phpSuperMarketTycoon Alpha v0.03.03 Released

== Alpha v0.03.03 Released ==

”’March 2, 2006′” (Lets see what we’re cooking)

{Friendly Reminder}
* If you submit a bug report, please include the page you are having an
issue with and what you did to get there. It would help.

{Mailing Lists}
* I’ve gone ahead and started a pair of mailing lists through
SourceForge. Do note that you do not have to be a member of SourceForge
to sign up for them.

More Info: http://sourceforge.net/mail/?group_id=146046

phpsupermarket-announcements: For release announcements
phpsupermarket-general: Pretty much anything else.

{Coding}
* Created a ban IP mechanism. Need to do an interface though.
* Added an optional security image for the signup script. Make sure you
read the upgrade.txt file on how to update your db.php file to turn
this on.
* Added the forums. They sort of work…
* Made an adjustment in the player’s level so that I can create admins later on.
* Adding sorting to the communities list.
* Added company name and email address to the email admin gets when a new player signs up.
* Store Managers have been added to the game. You can hire them, train
them if needed (This takes 8 weeks to complete) and assign them to your
stores. You can even fire them if you want. They do have a fairly
decent effect on your store sales.
* You now get billed 5% of your square footage for electric fees per week.

(Bugs)
* Corrected the link in the footer to the home page of the project. (Bug 1439620)
* Removed ‘1′, ‘0′, ‘l’, ‘o’, and ‘i’ from the security image script to avoid confusion.
* Reformatted display numbers to show commas for the thousands place. (Bug 1434685)
* Dealt with the issue of the menu column displaying twice during
errors during player signup. I think I got them all. (Bug 1434308)
* Fixed the store counts within communities within the *.sql install file. (Bug 1434684)
* Upgrade script will correct store counts for already installed games (Bug 1440495)
* Cashiers are now being paid. (Oops) Fixed in buildthatsucker.php as
well as the upgrade script. Can’t believe I missed that… (Bug 1440969)
* The forum was not doing line breaks correctly. I’m hoping that this is fixed. (Bug 1440997)
* Fixed the issue with company name not being shown in the webpage
after a new company has been created as well as within the email sent
to the game admin. Fixed AGAIN! (Bug 1441007)
* Adjusted the size of the email address within the players table. I
guess 25 characters isn’t enough. Sorry about that. (Bug 1441015)
* Fixed the issue in the viewcommunities page where it was presenting
you a link to build a store when there wasn’t one available. Fixed this
as well in the buildstore.php page. (Bug 1440517)
* For some reason, when you incorrectly created a store that was too
large or didn’t have enough money, the script would erase the data that
it was holding on the store so you always wound up in sector 1. Fixed I
think. (Bug 1440734) Still don’t know where that one came from as it
was something I made sure that worked before the release.
* Fixed a minor bug in the displaycompanies.php file that would list the stores in the incorrect order.

{SQL}
* Upgraded the SQL install file to include the badips, topics, and posts tables.
* Added the first name and last name tables to the file.
* Added the store managers table to the file.

{Upgrading}
* Started a method of upgrading. It might even work.

Get it from here and play it online here.

phpSuperMarketTycoon Alpha v0.03.02 Released

Working version.

Lots of bugs fixes as well. I’m uploading this especially since I
had to make a change to the database structure and didn’t want to get
too many installs out there. They would have had to reinstall the
database for the newer version to work.

Biggest changes are the ability to change one’s password, email
notification to the admin upon a new player joining, other players can
no longer see your private information, lots of minor bug fixes, and
more security.

Feb 23, 2006 (Clean up the mess mix)

{Coding}

* Add the Daily Tomato and created a sub theme around it.
* Day script finished
* Game Admin now gets an email when a new company is created.
* Game Admin now gets an email when the daily script is run.
* Store Class now puts weight on the store’s popularity.
* Created db.php.example so upgraders wouldn’t copy over their previous version of db.php
* Moved the most commonly used functions into the common.php file. (I’m amazed. It actually worked.)
* Improved security throughout the code.
* You can no longer see the non-public information about your competitors. (I’m a sneaky bastard) I’ll add spying later.
* Reworked the logout routine to destroy thte information within the php session as well as unset the session.
* Worked on the Add Features routine.
* The Day script now gives off output. You need to adjust your cron to
make this go to the /dev/null. (It’s about 200k in size on my testbed)
* Added a style sheet to the template.
* Added the View your profile page. (Not much there though.)
* Added the ability to edit your password. (Even I wanted that. 🙂
* Added a company description field and a method to edit it.

{Bugs}

* Fixed the missing company name on the company creation page.
* Fixed incorrect player count within the sql file.
* Fixed missing template on buildthatsucker.php if player ran out of space.
* Corrected typos galore.
* Sat here and played the game for a couple of hours. Fixed a bunch of stuff that I came across.
* Fixed some errors in the *.sql file. Sorry folks, but you’re going to have to reinstall the db on this one.

Play it here:

Thanks,
-drmike

phpSuperMarketTycoon 0.03.01 Alpha History

0.03.01 – Feb 20, 2006 (First Alpha release)

{Coding}
– Added the Daily Tomato and created a sub theme around it.
– Day script finished
– View Company List and View Company completed
– Population now updates every turn and a recount is done per market.
– Created the three competing companies. We’ll add AI later on.
– Created the View Store script.
– Finished the “Build a Store” script.

{Bugs}
– Fixed the not being able to save type of store and cash offices issue.
– Debugged the Build a Store Script
– Fixed the missing domain from the signup email.
– Fixed the activation bug.
– Fixed the incorrect page call upon new player activation. (loginplayer vs. login)
– Fixed not being able to login correctly issue.

The Day After…

I need to find me an online game to waste my days at. *sigh*

Just took a look at the stats for phpSuperMarketTycoon. It got downloaded a dozen times so far this morning. I do hope that the downloaders note that it’s a pre-Alpha release and not completely finished. I’m hoping to finish up later today on it. I have a few support tickets to deal with this morning.

Something strange though. When I type in phpSuperMarketTycoon into Google, I always get a bunch of Japanese websites that deal with linux. I never get the Home Page nor the Sourceforge page for it. Even though I’ve gone ahead and submitted those pages to Google a couple of times now. Heck, Google still doesn’t see this blog. Maybe with a few more links.

edit: Just checked Google yet again. Neither this blog nor the phpSuperMarketTycoon sites are listed still. *sigh* The good news though is the project jumped from a 52k-th listing all the way up to a 764th place listing. That’s neat. Guess I have a reason to work on the project now. Those 14 downloaders are now counting on me. 🙂

phpSuperMarketTycoon 0.02.04 Pre Alpha History

0.02.04 – Jan 18, 2006

– Worked on the Build a Store script.
– Verified GPL and that the headers for each script included GPL information.
– Added version information to the db. Do note that this is not visable from within the game.
– Added this history.txt file. Why not?
– Added the readme1st.txt file with basic information.
– Added the version.txt file so I could keep track of which version I have on my laptop.
– Added todo.txt simply to point people at sourceforge.net.
– Added the install.txt file with the install instructions.
– Modified the template in an attempt to move the main text field away from the gray backing of the menu column. Appears to have worked. Deleted the spacer.tpl file as it was on longer used.