Order of Battle - The Unit Navigator Tool

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Re: Order of Battle - The Unit Navigator Tool

Post by Mojko » Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:05 am

New version released: 2018-06-08

- all JavaScript code migrated from JQuery to React
- top and bottom pagination bar work exactly the same way
- added GET params sanitisation (filters, pagination and compared unit)
- game math corrected (no longer produces infinity values in some cases)
- terrain window redesigned and is now much more readable
- data cache improved (more data is now cached)
- fixed a glitch when tooltip was causing weird visual artifacts in some cases
- pagination bar buttons reordered for better access
- unit attributes that are not present on all units are now displayed only if the unit has a positive value of such attribute
- JavaScript file loading switched from blocking to non-blocking

See the diff page for more details.
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Re: Order of Battle - The Unit Navigator Tool

Post by Mojko » Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:20 am

New version released: 2018-07-28

- application now uses Redux framework combined with React technology
- this should improve the performance of the application
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Re: Order of Battle - The Unit Navigator Tool

Post by galum » Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:07 pm

Hi Mojko, thanks for this, is it possible to make the type search field linked to the category so that if category = air only air related types appear please?

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Re: Order of Battle - The Unit Navigator Tool

Post by Mojko » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:31 pm

galum wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:07 pm
Hi Mojko, thanks for this, is it possible to make the type search field linked to the category so that if category = air only air related types appear please?
You mean that you want the filter values to represent only items that are currently in the list? For example: you start with all the filter options but as you select an option and narrow down the search results, the filter options also narrow down. Specific example: if you select "land" units only you won't get the option of AA batteries in trait filter as this is naval units only.

Should this be applied to every filter? Is this what you have in mind?
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Re: Order of Battle - The Unit Navigator Tool

Post by galum » Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:30 am

Yep, absolutely that. Makes filtering much more intuitive I think.

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Re: Order of Battle - The Unit Navigator Tool

Post by Mojko » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:05 pm

@galum I tried out your suggestion, but I'm not really sure if it's an improvement. When you're using filters you are also losing some of the filter options so if you actually want to go back and switch to a different filter option, it might no longer be there. In such case you need to disable the filter and then select your desired option. I'm not convinced that this is an improvement for the ui. It's also not very intuitive because new people coming to the app would probably don't understand quickly how to use the filtering. I think current ui is more intuitive.

From technical point of view this feature is quite difficult to implement but more importantly, it would have impact either on memory usage or render speed as each time you select a filter value potentially all filter components need to be re-rendered. Also, new set of filter options would need to be extracted each time you select a filter option.

Overall, I decided that keeping current UI / filtering is the better option. Feel free to add more suggestions, I will read and analyse each and every one ;-)
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Re: Order of Battle - The Unit Navigator Tool

Post by galum » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:03 pm

No problem
Thanks for trying!

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Re: Order of Battle - The Unit Navigator Tool

Post by AgrippaHX » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:16 pm

Thanks for the neat tool, Mojko. It's invaluable. I have a question: Is it intended that I cannot type spaces in the unit name field? Specifically on the end? I can add a space by moving the insertion point and editing what I've already typed, but they are blocked when I am typing normally. Thanks.

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Re: Order of Battle - The Unit Navigator Tool

Post by Mojko » Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:40 pm

New version released: 2018-09-23

- white space (such as spaces) are now allowed to be typed in the unit name filter

See the diff page for more details.
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Re: Order of Battle - The Unit Navigator Tool

Post by AgrippaHX » Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:44 pm

Mojko wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:40 pm
- white space (such as spaces) are now allowed to be typed in the unit name filter
Excellent service, mate! Thanks! :D

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Re: Order of Battle - The Unit Navigator Tool

Post by Mojko » Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:32 am

AgrippaHX wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:44 pm
Excellent service, mate! Thanks! :D
Happy to help :wink:
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Re: Order of Battle - The Unit Navigator Tool

Post by Mojko » Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:55 am

New version released: 2018-10-21

- mod support added
- mod loader field in now available in the bottom of the screen
- input url of mod data files and push the "load mod" button
- the url has to be pointing to folder that contains game data files (for example units.csv)
- mod folder and all of its files have to be publicly available (no login, no captcha, no validation)
- file names have to match game data files convention
- mod files will be applied on top of the default files
- modding support is only for game data files, not for images and localization files
- loaded mod state is not persistent between requests (you have to load your mod each time you open the Unit navigator)
- loaded mode state is not cached, so loading time may be slow (depends on the hosting service providing mod files)

See the diff page for more details.

Feedback is appreciated.
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Re: Order of Battle - The Unit Navigator Tool

Post by Mojko » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:21 pm

New version released: 2018-10-22

- mod files log added
- it is now possible to view all mod files that are in use via the mod log button on the bottom of the screen

See the diff page for more details.
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Re: Order of Battle - The Unit Navigator Tool

Post by Mojko » Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:49 am

New version released: 2018-11-14

- game data updated to 7.1.4

See the diff page for more details.

I would appreciate if someone could export the new unit images and send them to me so I could add them to Unit Navigator :) .
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