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Suggestion: Add game name to file download

JoseJose Posts: 888
Trinity
edited September 2013 in Oculus Share
Currently the filenames of the downloads look randomized. Once there's more content on Share, and people start downloading games in batches, it might be hard for them to figure out which download is which game.

Maybe a format of: [developer]-[appname]-[platform].zip ?

Example:

cloudhead-the-gallery-six-elements-airworld-teaser-pc.zip

I know that's a long filename, but imo, it's probably more user-friendly than the random characters.

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  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 26,156 Oculus Staff
    Yeah, I totally agree with this. Having random looking hashes for the file names is not user-friendly.
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  • whoisonlinewhoisonline Posts: 415
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    Jose wrote:
    Currently the filenames of the downloads look randomized. Once there's more content on Share, and people start downloading games in batches, it might be hard for them to figure out which download is which game.

    Maybe a format of: [developer]-[appname]-[platform].zip ?

    Example:

    cloudhead-the-gallery-six-elements-airworld-teaser-pc.zip

    I know that's a long filename, but imo, it's probably more user-friendly than the random characters.

    Yes, I agree, and perhaps a version number too.
  • MrGeddingsMrGeddings Posts: 604
    yeah agreed would be better then the cryptic names that is used now :-p
  • I agree, but I would suggest simply [app name]-[version].zip. The reason being that some us use "Extract" from the contextual menu which automatically names the folder with the zip file name. "1377300026335dp071fw29-pc" is meaningless, but your suggestion would still require manually renaming the folder and it would be nice to avoid that.
  • 2EyeGuy2EyeGuy Posts: 1,084
    Trinity
    I agree that it needs to include the name near the start of the filename. You may still need a unique identifier as well, in case two things have the same name, or in case there are different versions.
  • Chard6Chard6 Posts: 32
    I asked one of the developers about this, unfortunately the backend requires those numbers, I suppose this is just a temporary solution.
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  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 26,156 Oculus Staff
    This may be technically possible, but there is a lot of other work needed to get the site fully operational right now, so it's not a high priority.
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  • JoseJose Posts: 888
    Trinity
    I don't know when the change happened, but I just downloaded some games from Share and the game names are in the filename now. Thank you!
  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 26,156 Oculus Staff
    Yes. We made the change shortly after you requested it. Thanks.
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  • virrorvirror Posts: 402
    Brain Burst
    Not for me though, this still needs some serious love : p
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