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Garet Jax
Fiunding Files on the New Vault

I have a problem locating files on the new vault because I don't seem to be able to use the search correctly. I assume you cannot find files by typing the author's name because that has not worked for me as yet. Scripts seem to very problematic, because I had to go thru the entire list to find the one wanted, which was there, but didn't come on any searches. Is there a trick to finding files?

 

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Werelynx

Site is currentlly being indexed probably to accomodate 2-word searches. Currently you can search by uploader here: http://neverwintervault.org/contribs

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leo_x

you can use the site search feature on google as the vault search engine is indexing/being improved.  eg add site:http://neverwintervault.org/, site:http://neverwintervault.org/project/nwn2/script, etc to google searches depending on what you're looking for.

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HipMaestro
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It searches keywords (i.e. tags) fine.  The problem is, many uploaders have not furnished a comprehensive list of keywords.  Until the search engine itself is refined to search other fields and description, you need to use your imagination to find just the right keyword that would be likely to have been entered when the upload form was filled out (sort of put yourself in their shoes for a moment).  Use the IGN Vault to locate it for getting an idea what tags may work.

Keep in mind that in some cases, when an author's name or project title has spaces, it may have been entered as a single string... and vice versa.  But right now, just because you can't find it doesn't mean it's not there.  Worst case scenario is list all the modules for NWN (or NWN2 if you prefer), then begin to scroll through the list 50 projects at a time until you find it.  It sounds gruesome (and it is!), yet if you really want a project perhaps it's worth the eyeball exercise.

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