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New website launched, domain name moved!
« on: 27 Apr 2012, 17:22 »
Finally, after 2 years of discussion, the new website has launched!

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk

Sorry it's taken so long, and thanks to everyone for your help designing and testing the new site.

In the process, I've finally cleaned up the domain names -- previously both adventuregamestudio.co.uk and bigbluecup.com were pointing to the same server but only bigbluecup.com would recognise forum logins.
Now, I've changed it so adventuregamestudio.co.uk is the official domain and bigbluecup.com just redirects to it. Hopefully this should simplify everything (also also help the google ranking of the games pages, as their ranking was divided amongst two domains before).

Let me know what you think!

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Re: New website launched, domain name moved!
« Reply #1 on: 27 Apr 2012, 17:38 »
Looks great!

In Firefox 11 the last line of the Showcase and AGS awards text is sometimes cropped. Not all the game screenshots are showing up for me. Apprentice II and Journey down both have no screenshot.

Also, I see the boxed-number characters in place of apostrophes, which has been mentioned before. I don't know if it's quotable but...
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Re: New website launched, domain name moved!
« Reply #2 on: 27 Apr 2012, 17:40 »
Firefox 11 is so April 24th!  Upgrade to 12!

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Re: New website launched, domain name moved!
« Reply #3 on: 27 Apr 2012, 17:54 »
In Firefox 11 the last line of the Showcase and AGS awards text is sometimes cropped. Not all the game screenshots are showing up for me. Apprentice II and Journey down both have no screenshot.

The cropping should now be sorted. Unfortunately there's no easy way of putting the ellipses text cut-off at the right place on multi-line text, so it looks a bit of a mess now. If anyone knows a way to improve this let me know.

As for the screenshots, some of them are broken but it's up to the game authors to fix them, we don't host the screenshot images. I guess this is more prominent now that the new website makes a bigger deal of showing game screenies...

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Also, I see the boxed-number characters in place of apostrophes, which has been mentioned before. I don't know if it's quotable but...

Ok, fixed Apprentice. Let me know if the apostrophe problem is anywhere else.

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Re: New website launched, domain name moved!
« Reply #4 on: 27 Apr 2012, 18:10 »
Unfortunately there's no easy way of putting the ellipses text cut-off at the right place on multi-line text, so it looks a bit of a mess now. If anyone knows a way to improve this let me know.

I feel as though I've worked on a web project where, somehow, a query was run, and the ellipses were -- I assume you're cutting off after a certain number of characters? Anyway, the query looked for the closest space before the cut-off and put the ellipses there. This may have also involved changing all spaces into  s in that div. I'm racking my brain trying to remember which project this was, but I feel as though I've discovered one of those brain cells that died from high school alcohol use.


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Re: New website launched, domain name moved!
« Reply #6 on: 28 Apr 2012, 01:54 »
Great work on the new website!

One issue though: maybe it's just me being blind and stupid, but is there a way to show the most recently added games? I like to download and test every newly released AGS game, but with the current setup of the games DB I don't really see a way to do that?  :confused:

EDIT: Nevermind! Looks like new games are added to the end of the uncategorised list, as long as there are no votings yet. Still, would be great to also allow filtering or sorting games based on their release date.
« Last Edit: 28 Apr 2012, 02:27 by Wesray »
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Re: New website launched, domain name moved!
« Reply #7 on: 28 Apr 2012, 06:22 »
Hi

maybe this is still to do but in a recent game you can't edit the game info.

Good job so far  ;)

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Re: New website launched, domain name moved!
« Reply #8 on: 28 Apr 2012, 06:56 »
I noticed that Qr quest and Tifa's ballad won't add themselves to my games list.

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Re: New website launched, domain name moved!
« Reply #9 on: 28 Apr 2012, 08:31 »
Fantastic!  (nod)

Some few future suggestions that just occured to me:
- Allowing the game author link to more than one screenshot and having a gallery in the game page instead of one screenshot.
- Allowing to link to a trailer and have it embedded in the game page.
- Adding a 'talkie' checkbox when adding a game, and then allowing to search for 'talkie' games.

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Re: New website launched, domain name moved!
« Reply #10 on: 28 Apr 2012, 09:31 »
I noticed that Qr quest and Tifa's ballad won't add themselves to my games list.
8-0  They really didn't?!  8-0

So you forgot to implement the newest "super-duper_does-all-by-itself-module" for sure
or didn't pay the "ferryman" ... ;)


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Re: New website launched, domain name moved!
« Reply #11 on: 28 Apr 2012, 12:01 »
Hi AGA

Ref: maybe this is still to do but in a recent game you can't edit the game info.

In the Games Download section

If I go to a previous game of mine eg The Scared Tablets of Tibet I see a blue background option link to edit the game info, whereas if I go to my latest game Murder Most Grisly!! it has N0 blue background option link to edit info.

Also my latest game Murder Most Grisly!! is not listed under steptoe games when I view other games by steptoe.

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/Games.aspx/Detail/1570/Murder_Most_Grisly

Also, you don't have search games by username.
« Last Edit: 29 Apr 2012, 06:27 by steptoe »
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Re: New website launched, domain name moved!
« Reply #12 on: 28 Apr 2012, 16:56 »
Do I just not see it or is there no length information on the gamepage anymore?

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Re: New website launched, domain name moved!
« Reply #13 on: 29 Apr 2012, 05:29 »
Just as a point of interest, was there any difference in the meta data between adventuregamestudio.co.uk and adventuregamestudio.co.uk? I seem to recall that my work's firewall blocked the latter but not the former. Don't want to argue the ethics of circumnavigating work firewalls, just curious. (roll)

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Re: New website launched, domain name moved!
« Reply #14 on: 29 Apr 2012, 07:34 »
Maybe it just filters for "game"?

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Re: New website launched, domain name moved!
« Reply #15 on: 29 Apr 2012, 15:21 »
One issue though: maybe it's just me being blind and stupid, but is there a way to show the most recently added games? I like to download and test every newly released AGS game, but with the current setup of the games DB I don't really see a way to do that?  :confused:

EDIT: Nevermind! Looks like new games are added to the end of the uncategorised list, as long as there are no votings yet. Still, would be great to also allow filtering or sorting games based on their release date.
To follow up on this, is there really no other way of seeing the most recently uploaded games? It sounds like if a game gets voted on before I see it then it will get lost in the general game list. In fact, if I set a search for only uncategorised games, it is coming up blank at the moment. Does this mean there are no recent uploads or not? It would be good if the browser options had a choice to search by release date to deal with this.

Given I write a monthly article over on Adventure Gamers about new releases in freeware, this is a major issue for me.

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Re: New website launched, domain name moved!
« Reply #16 on: 29 Apr 2012, 15:42 »
One issue though: maybe it's just me being blind and stupid, but is there a way to show the most recently added games? I like to download and test every newly released AGS game, but with the current setup of the games DB I don't really see a way to do that?  :confused:

EDIT: Nevermind! Looks like new games are added to the end of the uncategorised list, as long as there are no votings yet. Still, would be great to also allow filtering or sorting games based on their release date.
To follow up on this, is there really no other way of seeing the most recently uploaded games? It sounds like if a game gets voted on before I see it then it will get lost in the general game list. In fact, if I set a search for only uncategorised games, it is coming up blank at the moment. Does this mean there are no recent uploads or not? It would be good if the browser options had a choice to search by release date to deal with this.

Given I write a monthly article over on Adventure Gamers about new releases in freeware, this is a major issue for me.

The A-Z list allows you to sort by date added.  Hopefully CJ will find the time to add other search options at some point though.

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Re: New website launched, domain name moved!
« Reply #17 on: 29 Apr 2012, 16:10 »
Is anyone else having a problem posting in the Forum Upgrade thread?   :confused:

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Re: New website launched, domain name moved!
« Reply #18 on: 29 Apr 2012, 17:08 »
Is anyone else having a problem posting in the Forum Upgrade thread?   :confused:

Define "problem".  I just made a test post there and it went fine (I then deleted it).

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Re: New website launched, domain name moved!
« Reply #19 on: 29 Apr 2012, 17:27 »
Hi

Thanks for completing the tasks to the problems of my last post.

Except seeing games made by steptoe in profile. But this is not essential at minute.

cheers  ;)

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