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SC4Devotion LEX Updates - Search by File Title
« Reply #220 on: August 17, 2014, 01:02:59 PM »
I felt like updating the LEX Power Search a little bit today. Not only should the results (especially the first batch) arrive quicker now, there's also a bit of extra functionality. It's something people have been requesting pretty much from the start of the LEX.. Being able to search for file titles. You can also combine with any of the other available filters.

So it's possible to search for e.g. all files with "canal" in the title by SimGoober that have not been locked.



If you don't see the new functionality - or search doesn't work - you may have to clear your browser cache.

Let me know if there's any problems and enjoy!

- Casper
« Last Edit: August 17, 2014, 01:05:31 PM by CasperVg »
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SC4Devotion LEX Updates - Search by File Title
« Reply #220 on: August 17, 2014, 01:02:59 PM »

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Re: SC4Devotion LEX Updates - Search by File Title
« Reply #221 on: August 17, 2014, 01:33:33 PM »
LEX:

link from Latest Uploads: Show more..

returns "Please use at least one filter."

for each button "All files"..."Tools&Docs"
DAMN Manager download: at LEX at STEX
DAMN Manager support thread: at SC4Dev

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Re: SC4Devotion LEX Updates - Search by File Title
« Reply #221 on: August 17, 2014, 01:33:33 PM »

SC4Devotion LEX Updates - LEX Downloader X Updated

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SC4Devotion LEX Updates - LEX Downloader X Updated
« Reply #222 on: September 13, 2014, 07:07:25 AM »
A new version of the LEX Downloader X has been released on the LEX. Changelog:

v 1.5
    - bump support library versions (LEX4J v1.1 instead of an indev version)
    - improve lot preview image functionality. Should be more stable
    - add translation functionality. LEX Downloader X is now available in English and Dutch. Let me know if you want to help translating to an other language!
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« Reply #222 on: September 13, 2014, 07:07:25 AM »

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Re: SC4Devotion LEX Updates - LEX Downloader X Updated
« Reply #223 on: December 19, 2014, 08:24:58 AM »
It would be useful if the 'tools & docs' group didn't have models in it. Aka, move the model files into their own group. They aren't tools or docs, really.
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« Reply #223 on: December 19, 2014, 08:24:58 AM »

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SC4Devotion LEX Updates - LEX Downloader X 2.0 Released
« Reply #224 on: December 21, 2014, 03:53:41 AM »
It would be useful if the 'tools & docs' group didn't have models in it. Aka, move the model files into their own group. They aren't tools or docs, really.
Yeah, I agree that not reserving a category for model files was a pretty bad decision back in the day. I'll see if I can fix that someday.



A new version of the LEX Downloader X has just been released on the LEX.

It comes with functionality to parse Cleanitol dependency files, which will add the dependencies to your download list and give you a chance to download them in bulk.

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« Reply #224 on: December 21, 2014, 03:53:41 AM »

SC4Devotion LEX Updates - Auto-load-on-scroll issue fixed on recent Chrome

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SC4Devotion LEX Updates - Auto-load-on-scroll issue fixed on recent Chrome
« Reply #225 on: December 26, 2014, 10:18:15 AM »
A recent Chrome update may have broken the search/lotlist auto-load-on-scroll functionality for some people. The issue has been fixed and should roll out to everyone over the next 24 hours (or just clear your browser cache to get the fix immediately)
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« Reply #225 on: December 26, 2014, 10:18:15 AM »

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Re: SC4Devotion LEX Updates - LEX Downloader X 2.0 released
« Reply #226 on: January 10, 2015, 09:21:06 AM »
You can now share direct links to search queries/results:



That way, you can link people directly to CAM Industrial files by BarbyW, for example :)
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« Reply #226 on: January 10, 2015, 09:21:06 AM »

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Re: SC4Devotion LEX Updates - LEX Downloader X 2.0 released
« Reply #227 on: March 24, 2015, 12:26:55 AM »
A login issue on Internet Explorer 9 has been fixed. Thank you, Quan for reporting it :)
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« Reply #227 on: March 24, 2015, 12:26:55 AM »

SC4Devotion LEX Updates - Download Tracker Issues Fixed!

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SC4Devotion LEX Updates - Download Tracker Issues Fixed!
« Reply #228 on: November 07, 2015, 04:36:37 AM »
Good news everyone,

the download tracker issues that have been plaguing the LEX over the past couple of months (download tracking was not working at all for anyone) have been fixed. It turns out that one of our database tables responsible for the tracking had become corrupted. Download tracking (and also download-later listing) should work 100% for everyone again. Please let me know if you still encounter any issues.  ;)

We regret any inconvenience that this may have caused to you - and would like to apologize by raising the download limits (daily MBs) by 25% for the rest of the month of November.

- Capser Casper

EDIT: Wow, can't even spell my own name correctly anymore
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Re: SC4Devotion LEX Updates - Download Tracker Issues Fixed!
« Reply #229 on: November 07, 2015, 07:23:17 AM »
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« Reply #230 on: November 07, 2015, 07:52:42 PM »

SC4Devotion LEX Updates - Speed improvements & Better bulk dependency packages

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SC4Devotion LEX Updates - Speed improvements & Better bulk dependency packages
« Reply #231 on: January 15, 2016, 04:45:45 AM »
Ever noticed how it could take a couple of seconds for a LEX download to start? Well, not anymore. Over the past couple of days I have been improving the efficiency of all things related to our largest database table, the "Download History". It holds about 15 million download records, and that was beginning to put a serious strain on performance. Things like downloading a file, accessing the dependency tracker, downloading a bulk dependency, etc. took quite some time.

Now, downloading a file is instant, and accessing even the largest (eg. CAM Residential Starter Pack) dependency trackers takes no more than half a second. (Power) searching and the Lot Table functionality are also faster now  :)

 On top of that, the Bulk Dependency creation has been rewritten from scratch to be more performant and also more helpful. It will now automatically include cascading dependencies (dependencies of the dependencies) and come with a CONTAINS and WARNINGS file, with a list of all files that were included (including the reason why) and a list of files that couldn't be included (locked/deleted), respectively. Because of the way it is now implemented, there's a chance you may have to re-enter your LEX username/password once every so often when doing a bulk download (browser limitations).

Format of CONTAINS.json
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[
  {
    "id": 119,
    "name": "BMD Mediterranean Style Farms",
    "status": {
      "ok": true,
      "deleted": false,
      "superseded": false,
      "superseded_by": -1,
      "locked": false
    },
    "file": "BMD Med style Farms and fields.zip",
    "reason": {
      "first_time": true,
      "outdated": false,
      "version_mismatch": false
    }
  },
  {
    "id": 345,
    "name": "BSC MEGA Props MBEAR Vol01",
    "status": {
      "ok": true,
      "deleted": false,
      "superseded": false,
      "superseded_by": -1,
      "locked": false
    },
    "file": "Install_BSC_MEGA_Props_MBEAR_Vol01.zip",
    "reason": {
      "first_time": true,
      "outdated": false,
      "version_mismatch": false
    }
  },
  {
    "id": 403,
    "name": "BSC MEGA Props - swi21 Vol01",
    "status": {
      "ok": true,
      "deleted": false,
      "superseded": false,
      "superseded_by": -1,
      "locked": false
    },
    "file": "Install_BSC_MEGA_Props_swi21_Vol01.zip",
    "reason": {
      "first_time": false,
      "outdated": true,
      "version_mismatch": false
    }
  }
]

Kesher Council Chambers_dependencies.zip contents


If you notice any irregularities, let me know. For those wondering, the bulk dependency functionality can also be triggered with the LEX API v4, using the endpoint http://www.sc4devotion.com/csxlex/api/v4/lot/<lotid>/bulk-dependency.
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You're awesome Casper. I will have to put together a new plugins folder over the coming weeks so those improvements are very useful!

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