DOSGames.com site update October 25th 2008

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DOSGames.com site update October 25th 2008

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Hey an update!
Added 10 new games to the site, so the total is now up to 537. Here's the new additions: <b>Charlie II, Crime Fighter, Electron Havoc, The Jelly Bean Factory, Ski King, Skullduggery, Storymaker+ VGA, Technoventure, Text-World, and Tunneler</b>. Get 'em all at ... the <a href="http://www.dosgames.com/g_new.php">Newest Additions</a> page. Hope ya like 'em!
Lemme know if I made any mistakes ... thanks :)
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An update? Again?
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Why Crime Fighter's said as a demo?
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Oops! Thanks for the tip. Originally Crime Fighter was shareware but it was released as freeware recently. I've fixed the error. :)
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*Throws his hands up in the air like he just doesn't care*

The screenshot for Tunneler doesn't seem to work

Also... shouldn't you add Evasive Maneuvers?
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Evasive Maneuvers:
Recently, the authors of the game have, after much hard work, recompiled the full version of the game from the original source code! They've generously offered it fre of charge from their website, so please go there, read their story, and consider donating some money to compensate them for all their hard work.
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10416
Dogbreath wrote: I added a link to your site in the game description, along with a synopsis on your work and a recommendation that they donate, so hopefully you'll get a couple hits from us. (also, respecting your wishes, we're still only offering the shareware version for download)
They asked us to only offer the shareware version.
The full version is on their game site, and they linked to the DGF topic.
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k thanks, fixed the Tunneler screenshot link.
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Also... you haven't updated the homepage. lol
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Post by emmzee »

Whups. I did edit the index file, guess I didn't upload it tho. Thanks :)
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Wow A update already. The games are great.
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Post by Santhosh CHRiS »

emmzee wrote:Whups. I did edit the index file, guess I didn't upload it tho. Thanks :)
Ha ha ha... happens all the time to me... I save the index.html file on dreamweaver but forget to upload it into the server. Atleast now I know even professional webmasters make the same mistakes :laugh:

Oh and thanks for the updates as always. Charlie II is a terrific game! :D
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Maybe this way you'll both learn the joyness of dynamic pages. >_>




But knowing you, you'll probably won't
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I agree, the use of one external .css file can do wonders on a website ;)
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Post by wardrich »

Just a simple SQL script would do wonders... I'm not sure how your database is set up, but I'd think that something like this would be a good start:

Game Name
URL To Game
Descritpion
Game Release Year
Genre
Rating
Game Classification (Shareware, Demo, Freeware...)
Link to Screenshot
Link to Mobygames info.
Date Added


Any other rare bits could just be manually entered. Then it's a simple case of updating your SQL database, and using the magic of PHP to update your site for you. PHP with SQL can really make your life easier.
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I'm aware of the magic of PHP/SQL ... Play.vg is built with it after all. :)

It sounds simple when you say it that way, except for the fact that there's currently over 500 games listed on the site right now coded purely in HTML, no database, using somewhat standard but not really standard formatting. So, a lot of manual entry.

Also, looking back at my old database plan spec from the last time I thought about databasing (?!) the site, the GAMES table alone (besides the other req'd tables) had 30+ fields. Of course, that includes a few new features but if such an update were to happen I'd want to introduce at least SOME new stuff (to make the effort seem worth it).

I'd like to see a total update by Jan 09 (since that'll be the 10th anniversary of the site ... man I'm old) but judging from past results (and the fact that I have much LESS free time than I did in previous years) that's not extremely likely to happen.
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Yeah, I figured as much, the whole lack of a database thing. You could always get a team of us together to help with the sql database... it would be a lot of work, but definitely worth it in the end.
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wardrich wrote:You could always get a team of us together to help with the sql database... it would be a lot of work, but definitely worth it in the end.

And I distinctly recall several of us offering to help. Provided, that was back in the day TSM lurked the forum but... :rolleyes:
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... which wasn't that long ago in non-internet time.
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Post by AdamN »

I think it has been approx. 6 months, Gamer_V :rolleyes:

anyways I can offer assistance as well, have experience in website design and development, as well as specialising in graphic design and multimedia services.
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I can offer MY assistance by not getting in your way :D
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