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genesis063

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Wish we could sort the mods
« on: 2018-04-20 03:13:16 »
It kind of sucks wading through all the mass entries for x FF title.  Is there some way we can introduce a way to sort them?

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Re: Wish we could sort the mods
« Reply #1 on: 2018-04-20 07:58:15 »
I think one idea would be to have a Released Mods section that either links to each mod - or where all main release mods are placed... rather than graphic, other, sound, etc...  Of course, we could add the type in the title tag.

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Re: Wish we could sort the mods
« Reply #2 on: 2018-04-20 09:36:20 »
We used to manage the Big List of Mods when Bootleg Configuration was around, but it's a pain in the butt to keep updated.

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Re: Wish we could sort the mods
« Reply #3 on: 2018-04-20 14:23:53 »
Could sub SUB forums be used?

eg,
Qhimm.com Forums »    Final Fantasy Forums »    Gameplay Mods »    Gameplay Releases »    FF7


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Re: Wish we could sort the mods
« Reply #4 on: 2018-04-20 19:07:34 »
How about this instead?


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Re: Wish we could sort the mods
« Reply #5 on: 2018-04-20 20:50:55 »
Sort/Search will never be satisfying on a forum, it isn't really made for that.

The ideal solution would be a database of mods that can be browsed with some web app, indexing with search and sort could be done with a free Algolia account to keep results instant and simple -- and also store the mod files in a central location, because links die and things get lost forever.

It could also serve as a single source of truth for a mod manager

But that is starting to get into the weeds...

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Re: Wish we could sort the mods
« Reply #6 on: 2018-04-20 22:14:47 »
A central place to store all mods already exists. There are Final Fantasy sections at Nexus mods, but it's severely underused atm.

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Re: Wish we could sort the mods
« Reply #7 on: 2018-04-21 16:12:37 »
yeah its a pain, genesis kindly told me VGR posted a working link to white chocobo, but I cannot find it :(

We have a lot of posts with dead links and abandoned mods.  So many good mods got deliberately removed because of superceded or something.