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Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
« Reply #690,  »
FIX: Tweaked the 'Mark as farmed' feature on library pages. If you applied this on a game you actually played before, you can click the button again and the original playtime will be restored. Click again to mark as farmed. (Note: the UI doesn't bother telling you when you unfarm a game. Just trust me on that...)
My original goal was to allow you to set an amount of time spent farming (and consider the rest as played), but it's just too bothersome for a feature that seemingly I'm the only one to use. ;)
Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
« Reply #692,  »
NEW: Added a "show full games" filter on studio pages. This will immediately hide DLCs, demos, junk and other non-game items from the list.
Very useful for publishers that tend to release a lot of demos or DLCs... e.g. https://lestrades.com/studio/5/
Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
« Reply #693,  »
FIX: ITAD links were incorrect in the 'bundled in..' lists on game pages. (Thanks Lillly for the report!)

NEW: added a 'popularity' sorting option for tag lists. It will show the games with the most votes first. If some games have the same number of votes, the highest average rating will be shown first.

Also added a couple other minor details this week, couldn't bother to document them.
Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
« Reply #694,  »
FIX: A few tag pages were returning far more items than expected. (To be specific, on recently added tags, I was returning entries from two different tags; 90% of tag pages were unaffected by this mistake on my side.)
Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
« Reply #695,  »
FIX: Fixed refine and exclude features on tag pages; I hadn't used them in a while and they were broken when I added support for more tags.
Also, I used the opportunity to speed up the process and consume less memory, so you shouldn't get crashes on pages where you exclude things like the 'Indie' or 'Action' tag (which have thousands of entries each.)
Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
« Reply #696,  »
FIX: Games that are "pending verification" should now be addable through their respective game pages, not just through the 'Add DLCs/Packages' feature. Also fixed 4 games that aren't 'pending verification' according to my sources but are either actually pending, or should still be considered that, including Gremlins vs Automatons and the Cities: Skylines package from Humble Monthly.

Note: if you have any games that you feel SHOULD be addable and aren't currently allowed, please post them here! I'll add their IDs to the database.

Also added The Stanley Parable Demo as an exception, because I replayed it yesterday (are you guys aware the main game is getting a major content update later this year? I'm stoked!), and it has nothing in common with the original mod or the Steam game, so I marked it as a 'game' not a demo, because it's basically that, a free-to-play game with something like an hour of content if you take your time. Ironically, I spent longer adding exceptions for this in my code, than replaying it, ah ah. But it was worth it. TSB has a special place in my heart, next to The Witcher 3.
Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
« Reply #697,  »
NEW: Can see your game's playtime in that game's page, without the need to check out your library page.

NEW: Can fine-tune your actual playtime for that game in its page. Just edit the number of hours or minutes. Press Return or Tab or click outside the input boxes to confirm. This is in beta test, please report any issues or concerns!

Note: you can't set your play time to be below zero or higher than what's recorded at Steam. I may become more flexible in the future, regarding situations where you'd like to express the fact that you recorded a specific number of hours in a non-Steam version of the game. I'm also considering adding manual play times for non-Steam games, actually (without limits, of course.)
Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
« Reply #698,  »
NEW: Added a 'public' cheat code. Cheat codes are internal URL codes that only trigger for me, but I figured this one would be helpful to collectors wanting to clean up their libraries, so I removed the limitation for it, and made it usable by everyone. Go to your library, and add "?packs" at the end of the URL. (i.e. /library/?packs)
This will show you the list of packages whose items you already own. If one item is missing, the package won't be shown. So you can safely add the package to your library, unless you only want to add packages that are 'officially' disclosed by the Steam API. Personally, I used the option to find a few packages that still were in my wishlist, despite already owning all of the items in them.
Please don't abuse the feature, it takes a bit of time to generate the list. (I didn't bother to optimize the search.) This is also why it's a cheat code, not a proper button or link in the interface.

Have fun :)

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Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
« Reply #700,  »
Yeah, me too... I mean I wrote this because someone sent me an offer for Sniper Ghost Warrior Trilogy which I already got through a trade, and I figured it might be helpful to everyone. Of course, adding a package to your library doesn't mean you actually own the sub (e.g. if an app later gets added to the sub, you won't get it automatically!), but it's good enough if you're looking to clean up your wishlist & all.

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Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
« Reply #701,  »
Would be cool to pin these tips for reference later. Perhaps a FAQ. Have you thought about that?

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Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
« Reply #702,  »
Well, there's already an FAQ, but no one reads it (I recently even got insulted by someone who thought LT's interface "sucked" compared to Barter's... Sigh!), so I'm not bothering.

Also, I spent the entire day tweaking the database & scraping code to take advantage of the fact that BVG finally started showing app type data on game pages, not just search results. Which allows me to fix hundreds of items that weren't properly labeled.

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Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
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I don't think that way. LT has a better and more fluid interface. With that said, Barter has other advantages that perhaps that user liked more, mainly userbase, but also offer preferences, auto wishlist removal, profile message, offer alerts, feedback request. The other barter features I don't deem relevant for me.

Overall it is more pleasant and usually sufficient to use Lestrades, but it would be nice to have these  :angel:

By the way... thanks for all the hard work sorting out the database. That is super important too.

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Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
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Of course I think the same... LT's was carefully built. I'm probably bothering less these days, because the trading market clearly hasn't taken off the way I was hoping it would (making it impossible to work on this full-time without eventually becoming a crook like some three-letter websites), but I still try & improve it on a regular basis, sometimes even without mentioning it. (Off the top of my head: tag page looks better now; can search for applications only or without applications by typing the "+application" or "-application" keywords... These are two things I did yesterday, apart from my current work on overhauling the database...)

I don't know which is the more complicated to maintain... The game database (because I'm trying to fix BVG's inconsistencies and maintain them), or the bundle database (which is seriously messed up from time to time... I'm actually considering syncing with the BVG bundle list now that it's on par with ITAD's, but I'm not excited at the idea of maintaining two separate bundle databases, so.. for now, nothing.)