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Is there a way? Fake money/Match forum

PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:45 am
by SVTF
And this may already be answered somewhere ... Not even sure if this question will make sense.

On the poker forum site that I am part of we have fake money. We use it for different stuff all over the forum.

Is there a way to mirror what someone's balance would be on the forum to that on mavens?

And as they play a game, buy in ... loose/win ... the next time the check into mavens the balance would adj to that they have on the forum?

Is there a way to make that link?

Re: Is there a way? Fake money/Match forum

PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:46 am
by Kent Briggs
SVTF wrote:On the poker forum site that I am part of we have fake money. We use it for different stuff all over the forum.
Is there a way to mirror what someone's balance would be on the forum to that on mavens?
And as they play a game, buy in ... loose/win ... the next time the check into mavens the balance would adj to that they have on the forum?
Is there a way to make that link?


Sure, you can do all that via the API. You'll of course have develop that system yourself (or hire someone to do it). That's what the Eve Online Hold'em people did. They built a system around the game where Eve Online players exchange there in-game money (ISK) for Poker Mavens chips. Players can then cash out later back to ISK. CentPoker.com is another site that have built their own interface around the game. They keep player balances in an outside database and use the API to sync that with the game server.

Re: Is there a way? Fake money/Match forum

PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:13 am
by SVTF
Can you point me in a direction where I can get more info on this?

Or perhaps can one of the members that have already done this chime in to give me some insight.

Would I do all this on mavens it self? or will there have to be some coding done on the website side as well?

Sorry for noobie questions just trying to make this easier for the players.

Re: Is there a way? Fake money/Match forum

PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:22 am
by Kent Briggs
SVTF wrote:Can you point me in a direction where I can get more info on this?


See this thread on the API:
http://www.briggsoft.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=114

Some more examples here:
http://www.briggsoft.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=173

And the help file itself:
http://www.briggsoft.com/docs/pmavens/Technical_Interface.htm

I use PHP myself for web server scripting but any language that can interface with an HTTP server via GET or POST can be used.