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#10974 3 Dogs Arcade Site Rules

Posted by legionaire on 03 January 2014 - 09:12 AM

Attached File  Cartoon-bulldog-clipart-clipartfest-2.gif   9.67KB   0 downloads  WELCOME to 3 Dogs Arcade (The Dog Pound) 

Here at 3 Dogs arcade, like any other site, we have rules and below you will find a list of those rules. This is not an all inclusive list, but one that pretty much highlights what our site is about and how we like to run our site Please familiarize yourself with these rules, and if you agree with them, Welcome to our home, if you do not agree with our rules, I am sure you will find another place on the internet, and we do hope that you enjoy your stay no matter where it might be.


FORUMS - We encourage member participation in the forums, but it is not a requirement that you post here. Member participation will encourage others to join us here and makes for a better site.


  • Swearing - Swearing in the forums or any other area of the site is forbidden, we attempt to run a family site here and with that, we try and keep it safe for children visitors to the site. We do realize that on occasion a swear word will slip out, not a problem we all do it, but, for those who continue to "slip" you will be warned by a member of the staff and subsequently banned from the site if it were to continue.
  • PORN - Will absolutely not be tolerated on this site anywhere. Any posting of PORN or links to porn of any kind will prompt an immediate ban from the site and your IP will be turned over to the appropriate authorities
  • Posting - Please keep in mind that this is a family site and that children may visit at anytime, make your posts with children in mind, what would you want your children subject too ?  IF you are the owner of more than one site and are requesting support, please let us know which site you need support for.
  • SHOUTBOX - The shoutbox is utilized on this site for chatting with other members and therefore promoting good times, it is not a place where you can request support, that is what the forums are for, so please do not request support in the shoutbox Swearing, porn and posting in the shoutbox, follow the same guidelines as set above for the forums

ARCADE - The arcade is obviously the main focus of our site. We have over 9000 games on this site with the ability to add more games at the click of a button. We try and be as fair as we can with the arcade, and reset scores from time to time (Hall Of Fame scores do not get deleted). This is where most of our rules come into play, so bear with us and read these rules carefully, if you have any questions about these, or any of the rules for this site, feel free to contact a member of the staff.

  • SHADOWING - Is against the rules on this site. Shadowing, as defined by our site is when a member(s) follow another member around playing the same games. This is not only annoying but is not fair to the member(s) that you are following. To try and alleviate "shadowing" we give a member a 1 hour gloating period. What this means is that if a member (any member) has just posted a score, give them at least an hour before playing the same game. We are all about competition and it is not against the rules to play the same games as another member, but do it with respect for other members. We have over 9000 games here and it should not be difficult to find another game to play for an hour.  IF YOU ARE BEING SHADOWED AND IT ANNOYS YOU, YOU NEED TO LET US KNOW, WE CANNOT DO ANYTHING IF YOU DO NOT SAY ANYTHING.
    • FIRST OFFENSE - 24 hour ban from the arcade
    • SECOND OFFENSE - 48 - 72 hour ban
    • THIRD OFFENSE - BANNED permanently from the arcade
  • Games that appear in the NEW GAMES category are OPEN PLAY for the time that they appear in that category (normally 5 days) this means that there are no restrictions for games in that category (shadowing rules do not apply in the new games category)
  • CHEATING - Is not tolerated here by member or staff. Just because you cannot beat a score that has been set by another member, or you have not see a score that high on any of the other sites you have visited, or they regain a score on a game that you thought the score could not get any higher on, does not necessarily mean that they are cheating. IF you suspect another member or staff member of cheating, please PM one of the administrators and we will investigate the incident.
  • GAMES NOT WORKING - IF you happen to come across a game that is not functioning correctly (not loading, not saving scores etc...) please use the Report Game link that is found with every game on the site. This will create a post in the forum which will assist me in keeping track of games that have been reported and what had to be done to resolve the issue.
  • POINTS SYSTEM - We have a points system that we use for the Arcade. You can win points in the arcade and use them to buy special items in the ibEconomy shop (still being implemented) such as name color. We do not have ibEconomy entirely set up, but it is coming. Another way to earn points is by participation in the forums. At some point in the near future, the only way you will be able to play games in the arcade will be determined by the number of points you have in your account.

As stated above, this is not an "all inclusive" list of all the rules on this site, and we will update these rules from time to time. It is your responsibility to be familiar with these rules, so please keep checking back for any possible changes. Once again if you have any questions regarding these rules, feel free to contact a member of the staff, welcome to 3 Dogs arcade, we hope you enjoy your stay

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#72218 Cookies

Posted by legionaire on 21 May 2018 - 05:43 AM

This website does not store any information that would, on its own, allow us to identify individual users of this service without their permission. Any cookies that may be used by this website are used either solely on a per session basis or to maintain user preferences. Cookies are not shared with any third parties.

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#47192 Adding an 'open' tar manually

Posted by legionaire on 26 January 2017 - 04:31 AM

OK I have the manual install working, this is going to take some testing as there were a few files that were affected by the addition of this so want to make sure that nothing has popped in the way of "BUGS"

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#47169 Adding an 'open' tar manually

Posted by legionaire on 25 January 2017 - 03:38 AM

I am however, looking to see if I can add back in the "Manual" install option, might take some time, but hopefully I can get that in

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#44070 Games not showing in your profile

Posted by legionaire on 29 November 2016 - 12:24 AM

There have been a few that have noticed that their games are no longer showing in their profiles (Arcade Profile tab).  You can change the setting that not only allows you to see your games / scores, but will allow other members to see them as well,  Follow these two easy steps to show your games in your profile


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There are now other settings that you can set there as well such as the order the games are shown in, how they are shown (by date added, number of games to show per page, games to show per row etc...)


IF you do not want others to see what games you have scores on, you can leave the profile set to no and look at "Your Rankings" (tab provided on the arcade navbar) which will show your top 1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place games

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#33742 Happy Birthday Okinawa - 79 Today

Posted by johnny44 on 09 February 2015 - 08:00 PM

114777_xcitefun_happybirthday8-e7d308846    Okinawa and I hope it'll be a great day and all your wishes come true     oie_10350360lUCbllG.jpgbirthday-5.gif

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#73679 HTML5 wops/Fredd

Posted by Glencara on 15 June 2018 - 01:40 PM

The adverts in the games must not have been paying enough either,  not everyone does it for pleasure like you LG  :give_rose:

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#69398 A new style Arcade

Posted by Whitey on 31 March 2018 - 07:59 AM

I would have loved to keep it going as well, but my skills as a programmer (as I have stated many times in the past) are limited.  I have asked for help in converting the arcade to the new format for IPB and have never got even 1 person that was willing to help, I tried to learn the new coding and that did not go well.  I have put in many hours trying to keep this arcade going and for only a handful of users that continue to use this arcade (I would venture to say less than 20).  So long story short, it seems everyone else has moved on and I am struggling to keep a script going, that eventually, will cease to exist anyway, so have to break that chain at some point.



I have tried to find anything that would make it easier to convert this data as well, but with limited skills it is like trying to speak a foreign language that you have no clue how to pronounce the words, does not go very well.  All of the data is provided on the IPB site, but if you are not a "true" programmer, it is very difficult to understand, I have even asked for help in understanding the new way things are done and get very little or, more so, NO RESPONSE


I think you may be right, the amount of work you put in to it for the handful of sites that use it may be somewhat counter productive in the long run.  But, for what its worth, I also think you undersell yourself a little...to do what you've done for the Arcade community over the last few years has been nothing short of astounding.  So many many thanks for that, it's been hugely appreciated by everyone :)


I've noticed that a lot of the newer addons now are becoming costlier, possibly a reflection of the amount of knowledge/work involved.  Its a shame, but I guess its called progress.

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#66915 Brick Break

Posted by legionaire on 19 February 2018 - 02:34 PM

This game has been installed in the A - F Games category

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#57295 Through The Cave 2

Posted by legionaire on 02 September 2017 - 06:12 AM

These games are now working again, once again thank you for reporting them

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#50893 Mahjong Pinguy has a new high score

Posted by neilgee on 07 April 2017 - 02:30 PM

The game MajhongPinguyv32Sparky1.gif Mahjong Pinguy has a new high score of 2398 that was set by neilgee crushing the old high score of 1576 originally set by neilgee
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#47956 Game of the week winner?

Posted by legionaire on 09 February 2017 - 06:04 AM

This error is being caused by the shoutbox extender hook, when I disabled that hook (as that is the last thing I added) topics are again working as they were prior to installing the hook

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#47912 only a little thing :D

Posted by Whitey on 09 February 2017 - 12:56 AM

This is the query I ran


UPDATE `database_name`.`arcade_games` SET `dload` = '1' WHERE `dload` = '0'


You'll need to change database_name for the name of your database.  I'm no expert with SQL but this did the trick on Arcadeoholics.  

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#47374 Illegal string error: V2 arcade games hook

Posted by Whitey on 30 January 2017 - 02:32 PM

You need to input values for the php requirements.


Go to Manage hooks, and click edit on the V2 games hook.


Click requirements tab


then put 0 for each one, php version min and max.

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#47190 Adding an 'open' tar manually

Posted by legionaire on 25 January 2017 - 05:54 PM

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#38347 The next adventure

Posted by legionaire on 24 December 2015 - 02:07 PM

With the cost of IPS getting higher and higher every year (renewals, mods etc...) and IPS 4.0 not something I really care for, I have opened up another site using VBulletin and some of the great mods from DragonByte technologies.  I was lucky enough to purchase VBulletin before their prices began to rise, and the mods from DragonByte I got at a substantially reduced price by being one of their testing personnel. 


There are a lot of people that do not like VBulletin for one reason or another, but they do not charge a six month fee for their software and they do provide support for all of their software from VB 3 all they way through VB 5 (their latest software).  Most of the mods that you use with IPS can be found at vbulletin.org and for the most part they are FREE.  Don't get me wrong, there are some paid mods, and most of the skins are not the quality that you find with IPS but they work just fine.


So with all of this being said, I have opened up the Dog Pound Arcade utilizing VBulletin.  If you have the chance stop by and let me know what you think about the new setup




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#33775 Happy Birthday Okinawa - 79 Today

Posted by wildflower on 09 February 2015 - 11:37 PM

...so sweet of you Johnny...mama loves it...she said thank you for thinking of her :)


hugs from mama Okinawa, wildflower and what?

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#30308 GoGo 21

Posted by legionaire on 21 January 2015 - 05:31 PM

This game has been removed and 2 new gogo 21 games have been installed

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#28368 Welcome To 3 Dogs Arcade: johnny44

Posted by wildflower on 12 January 2015 - 02:31 AM

Welcome to The Dog Pound Arcade Johnny44 :)

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#22148 FogHorn Thanks is the latest Game of the Week

Posted by legionaire on 15 June 2014 - 01:31 PM

The FogHorn Thanks Game of the week contest has started!
The payout for this contest is 25,000,000 Points plus 50% of all game fees collected, contest ends 15 June 2014 - 02:36 PM.
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