Multi-Machine Parts Search

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Multi-Machine Parts Search


By oyvindmo

8 months ago



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    #1 8 months ago

    Years ago I hacked together the "Multi-Machine Parts Search", at http://moll.no/pinball/parts/. Knowing how that sausage was made, it is somewhat incredible that a) it's still alive, and b) people still find it useful. Considering that last fact, I don't want to mess with it too much, as its simplicity is one of its (few) strengths.

    But, one thing I have long wanted to do is to somehow provide some search functionality without losing the structural information contained in the original parts list. So, I did some quick hackery today. If you go to the page and click the small tree icon next to a machine's name, you'll get to a searchable tree-view of the parts structure. Not sure how useful it actually is, but it's something. I have a few ideas for improvements already, but I'll still try to keep it simple.

    Enjoy!

    #2 8 months ago

    I have said it to you before, and I say it again. If you own several BW games, your search page is genius! Sometimes it turns out that I already have the part I need. Stuff like that.

    Thanks again

    4 months later
    #3 3 months ago

    The parts search page is now back up and running, after a week of being broken. Thanks to pinballlife for letting me know it was dead

    2 weeks later
    #4 3 months ago

    ...and thanks to thenotrashcougar for letting me know that searching for part numbers with a hyphen in them didn't work... How did I not notice this before?! Oh well, that bug has now been fixed.

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