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Rather than continue to hijack the thread where I was calling for features and coders, I'm starting this new thread for new releases. Of course, you can always subscribe to the releases on github. Github page: https://github.com/djotaku/ELDonationTracker What does this software do? Well, on either Windows or Linux (wherever you choose to game) you can run this program with a GUI or on the commandline to generate text files from the Extra Life data. You can then use these text files in OBS or XSplit to update as donations come in as you play. Current release: v2.2.3 - https://github.com/djotaku/ELDonationTracker/releases/tag/v2.2.3 See below for v3.2!!! I'm about to release v2.5, but it doesn't add any extra functionality. It adds in unit tests for people who want to help with development and for me as I refactor the code for better maintenance. If you have issues and need a bug fix, the best and fastest way to contact me is by making an issue on Github. (That's basically a bug report, but you can also use it for a feature request) Second best would be in this thread. I've got a bunch of instructions on the github page on how to use the software. See 3.0 release for the latest instructions on how to use the software.
I'd announced this last year (http://community.extra-life.org/forums/topic/2755-donation-tracker-for-linux-streamers/), but realized that it should work just fine with Mac and Windows as it does with Linux. A few days ago I got my first feature request on github: https://github.com/djotaku/ELDonationTracker (Aw! I've got big-boy project now!) Planed for this year: I'll be closing out that issue by adding in Team support. Fixing the formatting so that money has 2 decimal places instead of just one. I'll be switching to functional programming (vs the current script-like) to prepare for a GUI I don't know if I'll get to a GUI this year, but I'm willing to merge code to do so. Why a GUI? I'd like to model it after @bfinleyui's utility where he has a main window that shows what's in the text files so that you don't need to open them all up to do a sanity check that it's pulling the correct data. He also has a second window he can spawn that's all black (for chroma key) that will update with a "DONATION Person's name - AMOUNT" that can be used in OBS or XSplit to let people know there are donations as they come in.He also allows you to use a JPEG or PNG along with it a la SteamAlerts. If I make a GUI it'll most likely be QTQuick for Linux as I have experience with that. I know both QT and GTK+ can also work on Windows, but if someone wanted to write a native WIndows client, that would work as well. It'd be nice if it worked with Python bindings so that the user doesn't have to compile anything to use the GUI. I know I can do that in Linux. Not sure about Windows. Anything else you'd like to see? Feel free to file issues. Able to code GUIs? Feel free to join the project!
I wrote a Python script which will pull the json data from the Extra-Life website at regular intervals and generate two text files: one with donors names and donation amounts; the other with the total amount raised and fundraising goal. I read the text files into OBS using the "Text" source. In the attached example image you can see the the total donation amount below the webcam image, and the donors + donations to the right of the Extra-Life logo (I have it scrolling vertically). This is meant for people who have some familiarity with Python. Feel free to use it "as is" or as a template for your own script, and no need to give me any credit anywhere. I hope this helps, and good luck with your fundraising efforts! Download Link: extra-life-json.py