My Custom PHP Arcade Game Script

David

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Hey everyone! I by no means am a programmer but I managed to create a custom php script using various tutorials that I found on google, and also with the help of SatckOverflow.

So a bit of history, my website used to use Wordpress, but when I got hacked by Russians because of a faulty theme or plugin, I decided to migrate the database over to a whole new one and start from scratch. Using my favorite inhouse code editor from CuteFTP, I started with a blank page and a goal of creating the same website that I had, but without all the wordpress nonsense.

The script features sortable games by views and random, pagination, seo friendly urls, categories, a search function, and it's all complete in about 5 major files. The index.php, category.php, game.php, and search.php

Here's the site: https://playhackedgames.com

Don't be alarmed by the word hacked, the games are simply modified to add cheats like unlimited ammo, money, etc. etc.

There is no admin panel though. All games are added and edited through phpMyAdmin.

I used to host with Linode, but now I am with Dreamhost because of how user friendly everything is.

If you have any questions for me, please let me know!
 

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Hey nice website @David looks interesting. Glad you decided to share your story. I like the domain name too. Great job. Interesting that you added the games directly by editing PHPMyAdmin. That's something I've never though of. Usually I'm using a built in system of deployment like Xenforo or a software already made to host my site. But seems like an interesting idea.
 
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Nerdface

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I'm guessing there was no score uploading / site leaderboard functionality of the website?

It does genuinely surprise me that an Arcade script was never fully developed for XenForo 1, only a buggy beta build. It doesn't surprise me so much with XenForo 2 because of the age and insecure nature of flash. Part of me wonders whether it would be worth building some kind of game portal without the scoring feature on XF2, but probably not..

I did plenty of flash decompiling to inject arcade compatible code back in the day.
 
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David

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I'm guessing there was no score uploading / site leaderboard functionality of the website?

It does genuinely surprise me that an Arcade script was never fully developed for XenForo 1, only a buggy beta build. It doesn't surprise me so much with XenForo 2 because of the age and insecure nature of flash. Part of me wonders whether it would be worth building some kind of game portal without the scoring feature on XF2, but probably not..

I did plenty of flash decompiling to inject arcade compatible code back in the day.
A scoreboard is something that is in the works, as well as url locked custom games. But this is far into the future.

I got plans for my website and I already started working on a Login system for people to register and post comments, and bookmark their favorite games.
 
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