You probably have noticed already, but with the last gamepack upload, the default size of games was increased about 25%.
It not a big thing, just one of the many positive changes that will be introduced in the coming weeks (some might have caught me testing one of these Tuesday afternoon on Bugnut.org (; ). I am hopeful most will find the upcoming changes to be helpful and a real plus for your continued use of this site.
For those that tried to play Warfare 1917 which was added late Wednesday (?) and found it would not load, try playing it again
as now it works fine. The SWF I originally uploaded appears to have been another "site-locked" version of the game, pulled from the same source as Karoshi, which presented a similar problem earilier this month. This time around though, as soon as the issue with it came to my attention (Thank you mdm), the correct version was simply uploaded as Warfare 1917 had been sourced from several locations, including the games sponsor, Armor Games. Again, if anyone notices a problem with any game, please use the contact page to let us know as we will do what we can to solve the issue and supply you with a top notch gaming experience.
Those that tried to play the recently added game Karoshi were met with a message screen rather than the game loading.
The site I downloaded this title from several months ago appears to have jumped the gun, supplying a "site-locked" version of the game. Back when this title was tested for inclusion in a game pack for the website, it worked fine off-line which is where I check out all the games (it still plays fine off-line). This issue wouldn't become apparent until it was placed up for online playing, which is what happened here. As soon as the issue with it online came to my attention, I did a quick check on it and found the title seems to still be locked, available only to sites willing to pay for sponsorship of it. I find this title entertaining and was looking forward to it appearing, sooooo ... the new and improved version (and not site-locked), Super Karoshi, has been inserted in its place. There is a link on the title screen of Super Karoshi where you can play the original if you want to give it a try. If anyone notices a problem with any game, please use the contact page to let us know.
With the discovery of several very good sources for solid games, the addition of four new games a day
should continue well into 2010, maybe as long as to 2011. We are pleased with what we'll be offering you in the coming months and hope you will find a few new favorites to play. Some decisions concerning the direction of the site are currently being hammered out and will be shared in a future notice. Nothing major will be changing, just some necessary tweaks to the site for your continued enjoyment. (:
The decision was recently made to require a game to have at least two votes before it will appear
on the 'Top 25 Rated Games' list. This change does not effect a games rating being shown any other place on the site. Hopefully, this will give the Top 25 list a better "weighted balance" as now more than one persons input is required for it to appear. It is very possible the minimum votes necessary to be in the Top 25 will increase again in the future.
With the recent FireFox 3.5 release, a problem with the site was discovered and solved.
Along with fixing the issue the new version of FireFox presented, possible issues with the other newer browsers (IE 7.0, IE 8.0, Chrome 3.0, Safari 4.0 and Opera 10) were adddressed and mostly fixed. Earlier versions of IE and Firefox should still work as they did before. I believe there are still some issues (spacing, gaps, off-center, etc.) with the various browsers, but the site does appear to work okay with them and trying to fix every single one of these would consume more time than I have at the moment. The site is built to work, and look correctly with current version of FireFox (that would be v3.5 right now), the only browser I personally use. If you happen upon a serious issue on our site while browsing, please let us know.
As you can tell there have been some changes made to the site.
The first of the three major changes is rather apparent. The basic script was updated with an excellent mod, and while it improves the looks of the site, it also made it possible to make other additions in the script. The second new feature is the nice Nav-Bar located near the top of ever page. With it, you can easily find your way around The Bug Arcade. The last major change is the addition of a script which will automatically add games to the site. Until further notice, 4 new game will appear everyday without needing yours truly to doing anything. (: I really like this addition!
Well, got go now, but I will be back in a few days to go into more detail of the changes which have been made and to give you a peek at what's to come, so check back.