Steam : witch mod have been updated ?

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  1. Mydriaz

    Mydriaz Registered

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    Hi all,

    When I launch Steam, I sometimes notice that one (or more) mod has been updated.
    I can see this on the download page under the name "rFactor2 - Workshop content" but I can't find witch mod is it exactly.
    Does anybody know how to get the name of that updated mod ?
    Thank you :).
     
  2. muz_j

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    You could look at file modification stamps on the files in the "packages" and "installed" directories, after launching the rFactor 2 launcher. That would tell you.
    Alternatively the game's startup log might list them, after starting the rFactor 2 launcher, wait for the steam mod's to sync, then open the startup log file.
    ...that's two options. A 3rd would be to look at log files for Steam itself - but I'm unsure if that will show anything of any value.
     
  3. Will Mazeo

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    Would be nice if it said what mod is being updaded indeed, or at least updated mods should be moved to the top on the "Most Recent" tab
     
  4. muz_j

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    Well it does when you fire up the launcher - it gives you a pop up box showing which mod's are being sync'ed with steam, but if there's only a couple and they get processed quickly, that can disappear pretty quickly.
    I do get what is being commented about though - Steam itself doesn't actually display which mod's are being updated. Personally it doesn't bother me - but it should be possible to figure it out if you really want to know (admittedly my suggestions previously aren't super quick or convenient - although you could write a simple script using vbscript or powershell simply enough).
     
  5. Mydriaz

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    Thank you for your answers guys. I thougt I'd missed something more convenient as you say :).
    I have already seen the popup box in the launcher and looked at modification stamps on the files in "installed" directory.
    I do not feel able to write a script...
    Anyway, thank you very much.
     
  6. muz_j

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    Funnily enough I've got an old vbscript that will pretty much do what you want. I haven't updated this and re-written it in powershell, but this will work - as is. save the code to a text file with a .vbs file extension. run it via the command line (although you can obviously put it into a batch file or cmd file, which is the same thing). and you could modify it as you see it :)

    for execution I use the command - "cscript //nologo <script name>"
    - the nologo switch supresses the standard MS script execution header - giving you clean results.

    #### Start of code ####

    'On Error Resume Next
    set objArguments = wscript.arguments
    Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    Set objshell = WScript.CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")


    'wscript.echo FileDir

    Set FileDir = objFSO.GetFolder(objArguments.item(0)) ' >>> source file directory
    RecurseSwitch = lcase(objArguments.item(1)) ' >>> recurse switch: expected value of +r or -r




    If RecurseSwitch = "+r" Then dd_recurse( FileDir )
    If RecurseSwitch = "-r" Then dd_norecurse( FileDir )




    ' ### FUNCTION SECTION ###

    Function dd_norecurse(FileDir)
    'on error resume next

    'wscript.echo ZipFile

    on error resume next
    set Files = FileDir.Files
    set SubFolders = FileDir.Subfolders


    For Each objFile in Files
    ' echo each file name as the script processes the file
    'wscript.echo objFile.Name

    dd = cint(DateDiff("d", objFile.DateLastModified, Now))
    wscript.echo "Days Since File : " & objFile.Name & ", Modified = " & dd & vbcrlf
    Next
    End Function


    Function dd_recurse(FileDir)
    'wscript.echo ZipFile

    'on error resume next
    set Files = FileDir.Files
    set SubFolders = FileDir.Subfolders


    For Each objFile in Files
    ' echo each file name as the script processes the file
    'wscript.echo objFile.Name

    dd = cint(DateDiff("d", objFile.DateLastModified, Now))
    'wscript.echo "Days Since File : " & objFile.Name & ", Modified = " & dd & vbcrlf
    wscript.echo objFile.Name & ", " & dd & vbcrlf
    Next

    for each folder in subfolders
    dd_recurse folder
    next
    set subfolders = nothing
    set files = nothing
    End Function

    #### end of code ####

    - as if you want a powershell version - I'd suggest starting by looking at the Microsoft script repository - which you can find here: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter
    I use that by doing keyword searches, then use the filtering criteria to narrow things down, then review the results and find something that matches what you're looking for - or you might find something close, or just a snippet of example code.

    ...anyway my vbscript will give you a recursive list of file modification info for a given directory.
     
  7. Mydriaz

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    Thank you muz_j for your code, that's very kind of you :).
    I'm going to use it as you explain above with a batch file to begin. I have had a quick look at the Microsoft page "Ressources de script pour les professionnels de l'informatique" as they translated it in french (...for For IT Professionals).
    I think it's beyond I can do so far :eek:.
     

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