The FC Resource Thread

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The FC Resource Thread

Postby sk89q on Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:05 pm

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Presenting... the original FC Resource!
http://fc.therisenrealm.com/

Features (in addition to the ones on FC):
  • Subscribe to Contraptionistas and see an activity log listing their newest designs and/or levels
  • See detailed rating information for both designs and levels
  • More information about designs and levels on their respective pages
  • See ratings for your own designs and levels when browsing them
  • Level designers can use the solutions report to see a quick overview of the newest solutions posted for their own levels
  • Ability to change your rating for designs and levels
  • User profile pages have a cool interactive timeline of the user's designs and levels, as well as other information and statistics
  • Ranks calculated up to 1000
  • And more!

This is the original FC Resource, before it was integrated into Fantastic Contraption. I still maintain my version, and since FC's version has branched off, my FCR has more features!

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Re: Useful links for Fantastic Contraption

Postby weasel on Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:09 pm

Holy crap!

That is some great tools right there. I don't know Pacifist's policy on exploiting the database but :monocle:

edit:

Pacifist: This is so officially sanctioned as of right now.

He's going to look into making a user-id lookup table to make the tool a bit easier to use :)
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Re: Useful links for Fantastic Contraption

Postby OfficiallyHaphazard on Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:21 pm

That is awesome!

How long did it take you to do that? One or two things that might be helpful (I don't know how hard it would be to do...) Look up the user Id from their name, and when I view levels I have made (i.e. http://fantasticcontraption.therisenrea ... serId=3730), be able to see the level rating.
That would be even more awesome!


Also,
Whoa.. crazy new smilies -->
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Re: Useful links for Fantastic Contraption

Postby Sgt Superman on Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:06 pm

So how do we know what our user ID is?
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Re: Useful links for Fantastic Contraption

Postby OfficiallyHaphazard on Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:10 pm

find a level you have solved, go to that using the level ID, search for your name and click on it
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Re: Useful links for Fantastic Contraption

Postby Sgt Superman on Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:28 pm

OfficiallyHaphazard wrote:find a level you have solved, go to that using the level ID, search for your name and click on it


Thanks,

And this NEEDS to be stickied.
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Re: Useful links for Fantastic Contraption

Postby sk89q on Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:18 pm

Added a browser for user generated levels:
http://fantasticcontraption.therisenrealm.com/levels

And also screenshots of the levels/designs:
http://fantasticcontraption.therisenrea ... velId=5406
Wireframe:
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A sticky would be nice. :D
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Re: Useful links for Fantastic Contraption

Postby OfficiallyHaphazard on Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:05 pm

Looks like somebody cracked the xml...
Pretty nice set of tools you got there.
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Re: Useful links for Fantastic Contraption

Postby NightStryke on Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:12 pm

I'm still a little confused as to how you get the level ID. It's all fine and good if the level was posted on the forum, but if you go to a level in-game you don't get the level ID, and if you save you get a design ID instead, and then what about the 20 free designs? :confused:
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Re: Useful links for Fantastic Contraption

Postby sk89q on Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:29 pm

NightStryke wrote:I'm still a little confused as to how you get the level ID. It's all fine and good if the level was posted on the forum, but if you go to a level in-game you don't get the level ID, and if you save you get a design ID instead, and then what about the 20 free designs? :confused:

You can't get a level ID directly, but you can lookup the design ID of your design and it will show you the level ID.

All designs, free or not, have a level ID.
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Re: Useful links for Fantastic Contraption

Postby NightStryke on Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:34 pm

sk89q wrote:You can't get a level ID directly, but you can lookup the design ID of your design and it will show you the level ID.

So you need the design ID to get the level ID to get the user ID to get the design ID? :aaaaa:


sk89q wrote:All designs, free or not, have a level ID.

Of that I am aware, it's just that the level ID of the free ones can't be posted (except maybe by pacifist) so you can never find it that way.
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Re: Useful links for Fantastic Contraption

Postby weasel on Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:35 pm

:aaaaa:

I won't go into specifics but I just spewed a string of excited explitives to pacifist about this. sticky coming right the hell now
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Re: Useful links for Fantastic Contraption

Postby sk89q on Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:48 pm

NightStryke wrote:
sk89q wrote:You can't get a level ID directly, but you can lookup the design ID of your design and it will show you the level ID.

So you need the design ID to get the level ID to get the user ID to get the design ID? :aaaaa:


You need the design ID to get the level ID to get the user ID to get the design IDs of a user. :xd:

NightStryke wrote:
sk89q wrote:All designs, free or not, have a level ID.

Of that I am aware, it's just that the level ID of the free ones can't be posted (except maybe by pacifist) so you can never find it that way.


Nothing's stopping you...
Here's Four Balls: http://fantasticcontraption.therisenrea ... levelId=20
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Re: Useful links for Fantastic Contraption

Postby Entity on Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:48 am

Good stuff. Finally an easy way to get a good overview of stuff!
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Re: Useful links for Fantastic Contraption

Postby blurg on Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:33 pm

That's one of the handiest tools yet. It drives me crazy browsing four at a time, especially with all the heavy traffic.

And thanks for using me as a demonstration. :woop:
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Re: Useful links for Fantastic Contraption

Postby sk89q on Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:17 pm

There are now "info sheets" of dubious usefulness for every design and level:

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Re: Useful links for Fantastic Contraption

Postby SSH on Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:35 am

The stats for this design say no unpowered wheels, but there are two!
http://fc.therisenrealm.com/design?designId=613823

In fact, it never seems to count unpowered wheels in any design.
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Re: Useful links for Fantastic Contraption

Postby sk89q on Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:36 am

Fixed. Unpowered wheels were being counted as goal wheels.
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Re: Useful links for Fantastic Contraption

Postby sk89q on Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:34 am

A little update a day!

Greasemonkey script: http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/32181

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Re: Useful links for Fantastic Contraption

Postby SSH on Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:36 am

sk89q wrote:Fixed. Unpowered wheels were being counted as goal wheels.


Awesome.The new stuff is great, but can you put a total of all the part counts in, too, please? It would also be nice to have a link to the user on each design page.

It would also be cool if the total part count and the badges were shown in the Design browser.

Actually I notice that 613823 has its level wrong: it thinks it is Up the Hump, when it is actually one of the Hidden levels.
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