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

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 103,060 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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#1601 Old 13th Dec 2012 at 11:01 PM
Thank you so much.!
Test Subject
#1602 Old 14th Dec 2012 at 3:15 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mirabellarose
Delphy, you rock! Oh to have a brain like yours; we're all morons compared to you. Thanks for you hard work!

Yeah, I think Delphy is a great genius, as great as the game creators themselves.I also love this site more than anything else. But I posted a message on 4th Nov 2009 11:19 PM but nobody answered me till now.
"Hi, Thanks very much for this wonderful program, I just love it!
Sorry to bother you, but I'd like to know two things: what to do when DDO doesn't show any object category in catalog placement for downloaded objects, can I add one? or change the actual one when it shows a different place I don't agree with? Any help I do appreciate, Thanks again."
Delphy, although I'm sure you are a very, very busy man, could please give me an answer for that?I have this problem all the time.I have Windows 7 Home premium 64bits. I do appreciate all your help.One thousand thanks in advance. Please, answer me any time you can, please!!!!
Lab Assistant
#1603 Old 23rd Dec 2012 at 8:34 PM
This has been very helpful to me; however, every time I open the program to organize my downloads folder, I see some things that alarm me. (1) It shows that green bar in the bottom left corner that says it's "scanning X of Y files, but (2) X + Y > the number of downloads it claims to have found on its initial, installation scan, even though I have not added any new downloads, (3) when it's finished, it says "Scan finished, Z packages removed as they no longer exist," and when I open my game, after seeing that message some of my content is missing!!!!!! Where did it go!? Why is this program deleting my content!? How do I make it stop? I really like the idea of being able to organize my folder, but if I can't keep reinstalling my backup downloads if it keeps deleting things!!

"Ladies and gentlemen,
take my advice:
Pull down your pants,
and slide on the ice."
Test Subject
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#1604 Old 25th Dec 2012 at 8:40 PM
You are a life saver, I'm a terrible organiser, but this has seriously helped me! Finally have everything in its own folder and I no longer have to search through millions of files to find what I'm looking for!
Inventor
#1605 Old 13th Mar 2013 at 9:57 PM
Has anyone figured out why this isn't working on Win7 64-bit? The tool doesn't even launch. It crashes immediately after launching the exe-file.
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#1606 Old 6th Apr 2013 at 2:03 AM
This is amazing! Now I can find the bad defaults my sister downloaded and replace them! Thank you!

(Just a question, though... what is an empty package? Does it have no information inside of it, and doesn't show up in game?)
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#1607 Old 15th Apr 2013 at 9:36 PM
I have been play sims since it came out and yet have only just discovered this program and the make collections one....why oh why didn't I find them years ago. Thank-you so much for keeping my 15,000 downloads in order AT LAST !!! X
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#1608 Old 27th Apr 2013 at 5:52 PM
Absolutely love it! Thank you!
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#1609 Old 15th May 2013 at 6:47 PM Last edited by Chrissy17 : 15th May 2013 at 6:49 PM. Reason: Typo and additional information added
Hi, Delphy! I absolutely LOVE your download organizer, but I have a question. Some of my custom content, it is in my download folder, does not show up in the download organizer. Does this mean the file does not work? I am not a technofile, much as I wish I was, so any help would be awesome! Thanks again for the AMAZING organizer!

PS - I would love to know as my game is crashing, and I have a feeling some broken files may be causing this. I deleted a lot of packages that would not show up in the organizer, and that seems to have stopped everything, but after downloading new content, the game crashes. Thanks again!
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#1610 Old 2nd Jun 2013 at 9:31 PM
it says " couldn't load language file.... exiting" help! >
Test Subject
#1611 Old 20th Jun 2013 at 1:11 PM
I'm completely lost....again! Something with the JitDebugger thingie
After scanning my download folder, a red cross is displayed in the Delphy window and an error message from Microsoft.NET Framework pops up. Details below:

See the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
System.Configuration.ConfigurationErrorsException: Configuration system failed to initialize ---> System.Configuration.ConfigurationErrorsException: Unrecognized configuration section system.serviceModel. (c:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\Config\machine.config line 134)
at System.Configuration.ConfigurationSchemaErrors.ThrowIfErrors(Boolean ignoreLocal)
at System.Configuration.BaseConfigurationRecord.ThrowIfParseErrors(ConfigurationSchemaErrors schemaErrors)
at System.Configuration.BaseConfigurationRecord.ThrowIfInitErrors()
at System.Configuration.ClientConfigurationSystem.EnsureInit(String configKey)
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
at System.Configuration.ClientConfigurationSystem.EnsureInit(String configKey)
at System.Configuration.ClientConfigurationSystem.PrepareClientConfigSystem(String sectionName)
at System.Configuration.ClientConfigurationSystem.System.Configuration.Internal.IInternalConfigSystem.GetSection(String sectionName)
at System.Configuration.ConfigurationManager.GetSection(String sectionName)
at System.Configuration.PrivilegedConfigurationManager.GetSection(String sectionName)
at System.Diagnostics.DiagnosticsConfiguration.GetConfigSection()
at System.Diagnostics.DiagnosticsConfiguration.Initialize()
at System.Diagnostics.DiagnosticsConfiguration.get_SwitchSettings()
at System.Diagnostics.Switch.InitializeConfigSettings()
at System.Diagnostics.Switch.InitializeWithStatus()
at System.Diagnostics.Switch.get_SwitchSetting()
at System.Diagnostics.TraceSwitch.get_TraceVerbose()
at System.Windows.Forms.DataGridRelationshipRow.Paint(Graphics g, Rectangle bounds, Rectangle trueRowBounds, Int32 firstVisibleColumn, Int32 numVisibleColumns, Boolean alignToRight)
at System.Windows.Forms.DataGrid.PaintRows(Graphics g, Rectangle& boundingRect)
at System.Windows.Forms.DataGrid.PaintGrid(Graphics g, Rectangle gridBounds)
at System.Windows.Forms.DataGrid.OnPaint(PaintEventArgs pe)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.PaintWithErrorHandling(PaintEventArgs e, Int16 layer, Boolean disposeEventArgs)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmPaint(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)


************** Loaded Assemblies **************
mscorlib
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3643 (GDR.050727-3600)
CodeBase: file:///c:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll
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DownloadOrganiser
Assembly Version: 1.2.3379.27454
Win32 Version: 1.2.3379.27454
CodeBase: file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/vanBekkumPronk/Mijn%20documenten/KARLIJN/OVERIG/SIMS%202/MTS_Delphy_888432_DownloadOrganiser/DownloadOrganiser.exe
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System.Windows.Forms
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3645 (GDR.050727-3600)
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll
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System
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3644 (GDR.050727-3600)
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll
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System.Drawing
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3644 (GDR.050727-3600)
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Drawing.dll
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System.Data
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3053 (netfxsp.050727-3000)
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_32/System.Data/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Data.dll
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System.Xml
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3082 (QFE.050727-3000)
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Xml.dll
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GridExtensions
Assembly Version: 2.5.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.5.0.0
CodeBase: file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/vanBekkumPronk/Mijn%20documenten/KARLIJN/OVERIG/SIMS%202/MTS_Delphy_888432_DownloadOrganiser/GridExtensions.DLL
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System.Configuration
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3053 (netfxsp.050727-3000)
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Configuration/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Configuration.dll
----------------------------------------

************** JIT Debugging **************
To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this
application or computer (machine.config) must have the
jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section.
The application must also be compiled with debugging
enabled.

For example:

<configuration>
<system.windows.forms jitDebugging="true" />
</configuration>

When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer
rather than be handled by this dialog box.
Test Subject
#1612 Old 20th Jun 2013 at 3:40 PM
Thank you so much Delphy!
I just installed all my Sims 2 games again and after adding a huge pile of custom stuff, I cleaned up with your organizer. Works perfectly!
Test Subject
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#1613 Old 23rd Jun 2013 at 4:19 AM
I cant wait to use this!! But what is that meshtool you mentioned in the overview and where can I find it?
Lab Assistant
#1614 Old 13th Jul 2013 at 4:12 PM
How accurate is the poly count on the download organizer?
The "Blake_Boy Annie Modular Sofa" is showing up at 6912 polys
However the creator states it at only 1342 polys.
Test Subject
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#1615 Old 23rd Jul 2013 at 1:11 PM
Thanks a lot! I need something to help my files get organised
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#1616 Old 16th Sep 2013 at 5:14 AM
Any chance of this or something similar for sims 3?? I apologize if there is one and I just can not find it?

Good job on this though. I could have really used this when playing sims 2!
Test Subject
#1617 Old 18th Sep 2013 at 2:26 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by pattiepicc
Will they ever have a version of this for Sims3


I am hoping for a version for the Sims3 as well. Is there one?
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#1618 Old 18th Sep 2013 at 2:52 PM
My best favourite tool for ages ! I never had the time to put my comment about the program I use everyday for tidying my downloads in my CC folder,[even if a lot of bodyshop items aren't correctly identitifed well] deleting duplicates and the orphan files {even if certains files aren't truly orphan I don't care} I'm so grateful to have a such program on my pc.Using it with SimPE and the Sims2pack Installer it stays a wonderful tool to keep with us.No matter how much imperfect it is I'm not bothered at all.
Test Subject
#1619 Old 18th Dec 2013 at 1:48 PM
Missing Files For Orginiser.
NO FOLE FOR DOWN LOAD ORGINIZER. HELP.
Test Subject
#1620 Old 18th Dec 2013 at 1:51 PM
Please Help. Orginizer Files Missing.only One File To Download . Hippychick70.
Test Subject
#1621 Old 18th Dec 2013 at 2:26 PM
No Files For This. Hippychick70
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#1622 Old 13th Jan 2014 at 6:21 PM
THANKS!!!
Lab Assistant
#1623 Old 21st Jan 2014 at 1:39 PM Last edited by hejhog : 23rd Jan 2014 at 3:42 PM. Reason: updated
Default Thanks, quick question
I have lots of custom content, some of which I cant recognize as it is just long strings of letters and numbers. This looks ideal to sort it out. I have downloaded it and started to run it but it doesnt seem to be doing anything or is taking ages. It has now been running for about 1 hour with no evidence of anything. Is this normal and should I just wait. Thanks for any help.

Sorted it out and its working fine now. Brilliant program, at last I can identify empty packages and duplicates. Thanks
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