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How to: Play Big Farm on a mobile device (after the HTML5 switch)

CM_HunterCM_Hunter Posts: 448Community Manager
edited 19.09.2018 in Tutorials and FAQs
Dear farmers!

Some of you love playing our game on your mobile devices and in the past you have been able to use the Puffin browser. You have probably noticed that this changed with a recent update and Puffin is no longer loading the game as it did. Here we will lay out the steps you can take to play the game on your tablet or phone's browser, specifically Firefox, Chrome and Opera.

If you try to open Big Farm in your Browser on your mobile phone or tablet you will be directed to Big Farm: Mobile Harvest, which is a different game than Big Farm.


Being directed to Big Farm: Mobile Harvest

In order to still play Big Farm in the browser of your mobile device please follow the steps shown for your preferred browser:

Firefox


Make sure to activate "Request Desktop Site" (2) and tilt your device (6) in the end in order to play.

Chrome (not the newest version 69)


Make sure to activate "Desktop Side" (2) and tilt your device (6) in the end in order to play.

Opera


Make sure to activate "Desktop Side" (2) and tilt your device (6) in the end in order to play.


We hope that helps some of you to play again  :) 

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Post edited by WascallyWabbit on

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  • WascallyWabbitWascallyWabbit Posts: 5,004Moderator, ModGreen

    We recently explained how to continue playing Big Farm on your mobile device after the activation of HTML5 and we would like to address this topic again since we feel like you guys have a bunch of questions.

    As you all know Big Farm is a game created to be played on a computer with a web browser. Being able to play Big Farm on your mobile device is a nice benefit, to also be able to take care of your farm when you’re not near your computer. We are glad to offer this option to you and give you the chance to play Big Farm on even more devices.

    But still we want to make sure to inform you that the nature of the game, a browser game, prevents us being able to fully support usage on mobile devices much further than giving you a guide to enable you to play on a mobile device. There can be very specific problems for mobile usage which we aren’t able to investigate or reproduce. The game currently seems to work on newer devices and we expect it will work on more devices as time goes on but the CM team is not able to directly support questions on this topic and the game team’s main focus lies in the web version.

    We appreciate our players on mobile devices! We hope you understand that the game team's current main focus must be on the browser optimization, but we'll continue to improve HTML performance on as many devices as possible.

    Thanks a lot everyone!




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  • Data King (US1)Data King (US1) Posts: 6,557US1
    This will help you with managing the boats

    http://crazybigfarm.tk/farm/dockyard/manage_boats.htm

    This will help you with the crews for the boats

    http://crazybigfarm.tk/farm/dockyard/equipment_and_crew.htm

    Don't bother with protection or coolers ;) one does not really need these items as equipment for their boats
  • CM_Hunter said:
    Dear farmers!

    Some of you love playing our game on your mobile devices and in the past you have been able to use the Puffin browser. You have probably noticed that this changed with a recent update and Puffin is no longer loading the game as it did. Here we will lay out the steps you can take to play the game on your tablet or phone's browser, specifically Firefox, Chrome and Opera.

    If you try to open Big Farm in your Browser on your mobile phone or tablet you will be directed to Big Farm: Mobile Harvest, which is a different game than Big Farm.


    Being directed to Big Farm: Mobile Harvest

    In order to still play Big Farm in the browser of your mobile device please follow the steps shown for your preferred browser:

    Firefox


    Make sure to activate "Request Desktop Site" (2) and tilt your device (6) in the end in order to play.

    Chrome (not the newest version 69)


    Make sure to activate "Desktop Side" (2) and tilt your device (6) in the end in order to play.

    Opera


    Make sure to activate "Desktop Side" (2) and tilt your device (6) in the end in order to play.


    We hope that helps some of you to play again  :) 

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    I tried this option on Chrome and when I try to log into the game the keyboard just keeps flashing. It doesn't seem to do it on any other website I log on to.  Any suggestions?

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  • Southern (US1)Southern (US1) Posts: 2,783US1
    edited 15.01.2019
    Krislilwife2004 (US1) said:I tried this option on Chrome and when I try to log into the game the keyboard just keeps flashing. It doesn't seem to do it on any other website I log on to.  Any suggestions?

    Try going into Landscape Mode (turn the phone sideways) and allow the screen to rotate, then try bringing up the keyboard.  That's the only way it works for me, otherwise I get the "flashing thing" too.

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  • Krislilwife2004 (US1) said:I tried this option on Chrome and when I try to log into the game the keyboard just keeps flashing. It doesn't seem to do it on any other website I log on to.  Any suggestions?

    Try going into Landscape Mode (turn the phone sideways) and allow the screen to rotate, then try bringing up the keyboard.  That's the only way it works for me, otherwise I get the "flashing thing" too.
    Thank you. I'm still having issues now after I can log in. So much lagging and then it just reboots itself. I just gave up now since I tried all 3 platforms and each did the same things. Oh well......

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  • @WascallyWabbit

    I think everyone that is responding to me is missing the point I am trying to make.  I have tried opera and chrome using the tips in this posting and I can log in.  There's nothing old about my phone.

    The problem is that when I do log in, I can't move my screen like I used to do in flash with my finger on my screen.  I tried using full screen, but it's worse because it just seems to zoom in times 400 percent.  I have tried zooming out and I still can't see my whole farm.

    I realize that big farm is meant to be played on a computer and not a phone or tablet, but I am one of those people that is always on my phone and never at home near a computer until nighttime.

    Not being able to play on my phone will affect how often and how much if any gold I buy in the future.  It amazes me that nobody from the team is responding to me at all regarding this MAJOR issue.

    Connie
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  • JVD (US1)JVD (US1) Posts: 2,068
    edited 27.01.2019
    @Connie999 (US1)  I am guessing there is no answer :(  other than the one posted by Wascally...

    Quote: But still we want to make sure to inform you that the nature of the game, a browser game, prevents us being able to fully support usage on mobile devices much further than giving you a guide to enable you to play on a mobile device. There can be very specific problems for mobile usage which we aren’t able to investigate or reproduce. The game currently seems to work on newer devices and we expect it will work on more devices as time goes on but the CM team is not able to directly support questions on this topic and the game team’s main focus lies in the web version.

    We appreciate our players on mobile devices! We hope you understand that the game team's current main focus must be on the browser optimization, but we'll continue to improve HTML performance on as many devices as possible. :end quote


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  • RowdyRacRowdyRac Posts: 864Moderator, ModGreen
    @Connie999 (US1)

    I do have an unofficial suggestion for you, as a possible work-around to your problem.

    It has been reported that some people have had success with using Puffin browser and HTML for the game on their mobile devices.
    You have to do a long press to be able to navigate and drag around, so keep that in mind.

    Hope it works for you.
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