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Ved 2010-09-05 10:27

Arcade Discussion: Additions, Updates, Bug Reports
 
The arcade is set up, and most of the old 200+ games we had are installed!

I'll use this thread to post updates and changes to the arcade system.

You should use this thread to post any suggestions, report bugs, broken games, etc.


Enjoy!

Gear Jammer 2010-09-06 7:51

Arcade Discussion! Additions/Updates/Bug Reports
 
Very minor issue, but Aski in the arcade is just showing up as a black box when I try to play it.

Ved 2010-09-06 9:53

Arcade Discussion! Additions/Updates/Bug Reports
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Gear Jammer (Post 19621)
Very minor issue, but Aski in the arcade is just showing up as a black box when I try to play it.

Thank ya. Please do let me know if you come across any game that is actually messed up (doesn't submit a score), or is too small. The size is completely adjustable, so if reading the text in the game makes you squint let me know.

Oh and just a reminder to everyone, the scores will be wiped out in about a couple weeks so keep that in mind! Play for fun, not fun and glory.

Twiggy 2010-09-06 12:53

Curveball wasn't submitting scores for me, I played it 3 times with no success in that regard and now it seems to have worked the most recent time. Weird.

Ved 2010-09-06 13:43

Yeah the arcade had a default submit time limit of 3 seconds (to reduce the chance of someone trying to cheat and falsify the score being submitted. I'll up it to 5 seconds for now, but if the site hiccups then there is a chance it will time out and not take the score.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gear Jammer (Post 19621)
Very minor issue, but Aski in the arcade is just showing up as a black box when I try to play it.

Eh I went ahead and removed that game; it was just plain broken. R.I.P.

Ved 2010-09-06 14:25

Actually scratch that about wiping all game scores; they are set up fine and the only issue is with some repeat instances of games or games not working at all. Game scores will stay put.

I'll clean up the double/triple instances of games, and post here if you come across a game that is either too small/not working, or won't submit scores repeatedly.

Gear Jammer 2010-09-07 11:19

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ved (Post 19630)
Actually scratch that about wiping all game scores; they are set up fine and the only issue is with some repeat instances of games or games not working at all. Game scores will stay put.

:woot: My sore old man wrist thanks you.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gear Jammer (Post 19621)
Very minor issue, but Aski in the arcade is just showing up as a black box when I try to play it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ved (Post 19628)
Eh I went ahead and removed that game; it was just plain broken. R.I.P.

Bummer, pretty basic game as I remember it (downhill skiing using only / as borders, and || as the skis but challenging.

Gear Jammer 2010-09-07 13:17

Seems to be a scoring glitch with "Boredmeeting", twasn't there in the old arcade, but tis now. When you miss a shot, the "your score" is supposed to reset to 0, while the "your best" locks in at the final shot you made in your best series of throws, until you surpass it on the "your score" counter. Now "your score" doesn't reset when you miss, and you continue to add to "your best", even after missing, until you just decide to call it quits.

method 2010-09-07 15:35

oop...that Boredmeeting one was what I was about to submit!
feel free to wipe my score once things are copacetic

Gear Jammer 2010-09-07 16:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by method (Post 19691)
oop...that Boredmeeting one was what I was about to submit!
feel free to wipe my score once things are copacetic

As well as mine, if the game is savable, from it's current disrepair.

method 2010-09-07 17:17

it appears some (all?) of the golf games, such as "Midi Golf", aren't too clear on the concept of golf-scoring :nod:.
Low score should be best, it's listing them with highest score first.

Peaceboy 2010-09-07 17:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by method (Post 19700)
it appears some (all?) of the golf games, such as "Midi Golf", aren't too clear on the concept of golf-scoring :nod:.
Low score should be best, it's listing them with highest score first.

Aw, hell, I've been working on the high score for a day and a half. Thanks a lot.

Ved 2010-09-07 21:35

Did the following things in the Arcade:

- Found and installed working version of Stackopolis
- Found and installed working version of Gold Miner
- Fixed Pool Jam
- Fixed all Golf and Weetabix games to count lowest score as the winner

Added a few new games I don't think we've ever had before:
- 4 Wheel Madness, Hypertube, Acorns Adventure. Got a lot more to try out but I'm going to wait quite a while so we don't run out of new games in the future.

- Removed Boredmeeting; couldn't get it to work or find a working copy
- Removed OrgasmGirl because it was pissing me off ...nah just kidding it just wasn't working out... er you know what I mean... the game was broken, not the girl
- Removed Grow because it isn't working and I can't find it anywhere online
- Looked for working copy of Aski, because I too think it was an awesome little game, but it just isn't compatible with this arcade software. Didn't find anything.

Also I'm turning on the old skin/template - it isn't completely ready but close enough, and looks much nicer. I need to reduce the number of tables though or something, it's cluttered.

I should be working on finishing the homepage but ughhhhhh the arcade is so fun.

method 2010-09-10 16:49

the "Kill Time in Office" game doesn't appear to be working, at least for me.

Ved 2010-09-11 11:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by method (Post 19949)
the "Kill Time in Office" game doesn't appear to be working, at least for me.

yeah it seems to be borked, so I removed it

method 2010-09-14 17:51

I currently have the high score in Blast Billiards (1700 and change)...I have noticed though that scores above 2000 don't appear to register. At least, the last 3 times I have scored more than 2000pts the game borks, freezes at the 'splosion screen.

Gear Jammer 2010-09-14 18:18

Catch 33 needs to be set in the arcade, such that lowest score is the leader, and not higher. The score is based on limiting your time in getting all the boxes caught in numerical order.

Ved 2010-09-14 19:34

Catch 33 has been fixed, and the current champion corrected.

Not much I can do about Blast Billiards. It's extremely popular so I'd hesitate to remove it, maybe just add a note that scores over 2000 won't save? It sucks but I can't pick the swf apart to fix it, unfortunately.

Ved 2010-09-14 19:55

Actually I did do something! I went looking for different versions of Blast Billiards, and found v4 and "Gold". I then noticed we already have v4 installed, and it was called Ultimate Blast Billiards. So I renamed it and I removed the old Blast Billiards.

Play both the new Blast Billiards 4 and Blast Billiards Gold and let me know if either lets you score over 2000. I bet both will.

Ved 2010-09-15 15:50

Has anyone been able to submit a score for 3D Chess? It might be a non-scoring game, but I don't know if it's just me.

Gear Jammer 2010-09-15 17:15

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ved (Post 20263)
Has anyone been able to submit a score for 3D Chess? It might be a non-scoring game, but I don't know if it's just me.

Haven't even tried it yet...I'll give er a go, and let ya know in a tick.

Gear Jammer 2010-09-15 17:29

Yep, doesn't seem to have any scoring, unless perhaps you happen to win, and since I suck at chess, I did not.

method 2010-09-15 18:50

I tried the 3d Chess but the viewpoint was so annoying that I quit after about 3 moves.


PS the game "Stunt Street" appears to be poked

Ved 2010-09-16 0:15

Yeah, I removed 3d chess and added "Easy Chess", which works and is pretty simple!

I'll remove Stunt Street as well.

davet 2010-09-16 9:32

Sloyd has its high scoring backwards - lower scores should be better than higher.

Ved 2010-09-16 10:47

Thanks, fixed.

Oh also I noticed lowscores weren't posting to the shoutbox so i tweaked it some, sorry if you and/or DG got multiple PM notifications

Gear Jammer 2010-09-16 16:46

Moon Cave is busterated...when you go down into the cave, at what should be the 2nd screen change, your ship just disappears, and you can do nothing further.

Ved 2010-09-16 19:02

Wow you're right, that game is broken. Off it goes.

Oh since I noticed some folks mentioning it earlier, here is how high score announcements in the Shoutbox work:

If you get the highest score for a game (or lowest score based on game type), it posts it in the shoutbox in nice blue text. Times this might have not worked/appeared to work properly:

- Your score was the first for that game. It doesn't announce highscores if you didn't actually beat someone else. This is intentional, and will not be much of an issue soon as almost every game now has a score.

- You topped your own high score, i.e. you were already the champion but just raised the bar. Again, it doesn't announce if you aren't actually dethroning anyone - this is intentional for spam reasons.

- The script didn't account for games where lower score is better. I added this condition earlier today (or yesterday?), so over the past two weeks, anytime you became the champ of a golf game or similar, it didn't work. It should now.

Hope that clears it up!

Twiggy 2010-09-16 22:43

The arcade seems to not like submitting my scores when they're over 20000... I dunno why it seems to be doing this just for me. I got 17,18,19000 in Not Just Cricket and it submitted, then I got 23000 and 25000 and it wasn't submitted either time. Same deal with Curveball for me.

Edit: I clicked Submit Score soon as possible and it went immediately to the will not be submitted page. So I don't think I'm just timing out.

Ved 2010-09-17 0:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by Twiggy (Post 20371)
The arcade seems to not like submitting my scores when they're over 20000... I dunno why it seems to be doing this just for me. I got 17,18,19000 in Not Just Cricket and it submitted, then I got 23000 and 25000 and it wasn't submitted either time. Same deal with Curveball for me.

Edit: I clicked Submit Score soon as possible and it went immediately to the will not be submitted page. So I don't think I'm just timing out.

That is very bizzare and unique bug, then. It must have something to do with some weird proxy it thinks you're coming from, but are not. Your user account is certainly no different from anyone else who has had no trouble with it. :sad:

Ved 2010-09-17 15:10

Now taking suggestions for more arcade highscore announcements for the Shoutbox. I like the ones we have but more variety never hurt. Think of this as a mad libs experiment.

The following must be included in the one-liner: [name] [score] [game]. Name must come first, after that anything goes.

B L 2010-09-17 16:32

[name] just got popped [score] times in the pail by [game]. Ouch!

[name] peed for [score] minutes straight after a marathon session of [game].

[name] sent [score] tweets announcing a new high score at [game].

[name] just agreed to accept [score] dollars to get naked with [game].

JangoFett 2010-09-17 16:55

[name]'s lack of productivity just cost the economy $[score] by playing [game] instead of working.

b0rg9 2010-09-17 22:01

[name] is never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down, never gonna run around and let you score [score] on [game].

[name] has [score] facebook fans but no real-life fans because he's still living in his parents' basement playing [game].

[name] just drove off the road while texting and playing [game] on their smartphone. At least they still scored [score].

Ved 2010-09-18 0:43

Quote:

Originally Posted by B L (Post 20408)
[name] peed for [score] minutes straight after a marathon session of [game].

[name] sent [score] tweets announcing a new high score at [game].

[name] just agreed to accept [score] dollars to get naked with [game].

Quote:

Originally Posted by JangoFett (Post 20409)
[name]'s lack of productivity just cost the economy $[score] by playing [game] instead of working.

Quote:

Originally Posted by b0rg9 (Post 20416)
[name] is never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down, never gonna run around and let you score [score] on [game].

[name] has [score] Facebook friends but no real-life friends because he's still living in his parents' basement playing [game].

These have been added.

Gear Jammer 2010-09-18 17:16

"Pepsi Football" balls are deflated, and it don't work even...it's the same game as "Finger Footy" any way though, and "Finger Footy" works just fine.

Gear Jammer 2010-09-20 20:17

I think "Rib Challenge" should be the lowest score wins, not the highest, it seems to be based on the time it takes to complete the course, thus the lowest time would be the best.

Ved 2010-09-20 20:39

Fixed both of these issues (removed Pepsi Football, changed Rib Challenge scoring to low).

The highscore champ (method) was stuck though, so I had to wipe scores on Rib Challenge. :sad: I laid down a new beatable score for someone to take over though.

Ooh also I'm starting to finally put games into categories. Yell at me if something belongs in a different category, once I get it out of "Unsorted".

b0rg9 2010-09-20 20:51

Ved, I'm looking forward to the "holiday" games back in if you still got 'em. That drunk santa one, for instance, was a hoot and fun to play!

Ved 2010-09-21 13:14

Yeah I found a few of the holiday games when I redid the arcade last month, but there are a few missing. I'll find 'em somewhere.

Hey b0rg9, are you and Jangofett stuck in the Fly Sui tournament? You're still tied; does it give you a link to play again to try and score higher than "1" in that game? If not, I could just hit the mysterious "Force winner to advance" link I have and see if it explodes. (Actually I think it will give the match to whoever got that one-point-game first)


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