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Game Courier Settings Files. Keep track of all the settings files you have written for Game Courier.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Adam DeWitt wrote on 2021-11-25 UTC

The settings files themselves seem to be cleared, but the links to them are still showing.


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2021-11-24 UTC

Okay, those are deleted.


Adam DeWitt wrote on 2021-11-24 UTC

I would like the following presets deleted:

betzatest (Yangsi) - This preset was accidentally saved during a test of H. G. Muller Game Code Generator for his interactive diagrams, and is no longer needed.

default2, promotest (Suzumu Shogi) - The promotest preset was made in an attempt to resolve the server-side multi-move promotion bug, and is no longer needed. The default2 preset was made during the final phase of experimentation trying to find a good starting position for Suzumu Shogi, and is no longer needed now that the starting position is finalized.

There shouldn't be any game logs using these presets, as they redirect to the correct presets, so they should be pretty easy to delete.


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2021-10-05 UTC

Okay, I deleted them and the database entries for them too.


Adam DeWitt wrote on 2021-10-04 UTC

The Game Courier presets named Dai Shosu Shogi are still there. They can be deleted as they are basically clones of the Futashikana Shogi presets.


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2021-10-04 UTC

Thanks,Fergus!


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2021-10-04 UTC

This is now fixed. In one line of the rays operator, I was using !empty() instead of isset(), and that's what introduced the bug that affected the operation of rays from some spaces.


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2021-10-04 UTC

Thanks for reporting this. Although I'm doing most of the development over on the other server, I do copy over changes toward the end of the day after they seem to be working, and then it's Europeans who are the first to encounter any bugs I may have introduced into the code, because they start the day earlier than I do.

The bug here is preventing the Rook's legal moves from being displayed, but it does not seem to be preventing you from manually typing in the move and making it. I will now look into this and try to fix it.


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2021-10-01 UTC

After thinking about it, I decided to cancel the renaming of Futashikana Shogi. Please delete both presets for Dai Shosu Shogi.

It looks like someone has taken care of this.


Adam DeWitt wrote on 2021-09-30 UTC

After thinking about it, I decided to cancel the renaming of Futashikana Shogi. Please delete both presets for Dai Shosu Shogi.


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2021-09-30 UTC

I decided to rename Futashikana Shogi to Dai Shosu Shogi.

While it has apparently been done, or is in the process of being done, I would like to advise against renaming in general. When you release a game, it takes on a life of its own that may extend outside of this site. While I was working on the taginfo.php script today, I was testing it with the Ai Ai tag, and one line on the page was displaying as empty. When I tracked down what was causing this, it was the ItemID for Futashikana Shogi. Apparently, someone has programmed Futashikana Shogi for Ai Ai, where it remains known by that name and not by the name Dai Shosu Shogi.

Additionally, the name has been changed without updating the RelocatedPages table. This table should have a row added to it for each page whose URL and ItemID both change. It may be done by editing the table in PHPMyAdmin, which the main editors have the URL, userid and password for.

When the page gets rewritten, it should mention the original name and why the name was changed.


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2021-09-29 UTC

I'm open to feedback on how best to manage this sort of thing. One possibility is to create a new Item with the new name, we can move over the references in the database I've mentioned, and leave the old page with just a link forwarding to the new page (possibly even an automatic redirect, though I'm not sure if that'd work in a member submission view script).

The database has a RelocatedPages table. Just add an entry that includes its old URL and its new ItemID, and the 404 script will take care of the details.


Adam DeWitt wrote on 2021-09-29 UTC

I finished the new pages. All I need to do now is move the files in the old Rules page over to the new one and update the image links for the pages that use them.


Ben Reiniger wrote on 2021-09-29 UTC

@Adam, we normally don't like to rename Items that have been around for a while (your rules page being from 2019); while we can automatically update comments, favorites, index entries, tags, and possibly groups (am I missing anything?), anybody else who has linked to your page would find their link broken.

I'm open to feedback on how best to manage this sort of thing. One possibility is to create a new Item with the new name, we can move over the references in the database I've mentioned, and leave the old page with just a link forwarding to the new page (possibly even an automatic redirect, though I'm not sure if that'd work in a member submission view script).


Adam DeWitt wrote on 2021-09-29 UTC

I decided to rename Futashikana Shogi to Dai Shosu Shogi. I would like the game's corresponding pages, https://www.chessvariants.com/rules/futashikana-shogi and https://www.chessvariants.com/play/futashikana-shogi changed to https://www.chessvariants.com/rules/dai-shosu-shogi and https://www.chessvariants.com/play/dai-shosu-shogi, respectively. I would also like to have the Game Courier presets for Futashikana shogi deleted. I have already transferred their code to presets for Dai Shosu Shogi.


Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2021-05-26 UTC

Thank you Fergus


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2021-05-25 UTC

Nothing has been set up to let you delete settings files. So, I did it for you.


Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2021-05-25 UTC

It was this:

Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2020-12-30 CET I would like to delete Zanzibar-S-prov as well

Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2020-12-30 CET How to delete a Game Courier Setting file on our own page? I would like to delete "Zanzibar-S1" that I've made and I don't know how. Thanks

Same question that I re-asked few days ago.

Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2021-05-23 CEST I would like to delete several entries on my page of Game Courier Setting File:

Zanzibar-S1

Zanzibar-S-prov

Jetan-of-Barsoom

Chess

How can I do that? Thank you


If I'm doing something wrong, please tell me. Thank you.


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2021-05-25 UTC

No answer to my question, that I had already asked 5 months ago.

It looks like the only comment you left on this page 5 months ago was not a question. What question went unanswered?


Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2021-05-25 UTC

No answer to my question, that I had already asked 5 months ago. There is no possibility? Too bad, I just wanted to clean that page. Thanks.


Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2021-05-23 UTC

I would like to delete several entries on my page of Game Courier Setting File:

Zanzibar-S1

Zanzibar-S-prov

Jetan-of-Barsoom

Chess

How can I do that? Thank you


Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2021-03-10 UTC

I've detected a small error in the preset of Terachess II that I wrote. I corrected it but when I save, it fails: Failed to write to the file /home/chessvariants/public_html/play/pbmsettings/terachess_ii/Default-Alternate.php. Could you help me?


Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2021-01-30 UTC

I suppose that if the original author has lost interest, there is nothing that forbid you to re-invent them, maybe altering them to your taste.


Eric Silverman wrote on 2021-01-30 UTC

Adam DeWitt wrote on 2020-11-02 GMT I would like the presets listed below deleted. All of them are mine, so you >do not need someone else's permission to delete them.

The default preset for Hanten Shogi

The default preset for Gyaku-sama Shogi

In case you are wondering why I want them deleted, I have decided to delete >their related articles from the Chess Variant Pages, as I have lost interest >in them.

It's quite unfortunate that you deleted those articles. Just because you lost interest, doesn't mean everyone else has as well. I was intrigued when I found those variants, because very few large variants have Micro-Shogi-style promotion/demotion on capture, and I was planning to spend some time with them at some point.


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