:41 PM
Thank you very much. What would we do without people like you?
Greatest Dad Ever
#78 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 6:46 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MiuMiu1993
Can someone say how long it scans the package files? Does it scan as long as the S2PCI ?
[I have 17000 downloads[5 GB's]



I was the personal MEGA DOWNLOADS folder tester for the speed of this program and it scanned my downloads folder of 34,000+ files and 12 GB in about 8 minutes and on a slow computer with about 40-60 files per second , so this should be pretty darn fast for MOST users !!!!!!!!
Lab Assistant
#79 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 6:46 PM
this looks good just what i need thankyou
Scholar
#80 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 6:51 PM
It's incredible how dedicated you are, Delphy, to our pleasure and confort ! Thank you very much !

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"The longer something exists in this world, the more wear and tear it will have."
Test Subject
#81 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 6:51 PM
Yeah, yeah, yeah... I've just read 3 pages of people kissing your feet and giving you praise...and now I have to join them!

This is absolutely great! I can't wait to get the rar open and get this thing working on my massive downloads folder. It'll be nice not to see all those default maxis looking thumbnails in my CAS screen because all of the meshes I have inadvertently deleted.

Many KUDOS and THANKS to you!!! :D
Lab Assistant
#82 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 6:52 PM
Ahhh! Can a kiss you? :* Only last night I was wishing for something like this. I've been so fed up with my downloads folder that I've seriously been considering deleting everything and starting over (but haven't been able to bring myself to do it yet), and now I don't have to. Thank you for all the work you do to make our game-play better.
Test Subject
#83 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 6:56 PM
This is amazing! I've been wanting something like this for so long, thanks a million!

"Do you smell it? That smell. A kind of smelly smell. The smelly smell that smells... smelly. "
- Mr. Krabs
Lab Assistant
#84 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 6:57 PM
I could kiss you. I'll have to settle for a ascii <3 lol.

Thanks for this, it's been desperately needed.

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Field Researcher
#85 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 6:57 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by phantomgremlock
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 ^^



Thanks for the update, the same thing happened again but this time only once and it happened just before it finished loading the downloads folder.

Glad to test these for you Delphy, great work

Say "Keep your neighborhood User Friendly ^^
Test Subject
#86 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 6:58 PM
Thank you Delphy! This is surely a much needed tool. I may be completely blond here but I have a question:
- I scan for orphans, but...
How do I know which files are orphans so that I can delete them?
Warrior Gryphon
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Original Poster
#87 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 7:03 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by carrie640
ETA...yes, I do see where it tells you what TYPE they are (recolor, etc...but how do I know if I have the mesh or not?? I mean, I do have some things that blink in the game and I want to get them out!)


Objects will say "Recolour of...." and then some details about the mesh. BodyShop items don't have that, so it's a bit harder to try and track down.

Quote:
Originally Posted by MiuMiu1993
Can someone say how long it scans the package files? Does it scan as long as the S2PCI ?
[I have 17000 downloads[5 GB's]


I can scan 7,671 files in 10.10 seconds with an average of 872 files per second. If it's taking ages, you might want to defrag your drive - this will help your game too. As tigdad said, he can scan 34k downloads in 8 mins or so... so it's pretty fast.

Story books are full of fairy tales, of Kings and Queens, and the bluest skies.
Field Researcher
#88 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 7:00 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by daysies
When you right-click on the file, there is no menu option to rename. Delphy will have to say if he can add it in future release.


Thanks Miss Daysies, I appreciate the information. :*)

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Lab Assistant
#89 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 7:03 PM
This tool is amazing. Thanks bunches! I have already been able to use it to organize some of my downloads into subfolders, however it is only showing 11 of my 200 subfolders and I get these error messages.

People who like this sort of thing will find this is the sort of thing they like. -Abraham Lincoln
Lab Assistant
#90 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 7:04 PM
This rock Delphy! Thank you so much for not just this, but for all you do in the Simming community!
Test Subject
#91 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 7:08 PM Last edited by Jerry123 : 11th Apr 2007 at 7:37 PM.
Everyone who says he is God is SO (--) WRONG!! He is NOT God, God is his SLAVE!

... I'd like to double click the Post Thanks button now...

Oh well, I'll just super-thank you this way:

(byethost seems to be doing weird with my images right now.. if you don't see an image here just enter http://jerrythafast.byethost18.com/super_thanks.gif in your address bar.)

EDIT: though after posting I resized the DDO screen...
http://jerrythafast.byethost18.com/searchddo.jpg (the image does not appear for me if I click this link, so just copy-paste the URL)
Warrior Gryphon
site owner
Original Poster
#92 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 7:13 PM
phantomgremlock, can you give me the screenshot from the one that errors on you when you scan?

Story books are full of fairy tales, of Kings and Queens, and the bluest skies.
Test Subject
#93 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 7:11 PM
ok i've just started scanning! I LUV U SO MUCH this is a totally amazing creation for me as, on beginning my scan i discovered that i have 13300 files in my dl folder - and thats not in all the other separate sets of folders stored on a differnt computer!
ty so much!

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Test Subject
#94 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 7:12 PM
Thank you very much! This is so HELPFUL!!!!

No Rest For The Wicked
Field Researcher
#95 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 7:16 PM
What a brilliant idea! Thanks
Test Subject
#96 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 7:17 PM
First of all, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! I'm going to continue to smooch your hiney like everyone else. This is exactly what my game needed. I have 2g (6300 packages) and it took a lil over 2 minutes to scan my entire dl folder. I have been crashing constantly since I installed my last download rampage, along with Seasons. I do however, have a few questions. I suppose one question can sum it up though... when will the userguide be up and running? I'm having an awful time figuring out how to do everything.
Instructor
#97 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 7:18 PM
... Can I have it in a zip file please! :D

Hehe, jsut kidding, nice one Big D!

Yeah... alright, you can PM me to request a house I suppose... Might take a while though as forewarning...
Test Subject
#98 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 7:18 PM
THANK YOU. really, THANK YOU.
Test Subject
#99 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 7:18 PM
Delphy, I can't even tell you how fabulous this is... well, I'm sure you know. I'm checking for orphans right now and already used it to delete 54 duplicates! So far so good! Thank you a million times over!
#100 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 7:18 PM
Right sweet man its finaly here, thanks alot Mr. Delph!

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