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Offline Linchpin

Can't add more games
« on: October 26, 2013, 07:22:13 AM »
Hello. I installed SMF_Arcade_2.5_RC1.1D_Unofficial on an SMF 2.0.5 board and it works fine. The game that came with it called Snake 3 installed without problems and works good and submits a score. When I try to install more games. It says it was successfully installed but it doesn't show up in the arcade. And the game that I'm trying to install still stays in the install section. Am I doing anything wrong?

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Re: Can't add more games
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2013, 10:58:50 AM »
Hi Linchpin and welcome. :)

What type of game is it and where did you get it from? That may have something to do with it.

Alternately, you can try to manually upload the the game including its folder to the /Games folder. It should then be /Games/nameofgame/files...


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Re: Can't add more games
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2013, 02:30:36 PM »
Linchpin,

This sounds like IBP 3.2 save type games. You will need to install the proper pdl/skin combo for that arcade version to play those game types else manually place files as Skhilled has suggested.

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Re: Can't add more games
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2013, 09:08:57 PM »
Thanks for the reply. I tried to use a batch set from here I can't remember which. It has Pacman in it so could be either gamepack 15 or 14. I notice that if I remove snake 3 from the arcade, I can put 1 different game in there. But just wont let me have more than 1 game in the arcade.

It bums me out because I've ran into other sites with the same arcade and has more than 1 game :(

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Re: Can't add more games
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2013, 09:48:02 PM »
Thanks for the welcome Skhilled. I also forgot to mention when I try to install a 2nd game. The game folder will show up in the /Games directory in the ftp. Is there something I have to enable in the admin section to increase the game number account in the arcade? Or is there certain codes I have to add in the arcade.php file or anything that might help. This isn't my site I'm just doing this for a friend.

The site that has the arcade is
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http://kefalos-chat.co.uk/index.php?action=arcade
Please don't mind my Q's.  I'm so used to using the Ibproarcade on vbulletin / ipboard and it makes it look so easy compared to SMF lol

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Re: Can't add more games
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2013, 05:10:06 AM »
Thanks for the reply. I tried to use a batch set from here I can't remember which. It has Pacman in it so could be either gamepack 15 or 14. I notice that if I remove snake 3 from the arcade, I can put 1 different game in there. But just wont let me have more than 1 game in the arcade.

It bums me out because I've ran into other sites with the same arcade and has more than 1 game :(


The reason is all of the games in a particular gamepack are of the same type...i.e., phpBB, or smfarcade, or ibp, etc. If it find a different type it probably stops te process. It is best to install a gamepack as is and just delete the ones you do not want in the arcade admin OR delete the ones you do not wantr from a gamepack but do not add any new ones. I can't remember but some of the gamepacks have a file that contains the filenames of the games and it is needed to install all of the games properly.

Thanks for the welcome Skhilled. I also forgot to mention when I try to install a 2nd game. The game folder will show up in the /Games directory in the ftp. Is there something I have to enable in the admin section to increase the game number account in the arcade? Or is there certain codes I have to add in the arcade.php file or anything that might help. This isn't my site I'm just doing this for a friend.

The site that has the arcade is
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http://kefalos-chat.co.uk/index.php?action=arcade
Please don't mind my Q's.  I'm so used to using the Ibproarcade on vbulletin / ipboard and it makes it look so easy compared to SMF lol


Your questions are not a bother. :) Just try what I suggested and install the game you are trying to add separately.


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Re: Can't add more games
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2013, 06:49:10 AM »
I tried all the gamepacks from 1 through 22 but still no luck none of them installs.

I noticed in the error log this pops up after trying to install a game

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http://kefalos-chat.co.uk/index.php?action=admin;area=managegames;sa=install;done
8: Undefined index: arcade_install_general_fail
File: /home/kefalosc/public_html/Themes/default/languages/Arcade.english-utf8.php (manage_games_list sub template - eval?)
Line: 22
« Last Edit: October 27, 2013, 06:58:29 AM by Linchpin »

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Re: Can't add more games
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2013, 10:24:32 AM »
Ok, now we're are getting somewhere...

Anytime you see "sub template - eval?" in an error it may not be the correct error. Go to Admin -> Configuration -> Server Settings -> General. Make sure that "Disable evaluation of templates" is checked. Delete those errors to the arcade. btw, are there any more errors in the log before you delete them?

After deleting them any new errors should show the real filename and location. I assume that something did not install properly when the arcade was installed. Also, make sure your file and folder permissions are correct before doing any of the above...
« Last Edit: October 27, 2013, 10:57:41 AM by Skhilled »


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Re: Can't add more games
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2013, 07:12:07 PM »
I check marked  the disable evaluation of templates and now it says

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http://kefalos-chat.co.uk/index.php?action=admin;area=managegames;sa=install;done
8: Undefined index: arcade_install_general_fail
File: /home/kefalosc/public_html/Themes/default/ManageGames.template.php
Line: 22
« Last Edit: October 27, 2013, 08:28:33 PM by Linchpin »

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Re: Can't add more games
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2013, 09:17:56 AM »
I notice there is a template installed that I do not recognize. Try installing they way I explained above but switch to the Curves theme first. Could be an issue with that theme.

BTW, did you install the skin/combo that Underdog suggested? You will need that to install that game.


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Re: Can't add more games
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2013, 11:19:55 AM »
I'm not sure which template your talking about that you don't reconize.

I tried switching to the default Curves theme but still have issues with installing games.

Underdog mentioned a skin/combo but didn't mention what skin it was.

Thanks for trying to help me but this isn't going to work out as I thought it would and I'm kind of disappointed. I'm a pretty fast learner and great at being able to do things as far as forums goes but something like this seems to take a genius to figure out.

So thanks again for trying :)

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Re: Can't add more games
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2013, 11:29:56 AM »
Hold on a sec...


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Re: Can't add more games
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2013, 11:31:21 AM »
You need to install this because the version of the arcade you are trying to install is a modified version:

http://webdevelop.comli.com/index.php?topic=6.0

Then try to install the game. ;) If you have nay more issues post there there. Underdog created that version and can help you better with it than I can. If you have other smf or mod issues I can help. :)
« Last Edit: October 28, 2013, 11:33:56 AM by Skhilled »


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Re: Can't add more games
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2013, 09:09:48 PM »
Thanks for showing me the link. Other wise I would have never known it would have existed.

Problem is it's for SMF Arcade v2.5 RC2 and the Arcade I have installed is SMF_Arcade_2.5_RC1.1D_Unofficial

Which I did a test install it showed a lot of Test failed

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Re: Can't add more games
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2013, 10:06:37 PM »
I uninstalled the Unofficial and installed SMF Arcade v2.5 RC2 and now I can add more games :)

 

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