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Posted Nov 6, '13 at 7:57am

SpearAndSword

SpearAndSword

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Unleashed: I'm not sure if you've been following this entire thread because to my knowledge, I'm the one who discovered that net protection programs blocking youtube was one of the causes of the whole black screen problem.  I know youtube is blocked from work which is why originally I was getting a black screen with IE there and I know youtube is blocked at home with Chrome.  However, at home I'm able to test and remove the block and thus figured it out.

What my new post was saying is that the behavior is no longer the same at work; I don't get a black screen anymore *but* the screen freezes and eventually closes on its own.  I can't conduct my own tests at work but if nothing at armorgames has changed, then the logical conclusion is that something with my workplace settings did.

 

Posted Nov 13, '13 at 8:08am

SpearAndSword

SpearAndSword

41 posts

http://armorgames.com/community/thread/ …
Funny,
didn't even consider that something within the game itself might have changed.  So apparently IE is the problem if others are experiencing the same thing.

Still holding out hope that Google Ads/links to youtube will be removed at the start of games one day so can play others :)

 

Posted Nov 13, '13 at 8:09am

SpearAndSword

SpearAndSword

41 posts

Whoops, apparently my comments merged into the link above and can't edit it so here it is

http://armorgames.com/community/thread/12043303/cursed-treasure-2

 

Posted Nov 13, '13 at 11:11am

xeano321

xeano321

2,557 posts

Knight

didn't even consider that something within the game itself might have changed.  So apparently IE is the problem if others are experiencing the same thing.

Did you try using Firefox? I haven't had a problem.

 

Posted Nov 14, '13 at 7:42am

SpearAndSword

SpearAndSword

41 posts

I know what the problem for me is, which is several pages back.  Basically, it's that youtube (from which Google Ads pulls from at the start of every game) is blocked for me at work by the network admin (and where I use IE) and at home from my Net protection program (K9 and where I use Chrome).  So it's not a matter of the browser, it's what's being blocked.

However, at home I can check and change my settings of what's being blocked which is how I was able to verify that it was youtube that was the cause of the Black Screen.

All I was stating above was that apparently there are now problems specifically with IE and Cursed Treasure 2 (the main game that I've been playing here) that causes IE to crash before it even gets to the Google Ads/blocking youtube part.

 

Posted Nov 25, '13 at 6:39am

pawlaski

pawlaski

1 post

Blackscreen to me too

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Posted Nov 27, '13 at 9:19am

LightWarriorK

LightWarriorK

48 posts

if it's as I'm reading, and mostly just the fact that ArmorGames ads are using YouTube now, and any place where YouTube is blocked will never load the game....the solution is simple:

Set a timeout on the ad.  If it doesn't load in a set amount of time, load the game anyways.

Of course, since it's set up to not expire, I can only surmise that this is intentional by ArmorGames.  If you can't or won't watch their ad, then you can't play their game.  It's not a bad business policy on its face....

But I have to wonder, with the multitude of adverts on the site, what is the cost of people vacating the site completely?  I know that ever since the black box appeared, and I haven't been able to play anything, I haven't even been here.

Admittedly, I haven't ready through every page of this discussion yet, but the fact that this remains an issue after 2 months is VERY troubling.  In January, Gemcraft Chapter 2 is supposed to be coming out, exclusive here, and as of this posting I can NOT play it because work blocks YouTube.  They don't block any other ads, though.  Overall, I can see ArmorGames' position on this matter, but I still think it's a jerk move.

 

Posted Nov 27, '13 at 9:31am

SpearAndSword

SpearAndSword

41 posts

I still check here every day just in case something's changed and because I feel slightly loyal to Armor Games as it was my first gaming site and I like their layout, but I've been playing at Kongregate since this has happened and they don't have it set up this way.  I only play Cursed Treasure 2, trying to regain my progress, so I don't know if it's with other games yet, but I do notice some video thing seems to be embedded on the opening screen.  I haven't clicked it to see I can can actually watch it so I don't know if it's from youtube or not, but that fact that it doesn't mess with the loading and playing of the game is a big plus for me.

 

Posted Nov 27, '13 at 9:43am

LightWarriorK

LightWarriorK

48 posts

Yes, I don't check every day, only when a game is listed that I would like to play.

Honestly, I don't know how big a problem this really is, if it's even widespread enough for them to care.  For all I know, the tactic has increased their revenues and they have no intention of ever changing back.  All I know is that this is the ONLY site I've been to where there isn't some sort of eventual bypass on ads for users who have that content blocked, and that makes me really sad.  I used to play on AG all the time, now....hardly ever.

 

Posted Nov 30, '13 at 1:26pm

hellklown

hellklown

1 post

So sad to see that I will not be able to continue playing due to youtube ads. As other mentioned, perhaps implementing a countdown to close the ad would be better for us. Hopefully something will be done in the future but sadly I'll continue playing at Kongregate in the meantime (being the second choice for my flash playing needs :p)