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Design1online last won the day on February 24 2020

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  1. I don't trust it to not just disappear again when things or his personal life gets tough again. I don't plan on going back. At a minimum he could have posted on other social media platforms why they were having issues and where they needed help. I sent multiple messages with offers to pay for hosting (or buy the whole site) and I never got a response from him so the whole "we can't pay for the host thing so they took down our entire site" seems pretty BS of an answer to me.
  2. I offered to host it for free or to buy it when it went down. I was sorry to see it go but if there's no content there's no reason to return and I would worry about it just disappearing again. It's also really disappointing that not only I but other people as well offered to keep it open and it still went down. I was happy to see TGL pop up in it's absence and some of my old friends ended up here as well.
  3. Copy the contents of your SQL into a variable and print it out. Then run your Cron manually and drop the SQL that your Cron job is outputting and try running it manually. It's probably a DB missing key or something like that.
  4. You can send me what you have configured and the url you're running it on and I can take a look.
  5. Hmm I don't see an email about that. There is a reference in the config/languages table that also has to be updated to serve the correct url. If you can't find it let me know and I will send you a screenshot of the field names. It should also be in the help files doc.
  6. Did you update the .htaccess file with your new root path?
  7. They're moving towards MMOs and multiplayer games for sure. I think pet sites have to evolve in the same direction to stay alive and competitive in the culture of the internet.
  8. Hi guys, I have a dog game for sale for that's a total bargain at only $5,000. It comes with the domain name, all games files and images and a copy of the database. I'm including a huge amount of information about the game, code samples and art samples below. I'm selling it because I just don't have time to give it the attention it needs anymore. It used to have a fairly active member base but it's not as active as it used to be. Serious buyers only, price is firm. 48,752 member accounts 185 Dog Breeds (all but 47 breeds have images, flat image files no psds, full list here: http://simdog.net/breedslist.php) 241 Items with images Game Features Include: Join/Login/Lost Password Newspaper with comments Google Ads Top Breeds/Dogs in the game Breeds list with count of the total live dogs of that breed in the game Shows and show results Trainers Judges Kennels Breeding with genetics Game stores and player stores Game Mail Address Book Personalized account pages and kennel pages Help Files (http://simdog.net/help.php) Walkthrough Tutorial that explains most game features (http://simdog.net/walkthrough/) Dog image uploads Judge image uploads Trainer image uploads Bank Animal Shelter Clubs Games Forums Searches Journals PHP Chat Room Almost the entire site can be viewed without being logged in Incomplete admin panel (you can edit news, admin news and look up user account information). Ads Revenue It has made over $400 since 2011. Average is about $40 a year. Analytics & Demographics Site Installation Requirements Requires php 5.3+ and mysql 5+ and requires mysqli be enabled Currently running on a digital ocean droplet with the following specs: 1 GB Memory / 30 GB Disk - Ubuntu 14 Sample Code The game is completely functional and procedural programming, there is no object oriented programming. <?php /********************************* File: dogs.php Author: design1online.com Date: Jun. 4th, 2005 Purpose: All the dog functions on the game *********************************/ //get ownerid function getOwnerid($dogid) { global $db; $result = $db->query("SELECT ownerid FROM dogs WHERE dogid='$dogid'") or die('cannot get dog ownerid'); $row = $result->fetch_array(); return $row['ownerid']; } //get last ownerid function getLastowner($dogid) { global $db; $result = $db->query("SELECT lastowner FROM dogs WHERE dogid='$dogid'") or die('cannot get dog last owner'); $row = $result->fetch_array(); return $row['lastowner']; } //get dog name function getDogname($dogid) { global $db; $result = $db->query("SELECT name FROM dogs WHERE dogid='$dogid'") or die('cannot get dog name'); $row = $result->fetch_array(); return stripslashes($row['name']); }
  9. Hi, I have a dog game for sale for $5,000. http://simdog.net is the site and it has 48,719 user accounts.
  10. I use both the Adsense to show ads on my site and I've paid to have them run my ads. What I've learned is that the more you pay per click the better your results are and the more targeted they are. The less you pay the more random the results are. Having good keywords helps but it doesn't help as much as higher PPC does. You can also run tracking campaigns to figure out how many people are staying per the keywords and targeting you're using. As far as showing google ads on my site, I've had a lot of success with that and you can see some of my numbers here: https://jadendreamer.wordpress.com/2015/02/24/why-using-google-adsense-really-does-make-ense/
  11. I always start with the concept and then drill it down to an MVP. I find it's best to start off small and build up from there rather than trying to tackle everything at once because that quickly becomes completely overwhelming. You can read a lot more about it and my design process here: https://jadendreamer.wordpress.com/2018/08/23/the-game-plan-minimum-viable-product/
  12. It's really more about creating supply and demand and having an open market with fluctuating prices in order to keep the economy balanced. I would highly recommend you take some economics classes or read some economics books. Here's some resources to get you started: https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/economics/ https://www.coursera.org/browse/social-sciences/economics https://www.amazon.com/Economics-One-Lesson-Shortest-Understand-ebook/dp/B003XT60KO/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1536608079&amp;sr=1-5&amp;keywords=economics https://www.amazon.com/Basic-Economics-Thomas-Sowell/dp/0465060730/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1536608079&amp;sr=1-4&amp;keywords=economics
  13. This really depends on what kind of game you're making. If you're making a text based game then it's a viable option but it's really not necessary unless you are anticipating huge scale problems or you need to do server side rendering. If you're making a multiplayer game that needs multi-threading and lots of server side processing then it makes more sense to use NodeJS. Ultimately, you can really use any back end programming language you want but which languages you choose should take into consideration their strengths/weaknesses and how they are best suited to the game you're trying to build. You don't want to choose something that ends up backing your game into a corner because of it's limitations. PHP has not become outdated but it's certainly dropped in popularity. Personally, I think it does a really good job of keeping up more so than a lot of other programming languages -- I mean it took Javascript from 1999 until 2009 to release a new version with improvements and it took until 2011 to even imagine using JS as a server side language whereas PHP has always been one. https://www.w3schools.com/js/js_versions.asp https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PHP#Release_history
  14. No it's not a typo. Passwords are encrypted with SHA256 so they can be sent back out in an email without having to reset them every time you forget them. Even passwords that are hashed can be unhashed with enough time or through the use of hashing databases. Nothing is ever completely fool proof, even a password that's being hashed can be caught over wireshark, keylogger, unsecure wifi or a wifi pineapple -- hence why there are multiple types of hashing and encryption algorithms out there. The beauty of PGF is that if you don't like how something is done you can easily change it to do something different so you're free to hash it, reverse it, plain text it or convert it into emoticons or lolcatz if you really wanted to.
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