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Featured upload! Delphy's Download Organiser - v1.2 updated 25th Dec 2008

by Delphy Posted 11th Apr 2007 at 4:54 PM - Updated 27th Nov 2013 at 10:13 PM by Nysha
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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.

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.

See http://www.sims2wiki.info/DDO for the manual.

Release History:
  • 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.


* 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.

TS2 Original Game
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 26,253 24th Sep 2007
DBPFInfoSource.rar | Description: Source code for the DBPF reader - dont get unless you are a programmer. 25.0 KB 21,483 24th Sep 2007
DownloadOrganiser.rar | Description: DownloadOrganiser v1.2.3379.27454 1.24 MB 89,850 14th Mar 2009
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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#2 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 5:13 PM
I've been waiting patiently for this release! Thank you xxxx
#3 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 5:13 PM
WELL! I've been waiting for something like this thank goodness! I always get really nervious... But I'm gonna have to give it.... I seriously had to get a bigger hard drive for all my DL's Thank you!

At my final resting place
Greatest Dad Ever
#4 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 5:15 PM
Woohoo !!!!

It is finally here !!!!

I feel honored you put me first in the Thanks section !!!!!

This is the greatest thing for all of us simmers !!!!!
Field Researcher
#5 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 5:17 PM
Tried it, and it's been working well for me.

Thanks, Delphy :-)

Forum Resident
#6 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 5:19 PM
Top Secret Researcher
#7 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 5:19 PM
Wow i can't believe it's already released! I'm so sorry i didn't have time to properly test. This is every downloader's dream , thank you so much!!! (well thank you isn't really enough but THANKS!)Orphaned meshes? I spend 10 hours just the other day clearing my downloads, packaging sims with hair i wanted to get rid of and couldnt identify them , then reloading bodyshop and blah blah, it was such a painful process. This makes things so much easier!100 times easier!

You will find my older and newest creations here
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 5:23 PM Last edited by wanda1000 : 11th Apr 2007 at 5:23 PM. Reason: mispell
orphan scanning and lunch too! what more can one want. i thank you for your marvelous creation.
Test Subject
#9 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 5:23 PM
Awesome! Thank you so much!
Field Researcher
#10 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 5:27 PM
awesome! Can't wait to try it out!
Space Pony
#11 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 5:29 PM
This would be so usefull!



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Lab Assistant
#12 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 5:29 PM
Man, I can't wait to get started using this.
I like SimPE's download scanner, but it uses up far too much memory, and is fairly lag-heavy.
And I like the Sims2PackCleanInstaller, but it's gotten a little outdated.
This sounds really nice. I'll make sure to be on the lookout for bugs.
Test Subject
#13 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 5:32 PM
This is only functional for Windows computers, correct?
Field Researcher
#14 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 5:32 PM
Wow, great stuff. This should come in handy.
Test Subject
#15 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 5:32 PM
You're a hero to thousands of downloaders! Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 5:37 PM
This has just made my life 69823757865245 times easier.
Thank you so much!
Test Subject
#17 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 5:38 PM
thans for sharing
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 5:39 PM
man thats just what i need
thank you so much, no i can download more and if i don't need it anymore i can easely remove
you're the best man

my dear lord, it's the ferocious black beast of Rhipsanydoridontodontodontodon, with its large black teeth that can eat 3 humans at once, mate 3 times a year, can reach an average speed of 80 miles/hour, and is 50 ft aaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrggghhh

P.S. if you have seen him put this in your signature
Field Researcher
#19 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 5:39 PM
Thankyou very much for this amazing tool Delphy, You are the greateest

Say "Keep your neighborhood User Friendly ^^
Field Researcher
#20 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 5:44 PM Last edited by FionaSkye : 11th Apr 2007 at 6:21 PM. Reason: added a question after using programme
Wow... Ion cannons, lunch AND an anal-retentive downloader's dream, all in one handy package?!? You're truly amazing! Thank you ever so much, and if my first born wasn't already named something, I'd seriously consider naming her ... um ... Delphy.

EDIT: What is an orphan file, and why is it bad to have a bunch of them?

is it can be sims tiem now plees?
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#21 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 5:48 PM
Delphy, this is awesome! Thank you so much for all of the time and effort you've put into this. Oh, and I really was just kidding when I referred to it as "Oh that"... :D

There's always money in the banana stand.
Delphinius The Great
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Original Poster
#22 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 5:51 PM
Originally Posted by Anorel
This is only functional for Windows computers, correct?

Yes, but you might want to try Mono (http://www.mono-project.com/Main_Page) to see if you can run it on a Mac or Linux. Not having a Mac, though, I have never tested it, so YMMV.

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Mad Poster
#23 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 5:49 PM
It is finally released!!! Thank you. Now I can sort my many carefully stashed away downloads folders that I have no idea what I have in them.

View my other downloads on MTS

Lab Assistant
#24 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 5:50 PM
OMG Delphy. OMG. ACK. Thank you. Thank you so much. I ...*hangs head* I have a downloading addiction...and it's really getting out of control. Over 18,000 files now, all just hanging there in my downloads folder.

This will help me so much. Thank you so much, to you and everyone who's taken the time to make this.

And also, I could use someone to make lunch for me. :-D SQUEE!
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 5:52 PM Last edited by GoodMorningMisterFear : 11th Apr 2007 at 5:53 PM. Reason: Capitalization is your friend.
Oh. My God.

You $@!&ing ROCK for this. I can finally track down those problem files in BodyShop.

Please go bake a batch of cookies and hoard them all to yourself. You deserve it.

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