>Server filters are (imho) not very convenient to use in xqf at the
>moment. One has to pick a filter from the server filter menu then click
>the S Filter toolbar icon.
>I think it would make more sense to have them in the 'source pane' as
>sub categories of each game, in place of the master servers.
>It would make switching between different filters & no filter easier.
>The master server list is not super important and could be moved to the
>game preferences option menu.
>Or the master servers could be kept where they are and the filters added
>to the bottom of the source pane under the games entries (pretty much
>like the favorites entry is, only at the bottom).
>This would have the advantage of being able to keep global filters that
>apply to all games instead of filters that apply to 1 game only.
>So, what do you people think about this?
>Unfortunately, I can't code so I have little more than the silly
>screenshots to offer :[
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I like those ideas (or where they're going anyway), so I whipped up my
own ideas in like 3 minutes.
Ok, so let me explain starting from the top, Favorites should be
expandable where you'd have items such as Favorites 1, Favorites 2, etc
(all of which should be re-nameable).
Under Quake3: Arena, you'd have an expandable "master servers" item
where there would be checkboxes for each master server so you could
easily enable or disable a master server when scanning. Then, imho, we
should have some popular/known/important filters like Punkbuster (yes or
no optionbox), Version (1.31, 1.32, etc checkboxes), Bots (yes or no),
etc. And after those, we'd have all the mods. Imho, xqf should be
shipped with a list of mods to make it easier for the user. If the list
of mods could be on an external file, it could be updated regularly
instead of updating xqf everytime there's a new game/mod out. (Maybe
even put an auto-update feature into xqf?)
Oh, just remembered, before that last custom filters, there should also
be an expandable Country item with checkboxes so you can filter by
Custom filters I think is self-explanatory.
Well, that's how I'd like xqf to be anyway.