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Started by Dave, May 02, 2021, 09:46:23 AM

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Dave

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?

Ronald

Quote from: Dave on May 02, 2021, 09:46:23 AMHi 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?

Dave the two arcades are completely different as are the forum software's.

My other arcade is a ibProArcade and the software I use is Invision 4.5

ibProArcade has many more features than the SMF Arcade. The Invision (IPB) software is also a completely different setup than SMF. Invision is loaded with many features that are not available in SMF software.

IPB is a paid software package, where SMF is a Free software package

I paid over $100.00 for that program I have installed to do exactly what you wanted, it is the Commerce package for IPB

I have checked the SMF Subscriptions I don't see anyway of limiting the amount of downloads. I also checked the Portal blocks, nothing there. Now there is a Shop Mod made for SMF 2.0 https://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=65.

Set yourself up a Test Board and install the shop mod and see if it has any of the features you need.
You might also post on the SMF Support forum https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php in the SMF 2.0 section and ask about this setup. Or scroll to the bottom and ask in the Help Wanted https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?board=50.0 they might be able to help put a program together to do this.

Dave you are going to be always limited with SMF, have to remember SMF is all volunteers, SMF is a great software product but it lacks a lot of features that other forum software has.

I hope that Chen can do the changes you ask for. Be great if Chen could also add more features to the SMF Arcade, this way we could compete with the other arcade programs.

Ronald

Dave check this out, may join the forum and ask if this program will do what you wanted: https://www.smfhacks.com/download-system-pro.php

Dave

Quote from: Ronald on May 06, 2021, 10:43:11 AMDave check this out, may join the forum and ask if this program will do what you wanted: https://www.smfhacks.com/download-system-pro.php

Hi Ronald,

Thanks for the reply. I do have a test site that I use for that purpose and believe me I have tested all sorts of ways, with permissions and membergroups etc to get it done but nothing I've tried yet works. I will look through some more options but I'm not a coder like Chen so I'm very limited on what I can do.

https://www.smfhacks.com/download-system-pro.php
Is already installed on another one of my old sites that I'm still admin for and although it would do the job, the problem is that the downloads for this mod  have to be uploaded separately from the games we upload to the Arcade as they need a link created by the mod to be able to download them when someone presses the 'Download' button, which means that you'd have to upload the file and create posts for each game unless you did it in packs. The problem with packs are that you never know what you are getting and if you start 'selling' (I know it's not direct selling, but it is pretty close and I wouldn't want to go into a court of law with it) games then some people might not be happy if most of the pack they've just downloaded includes a bunch of old 2010 flash games. You could list the games I suppose but that is a hell of a lot of work.
Your site has the ideal way to give people games they want as they can play them first before downloading them, which is why I subscribed to your VIP package. In fact I'm keeping Oak and Momo busy as I keep finding games that are not working for one reason or another and then reporting them.

You can have linked downloads in the mod where you use links from file hosts but again you still have to upload them separately.

It's not actually a critical request I just thought that as Chen is so good at what he does he might be able to get it working in a future update sometime.

Thank for the ideas though it is appreciated. I'll keep testing, that's what I'm good at  ;)

Take care and stay safe

Ronald

I hope Chen can help you out. He has been known to take the summer off. My PM Chen with your questions.

vince

i cant get subscriptions to work at all keep getting a error from paypal

Dave

Quote from: vince on May 08, 2021, 11:05:30 AMi cant get subscriptions to work at all keep getting a error from paypal
Vince

What forum software are you using?

vince


Dave

Quote from: vince on May 10, 2021, 12:05:27 PMsmf 2.1 rc3


I'll install it on my test site tomorrow and check it out.

Dave

Ok It's set up on my 2.1 site and seems to be working fine. I didn't do a complete transaction but it went through to Paypal no problem

vince

yeah im not sure why it doesent work on mine. when i use the sandbox for testing it works but not the real one

vince

this is what i get when i click the order now button

vince

is it because its a personal paypal account and not a business one i wonder ??

vince

WAIT WAIT LOL i think im getting somewhere i changed a setting in my paypal account and now the error is gone, but i cant test it because i dont have another paypal account with a diff email address lol i have to turn off thisScree.png

Dave

Quote from: vince on May 11, 2021, 11:53:54 AMWAIT WAIT LOL i think im getting somewhere i changed a setting in my paypal account and now the error is gone, but i cant test it because i dont have another paypal account with a diff email address lol i have to turn off thisScree.png

Yes that's why I stop at the point where it links to my account. Sounds like you're getting there though