I’ll try to be as clear as possible with this.
I’m attempting to set up a donation system on my server. I have one in place, but it’s kinda shit (MistForums) and I want a better one.
So here’s how I’d like for it to go, in order:
Player types !donate
In-game donation menu comes up, grab player’s SteamID
Player chooses what they want to buy, proceeds to checkout
In-game browser opens to PayPal checkout screen, makes secure payment
PayPal notifies MySQL that Player has paid for X items
MySQL adds player to database
Server checks database periodically, grants donation perks to player after check
Problem is, I have no idea how to do any of this. All the tutorials I’ve seen for PayPal IPN are outdated with PayPal’s old design and I don’t know how to get MySQL to interact with anything, or have anything interact with it either.
I am running an unmanaged VPS (Debian 8) that has a webserver (Apache) and MySQL installed on it, so I’m good there.
Any help at all would be greatly appreciated. I’ll provide more help if you ask for it.