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kaen

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Post Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:27 pm

The New Bitfighter Level Database!

For 019 we added a central level database for uploading, downloading, and rating levels from the Bitfighter client. This is a short overview of what it does and how to use it.

Getting Started
In order upload or rate maps, you will need to be logged in to the bitfighter client. If you haven't already, register on the forums and activate your account.

To tell if a level is in the database, hit F2 while playing that level. Maps in the database have a database icon next to their name, as well as the map's rating and your current rating for that map. For example:

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Uploading
To upload a map, simply open it in the editor and select Upload/Update from the ESC menu. The rules of uploading are:
  • You must be logged in
  • A level without the DB icon will be uploaded as a new level
  • A level with the DB icon will be uploaded as an update, overwriting the previous version. (Obviously, you cannot do this for a map that isn't yours)

Downloading
To download a map, must use the /dlmap command in-game. If you want to download Biosynthesis by kaen, you would type:

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/dlmap kaen_biosynthesis
 

The part after "dlmap" is chosen by the database. The rules are:
  • All characters that are not letters, hyphens, or spaces are removed
  • All letters are made lowercase
  • All remaining groups of spaces, hyphens, or underscores are converted into a single underscore

Some examples:
  • "my level" by "author" ==> author_my_level
  • "cool map!!11" by "author" ==> author_cool_map
  • "*!&@#$^*&!@#^" by "author" ==> author_

Rating
To rate a map, you can use the rate map key (defaults to [=]), or use the /rate command while playing. Rating again will change your old rating. You cannot rate your own map.

Conclusion
The dev team collectively put in a lot of work to make this happen, but it is far from perfect. As always, we appreciate any feedback, positive or otherwise.

Have fun! :zapdance:
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sky_lark

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Post Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:58 pm

Re: The New Bitfighter Level Database!

This was one of my most hopeful long-term feature requests since early Zap!. Thanks for putting in the work, guys, it looks wonderful.
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Fordcars

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Post Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:23 am

Re: The New Bitfighter Level Database!

Thanks guys, it's awesome!
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Post Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:01 am

Re: The New Bitfighter Level Database!

This is super cool. But a small issue, some levels that I uploaded prior to 019's release don't seem to be on the database and I can't seem to re-upload.
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Hee-ho!
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kaen

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Post Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:58 am

Re: The New Bitfighter Level Database!

Ouch, I didn't think about that situation. As a quick fix, you can delete the LevelDatabaseId line from the actual level file and try again (I think). I'll fix that bug on my end ASAP though.

PS: I wiped the DB before release in order to flush the system.
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Little_Apple

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Post Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:28 pm

Re: The New Bitfighter Level Database!

It worked! Thanks!
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sam686

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Post Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:51 am

Re: The New Bitfighter Level Database!

If your levels is bigger then 64 KB and uploaded to database before now, then they are cropped to 64 KB and breaks levels because of that. Limit is now increased to 16384 KB in database.
Levels affected:
http://bitfighter.org/pleiades/levels/view/112
http://bitfighter.org/pleiades/levels/view/114
http://bitfighter.org/pleiades/levels/view/178
If any of them is yours, edit and re-submit the level code from a working version.

The problem with levels being chopped off was the character limit in database, after seeing Warning: #1265 Data truncated for column 'content' when trying to insert my level directly into database.

The database 'Content' and 'levelgen" was 'text' type limited to a tiny 64 KB in size. Now changed to 'mediumtext' that changes the limit to 16384 KB or 16 MB.
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amgine

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Post Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:19 pm

Re: The New Bitfighter Level Database!

thanks I had one level that i removed cause it did this......
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Post Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:24 am

Re: The New Bitfighter Level Database!

Lawl. That would explain the downvote on Inca. Maybe next time somebody could get in touch with me to explain that my map is broken instead of just down voting and expecting me to get the idea.

Anyway. Thank you sam686! (:
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Post Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:15 pm

Re: The New Bitfighter Level Database!

Yeah thanks.

On a future note will we have any problems if the data base will be to large?
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Post Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:32 pm

Re: The New Bitfighter Level Database!

Shouldn't be
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Post Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:49 pm

Re: The New Bitfighter Level Database!

I have a idea for a restructuring of BF on pleadies but the admins will never go fir it :)
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kaen

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Post Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:31 pm

Re: The New Bitfighter Level Database!

Bump.

Just added Comment Notifications, and the ability to delete comments of your own, or other's comments on your own levels.
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amgine

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Post Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:30 pm

Re: The New Bitfighter Level Database!

bump bump
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Post Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:39 pm

Re: The New Bitfighter Level Database!

amgine wrote:bump bump

Just... No.
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Post Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:04 pm

Re: The New Bitfighter Level Database!

Little_Apple wrote:This is super cool. But a small issue, some levels that I uploaded prior to 019's release don't seem to be on the database and I can't seem to re-upload.
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If you go to the level file there will be a db id if you clear that it will let you up load.

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