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SnowWolfe Games, LLC specializes in MMOSIM games. Unlike many SIMs, those made by SnowWolfe Games, LLC are geared toward realism, and challenge.

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E-R: A! Progress - The Backbone

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Nikki_SWG in the usergroup ‘Administrators’

Since I decided to close the game for the remainder of beta testing, I decided to go ahead with a little downtime and replace the backbone of the game. After almost 12 years I'm moving off MySQL in favor of a new database engine. It's scary stuff just like last year when we moved off managed hosting out on our own and I had to learn a lot of new stuff. The unknown! Skeery! hehehe :D

We'll be moving from MySQL to MongoDB.

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E-R: A! Moving To Closed Beta

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Nikki_SWG in the usergroup ‘Administrators’

There has been considerable confusion about what it means that the game is in beta development among players and this has led to them posting negative comments in multiple places around the internet. Due to this we're moving to closed beta for this version.

Our anticipated gold release date is February 2016.

Those existing players that are interested in participating in the closed beta, please see this thread for…

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E-R: A! Progress - Version 5.0 rc 2.4 Released

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Nikki_SWG in the usergroup ‘Administrators’

Tonight version 5.0 release candidate 2.4 was released. With it comes what I think is one of the coolest new features to hit the animal sim market in a long time. A real time client! The data on your computer that the client runs on will now be kept updated in real time as long as you are connected to the server. The data will be served to you in tiny, lightning fast packets as things happen which means you won't have to refresh to see if your new foal is born or your horse has sold or you won that horse at…

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Older news

October 29th 2015, 12:52 AM E-R: A! Progress - UI Development 1 comment
October 25th 2015, 7:10 PM E-R: A! Progress - Version 5.0 rc 2.2 Released 1 comment
October 24th 2015, 3:13 AM E-R: A! Progress - UI Development 1 comment
April 12th 2015, 8:58 PM Equine-Ranch: Advanced! Picture Albums 4 comments
April 10th 2015, 1:17 AM Equine-Ranch: Advanced! News For You 1 comment
April 5th 2015, 7:56 PM Equine-Ranch: Advanced! It's Here! 6 comments

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E-R: A! I Got It!

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Nikki_SWG in the usergroup ‘Administrators’

I figured out how to get the mongo library I needed working. The last few days I have been doing that and enhancing it a bit. The user information has been moved to mongo. ^.^ Now I have to get the UI tweaked up for something special and a bit of other work done, then it will be time to start testing.

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E-R: A! - Setbacks

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Nikki_SWG in the usergroup ‘Administrators’

With the upgrade to php 7 comes the deprecation of the old mongodb driver. The new driver has existed in parallel with it, but nobody bothered to switch their stuff.

The new driver is pretty low level and not that user friendly, so they also released a library that sits on top of it that replaces some of the usability features of the old driver. Which is nice of them. Unfortunately this stuff isn't backwards…

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Minor Update, Major Crash & Burn

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Nikki_SWG in the usergroup ‘Administrators’

Automatic updates for minor versions should not be destructive, and yet here we are with four broken games! A minor update to MySQL from 5.6.x to 5.7.x has resulted in completely breaking all our operating games. I've spent almost two weeks on the repairs to E-R: Vintage! to get it operational. Next I will be getting Fezkitt back in action.

I am undecided what to do with VPR. It's code is very old and very hard to work on.

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Older news

January 6th 2016, 7:20 PM I Am Duly Impressed 1 comment
January 5th 2016, 4:37 AM Captain's Log Stardate -270637.962 1 comment
May 18th 2015, 7:02 PM E-R: A! Progress 3 comments
April 27th 2015, 1:49 PM Work Progress Behind 1 comment
April 17th 2015, 10:48 PM E-R: A! The PM Draft Events 2 comments
April 17th 2015, 12:47 AM Equine-Ranch: Advanced! Game Time Frame Altered 4 comments

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Question Can I volunteer to help/be a mod on one of your games?
Answer Unlike many game operators who take advantage of loyal players to do the bulk of the grunt work for them, we do not accept volunteer labor on our games. The reason is simple. This is illegal in the United States. Because we accept payments across state lines, we are bound by the federal minimum wage laws and must pay anyone that does work for us.

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Question What projects is SnowWolfe Games currently working on?
Answer In addition to regular updates to Equine-Ranch, we are currently rebuilding Horse Mogul.

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Answer SnowWolfe Games, LLC is located in Springfield, Ohio.

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Question What is SnowWolfe Games?
Answer Best known for its hit game, Equine-Ranch, SnowWolfe Games, LLC is a developer and publisher of online games. Recognized as a leader in innovations to the animal SIM game industry, SnowWolfe Games, LLC has focused on producing challenging games that are entertaining and fun.

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