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#1 ZxxFtw

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Posted November 28, 2016 - 06:40 PM

Hey. this is my first post.

When I try to build a song I get an error saying my Author ID is Invalid.

 

Any leads on how to fix it?

 

I was going to post a picture but I don't know which image hosting website you use


Edited by ZxxFtw, November 28, 2016 - 07:00 PM.


#2 Fat Ha1p3rt

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Posted November 28, 2016 - 07:45 PM

Did you enter your Magma ID? It can be found by clicking your username at the top right and then clicking on "My Profile"

 

http://imgur.com/a/byPGN



#3 ZxxFtw

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Posted November 28, 2016 - 08:17 PM

Did you enter your Magma ID? It can be found by clicking your username at the top right and then clicking on "My Profile"

 

http://imgur.com/a/byPGN

Hey, sorry I should have specified it. Yes I did. still got the error.



#4 TrojanNemo

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Posted November 29, 2016 - 03:54 AM

The error is by design, because of the limitations of the system. When it was put in place, we had some 2,000 forum members (potential authors). Apparently we've surpassed the number where forum members are more than what we can allow for author IDs. Admins have been notified, they'll have to come up with a way of getting around this. Stay tuned.

#5 Bansheeflyer

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Posted November 29, 2016 - 04:10 AM

Programming question: why the limit in the first place? Is it for database reasons?

 

On another note this is actually a pretty neat milestone to pass. :)


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#6 TrojanNemo

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Posted November 29, 2016 - 04:57 AM

The song ID is a Int32 value:
https://msdn.microso...(v=vs.110).aspx

And we had to work with the limitations of that max value, the known values for possible HMX DLC ID numbers, and a way that would allow us to make things work. The decision was made to allow for 11,473 authors, and each author can get up to 99,999 songs each. I honestly don't remember why now, but we're also adding a +1 prefix so author 11473 ends up at 2,147,3xx,xxx, which is where I decided to stop it just to be sure and so author 11,474 wouldn't complain about only having 83,647 songs instead of 99,999 like everyone else!

#7 Sideshow

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Posted November 29, 2016 - 05:11 AM

Beard216 is the only author I can think of who could of actually reached 1,000 unique song ID's.  I probably got a few hundred under my belt.



#8 Bansheeflyer

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Posted November 29, 2016 - 05:42 AM

Good thing. I would've been pretty angry when I reached 83,648 songs and couldn't make any more IDs!

 

Could the ID variable be changed to Int64? That'd be a bit overkill for custom purposes but I'm just curious.

 

Also when a custom is made in Magma and I click the "New ID" button three times do I squander three of those 99,999 IDs assigned to me?


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#9 Farottone

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Posted November 29, 2016 - 10:38 AM

Beard216 is the only author I can think of who could of actually reached 1,000 unique song ID's.  I probably got a few hundred under my belt.

 

Unfortunately it does not work like that. Everytime you update metadata you use a new ID for example. And having uploaded a song is different than having worked on it.



#10 Farottone

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Posted November 29, 2016 - 10:45 AM

Also when a custom is made in Magma and I click the "New ID" button three times do I squander three of those 99,999 IDs assigned to me?


You do.

#11 willz

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Posted November 29, 2016 - 04:17 PM

Hmm I had this same issue. I was able to bypass it by unchecking some ID thing under the options menu in Magma so I could finish compiling the song. Should I not have done this?



#12 Peachfanclub

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Posted December 11, 2016 - 06:11 AM

I'm having this issue too, after all the time I wasted searching for Magma. I was frustrated because I was really looking forward to finally authoring some of my favorite songs. :sigh: pls fix



#13 Farottone

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Posted December 11, 2016 - 12:18 PM

Options > Use unique numeric song ID, uncheck it. You can't use cache wipe-proof IDs but you can compile until Nemo has time, if he does, to look into this.



#14 TrojanNemo

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Posted December 11, 2016 - 03:31 PM

I'm going to try and look into this in the next couple of days. Don't know when I'll have an updated version of Magma, but stick around.

#15 MRD00KY

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Posted January 4, 2017 - 05:27 PM

Long time anonymous user of the database and forums, finally dipping my toes into the wonderful world of authoring and I got this error message as well. I simply clicked off screen and it allowed a manual entry of author ID, my number is under 12000 though so maybe this was fixed? Or maybe I broke something and haven't found the stopping point yet. I've been reading up and watching all of the informational videos provided in other threads, will keep tabs here if you find anything, but for the amount of projects I'm lining myself up for, (not currently listed on WIP) I'll be in Reaper for quite some time before reaching over to Magma.



#16 Farottone

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Posted January 4, 2017 - 06:07 PM

Options > Use unique numeric song ID, uncheck it. You can't use cache wipe-proof IDs but you can compile until Nemo has time, if he does, to look into this.

 

For now this is the only option, fixing this is a headache, working on it...






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