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What do you prefer for replay filenames?

Current setup: In a pack, use rank name + position; for single levels, use level title
2 (20%)
Always use level title
5 (50%)
I would switch between the two frequently, if it were possible
2 (20%)
No preference
1 (10%)

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Offline mantha16

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[SUG][PLAYER] save replays with level names
« on: October 06, 2020, 03:44:40 pm »
ias per discord suggestion s it possible to make it so that replays are saved with the level names when WillLem has been play testing levels in my new pack I've had to ask him which level  the replays refer to if the replays saved with the level names it would just make life easier
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Re: (SUG)(PLAYER/EDITOR) save replays with level names
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2020, 06:47:42 pm »
Put up a poll to gauge general opinion on this.

Note that the new proposal doesn't necesserially need to win in order to get implemented, as it's feasible to make this an option (which people who prefer status quo can then ignore). The poll is more (a) to confirm it's worthwhile implementing at all, and (b) to determine whether or not I make an option instead of an outright change.

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Re: [SUG][PLAYER] save replays with level names
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2020, 09:04:26 pm »
In a pack, you can also append the level title to (the existing rank-name and position).

Makes for long filenames.

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Re: [SUG][PLAYER] save replays with level names
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2020, 12:36:49 pm »
@Simon: Yes, I saw Armani did this on his testing replays for Lemmings Open Air, but I don't know how it's done automatically - I already thought he might have renamed them all by hand. :lem-mindblown:
My packs so far:
Lemmings World Tour (New & Old Formats), my music-themed flagship pack, 320 levels - Let's Played by Colorful Arty
Paralems (Old Formats), a more flavour-driven one, 150 levels
Pit Lems (Old Formats), a more puzzly one, 100 levels - Let's Played by nin10doadict
Lemmicks, a pack for (very old) NeoLemmix 1.43 full of gimmicks, 170 levels

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Re: [SUG][PLAYER] save replays with level names
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2020, 05:20:51 pm »
@Simon: Yes, I saw Armani did this on his testing replays for Lemmings Open Air, but I don't know how it's done automatically - I already thought he might have renamed them all by hand. :lem-mindblown:

Correct. ;) I actually save most of the replays manually. I would be very happy if this option is implemented.

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Re: [SUG][PLAYER] save replays with level names
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2020, 06:09:21 pm »
I have a strong preference for the current system, for ease of collating challenge replays by rank. I don't object to there being an option for level-title-only, but I would object to a unilateral change.

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Re: [SUG][PLAYER] save replays with level names
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2020, 09:57:58 am »
Level titles are easier to remember. If you reference Taxing 6, I have absolutely no idea what level that is unless I go look it up. If you ask me about Compression Method 1, however, I know exactly what level you're talking about. The level titles are also probably less likely to change than rank and position. While individual levels may potentially get renamed, as one develops a pack, it's quite likely that levels can and will be re-ordered based on player feedback about the difficulty - and moving levels around can alter the positions of several levels other than the one that was directly moved.

The replays have the level titles stored in them, but if you aren't quite sure which replay corresponds with which level, opening a bunch of replays in a text editor until you find the one you're looking for is a pain. It's particularly bad with the contest packs, because then when people submit replay packs that haven't been manually renamed, you can't just open your level in the editor and bring up the replay associated with yours. Instead, you have to either open replays until you find the one that matches your level, or you have to go open up the contest pack so you can check which position your level got inserted into.

If I have to choose one, level titles are more useful, in my opinion. But probably the best would be an order of pack->rank->position->title->timestamp etc. The filename is what you see when you're selecting a replay, after all. The pack information, in my opinion, is mostly only useful when working with the pack as a whole. Probably the only time I really want the position information is if I'm going through the pack of replays sequentially. When I'm working with individual levels, whether or not those levels are part of a pack, the title is a lot more helpful for finding the replay I want.

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Re: [SUG][PLAYER] save replays with level names
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2020, 06:55:07 pm »
I'm also a fan of level titles - I have all replays for my own packs stored under level title names, so if it were the same for other people's levels, that would make things much more straightforward. ;)
My packs so far:
Lemmings World Tour (New & Old Formats), my music-themed flagship pack, 320 levels - Let's Played by Colorful Arty
Paralems (Old Formats), a more flavour-driven one, 150 levels
Pit Lems (Old Formats), a more puzzly one, 100 levels - Let's Played by nin10doadict
Lemmicks, a pack for (very old) NeoLemmix 1.43 full of gimmicks, 170 levels

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Re: [SUG][PLAYER] save replays with level names
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2020, 05:12:29 am »
Level titles are easier to remember. If you reference Taxing 6, I have absolutely no idea what level that is unless I go look it up. If you ask me about Compression Method 1, however, I know exactly what level you're talking about. The level titles are also probably less likely to change than rank and position

Massively agreed :thumbsup:

I have a strong preference for the current system, for ease of collating challenge replays by rank

I agree that this is a concern, and is the only reason I hesitated before voting. To be fair though, there's no reason it couldn't still do this; as Dullstar suggested, it could simply save the replay as, for example:

Fun_01_Just_Dig!_2020-01-01_00-00-01.nxrp

I'd go as far as to suggest that this is the best option of all, long filenames notwithstanding.