Programming Showdown Replay Scouter

#1
Hey guys,

since Eo Ut Mortus and bluri are trying for their personal use to create an application that can scout through every replay of an user and analyse the teams used (by showing items, moves, etc.), I thought why just not release my own application, so everyone can have something from it and noone has an advantage over someone else!

So what am I talking about?
The Showdown Replay Scouter!
This program can be used to analyse the used teams of an specified user in specific tiers using the Showdown replays!

Show it!



How does it work?
It is really simple!
First you have to enter the desired Showdown username or Smogon username and Showdown tier in the program!
Valid inputs are:
To search for all replays of a user:
{username}
To search for all replays for a specific tier of a user:
{username} | {tier}

Examples:
FullLifeGames
FullLifeGames | gen7ou
Multiple inputs are valid!

After that, there are three locations from which you can get the replays:
The Smogon tournament Threads
replay.pokemonshowdown.com
Google
After that, you can start to search for replays by pressing the "Search replays" button.
The program will search for all the requested replays with some popups.

After this is done, you see all the teams and replays of your specified input.
With the "Build team" button, you can build then a selected team.

For dumping the replays with the team analysis, you just have to press the "Replay Dump" button and then specify a save location. In case, you just want to have Smogtour replays in your dump, there is also an option for that!

Proof, that it works!
Some might already know my SPL week 2 post: http://www.smogon.com/forums/posts/7190153/
But here are some other examples as well:
ADV: http://pastebin.com/80YmqCH9
Literally anything else, like "bluri | gen4ou": http://pastebin.com/N8waUCLF

These logs are so ugly!
Yeah, I know. That's why I made a page, where you can create a nice visualization for them:
https://fulllifegames.com/Tools/DumpVisualizer/

Enough of it, where do I get it?
The program: https://github.com/FullLifeGames/Showdown-Replay-Scouter/releases/tag/v1.3
The website: http://fulllifegames.com/Tools/ReplayScouter/
The source: https://github.com/FullLifeGames/Showdown-Replay-Scouter

Have fun! :)
 
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#4
Recently I came up with a ton of ideas for the Showdown Replay Scouter which would make it a whole lot better, so I took a little of my time and worked on them.

I now present you a all new Showdown Replay Scouter with many improved and new features:

1) The Showdown Replay Scouter now includes a function to go through the Smogon tournament section and searches for replays of a certain Smogon user posted in a replay thread, just a win post or a loose post. This function takes quite a lot of time, however it creates many new options which weren't possible before which is complimented by the second point.

2) A user related to a replay is now filtered on the similarity of the showdown nicknames to the provided nickname. For example if I would enter "ABR" and he would call himself "King ABR" or "RBA" the program would still detect the user in a provided replay on grounds of a close similarity.

3) In the old version there was no indication of progress and there was no feedback on where the program was at the current time. This was changed by adding a progressbar to every time consuming action with an indicator on what it is currently doing which should greatly improve user experience!

4) The Pokemon Showdown replay scan method was relying on opening a browser window and scrolling through all possible replays provided. This was now replaced with a headless method which no longer confuses the user and is much more clean.

5) Some bugs were fixed.

I'm really proud of the new version and hope you are excited by the new features!

You can download the new version here: https://github.com/FullLifeGames/Showdown-Replay-Scouter/releases/tag/v1.3
 
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#5
Soooooo ...

I need your feedback!

I took every idea from the Showdown Replay Scouter and tried to include it into a website (usable for everyone, not just Windows users) and this is my result:
http://fulllifegames.com/Tools/ReplayScouter/



It doesn't work with just typing in a user, you have to input the format: "{user} | {tier}" however for most purposes this should be sufficient.
For now it also doesn't include the option of more than one user to scan which might be included if requested.
 
#6
Soooo, remember people attending to tournaments with alts which you had to figure out manually by going through their Smogon Tournament replays.

Yeah, with my work on http://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/tournament-match-checker.3628158/ I basically am able to use all the collected replays from the tournament matches to create a relation from a Smogon user to a Showdown user (not perfect, but it scared many users I presented it to): http://fulllifegames.com/Tools/SmogonToShowdownUser/ (https://github.com/FullLifeGames/GetShowdownUserNameFromSmogonUser)

But this is of course not all! Would it not be convenient if you could just put in the Smogon user and the tier you want to scan him and automatically search with his main and alt Showdown accounts for replays?

Yeah, I implemented that! You can find the implementation on the website: http://fulllifegames.com/Tools/ReplayScouter/

Testing is needed because it is of course far from perfect, but it was a fun little thing to implement!

Here is how it now looks:

 
#8
What if I already have a link to a replay? Can't I just give the programm that?
It does not, but if I would implement that, you would also have to provide the user you would scan the team for.

Seems complicated and I don't really see the merit, just enter the user and the tier you have the replay from!
 
#9
I have 2 minor requests to make this better:
- split the definition into 2 inputs, 1 for user, 1 for tier
- make the replays clickable links on the result page
 
#12
I have 2 minor requests to make this better:
- split the definition into 2 inputs, 1 for user, 1 for tier
- make the replays clickable links on the result page
The ideas are really good, when I have time, I'm going to implement them!

Does this work for non-uploaded replays? It probably doesn’t but my tour status depends on it and I hope that this would help.

Thanks.
Sadly not since there is no access to them and they are not-uploaded for a reason.

Can you do an iOS no jailbreak version
You can use the web-version here: http://fulllifegames.com/Tools/ReplayScouter/
 
#13
Do you think y
Hey guys,

since Eo Ut Mortus and bluri are trying for their personal use to create an application that can scout through every replay of an user and analyse the teams used (by showing items, moves, etc.), I thought why just not release my own application, so everyone can have something from it and noone has an advantage over someone else!

So what am I talking about?
The Showdown Replay Scouter!
This program can be used to analyse the used teams of an specified user in specific tiers using the Showdown replays!

Show it!



How does it work?
It is really simple!
First you have to enter the desired Showdown username or Smogon username and Showdown tier in the program!


Multiple inputs are valid!

After that, there are three locations from which you can get the replays:


After that, you can start to search for replays by pressing the "Search replays" button.
The program will search for all the requested replays with some popups.

After this is done, you see all the teams and replays of your specified input.
With the "Build team" button, you can build then a selected team.

For dumping the replays with the team analysis, you just have to press the "Replay Dump" button and then specify a save location. In case, you just want to have Smogtour replays in your dump, there is also an option for that!

Proof, that it works!
Some might already know my SPL week 2 post: http://www.smogon.com/forums/posts/7190153/
But here are some other examples as well:
ADV: http://pastebin.com/80YmqCH9
Literally anything else, like "bluri | gen4ou": http://pastebin.com/N8waUCLF

These logs are so ugly!
Yeah, I know. That's why I made a page, where you can create a nice visualization for them:
https://fulllifegames.com/Tools/DumpVisualizer/

Enough of it, where do I get it?
The program: https://github.com/FullLifeGames/Showdown-Replay-Scouter/releases/tag/v1.3
The source: https://github.com/FullLifeGames/Showdown-Replay-Scouter

Have fun! :)
Do you think you could make the program show an estimated ev spreads, choice items and natures?

Thanks for creating this program man
 
#15
Do you think y


Do you think you could make the program show an estimated ev spreads, choice items and natures?

Thanks for creating this program man
If you tell me how, I would do it.

The problem with this data is that this is stuff which has to be estimated by calculations which would make everything way slower and would not produce accurate results since I would not only have to guess the team I'm analyzing, I would also have to scan the opponents team since I don't know if the Pokémon on the opposite site is e.g. min def or max def.
Same with choice items and natures.
 
#17
If you tell me how, I would do it.

The problem with this data is that this is stuff which has to be estimated by calculations which would make everything way slower and would not produce accurate results since I would not only have to guess the team I'm analyzing, I would also have to scan the opponents team since I don't know if the Pokémon on the opposite site is e.g. min def or max def.
Same with choice items and natures.
Was actually trying to do the same thing with a damage calc I’m building. Not easy to implement, and honestly wouldprobably just cause more issues than help.
 

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