New car, track categories and flags for Content Manager

Misc New car, track categories and flags for Content Manager 0.4

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New car, track categories and flags for Content Manager - New categories for Content Manager

This is a feature that has been provided by Content Manager for AC and only works if you have it installed.
(https://**********/app/)

It enable and shows with icons new categories as series, mods, tags in Content Manager.
It´s a first starting point the community can collaborate developing it further. :)
Please look into the *.json files how to define new fields and logos. You can post me these on the support page.

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Great to see this! I've been working on building out a filtering system myself as well. I could divide them up better now with the additional features you've shown.

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I have even included engine types in my tags on the cars. I could probably include an "f1" tag on the F1 cars to make them all viewable from the tags as well as categories.

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I have only done tags for tracks so far. Since so many track authors don't put their names, I haven't bothered with categories for them yet. They could be based off the tags instead of the authors. I've also added a "Fictive" country flag for fantasy tracks based in no particular location.
 
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Fine I could help improving your filtering. :)
Could you share the fictive country flag?
And the definition too. :)

Nice idea to put it in types, but I wanted series for both, cars and tracks. So I can select easier suitable tracks and cars. :)
 
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A short howto make, for example your own car series definition:
Open c:\Users\yourname\AppData\Local\Car Categories\Series.json with an editor
Code:
  {
    "name": "1: F1 - before 1993",
    "description": "Formula 1 - before 1993",
    "filter": "tag:`\\b(Formula 1|F1)\\b` & year<1993",
    "icon": "FIA_F1_before_1993.png"
  },
This filters F1 cars tagged with "Formula 1" or "F1" and older then 1993 and voilà ... :)
Be aware that json syntax is a bit tricky, so best use an editor that supports json.

You can look in CM under "ABOUT" - "Everything about filtering" - "More about expressions" how to use these expressions. Or just take a look to the existing definitions in the different json files. :)

Own definitions could be shared here with icon (best 512x512px) so that project can grown and people can select later on their own settings. :)
 
Notepad++ is nice.
I would recommend "Visual Studio Code" (Free. Built on open source. Runs everywhere.) or "Sublime Text 3", as I bought it for work a couple of years ago. :)
But that´s only a personal taste. ;)
 
really loving this been waiting for someone to hop on this only recommendation i would give is to put it into Data(User) to not muddy up the default files other than that 5 stars
 
really loving this been waiting for someone to hop on this only recommendation i would give is to put it into Data(User) to not muddy up the default files other than that 5 stars
Oh, many thanks for your great advice. For sure it would be better to put it into Data(User). Of course, sorry I only wasn´t aware of it. I searched where these default definitions and logos come from and the only place was this Data folder. So I began to modify it there. Do you or somebody else have still the original folders and could share it to restore the default state?
 

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Hi Sliderman,
would be cool to add this:
logo for Track Categories:
gunnar333.png

Mods.json:
Code:
 {
    "name": "Gunnar333",
    "description": "Tracks made by Gunnar333",
    "filter": "author:gunnar333",
    "icon": "gunnar333.png"
  }
 
Sliderman updated New car, track categories and flags for Content Manager with a new update entry:

New Categories for Cars and Tracks and their series, mods, tags, types and even some new flags ...

Some new categories for Car and Tracks and some new flags ...
I was asked for some new stuff and some other things I just made it for myself, but maybe you find it useful, too. :D

Some new flags are just fun stuff for fictive countries. Let me surprise you! ;)

Don´t forget, most things have to be first named and/or tagged correctly, before this categories and their definitions work.

All stuff now moved to the folder Data (User) where it should be. Thanks @Twiggy5471...

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Sliderman updated New car, track categories and flags for Content Manager with a new update entry:

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New Categories for Cars and Tracks and their series, mods, tags, types and even some new flags ...

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Some new categories for Car and Tracks and some new flags ...
I was asked for some new stuff and some other things I just made it for myself, but maybe you find it useful, too. :D

Some new flags are just fun stuff for fictive countries. Let me surprise you! ;)

Don´t forget, most things have to be first named and/or tagged correctly, before...

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@Sliderman I've dropped a png icon in and edited the json and got it to show up now but how do I add more than one Author name to the json file?

This is what I added but I want to also have AC Planet Reworks as an author as well.


{
"name": "AC Planet Reworks",
"description": "Cars from AC Planet Reworks",
"filter": "author:ACPR",
"icon": "AC_Planet_Reworks.png"
},
 
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Good day!

I'm sorry to bother you. I wanted to ask for your advice, if possible.

I have a desire to add SUVs and crossovers to a separate category of cars. Unfortunately, I could not find out where to put the necessary icon file. I am currently using the "classic" icon. Can it be changed to a more suitable one? If so, how?

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I asked people on the forum and I was recommended to you. Thank you in advance for any advice!

with respect, Sapsan444
 
Good day!

I'm sorry to bother you. I wanted to ask for your advice, if possible.

I have a desire to add SUVs and crossovers to a separate category of cars. Unfortunately, I could not find out where to put the necessary icon file. I am currently using the "classic" icon. Can it be changed to a more suitable one? If so, how?
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Hi @Sapsan444,

no problem at all. :)

Would this be Ok for you? If not send me an image of a SUV you think it would match better. :)
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To match the other Type Icons, I would recommend a black and white clipart icon. But you can imo even put there jpg´s or png´s.
I convert them to an svg and put the code to the types.json
Rename types.zip.txt to types.zip and extract it and you get the icon above.

I can also recommend using the awesome icons from @Fanapryde so they match with CM list and you have less work to do. ;)
Just seen your different Pessio icon ...
 

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Hi!
This is a great tool. Thank you.

I was having a problem with the Type "Vintage", it wasn't showing the type to select in my list. What i discovered is that the name "Vintage" was making it to hide itself. So, I've changed the name to "Vintage " (with a space after the word), and now it shows the type correctly.

BEFORE THE CHANGE:
At the end of the File: Types.json
{
"name": "Vintage",
"filter": "tag:#vintage| tag:vintage | tag:historic | year<1991",
"icon": "Vintage2.png"
},

RESULT:
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AFTER THE CHANGE:
At the end of the File: Types.json
{
"name": "Vintage ",
"filter": "tag:#vintage| tag:vintage | tag:historic | year<1991",
"icon": "Vintage2.png"
},

RESULT:
1597504131010.png
 
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