Two things. One, I second BlackAera's request for the load dialog fix. When you get the files from the database directly, they are named like this:
SweetFX_Settings_Batman- Arkham Origins_OmniFX Preset (Vibrant).txt
SweetFX_Settings_Bound By Flame_K-putt'e Config.txt
My own personal settings are usually just "My Mass Effect 3 Preset" and when I change some settings of existing presets I like I usually put "MY" before them, so like "MY SweetFX_Settings_bllablabla.txt". The only way around things like that that I can see is if you just allow ANY txt file, which could obviously cause errors. But I have an idea!!
What is a specific file extension, but a designation created by a programmer to tell his program what files do what. There are a ton of "settings" files that are simple text files, only they have a different extension. You can edit ini, php, html, cfg, css, the list goes on and on. Even files that have their own special extensions, like "woof.dog" can be simple text files. So what if, instead of using txt as the extension, we used a custom file extension for SweetFX settings? Obviously "boom.sfx" comes to mind, but I am not sure if something else would use that extension somewhere.
The point is, we can make it so that the configurator only reads *.sfx files, instead of *.txt, which would not only make it easier to know what files to use, but also makes SweetFX look a bit more exclusive. Like we have our own file extension, suck on that! I'm joking, but still. I could easily write a php script that changes the file extension when someone uploads a file from txt to sfx, and I am assuming
that the database is in mySQL, which if it is, means it would be incredibly easy to change ALL
existing presets from txt to sfx. Hell, you can even do that via FTP. We could put up a help page telling people how to edit them (just change the file extension or use notepad++), or better yet, they can just do it all in the configurator.
Just an idea.
Oh, and the second thing that I wanted to bring up is that it isn't updating the database like it says it is. At least in 1.3 it wasn't, I haven't tried 1.4 yet. But when I would click update I got the popup saying it would be connecting to the database here, then it was working for a second or two, and then it would come back saying that nothing had been updated since the last time I checked. I know that isn't right, because I went to go look for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and The Evil Within, and neither of them were there, but they are obviously in the database, I just downloaded a couple :P
Anyway, there's my schpiel. Go ahead, start the boo's and throwing rotten vegetables at me. Which makes me think... if people in the middle ages were supposedly starving, why would they throw food at people? Why would they allow that food to spoil? How did they have that food in the first place, since they were starving?
Man, I need to lay off of this Mountain Dew: Game Fuel. It's like ADHD in a bottle.