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Images in game database
« on: 26 Dec 2013, 00:01 »
Ok, so the form for editing a game in the AGS database has only one field for an image. How do I put up the other two or three images that appear on the games page?

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Re: Images in game database
« Reply #1 on: 03 Jan 2014, 00:49 »
Bumpity. Can someone tell me how that page works please?

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Re: Images in game database
« Reply #2 on: 03 Jan 2014, 00:52 »
I would like to know this as well, especially since some game authors have apparently figured it out. :p

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Re: Images in game database
« Reply #3 on: 03 Jan 2014, 01:44 »
Somehow

I already have the extra images available.


perhaps it's related to my admin rights (me being a moderator over at modules)
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Re: Images in game database
« Reply #4 on: 03 Jan 2014, 02:10 »
I went to edit one of my games and I'm also seeing three image fields.

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Re: Images in game database
« Reply #5 on: 03 Jan 2014, 05:39 »
I went to edit one of my games and I'm also seeing three image fields.

You all should.  There's no difference between what admins (members of forms staff, and the Rating Panel) see, and what the game owner does.

Same as before, it's mandatory to upload one image, but the other two spaces are optional.  All images will be downloaded and a copy stored on the AGS server (the image addresses will reflect that when you try to edit it again).

Are you not seeing what Dualnames and Khris do, dkh and Radiant?

By the way, I only fixed the multiple images system on 29 December, after Radiant made his initial post.  Have you taken a look again since then?

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Re: Images in game database
« Reply #6 on: 03 Jan 2014, 09:39 »
No, because nobody told me anything had changed.  (edit) but it works now.

May I make a feature request for the big picture to "slideshow" between the other three?
« Last Edit: 03 Jan 2014, 10:16 by Radiant »

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Re: Images in game database
« Reply #7 on: 03 Jan 2014, 11:38 »
Ah nope, I released my game a couple days before the 29th. Works fine now, thanks for the update!

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Re: Images in game database
« Reply #8 on: 03 Jan 2014, 14:18 »
It seems all games added after 20th of August 2013 have some placeholder links for the 2nd and 3rd image probably due to an error in accepting the form for adding the game to the database. Dunno if this is sorted out already, if yes, someone who can edit gameentries please go through the database and remove the placeholder links to nonexisting images, shouldn't be that much.
first game with this problem:
http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/1721/
this applies to all game IDs above 1721

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Re: Images in game database
« Reply #9 on: 03 Jan 2014, 15:41 »
Done.

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Re: Images in game database
« Reply #10 on: 03 Jan 2014, 20:12 »
cool. Just out of curiosity and because I have no new game to add to test this, did you also fix the form so that no new placeholder image games are added? ;)

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Re: Images in game database
« Reply #11 on: 04 Jan 2014, 21:14 »
I don't know what you mean?  Feel free to add a fake game if you want, and I'll delete it once you're done.

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Re: Images in game database
« Reply #12 on: 04 Jan 2014, 22:47 »
yeah, alright, no bug to report.
though I missed one field and the form asked me to go back and everything I filled in was deleted. I've used forms that were nicer and had still all my stuff filled in when clicking back, think you could somehow implement that?
anyways, delete the newsest database entry pls.

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Re: Images in game database
« Reply #13 on: 07 Jan 2014, 22:11 »
Looks like heatwave is still with broken imagelinks.

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Re: Images in game database
« Reply #14 on: 08 Jan 2014, 00:38 »
Are there any plans to have the image actually enlarge when clicking on it? Having a box popup with the exact same sized image is quite redundant. ;)  (on smaller game resolutions like Heatwave posted above)

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Re: Images in game database
« Reply #15 on: 08 Jan 2014, 07:56 »
Images do enlarge up to the original resolution if the thumbnail was actually scaled down.  However, because most AGS games are  low res, this doesn't happen very often.

Scaling up in browser probably isn't a good idea, since scaling pixel art properly is tricky.

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Re: Images in game database
« Reply #16 on: 08 Jan 2014, 08:29 »
Scaling up in browser probably isn't a good idea, since scaling pixel art properly is tricky.
But there is "imgzoom" tag on forums that just does this.

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Re: Images in game database
« Reply #17 on: 08 Jan 2014, 09:15 »
Yeah, but there have been complaints about how well the scaling is done on various browsers, and iirc a perfect solution was never found (don't ever look at the art threads myself, so I'm not sure).

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Re: Images in game database
« Reply #18 on: 08 Jan 2014, 09:28 »
I mean, maybe it is possible to make the zoom optional?

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Re: Images in game database
« Reply #19 on: 08 Jan 2014, 11:18 »
Well zooming the screenshots is already optional, given that you have to click them to zoom (or view full size as the case currently is).  Or do you mean optional on the game owner's part?