New facebook changes and how it affects C2

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Post » Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:36 pm

So I recently tried to publish a Facebook game but I cannot. It seems that Facebook has changed a lot when it comes to how to submit a game.

I tried to trouble shoot for about an hour today but without any success. Does anybody know how to upload a game to the new facebook?
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Post » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:22 am

Has anybody been successful with deploying to the new facebook?
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Post » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:37 pm

What's changed exactly? Does it require a HTTPS url?
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Post » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:06 pm

The biggest change is that there is no see app profile page. It has been replaced with an app timeline view. But with the new facebook version I can't seem to access my app.

There is an option where you can build a custom page for your app but I haven't got that to work either. I think you might have to add the app in manually but again, I haven't figured it out.
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Post » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:10 pm

The submitting is quite simple, but the main problem for most of us will be, that Facebook now required HTTPS... and a Certificate that is validated by every browser is way too expensive.

When everything is set up correctly, you will see a "Play Game" Button on the Timeline Page.

This is my example I set up:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/GOG-Sailor-Community/243989519026069?ref=ts

The Game does not work, as I am updating PHP at the moment on my server :)Ubivis2012-03-13 16:13:16
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Post » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:25 pm

What did you do differently in the scirra tutorial on how to make a facebook game.
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Post » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:32 pm

I am on a german layout, so a few words might be different for you than my translation :)

Setting
-> Basics
--> Applicationdomain: Enter here the domain you have uploaded your game to
--> Facebook Integration
---> Website: You need to insert a website, even if it does not exist at all
---> Application on Facebook: Secure Canvas-URL (Enter here the path to your game, starting with https://)

And that's all... nothing more I did :)
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Post » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:32 pm

Huh, that's annoying, I'll see if I can update the tutorial at some point.

@Ubivis - SSL certificates used to be expensive, but they're a lot cheaper now. For example, there's one for 10 a year at http://www.123-reg.co.uk/ssl-certificates/. Shop around and you'll find similar deals elsewhere.
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Post » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:34 pm

@Ashley

Are those approved certificates?
You can also get some for free, but your browser will still bring up a security notice, if the company that gave your the cert is not in the list of trusted ones. :(
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Post » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:43 pm

@ubivis

I have done this before but I cannot seem to find a link to my game on my facebook page. Did you select see app timeline view to see it?
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