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Modification Name: Games 2.6.1 - Integrated

Author(s): Ian Spence

Description: Adds a game gallery to your forum

Difference between this and Allen's version:
This version is completely integrated with your UBB. Using who's online, you can tell what game a person is playing.
This also uses the spider friendly links.
Wordletized, so you can change names of games. (ie, Allen's mod had games' names in this format: "rigelianhotshots", whereas mine has "Rigelian Hot Shots"
I've added the requested link at the top of forums.

2.6 adds use of cached pages and the PHP acclerator

2.6.1 adds the ability to restrict game access to members who can access certain forums. Also fixes the bug that allowed unregistered users to play games with the accelerator pages even if disabled in the .cgi pages

Demo: http://www.alforadmin.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php/games.html

Requirements: 6.7+

Credits: Allen and Burak for the original code.
LK for the code for sorting.
Josh Pettit for ubb.threads version - www.ubbdev.com

Download Links:
Current Version - Use if upgrading or first install
(1.8mb) - only the flash/graphics files


Download both zips if this is your first install.

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I followed the instructions in your "Games Install" .txt and nothing appears in my forums for the games. I must be missing something. Also I assumed that "image" directory would be uploaded to "modules" in my CGI directory and that games would go in to my non-cgi directory. Is this right? Thanks!

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clear the cache laugh

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remember that the game files and images go in the same folder.

Also, you need to update the paths at the top of ubb_games.cgi

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Originally posted by Ian Spence:

remember that the game files and images go in the same folder.

Also, you need to update the paths at the top of ubb_games.cgi
I'm afraid that I am not following you. I cleared the cache and now the games show up. 4 of the games are showing up and working perfectly while the remaining 4 are not. I get a can't find message and their titles are messed up. I'm confused why half work and half do not.

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Ok so I was able to get all of the games to work by chaning their file names on my server. There was a discrepency with regards to the names that were being called when clicking on their respective links and what the actual names of the games were from the download. Now I'm trying to figure out how to correct the issue of their titles being off within my game index in the forums.

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I had to go in to vars_wordlets_games.cgi and change the names to the correct file names in order to fix the titles within my forums. All is well just thought I'd share the fix with other who may be having issues with this mod.

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Actually, I just updated the zip with the correct file names.

Should fix the issues

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OK, so I downloaded this one, and I seem to have similiar problems to Hamr. 4 games show up and work just fine (Battleship, Rigelian Hot Shots, Sheepish, and Smashing).

The other 4 games show up like this, $vars_wordlets_games{crash}, $vars_wordlets_games{flash}, $vars_wordlets_games{paint}, and $vars_wordlets_games{rocketman}.

These last 4 do not work when you click the links initially but by changing the name of the game files, you can make then work. However, I'm still stuck with the $vars_wordlets_games game names... Any ideas? Thanks in advance...

P.S. I looked in vars_wordlets_games.cgi but I'm not savvy enough to figure out what I need to change.


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You have to add the games to vars_wordlets_games.cgi to have the wordlet show; it's liek any standard wordlet on your boards.


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Originally posted by Gizzy:

You have to add the games to vars_wordlets_games.cgi to have the wordlet show; it's liek any standard wordlet on your boards.
You must think I know what I'm doing... smile You give me a lot more credit than I deserve. Can I get the wordlets for dummies version please? Thanks!


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Open the file, copy the line from one of the other games, and change the last part to the name of the file minus the swf (you'll get the hang of it)


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OK, I opened vars_wordlets_games.cgi and this is what I have below. I tried to make a correlation between the games that worked, the file names, and what was showing on the games page.

%vars_wordlets_games = (

q!crashdown! => q!Crashdown!,
q!battleships! => q!Battleships!,
q!flashman! => q!Flash Man!,
q!smashing! => q!Smashing!,
q!rocketmandemo! => q!Rocket Man!,
q!sheepish! => q!Sheepish!,
q!stressgame! => q~Stress Relief! Paintball~,
q!rigelianhotshots! => q!Rigelian Hot Shots!,

File names

battleships.swf - *WORKING*
bg1.swf
*Displays as $vars_wordlets_games{rocketman}*
crashdownwm.swf
*Displays as $vars_wordlets_games{crash}*
flashmanwm.swf
*Displays as $vars_wordlets_games{flash}*
rigelian_hotshots.swf -
Displays correct name, but error "Sorry I can not find the game 'rigelianhotshots' you requested!"
rocketmandemo.swf
sheepish.swf - *WORKING*
smashing.swf - *WORKING*
stressgame.swf
*Displays as $vars_wordlets_games{paint}*

This would almost all seem to make sense about what to do except for Rigelian Hotshots where it's listed in the code as

q!rigelianhotshots! => q!Rigelian Hot Shots!

and diplays correctly but the file and/or link name is wrong.

So what is it I do where? smile

Just trying to understand so that I can one day move past these kinds of questions. Thanks again...


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Ah... In that case, some of your Wordlets aren't matching. In other words, the script is looking for $vars_wordlets_games{rocketman}, but since $vars_wordlets_games{rocketman} doesn't exist in the Wordlets file (it's actually supposed to be $vars_wordlets_games{rocketmandemo}, which does exist) then it won't display as it should. Any clearer? If not, don't worry. smile

This is what the part of vars_wordlets_games.cgi that you posted should look like:

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%vars_wordlets_games = (
q!crash! => q!Crashdown!,
q!battleships! => q!Battleships!,
q!flash! => q!Flash Man!,
q!smashing! => q!Smashing!,
q!rocketman! => q!Rocket Man!,
q!sheepish! => q!Sheepish!,
q!paint! => q~Stress Relief! Paintball~,
q!rigelianhotshots! => q!Rigelian Hot Shots!,
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Freaking awesome. It worked. Thanks so much for your help Gizzy and CTM!


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Was mainly chris lol... But you're welcome none the less... See, now that you've done it, isn't it friggen easy?


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Trust me, I couldn't have done it without CTM's help. I have a long way to go before I can say it's easy. Without the detailed instructions of what to do, I'd be very lost. If things don't match up exactly from instructions to what I have in the code, I get nervous.

So far I've installed 13 hacks and various small design changes and I learn a little something on every one. I greatly appreciate all the help that's been given to me by everyone along the way.


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Updated to the new 2.6 version with new features.

Now uses the cache, so there should be much less server load.
Uses PHP acclerator, which reduces server load even more, and compresses the page
The games are now sorted by wordlet, not file name.


To upgrade, upload ubb_games.cgi, do the steps for ultimatebb.php, and do the new step in ubb_lib.cgi(it is marked)

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I have a question... Could this hack be implemented for one forum only, or installed in such a way as to only be accessible via a certain link (i.e., not be available board-wide)? I have a separate private forum and I'd like this be only available there. Any suggestions on how I would go about doing this?

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So you're saying that you only want people who've been given access to Forum X be given access to the games?

I'll look into this. No promises though

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Ian, how about a referrer line?


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couple problems with that. one: we've learned from the upload script that you can't use the $ENV{REFERRER}. Not only that, but even if I were to use a form, it could easily be bypassed by anyone who viewed this topic.

I could do a password, but I don't wanna have to set up a cookie system.

So I'm back with checking permissions the normal way.

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"So you're saying that you only want people who've been given access to Forum X be given access to the games?"

Short and sweet, yes. That'd be ideal.

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New Version 2.6.1

Fixes a bug that allowed guests to play even if you disabled that.
Adds the ability to restrict access to members who have access to certain forums. You can choose multiple forums.

To upgrade:
Redo the "really big" step in ultimatebb.php
Upload the new ubb_games.cgi

Set the forums for which you want access permissions for in both ultimatebb.php and ubb_games.cgi. (This is explained in the files.)

Leave the arrays empty to disable this feature.

You can edit the new variable in ultimatebb.php to make it members-only

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	// Set to 1 if you only wish logged in users to play games
$RequireUserLogin = 1;

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Thanks Ian, you rock! I'll get this installed ASAP! smile

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Erm... I can't download the 1.8MB games zip...?

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There are two

if(preg_match("/^(ubb|f|t|p|daysprune|hardset|start_point|category

in ultimatebb.php - you don't specify after which one |show|page needs to be added. First, second, both? Thanks.

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OK, I think I got it work (just used it in the first instance).

Also, the game names in vars and game file names are still half wrong. Had to do a lot of renaming...

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I'm baaaaaccccck! (been pimped out by my consulting company for a while).

Sorry Ian. Great app from the demos but I can't seem to get my "upgraded" board running. I went from 6.4.whatever to 6.7.1 and tried to reinstall all the major hacks. This one just keeps eluding me though. I got it to the point where I get an "image/size.pm" error and can't get any further. (Get some "Sorry, can't find the game..." errors too).

Giz should remember I don't do much in the way of programming but I have managed to dig my way through a couple of the hacks already.

Am I missing a required hack like the CP Mods hack or something? I don't seem to have the size.pm file anywhere.

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Size.pm is in the zip file. The games need to be renamed, but I do not have access to that zip to rename them, so you'll need to rename them yourself. Check earlier in this thread for working names

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Already renamed the games. Like I said, I have been up and down this one trying to get it to work. I will take a closer look at the zip. Doesn't surprise me that I missed it. I was trying to slip it in to my upgrade and was moving a little too fast I guess.

I have also set this up as a MultiHack file if anyone is interested. I will obviously have to fix it now.

Thanx for the quick response Ian.

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Thanx. Got it working once I opened my eyes... Can't believe I missed the pm file.

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Don't worry about it, we've all done it (a few times hehe)...


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I upgraded to the new version on this hack and it seems that unregistered users can still play games even though I have $RequireUserLogin = 1; in ultimatebb.php. Any ideas? Thanks in advance...


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if it's set to 1, it forwards the user to the cgi script if they're not logged in. The script then needs to also be set to registered only

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Uhh, OK. How do I do that? smile


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in ubb_games.cgi where it says so

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