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What would be a good naming convention for replays saved by Sc2gears?

I use

/D_/p1(/R1-/W1)/p2(/R2-/W2)_/n_/h./e

that will result for example in

2013-09-03 22-21-28_Player1name(Terraner-N)Rubo77(Zerg-N)_Polar Night LE (5)_MD5_OocBeLSHhWkWsU0aUbAeZu.SC2Replay

as naming for my replays, but I am afraid I am missing something here?

can they somehow be renamed for ingame too? For example, so the names in the main replay folder contain information about, who won that match?

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I'm having trouble understanding what you're asking. Are you asking us HOW to rename replays? Or are you asking WHAT to rename replays to? –  Frank Sep 3 '13 at 22:19
    
It makes for better tokens in a file name to drop the underscores, it is easier to read. –  CyberSkull Sep 4 '13 at 1:59
    
I would consider figuring out what metadata is contained in the replay. If it's within the file then including it in the filename is redundant and won't help you unless it's particularly hard to extract from the replay. Whether it's hard to extract or not is up to you. –  Sadly Not Sep 4 '13 at 3:17
    
I want to see what inportant information are useful in the name. Ok the MD5 Hash is not needed, but for example playernames and the winning player should be visible in the name –  rubo77 Sep 4 '13 at 7:34
    
@rubo77 Your format should already be doing this! I think your example replay is probably not a normal ladder replay. –  Decency Sep 4 '13 at 20:31

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I don't really see any reason that you would need or want to include the hash in the filename, unless you're trying to do heavy analysis of huge numbers of games. I personally just use the short date, matchup, players, and an ID number. I save my own replays in a different folder than ones I download from top tier players, so everything in the autosaved folder will be my own. I also create a new folder for each ladder season, which I find works well for bulk analysis of replays to see progression over time.

So I feel something like:

/F3 /d /T - </p> - /S./e

is just about perfect. The format you have already includes the result into the replay name- that is the N character following each players' races. I assume N means something in German- either Win, Loss, Draw, or Unknown.

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I think in terms of sorting, going something like date map players.ext would be better. Player names won't give a reliable sort as a given player could be anywhere in the lineup.

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