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Hey all,

The other day i had a brainwave. I was going to make myself an auction site (in the style of Ebay) for an MMORPG that i play, it would work in the same way as ebay (i.e. feedback system, specific categories etc.)

I sat down and prepared to make it. It then hit me what a massive task that it would be, so i went hunting on the net. I found this site called PHP-Auction (www.phpauction.net) it looked quite good so i bought the GPL version. I installed it without a hitch, however there are various little niggles that i dislike and would like fixed. Problem is however my skills with PHP are severely limited (on dabbled around sticking in code on forums etc.)


So basically, i am requesting some of your wise knowledge :)

[u]Task 1:[/u]

On the following page: www.gamingonline.org.uk/aobai/register.php

I would like to remove the fields:

Birthday
Address
City
ZIP
Telephone

[u]
Task 2:[/u]

The second problem is that, since we will not be dealing in real currency i'd like to edit the currency used. The admin panel (viewable at [a href=\"http://phpauction.net/phpauction-ep-3.0/admin/index.php)\" target=\"_blank\"]http://phpauction.net/phpauction-ep-3.0/admin/index.php)[/a] does let you choose the currency used, however it is only set (real currency)

Whereabouts would I edit this? Would it mean editing the (mysql) database?

[u]Task 3:[/u]

And the final and hardest problem (at last!), in the game there are 2 servers, so on the Sell Item page (viewable on the demo page if i remember correctly if not sign up on mine, listed above, not a plug!) i'd like the seller to specify which server they are on. Whereabouts would i edit this?

Thanks a lot if you read all that :) Not sure if anyone will be able to help or not but its worth a try :)

Thanks again!

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Guest askjames01
if you think nobody will bite your bait, then i suggest you put your post under freelancing forum.

"that's only my suggestion..."

and perhaps with little price some body will really help you immediately.

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ok thanks, gonna try and have a crack at it myself!

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Currency -

Sounds like the only thing you need to change, and this would probably easiest on you, would be how the currency is presented to the users. Leave the queries and database stuff alone for this.

So, if you have a form that presents how much an item is currently going for it now it says xxx dollars, change the text from "dollars" to "gold" or "credits" or whatever you are using.

Should only involve changing the html sections where the currency type is.

Hope that helps...good luck!

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well the most immediate problem with us helping you is that you don't have any code listed. we have no idea how this program that you bought is setup, how they coded it, where they put what, etc.. so we can't really tell you anything specific.

2nd thing is that you are asking for help on altering a commercial program. Are you sure that you are even allowed to modify it legally? check its ToS to make sure, before you decide to do anything with it (something you should probably have done before you spent your money on it :) ).

3rd, assuming that the ToS gives you permission to alter it, since it's a commercial program, have you tried getting support from the makers? Most companies/individuals who sell their scripts offer some degree of support for their scripts.

As far as posting in the freelance forum.. well that's really if you want to hire someone to do it for you. And you may end up having to do that. Or maybe someone will help you for free, but the main point is, you are probably going to have to allow someone ftp and/or db access to hunt down the code you want to alter, seeing as how you say that you are kind of new to php.

Also, it's a long shot, but there is a forum here for 3rd party scripts. There's a possibility someone has the program you bought or maybe something relavent about it was posted in the past, so you might wanna check that forum out and do a search or two, as well.

Last of all, on a side note, when I was working on my own game project, I had the idea to do an ebay style auction house too! I had it all designed out but i never actually got around to implementing that feature, as the project was pretty much scrapped do to lack of manpower :/ would have been nice to get that up and running though, so good luck :)

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[quote='Crayon Violent']
well the most immediate problem with us helping you is that you don't have any code listed. we have no idea how this program that you bought is setup, how they coded it, where they put what, etc.. so we can't really tell you anything specific. [/quote]

Ah sorry, i gave the links to the webpage with the stuff i wanted to edit, presumed people would be able to get hte code from there?

[quote='Crayon Violent']
2nd thing is that you are asking for help on altering a commercial program. Are you sure that you are even allowed to modify it legally? check its ToS to make sure, before you decide to do anything with it (something you should probably have done before you spent your money on it :) ). [/quote]

3rd, assuming that the ToS gives you permission to alter it, since it's a commercial program, have you tried getting support from the makers? Most companies/individuals who sell their scripts offer some degree of support for their scripts.
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I bought the GPL version which essentially means i can do what i please with it :) And yes i did ask them for help, they just referred me to their customization page which costed about $300 or something, and i'm not willing to fork out that much money!

[quote='Crayon Violent']
Last of all, on a side note, when I was working on my own game project, I had the idea to do an ebay style auction house too! I had it all designed out but i never actually got around to implementing that feature, as the project was pretty much scrapped do to lack of manpower :/ would have been nice to get that up and running though, so good luck :) [/quote]

Thanks, got lots of people interested so trying to get this done ASAP!

Thanks for the help so far guys :)

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