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05-14-21 07:34 AM
Vizzed YouTube Channel Updated & Organized
 

Davideo7
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Many of you wanted me to revive the Vizzed YouTube Channel and bring back video uploading. I'm working on the uploading part still but I've already invested many hours reorganizing the Vizzed Gameplay Videos Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/vizzed

The channel has nearly 15,000 videos so there was a lot to go through. I completely reorganized the front page of the channel. I plan to create a trailer for the channel in the upcoming weeks and I also plan to create a new banner. The channel also has nearly 15,000 subscribers which is far more than any of my other channels so I took the advice of a few users and decided to monetize the videos (should help me generate an extra US $200 a month that I can put toward the site).

I created a playlist for every game system that we had videos for and placed all of the videos into their proper game system playlist. This lets you navigate videos based on game system now. You should be able to find the game system playlists on the main page and you can also find them here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj85xyNqxw9INbLDfFI3Kqg/playlists?view=50&sort=dd&shelf_id=5

I also created a few extra "special" playlists.

Netplay
Some of my most memorable memories on this site involved netplay. I had so many amazing times streaming + netplaying with users. So I had to create a playlist with the videos showcasing the netplay on Vizzed (some have commentary and some are archived streams), which I've always viewed as being one of the most innovative features in the RGR:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLM7FKqe6ZEFmWypnd9wngAelA-TH8Z17

Vizzed.co Minecraft Server
The Vizzed minecraft server has had a huge impact on so many users of this site. It was a community of its own and many of us recorded various events that took place on that server, specifically the many competitions I hosted. Although the server is still up, it's not nearly as popular as it was in its prime but having this content available can help put into perspective how awesome that community was at its prime, and maybe going through this will make some MC veterans want to come back on to the server:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLM7FKqe6ZEHs0r34De9ePLiDyZR6pm4s

Rom Hacks and Homebrew
Some of the most popular games in the Retro Game Room were the rom hacks. We have one of the biggest selection of rom hacks on the internet and while we no longer can have the Pokemon and Mario hacks, there's still plenty of hacks playable on Vizzed; and that's what made the rom hacks so popular, they were already patched and ready to be played.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLM7FKqe6ZEHKPdkz78yIrHoV_1gPvoow


If you haven't subscribed to that channel yet, please support it by doing so


If you have any questions or feedback, go here:
https://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=103701

05-07-21 04:18 PM
YouTube Video Editor Application
 

Davideo7
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The Video Uploader on Vizzed stopped working a few years ago after YouTube made an update to their API which rendered most video uploading scripts useless. Many users have requested to have this feature back and while it's currently not possible to bring it back in its original form, I have a solution which will allow "qualified" users to add videos to Vizzed: I would make these users "Editors" of the Vizzed Gameplay Videos channel.

Editors would be able to upload their videos to the channel using the YouTube website. And they would be able to edit their videos using the YouTube Studio interface. You wouldn't be allowed to edit the videos uploaded by other users but you would be allowed to edit and organize all of your own videos including videos you uploaded in the past.

I'm willing to hire 3-5 users
For now, I'm willing to hire 3-5 users and I'll expand this depending on how well this all goes. Simply respond to the below thread letting me know why you want this position and why you're qualified for it. Keep in mind that this is all volunteer work, there is no actual pay for this position but there are a lot of perks to being a staff member on Vizzed.

EXPECTATIONS:
-Upload 3+ videos a month
-Upload 2+ hours worth of videos a month
-Videos should be good quality
-Video titles and descriptions should be editted based on the guidelines that I'll provide
-Should be willing to log into Vizzed at least once a week

ADDITIONAL INFO:
-Your videos can be of any length as long as you meet the monthly expectations
-You can upload more than the monthly expectations
-You can record gameplay of any game, including games not in the Retro Game Room


To Apply
Respond to this thread with your application:
https://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=103695

05-02-21 04:23 PM
Most of the Nintendo NES Games
 

Davideo7
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Most of the Nintendo NES games didn't work with the HTML5 emulators. They worked fine with the RGR Plugin but more and more users are using the browser emulation, especially since the RGR Plugin requires a few extra steps to use now days.

NES was the first system to be added to the Retro Game Room (it was called the NES Game Room at that time) and that was 13+ years ago. The games that we used back then weren't the best copies of the games and better copies of the games have been made available on the internet since.

I spent almost a full day going through and fixing them all. I hated to have to prioritize this over all other things but it needed to be done. Most of them should now work fine but if they don't, be sure to let me know in this thread:
https://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=103691

EDIT: I should've pointed out how many NES games we have on vizzed: 3,447. And I fixed over 2000 of them! (keep in mind that not all of them were broke). Honestly, that was incredibly boring but I stayed pretty focused and did almost nothing else that entire time. Feels good to have that taken care of

04-25-21 12:23 PM
The "No PM Left Behind" Initiative
 

Davideo7
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Ever since starting a full time job outside of Vizzed nearly 5 years ago, I haven't been able to prioritize reading / responding to my Private Messages. Even before that, I often got behind on my PMs. So as you can imagine, I have years worth of PMs to read and respond to, totalling literally 1000s of PMs. I've usually made it a habit of skimming through my PM inbox and reading the PMs which have titles that seem important but sometimes I've even failed to do that.

While I'm going through my inbox, I will respond to any Private Messages that I receive during this process. My goal is to get caught up by summer 2021 (before it ends anyway). Afterward, I'll begin working on my Notifications. I hope to be caught up with everyone before the year ends. I feel terrible that it's taken me this long but I've been the only developer for many years and development related stuff is time consuming and things have come up so often over the years that I have no other choice but to prioritize coding. Life outside the internet also sometimes gets in the way with various life issues coming up from time to time. And with having a wife and kids, there's only so much time in a week to juggle all of these things (for example, I rarely game and haven't done much gaming in the past 6+ years due to just not having the time).

If you have questions or comments, or if you'd like to see my current progress, go here:
https://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=103662

04-21-21 02:26 PM
All CD Systems in the Retro Game Room Work Again
 

Davideo7
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The CD systems in the Retro Game Room should now all work again. This includes PlayStation, Dreamcast, Sega CD, Sega Saturn, Turbo Grafx CD, PC-FX, CDi and 3DO.

For information on how to continue using the RGR Plugin (until we get it fixed), go here:
https://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=103668

04-16-21 09:37 AM
Video of Using the RGR Plugin in 2021
 

Davideo7
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In case anyone is still confused as to how you can continue using the RGR Plugin in 2021, I've put together a short video demonstrating what you need to do in order to continue playing the games in the RGR (or until I get the RGR Plugin updated).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evLOVLUjlhw

Questions? Feedback?
https://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=103668

04-10-21 01:23 PM
Vizzed Market Refunds
 

Davideo7
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If you've ever purchased any digital codes from me that didn't work from the Vizzed Market since it launched, reply to this thread for a full refund.
https://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=103661

Be sure to let me know what the item was (or items if it was multiple items) and the total amount you spend in Viz. I'll try to get you a Viz refund within a few days.

It doesn't matter how long ago it was, I want to make sure that everyone is properly refunded. Reasons why some of my codes might not have worked include: Code inserted into site improperly, code expired, code hacked and already claimed, etc.

04-02-21 02:35 PM
April Fools
 

Davideo7
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In case it wasn't obvious, yesterday's announcement was an April Fool's joke. I figured I'd better let that be known in case someone did take it seriously and left the site for good. There have been users in the past that have fallen for my annual pranks.

04-01-21 09:45 AM
I'm Making Vizzed a Mature 'Dark Web' Site
 

Davideo7
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For more information, refer to this thread:
https://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=103647

03-30-21 07:54 AM
Site Development and RGR Plugin Updates
 

Davideo7
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Here are a few updates regarding both my low activity lately and the RGR Plugin.


My Low Activity
A few weeks ago I injured my thumb and the surrounding area on my hand. This had made it difficult to use a computer and after seeing a doctor, avoiding video games and computers was necessary in order for it to heal faster. This is why I haven't made many posts lately and also why I haven't been doing very much coding lately. My hand and thumb is making progress and I expect to increase my time on the site next week and should be back to normal the following week.


RGR Plugin
I had hired the original RGR Plugin developer (Tom) to work on doing the updates and he initially backed out after expressing interest and working on it a little. Then he had contacted me weeks later and expressed interest in continuing so I allowed him to continue working on it. Due to his lack of motivation more recently, he decided again to discontinue working on it so I'm back at having to find a developer. Don't worry, I hadn't paid him anything so I still have the budget to hire someone else, which will more than likely be next Monday. If anyone knows of a good developer, I'd be willing to pay them to help out.


If you have any questions or feedback, let me know in this thread:
https://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=103645

03-16-21 07:20 AM
Lifeless Reaper's Announcement
 

Davideo7
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Lifeless Reaper donated US $250 toward the RGR Plugin fundraiser and one of his perks was an announcement.

He wanted me to promote his friend's Twitch Channel
YandeRose

She is currently working on 100% Halo MCC and Borderlands 3 and when she's not on those you can find her chilling on Dead By Daylight. Follow her to know when she streams.

03-11-21 09:04 AM
RGR Plugin Update
 

Davideo7
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Tom is having some difficulties with the RGR Plugin. These delays are completely out of my control and I apologize for them.

Here's his latest message to me:


"Sorry I've been lagging. Still feeling overwhelmed. I've done some more work, but I'm worried I should change approach how I do the code.

I was going to use a program called Websockify to help get this all working, but I'm bummed it gets detected as a virus by AVG and probably other antivirus programs. The AVG popup lets you add an exception to allow it to work, but I worry to instruct your users to do this for all common antivirus software isn't acceptable and I need to do the code without Websockify. I'm thinking the code I have in mind will work decent enough, but it's polling based instead of event based and it may lag a little bit like with the loading progress bar.

What do you think? Is the antivirus exception rule unacceptable?"



I had replied and suggested that maybe we embed Firefox version 42 (specifically, the portable version) into the plugin so that when someone plays a game, the game opens up in a window within that version of Firefox since that version of Firefox supports NPAPI, one of the technologies that can help make the RGR Plugin work.

In the mean time, you guys can use FireFox Portable 42 to play the RGR Plugin. It requires no installation. You can get it here:
https://www.vizzed.com/FirefoxPortable_42.0_English.paf.exe

If you have any questions or feedback, go here:
https://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=103621

03-01-21 03:17 PM
RetroArch HTML5 Emulator Fixes and Updates
 

Davideo7
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First I need to point out that Tom (original RGR Plugin developer) has decided to give the RGR Plugin updates another shot. I'm not sure when he'll have something for us to test out but he has been working on it.

In the mean time, I've been making some updates to the HTML5 emulators on Vizzed.


RetroArch Fixes
I've fixed a few issues that affected some of the games. I also did a few cosmetic updates.

All games that had an apostrophe in their name (and probably other various special characters) didn't load at all. This issue has been fixed. I honestly didn't know of this until earlier today.

The other issue that has been fixed is the 'Play Game' button. Only half of it was clickable and in some cases, it wasn't clickable at all. This has also been fixed.


RetroArch Updates
I added the 'GearBoy' core for Game Boy and Game Boy Color games. It's nice having more cores available to choose from since different cores run better for different devices.

I also added the option to 'Play with Slow Device Settings' and to 'Play with Fast Device Settings'. Great for those who have a computer that's less powerful or more powerful than average.


EmulatorJS has replaced NeptunJS
EmulatorJS has less ads (these are both hosted on external websites, not my own) and seems to play better on more devices (nes games work on Xbox One, more on that later).


Added 'Genesis Plus GX Wide' Core
I added a new core for Sega Genesis games that allow you to play the games in true wide screen. It plays the games 20% wider without stretching the screen by simply showing more of the game. It doesn't work very good with some games but for the ones that it does work with, they play great. I put together a video showcasing the new RetroArch core and how to use it on Vizzed:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZiWkY23BPA


If you have any questions or feedback, let me know in this thread:
https://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=103614

02-28-21 05:42 AM
Last Day to Donate for Perks
 

Davideo7
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Today's the last day to donate toward the RGR Plugin Fundraiser for the listed perks here:
https://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=103588

02-18-21 09:55 AM
RGR Plugin Fundraiser Goal Reached!
 

Davideo7
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A Huge Thanks!
We did it! We hit the RGR Plugin Fundraiser goal within a week! I was blown away by the amount of support we got and was so honored that so many users selflessly donated toward this.

There's a little more than 1 week left to help fund the RGR Plugin for the perks mentioned in this thread:
https://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=103588
There's still 1 Custom username Color and 1 Completely Customized Username and Style perk available.


RGR Plugin Updates
I'm a little late on giving an update via an announcement. Up until now, I've been posting updates every few days in this thread. Here's some details on what's going on with the RGR Plugin.

The original RGR Plugin developer no longer has the ambition and/or knowledge to update the RGR Plugin so I'll be searching online to hire a new developer to fulfill my requirements. If anyone on this site is qualified or knows of anyone that is qualified, I posted the job offer on Freelancer here:
https://www.freelancer.com/projects/javascript/Make-Windows-Application-Compatible-Web/details

I'll more than likely hire someone on Monday (2/22/2021) and I'm hoping we can have something ready before this month ends (or at very least, a beta of some sort). Keep this in mind, the person I hire could potentially drop out of the project, resulting into me having to go through the hiring process again. Those types of things happen often when dealing with freelance developers online. They go into a job super ambitious, only to find out that they're not qualified or lack the motivation.


Let's All Thank Those Who Donated!
Here's a list of all those who donated during this fundraiser:
pokemon x: $250
blackvelvety: $100
nakina: $100
supercool22: $50
Deacon DeMan: $50
Ridley12: $50
LilKilla0803: $50
zanderlex: $25
NoxHardigan: $25
PalRec01: $25
The Mother of Mother 3: $25
Lavencia: $25
game_Addict11: $10


If you have any questions or wanted to thank those who supported, respond to this thread:
https://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=103605

02-02-21 01:40 PM
Help Us Fix the RGR Plugin
 

Davideo7
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After hours of investigating, it should be possible to get the RGR Plugin updated with just a budget of US $500. I no longer have the money to invest into the RGR Plugin and this is why I need the help of the Vizzed community. I got in contact with the guy who developed the RGR Plugin and with $500, he can update it so that the RGR Plugin no longer needs Adobe Flash or NPAPI to render in the web browser.

The RGR Plugin launched in 2010 and I've invested nearly $15,000 into the RGR Plugin. It'd be very depressing to see the plugin which revolutionized browser emulation come to an end. The RGR Plugin has been used by 100,000 of people worldwide, possibly even a million.

Please help us keep the memories of these 40,000+ games in the RGR alive. Help us to continue preserving these games by donating any amount that you can. All we need is around $500 and then we could get the RGR Plugin updated within 1-2 weeks. If we hit a goal of $900, then we can add a whole new emulator to the Plugin giving us access to more games and systems.


Donation Perks
$25+ = Your Own Rented Forum
$50+ = 2 Hours of My Time
$50+ = Permanently promoted to Vizzed Elite
$100+ = 1 announcement promoting whatever you want
$100+ = Custom Username Color (first 3 users can claim this)
$250 = Completely Customized Username and Style (first 2 users can claim this)
$250 = External HDD w/All Vizzed Games (USB powered 2 TB)
Additionally, all donations will be worth Triple Viz! In other words, every $10 = 30,000. I've never increased it this high.

The perks all expire on March 1st, 2021.


Click Here to Donate
Supports PayPal and Credit Cards


If you have any questions or feedback, let me know in this thread:
https://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=103588

01-29-21 07:52 AM
Staff and Mod apps are open!
 

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Spanish Davideo7
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Applications to be part of the site staff and mod teams are now open!

Anybody can apply for a spot managing the forums, contributing content of any kind to the site or even both at the same time. It’s a great opportunity to showcase and develop your skills, as well as earning yourself a name in the community, and more importantly dedicating time to this site to keep it alive.

The staff apps, hosted by yours truly, can be found in this thread, along with all the available roles and their functions: https://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=103549

The mod apps, hosted by SonicOlmstead, can be found in this thread: https://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=103555

Additionally, here you have two more threads that can help you clear your doubts and where you can also ask any doubts you may have about the apps or the positions.

Why should I be Staff (also somewhat valid for mod): https://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=103551

Staff FAQ: https://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=103550

01-28-21 10:15 AM
How to Continue Using the RGR Plugin!
 

Davideo7
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You can still use the RGR Plugin by using an older internet browser which supports it. Firefox 42 supports it so here's a link to download a Portable version of Firefox that doesn't have to be installed:
Download Firefox Portable 42
When you Play a Game, Be sure to click the 'Allow' button at the top and reload the page afterward! Also be sure not to update the browser. I also recommend you only use it for Vizzed and no other site.


The RGR Plugin use to rely on NPAPI to play in the web browser but eventually NPAPI was discontinued by all internet browsers so that's why we started using Flash technology with the RGR Plugin. The Plugin still supports NPAPI though and if someone were to use an older outdated internet browser, they could still use the RGR Plugin. This is the only work around that I have until a better solution is found. More information on NPAPI and the browser versions that support it here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NPAPI#Support/deprecation



If you have any questions, feedback or other solutions, please let me know in this thread:
https://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=103558

01-27-21 11:07 AM
RGR Plugin Discontinued (for now)
 

Davideo7
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As of January 12, 2021, Adobe Flash has been discontinued in all web browsers. Since the RGR Plugin relies on Flash, the RGR Plugin no longer works.

Over the past few months, I've been upgrading and optimizing the RetroArch HTML5 emulator on Vizzed to be a good replacement. It works in the browser and requires nothing to be installed, works on mobile devices, supports controller and supports a lot of systems.

If you have save files from the RGR Plugin that you'd like to preserve or use with a standalone emulator, you can find all of your save files in this location of your computer:
C:ProgramDataVizzedVizzedRgrPlugin
Go into the folder that says 'User-' followed by your user id. In there, you'll see folders for each emulator and inside of those folders you'll find your save files.

The RGR Plugin could get updated to work without Flash but I haven't been able to find a solution nor do I currently have time to develop the skills and do this myself. This would require me to hire a developer and that is something I don't currently have the budget for. If I'm able to get people to help fund it, the RGR Plugin could make a return but for the time being, the RGR Plugin is sadly dead

If you have any questions, feedback or solutions, please let me know in this thread:
https://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=103558

01-09-21 06:52 AM
National Posting Day!
 

SonicOlmstead
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Today is National Posting Day hosted by zanderlex for more info including the prizes check out this thread
https://www.vizzed.com/boards/thread.php?id=103482

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