Welcome to SnowWolfe Games, LLCSnowWolfe Games, LLC specializes in MMOSIM games. Unlike many SIMs, those made by SnowWolfe Games, LLC are geared toward realism, and challenge.
I apologize for the downtime this week. Another change to the version of MySQL that we upgraded to last year bit us in the butt! They decided to make passwords expire every 360 days! For "security." LMAO
So the games could not connect to the database and neither could I because my master pass expired too.
Fun times. Fuuuun times.
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There will be a brief period of site downtime Wednesday, 2016/11/02, 10:00-12:00 UTC for our host to perform emergency server maintenance to patch a vulnerability in the linux kernel. All SnowWolfe Games, LLC games will be offline during that period. The downtime could last from 15 minutes to the full two hour window.
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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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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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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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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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|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.|
|Question||How can I get a job at SnowWolfe Games?|
|Answer||We are not currently hiring. Be sure to check back in the future.|
|Question||Where can I get more information about your games?|
|Answer||Each game has its own site.
|Question||What projects is SnowWolfe Games currently working on?|
|Answer||In addition to regular updates to Equine-Ranch, we are currently rebuilding Horse Mogul.|
|Question||Can I visit your offices?|
|Answer||Not a this time.|
|Question||Where is SnowWolfe Games located?|
|Answer||SnowWolfe Games, LLC is located in Springfield, Ohio.|
|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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