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by stigzler
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Stigzler Bio
Replies: 0
Views: 63

Stigzler Bio

I first got into retro gaming around 2013 where I found myself with some time on my hands and remembered about MAME. One thing led to another and before I knew it, I was building my own arcade machine! It turned out to be a bit of a rabbit hole, and led to all kinds of related things like: Custom co...
by stigzler
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Dev Diary
Replies: 11
Views: 949

Progress with controls

:D Productive evening. Implemented the default control image show and updated my image viewer control (you can now set what image title you would prefer to see first - ignores order of images added). Also modified the main properties drop-down selector to include ability to custom populate the list ...
by stigzler
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Dev Diary
Replies: 11
Views: 949

Controllers assemble!

It's been a bit of a slog today, with many tedious points dealing with funny control behaviours. However, now making headway with integrating the controls database into the admin front end. You can see the new item selector below: itemsel2.png I've also move a few thing around on the ItemSelector - ...
by stigzler
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Dev Diary
Replies: 11
Views: 949

Another one bites the dust...

Finally.... I've just sorted a bug that has been bothering me for ages. A simple small thing that irritated me no end. It has to do with the .net TreeView control not rendering transparent images properly. It would render them thus: treeview2.png Transpires it's a bit of a bug in the control. Found ...
by stigzler
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Dev Diary
Replies: 11
Views: 949

Once more unto the breach... Controls database

Having procrastinated spectacularly, it's back into the main code. It's getting tricky (involving setting up an implementing the controllers + controls functions of OGZ) and there's quite a few layers of abstraction involved. Think that's why I've been avoiding it a bit.  However, the bare bones is ...
by stigzler
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Dev Diary
Replies: 11
Views: 949

Chat function added to forum

checkout mchat
by stigzler
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Dev Diary
Replies: 11
Views: 949

Forum Updates

Added ranks and a reputation system to the forums. I do love phpbb - free, fast, 20 years old but still looking great.

ranks.png
by stigzler
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Dev Diary
Replies: 11
Views: 949

MantisBT sync up and running

I knocked together a quick plugin that grabs user registrations/password changes in wordpress and syncs them with MantisBT. Details here
by stigzler
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Dev Diary
Replies: 11
Views: 949

Caching hell

Ignore that last post. Don't enable the zlibl, it causes php errors. Also, do use a caching plugin as it speeds up browsing for non logged in browsing. If you enable page caching on w3 total cache you get odd behaviours. Transpires caching and iis are a dark art
by stigzler
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Dev Diary
Replies: 11
Views: 949

Optimal site setup for speed

Following on from my general IIS setup guide  here  I've found further optimal settings: Don't use any wordpress cache plugins Do enable zlib.output_compression in your php.ini and set zlib.output_compression_level = 9 Don't use IIS output caching (this caused some strange behaviours where only the ...