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An adaption of an adaption.

A good while back, I created a program, KindEbook Wishlist, that I use most days and is still available here at the forum. It works well, keeping tabs on price changes for Kindle ebooks at Amazon ... at least for my modest wants.

About a year or so later, I struck upon the idea of adapting that program for CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays etc from the JB Hifi store, where there was a limit of about 50 items on the in-store wishlist. JB Wishlist is kind of a niche program, really only suitable for those from AUS, at the AutoIt Forum, who would want such a thing ... so not many I imagine, so it has never been available here. However, if you meet that criteria etc, and are willing to register at the AutoIt4Life Clubrooms, then it is available in the Project Chat section there ... though not the more recent updates (you need to ask me about them). That too, works quite well for my modest needs, and even includes an additional Preview & Summary window, which KindEbook Wishlist doesn't have ... though both programs do have access to a Details window per item, that is like the Preview window ... just doesn't constantly display alongside the Main program window (see later for an example with IonGoG Wishlist).

So, now we come to IonGoG Wishlist, which is an adaption of the JB Wishlist program, and used for keeping tabs on GOG Games ... prices, history of changes, bought list, etc.

IonGoG Wishlist is an incomplete adaption, so still in beta ... though all the really important elements work well enough. I have been working on it in dribs and drabs, and I now think it has come to a reasonable enough stage to share it ... just be advised, that some of the features accessed via the right-click menu etc, may not work or give strange results. Any of the options that I have given an Accelerator key facility to, should be working fine ... and most of the others are too ... and I am not even sure at this point, of what remains to be adapted ... not much I imagine.

The name by the way, in case you were wondering, is a phonetic mangling on the words - keep an Eye On your GOG Wishlist.

Here is a screenshot, with the Preview window on left. The Preview window can be placed at right instead or even turned off.

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Download, includes source files.

IonGoG Wishlist v0.0_b14.zip  (see detail at Post #10)

Enjoy!

OLDER DOWNLOADS

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IonGoG Wishlist v0.0_b8.zip  (27 downloads)

IonGoG Wishlist v0.0_b13.zip  -  Notes (Post #6)  (160 downloads)

SUPPLEMENTARY

I have another program that GOG users may be interested in, that can assist with getting game images that IonGoG Wishlist gets and doesn't get ... larger versions taken from modified thumbnail links in their GOG Library.

Downloads Dropbox  (see the GOG example in Post #7)

ADDENDUM

In reality, compared to most stores I have come across, the GOG store is great, well setup and laid out. and for most things, including their Wishlist, is more than adequate. So I rarely do a full list Price Query ... so much quicker and easier to just check the two pages of my in-store wishlist. When I first started work on IonGoG Wishlist, the in-store wishlist wasn't as good as it is now.

All that said, I still find it handy to use IonGoG Wishlist, for a variety of things - Offline browsing, Cover images to use with my bought & downloaded game folders, price changes history (and patterns of GOG behavior for sales etc), a bought list (with price I paid and date etc), Game Notes & Warnings, etc. And while not as quick as just checking the pages of your in-store wishlist, you can just set the full, favorites or non-favorites Query going, while you go away and do something else, and then later come back and look at the highlighted changes that may have occurred.

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If I'm intent on insulting you or being rude, I will be obvious, not ambiguous about it.
I'm only big and bad, to those who have an over-active imagination.

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Good work, a great program, I might use it but I am not really into games, GoG is awesome though, got many freebies overtime :D.

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3 minutes ago, TheDcoder said:

but I am not really into games

:blink: who you kidding. :P

Pull the other one ... no not that one, the other one, the one that plays Jingle Bells, not Jingle Balls. :lmao:

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IonGoG Wishlist has been updated to v0.0_b13, see first post.

For now, IonGoG Wishlist is in a BETA condition, so not all fixes or adaptions or new features (unless significantly unique) will be listed or mentioned.

(v0.0_b13)
This includes all changes made since v0.0_b08.
Bugfix for unwanted blank lines in Comments.
Bugfix for Price not found or non digits, plus related code improvements.
Bugfix at program start for program window being off-screen (including Preview window).
Export & Import options added for a User (Settings and Files). Import has two methods for any updating required (complete or only specific changes with prompting for other elements if found).
Genre column can now optionally be a Series column (toggled on Settings window at bottom).
More accelerator keys added, for features like - Sweet Price, Warning, Add Series, Skip in Query ALL, etc.
When ADDING a new game to the list, a Series name can be manually added (based on the Game name by default, but modifiable either then or later). The column sort is handy when you want dissimilar named games in a series to be sorted together. Ideal sorting will often require a trailing number in the field, indicating position in a series (i.e. Quake 1).
Slicker loading and clearing of lists has now been implemented for all the features that should require it (when the Slicker Visuals option is enabled).
A new option to check for a Series Discount Price (if it exists) has also been added, which will be in place of the usual reported price during a Query. On first use of this version, you will be prompted about using this new feature, which has not had much testing to-date. The option can be turned ON or OFF via the program Settings window.

IMPORT & EXPORT NOTES
Exporting can be a great way to externally share your bought list with family & friends. Typically by default, a user called 'John' will have a bought list named 'John (b)' created when the 'Relocate all Bought items' (right-click) menu option is used. You set an item as Bought, by using either the CTRL+B accelerator key for selected entry or the right-click menu option. To Export a specific user list, load that list in the program, then use the right-click (USERS -> Export current User & Image data) option to save to a selected folder location, the user's settings files (i.e. John (b).ini and Comments.txt) plus related image files for every game on that list. You then share that folder with your relative or friend who also has the IonGoG Wishlist program installed. That person uses the program's Import feature (USERS -> Import or update a User & Image data) on the list's right-click menu.

***WARNING*** - To prevent overwriting (replacing) or updating the wrong user list (where you have more than one user with the same name), it is important, that you rename the user INI file first (the one you are importing), perhaps using a nickname instead or adding a surname to make it unique (i.e. John Smith (b).ini). ADVICE - Because the Username field is currently not very wide, a nickname would probably be the better option. My KindEbook Wishlist was recently expanded (widened) to incorporate a 'Last' price column, which I may later add to IonGoG Wishlist, at which time I would widen the Username (dropdown) field.

REMINDER
IonGoG Wishlist is in a mostly finished but still incomplete state. Most options and features are working as they should, but some lesser used ones may give odd or strange results or just none at all. As I discover things (or they are reported) I will fix them.

This program is an adaption of my JB Wishlist one, which was an adaption of my KindEbook Wishlist one, which have been regularly updated (January 2015 -> November 2017) ... with updates to all programs being ongoing, it seems, and often updated together in tandem. It is true though, that each program has a unique set of requirements, so not everything is indeed the same or acts in the same way.

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Sometimes you have to laugh. :muttley:

Only minutes after uploading the update, I added a new game (hasn't been released yet) and it crashed the program. :'(

https://www.gog.com/game/battlezone_combat_commander

I suspect it was the price (TBA) that did it, so I now need to incorporate a digit check fix ... and I thought I had already ... so it may be something else. :blink:

I will be a bit of a while doing the fix, as my Laptop needs to boot up first, and the poor old thing is slow with all its checks etc. :frantics:

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Ok, all good again. :D

The digit check was only implemented for the price Query check process, but not also for ADD a new game process, strangely enough. :blink:
That wasn't the issue though. Slack array total check was the problem, due to html code missing, because the price value was missing, and in its place was a NOTIFY ME button (not the suspected TBA one). :shifty: or :> ...... :P

I also noted some other slack array error checking by moi, so implemented that too, along with the missing digit check. :sweating:

Update upload has been replaced.

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Good work :D

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Updated to v0.0_b14. See first post for download.

(v0.0_b14)
Added a 'Simple' search option, to jump to specific row if search result is found in specified column (Title/Genre/Series). Improved selection of recipient name, when doing COPY or MOVE, by using CTRL with CANCEL button, to cycle through available names. The Accelerator Keys for COPY and MOVE changed, to (Alt-C) & (Alt-M) plus ADD a Series changed to (Alt-A) and Set a SWEET price changed to (Ctrl-S), from (Shift-C), (Shift-M), (Shift-A), (Shift-S) respectively, to avoid occasional issue with SHIFT usage.


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Ignoring those who try to divert conversation with irrelevancies.
If I'm intent on insulting you or being rude, I will be obvious, not ambiguous about it.
I'm only big and bad, to those who have an over-active imagination.

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Added a SUPPLEMENTARY section to first post, about another program of mine, Downloads Dropbox, useful to obtain even more GOG game cover images.


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What is the Secret Key? Life is like a Donut

If I put effort into communication, I expect you to read properly & fully, or just not comment.
Ignoring those who try to divert conversation with irrelevancies.
If I'm intent on insulting you or being rude, I will be obvious, not ambiguous about it.
I'm only big and bad, to those who have an over-active imagination.

I may have the Artistic Liesense ;) to disagree with you. TheSaint's Toolbox (be advised many downloads are not working due to ISP screwup with my storage)

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      Title, Author (or Editor), URL, Price (Start, Current, Lowest, Highest), Date (Start, Last Check), are all stored in the program's INI database. Also, what I am presuming is the ISBN, which is used to make each entry unique. If a price has changed since Start, it will be indicated by an asterisk in the number (first) column.
      Why?
      Seller, Publishers and even Authors on occasion, like to play games with ebook prices.
      Hopefully this little tool, will even the odds in our favor, maybe even put us in front.
      OLDER NEWS  (relocated to 2nd post)
      NEWS
      (15-06-2015) The program no longer works for price and that element may remain broken. It does however still assist with any current ebooks on the list, and I may add the ability to add more ebooks, and manually paste the current price, etc. Not all is lost.
      (15-06-2015) I have coded a partial fix, which allows you to manually enter (copy & paste) prices.
      (16-06-2015) Ebooks can now be added manually.
      (17-06-2015) More improvements.
      IMPORTANT - Please update from v1.1 to v1.2 or later, due to a Query bug.
      WARNING - Before running v1.6 (and later) for first time, you may want to read all notes.
      IMPORTANT - Before downloading this latest update, or if using it already, please make yourself familiar with some later information here. It may even be better to just wait for the next update, and not use this one.
      (v3.4) For those who have not kept up with updates since v2.0.
      KindEbook Price Query.au3 Previously: 113 + 78 downloads
      KindEbook Price Query v3.4.zip Previously: 151 + 57 downloads
      (v3.5) For those who have kept up with updates.
      KindEbook Price Query.au3
      KindEbook Price Query v3.5.zip
      (v3.6) For those who have kept up with updates & First time users.
      KindEbook Price Query.au3
      KindEbook Price Query v3.6.zip
      (v3.7) For those who have kept up with updates & First time users.
      KindEbook Price Query.au3 Previously: 30 downloads
      KindEbook Price Query v3.7.zip Previously: 31 downloads
      (v3.8) For those who have kept up with updates, but not First time users yet. Sources included in the zip file.
      PARTIAL FIX  KindEbook Price Query v3.8.zip Previously: 32 downloads
      (v3.9) For those who have kept up with updates, and First time users. Sources included in the zip file.
      MANUAL MODE  KindEbook Price Query v3.9.zip Previously: 26 downloads
      (v4.0) For those who have kept up with updates, and First time users. Sources included in the zip file.
      MANUAL MODE+ KindEbook Price Query v4.0.zip Previously: 28 downloads
      IMPORTANT - See this post for extra INI entries to improve web page read for Summary (prior post explains).
      RECOMMENDED - Users could maybe benefit from reading various comments in Intercept Right-Click Listview Context Menu topic.
      CHANGES
      (17-06-2015) (v4.0) MANUAL MODE, but with some more automation.
      A Query ALL can now start at the currently selected entry, via a prompt.
      An option to auto close current browser tab (using Ctrl + W), has been added for when getting price in manual mode.
      Input Box window widened slightly in ADD Ebook manual process.
      A delay option has been added, to allow a pause for specified seconds between queries during a Query ALL. This delay may be helpful in preventing erroneous detection as a malicious scraper.
      Ebook cover can now be a .jpg file, in the Image Data folder, where filename matches ISBN ID.
      Bugfix for whitespace in Price in manual mode (sorry about that).
      (16-06-2015) (v3.9) MANUAL MODE only for prices and adding ebooks.
      Program can now have ebooks added to it manually, when in 'manual' mode.
      The Timer and Wait labels are now dealt with correctly, by being hidden when not required or wanted.
      An Input Box is continually presented for user to manually add an Ebook's details (Title, etc).
      No other fix has been added yet, to deal with broken status in regard to automatic price checking.
      That last, also includes not automatically getting details when adding ebooks. I may do that next.
      (15-06-2015) (v3.8) PARTIAL FIX - Manual Price adding only.
      Program is broken as far as getting prices automatically from Amazon, but a 'manual' mode has been added, and set by default, but can be reset to 'automatic' in program settings. The manual mode allows you to do your usual Query (one or ALL), and presents you with an Input box to manually paste the price you have copied from the ebook webpage that has been executed. You can stop at anytime, by clicking the Cancel button. The usual Report will be displayed and any changes stored.
      NOTE - You cannot currently ADD any new ebooks to the list with this version, but I will address that issue soon.
      (13-06-2015) (v3.7) NO LONGER WORKING FOR PRICE AND ADDING NEW EBOOKS.
      A major update that resolves a bug, and perhaps made v4.0 (as originally planned) redundant.
      Bugfix for Timer Label causing a miscount of control numbers when swapping users in certain scenario.
      Prompt when making a Query from relocated bought ebooks user.
      Private Comments are now queried when copying or moving an ebook to another user, if they exist for that ebook.
      All Shared Comments are now stored and read from the shared file 'Comments.ini', though they still also exist in each user file for now, if no longer referenced or updated there. Any conflicts during this updating change, between users, meant comments were combined but separated by a pipe '|' character.
      Still advise you read v1.6 notes.
      PREVIOUS VERSIONS  (relocated to 2nd post)
      NOTE - See extra comments at Post #13.
      IMPORTANT
      This program is based on settings in that store, that are relevant to me as a customer from AUS. It also relies on a leading dollar sign at the start of each price (and other currency entry listed in INI file), which is removed during comparisons. I did not remember to include the pound sign, so if you need to, modify the source code. That last will definitely be necessary for others from other countries. I'll add any currencies advised of, in the next update. It is simple enough to change, and I may just make an INI entry, that can be modified by whoever, to suit.
      ADDENDUM - Relocated to Chat topic.
      NOTE - This program was initially considered and talked about in this Chat topic.
      SCREENSHOTS
      v3.5+

      Earlier

      OLDER (v3.4)

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