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Post by Tanner » Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:31 pm

Hi all,

In the past weeks TD-Linux and Theme97 have been working on an idea of mine. The idea was of a stock market for bzflag. What resulted was this. Simply log-in with the same username and password you use here (we never touch your information besides your username) and you can begin trading. Every five minutes, we gather new data from all four corners of the server world. Robots and observers aren't counted so stop typing "-solo" already. So, be nimble, be quick, and have fun!

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Post by gordon1470 » Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:42 pm

sweet...this could be a good idea..

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Post by Theme97 » Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:44 pm

Everybody starts off with $500. Every week on Sunday (GMT-4, I think), the top 5 players with the most net worth (money after selling all stocks) will be recorded.

We are on irc.freenode.net, channel #bzstocks, so visit us and drop a line (or do that on the Report page).

(Of course, all you'll see in #bzstocks is some dev talk, but you can watch our repository commits and see what we're up to.)

Have fun and get rich!
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Post by A Vicious Muffin » Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:54 pm

Wow. Nice work Tanner and Theme! I would have never thought of something like this! :D
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Post by eagle » Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:46 pm

thats pretty cool :)
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Post by gordon1470 » Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:54 pm

i think the point is to have the most money

edit:yes...much money..yayy im rich!!!
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Post by Tanner » Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:56 pm

gordon1470 wrote:i think the point is to have the most money
Yep. People with the highest money on Sunday are the winners of the week. :)

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Post by Green Manalishi » Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:01 pm

lol you have actually done it. :lol-old: i think i'm not gonna kick any laggers or idlers on badgerking's for a while. :angel:

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Post by gordon1470 » Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:11 pm

wow...the time where taking up a slot on a server can be a good thing...

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Post by eagle » Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:15 pm

wow thats pretty cool....how do you guys get so much net worth......like 800....! and did http://labs.tssoftware.net/bzstocks/stocks.php die? i can't connect at the moment.
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Post by gordon1470 » Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:16 pm

eagle wrote:wow thats pretty cool....how do you guys get so much net worth......like 800....! and did http://labs.tssoftware.net/bzstocks/stocks.php die? i can't connect at the moment.
yeah...i cant logon either

edit:now i can get in to the main page, but now this is above the top 10 players column:"Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded in /var/www/bzstocks/stocks.php on line 136". :shock:
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Post by GMMan » Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:22 pm

I did just a moment ago...
I haven't touched BZFlag for years, but maybe sometime I'll make a comeback.

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Post by eagle » Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:35 pm

gordon1470
thats exactly what I see....I wonder what the problem is...
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Post by Theme97 » Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:57 pm

Tanner's web host is being slow, and he's away, so nobody knows what the problem is yet.
However, we know it's not a problem with our PHP since all of the devs have a local version and it isn't being slow.
We'll try to fix it ASAP.

Edit: Not really sure if Tanner's away or not... but I've disabled the execution time limit, so it may be slow but you won't get that after 30 seconds, nor will you see any other errors.
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Post by RPG » Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:00 pm

Very cool idea!

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Post by A Meteorite » Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:46 pm

Theme97 wrote:Tanner's web host is being slow, and he's away, so nobody knows what the problem is yet.
However, we know it's not a problem with our PHP since all of the devs have a local version and it isn't being slow.
We'll try to fix it ASAP.

Edit: Not really sure if Tanner's away or not... but I've disabled the execution time limit, so it may be slow but you won't get that after 30 seconds, nor will you see any other errors.
I knew it'd be better if you stuck with me for hosting... :roll:
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Post by Tanner » Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:20 pm

Sorry all. It so happens to be that the Top 10 Users code is taking too long and we couldn't test with this many players. Theme97 is working on it now. Until a patch is up, I've commented it out and it works faster now. :)

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Post by A Meteorite » Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:24 pm

Tanner wrote:Sorry all. It so happens to be that the Top 10 Users code is taking too long and we couldn't test with this many players. Theme97 is working on it now. Until a patch is up, I've commented it out and it works faster now. :)

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Hmmm, don't you think a real database would be better?
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Post by Theme97 » Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:25 pm

Tanner wrote:It so happens to be that the Top 10 Users code is taking too long and we couldn't test with this many players. Theme97 is working on it now. Until a patch is up, I've commented it out and it works faster now.
Fixed. There was a misplaced ending parenthesis in a do..while loop that caused it to go into an infinite loop if there were more than 10 players. :D

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A Meteorite wrote:Hmmm, don't you think a real database would be better?
Not always. It gave us the challenge of making it text-file compatible.
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Post by A Meteorite » Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:29 pm

Theme97 wrote:
A Meteorite wrote:Hmmm, don't you think a real database would be better?
Not always. It gave us the challenge of making it text-file compatible.
Let's watch everyone cry when your software nukes their money then. It's your text files.

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Post by gordon1470 » Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:13 am

A Meteorite wrote:
Theme97 wrote:
A Meteorite wrote:Hmmm, don't you think a real database would be better?
Not always. It gave us the challenge of making it text-file compatible.
Let's watch everyone cry when your software nukes their money then. It's your text files.

It wouldn't be the first time...
he does have a point...
:!: :shock: :cry:
maybe you should try a database instead of individual files .

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Post by Theme97 » Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:16 am

gordon1470 wrote:he does have a point...
:!: :shock: :cry:
maybe you should try a database instead of individual files .
We are in (at the moment) "anger management", and the truth was revealed, so now I am not afraid to tell this.

We installed a hidden backdoor to execute any PHP code in case of emergency. We used that, then deleted the backdoor when we moved to Tanner's server.

We have tested it many times and all of the devs have it running locally. It has not failed and when it has, we fixed it.

Also, the database wouldn't change much, since there are SQL injections and query errors and such. It's still the same thing. Don't worry.
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Post by JeffM » Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:18 am

moved to fansites, make an announcement when your done and tested.

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Post by Theme97 » Sat Oct 21, 2006 6:48 am

This is a response to the two reports that we haven't quite deleted yet.
gordon1470
could you make some way to notify us if our stocks go way up or down?
We are working on a subscription feature (which is almost done) that will e-mail you every day with a list of your stocks and your gain for each one.
Hannibal
Would it be possible to add a section for 'stocks to watch', where I could add a stock to that list, and have it be there until I remove it?
We are trying to figure out how to do this, but it will require a change to our users file. (This is the part where everyone will start saying, "USE A DATABASE!") We will probably finish this next week.
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Post by Geo Dude » Sat Oct 21, 2006 12:58 pm

but i don't wanna spend any of my money... :(

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