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FPSC Classic Product Chat / My super-easy BIN/DBO cleaner

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bond1
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Posted: 27th Apr 2012 17:33 Edited at: 28th Apr 2012 03:41
I'm sure others have their own solutions for getting rid of BIN/DBO files, but I thought I'd share mine for ease of use.

Just place this small .exe in your root FPS Creator folder and run it, it will place a small icon in your system tray. At any time, pressing the hotkey "WIN+b" will clean all bin and dbo files, useful for model pack creators and troubleshooting.

It's a nice quick one-handed solution using an easy to reach hotkey. You can also place a shortcut in your Windows startup folder to have it launch automatically when Windows starts.

EDIT:v1.01 Now ignores bin/dbo files in the "MyGames" folder.
EDIT:v1.02 Now displays a brief 'running' message as soon as hotkey is pressed.
EDIT:v1.03 Changed the message boxes to look identical.

SPECS: Windows7 x64, Intel Core i7 920, Geforce GTX 580, 6GB RAM

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BlackFox
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Posted: 27th Apr 2012 17:48
Works great. Good idea to have the window pop up to notify all the BIN/DBO files were deleted for the user.

Thanks for the download.


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bruce3371
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Posted: 27th Apr 2012 17:51
Although I've got into the routine of using FPS Cleaner everytime I edit and save a map, this will be usefull for deleting those files almost 'on the fly' so to speak. Thanks.

bond1
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Posted: 27th Apr 2012 18:02 Edited at: 27th Apr 2012 18:04
No problem guys.

Quote: "Good idea to have the window pop up to notify all the BIN/DBO files were deleted for the user"


Yes, I wanted to have visual confirmation as well. Also, the pop up confirmation window will close itself after 3 seconds, so you don't HAVE to click on it; so it really doesn't require any interaction - just hit WIN+B and move on.

SPECS: Windows7 x64, Intel Core i7 920, Geforce GTX 580, 6GB RAM
BlackFox
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Posted: 27th Apr 2012 18:15
Quote: " Also, the pop up confirmation window will close itself after 3 seconds, so you don't HAVE to click on it; so it really doesn't require any interaction - just hit WIN+B and move on"


Funny you mention that. I saw the pop-up just as I went to grab a cup of coffee. I came back and it was gone. I asked my three year old "did you touch my computer?". "No, daddy" was the reply. I had to run it again only to discover it closes automatically thus vindicating the boy.


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Ross tra damus
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Posted: 27th Apr 2012 18:25
Very handy tool Bond1.

Cheers and all the best of luck.
bond1
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Posted: 27th Apr 2012 18:38
Hey guys, you may want redownload the tool again from the first post, I made one small change.

It now ignores the bin/dbo files in the "My Games" folder, which is probably what most users want.

SPECS: Windows7 x64, Intel Core i7 920, Geforce GTX 580, 6GB RAM
KeithC
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Posted: 27th Apr 2012 18:44
I'm not seeing a download?

-Keith

bond1
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Posted: 27th Apr 2012 18:46
Ok the new version is back up now.

SPECS: Windows7 x64, Intel Core i7 920, Geforce GTX 580, 6GB RAM
Scene Commander
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Posted: 27th Apr 2012 19:05 Edited at: 27th Apr 2012 19:31
A great offering.

Could I suggest a 'running' message box at the start, when I first ran it I thought it wasn't working.

Still, it's great
rolfy
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Posted: 27th Apr 2012 19:27
This is super handy for me, thanks a lot.

Awesome! Its one of those threads.
bond1
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Posted: 27th Apr 2012 19:42
Quote: "Could I suggest a 'running' message box at the start, when I first ran it I thought it wasn't working."


Done! Nice suggestion, it now displays a brief 'running' message as soon as the hotkey is pressed, so you know it's doing something.

Updated download on first post.

SPECS: Windows7 x64, Intel Core i7 920, Geforce GTX 580, 6GB RAM
Ross tra damus
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Posted: 29th Apr 2012 14:32
Bond1

I know its late but I just tested the 'cleaner' for the first time and think it works perfectly because its so easy to use and saves so much time.

For me its a 'Super' handy tool and I'd like to thank you again for sharing this with us.

Maybe it could be incorperated with following FPSC 'Upgrades'?
Conjured Entertainment
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Posted: 29th Apr 2012 16:15
Thanks Bond!

I remember when Lee whipped up the cleaner for the updates.
Having a hotkey for the DBO/BIN cleaning funciton will be very handy when editing.

Thanks

The Zombie Killer
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Posted: 30th Apr 2012 10:27
Nice work Bond!
This will come in handy when users are having trouble getting test game to work. Thanks for the contribution.

-TZK

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