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Please stop renaming uploads!   
xan

xan
United States  


  2/15/2018

All downloads being renamed to their database ID (143.zip, 780.rar, etc.) is making keeping track of what I've downloaded from who way more painful than is necessary; I tend to avoid Creatures Caves if there is any alternative whatsoever when downloading Creatures mods for this reason.

This may seem like a small detail to get ruffled over but it's been grating on me for years. Change the uploader to retain the names of uploaded files, please?

(Yes, I'm aware I can rename files. This is about irritations, maintaining file history, and programming decisions that seem baffling at best; I can tolerate it. If I couldn't tolerate it I wouldn't be here complaining, you know?)

 
GimmeCat

GimmeCat
United Kingdom  


  2/15/2018

I agree with this. Not sure why they would need to be renamed.
 
Laura
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Laura
United Kingdom  
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  2/15/2018  1

It might be faster to private message Rascii directly about this. :) He's not online very often at the moment, and when he is, I've gotten the impression that he doesn't always check the forums. At least with a private message he should receive a notification in his personal inbox.

... Now I've said that, he's going to come online today and respond. You watch. :P

I agree though, names instead of numbers would be better, if possible!


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ylukyun
Chaotic Chimera

ylukyun

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  2/15/2018

I agree too. Even if keeping filenames isn't feasible due to potential conflicts, the original name should still be retained somewhere, e.g. 780_Sleep_Update.zip instead of just 780.zip.
 
Malkin

Malkin
Australia  
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  2/16/2018

How would updated zip files (version 1.1, etc) be handled?

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ylukyun
Chaotic Chimera

ylukyun

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  2/16/2018  1

By appending the version number to the end?
 


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