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Victor
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Ah a bug had creeped into the settings page. It will save that setting again.

But was that your only bug? You say you still receive notifications, which is correct, because of the subscriptions you already have. Those will stay on their email setting. So in order to receive no more notifications you'd have to adjust your existing subscriptions.
But I see that's a bit hard to do with no multi-select option. Will have to look at that soon (i want to do some forum work anyway over the couple next days).
The new Files section
Victor
Developer
I would like to introduce the new Files section of this website.

The first category of files it contains is car setups. The need for a central repository arose when it became apparent that the existing ones were no longer properly maintained.
So now if you are in need of a new setup for a certain car / track combination or purpose, the new Files section will be a good place to start. You can filter by classification and access level and sort by a range of values. The default is sorted by Rating. That reminds me to hint at you that setups can be rated, if you are logged in.
You are also encouraged to upload your own setups, so that the collection can grow and be as useful as possible. You can classify your setups, indicate which track(s) they can be used on, add notes and set accessibility (Public, Team and Private).
If you have hotlaps uploaded at LFS World, you can also import all or some of the setups used with them, with a few clicks. These extracted setups will remain bound to the hotlap, which makes for an interesting piece of information to show alongside all other car setup details.

I think this first section will be very useful for many people. The idea is to add more file categories in the future, making it even more useful.

Enjoy!
Victor
Developer
Hm yeah the system will skip setups that are 100% equal to one you already have in your collection.
It will now add the tracks to that already uploaded setup though, so you don't have to manually do that.
You can safely import those hotlap setups again to try.
Victor
Developer
hmyeah it checks to see if you have 1.25GB available. I guess that's a bit greedy for a patch.
Victor
Developer
hmyeah, seems it's the wrong way around. I've fixed it in my version.
Victor
Developer
Would be nice to have more realtime renders, but pretty low on my list of things to do! Smile
Victor
Developer
Just a check on these words : drift, dr!ft, rally, sprint, endu, cruise, stunt, drag, quali
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Victor
Developer
I don't understand. From what I can tell you have two skins uploaded. I see those in your screenshot.
So you must mean something else.
"shows on the preview but not on the car" - there's only ever been a preview hover. There's not been any on-car rendering.
Victor
Developer
Regarding controller type, I don't necessarily have that information. Only if a setup is extracted from a hotlap can I know what controller was used with it. So for full usability that would have to become one more option people have to fill in themselves.

Setup names can now be edited. You can use pretty much any UTF8 character you like, and LFS colour codes are allowed as well. Note that setup names can only be 15 (normal) characters long.

I've also done some track and class auto detection on the existing setups. The same check will also be applied to newly added setups.
Victor
Developer
It's now :
- All setups
- My team setups
- My private setups
- My public setups
- My setups
Victor
Developer
That setup was set to private, but was also a forum post attachment. And in that case it automatically becomes public again. I'm now displaying public in that case.

The filtering issue should be solved now, too.

EDIT - one thing i wonder about though .. if you set a setup to Team, and then set the browsing filter to private, you won't see that setup at the moment.
The logic now is that you only want setups set to Private. But my mind tells me that when I set the filter to Private, I want my setups. But then I'd have to change the wording of the filter, as its meaning slightly changes.

I wonder how you see it?

EDIT 2 - the filter would then have these options :
any setups
my team's setups
my setups
Victor
Developer
I've added an extra filter for private / team (+private) / any.
I've removed the submit button as that's just an annoying extra click.
Your settings now also persist for the duration of your browsing session, for consistency.
Victor
Developer
I definitely see the relevance and will think about it for a bit.
Victor
Developer
Hm there's no such list atm. It's just that any team member's setups will now be visible in the existing lists, where previously they would not (as well as setup details page and setup download), provided they have set the setup access level to Team.

I suppose you would like a way to only see team setups?
Victor
Developer
Team access to setups is now functional as well.
The team editor on lfsworld still needs to be used to compose the members of a team, which is an editor that can do with improvement .. but the access bit on the setup side here works at least.
Victor
Developer
Is now shown for those cars that have it.
Victor
Developer
Quote from pik_d :The old setup names seem to have confused the file attachment setup grabber.

For example there are plenty of unknown setups named "FXO_GTR" or "FZ5_GTR" listed under FXO or FZ5 instead of FXR and FZR.

Quote from mbutcher :A filtering issue:

1) https://www.lfs.net/files/setups
2) Filter by: Drift
3) Click the sole LX4 setup in 'Unknown Track'

It displays 115 LX4 setups instead of just one.

Fixed both of these.
Victor
Developer
Was just fixing that one too Smile
Victor
Developer
ouch, no that was a bug! Fixed.
Victor
Developer
oh right, wrong green there. Fixed that. (my test hotlaps are all red .. ahem)
Victor
Developer
Quote from DANIEL-CRO :As far as I tested I can see that there is not curruption check (header, file to short,...).

hmm, on setup extraction? I definitely check for file length and do a whole bunch of header checks. I can do some more sanity checks on the body though (and have now).

Quote from DANIEL-CRO :
Other than that, short description of each setup would be nice.

On import hotlap setups page, distance to benchmark is hard to read (you probably know that already). Anyway, distance to WR would make much more sense IMO...

Great work so far! I'm sure it will be great. Thumbs up

If you provide a protocol (like Relay) to access setup database, I'll happily implement it to LFSLazy. Wink

How do you mean a short description? The ability to add one? Or are you missing seeing notes anywhere? I do still have to add the ability for anyone to add a note to any setup, in general.

I considered wr vs benchmark and thought benchmark was a bit more interesting because it gives you a bit better idea of how relatively good your hotlaps are. If you only see green, then you are doing very well! It's not possible to show that with the WR time only. Ideally I'd show both like on lfsworld, but there's no room in the table left.

An api would be nice to have yep. Probably will have to make one anyway if LFS itself wants to download them at some point.

Oh about distance to benchamark not being readable .. it reads fine here. Not sure what you're seeing. Maybe can do a screenie?
I am however known for being very bad with colours though Big grin
Victor
Developer
I suppose it's debatable whether a Favorites option would be preferred instead of copying a setup and adding it to your own collection.
Victor
Developer
Quote from pik_d :The "Add to collection" seems to cause some issues. What is its intended purpose?

Whenever you add your collection, it sets them as public and then reposts the same setup under the name of whoever added it to their collection. Shown here:

mbutcher added my UF1/BL1 set to his collection, and now it's shown as public and also on the "Latest Car Setups" list, even though he didn't upload it. If you click on the hotlap time on the line with his name, it links to my hotlap. Also shown in this image is the two XRR/KY2R sets of mbutcher that I added to my collection. It says I just uploaded them.

The purpose of it is to be able to add a setup to your own collection. That can be useful if (hopefully) scawen integrates this setup stuff with LFS. You then have your own copy to work with.

I do need to de-duplicate these setups so they don't both show in the public lists. But need to think that through a bit.
Victor
Developer
Thanks for the tests and reports so far.

Quote from pik_d :When importing hotlap sets, they should be given the hotlap class.

I imported 121 sets, I don't want to have to go through each of them to set them to the "Hotlap/Qualify" Classification.

Ah that's annoying. Fixed that. However, you may have to delete those hotlap setups and import them again. Should be easier than going through each of them individually.

I'll be having a look at the rest tomorrow. Think I'm done for today.
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