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Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
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I couldn't find options to filter by store. Like only show items for a particular store. Another idea is to find items that are duplicates from other stores and vice-versa.

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Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
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Finding duplicates would be more like a button to launch a process, rather than a proper filter. As for filtering by store I don't know, do you have any use cases for that?

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Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
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It is more to due to find duplicates and compare what games I have on each store. I mostly use GOG and Steam. But since Epic Games has been offering games, which I have been collecting :eheh: I might want to avoid purchasing them elsewhere. It would help to know that.

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Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
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Actually that's why the bundle page now lists given away Epic games alongside the Steam version, so you can see if you have it wishlisted, in which case you can choose to edit your Steam version to either say 'x0' or 'no offers' (meaning you don't want it offered to you, obviously), or simply remove it from your wishlist.

I'm not sure it works outside of the main bundle page, tho'.
Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
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New: game pages for titles you own will now indicate the date the game was added to your library, under the "Release date" entry.
It's also indicated as a tooltip on the "In library" button.
I figured I might as well show this information, since it's also been recorded.

Note that it only records when the title was added to your Lestrade's library, so there are two limitations:
- The added date will be the same as your Lestrade's signup date if you already had a full library before.
- If you remove a game manually from your library, and then re-add it, the added date will also be updated.
Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
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Tag pages will now allow you to filter entries out by whether you own them (or don't), and have played them (or not).
This will make it even easier to sort through tags where there are many games and you've already played most of the games you own in that category.
As a remind, you can also restrict a tag page by multiple tags, and ignore games from specified tags.

(That feature is probably the one I use the most on my own site, lol, so I spend a lot of time trying to think of ways to find new games I want to play...)
(Maybe coming next: filter in/out by keywords in the game's description!)
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Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
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Quote from [Lestrades.com]Nao 尚 on March 8th, 11:20 AM
Tag pages will now allow you to filter entries out by whether you own them (or don't), and have played them (or not).
This will make it even easier to sort through tags where there are many games and you've already played most of the games you own in that category.
As a remind, you can also restrict a tag page by multiple tags, and ignore games from specified tags.

(That feature is probably the one I use the most on my own site, lol, so I spend a lot of time trying to think of ways to find new games I want to play...)
(Maybe coming next: filter in/out by keywords in the game's description!)
(Maybe coming next: free hugs!)
Hi Nao, I was thinking....is it not possible if you would develop these new ways of sorting games for Steam? Steam could really use something like what you have and you can perhaps earn good money with it as well. It is quite pathethic of Steam that it still does not have that (along side no way of removing games they have banned from one's wishlist). It was just an idea......of course if that were to happen it would make your website less important, but at the same time your work would then permanently be part of Steam itself.

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Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
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Quote from [Lestrades.com]Nao 尚 on March 11th, 07:03 PM
You mean, as a Chrome extension..?
I thought perhaps in a way integrated into Steam itself. Admittedly I have no expertise in this area, so I might just be saying something that makes no sense. Nevertheless your work potentially has value to Steam (and its competitors) and thus I could possibly see reason for them to hire you to help them make that possible. Of course that is not absolutely certain and it also would depend on yourself. Maybe you are more than fine where you currently are. I just thought that considering how much time you put into it, you might find it pleasing if your work could be integrated into Steam itself and be properly compensated for it as well. I do not know if Steam management and shareholders are smart enough to see that, but if I was a Steam shareholder I would want to see your library sorting and game selection / search features integrated into Steam itself.

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Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
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I would have to be a Valve employee to be able to do that.
Their web client interface sucks and has always sucked. They have limited interest in it indeed. Lestrade's is sort of my way of putting as much interesting steam data into a nice interface indeed. (I'm working privately on rebuilding the filter and sorting systems to be applicable to all pages and all areas of the site, but it's extremely complicated.)
Sadly, even with Chrome extensions, such as Enhanced Steam, it's still not quite easy to navigate their site with a browser. The client is even worse...

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Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
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Quote from [Lestrades.com]Nao 尚 on March 12th, 09:08 AM
I would have to be a Valve employee to be able to do that.
Their web client interface sucks and has always sucked. They have limited interest in it indeed. Lestrade's is sort of my way of putting as much interesting steam data into a nice interface indeed. (I'm working privately on rebuilding the filter and sorting systems to be applicable to all pages and all areas of the site, but it's extremely complicated.)
Sadly, even with Chrome extensions, such as Enhanced Steam, it's still not quite easy to navigate their site with a browser. The client is even worse...
Completely agree. If it wasn't for Augmented Steam (the most recent fork), I could not even imagine going back to using 'normal' steam. The interface is outdated and difficult to navigate. Even with the extension, there are many limitations. Steam has the most content of any gaming platform, but the worst way of organising it >:(

In regards to the site, it could be easily used by anyone to help organise their libraries/etc, because that's what I do. The problem is folks might not be aware of its capabilities besides trading, due to the name.
Not sure if Nao would like that, but perhaps let users register without a steam account. It could then be integrated to other platforms, so that it becomes more than a steam thingie!

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Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
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Quote from [Lestrades.com]Nao 尚 on March 8th, 11:20 AM
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Quote from Pika! Pika! on March 11th, 11:51 PM
I thought perhaps in a way integrated into Steam itself.
It's a long shot, but Valve is hiring in really mysterios ways.
Can't hurt to write a pitch and mail it in, who knows what happens next.

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Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
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@humpaaa, you're assuming I'd like to be hired by anyone. While I'm open to offers I might receive, I never do job searches myself. I'm fine as I am.
Quote from Akylen on March 14th, 03:15 AM
Completely agree. If it wasn't for Augmented Steam (the most recent fork), I could not even imagine going back to using 'normal' steam. The interface is outdated and difficult to navigate. Even with the extension, there are many limitations. Steam has the most content of any gaming platform, but the worst way of organising it >:(
Well, assuming you don't take ex-Uplay, Epic and GOG into account... ;)
Interestingly, GOG used to be really great, but the 2.0 version is horrible to me. I loved the idea, but somehow they thought it would be a good idea to trade off their nice design & speed for a client that's inferior to Steam itself, just so we could have all of our games in one interface. Well, okay. Maybe I should work for GOG, not Valve... (Heck, I'd be more interested in that; I mean, TW3 is still my favorite AAA game.)
Quote from Akylen on March 14th, 03:15 AM
In regards to the site, it could be easily used by anyone to help organise their libraries/etc, because that's what I do. The problem is folks might not be aware of its capabilities besides trading, due to the name.
The name's a play on Trading, yes, but since the very beginning I went for a generic name that implied being in a gentlemen's club (Lestrade's, with the mustache), rather than a trading website (Let's trade).
I try to live up to this idea of a comfy place where you can do whatever you like as long as it remains 'gentlemany'.
Quote from Akylen on March 14th, 03:15 AM
Not sure if Nao would like that, but perhaps let users register without a steam account. It could then be integrated to other platforms, so that it becomes more than a steam thingie!
Well, I don't know:
1- Most serious players who need to sort through their game library already have a Steam library.
2- Steam login allows me to do other things that take advantage of your Steam profile data. Such as determining whether you're a seasoned player or not. It also allows me to avoid having to deal with spammers.
3- It's very, very easy to log in, due to (1).
For instance, I'm doing some prospective development work using an obscure language, and their documentation is using a comment system that's not based on Diskus or Facebook, but rather on Github issues. Why use that? I don't know, it's not worse than anything (also, you may take the comment system out and still keep the comments available, or write your own plugin, etc.) but more importantly, most of this language's users already have a Github account, so it makes sense to ask them to log in through that.

So, it's unlikely I'll go back to being able to open a new account. Seriously, spammers are the worst.

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Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
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Quote from [Lestrades.com]Nao 尚 on March 25th, 12:17 PM
Well, assuming you don't take ex-Uplay, Epic and GOG into account... ;)
Interestingly, GOG used to be really great, but the 2.0 version is horrible to me. I loved the idea, but somehow they thought it would be a good idea to trade off their nice design & speed for a client that's inferior to Steam itself, just so we could have all of our games in one interface. Well, okay. Maybe I should work for GOG, not Valve... (Heck, I'd be more interested in that; I mean, TW3 is still my favorite AAA game.)
The GOG website store is very appealing to me. Sure it is missing a lot of features that steam has: developer updates, mod support, gamepad integration, community hub, comments on comments, achievements, all the other community stuff (i.e. inventory, trades, emoticons, etc), but overall I much prefer it for its simplicity and speed, when it comes to buy games and manage my library. I like the theme, and just wish they would make a cyberpunk 2077 one.
On the other hand, the community stuff is a disaster. It sits on super old technology, missing all the modern features and capabilities. It is no match for steam. Which is exactly the reason why steam is king, because they invested a lot in the community.
CD Projekt Red might not the biggest of gaming companies, but they are not small either. By now, they have the budget to pay to develop their platforms to the modern age. As I said the community stuff is crucial to the growth of any gaming company imo.
I have not used the GOG client, so I can't comment on that.
Quote from [Lestrades.com]Nao 尚 on March 25th, 12:17 PM
In regards to the site, it could be easily used by anyone to help organise their libraries/etc, because that's what I do. The problem is folks might not be aware of its capabilities besides trading, due to the name.
The name's a play on Trading, yes, but since the very beginning I went for a generic name that implied being in a gentlemen's club (Lestrade's, with the mustache), rather than a trading website (Let's trade).
I try to live up to this idea of a comfy place where you can do whatever you like as long as it remains 'gentlemany'.
There is a certain charm with the gentlemen’s club, and I do appreciate it. But, that also hinders the idea of expanding the website, as a club is generally a closed system. I do not mind though. Small communities tend to have more collaboration and less negativity.
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Well, I don't know:
1- Most serious players who need to sort through their game library already have a Steam library.
2- Steam login allows me to do other things that take advantage of your Steam profile data. Such as determining whether you're a seasoned player or not. It also allows me to avoid having to deal with spammers.
3- It's very, very easy to log in, due to (1).
For instance, I'm doing some prospective development work using an obscure language, and their documentation is using a comment system that's not based on Diskus or Facebook, but rather on Github issues. Why use that? I don't know, it's not worse than anything (also, you may take the comment system out and still keep the comments available, or write your own plugin, etc.) but more importantly, most of this language's users already have a Github account, so it makes sense to ask them to log in through that.

So, it's unlikely I'll go back to being able to open a new account. Seriously, spammers are the worst.
These are very good points that I haven’t thought about. Some websites have integration with various platforms at the same time. A simple example is humblebundle, with support for steam, battle.net, epic games, origin, etc. Would something like this be possible?
The github comments makes sense if the target audience are IT geeks, and in my case, I much prefer something like that to the other two, which are a privacy nightmare.