|AGI1122||Well I have been working on and AGI game uploader/browser. What I have done so far is at http://www.agigames.com/games/ I just put those 2 games there for testing, but everything appears to be functional. All of the data about the game is stored in an mysql database. It also has an approval system so that way it won't allow downloading of games until they have been approved by the admin(me). This is to ensure that nobody gets any viruses by downloading the games, and to make sure nobody uploaded more than 1 copy of a game. Uploading still isn't finished and the actual zip files aren't uploaded yet, but everything else works. Go ahead try it out, tell me what you think and give me ways to improve it.|
|AGI1122||This script is comeing along nicely. I have been working on admin stuff like approving and disapproving games and stuff like that. This will make the game uploading environment more controlled. It already knows to check to see if you are an admin so nobody but me and whoever I choose to help out will be able to mess with the admin functions... it will just say that you are not allowed to access that section. Once the admin functions are finished I will start work on the uploading section.|
Alright everybody I am finished, yall can start uploading your AGI games. Lets try to get a complete AGI game library... so everybody start uploading your AGI games.|
You must be a registered member to upload a game. If you are a registered member at my site or at my board you can log in under the name you registered for those... I have made it so when you register at any of the 3 it globaly registers you for all of them. :)
Have fun. :)
Looking good.. some suggestions off the top of my head|
- make the list of games to download the default option. ie if you goto /games then you should get a list of games.
- a screenshot next to each game? or even a description?
umm. that's all I can think of atm. :)
Descriptions are already there for the games.|
I started off with the games for download being the default page but somewhere along the way when I added the administration functions and uploading I made a menu the defalt to keep it more organized and easier to understand.
And as for pics I will see about adding another upload box for uploading pics.
Hopefully more people will start uploading their games, only a handfull have done so already.
I've noticed if you try and click on the "back" link on the game upload page when you haven't logged in, it just links back to the upload page again.|
- instead of uploading, supply a url where the file can be found. you could download them automatically later on to save time. If the files not found.. then the game entry could be disabled until a proper url is supplied.
- "abandonded" for status?
Nick Sonneveld wrote:
Alright fixed. Thanks for reporting that one.
I added the abandoned status.
As for the url part I would have to completely rewrite the script to do that. The reason we have uploading is because some people don't have web space, and will need a place for their games to be uploaded so that it can be downloaded by others. So I don't really see the url part actually becoming part of this script.
I'm confused. You have a field where you can enter the game's homepage though. If they have enough room for a homepage, wouldn't they have space for the game too?|
|AGI1122||Well as you can see homepage isn't a required field(since I knew some people wouldn't have a homepage) but is available if the game does have a homepage.|
|Randy||Why is it necessary to create an account before someone can download a game? I think it might be nice to be able to go to the website and download without having to "jump through hoops." Also, I'm not sure I understand why it is necessary to allow only one download of a game per person.|
|AGI1122||You have it all wrong, it is only necessary to create an account to UPLOAD one, not download one. This is to protect my site from unknown users trying to upload. The uploader keeps info on the username of who uploaded, his ip and other stuff like that so I know what is going on. And I am not sure what you mean by only allowing one download of a game per person... you can downoad as many games as you want. I don't know what you mean by jumping though hoops either, just click the download agi game link on that page and choose which game you want to download, it isn't that hard.|
Ah, that clears it up. I read "upload" as "download" in your previous posts. Due to this temporary visual disorder, I got the impression that a user who wanted to download a game had to create a user account first...|
Anyway, thanks for the correction.