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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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#74899 General question

Posted by legionaire on 29 July 2018 - 03:07 AM

 

There are about 60,000 flash games and 300 html5 games most of which are full of adverts this spoils gameplay

 

The number of HTML5 games available are rising each day, in the very beginning of this arcade, way back when, how many games (flash) do you think were available for your site ?  It is like with anything new, over time it get's better and better.  Some of the new arcades that are being built under different forum styles are bending over backwards to take out things such as adverts, links that go to another site, even going to the point to eliminate tracking cookies, so the games are getting better, like anything else, it takes some time to "iron out" the bugs.  I get and understand what you are saying, lord knows if flash was not "going away" I would rather stay with something I know as well (namely this arcade) but the truth of the matter is, at some point, it will end as that is what the guru's in the internet business want to happen.

 

Anyway, I just wanted to address this point as it is something that annoyed the crap out of me as well (all of the adverts in the HTML5 games), if you have not at least tried some of the HTML5 games on my other site, you should at least pop in and give them a try, they are much much better than they were in the beginning

 

Thanks again for your response, and hope you do not take this as an attack on your post


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#76383 For those who use apache for their web server read this

Posted by legionaire on 09 September 2018 - 06:15 AM

it has been brought to my attention that some problems with new games may be caused by apache itself.  Apache does not set case-insensitive on the server, what this means is that if a folder is tagged as using en-us and apache looks for en-US then it does not load the files correctly.  There is however, a global fix for this that can be found here

 

http://www.osguides....nsensitive.html

 

Now no one expects every admin of a site to know how to do this, GOD knows I did not, but if you pass the information on to your hosting provider they should be able to do this for you, once this is done there should be no more problems with games, well except for incorrect submission codes etc....

 

One game this affected, which brought lite to the fact that the above data (provided in the link) would correct this problem

 

You do not have to do this as it may only affect a few games, but for all of them to work correctly, then perhaps you would want to get this done, who knows it may clear up some issues with other games that did not load correctly :shrug:

 

as a quick fix, you can this to your .htaccess file on your forum root

<IfModule mod_speling.c>
    CheckSpelling On
    CheckCaseOnly On
</IfModule>

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#76056 HTML 5

Posted by origon on 29 August 2018 - 02:29 AM

the tar file is just like a flash game with a gamedata folder, the html files should be in the gamedata folder, and i front of the gamedata folder you just the install.php and the images.


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#75605 NEW HTML5 Games

Posted by legionaire on 22 August 2018 - 02:46 AM

Thanks to Origon and Blake over at https://www.origon-games.dk/

 

We have added 235 more HTML5 games to the site, all of these games have new submit code added to them to allow submission of the game scores as if they were flash games, in other words, they do not submit scores in the background.  You can check these games here in the HTML5 Games by Origon category in the arcade

 

These games currently are not being offered for download per an agreement I have with Origon, but please give them a try and visit Origon's site at the address above and see how you can also get the games for your site.

 

Once Origon gives the go ahead to allow downloads, they will be available here for the VIP's to download


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#75228 General question

Posted by legionaire on 15 August 2018 - 02:28 AM

As I told Bill, I have nothing bad to say about him or the way he runs his site, I refuse to get into the mud slinging on who did what.  He makes a very good arcade and for that I give him credit.  We all have our own opinions of each other, I am sure there are many who do not care that I encode the arcade files, that is something I told Sykoect that I would do when he entrusted the arcade script to me.  I am sure there are 2 sides to every story, not saying anything bad about anyone, but one war starts with one misunderstanding.

 

I only want to have a good entertaining site that anyone who joins here does not have to be mixed up in the "behind the scenes" drama that the internet produces, everyday, not for just you and I, but for anyone that is on the internet, we are all susceptible to the every day grind that is the internet.

 

I always here about someone stealing games, but all of those games came from somewhere else to begin with, and at the same time I understand that a LOT of work is put into converting those games to work on different versions of the arcade.  I do not have the skills to convert games, but if I did, it would be for the entertainment of all.  I think the biggest problem is that there is not one standard for all arcades, in other words if it works on ibPro Arcade, it should also work on any other arcade, but the standards are so different from one arcade to another, that at some point, the war begins.

 

Anyone is welcome here on my site (spammers excluded :) ) and I do what I can to support them in anyway that I can, but I will not be swayed by the "behind scenes" drama of the internet of what I should or should not do.

 

So with all that being said, I will continue to be me whether or not I am included on your journeys on the internet does not matter, the door will always be open, and hopefully I will still be here, to help any and all who need it, if I can


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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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#77261 Keno

Posted by masodo on Today, 06:05 AM

You are about to file a report on Keno please ensure that you provide as much data as possible to help us in resolving the issue for which you are reporting this game

 

Thanks to how this game is configured by default the player can never score more than $1100 no matter what they do. This can be changed in the index.html file:

 

Since there is only 1100 money available to the game the score is limited.

 

by default:

bank_money : 1000,  

start_player_money: 100,

 

I changed my install (@ http://deburger.com/ARCADE/ ) to read:

 

bank_money : 100000,  

start_player_money: 100,

 

and proceeded to score 7250

 

I will run this way for a while and see how it goes... perhaps there is a logic error that caused the designer to limit the earning power of the game to 1100 but it does not take too long to max-out the score making this far too boring for such a visually stimulating game.

 

Thank you 3dogs!!


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#75170 Boom Solitaire has a new high score

Posted by tipper on 12 August 2018 - 09:14 AM

The game BoomSolitaireAS3v2TH1.gif Boom Solitaire has a new high score of 74250 that was set by tipper crushing the old high score of 37250 originally set by panda
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#74785 General question

Posted by legionaire on 24 July 2018 - 05:06 AM

This is a question more of interest than anything else

 

With flash on the cutting board in the near future, why are arcade sites adding more and more flash games, that will at some point, no longer work ?

 

Many sites that I visit have 20, 30 and some even 40,000 flash games loaded on their site

  1. There will never be a point where ALL of those games will have been played
  2. With the HTML 5 game revolution becoming stronger everyday, what is the point ?

A number of sites that have used any arcade system in the past that accommodates flash games, have already begun the move to an arcade system that supports the HTML 5 game structure, and with a forum that is constantly updated with the ongoing changes of php and mysql

 

I have a phpBB board that is structured very well and is supported by a "true" programmer and the board is constantly updated with the latest security improvements for php and mysql, so once again I am curious, why do we continue to hold onto flash games as though there will be a small miracle that will allow us to continue in the future ?


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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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#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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#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

 

 

http://3dogsarcade.com/forums


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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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