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Paid Plugins BrowserAssist 1.22.0

Support me on Patreon to get access to exclusive plugin features: https://www.patreon.com/jayjaywon
Please report issues on JayJayWon DISCORD SERVER: https://discord.gg/msY7dHyxFR
BrowserAssist is a plugin that provides an alternative browser to VAMs Scene Browser. It has a range of features beyond those provided by the default VAM Scene Browser and aims to be more performant.

Main features are:
  • Browse multiple different types of resources e.g. Scenes, Appearance Presets, Clothing Presets and all other preset types.
  • Browse and load plugins. Additional resource types (e.g. plugins) will be supported in the future.
  • Filter packaged resources by their Creator name
  • Apply user definable Tags to resources/files and then filter the browser results by those Tags.
  • Filter packaged resources by VAR License type
  • Select multiple groups of resources (e.g. Scenes) and apply Tags and Hidden or Favourite states as a bulk operation
Below is a demo of tagging and organising 725 scenes into 9 categories (it speeds up after the first few minutes):
Free version with reduced functionality is available to try here: https://hub.virtamate.com/resources/browserassist-free.20134/

Installation Instructions:
  1. Download BrowserAssist.var from JayJayWon Patreon site and place in the AddonPackages folder
  2. Start VAM and open Session Plugins page.
  3. Use Add Plugin and Select File to select the BrowserAssist.cslist file from the downloaded VAR package.
  4. To set BrowserAssist to always load on VAM Start, navigate to the Session Plugin Presets page. Select Change User Defaults and then press 'Set Current As User Default'
  5. To enable support for Browser Assist to Hide, Favourite, Save, Rename or Delete Files, there is a windows batch script that also needs to be run from Windows Explorer (you may need to be a Windows Administrator to successfully run it). This batch script will create some symbolic folder links between different folders inside your VAM folder structure. This will allow Browser Assist to have write access to 3 folders under the main VAM folder. It is required because (without the symbolic links) VAM plugins cannot write to most folders in the VAM installation - which is required to set a Hidden or Favourite flag on a resource. To enable this functionality, the following steps will need to be performed once:
a) Install BrowserAssist as a session plugin in VAM
b) Execute the following batch file from Windows Explorer: VAM\Saves\PluginData\JayJayWon\BrowserAssist\CreateBASymLinks.bat
c) Reload BrowserAssist plugin in VAM
Symbolic links require an NTFS file system, so this feature will not work on FAT32 or exFAT formatted drives.
WARNING: In theory, enabling this feature potentially allows a malicious VAM plugin to delete any or all files in the Custom, Saves or AddonPackagesFilePrefs folders under the main VAM folder. Ensure that you apply an appropriate level of caution and only source plugins from reliable and trusted creators.
The multi select feature of BrowserAssist is very powerful and allows you to apply tags and set the hidden or favourite status of many files/resources with a single click. In some scenarios this may not be easily reversible and requires some caution. For example, you can select every scene in your entire VAR library with a single button press and then instantly make them all set as Favourite (or Hidden) with a second button press. If the scenes were previously a mixture of Favourite and not, its not possible to revert to that mixture without going through each scene and individually setting its Favourite state.

Please report any issues on my Discord page here: https://discord.gg/qrqt2SBzdW[ /QUOTE]
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Latest reviews

New mocap options are fantastic
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Browser Assist is SO GOOD that, meshedvr should pay jayjay to have it as default in standard vam installation ♥
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Been using BA for a long time, in the last year each of these updates are each better than the last. For a seamless browsing AND searching, categorizing, tagging, etc - if that is what you are seeking, Browser Assist has you covered. Thanks Jay for all the hard work.
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New update is super helpful!!
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WOW, I love the new importer and it is fast. I like that you can chose a character appearance or atom from the scene. Browser assist keeps getting better and better!
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This is one of my favorite plugins. It adds so many features to the VaM browser. I actually moved my 500g+ VaM folder and reformatted its drive for NTFS because I wanted to use JayJayWon's symlink features. Searching is also much faster and easier in this format as are tags (tagging) and other info additions. Try out the free version but it's worth the small monthly for this and JayJay's other plugins. While we're at it check out Pluginassist it's free and cuts your custom scene edit/creation time by a lot.
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Great asset! Fixes a lot of the clunky issues of vam's default resource management systems!
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Your plugins are amazing, I have been using this Browser Assist since I started VAM and I am happy to offer support when I can afford to do so.

I did find a bug with 1.19.0: When "clothing (male)" is selected and there is no male atom in the scene, it will spam the error log repeatedly with the following message:

!> BrowserAssist.Update: System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object
at JayJayWon.ResourcePrimaryActionUI.UpdateMainButtonLabelClothing () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0
at JayJayWon.ResourcePrimaryActionUI.RefreshActiveClothing () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0
at JayJayWon.BrowserAssist.Update () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0

Everything else appears to work as expected. WELL DONE!
Thanks for the review and reporting the bug. I do have a Discord channel which is preferable for bug reports as it allows a dialog etc. https://discord.gg/qrqt2SBzdW
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Better and better every version, Jay is a rockstar
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No lie, this plugin is awesome. I used the free version for a bit and after figuring out how to use it effectivly, I can't imagine ever going back to the standard browser. The combination with the update VAM did and using this, just regular things I do all the time are sooo much faster and easier. I love this. Keep up the good work.
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