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Pack Upload Problem

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by BallisticTerrain, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. BallisticTerrain

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    Trying to upload a pack, but there is no option for the actual file the pack will use in the upload section.
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    I think this is a problem that needs fixing.
     
  2. Ralle

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    Packs are a bit backwards. The way you make a pack is by uploading resources to the other sections. When you create your pack, you then have the ability to select from your resources.
     
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    Oh, I see. Thanks. Kill this thread.
     
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    It's no problem.
    I have been thinking about making a pack upload system where you can upload basically anything, but while it still validates your files like the resource sections do.
    How did you expect this to work?
     
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    I wanted to be able upload a .zip file with all my stuff in it.
     
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    How were you going to structure the zip? Can you show it to me?
     
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    I was just taking a bunch of BLPs and MDX files and zipping them into a folder.
     
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    Heh, okay. I see.
     
  9. General Frank

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    Didn't you planned something like that years and years ago?
     
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    I always have been planning that, yes. I just have to figure out the best way for it to work.
     
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    I really like the current way that packs are handled, it's more controlled in my opinion...

    Also, it's easier to use since the resources are already here, and you just select the ones you like to add, instead of finding the files on your comp and bundling them together... and less work for the mods too since the resources included are (ideally) already moderated...

    But can you add a filter such that we cannot really add rejected or pending resources to the packs, since the mods won't approve a pack with non-accepted resource anyway...

    Or maybe, we can have both options (the current one and the upload a .zip option)
     
  12. eubz

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    A pack in a zipped folder is difficult to moderate since a moderator will unzip the folder to look into whatever files are there trying to check everything if each is worth approving before the whole pack in the zipped folder submitted by a user gets moderated. Too, much work for a moderator I guess. More so if the pack, in this type, has many resources inside it. Well, maybe if the file size is restricted.
     
  13. General Frank

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    Do you think moderating stuff here is any different?
    You get a zip file, download it, import its content and test it in-game.
     
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    I also think it will entail more work when a certain part of the pack is unacceptable, the user will need to remove the file manually, recreate the zip file, and upload. The same goes with adding new things to the pack...

    While with the current set-up, you can easily add/remove files via button clicks in the update/manage page...
     
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    I completely agree with you on that subject. But this applies for the current system.
    However if the new system is going to be used there is not a difference in effort for moderators. They have to validate and test resources never the less.
     
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    Well, working with zipped file(s) in the Pack section would take time if that is so.
     
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    Well. My concern is not about the weight on the shoulders of moderators. More about the implementation details. I would like this pack system to when unzipped actually add the resources to the appropriate sections. This would allow for easier browsing of packs.

    Unzipping is not really an argument against packs. Models and icons are already zip files, a pack would be only one. If you downloaded 5 icons/models, you had to unzip 5 times, but if you download a pack, it would be only one.
     
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    OK, here's what I am thinking of for now. What about if while the user is uploading his stuff, he can choose any file type restricted to those used for warcraft 3,eg., blp and mdx file types. He must not be restricted to the number of files he will include in his pack. All of these stuff then, when uploaded, should all be placed in a zipped file or whatever to be downloaded as one pack.

    EDIT:
    Also, the individual files could be downloadable as it is.
     
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    Then we just stick to the current system.
     
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    My goal with this feature would be to make it easier for users with a huge resource pack to upload it without spending hours clicking at buttons.