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I've been writing this piece of code that lets you sort your Steam wishlist by letting you compare two games at a time. It uses innovative bleeding-edge advanced sorting algorithms so you don't have to compare every single pair of games (e.g. which means choosing A>B and B>C gives you A>B>C). This assumes you don't prefer games in a cyclic fashion, such as A>B, B>C and C>A so you can get a reliable ordered list of games. It sounds kind of useless at first but I have 117 games (I know, rookie numbers) in my wishlist myself and it kinda helps to see which games I want the most.
I'm not sure if this has been done before or if anyone would even use it since I suck at coming up with ideas but I just wanted to see if you guys (or girls) are interested in something like this. If so, I'll tidy up my code and make a more user-friendly UI and publicly release my code on GitHub. Otherwise, I'll just keep it to myself (I'd rather die than show others my code, tbh).
So, what do you say? I mean, I could just upload it to GitHub for my portfolio anyway but I don't have the energy nor the motivation to deal with everything so I thought it would be better to hear your opinions ;)
Thanks in advance!
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It's basically something like the character sorters all over the internet but integrated into your wishlist (My code is original, though). The script is currently broken for some reason (thus the need for tidying up) but you can try the 2hu sorter to see how it used to work in the meanwhile. I'll add a gif once I get it working again.
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Do you care about your wishlist order on Steam?
I'd like to see how it works :)
Sure, why not?
The order is not super important to me, but when I do arrange it, it's probably something I need.
I'd rather die than show others my code, tbh
I'd rather die than show others my code, tbh
I mean, look on the bright side, it could never be worse than BlueLightning's code.
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Neat idea. Does it show the end result before it saves the new order?
Not really... It changes the order right away so there is no preview. I guess that would be awful if you wanted to keep your previous wishlist before you changed it. I guess I should add something like that :P Thanks for your input :)
You are welcome. ;)
+1 for letting us preview the result before applying it. Without that, I'd probably never even try it. Sounds pretty interesting otherwise.
I'm seriously interested in such a script. Wishlist sorting on Steam right now is as bad as it can be. It wasn't made for people with >10 wanted games in mind, and you either put a lot of effort into it or you just give up. And that's just what I did after I got to 100+ entries. I do keep the top 50 or so roughly organised, and push stuff from bottom to top and then reorganise it every few weeks, but it's still such a chore... And if you don't maintain the list properly it'll just keep growing, whereas if you can objectively review the whole thing you can tell if something needs to be in the list or not.
So, yeah, I would greatly appreciate it!
Sounds interesting. Looking forward to the release.
You've already done the bulk of the work, you may as well tidy it up and post it . You never know what you might learn from the experience or what it might turn into unless you try. :)
I don't understand. All you're doing is sorting it alphabetically?
It's a ranked sorting system with minimal input. The script randomly picks two games and asks which you like more, and then pick another 2 and repeats, until there's enough information to sort the list completely.
The reason something like this is useful is because it takes way less steps and effort than what a person would do, that is, compare each entry one by one with the entries they have already sorted. It also gives more accurate results because it's a lot easier to decide on which of two things you like more than comparing dozens at a time.
Edit: here's an example sorter that's easier to use than the one in the first post. Just uncheck everything so there's a single category selected then start it to see it in action.
Ah. Makes sense now. And thinking the problem in my head I can see where you put in optimizations (e.g. compare NEWGAME to RANK(n/2), then if you like NEWGAME more than RANK(n/2), then compare to RANK(3n/4). Etc. I will definitely be trying this out when I finish writing this comment.
Not entirely sure how the sorting will work, but hey the more tools available the merrier. I have a lot of stuff on my wishlist that I'm just keeping an eye on, games still in development that I may want to play eventually, etc and it would be nice to have some more order in that regard.
Ohh, I've encountered this kind of sorting before, with favorite characters of a show or something. I think that'd be useful (and interesting), although I'd have to +1 the preview suggestion as well. :D
So you finally decided to show it to everyone, nice!
Sounds interesting. Over the years, my wishlist has somehow ballooned to over 1,000 games (mostly to track whether they are on sale). Would be good to sort them into some sort of sensible order, but I've no idea how. Perhaps this will help?
I've thought about something like this too although I don't trust myself to not input circular choices :X and it'd still take a really long time if all were A or B and there are about 200 games on my wishlist. Would still be interested in doing it to sort it all out after messing it up for so long.
You forgot the option "My wishlist is just fine", but thanks for the train!
That's what the "no" option was for. I admit it sounds kinda rude but it was meant to be a self-derogatory one. Sadly I can't edit the poll so you'll have to do with the usual "potato" this time around :/ I'll add that one the next time I make a pool :d
Ah, thats my bad, thanks for clearifying.
Sounds pretty cool!
I'd definitely try it
This would be something I really need! I tried changing it by hand but then I come across another game I like more than the other and then the order is again messed up because I cannot keep track >.<
Sounds really interesting I would try it out!