[url removed, login to view] uses a custom made script - php/mySQL combo. It
already has a members area which is not really happy with.
My requirements for the upgrade to my existing script:
1) Keep my existing mySQL database of games (Just needs modified). This is
very important as it has taken me 4 years to build this up!
The script I use has been changed over the last 3-4 years so will need a
good overhaul. It might need changed completely as it is maybe a bit out
of date – I know some of the coding is not so good.
2) I would like my members to get points for playing games, downloading
games, referring new members, rating games, commenting and submitting
games. They would get different points for each, for example:
1 point: playing or downloading a game
1 point: every 5 minutes they are online at [url removed, login to view]
2 points: rating a game
5 points: commenting on a game
10 points: submitting game
20 points: referring a new member (using e-mail address – each member must
have unique referral id)
Their points would then be totalled up and included on a “top gamer leader
board”. Please look at my other site ([url removed, login to view]) for an
example of this.
This leader board would run for 1 month and the top player would receive a
prize. I would then be able to reset all members points back to zero, so
that they all try for the prize again the following month.
I think for the leader board I would just like the members username and
his points in a nice table.
4) For this to work the current rating and commenting systems would have
to be upgraded or new ones added.
5) I would like a totally new profile area for my members. This would
d) Joined date
e) Last Logged in
f) An avatar
f) Total games played
g) Total games downloaded
h) Total ratings
i) Total comments
j) Total submissions
k) Total time online (in minutes)
l) Total points
m) Last 5 games they have played (icon and name underneath)
n) Any favourite games they have tagged
o) Lastly (phew!) any comments about themselves.
Again please look at the profile area of any member at [url removed, login to view]
6) Obviously to do this work my templates would have to modded. I would
like to keep the look of [url removed, login to view] exactly the same (colours, graphics,
content, etc.) but stretch it.
The game page template would have to change with new members rating,
comments, add to favourites, etc. The category listing template could also
be modded to include ratings any comments, etc.
At the moment all my templates are 2 columns, with the main content in a
600px frame and the 160px right frame holds all my adverts and links to
I would like a 3 column template. The main content frame and right frame
would remain the same but I would also require 160px left frame.
Left column frame would hold all members stuff, login box, stats, top
played games, top rated games, top members, members online. Again I would
like all this like my other site http://www.freegames.vg.
To summarise it may be more wise to scrap my existing script and try and
fit my existing database into one on these new arcade scripts
([url removed, login to view] - I use this with [url removed, login to view]).