Opened 16 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

Last modified 6 months ago

#7289 closed enhancement (wontfix)

GUI: Order games manually

Reported by: SF/logicdeluxe Owned by: fingolfin
Priority: normal Component: GUI
Keywords: Cc:
Game:

Description

As I notice the entries in scummvm.ini are allways
sorted alphabetically.
Would it be possible to disable that ordering?
If would be nice if one can sort the entries manually
and the GUI should display the games in the same order.
For example I like to see the games listed primary by
its language and secondary by release dates.
Maybe you could let the scummvm.ini stay autosorted as
it is and add a position variable for each game. For
example:
[monkey2]
path=C:\mi2\
position=2

[loomcd]
path=C:\loom\
position=1

When the GUI sorts that by positions then it would
display loomcd first and then goes on with monkey2
according to the position entries.
Of course there should be a possibility of displacing
the entries within the GUI, so there would be no need
to edit scummvm.ini manually.
I know, I could put a number before each game name in
the description variable as well, but that doesn't look
that nice.

Ticket imported from: #766491. Ticket imported from: feature-requests/105.

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by sev-

Max, recently you expressed idea that it is sorted on
purpose. May you, please, comment and unassign yourself
(just making sure that you will read this)

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by sev-

Owner: set to fingolfin

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by fingolfin

The entries in scummvm.ini are in fact not sorted alphabetically, but rather
ScummVM will attempt to keep the sorting exactly as it was.

In my oppinon, there is little to be gained by allowing custom (manual) sorting
to the launcher. OTOH I can easily imagine lots of people getting confused by
this...

So in this case I think we should follow the good old KISS principle :-)

comment:4 Changed 13 years ago by fingolfin

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

comment:5 Changed 6 months ago by digitall

Component: GUI
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