What’s New

September 26th, 2004: Filed under  by Alexander Catapang @ 3:42 pm

– added a few more bingo rooms
– added a few new game patterns
– still trying to fix an issue that causes the chat server to hang sometimes
– changed some server settings that may be freeing up resources too fast

What’s New

September 23rd, 2004: Filed under  by Alexander Catapang @ 4:53 pm

– added 50’s room
– made scripts for database back-up

What’s New and Not So Good News

September 22nd, 2004: Filed under  by Alexander Catapang @ 11:08 pm

– fixed A LOT of database issues, unfortunately couldn’t restore much from it, lost about 700 new registration records and a couple of others
– preliminary codes to filter offensive words in chat
– additional server maintenance commands
– open 2 new rooms

What’s New

September 21st, 2004: Filed under  by Alexander Catapang @ 12:03 pm

– show # of players online (per room) in the home page
– add special notes to registering AOL players
– modified site header, now shows total # of online players as well

What’s New

September 20th, 2004: Filed under  by Alexander Catapang @ 12:41 am

– added some game maintenance controls to the clients/servers
– optimized server codes, added some clean-up routines
– auto-disconnect players who have been idle too long (“idle” currently means player has not joined any bingo game in the last 45 minutes)
– try to put newest incoming players at the top of the chat list so it’s easier to see those who just entered the room (this is not always guaranteed though)
– give newbies some initial hint messages to cover their usual first questions
– increased buy-in time, looks like a lot of players aren’t able to buy early
– hide the blog pages if players are coming from the Help page
– added initial game stats in Profile page
– added VIP room where up to 18 cards can be played
– a few more codes in preparation for player status data
– fixed e-mail whitespace potential issues
– changed some synchronization server issues
– removed comma in e-mail invitation (as per one reported issue of a player)

What’s New

September 19th, 2004: Filed under  by Alexander Catapang @ 1:24 pm

– fixed missing smileys when the chat history is cleared (still need to fully verify if it now works as expected)
– change local connection codes, capture some data to detect problem areas

What’s New

September 18th, 2004: Filed under  by Alexander Catapang @ 4:56 pm

– fixed possible Flash object tag errors in IE
– disabled original chat truncation codes, now it just clears all chat history when it reaches more than 500 lines (note to myself: probably need to optimize this area, chat seems to slow down significantly when there’s a lot of chat text already)
– minor change in bingo to move past the loader screen
– added new ALL-CAPS bingo room, put some basic security measures
– preliminary codes for player’s online status
– added new page so players can request for more points automatically when they run out of game points

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