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nick
nick
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11:34 Sun 14 Apr 19 (BST)  [Link]  
Well - a long time since I've done any updates - other life has taken priority and beyond the minimum to keep the site running. I'm still not able to do anything significant on the site but now I can at least attempt to fix some issues.

Firstly, I've moved the sites away from a dedicated server and using a virtual scalable service. This means the site can be kept running at reasonable monthly costs.

Secondly, part of the reason why updating was difficult was that the build had quite a few items tieing it to a specific development machine. As it was just one person developing it this wasn't bad - but with new jobs and time moving on I ended up using multiple laptops. Therefore I finally fixed this so it is trivial to get this working on other machines.

Finally... Java applets are of course deprecated some time ago. I'm going to spend a bit of time next week trying to get it to work using a downloadable exe file.
dgeneratio
dgeneratio
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18:00 Sun 14 Apr 19 (BST)  [Link]  
Posted on Snooker but logged in Pool to post as well

Nice to see you back Nick, Hope you are well and applause for attempting to fix some issues.

Will Funky come away from Java eventually (With many browsers no longer supporting it) or will it remain Java based (I'm using an Old Opera Version)
sassenach
sassenach
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19:34 Sun 14 Apr 19 (BST)  [Link]  
I'm sure he will reply in around 2 years or so
Go get a career or summit while you wait
nick
nick
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19:48 Sun 14 Apr 19 (BST)  [Link]  
Posted on Snooker but logged in Pool to post as well

Nice to see you back Nick, Hope you are well and applause for attempting to fix some issues.

Will Funky come away from Java eventually (With many browsers no longer supporting it) or will it remain Java based (I'm using an Old Opera Version)


Thanks.

It is tied to Java and changing it to a current browser language such as Javascript I don't see feasible. This means that somehow Java VM must be on the client machine, but this will be available pretty much indefinitely.
1898p
1898p
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19:51 Sun 14 Apr 19 (BST)  [Link]  
Hi Nick - do you know what combination of browser and java will work for Windows XP? Mine stopped working after the update today.
sassenach
sassenach
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20:00 Sun 14 Apr 19 (BST)  [Link]  
Internet explorer and new java works fine
1898p
1898p
Posts: 11
20:09 Sun 14 Apr 19 (BST)  [Link]  
thanks
kirk
kirk
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15:00 Mon 15 Apr 19 (BST)  [Link]  
Cool. Out of curiosity are any updates going to be made to the game. Like more tournaments to keep people on as no one really plays ranked games anymore and people log off if there isnt a tournament. Maybe new game types like rotation pool, that would be fun.

How is the app coming on as that was started years ago but didnt seem to go beyond a trial with no word.

Even if you dont intend to do anything it would be nice to just get some answers of what you intend to do for the dedicated players that are still here. And to know there is a reason to keep coming on. Communication would be great even if the updates wont be fired out right away.
hippesville
hippesville
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18:28 Mon 15 Apr 19 (BST)  [Link]  
Dunno about more tournies
Folk would enter as many as they could and abandon the ones they didnt fancy IMO
If this fix works and funky is easier to access then surely there would be more people on and you would think playing ranked games

I will see if I can get on at some stage
Miss it
I dont look to see if there are better alternatives because I enjoy playing funky

Lol the thot of clans just popped into my head while writing that last bit
Miss that too
nick
nick
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19:17 Tue 16 Apr 19 (BST)  [Link]  
I'm afraid I'm not going to be able to do more features.

I am concentrating on fixes, in particular it can get easier for people to logon, eg using an exe file for Windows so that means no browser less impediments to playing the game.
hippesville
hippesville
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19:43 Tue 16 Apr 19 (BST)  [Link]  
So how can I get on in simple terms lol
hippesville
hippesville
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00:04 Wed 17 Apr 19 (BST)  [Link]  
Microsoft Edge and Firefox aint hapnin
fasteddie_
fasteddie_
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00:10 Wed 17 Apr 19 (BST)  [Link]  
hey hippes...internet explorer and new java mate
hippesville
hippesville
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10:36 Wed 17 Apr 19 (BST)  [Link]  
hey hippes...internet explorer and new java mate

Got java
How ya get IE
blax_mine
blax_mine
Posts: 9
11:03 Wed 17 Apr 19 (BST)  [Link]  
You need at least half a brain
Unlucky hippes
hippesville
hippesville
Posts: 11,261
16:37 Wed 17 Apr 19 (BST)  [Link]  
Im special dinny be mean
blax_mine
blax_mine
Posts: 9
17:50 Wed 17 Apr 19 (BST)  [Link]  
Just Google ie download m8
blax_mine
blax_mine
Posts: 9
18:00 Wed 17 Apr 19 (BST)  [Link]  
Im special dinny be mean

ok im being nice
what operating system are you using on your laptop
I downloaded that below

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Browsers/Internet-Explorer-11.shtml
justsumgirl
justsumgirl
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23:52 Wed 17 Apr 19 (BST)  [Link]  
Love to be able to log in using ipad or android.

Nice to see you back Nick, hope your well
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