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File Naming Convention

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Demo Game: Citizens' started by Ginger_Ale, Dec 26, 2005.

  1. Ginger_Ale

    Ginger_Ale Lurker Retired Moderator

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    Just bringing this to everyone's attention in case they weren't familiar with the format we've used before. Since it works, I propose we just stick with the common naming system for uploaded files:

    DG#_BC/AD####_text.extension

    Ok, that's a bit confusing, so I'll give examples:

    If we were doing a turnchat, we could save it at turn5 and name it:

    DG1_BC1400_turn5.Civ4SavedGame

    And a screenshot for it:

    DG1_BC1400_turn5screen.JPG

    If we uploaded a log from the turnchat up to 300 AD:

    DG1_AD0300_log.txt

    Notice the 0, that makes it easier when sorting the files in a directory.

    Does this work for everyone? :)
     
  2. DaveShack

    DaveShack Inventor Retired Moderator

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    Good idea, thanks for doing this. :)

    Hmm, just in case there are DG1 files still out there, should the prefix maybe be Civ4DG#_blah?
     
  3. Ginger_Ale

    Ginger_Ale Lurker Retired Moderator

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    Dave, I had thought of that, and the thing is, Civ4 save files have different extensions than Civ3 (.Civ4SavedGame not .SAV), which means you could theoretically have 2 files of the same name if differing extensions. Of course that means ZIPs and TXTs could possibly clash...

    Using C4DG1_text or Civ4DG1_text is fine too. I guess we'll use what you suggested, the latter.
     
  4. Sexton

    Sexton Keeping the Books

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    Ooooh that very much pleases my eye as a neurotic file organizer freak :lol:
     

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