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chad777
05 Sep 2002, 06:27
futureal,

One suggestion if he didn't mind to give you an admin account to look at templates so you can look for a problem or even ftp access to check out files.

You might beable to find out more ?

mewgood
05 Sep 2002, 06:35
well
I am sure it works cuz I tried it....
do you have msn or ICq?
so I can give you the admin power?

futureal
05 Sep 2002, 07:01
I will fire up ICQ for the first time in awhile and see what I can do. :)

futureal
05 Sep 2002, 08:35
If anybody else experiences safe mode problems, please let me know ASAP.

In mewgood's case, I believe it is a problem with the server configuration. When I try to upload a custom avatar via the Admin CP, it produces the same error. However, the custom avatar works in the main site... and I can't for the life of me figure out why.

I have posted on the vb.com Troubleshooting Forum about this issue, as it appears to tie into a bug in vB as well: http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=54251

Souly
05 Sep 2002, 13:13
Other Tetris-Hard Version:

I have made a new Tetris Version without a Pause and 16 Levels for the first Arcade Hack from John.
Now i like to include it in your Hack. Can you tell me what i must change in the codice part of the tetris.fla file or better, can you change it for all of us ? :D Altérnative, you can post your tetris.fla file here from your version and i can get your code :bandit:

All my tetris Member say about your new version:
1) It ist hard to get 100.000 points, but after it it is very easy to get 200.000 - 500.000 Points - please give us back your last hard version .. :D

Many Member from me like to disable the sounds in the games, is it possible to include a Button or post the games versions without sounds? You can better include a new midi System in the proaradeadmin panel to set alternative sounds directly in the webpage and not in the *.swf!

ATTENTION: The follow Attachment is not for this HACK!

wolfe
05 Sep 2002, 15:40
hey futureal d00d that error i was getting when updating people profiles i think it has got to do with this hack beacause if you win a game and come first you get

Breakout Champion
Pacman Champion
Snake Champion


but on my site it is not showing because i have a user title then i have stars under it so it messes p where in the code can i get rid of this title

futureal
05 Sep 2002, 19:07
There is no way that the error you were getting could be related to this hack. This hack does not do anything to the user table at all.

As for removing the titles, just disable the Champion System. The way the titles will be handled in the next version will be better (via a template, for customization).

wolfe
05 Sep 2002, 22:51
ok

wolfe
05 Sep 2002, 22:53
no nothing thanx anyway :D

Brandon
05 Sep 2002, 23:19
Could anyone make a button, like the one I've attached, that says "Arcade" for my site? I've been trying, but I dont have the font that vB uses :(

Souly
06 Sep 2002, 01:01
i have play some nice Flashagmes on http://www.flashkit.com.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Here are my Testresults i found on the first 8 pages
................................................................................ ...

All Links go to the *.fla Files


.Xtreme Platform Climber V1.1
xtrem (http://www.flashkit.com/downloads/movies/zip/7635/Xtreme%20Platform%20Climber%20V1.1.zip)

.P.O.F. V2 new
http://www.flashkit.com/downloads/movies/zip/7722/P.O.F.%20V2.zip

.P.O.F. Shoot 'em up Game Engine
http://www.flashkit.com/downloads/movies/zip/6921/P.O.F.%20Shoot%20%20'em%20up%20Game%20Engine.zip

.the fun maze game
http://www.flashkit.com/downloads/movies/zip/7351/the%20fun%20maze%20game.zip

.slots
http://www.flashkit.com/downloads/movies/zip/7366/Slots.zip

.SpaceFilght 2
http://www.flashkit.com/downloads/movies/zip/7370/SpaceFilght%202.zip

.Last Man Standing
http://www.flashkit.com/downloads/movies/zip/7134/Last%20Man%20Standing.zip

.pong
http://www.flashkit.com/downloads/movies/zip/7302/Pong%20-%20The%20first%20videogame.zip

.Keepy-Uppy Soccer Game
http://www.flashkit.com/downloads/movies/zip/7182/Keepy-Uppy%20Soccer%20Game.zip

.Alien Attack
http://www.flashkit.com/downloads/movies/zip/6993/Alien%20Attack.zip

.Kart Race
http://www.flashkit.com/downloads/movies/zip/6975/Kart%20Race.zip

.frogger
http://www.flashkit.com/downloads/movies/zip/5654/Frogger.zip

.simon 2000
http://www.flashkit.com/downloads/movies/zip/6018/SIMON%202000.zip

Ninth Dimension
06 Sep 2002, 01:07
This hack could really do with some more games, so if anyone out there is good with flash, please convert these files to work with the system ;)

futureal
06 Sep 2002, 02:53
Guys, the hack is in beta for a reason -- I am working on the code itself; modifying more games will have to come later. Please stop asking for new games until the hack is finished. Thanks.

In the meantime, I am still waiting to hear if the safe mode stuff is working or not. I know it didn't work for mewgood, but I am surmising it is a server issue on his end.

chad777
06 Sep 2002, 02:56
Hey bro take your time get this thing done :)

I can't wait for the postbit graphic part to be added :)

Forget the game just finish that lol

I still say nice hack.

Want to see it on my new designed site... (still have to make the button and header stuff) so not all the way finished

http://www.snarfproductions.com

Link14716
06 Sep 2002, 03:16
POF is a must when you get around to adding games ;)

mewgood
06 Sep 2002, 03:49
Originally posted by futureal
Guys, the hack is in beta for a reason -- I am working on the code itself; modifying more games will have to come later. Please stop asking for new games until the hack is finished. Thanks.

In the meantime, I am still waiting to hear if the safe mode stuff is working or not. I know it didn't work for mewgood, but I am surmising it is a server issue on his end.

wel i told the ISp already, I will ICq you when I got a reply..

Apok2002
06 Sep 2002, 05:23
I uploaded the latest proarcadeadmin.php file...and in the admincp, it uploaded fine w/o errors...but graphics don't show up on the arcade page at all.

This is the info I get after I upload files (this one specifically is for the snake game).

your php version is: 4.0.6
safeupload is: 1
tmppath is: /home/httpd/vhosts/ez-company.net/httpdocs/tmp
vpafile is /tmp/phpIncQvi
vpafile_name is thumb-snake.gif
vpafile_size is 686
Record for Snake updated!

futureal
06 Sep 2002, 05:26
Hmm... do the graphics show up on the admin page correctly?

Apok2002
06 Sep 2002, 05:33
no

I also used a couple diff versions of the proarcadeadmin.php file you have there too.

futureal
06 Sep 2002, 05:36
That's weird... no errors or anything. Do me a quick favor and in the Admin CP, try uploading a custom avatar for a user and tell me if it works or not.

Apok2002
06 Sep 2002, 06:04
Yup, that worked.

btw, I was getting the red X's w/ the arcade graphics. But I can upload any graphic via admin cp for avatars...and users change their avatars to custom avatars freely on the site all the time.

futureal
06 Sep 2002, 06:05
Man, I dunno why it doesn't work for you. The code I'm using is the same that vBulletin uses. If you're willing to provide me with a shell account and admin access briefly I can take a look at it and see what I can do, otherwise I'm stumped. I don't understand why it gives no errors, but still fails. :(

Apok2002
06 Sep 2002, 06:14
check your pm's.

futureal
06 Sep 2002, 08:29
BUG FIX: I have fixed the top score board problem and along the way addressed some performance issues/ugly code. However, the basic structure of the hack was changed, so an update will not come until Beta 2.

There are now 4 tables:

arcadeconfig
arcadegames
arcadescores
arcadetopscores

Keeping track of topscores in a separate table allows for the Top Score Board (and to some degree, the upcoming stats page) to operate MUCH more efficiently -- and correctly.

I have a simple conversion script that will convert your current arcade table to the scores/topscores format when Beta 2 is released, so there's no need to worry about that.

I will work more on safe mode tomorrow. If anybody else is running in safe mode and can give me some feedback, it would be appreciated. Thanks.

2 X Viverridae
06 Sep 2002, 08:48
I am having the same problem as apok2002 with the red X's in lieu of the images showing up. Not running in safe mode, and no problems uploading other images from the control panel. I've tried the different versions of the proarcadeadmin.php file as well.

It's running on a test board, and I haven't had a lot of time to do much more than play a couple of games, but this seems to be the only problem that has yet to be addressed.

Once again, thanks for a great hack!

wolfe
06 Sep 2002, 13:50
Originally posted by Souly
i have play some nice Flashagmes on http://www.flashkit.com.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Here are my Testresults i found on the first 8 pages
................................................................................ ...

All Links go to the *.fla Files


.Xtreme Platform Climber V1.1
xtrem (http://www.flashkit.com/downloads/movies/zip/7635/Xtreme%20Platform%20Climber%20V1.1.zip)

.P.O.F. V2 new
http://www.flashkit.com/downloads/movies/zip/7722/P.O.F.%20V2.zip

.P.O.F. Shoot 'em up Game Engine
http://www.flashkit.com/downloads/movies/zip/6921/P.O.F.%20Shoot%20%20'em%20up%20Game%20Engine.zip

.the fun maze game
http://www.flashkit.com/downloads/movies/zip/7351/the%20fun%20maze%20game.zip

.slots
http://www.flashkit.com/downloads/movies/zip/7366/Slots.zip

.SpaceFilght 2
http://www.flashkit.com/downloads/movies/zip/7370/SpaceFilght%202.zip

.Last Man Standing
http://www.flashkit.com/downloads/movies/zip/7134/Last%20Man%20Standing.zip

.pong
http://www.flashkit.com/downloads/movies/zip/7302/Pong%20-%20The%20first%20videogame.zip

.Keepy-Uppy Soccer Game
http://www.flashkit.com/downloads/movies/zip/7182/Keepy-Uppy%20Soccer%20Game.zip

.Alien Attack
http://www.flashkit.com/downloads/movies/zip/6993/Alien%20Attack.zip

.Kart Race
http://www.flashkit.com/downloads/movies/zip/6975/Kart%20Race.zip

.frogger
http://www.flashkit.com/downloads/movies/zip/5654/Frogger.zip

.simon 2000
http://www.flashkit.com/downloads/movies/zip/6018/SIMON%202000.zip

how do i add these games :D

Souly
06 Sep 2002, 15:28
You can add the games but the proarcade system isn't compatible with the Scoresytem from the Games
A Flash Profi must convert these files to work with the proarcade-system.

Wait for the next Release.
My list should show merely some examples of games these use a Scoresystem.

wolfe
06 Sep 2002, 22:51
ok d00d can i add something to the flash file to make it work with Score System :D

chad777
07 Sep 2002, 00:06
another feature that you might want to look at while finishing it up and I know alot of people would like to see in the feature would be intgrating it with the lesane's store hack :)

futureal
07 Sep 2002, 07:54
I am not doing ANY further work on this hack until I can figure out what is going on with the safe mode. There is no point in keeping this hack in a released state if it is not going to work on 50% of the forums out there.

Unfortunately, I don't have a safe mode server to test it on so unless I get some help here, the hack is dead in the water. A couple people offered to let me test things on their servers, but one had a bad server config and the other gave me admin access only to take it away the next day before I could even try anything.

Additionally, I have posted messages both in the Hacking Discussion forums here (0 responses) and over on vb.com (0 responses). I am rather fed up with the whole thing and am just about ready to pack it in for good. I don't like the idea of having this thing out there in a potentially unworking state.

So, once again, if anybody who knows PHP well can give me some direction here as to what I'm doing wrong, it would be most helpful. OR if you have a forum up and running in safe mode that I can test some ideas on, that would be great too.

Thanks.

chad777
07 Sep 2002, 07:58
How do you tell if you are running in safe mode ?

If you can tell me that I have my own server I could setup one of my domains for you to test on

futureal
07 Sep 2002, 08:03
Two ways:

#1 - When you go to the vbProArcade admin panel it will echo a line at the top right now saying something like "safeupload is 1" if it says 1 you are in Safe Mode, otherwise you're not.

#2 - If icons/thumbnails are working, you're probably not in safe mode. :)

I have servers up the ying-yang, but all my vhosts are in normal mode, and my dedicated box I can't change because I am running scripts that are dependant on it *not* being in safe mode.

Souly
07 Sep 2002, 16:59
I don´t understand the problem.

I am running on a SafeMode Server and i have no Problems with the upload from proarcadeadmin.php!

I have craeate /tmp/ Folders for the SafeMode and all works fine!

I see only one Error in the Script:
When one of the follow two fields are empty, and when i klick "Submit Changes" ...........

1) Use Scoreboard Icon-Upload New Icon
2) Use King Ico-Upload New Icon

....... i become the follow Errors:
http://www.clanforen.de/images/screenies/arcade1.gif
When i input all Data i see the follow:
safeupload is: 1
tmppath is: tmp
Arcade options updated!

I think, when some has problems and don´t give new Information about the problem, why you will do so much for this user? I am not seeing a safemode Problem!

I like to test some new Flashgames and change the *.fla files to work this the score system. How did you send the Scores to the proarcade.php?
The follow diesnt work in my nes tertis version :(


Code:
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Code is only visible to licensed users, and only when logged into the forums.
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2 X Viverridae
07 Sep 2002, 19:14
@ futureal - check your PM's.

futureal
07 Sep 2002, 21:31
Souly: Thanks for the info, that helps out. I will re-check the logic as far as which thing gets updated when Submit is preessed.

2 X: Will check. Thanks!

Dark Jim
08 Sep 2002, 00:51
Great hack, seems to work fine except for uploading the images. I'm not running safe mode and all other file uploads from the admin cp work fine except this. A bug I noticed is that the comment on the top scrore board is not updated if you get another high score. This may already have been said but I have no time to read the entire thread. Anyway :thumbsup: and hope to see more of this. :D

Zach
08 Sep 2002, 01:15
Before I start really looking for the prob, wondering if someone would know this one off the top of their head where my prob is


Blank Screen

http://forums.fantasysportswire.com/proarcade.php?action=scoreboard&game=breakout

Proper Error

http://forums.fantasysportswire.com/proarcade.php?action=scoreboard

Blank Screen

http://forums.fantasysportswire.com/proarcade.php




Almost seems like it would be a template prob but all the templates are there.

Any ideas, my mind does not want to figure this one out :)

wolfe
08 Sep 2002, 01:52
hey d00d can u Intergrate this hack with Lesanes Store Hack

so please pay for the arcade :D and make tickets like 500 Dollers for a 1/2 Week ticket to play arcades etc :D

chad777
08 Sep 2002, 03:09
Originally posted by Zach
Before I start really looking for the prob, wondering if someone would know this one off the top of their head where my prob is


Blank Screen

http://forums.fantasysportswire.com/proarcade.php?action=scoreboard&game=breakout

Proper Error

http://forums.fantasysportswire.com/proarcade.php?action=scoreboard

Blank Screen

http://forums.fantasysportswire.com/proarcade.php




Almost seems like it would be a template prob but all the templates are there.

Any ideas, my mind does not want to figure this one out :)

Blank Screen

Make sure the path to the game is right.... it happen to me and that was what the problem was.

The other error ? not sure you didn't change anything in the file did you ?

a43079
08 Sep 2002, 12:26
i am getting these error tha hack works fine but i cant upload ithe images to the database.. this is the errors it gives me
but the images are gif????




safeupload is: 0
tmppath is: /tmp
vbProArcade Error: is not a valid file type for images (only gif/jpg/png are supported)

Arcade options updated!

Dark Jim
08 Sep 2002, 16:21
In case some people have this thread bookmarked and don't check the others in this forum, I made an addon for this and the Store hack: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=43309. In short, with it you have to pay to play. :)

futureal
08 Sep 2002, 19:25
Dark Jim: Quick question, do you have the most recent version of the files (you can just tell me which day you downloaded the zip).

Other than that, I would check to make sure that the path is correct and that the templates are installed/named correctly (e.g. vbproarcade_arcade for the main arcade page).

If neither of those is a fix, I will have to take a closer look at the code.

futureal
08 Sep 2002, 19:26
Sorry for the lack of updates these past two days. The major trade show for the R/C industry has been going on since Thursday and I have been going back and forth between Chicago to do some net coverage and deal with some people, so I haven't had much time for the web.

I'll get back on track early next week.

Dark Jim
08 Sep 2002, 19:50
I downloaded it aproximately (sp?) 24 hours ago from this post. And I'm not sure if you meant that for me but my templates seem fine.

futureal
08 Sep 2002, 23:55
OK, it's probably a code error then. If all goes well I will be able to look at it later tonight.

Link14716
09 Sep 2002, 01:42
futureal, to save everyone headaches on safe mode, why don't yopu take the upload some gifs and then set the path to the image in the CP?

Oh, and for a store integration, I'll do one so people have to buy a lifetime ticket ;)

eckels2
09 Sep 2002, 08:22
Ok heres a problem i'm having....

All the games work fine for myself and my members. The only problem is, that the scores get posted for the members but not for me. For some reason it doesn't post my scores at the end of the game. As far as i know, i'm the only one that this happens for, so i'd imagine it's a permission thing. (i'm the only admin)

How could i go about fixing this?

Courage
09 Sep 2002, 18:23
Installed on vb 2.2.2 and is working great, but the Tetris file... drives me mad.
- i want to have the option to disable sound
- nor than 10 levels :)

futureal
10 Sep 2002, 21:18
Originally posted by eckels2
Ok heres a problem i'm having....

All the games work fine for myself and my members. The only problem is, that the scores get posted for the members but not for me. For some reason it doesn't post my scores at the end of the game. As far as i know, i'm the only one that this happens for, so i'd imagine it's a permission thing. (i'm the only admin)

How could i go about fixing this?

What happens after the game for you? (Error, blank screen, etc...)

And which browser are you using?

futureal
10 Sep 2002, 21:19
Originally posted by Courage
Installed on vb 2.2.2 and is working great, but the Tetris file... drives me mad.
- i want to have the option to disable sound
- nor than 10 levels :)

There are changes to the games in the works. Sound on/off, etc...

2 X Viverridae
11 Sep 2002, 00:27
Well - futureral fixed the problem on my site with the little red X's in the logo upload...

It seems that *I* had the incorrect version of the proarcadeadmin.php file! :rolleyes:

My bad!

Thanks so much, futureal, for taking the time to rectify that for me!

Gohan
11 Sep 2002, 01:26
Wauw! i LOVE your hack!! Thumb up

I've install and without problem :D

Dark Jim
11 Sep 2002, 01:44
Duh! I got the images working. I editted the proarcadeadmin file where it uploads the images. The filepath was incorrect.

Gohan
11 Sep 2002, 02:35
Originally posted by Dark Jim
Duh! I got the images working. I editted the proarcadeadmin file where it uploads the images. The filepath was incorrect.


found bug (not real bug but little ;))

open proarcadeadmin.php and find:


Code:
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Code is only visible to licensed users, and only when logged into the forums.
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change to:



Code:
---------------
Code is only visible to licensed users, and only when logged into the forums.
---------------

Gohan
11 Sep 2002, 02:55
futureal

Everything does perfect working but not for new addon usergroup permission..



Code:
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Code is only visible to licensed users, and only when logged into the forums.
---------------



Well i need modify to for myself usergroupid number



Code:
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Code is only visible to licensed users, and only when logged into the forums.
---------------



Maybe you could make better code for usergroupid without modify above code?

Gohan
11 Sep 2002, 03:06
Maybe solve...

I did change:

Open proacrade.php and find:



Code:
---------------
Code is only visible to licensed users, and only when logged into the forums.
---------------



change to:



Code:
---------------
Code is only visible to licensed users, and only when logged into the forums.
---------------

futureal
11 Sep 2002, 03:59
Dark Jim: You must have had an older version of the admin file; the newer ones have the corrected path.

Gohan: Same as above on the image path problem. As for the usergroups, that is a known limitation and it will be addressed in the next version. You sure have a lot of user groups! :)

mewgood
11 Sep 2002, 05:35
hm..
now I have sloved the errors but after I uploaded the imagesm it still is a broken images..

futureal
11 Sep 2002, 07:02
Originally posted by mewgood
now I have sloved the errors but after I uploaded the imagesm it still is a broken images..

Unfortunately it seems like there is a problem with your server, since I have not seen the error you're getting anywhere else. I really am not sure what I can do to fix it.

I'm glad you were able to work the other stuff out...

futureal
11 Sep 2002, 07:04
Regarding Beta 2, here is one of the first "teaser" shots of some of the added functionality:

http://www.shadowsofnamek.com/test/vpa_screenshot_usergroups.jpg

This allows the admin to easily configure who can and can't access the arcade. The arcade will still default to groups 2, 5, 6, and 7 which are the default vBulletin groups for Registered Users. Mods, Admins and Super Mods.

Gohan
11 Sep 2002, 12:21
That better than my modify :) When will Beta 2 release?


Yeah i have alot usergroup cuz my site is Clan of MOHAA

wolfe
11 Sep 2002, 14:44
thats cool futureal but when is it gonna be out and will it have the store cost/jackpot thing on it :D

futureal
11 Sep 2002, 20:55
It will be out when I have finished all of the "wish list" features that people have asked for. Right now there is no timeframe; just watch this thread for details. Any sort of store hacks/addons to this hack will remain separate, since the arcade should be able to fit right in to an unhacked vBulletin installation.

Audionuts
11 Sep 2002, 21:02
i'm so close...but i'm having a problem after the bame ends instead of going to "www.mysite.com/forum/proarcade.php" its going to www.mysite.com/proarcade.php and giving me errors?

its very weird because i noticed one of the games(tetris) is working fine, but the others i get tha error on exit...

anyone?

ps this is awsome futureal!!! you rock !! :)

futureal
11 Sep 2002, 21:06
Can I see this in action? PM me the URL if you don't want to make it public.

I am beginning to wonder if I included an older file in the .zip somewhere. I will double check it when I get home (at work at the moment).

Audionuts
11 Sep 2002, 21:10
well the arcade its at :
http://www.skinnybenny.com/forum/proarcade.php

but i guess you will have to register to see it :)

i really apreciate the help

futureal
11 Sep 2002, 21:17
Did you install the games manually or with the included .SQL file?

In the source of the arcade pages, it says "codebase: ..." and "query string: ..." and so on. Those lines should be removed... or in other words, only everything after the colon should be added in those fields.

Does that make sense? Hopefully I described it well enough.

NTLDR
11 Sep 2002, 21:25
Audionuts, just a quick thought, do you have the forums URL set correctly in the Admin CP?

Audionuts
11 Sep 2002, 21:27
yeh i did it by hand...
now wherewould i change that? i mean what file do i remove the "codebase: ..." and "query string: ..." from?

thanks again

Audionuts
11 Sep 2002, 21:28
ahhh never mind!!
i got you...
i'm an idiot and you are the man :)

futureal
11 Sep 2002, 21:48
Yea, I played a game there and it seemed to work fine. I gave your users something to shoot for in Pacman. :)

One thing to watch out for is that by default on your forum, users are not browsing the board with cookies. This can cause erratic behavior with the arcade, since people are often playing for longer than the sessiontimeout value -- they may be asked to log back in rather than having their scores recorded.

On forums that don't have people browse with cookies by default, I suggest adding something to the game templates letting your users know that they may want to turn cookies on.

Audionuts
11 Sep 2002, 21:59
i see, for some reason since vb 2.2.3 i've had lots users having problems when browsing with cookies option on...

eckels2
12 Sep 2002, 00:31
Originally posted by futureal


What happens after the game for you? (Error, blank screen, etc...)

And which browser are you using?

Sorry about the delay...

After the game I go immediately back to the Games listing screen.

It doesn't give me any screen to add a comment or anything, although I understand it works for most of my users. I also found out that at least ONE of my users has the same problem as I.

my site is afterblur.com. I'm using IE 5.50 and the user that has the same problem is using IE 6.0.26.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Tigga
12 Sep 2002, 02:21
I just installed this on my site and it seems to be working ok for the most part. The only problem I'm having is when I try to access the admin page for it, I get this error...

safeupload is: 1
tmppath is: /home/virtual/site72/fst/var/www/html/temp

Fatal error: Call to undefined function: dotableheader() in /home/virtual/site72/fst/var/www/html/forum/admin/proarcadeadmin.php on line 26


Any idea's what I'm doing wrong?

Apok2002
12 Sep 2002, 03:41
I have the latest proarcadeadmin.php file...when I try to upload the graphics...this is what I get:

safeupload is: 1
tmppath is: /home/httpd/vhosts/ez-company.net/httpdocs/tmp
vbProArcade Error: is not a valid file type for images (only gif/jpg/png are supported)

That is when I upload the scoreboard.gif...but it says the same for every icon/gif no matter where I try to upload it (crown icon, games, etc....)

also, re: the tmp folder...where should this be located? I use vbPortal...so I have it installed at my server root...my FORUM and where the games are installed, is root/forums/

so should it be: root/tmp ?
or
should it be: root/forums/tmp ?

futureal
12 Sep 2002, 04:22
Originally posted by PlurPlanet
I just installed this on my site and it seems to be working ok for the most part. The only problem I'm having is when I try to access the admin page for it, I get this error...

safeupload is: 1
tmppath is: /home/virtual/site72/fst/var/www/html/temp

Fatal error: Call to undefined function: dotableheader() in /home/virtual/site72/fst/var/www/html/forum/admin/proarcadeadmin.php on line 26

Did you make the necessary changes to adminfunctions.php? It looks like you are missing one of the functions there.

futureal
12 Sep 2002, 07:17
Good news, everybody...

SAFE MODE PROBLEMS HAVE BEEN FIXED!

Please replace your current proarcadeadmin.php with this version. It contains all of the current bugfixes for Beta 1.03. This will (probably) be the last Beta 1.x file I post, since I am now working on incompatible versions for Beta 2.

I will be updating the zip file in the first post with this file as well. As always, please report any problems right away.

Thanks.

Apok2002
12 Sep 2002, 07:19
woohoo! gj! :) I see that it works now. :) What was the problem?

*edit*

lol I see you doubled the previous top scorer's score on Pacman...they'll never top that. Now did you PLAY it? Or did you modify the score via myphpadmin. haha

In any event, the graphics look great man...thanks for the hard work. :)


*edit again*

Now how do I get the crown to be in the postbit of each of the King's posts? Did I miss that post in this thread?

futureal
12 Sep 2002, 07:24
Heh, nope, I actually played it. Pac is the only game of the five that I actually play, I've actually logged a few hours in it. I average in the 45K range, but that one was actually my best ever. :)

The problem was a single line of code that was incorrect. I also found a few more small bugs (mainly logic issues) in the process, so I fixed those along the way.

futureal
12 Sep 2002, 07:29
Originally posted by Apok2002
Now how do I get the crown to be in the postbit of each of the King's posts? Did I miss that post in this thread?

There are some posts about it somewhere in there. Right now, though, the Beta 1 is basically designed for a "text only" champions system. This will definitely be improved in the next release. If you can live with it until then, that is obviously the easiest.

Otherwise, you could edit the getpostbit(...) function in admin/functions.php. Right below the vbProArcade line that says "$post[usertitle] .= ..." you could add something like:



Code:
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Code is only visible to licensed users, and only when logged into the forums.
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Then in your postbit template, just add $post[crown] in there somewhere, and for the users that are champions, the image you named should appear.

There's a chance this might not work, I'm just making it up as I go along... :)

Apok2002
12 Sep 2002, 07:32
Well...I can wait until the next version if it's in the works. :)

futureal
12 Sep 2002, 07:41
Yea, that was definitely one of the more requested features, along with different crown icons for each game. It is probably the next thing I will work on, now that the safe mode stuff and top score board stuff is all fixed up.

eckels2
12 Sep 2002, 11:02
eh... you missed my post, i think :)

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?postid=298022#post298022

garoboldy
12 Sep 2002, 20:43
well, I have it installed and everything but it doesnt want to load the game. it just sits there like its loading but never does....any idea???

futureal
12 Sep 2002, 21:39
eckels2: Do you have your account set to browse board with cookies? That is the first thing I can think of, that might be a difference between you and your users. Having cookies "on" should eliminate most problems of that nature.

garoboldy: Do you have a link I could look at (with a test account)? Thanks.

eckels2
12 Sep 2002, 21:49
Originally posted by futureal
eckels2: Do you have your account set to browse board with cookies? That is the first thing I can think of, that might be a difference between you and your users. Having cookies "on" should eliminate most problems of that nature.

Nope. Tried it both ways, with cookies off and with cookies on. I even deleted all my cookies and logged in fresh to try it that way, no dice.

futureal
12 Sep 2002, 21:57
Originally posted by eckels2
Nope. Tried it both ways, with cookies off and with cookies on. I even deleted all my cookies and logged in fresh to try it that way, no dice.

Man, I can't think of what might cause that. I created an account on your site and was able to play/record scores just fine. Does it happen with all games?

eckels2
12 Sep 2002, 22:03
Originally posted by futureal
Does it happen with all games?

Yup. just tried them all again to make sure. Any idea at all?

futureal
12 Sep 2002, 22:08
I can't think of anything at all that might cause that. I haven't seen that behavior yet anywhere.. I have to think it's some sort of browser issue, since it works fine for most of your users, but I still can't put my finger on what might cause it. I'm not even sure how it could know to send you back to the scoreboard...

eckels2
12 Sep 2002, 22:16
wait. not the scoreboard. it sends me to the games listing. The screen where it shows the different games you can play, the high scorers, your score, and the game description.

I just tried setting up another administrator username, and playing using that name, same problem. De-adminned the name, and STILL got the same problem. I imagine it's got to be some sort of thing about how it connects to my pc... but i dunno. wait a second....

What version of flash do all the games use? Is it a command in the flash game that redirects the user to the comments screen?

futureal
12 Sep 2002, 22:18
The games are compiled in Flash MX, and it transmits the score data using the HTTP POST method (sending the data through the HTTP header). There is a slim possibility that you have an older or incompatible version of the Flash Player, but I'm not sure how much of an issue that could be.

If it's going back to the arcade main page, then it means that the arcade is not getting the post-game information at all. Definitely some sort of browser/flash player issue then (if the script is called with no variables, it defaults to the arcade main page).

Maybe try upgrading your Flash player?

eckels2
12 Sep 2002, 22:45
I've got the latest flash player, same problem.

cleared all temp internet files. Deleted all cookies. logged in fresh. same problem.

I don't know if this'll matter any, but the link that it says it's linking me to in the status bar is afterblur.com/vb/proarcade.php No extended variables, or anything, just a direct link. I don't know if the other superfluous information would show up in that link, but... it doesn't.

are there any dependancies on linking the user to the comments page? Like, does the script check for something before linking, that I might not have?

futureal
13 Sep 2002, 02:54
Originally posted by eckels2
I don't know if this'll matter any, but the link that it says it's linking me to in the status bar is afterblur.com/vb/proarcade.php No extended variables, or anything, just a direct link. I don't know if the other superfluous information would show up in that link, but... it doesn't.

Since the variables are being sent from the game to the script via POST, nothing should show up in the address bar -- that is the difference between POST and GET. If it were GET, you would see something like:

proarcade.php?var1=something&var2=something (and so on)

are there any dependancies on linking the user to the comments page? Like, does the script check for something before linking, that I might not have?

I'm not aware of any dependencies. I wish I had a good answer as to why this might be happening. Since it works for the majority of users, I'm not sure where to look for a "fix" or even for the problem.

My guess is that it has something to do with the getURL() method in Flash's ActionScript not doing something correctly (say, headers getting corrupted, or something similar) but I honestly have no idea what I could do to isolate this.

Perhaps somebody out there more experienced with Flash might have an idea on this?

Tigga
13 Sep 2002, 03:20
You rock Futureal! I've got the games installed and working great on my site now. My users love them! I can't wait to see this once it's complete! :)

eckels2
13 Sep 2002, 03:58
The user that I said had the same problem, said he had the problem on other boards with this hack as well. So there's gotta be something....

futureal
13 Sep 2002, 04:12
I will keep thinking about it to see if I can come up with anything. I don't have any ideas at the moment, though... :(

ZiRu$
13 Sep 2002, 04:51
well....i just installed it.....no errors BUT the games do not show up when i go to...

proarcade.php

i'm guessin i missed a query? i installed it once by manual then again by vbhacker...no luck

so it gotta be a query....cant find it though

futureal
13 Sep 2002, 08:23
It looks like the games are not set to active. Go to the Game Options in the Admin CP and make sure each game is individually set to active.

If that isn't the problem, then... I dunno. Check the arcadegames table and make sure that the games are installed into that correctly.

wolfe
13 Sep 2002, 08:28
of where it says url to games in the arcade options i had to change it to


http://www.myurl.com/forums/games/

or they were just comeing up black screen or white screen not loading :(

mewgood
13 Sep 2002, 08:28
Hm.. I got no errors now, but I still can't see any images after I upload. All I see is broken images..
Help pLEASE

Gohan
13 Sep 2002, 10:32
Originally posted by mewgood
Hm.. I got no errors now, but I still can't see any images after I upload. All I see is broken images..
Help pLEASE from AdminCP or Acrade Page?

futureal
13 Sep 2002, 19:08
Originally posted by mewgood
Hm.. I got no errors now, but I still can't see any images after I upload. All I see is broken images..
Help pLEASE

As I said earlier, I believe something is configured incorrectly on your server. Uploading custom avatars in the Admin CP does not work either (which is a standard feature of vBulletin). Since the Arcade uses the same (basic) uploading system it stands to reason that it would not work either.

futureal
13 Sep 2002, 19:54
Oops, in the new distribution file I posted on 9/12, I inadvertently included a proarcade.php from the upcoming Beta 2, which caused a whole ton of errors for anybody who may have tried to install it. Sorry about that!

The zip has been corrected (again) and all should be in order.

InnerSelf
13 Sep 2002, 21:34
it works now :)

thx futureal for making this hack

Prophet2002
13 Sep 2002, 21:50
i'm gettin a d/b error



Code:
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Code is only visible to licensed users, and only when logged into the forums.
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any one know how to fix?

ZiRu$
13 Sep 2002, 22:58
Originally posted by futureal
It looks like the games are not set to active. Go to the Game Options in the Admin CP and make sure each game is individually set to active.



Thanks man that worked....everything is perfect :)

futureal
14 Sep 2002, 00:20
Originally posted by Prophet2002
i'm gettin a d/b error

...

any one know how to fix?

I don't think that error is related to this hack; I don't know what the "storep" field is, and this hack doesn't touch the user table at all.

Prophet2002
14 Sep 2002, 01:06
i believe it is related to this hack. The error never occured before installing this hack, and it occures when i'm clickin on one of the game links.. I'll try reinstalling, maybe i did someting wrong, i'll post back w/ results


Update:

found this in proarcade.php...looks like it is trying to grab info from that table



Code:
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Code is only visible to licensed users, and only when logged into the forums.
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ZiRu$
14 Sep 2002, 01:25
Originally posted by futureal


I don't think that error is related to this hack; I don't know what the "storep" field is, and this hack doesn't touch the user table at all.

yes STOREEP is the original lesanes store hack...i guess he dosent have the latest version or never ran one of the quereys

Link14716
14 Sep 2002, 02:52
Originally posted by eckels2
The user that I said had the same problem, said he had the problem on other boards with this hack as well. So there's gotta be something....
Out of courisity, are you using Nutscrape or Murtzilla?

Prophet2002
14 Sep 2002, 03:07
i removed that entry from in proarcade.php works perfect now, go figure

Prophet2002
14 Sep 2002, 03:08
Originally posted by Link14716

Out of courisity, are you using Nutscrape or Murtzilla?

no i'm using IE 5.0

SHoeSTeR
14 Sep 2002, 03:38
I keep getting this error please help.

Database error in vBulletin 2.2.7:

Invalid SQL: SELECT * FROM arcadescores WHERE game='tetris' ORDER BY score DESC LIMIT 1
mysql error: Table 'mtgshoe_mtgshoevbb.arcadescores' doesn't exist

mysql error number: 1146

Date: Friday 13th of September 2002 10:36:42 PM
Script: http://www.mtgshoebox.com/forums//forums//proarcade.php?action=play&game=tetris
Referer: http://www.mtgshoebox.com/forums/index.php?

futureal
14 Sep 2002, 03:54
Originally posted by Prophet2002
i believe it is related to this hack. The error never occured before installing this hack, and it occures when i'm clickin on one of the game links.. I'll try reinstalling, maybe i did someting wrong, i'll post back w/ results


Update:

found this in proarcade.php...looks like it is trying to grab info from that table


edit: I stand corrected. Since I no longer had a fresh copy of the old proarcade.php, I used the same version that I had been testing with on somebody else's site. Apparently, that individual had modified the code and I was unaware of it. I will have to update the zip again.

Sorry for the troubles; I hadn't anticipated on having to do a re-zip of the old version, and since all of the stuff on my hard drive is now Beta 2, things got mixed up. I thought I had caught everything, but apparently not.

edit again: The zip is now updated (again). Just re-download it and replace your proarcade.php with the one from the zip. Thanks.

futureal
14 Sep 2002, 03:55
Originally posted by SHoeSTeR
I keep getting this error please help.

Database error in vBulletin 2.2.7:

Invalid SQL: SELECT * FROM arcadescores WHERE game='tetris' ORDER BY score DESC LIMIT 1
mysql error: Table 'mtgshoe_mtgshoevbb.arcadescores' doesn't exist

mysql error number: 1146

Date: Friday 13th of September 2002 10:36:42 PM
Script: http://www.mtgshoebox.com/forums//forums//proarcade.php?action=play&game=tetris
Referer: http://www.mtgshoebox.com/forums/index.php?

You must have downloaded the zipfile last night or earlier today before I fixed it. Please see this post for more info: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?postid=298616#post298616

Then, re-download the zipfile in the first message and replace your proarcade.php with the copy from that file.

Thanks!

eckels2
14 Sep 2002, 04:22
Originally posted by Link14716

Out of courisity, are you using Nutscrape or Murtzilla?

I'm using IE 5.50 and the user that has the same problem is using IE 6.0.26.

Prophet2002
14 Sep 2002, 04:38
edit again: The zip is now updated (again). Just re-download it and replace your proarcade.php with the one from the zip. Thanks. [/B]


you da man!

eckels2
14 Sep 2002, 22:24
futureal...

Ok check it out, I tried playing games from another computer, and It recorded my scores fine. So it's got to be something local on my PC.

I've seen a lot of members on different sites with the same problem I'm having, so there's some kind of requirement that I don't think everyone knows about, or something...

The only think i can think of is that it's somehow related to my flash plugin. does anyone know of a way to uninstall a flash browser plugin? I'm already updated to the most recent version, but I wonder if a clean install of the plugin would work better than this....

Other than that, i'm completely stumped.

Maybe if admins could gather the user info (browser, version, etc..) for the members that are having this same problem and post it here, we could figure out what the exact problem is?

Audionuts
14 Sep 2002, 23:34
hay futureal, i have been experiencing a small bug with my Arcade, it seams aa couple of the usergroups that i added to the forum, are not getting permission to play...what i mean is my "Rgistered" users are fine but i have a "VIP Members" group, and they cant access the games...
any ideas? thanks in advanced :)

chad777
14 Sep 2002, 23:42
Audio,

that was fixed here

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?postid=294244#post294244

Dark Jim
14 Sep 2002, 23:42
Find this in proarcade.php:


Code:
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Code is only visible to licensed users, and only when logged into the forums.
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You have to add each usergroup here that you want to allow to use the arcade.

Audionuts
15 Sep 2002, 00:03
thanks guys that did it :)

SHoeSTeR
15 Sep 2002, 00:49
I re-downloaded the zip and replaced the file and i get the same error, can someone send me the old proarcade.php file please?

futureal
15 Sep 2002, 01:48
Originally posted by SHoeSTeR
I re-downloaded the zip and replaced the file and i get the same error, can someone send me the old proarcade.php file please?

The zip that is currently in the first post has the correct file. I just double checked it and it does not contain the line of code that you are getting an error on...

futureal
15 Sep 2002, 01:56
Originally posted by eckels2
I've seen a lot of members on different sites with the same problem I'm having, so there's some kind of requirement that I don't think everyone knows about, or something...

The only think i can think of is that it's somehow related to my flash plugin. does anyone know of a way to uninstall a flash browser plugin? I'm already updated to the most recent version, but I wonder if a clean install of the plugin would work better than this....

I am going through known bugs and whatnot with the Flash player to see if I can find anything, and asking around some other places on the net.

I am not sure what kind of information would be most useful to gather from people. We've already determined it's not based on the browser version or the plugin version. Do you have anything odd in terms of a net connection, like a robust firewall, internet connection sharing or anything of that sort?

edit: Also if possible, let me know what your security settings are in IE, and whether or not you are going through a proxy server. I have been reading stuff on FlashKit about anomalous behavior with Flash and IE -- those are just a couple of the possibilities.

further edit: Another idea I've had is that it might have something to do with your caching options. In IE, check the "Settings" under "Temporary Internet Files" and let me know what it says (Always check, Check when IE starts, Auto, Never). Thanks.

futureal
15 Sep 2002, 03:13
eckels2: I went ahead and modified one of the games (Pacman -- one of two that I have access to right now) with one of the ideas that I had.

Please upload this to your arcade dir and change the filename in the Admin CP to match pacman-beta.swf (this way we'll know for sure that you're testing the new version of the swf) and give it a shot.

My hunch (and it's only a hunch, believe me) is that this is a browser cache issue of some sort. As a result, I hardcoded the action and game into the URL that Flash is passing to the script, and then appended a randomly generated number to the URL to force the browser to think that it's a new (or rather, unique) page. The chances of this actually fixing the problem aren't that high, but it should at least give us a better idea of what we're dealing with.

The file is attached here. Thanks!

futureal
15 Sep 2002, 03:54
In other vbProArcade news, I got inspired tonight to make the navigation bar ($navbar) easier to use.

The end result is that there is now a hierarchal navbar much like standard vBulletin.

All pages have:

Your Forum > Arcade

Sub pages have:

Your Forum > Arcade > Game Title
Your Forum > Arcade > Game Title Scoreboard
Your Forum > Arcade > Game Title Top Score Board
etc.

And with Beta 2, there will be sub-sub-pages, such as:

Your Forum > Arcade > Game Title Scoreboard > User Name's Scores for Game Title

But the best part about this system is that it uses the vBulletin navigation system, which means the template code has been reduced to simply "$navbar" and it will incorporate any changes you make the following templates:

navbar
nav_joiner
nav_linkoff
nav_linkon

This should make life easier from an Admin point of view.

These changes WILL be in Beta 2.

SHoeSTeR
15 Sep 2002, 04:08
do you have aim or icq or something I can talk to you on? because I am still getting this error go to http://www.mtgshoebox.com/forums/proarcade.php to see it for yourself.

Link14716
15 Sep 2002, 04:10
Works for me dude. You might want to Enable all of your games, though :)

SHoeSTeR
15 Sep 2002, 04:18
your kidding? I still get the same error....why? lol

Link14716
15 Sep 2002, 04:21
It did work fine, now I just get a blank page. Odd.

SHoeSTeR
15 Sep 2002, 04:22
can you send me the old proarcade.php file? if you have it please. my e-mail is ooshoeoo@bellsouth.net

Link14716
15 Sep 2002, 04:23
I will PM it to you then........

futureal
15 Sep 2002, 04:23
I get a blank page as well.

SHoeSTeR: Hit Ctrl-F5 to force your browser to do a refresh in case something is cached.

SHoeSTeR
15 Sep 2002, 04:24
thanks link.

Link14716
15 Sep 2002, 04:25
Also, if you get a blank page after, make sure your templates installed properly. ;)

SHoeSTeR
15 Sep 2002, 04:26
everything works now, thanks guys.

Link14716
15 Sep 2002, 04:27
Your welcome :)

ZiRu$
15 Sep 2002, 06:36
ok i downloaded some MINI java games...how should i install it...or does it need to be shockwave??? HELP

futureal
15 Sep 2002, 08:33
At this time, it only works with Flash/Shockwave games.

mewgood
15 Sep 2002, 10:34
Originally posted by futureal
In other vbProArcade news, I got inspired tonight to make the navigation bar ($navbar) easier to use.

The end result is that there is now a hierarchal navbar much like standard vBulletin.

All pages have:

Your Forum > Arcade

Sub pages have:

Your Forum > Arcade > Game Title
Your Forum > Arcade > Game Title Scoreboard
Your Forum > Arcade > Game Title Top Score Board
etc.

And with Beta 2, there will be sub-sub-pages, such as:

Your Forum > Arcade > Game Title Scoreboard > User Name's Scores for Game Title

But the best part about this system is that it uses the vBulletin navigation system, which means the template code has been reduced to simply "$navbar" and it will incorporate any changes you make the following templates:

navbar
nav_joiner
nav_linkoff
nav_linkon

This should make life easier from an Admin point of view.

These changes WILL be in Beta 2.

I hope you will include a txt file which is for upgrade and for ppl who have installed beta 1, so we don't need to uninstall and re install it again..

eckels2
15 Sep 2002, 12:27
ok futureal, i PMmed you my security settings...

as for "Do you have anything odd in terms of a net connection, like a robust firewall, internet connection sharing or anything of that sort?"

No, no and.. no.

I've got a cable modem. nothing shared. just me :)

Cacheing options are as follows:
Every time you start Internet Explorer

250mb.

*** results of beta pacman test ***

http://www.afterblur.com/vb/proarcade.php?action=gameover&game=pacman&cacheKiller=26170

That was the url i got after i played... Sent me to the Pacman scoreboard afterwards. No comment submission screen.

eckels2
15 Sep 2002, 15:24
Update... did a clean install of flash (i figured out how to uninstall it)... didn't work :(

Man, how frustrating is all of this. lol...

But in the end i guess this could solve the problem for all the helpless users.

futureal
15 Sep 2002, 19:31
I looked everything over, and my only suggestion is to try changing your cache settings to "Automatic," restarting the browser, and giving it another shot.

Other than that, everything seems to match my system perfectly.

futureal
15 Sep 2002, 19:34
Originally posted by mewgood
I hope you will include a txt file which is for upgrade and for ppl who have installed beta 1, so we don't need to uninstall and re install it again..

I have a conversion script that will covert the database tables to be compatible with the new ones, but that will be it.

It will be up to users to make sure that the necessary code changes are made. Most of the changes are in the pro*.php files which can just be replaced, but there are others.

Also, the best option will be to remove the old templates and re-add the new (Beta 2) templates, since nearly every one has changed (with a few removed and a bunch added).

I will make it as painless as possible BUT it may be somewhat complicated.

eckels2
15 Sep 2002, 21:18
:(

Still didn't work.

This is maddening...

futureal
16 Sep 2002, 23:10
Yea... I've got to say, I'm out of ideas. I tried setting my browser up just like yours, and it worked fine. I am behind a firewall and everything too, and it works OK for me...

eckels2
16 Sep 2002, 23:18
/me bangs his head against the desk.

dammit.

Can the way that the flash games transmit the data be changed to a different method? Is that possible, is what i mean. If it is, i'll screw with it myself, i'd just need the fla's for the games...

sk187
17 Sep 2002, 02:50
This is an amazing hack and it seems to work perfect for most of my 700 users but vbulletin has been emailing me about sql errors.

Like this

Database error in vBulletin 2.2.6:

Invalid SQL: SELECT sessionhash,userid,host,useragent,styleid FROM session WHERE lastactivity>1032214124 AND sessionhash='de0056fe406cbbd965a806bbd71f3dde' AND (host='198.81.26.175' OR (althash='' AND althash<>'')) AND useragent='Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 7.0; Window'
mysql error: Unknown column 'althash' in 'where clause'

mysql error number: 1054


and

Database error in vBulletin 2.2.7:

Invalid SQL: SELECT max(score) as maxscore FROM arcade WHERE game='pacman' AND username='TL's De La Hoya'
mysql error: You have an error in your SQL syntax near 's De La Hoya'' at line 1

mysql error number: 1064




Sorry if this question has been asked ive only read 15 of the 27 pages of this thread so far.

Any help is appreciated - great hack

Link14716
17 Sep 2002, 02:53
1st Error:

What vB Version are you using?

2nd Error:

I know what the problem is, it is the ' in the username. So, futureal.....? :)

sk187
17 Sep 2002, 02:58
its vbb 2.27

the board is at www.btnhboard.com/portal/board

if you need to log in you can use

l/test
p/test

It says "video arcade" right under the banner

no one is reporting any problems - just vbb is sending me the sql error messages

Link14716
17 Sep 2002, 03:04
To tell you the truth, I dunno what the problem is. *Nudges futureal*

Dark Shogun
17 Sep 2002, 03:43
Never mind

Dark Shogun

futureal
17 Sep 2002, 05:05
Originally posted by sk187
This is an amazing hack and it seems to work perfect for most of my 700 users but vbulletin has been emailing me about sql errors.

Like this

Database error in vBulletin 2.2.6:

Invalid SQL: SELECT sessionhash,userid,host,useragent,styleid FROM session WHERE lastactivity>1032214124 AND sessionhash='de0056fe406cbbd965a806bbd71f3dde' AND (host='198.81.26.175' OR (althash='' AND althash<>'')) AND useragent='Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 7.0; Window'
mysql error: Unknown column 'althash' in 'where clause'

mysql error number: 1054


This error is unrelated to my hack. You have apparently inadvertently installed some sort of vBulletin 2.2.7 code into your vBulletin 2.2.6 -- the althash field is something that was introduced in 2.2.7.


and

Database error in vBulletin 2.2.7:

Invalid SQL: SELECT max(score) as maxscore FROM arcade WHERE game='pacman' AND username='TL's De La Hoya'
mysql error: You have an error in your SQL syntax near 's De La Hoya'' at line 1

mysql error number: 1064


This is a known bug having to do with the ' character in a user's name. It has been FIXED for Beta 2. For Beta 1, find this line in proarcade.php:



Code:
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Code is only visible to licensed users, and only when logged into the forums.
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And change it to this:



Code:
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Code is only visible to licensed users, and only when logged into the forums.
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That should fix the error.

Audionuts
17 Sep 2002, 09:00
ok so for games to keep score we need the fla source right?
otherwise we can add but it wont keep score?

Well futureal, here is a zip with 18 games in it :) fla source...some better then others, let me know what you think...

Games Zip (http://www.skinnybenny.com/GamesFLAS.zip)

mewgood
17 Sep 2002, 09:08
Originally posted by Audionuts
ok so for games to keep score we need the fla source right?
otherwise we can add but it wont keep score?

Well futureal, here is a zip with 18 games in it :) fla source...some better then others, let me know what you think...

Games Zip (http://www.skinnybenny.com/GamesFLAS.zip)

the zip has some problems..

Audionuts
17 Sep 2002, 09:11
you might have tryed to download before i finished the upload i didnt realize it would be so big :)

the file size is 13.8 megs

if you still have problems let me know...

Lilac
17 Sep 2002, 13:42
When will the final version be released?

Ninth Dimension
17 Sep 2002, 14:25
when it's done - I think :D

sk187
17 Sep 2002, 16:45
Originally posted by futureal


This error is unrelated to my hack. You have apparently inadvertently installed some sort of vBulletin 2.2.7 code into your vBulletin 2.2.6 -- the althash field is something that was introduced in 2.2.7.



I updated from 2.2.6 to 2.2.7 before I installed your arcade hack.

Was that a bad thing?

futureal
17 Sep 2002, 19:58
Originally posted by sk187
I updated from 2.2.6 to 2.2.7 before I installed your arcade hack.

Was that a bad thing?

No, it shouldn't be. Everything works fine in 2.2.7 as far as I know. Could you tell me where that althash error is being generated?

I don't directly address the sessionhash stuff at all in vbProArcade, other than passing it from page to page, so there shouldn't ever be a time where I am pulling it from the DB.

Since you're getting an "unknown column althash" error, it almost seems like one of the ALTER queries in the 2.2.7 upgrade did not work. Did you run the upgrade script and all that?

futureal
17 Sep 2002, 20:11
Originally posted by Lilac
When will the final version be released?

There is no real timeframe yet. I am adding new stuff every couple of days right now, and then there will be a Beta 2, which will turn into a Release Candidate and then into a Final Release.

My biggest goal is to finalize the SQL table structure in Beta 2 so that future installs will be easy to upgrade. I already have a SQL conversion script for Beta 1 -> Beta 2.

Audionuts
17 Sep 2002, 20:47
very nice!! this is an awsome hack :)
were you able to d/l the game zip i attached without any problems?

Steve Machol
17 Sep 2002, 20:53
Originally posted by sk187
I updated from 2.2.6 to 2.2.7 before I installed your arcade hack.

Was that a bad thing? You didn't run upgrade20.php which *was* a bad thing. ;)

sk187
18 Sep 2002, 00:23
I did run update20 before installing the hack.

Anyway for some strang reason im not gettin any more errors. There are a few hundred people on the arcade with no problems.

Very odd

Anyway thanks for the help - cant wait to see more of this hack

futureal
18 Sep 2002, 00:50
Originally posted by Audionuts
very nice!! this is an awsome hack :)
were you able to d/l the game zip i attached without any problems?

Yup, I got it. I will check it out as soon as I finish a few more things on the arcade.

If anybody has seen the more recent pages on Shadows, you will see some of the new features that I've moved over from my test site. :)

Audionuts
18 Sep 2002, 00:52
cool deal, i'll keep an eye out for any more cool games i can get my hands on :)

looking foward to beta 2 :)

garoboldy
18 Sep 2002, 06:21
has anyone gotten any new games modded for use with this arcade....

if not does anyone know how to go about this. If you do let me know. I will do what I can to get some more games out for use. thanks again.

later

Audionuts
18 Sep 2002, 06:27
well i just gave futureal 18 game sources, i'm sure if you find any good ones he would do his best :)

Craigr
18 Sep 2002, 13:37
Originally posted by Audionuts
well i just gave futureal 18 game sources, i'm sure if you find any good ones he would do his best :)

Wow, excellent, what ones were included?

Craig

Apok2002
19 Sep 2002, 00:14
Guys, read a few pages back where he talks about putting more game integrations on hold as he wants to concentrate on other areas of the hack first.

Futureal, another request/question though...

How about having the option to reset the scores via the admin cp? This way we can have a bit more control over it. As it is now, we must go into mysql to clean up.

futureal
19 Sep 2002, 06:28
Yup, that is one of the planned additions. :)

Audionuts
19 Sep 2002, 06:47
very cool! i already have tournament for prizes lined up :)

BrAinZ
19 Sep 2002, 09:02
How stable is this hack at the moment?
I'm thinking of installing, but am not sure whether to do it now.. or wait for the final release.

futureal
19 Sep 2002, 19:05
It is perfectly stable right now -- I am not aware of any bugs that have not been solved.

The next Beta will basically be expanding it with a lot of new features. I still have no release date in mind as I'm only about 50% done with what I want to do with it.

Tigga
19 Sep 2002, 21:02
Originally posted by Audionuts
very cool! i already have tournament for prizes lined up :)
Hehe... I do too actually. :) I promote club events and we're doing one October 5th where we're setting up a video game tournament and having projectors + 4 huge screens for the games to be played on. I'm giving away free tickets to the top scorers for each game, so it worked out rather nicely that this was released when it was. :)

BloodThirsty229
19 Sep 2002, 22:58
I installed everything manually like three times. Everything works except when I go to the arcade and I click one of the games it shoes the box but it sits there and loads nothing. However it will show the outline of the game just nothing inside the box. I uploaded the games folder in both the public_html and forums folder. I'm lost on what to do.

BloodThirsty229
19 Sep 2002, 23:46
nevermind I got it to work ^_^ amazing hack btw

Audionuts
20 Sep 2002, 00:05
yup futureal deserves mad credit for this one :)

situledi
20 Sep 2002, 00:44
BloodThirsty229 > don't forget to activate the game via the admin cp.... lol

so futureal, thanx for ur hack.. great one... thanx to make my members happy...

waiting for the next release, and hope to have the possibility to upgrade this one to the next release...

i just traduce it in french and everything is ok...

regards

Apok2002
20 Sep 2002, 01:08
yup futureal deserves mad credit for this one
Yup, I'm forseeing a popularity that rival's Lesane's Store Hack. ;)

Go Futureal!

(btw...don't let him play on your arcade though....he'll put an impossible Pacman score on it that just can't be beat...which is why the real reason I want the admin cp ability to reset the scores.) :)

Audionuts
20 Sep 2002, 01:36
hehe..true his record still stands in my forum...lol

mewgood
20 Sep 2002, 02:39
great
finally it works for php safe mode
GReat JOB:D

futureal
20 Sep 2002, 03:12
Originally posted by Audionuts
hehe..true his record still stands in my forum...lol

Yea I finally got the top spot back at my own site, 85K or so. :)

Angelus1753
20 Sep 2002, 14:19
This is an awesome hack.... can't wait for the full version :D

Tigga
20 Sep 2002, 19:39
I'll challenge anyone in Tetris. I've got 577,000 on my board. :D

Dark Jim
20 Sep 2002, 22:39
Lol you think that's much, on my forums someone got 1.5 million. :D

Tigga
21 Sep 2002, 04:49
Yah... I thought I was doing good since the next highest score was about 166,000... Then of course someone else comes on there and scores 871,000. Guess I've got my work cut out for me. :)

futureal
21 Sep 2002, 04:49
I think the top score on mine is 1.67 million by someone.

The problem is that after the game hits 1000 lines on level 10, it resets. I've had a few unhappy users from that.

Once the hack itself is done and released, then we'll start worrying about getting all the games in order.

Tigga
21 Sep 2002, 10:33
Does anyone know how secure the script is and how hard it would be to edit the high scores? As I said above, I'm using this to make a little contest on my site and giving away free tickets to an event we're doing (worth $25 each) to whoever has the highest score in each game. One member has the highest score on each game and there's a couple of things that look a little suspicious... Ex - making a high score in one game, then another 4 minutes later... He beat my original Tetris high score of 127,000 by a few thousand, then when I managed to get 577,000 he came back and beat it by almost 300,000 4 hours later. He also doesn't appear to have played the games much, so that's why I'm a little suspicious. Is there a way I could maybe check my log files or something and see if someone other than myself has been in the server? Also, one of my users pointed this out on the board... "there's a problem inherant with having the game and the score-reporting client-side". Anyways, if anyone can help with this it would be much appreciated.

Tigga
21 Sep 2002, 10:36
Oh, a couple of my members have complained too that in Breakout, after the ball gets so fast, it starts to skip tiles making it impossible to win. I know you didn't do the flash code for the games, but I just thought I'd let you know. ;)

QiQme
21 Sep 2002, 15:27
Hi all,

I installed this hack but when i played a game it goes from http://www.url.com/forum/proarcade.php to http://www.url.com/proarcade.php.

I searched this whole thread for a solution but couldn't find it. :(

What do i have to change ?

Regards Michel

Scrooge
21 Sep 2002, 18:37
I need a little help please :)

Part of the hack replaces this code in showthread.php:



Code:
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Code is only visible to licensed users, and only when logged into the forums.
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I don't see this code anywhere. It is probably because I'm still on 2.2.2. Where should I place the replacement code?

Craigr
21 Sep 2002, 19:04
One of my users got 1,701,203 in Tetris! They must have been playing for ages!

Craig

Ian
21 Sep 2002, 23:53
All these games can be easily hacked by memory editing. I don't know how to fix this, just pointing it out.

Tigga
22 Sep 2002, 01:32
Got a quick question for ya Futureal... How exactly is the time for the games recorded? I'm guessing it pulls the time from the server since it seems to be about 2 hours off from the message board. Does it keep a record of the time from the server and record that, or would all the times change if the server time changed?

futureal
22 Sep 2002, 02:06
Originally posted by Ian
All these games can be easily hacked by memory editing. I don't know how to fix this, just pointing it out.

As far as I know, any Flash movie can be edited in this manner. Flash security is very, very limited. There are ongoing discussions and "challenges" on FlashKit (www.flashkit.com) regarding security.

The only thing I can think of that word be worth doing to prevent cheating is recording a user's "time of entry" onto the game page and then his/her "time of entry" onto the score page. Using the scoreboard editor, an adiministrator could easily see when a user is fooling the system -- e.g. a score of 1+ million in Tetris requires, what, 30 minutes of playing?

Really though, there is no foolproof method here. Anybody who knows how to hexedit can probably find a way to beat the system, but I am not too worried about it. I watch for things like new accounts immediately getting the highest score, and users having played once or twice and getting the highest score.

As always, I am open to suggestions on this matter if anybody has them. Security is a big issue here, but unfortunately Flash/PHP interaction is inherently insecure. :(

edit: This also addresses PlurPlanet's problem/question. I think that after reading this stuff, I may work on implementing my idea above. It would add yet another table and a few extra queries but it sounds like it would be worth it. In general terms, here is how this would work:


When a user goes to a "Play" page, an entry is recorded in the security table showing the user's ID, the game's ID, and the current server time.
When a user goes to a "Game Over" page, the security table is checked for the user's most recent open entry for that game, and the entry is "closed" by updating the record with the gameover time.
Each time a user goes to a "Play" page, the database checks to see if there is an "open" entry for that user and game; if there is, it is replaced, otherwise a new one is created


This would add 2-3 queries to the play page (the DELETE would not always occur) and 2 queries to the gameover page, as well as a fifth table to the arcade. The advantage is that it is completely server-side, so a user will not be able to fool it. The disadvantage is that a clever user could still fool the system if he/she knows how it works. However, it should make it a lot easier to spot.

futureal
22 Sep 2002, 02:15
Originally posted by PlurPlanet
Got a quick question for ya Futureal... How exactly is the time for the games recorded? I'm guessing it pulls the time from the server since it seems to be about 2 hours off from the message board. Does it keep a record of the time from the server and record that, or would all the times change if the server time changed?

The time is (right now) pulled off of the server and stored in the database in server time. I have not yet added the code to adjust for user's timezones, although that will be rather easy to do.

Also, see my previous post for discussion of your other problem. Thanks.

futureal
22 Sep 2002, 02:19
Originally posted by Scrooge
I don't see this code anywhere. It is probably because I'm still on 2.2.2. Where should I place the replacement code?

See if you can find the line:



Code:
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Code is only visible to licensed users, and only when logged into the forums.
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And add it right above that.

futureal
22 Sep 2002, 02:21
Originally posted by QiQme
I installed this hack but when i played a game it goes from http://www.url.com/forum/proarcade.php to http://www.url.com/proarcade.php.

I searched this whole thread for a solution but couldn't find it. :(

What do i have to change ?

This sounds like a bug that has already been fixed. Make sure you download the latest version of the zipfile from the first message and replace your proarcade.php and proarcadeadmin.php with the ones from the file.

Tigga
22 Sep 2002, 03:07
Originally posted by futureal
The time is (right now) pulled off of the server and stored in the database in server time. I have not yet added the code to adjust for user's timezones, although that will be rather easy to do.
Ok, so that means that if a user made a high score at say 3:37 pm, then the server time changed, the time they got their high score would remain 3:37 pm, right? Just curious about that because the user we think might be cheating made a couple of scores that were too close together to be right, but it seems it could be possible since I know the server time has changed a couple of times, thus the times he made those scores could be off.

futureal
23 Sep 2002, 02:04
As it stands right now, changing the server time would not affect old scores, it would only affect new scores. Like:

- Server time is 1 PM
- User plays game at 1:30 and its recorded as 1:30
- Server time goes back an hour
- User plays game again and its recorded as 12:35

Now in the database, it looks like the second game finished before the first game.

Once I add the code to compensate for a user's time zone, it will take the stored time as the server time, and then calculate the viewing user's GMT offset with that.

situledi
23 Sep 2002, 23:13
ok.. i have a question

first af all thanx for this great MOD, and sorry for my english...

well, i want to restrict, b/c some new registred members play game before posting (to say "hi everybody.. what a beautifull forum with nice people.... lol )) incredible ...

so i make some modifications in proarcade.php:

if
(
(
($bbuserinfo[usergroupid] != 2) and
($bbuserinfo[usergroupid] != 5) and
($bbuserinfo[usergroupid] != 6) and
($bbuserinfo[usergroupid] != 7) and
($bbuserinfo[usergroupid] != 8)

) and
(
($bbuserinfo[posts] < 5)
)
)
{
show_nopermission();
}

break;

so registred user need a minimum of 5 posts before playing...

my question is.. there is a way.. for posts by day? or creating a new thread? something to help peple to not forget there are in a forum?

well i hope u understand my mind.. thanx in advance

Scrooge
24 Sep 2002, 01:40
I did the code the way you suggest Futureal. I'm not sure if that is still part of my current problems or not though.

The only games that work for me are Snake and Space Invaders. Any idea why the others wouldn't work?

Also, the Champions does not display. I tried the method mentioned earlier about putting it in postbits, but that doesn't seem to work either. If I put it in postbits shouldn't I also need a template called champions_postbits or something? (Don't laugh, I am a newbie :) )

Thanks for any help.

futureal
24 Sep 2002, 04:21
Originally posted by situledi
so registred user need a minimum of 5 posts before playing...

my question is.. there is a way.. for posts by day? or creating a new thread? something to help peple to not forget there are in a forum?

You could do things like that, but they would require additional queries. To get a user's posts in a day you would have to select from the post table where the userid is the user's and the date is today's date. For threads you'd have to check threadid to see if it was started by a particular userid on a particular day, and so on.

Basically, you would just have to add any conditional information to the code just as you added your post check above. You may want to display a message to the user as well, such as "You must post at least XX times each day to use the Arcade."

futureal
24 Sep 2002, 04:40
Originally posted by Scrooge
The only games that work for me are Snake and Space Invaders. Any idea why the others wouldn't work?

If a few games are working but others aren't, in means there is a problem in the Game Configuration. Check to make sure that the filenames (*.swf) are correct, the game names are unique/correct, and that the games are active.

Also, the Champions does not display. I tried the method mentioned earlier about putting it in postbits, but that doesn't seem to work either. If I put it in postbits shouldn't I also need a template called champions_postbits or something? (Don't laugh, I am a newbie :) )

The Champ System should work "as is" with no modifications, assuming that your user's titles are being displayed in postbit (which is the vB default). Once again, make sure that the Champ System is enabled in the General Options and enabled for each game that you'd like to see it on.

Scrooge
24 Sep 2002, 04:59
If a few games are working but others aren't, in means there is a problem in the Game Configuration. Check to make sure that the filenames (*.swf) are correct, the game names are unique/correct, and that the games are active.

Checked all of the above multiple times, and it is correct. I tried just running the flash to see if it was the hack or the actual game too. The working titles (Snake and Space Invaders) work, but even if I go directly to the others they don't work. Maybe I uploaded in ASCII when it should be binary or vice versa? I checked permissions to and they working and non-working have the same permissions.

The Champ System should work "as is" with no modifications, assuming that your user's titles are being displayed in postbit (which is the vB default). Once again, make sure that the Champ System is enabled in the General Options and enabled for each game that you'd like to see it on.

This may be the problem. I have a couple of User Title hacks, one allowing users to change titles if they have made a donation for example. Maybe the conflict is there?

VietPDX
24 Sep 2002, 05:52
i don't know if this an old or new bug ...but basicly i have a website for vietnamese and one of my member has this nick " be' P" ...and the program just give error. I look through the script and notice you didn't add in addslashes for username. I did some tweakin and now it's perfect now. I don't know if you already did or going to fix that bug or not, but i just want to let u know :bandit:

ENJOY

Scrooge
24 Sep 2002, 06:18
I uploaded the game files again and they work now! Don't know if it matters, but I uploaded in binary this time.

Fuitad
24 Sep 2002, 06:55
I am begging you, please make the arkanoid game able to disable music :)

GoTTi
25 Sep 2002, 16:50
I installed this hack, and there is a problem we are having...

On our board, we have custom user groups for group accounts...the people in the group aco++++s are getting a message that they cannot view the games becuase they do not have permission...

how do I set their permissions to on?

Audionuts
25 Sep 2002, 16:58
in the proarcade.php file you will see something like this

($bbuserinfo[usergroupid] != 2) and
($bbuserinfo[usergroupid] != 5) and
($bbuserinfo[usergroupid] != 6) and
($bbuserinfo[usergroupid] != 7) and
($bbuserinfo[usergroupid] != 8)

you need to find out what is ypur newgroup's # and add the stastement to it... if you look back in this thread you will see others including me had the same problem in the passed...its a very easy fix...

good luck

situledi
25 Sep 2002, 22:17
well like audionuts said before..

surely u create some usergroup... or rename the old one

check the usergrouID of the concerned members...
CP > UserGroups > Modify

now mouse over on "edit" (the usergroup u want), u will see a the bottom of ur page something like:
"http://www.yoursite.com/xxx/xxx..../usergroup.php?s=xxxxxxx
xxxxxedit&usergroupid= Y
were Y is the "level" of ur usergroup

now go and edit proarcade.php:

u should find by default this:
if
(
(
($bbuserinfo[usergroupid] != 2) and
($bbuserinfo[usergroupid] != 5) and
($bbuserinfo[usergroupid] != 6) and
($bbuserinfo[usergroupid] != 7) and

just insert a new line or midify the number...

like i done 10 posts upper... or like the copy of audionuts

so be careful, check if you did'nt give the right to play for non registred... lol

and sorry for this terrific english...

LightBringer
26 Sep 2002, 07:18
Hey Futureal...the hack works nicely. :)

I do have one comment though..i followed the instructions to a "T" and one of the things I have found was that the original instructions need to be updated with a few things.

One: Make sure that the manual instructions include the allgames.sql query that needs to be run.
Two: Make sure that the original changes to online.php in the manual instructions include the following fix from this post: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?postid=294235#post294235 This will fix the online issue in 2.2.7. ;)
Three: The top scoreboard apparently only shows 3 entries. My question is, I have the following scores let's say in Snake. 24,8,7,2,1. Now logic would stand to reason that the TOP scoreboard would reveal 24,8, and 7 as the top scores. However..this is not the case. 24 and 1 are scores I achieved, while 7 and 2 are ones another member have achieved.

What it is showing is 24, 8, and 1 My guess here is that only one user per high score will be shown...is that correct? Sort of a personal best pitted against the other members?

QiQme
26 Sep 2002, 11:39
Originally posted by futureal


This sounds like a bug that has already been fixed. Make sure you download the latest version of the zipfile from the first message and replace your proarcade.php and proarcadeadmin.php with the ones from the file.

Still no effect :(

futureal
27 Sep 2002, 04:31
Originally posted by LightBringer
Three: The top scoreboard apparently only shows 3 entries. My question is, I have the following scores let's say in Snake. 24,8,7,2,1. Now logic would stand to reason that the TOP scoreboard would reveal 24,8, and 7 as the top scores. However..this is not the case. 24 and 1 are scores I achieved, while 7 and 2 are ones another member have achieved.

What it is showing is 24, 8, and 1 My guess here is that only one user per high score will be shown...is that correct? Sort of a personal best pitted against the other members?

Thanks for the info. It's true that I have not updated the Beta 1 instructions too much since I am working on the next release. I will be sure to take care of that stuff.

As for the Top Score Board, it is designed to display each user's single BEST score for each game. So basically, we're ranking the users based on their best scores. This is in place since some users may play a game many times and fill the scoreboard with their scores; it seems more useful to be able to see only the single best score for each user.

futureal
27 Sep 2002, 04:32
Originally posted by QiQme
Still no effect :(

What is your forum URL set to in the General Options of the vBulletin Admin Control Panel?

LightBringer
27 Sep 2002, 06:59
FEATURE REQUEST:

Make it so that the champion text that is displayed in the postbit actually links to the games :) (pending proper permissions)
Front Arcade page scoreboard link displaying highscorers of all games in one mini-board style
Let's get some more games rolling through this!

Angelus1753
27 Sep 2002, 11:11
Let's get some more games rolling through this!

Agreed! All my members have taken over me in my high scores! :(

LightBringer
27 Sep 2002, 18:57
This works on 2.2.8 so far btw. :)

futureal
30 Sep 2002, 03:18
Just a quick update: I am still working on this but it's been a busy weekend and I am in the process of moving one of my web sites to a new server. I will keep everybody posted on the status of Beta 2 and hopefully we'll see it very soon!

Audionuts
30 Sep 2002, 04:39
great! take your time bud :) we will be here wating...and playing in the arcade :)

futureal
02 Oct 2002, 08:47
Yea, one of my goals is to not release anything publicly until it is ready. I think I let Beta 1 out of the door a little bit too soon. I want to make sure that all of my desired features are on board before it gets out this time. :)

eckels2
02 Oct 2002, 13:04
hey futureal, update on my problem with my scores not saving..

I formatted my HD last night and reinstalled everything and now it works. (no, I didn't do this simply for this hack) Oh well. Now I guess I'll never know for sure what the bug was caused by :)

\ \ - Speedy - / /
02 Oct 2002, 22:26
When I try to play a game, it goes into the place where it should (and it just has a white box (where the game would be)? Does anyone know what I could have done wrong? I did everything write in my mind.


\ \ - Speedy - / /

Link14716
03 Oct 2002, 03:04
Maybe you should either....

a) Upload the Game Files

Ahead of Me?

then....

b) Change the games path from /games/ to games/

\ \ - Speedy - / /
03 Oct 2002, 03:50
Thank You So Much!!! That did the trick!!!

from

/games/

to

games/



\ \ - Speedy - / /

BluSmurf
07 Oct 2002, 03:27
is there a way to pause the game? or maybe add a function to do that. It will be a good feature :)

By the way, how to play the snake game? Mouse and keyboard have no effect at all :(

mewgood
07 Oct 2002, 03:50
how do you reset the score?

futureal
07 Oct 2002, 07:52
Originally posted by BluSmurf
is there a way to pause the game? or maybe add a function to do that. It will be a good feature :)

By the way, how to play the snake game? Mouse and keyboard have no effect at all :(

Some of the games have pause built in. For example, hitting 'P' in Pacman will pause the game.

Not sure why Snake does not work for you. The keyboard works fine for me... anybody else have problems?

Gutty
07 Oct 2002, 12:55
good stuff doode, but is there any posibility that there could be possible permission problems with it ?


some of my uisers cant see it

they say they are getting access denied when they try to see it

BrAinZ
07 Oct 2002, 17:33
Keep up the great work.. To try and keep my users from lynching me for info.. any idea on timescales for the next release ? :)

ixian
07 Oct 2002, 18:23
This is a great hack!

And for one so complex, it installed without a hitch (vbhacker) thanks to your excellent instructions. Good job man. My users are going nuts for it.

Can anyone tell me where I can find downloadable flash games? I'd like to take a look at them and see what would be involved in porting them over to this system.

In particular, I am looking for Galaga and Joust. Bonus for anyone who finds those - I googled around without much luck.

GaleForce
07 Oct 2002, 19:47
When someone who is not an admin trys to play, they see this screen;


You do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:
You do not have permission to access the page that you were trying to. Are you trying to edit someone else's post or trying to access administrative features? Check that you are allowed to perform this action in the Forum Rules.
If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation.

Tigga
07 Oct 2002, 20:30
Did you turn each of the games on via the proarcadeadmin.php file?

Gutty
07 Oct 2002, 23:23
everything is on for me and still nothing i get the same error, and i also cannot see the games :(

mewgood
07 Oct 2002, 23:27
how to reset the score?

GaleForce
07 Oct 2002, 23:29
There is ONE person on my forums who cannot play, and that is because his username has a ' in it... anyway to fix this?

Gutty
07 Oct 2002, 23:31
galeforce, i think i found the problem, where the dir is /games/ its the one below forum dir i think

GaleForce
07 Oct 2002, 23:58
I'm not having that problem anymore, and the problem I was having was that certian members didnt have permission... now I just need my other question answered.

Gutty
08 Oct 2002, 00:01
but how did u fix it?

i have done some testing now and found out that its the usergroups for each group only Registered users have access, no other groups apart from admin do.

:/

GaleForce
08 Oct 2002, 00:13
read around page 10, theres a fix over there.

Gutty
08 Oct 2002, 00:31
thanks guys, i kinda just ripped the usergroup check out D:

it works good now

base
08 Oct 2002, 01:50
my forums are in a sub directory, forums/

on game over it looks for proarcade.php in the root folder, i've been looking over the previous threads but i don't understand the fix for this, little help?

GaleForce
08 Oct 2002, 05:50
BUG

Users with a ' in their name get MySQL errors when trying to play in the arcade.

JaZz0r
08 Oct 2002, 09:16
First off, thanks for the great hack futureal!

It is so great, in fact, that within an hour of installing it on my website, my users have effectively taken down the server my website is being hosted on! I had just taken first place back in Breakout, too! :p

Edit: Not sure if this was already mentioned, but it would be nice to have a feature to disable the music in the games that have it. That seems to be the only issue I have with it at first impressions (minus the known bugs).

Thanks again for a great hack, and keep up the great work! :D

Link14716
08 Oct 2002, 12:40
Originally posted by GaleForce
BUG

Users with a ' in their name get MySQL errors when trying to play in the arcade.
This problem is fixed some 90 posts back.....

Post #404 (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?postid=300053#post300053)

BluSmurf
08 Oct 2002, 14:38
I'm having the same problem also, a few Registered users can't play the game. Permission not granted to access page. :(

BluSmurf
08 Oct 2002, 14:46
how do i find out usergroupid for each user groups?

QiQme
08 Oct 2002, 14:48
Originally posted by futureal


What is your forum URL set to in the General Options of the vBulletin Admin Control Panel?

http://www.domain.net/forum

So i think that should be ok.

I checked all possibilities but no results :cry: