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Developer's Corner / Re: Would appreciate some feedback
« on: April 30, 2015, 03:53 PM »
It looks very professional.
ps. the Bug Tracker link on the support page (https://photongamema.../Test001/support.php) yields a 404 page not found.

Thanks, first website I've produced that isn't utter rubbish so it's good to hear I've done it to a high standard :) . As for the 404, its because the site is in a test folder, when I put it live it'll link correctly

Developer's Corner / Re: Would appreciate some feedback
« on: April 30, 2015, 03:35 PM »
Also my new site is at if you want to see how the logo works together with the website

Developer's Corner / Would appreciate some feedback
« on: April 17, 2015, 04:18 PM »
Would really appreciate some feedback on my new logo designs. I've chosen the logo but having a hard time picking a font. What are peoples opinions on these fonts: and does anyone have any tips on logo font design?
Thanks again for any help

Thanks again for the extremely helpful advice 40hz. I'll be sure to make sure the logo looks good in black and white before I give it some colour and I definitely want to get this logo correct now rather than later which is why I'm trying to get as much feedback as possible :)

Tank you everyone for your feedback :)
I agree with you there Shades and bVjWMrJ.jpg?1 is my favourite but as someone pointed out to me, the logos are far too complex and has too many colours so I'm going back to the drawing board to see if I can come up with something simpler and more memorable. However when I've got something I like I'll post it here again as I'd love to get your valuable feedback :)

Developer's Corner / Would appreciate some feedback on my new logos
« on: January 31, 2015, 04:23 PM »
I'm currently messing around with changing my Photon Game Manager website and am trying to design a new logo/banner. My graphic design skills are somewhat lacking but I'm got something I'm partially happy with, I'd just like to get some feedback from other members on good/bad/things to change.
Thanks in advance for your time :)


Option 1:

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Option 3:

Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Photon GameManager V4
« on: February 02, 2014, 09:55 AM »
I posted here a couple of years ago showing off my software GameManager V3, since then I have been hard at work rewriting, updating and improving the code and I believe the newest version is so much better than anything before (this technically puts the project development time at 5 years, time fly's when you are having fun).

For those that have no idea what this program does, it is a program designed to automate the process of downloading game fan art, box art, screenshots, game info, official patches and organize the data in a functional and sleek interface, allowing you to browse, sort, filter, patch, mount and run your games.
The software is now commercial but free to try for 5 or less games. The only reason I charge for it now is I'd like to earn enough money to take some time off work so I can work on it full time.

Price: £10 but if you enter the coupon dCoder8 you'll get it for just £2.

I've even designed a trailer (never realized how good windows movie maker is):

As always feedback is welcome and appreciated :)
Also coupon expires 1st March 2014

Developer's Corner / Free Games Database Design Help
« on: August 11, 2013, 03:39 PM »
Hi all,
I've been hard at work updating the code at and have moved it to
Could I get your opinions on whats good/bad, what needs changing about the design, especially the new logo, new menu and new homepage.
Thanks for any help :)

I looked at one of my first webpages I made a few month ago. It was awful and it did absolutely nothing of any use, except it had a script that when you hovered over the win button it moved to the other end of the page. :D

I don't think I've seen any game, hackers haven't managed to hack. So all EA are doing with this DRM software is pissing off their real customers

Here's a link to a much better game :-)

Couldn't agree more, love that game!

Living Room / Re: Cheap LED torches/flashlights - any good?
« on: April 03, 2013, 06:46 AM »
I had a really cheap one from pound-land and it was extremely bright but the on and off button broke within half a week and it wouldn't turn off, so I would stay awake from dirt-cheap multi-LED torches, there not worth the hassle.

Living Room / Re: Worlds Largest Cyberattack Slows Internet
« on: April 02, 2013, 04:03 PM »
Lol @stephen
This sort of thing scares me - what would happen if the internet really did break?

DC Gamer Club / Re: Rogue likes for PC
« on: April 02, 2013, 02:18 PM »
I've heard my friends talk about these Ancient Domains of Mystery( , Dwarf Fortress( and Incursion: Halls of the Goblin King (, don't know if they are any good though :)

DC Gamer Club / Re: A Large Database Of Free Games
« on: December 11, 2012, 09:01 AM »
I've been hard at work adding and updating. The site now has a points system and a shop to spend those points, with items for purchase such as GameManager license keys and pc games. What do you think? Like the points system? Any ideas how I can get more people to contribute to the community?

DC Gamer Club / Re: A Large Database Of Free Games
« on: October 28, 2012, 06:36 PM »
I've updated the game pages and edit and add pages along with a alphabet filter. What do you think?
Personally I think it looks 100x better than the previous interface.
Also 40hz I really appreciate your help, its really made a massive difference to the site :)

DC Gamer Club / Re: A Large Database Of Free Games
« on: October 27, 2012, 12:29 PM »
I've changed the menu system and added a suggestion to search, what do you think? Improvement?
(May have to clear cache)

DC Gamer Club / A Large Database Of Free Games
« on: October 26, 2012, 10:27 AM »
Hi guys, is a large (400+) database of freeware/indie free to play games with direct download links, they are all free, legal, ad free, and most come close to big studio/publisher standards, in fact some are even big publisher games released as freeware. The site also allows anyone to add games, artwork, reviews and ratings.
Just wanted to get some feedback on the looks, usability and your general opinions about it.
Thanks :)

Oops that was stupid of me yeah the link is

Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Free PC Games Database
« on: May 06, 2012, 02:48 PM »
Hi all,
From the developer of GameManager, I bring you the solution to you boredom, a large open database of free PC games for windows.
Currently there is around 200ish games in the database but with the help of our users we can create a huge database of games each with a direct download link.
What makes us special:
-Direct download links for all our games
-Support for fan art,cover art,screenshots and trailers
-Anyone can add games or edit games
-All links are tested and moderated making the site very safe
-All games are proper windows games and not online games
-Can filter by 3D and 2D depending on whether you want retro games or modern look games

OK that's my spam out of the way, basically this is a database I will be integrating into the next version of gamemanager and also I made because I couldn't find anything like it at the moment(If you know of any people let me know) but anyway all comments are welcome, good or bad, I think its very important to get the public's opinion on my work :)

Finished Programs / Re: SOLVED: GDF File Reader
« on: March 01, 2012, 04:52 AM »
Never mind, after hours and hours (I really do mean hours!) I found a freeware program that is copyrighted but under the license allows me to distribute it.
But it was like finding a needle in a haystack.
For anyone interested its found here: http://www.nirsoft.n...sources_extract.html

Finished Programs / Re: SOLVED: GDF File Reader
« on: February 28, 2012, 04:40 AM »
hi, thanks for your comment.
I've already found the registry entries that point to each games specific file containing the GDF. Its getting at the GDF that I am having problems with, I can do it with resource hacker and GDFTrace but both are copyrighted so I cannot distribute them with my program.
What I require is a program I can give an exe/dll path to and it dumps out the DATA\__GDF_XML and DATA\__GDF_THUMBNAIL to a path I specify on the command line.
Thanks again for any help

Finished Programs / SOLVED: GDF File Reader
« on: February 25, 2012, 06:11 PM »
It's me again. This time I think I have a tough challenge (possibly I really have no idea how hard it is going to be).
What I require is a GDF file reader, that is Game Definition File reader.
Under Win vista and 7 games are added to game explorer using a Game Definition File usually integrated into an exe or a dll which is basically an XML file embedded into that file.
I can retrieve the data with GDFTrace.exe which is available in the DirectX SDK but this program is copyrighted under Microsoft and so I cannot distribute it with my program, Photon Game Manager.
So what I require is a small app that when given the path to the file containing the GDF then outputs the GDF information to a file (with the text formatted in any way best for you).
Note: A sample file with a GDF in it is minesweeper found at "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Minesweeper\minesweeper.exe"

Thank you for any help you provide

EDIT: The GDF data is also available from tools like Resource Editor but I can't find a command line tool

Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: [Release] GameManager V3
« on: December 20, 2011, 11:47 AM »
Seems like a good idea but my program has already had previous versions and has already been made public so is it still allowed?

Announce Your Software/Service/Product / [Release] GameManager V3
« on: December 14, 2011, 03:01 PM »
Hi all,
Im back again with my next version of GameManager V3. I personally think this version is pritty decent and a huge amount better than V2 but i eagerly await your opinions :)

GameManager is a program that is designed to automate the process of downloading game fan art, front and back box art, banner art, screenshots, game info, official patches, walkthroughs and organise the data in a functional and sleak interface, allowing you to browse, sort, filter, patch, mount game images and run your games.


-Downloads fan, front box, back box and banner art, screenshoots and Game Info and showcases the data in the user interface
-Showcases games in InfoView, CoverFlow or BannerFlow
-Run games from the interface
-Take screenshots in games and view them from the interface
-Download and install official game patches
-AutoMount image files when you run games, unmount them when done(Requires DAEMON Tools or Alcohol 120% to be installed)
-Run post-game and pre-game batch files
-View game Info such as release date, publisher or genre
-Quickly find your games by filtering by keyword/s you type
-Organise Games by categories such as release date, publisher or platform
-Show only games from a certain platform
-Launch straight from the interface into games of many consoles (requires use of emulators/roms*)

*You must own the orginal console and games for you to be able to play them on a emulator.


DC Member Programs and Projects / Re: GameManagerV2
« on: August 29, 2011, 04:08 AM »
Well i mostly advertised it on forums so i had to use google hosting rather than my own website to prevent the admins deleting my post. I know how bad trying to get things high on google is from my past failed projects :)

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