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One-off script for grabbing a users steam games and hours played.
require 'open-uri'
require 'nokogiri'
require 'cgi'
require 'json'
# UserGameScrape
# Usage:
# ugs =
# games_tsv_string = steam_game_name )
# puts games_tsv_string
class UserGameScrape
def initialize
@baseurl = ""
@gamepath = "/games/?tab=all"
@user_agent = "Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_7_5) AppleWebKit/537.22 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/25.0.1364.172 Safari/537.22"
@gamer = false
# games method accepts valid Steam user with public profile
# open fails if user is non-existent or invalid (yay no error checking!)
# returns a tab formatted list of results
def games( gamer )
@gamer = gamer
doc_content = open("#{@baseurl}#{@gamer}#{@gamepath}", "User-Agent" => @user_agent)
@doc = Nokogiri::HTML( doc_content )
results = self.reformat_games( self.get_json )
# get_json performs the heavy lifting of this class
# It searches the script tags for the javascript variable "rgGames",
# which contains a json object of all the users' games.
# This json string is parsed and reformatted for output to text file
def get_json
json = @doc.css('head script')
json.each do |script|
body = script.content
pos = body.index('var rgGames = ')
if pos
pos += 'var rgGames = '.length
game_json, *others = body[pos, body.length].split(/;/)
return JSON.parse(game_json.strip).each
# reformat_games - loops through json array input and pulls out
# key data points for reformatted output
def reformat_games( json )
formatted = []
@row = 0
json.each do |game|
formatted << self.format_next_row( game['appid'], game['name'], game['hours_forever'] )
# Basically just joins arguments with tabs for later use.
def format_next_row( id, name, hours )
@row =
name = name ? name.gsub(/[^a-zA-Z0-9 :\-\&\.,]/, '') : ''
# Executing script (main)
ugs =
# printing out games to be dumped to file
puts "johnnyfuchs" )
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