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EhPortal Support / EH Feature Request
April 27, 2022, 07:17:17 AM
With Tiny Portal they have an 'Edit Block' icon on the title bar of each block editblock.png

Is it possible for that to happen with EhP please? Something similar to one of these maybe settings 64.png

I know you're busy, just if and when you can please.
EhPortal Support / BBC icons
April 24, 2022, 06:18:40 AM
EHPortal 1.34

I've noticed that when you add the 'color' bbcode to the list it doesn't show an icon for it on the shoutbox.

Does anyone know if it's a bug or is it meant to be that way?

Using the code [color] does actually work, but you have to do it manually.

And what is the [me] code for?



In case you're wondering I have been tinkering with the colours in the css  ;)
EhPortal Support / Shoutbox smileys error
April 19, 2022, 01:30:36 PM
When you click on the 'More' button for smileys, the popup window opens, but you are not able to choose a smiley as there is a JS error.
SMF Arcade Support + Plugins / Game Posting
December 29, 2021, 08:27:53 AM
Ignore this please. Sorry but I misunderstood the 'Game Posting' option. I thought it was for others to upload games to the site for inclusion to the arcade...which in thinking about it wouldn't really be that safe...although when you download from other sites they might not be safe either.

Anyway the upshot is you can delete this post if you want to
I have set up the Azure API and input all the data to the arcade settings, api.PNG
(I have shortened the subs key)

I was under the impression that the app would translate the game info from the php file 'gwords' description to english.

Am I wrong? If so could the reason be that when creating the API I set it up as Linux rather than Windows or that I'm using 'UK South' as the region code?

Uninstalled games:

When I uninstall a game now the name of the game is not shown in the info window. It does when a game is installed.



PS I've done these both on the same post so as not keep posting.
SMF Arcade Support + Plugins / Ruffle update
December 17, 2021, 03:32:33 AM
I updated Ruffle using the built in arcade updater and when you use the 'Retrieve Github Ruffle Update' the .wasm file has no content, 0 kb.

I also uploaded todays Ruffle update (donwnloaded today from Ruffle page) using the browse option and when it uploads and auto extracts that too has no content.

The only way, for me at least, to ensure the update is done correctly is to do it manually via ftp.

I think the problem is that when the updates are extracted they're extracting a folder rather than the files because when I auto extract the files they go into a folder. If I then take all the extracted files and create a new archive the update works OK.

Just thought you should know

SMF Arcade Support + Plugins / More strange happenings
November 24, 2021, 03:35:05 AM
Everything is working fine until I decide to upload new games via the html5 uploader (using the standard uploader is fine)

I have found out, through process of elimination, that the uploader will not function while I have the 'Friends Of Quizland' scrolling block running. The block is part of Simple Portal 2.3.7. If I disable the block in the portal settings then it's fine and I can upload game files. The code is as follows;

<script type="text/javascript" src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.4.4/jquery.min.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function() {
    var ob = $('.scrollingtext');
    var speed = 100000;
    ob.bind('marquee', function() {
        var tw = ob.width();
        var ww = ob.parent().width();
        ob.css({right : -tw });
        ob.animate({ right: ww }, speed, 'linear', function() {
    ob.hover(function() {
    }, function() {
        var tw = ob.width();
        var ww = ob.parent().width();
        var cur = parseInt(ob.css('right'), 10);
        var speedDecrease = 1 - ((cur + tw) / (ww + tw));
        ob.animate({ right: ww }, speedDecrease * speed, 'linear', function() {
 text-align: center;

<div style="color:blue; text-align:center"><strong>If you would like to see your logo here contact <a href="https://www.quizland.co.uk/index.php?action=profile;u=1" target="_blank">Dave</a> by PM</strong></div>

<div class='ipsWidget_inner ipsPad' style='padding:5px;'>
<div class="scroll">
    <div class="scrollingtext">

<a href="https://www.shirleyjphotography.co.uk" target="_blank"><img src="https://www.quizland.co.uk/images/adpics/shirl.png" border="0" alt="Shirley J Photography"/></a>

<a href="https://ronaldsarcade.com/" target="_blank"><img src="https://www.quizland.co.uk/images/adpics/ronald.png" border="0" alt="Ronalds Arcade"/></a> 

<a href="https://www.Visit-u-Valet.co.uk" target="_blank"><img src="https://www.quizland.co.uk/images/adpics/valet.png" border="0" alt="Visit-U-Valet"/></a>

<a href="https://www.davejohnson.co.uk" target="_blank"><img src="https://www.quizland.co.uk/images/adpics/hobby.png" border="0" alt="Hobby Workshop"/></a>

<a href="https://web-develop.ca/" target="_blank"><img src="https://www.quizland.co.uk/images/adpics/webdev.png" border="0" alt="WebDev"/></a>

<a href="https://www.gardenguru.co.uk" target="_blank"><img src="https://www.quizland.co.uk/images/adpics/gg.png" border="0" alt="Garden Guru"/></a>

<a href="https://www.alwayshobbies.com" target="_blank"><img src="https://www.quizland.co.uk/images/adpics/hobbies.png" border="0" alt="Always Hobbies"/></a>


<div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.quizland.co.uk/index.php?topic=56" target="_blank"><img src="https://www.quizland.co.uk/images/disclaimer.gif" border="0" alt="External Link Disclaimer"/></a></div>
SMF Arcade Support + Plugins / Strange happenings
October 26, 2021, 02:52:12 AM
A couple of weeks ago I happened to see my usual cron backup ran at over 1GB. I investigated and found that the 'games_download' folder had over 800MB of files in it. As I was pretty sure these files were now not needed as the games were installed I deleted them.

Yesterday the cron job ran and for some reason the files have returned. See attached images of what I mean. I haven't run a restore on my files so this is a bit odd.

Do the files need to be there or can I delete them again?
SMF Arcade Support + Plugins / Ruffle
September 19, 2021, 06:20:30 AM
I seem to have a lot of flash games that will now not work and come up with the 'Ruffle' error. I have checked in 'Admin' to ensure that '+& Added: Ruffle Emulator library to allow flash support (can be disabled in Admin)' is not disabled and it's not. So not sure why this is happening as almost all my games were tested to see if they were mobile friendly and the descriptions were edited to say whether they are or not.

At present I am just reporting the games so they come off the board temporarily.

Will ruffle be updated separately or when there is an arcade update?

Also has anyone noticed the ruffle site now doesn't allow downloads of the 'Browser Extension' or 'Website self hosting files'?

Answers on a post card to..... ;)
SMF Arcade Support + Plugins / Mobile compatibility
August 14, 2021, 05:35:23 AM
Hi all,

I occasionally use my Samsung Tab S6 to play games on my site if I'm out and about. When I log in to the site I go to Arcade and the layout is huge and virtually all white (and I've tested it here too). I've attached a couple of screenshots so you can see it. It happens on all themes even the SMF default.

If I click on the 'View desktop site' option on the tablet it then shows as normal.

Now I'm not sure if this is an SMF issue or if it's the Arcade. The Quiz works as normal as does everything else.

Anyone have any idea what might cause this?



SMF Arcade Support + Plugins / Theme issue
August 06, 2021, 06:45:54 AM

I know in theory I should go to the themes creator, I signed up to the Fussilet's site but cannot see anywhere to get support for this issue.

I really would like to use the attached theme 'Lamartine' as my default for my site but for some reason it will not allow the games to play.

I have put the ruffle code into the index.template but all I get is a blank area where the game should play.

Games work on other themes but for some reason not on this one.

Can anyone help please?
SMF Arcade Support + Plugins / File downloads
May 26, 2021, 05:21:35 AM
Hi me again,

I have searched for the question here to see if it's been posted before but it doesn't seem to have been.

Is there anywhere in the Arcade mod that you can see which member downloaded a game file?

I tested it out with my alter ego on my site and downloaded 2 games. I then logged back in as me and looked in the alter ego profile under the 'Arcade Statistics' but nothing was seen and I have checked and the games show there have been downloads, see attachment.

I know that with the ipsproarcade you can see who downloaded so I was wondering if I've missed something somewhere?

SMF Arcade Support + Plugins / cancel.png icon
May 24, 2021, 03:02:10 AM
Just to let you know that in the 2.64 version the 'cancel.png' icon in 'arc_icons' folder has a capital 'C' and according to the code it should be lowercase.
SMF Arcade Support + Plugins / Date
May 14, 2021, 12:13:11 PM
Does anyone know where the date format is for the Arcade please?

It doesn't seem to be linked to the site date as mine is set to the way we set the date in the UK- Day:Month:Year

I have looked in the arcade css but cant see it in there, I have also had a look in the templates and even in some of the scripts searching for 'date' but I can't find anything.

Thanks for any help

Hi Chen,

Another question for you.

Looking at the growing size of the 'Games' folder on my site. Is it possible to have multiple folders for the storage?

The reason I ask is that I use 'XCloner' to run cron jobs to back up the whole site, at the moment once a week. The size of the last backup was around 1GB and it's growing all the time. As you can see from this screenshot size.PNG

With the 'Downloads Pro' mod there is an option to enable multiple folders down.PNG

In the settings for the XCloner I can 'Excluded Directories' which means once a folder is full I can stop that folder from being backed up as it no longer gets populated with new files, therefore the size of my backup is reduced from time to time.

Thanks and regards


SMF Arcade Support + Plugins / Subscriptions
May 02, 2021, 09:46:23 AM
Hi Chen

On Ronald's arcade he has set it up for different membergroup subscriptions to be able to download the game files, limiting the amount they can download by what they are willing to pay for the privilege of doing it.

I have tried to sort this out on SMF but cannot do it. I can obviously set up the membergroups which I have done on my test site, even to the point of giving them the images, but when it comes to SMF Arcade permissions there is no option to limit the amount of downloads for each group. It seems it's an across the board setting for all membergroups

Now I have a few games installed, only 300 ish, I have enabled the 'Download' option but I thought I might do the same thing. I have set the current download limit to 5

Is Ronald's settings something that's easy to add in the future?
Morning all,

I have tried to solve this myself by trying to add the 'ruffle' script code to 'ArcadePopup-smf2.php' on various different lines. No matter what I do I cannot get the games to play in a popup or fullscreen window.

The games work perfectly OK in a normal page environment but not Popup/fullscreen.

I'm using the latest version 2.6.0 0n SMF 2.0.18. PHP7.3

The error I get is the normal 'Flash' error.

QuoteYou have not installed Adobe Flash Player, you need to install it before you can play, you also need to have javascript enabled. Install

If there isn't a fix is there a way to remove the popup - fullscreen option from the games list?

Not that they're the same but I have no problems with the quiz popup that works fine.

Does anyone have any ideas?
Site Discussion / Edit/modify posts
January 17, 2021, 02:25:42 AM
Is there a post count before members are allow to edit/modify posts?

I made a reply to the theme issue realsied after I made a spelling mistake and couldn't edit it within 20 seconds.
Site Discussion / Theme request
January 06, 2021, 04:18:52 AM
Hi Chen,

Happy New Year to you, the staff and members.

As an aging person I find it difficult to read the dark theme text. I have checked my profile under look and layout but cannot see a light version. Is there any chance we could have a light version please?


SMF Arcade Support + Plugins / Arcade Enabled
March 11, 2020, 04:17:37 PM
Hi Guys,

Not seen a lot of posts recently about this, but was wondering if you could add a 'Arcade Enabled' option in the Arcade Admin settings please?

The reason I ask is that I have installed the latest version and I'm having problems with the games running, so I would like the option to disable it while I find out why the games aren't working.

Thanks very much