Game Maker Money System

on December 1, 2008 - 3256 Views

Lately, there’s been some talk about an Xbox Live Marketplace/Steam/etc. like “game marketplace” for Game Maker games – there have been a few attempts, including the now dead PCGamesNow.

One of the currently active projects is Game Maker Money System run by GMC troll Caniac.

This project already shows huge promise – as seen from their website. A huge white gap on the top, Times New Roman as the font…

Let’s make our very own account. A basic registration form… so I click the username field, and I accidentally hit the enter button. Expecting to see some kind of validation error (“your username is missing”, “your password is missing”…), I wait for the form to submit… but what do I see?

Warning: mail() [function.mail]: SMTP server response: 503 Bad sequence of commands. You must specify the recipients of a message before you can send it in C:\AppServ\www\gmms\register2.php on line 60
Your user account has been created!
Please check you mail for a e-mail’s.

I’m not sure about you, but I don’t know if I’d trust my money in a service that has a horrible web site, a registration form that lacks any kind of basic form validation and tells the user to check “you mail for a e-mail’s”.

So let’s log in to our newly created account with no username, password, or e-mail, or any user information at all! We hit the login page, see two blank fields for the username and password and hit “log in”.

Sorry, this account has not been e-mail verifyed.

Aww, our account with no e-mail has not been e-mail “verifyed”. But what if we make a real account with real info?

So I enter an username of my choice with a one-letter password. The result?

Your user account has been created!
Please check you mail for a e-mail’s.

I’m glad a service that handles real-life money worries for the security of their users. Anyways, time to check my mail for a e-mail’s!

Your e-mail as recently used to register a account at GM-MS.com,
If you did register please copy and paste this link into you browser this link:
http://gapto.co.uk/gmms/verify.php?id=(removed)
If you didn’t ignore this e-mail
Thanks,
Gm-ms Staff.

Ok…

404 – Page not found

Sorry, the page you were looking for was not found.

Well, I guess that’s where our trip with the fantastic Game Maker Money System ends. It was a fun ride!

At the time of publishing this post, their website has been having technical difficulties for many days now: for example, the registration form results in the following error:

Warning: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Access denied for user ‘root’@’localhost’ (using password: YES) in /home/gapto/public_html/gmms/register2.php on line 6
Could not connect to mysql because Access denied for user ‘root’@’localhost’ (using password: YES)

Promising, no? In fact, this post was written a week ago – but we decided to wait until today to publish it because GMMS was supposed to “launch” on December 1. I guess it didn’t.

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13 Responses to Game Maker Money System

  1. Kevin S says:

    unsure if the host is php compatable or thesystem? mregs host files are all php and then you need a mysql database for it to access

  2. We tried to use Mreg but we are unsure if it is PHP compatible

  3. Kevin S says:

    Sad, registration works now but there seems to be alot lacking on the site, ill watch it but my hopes are not high its easier for me to sell my stuff through my own means right now using a joomla page or a setup using thebizmo.com widgit .

    What i really want is Mreg to be servers to come up again as that is what i need the most for my games matts mreg system is brilliant (when his server is up lol first time down in almost a year)

    If im not mistaken one of the pupouses for the game maker money system was to allow you to use the Mreg system or one similar of thier own design to have your games with thier own registered software keys

    From the looks of it uses microsoft points type of system {which in my opinoin was a cheap attempt by microsoft to take away the genuine perception of how much you are spending}

    for those who dont know Mreg (http://gmc.yoyogames.com/index.php?showtopic=318752)

  4. Try re-view the site again. it should be all fixed up.

  5. Mattthew_H says:

    That was scary.

  6. Broxter says:

    This is so awesome! I’m gonna use this thingy and be rich, rich, rich. RICH I said. Mwahahahahahaah. 😀

    No. Ain’t gonna happen.

    Fail.

  7. Schwiggy says:

    I like the phrase, “GMC troll.”

    But truthfully, they shouldn’t publish what isn’t ready. Why not test it on an intranet first? Then work out the bugs, and typos, so you can put it online.

  8. Nice! The Terms & Conditions are in PDF-format… and they don’t exist.

  9. tuntis says:

    So you change servers and leave all the pages nonfunctional for several days and in a condition that they don’t even show a proper error report, but a blank page with a PHP error message?

    I don’t think your attempt to raise your credibility here is working.

  10. Hello,
    the reason for these errors are because we have recently changed servers, also the verify page has been has been fixed.

  11. NAL says:

    I don’t see what’s so pain-stakingly hard about setting up a PayPal account, making a decent game, and distributing it your damn self. 100% profit – it’s really not much effort.

  12. Wow, that’s too funny. I didn’t even bother trying to register or anything; I wouldn’t trust Caniac with a pencil. 🙂

  13. F1ak3r says:

    Funny stuff.

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