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  • 5-10 Man (AU1)5-10 Man (AU1) AU1 Posts: 249
    @Southern (US1)

    You shouldn't have tempted me. Dug out an old HP Compaq Presario laptop. Build date 2004, running Win Vista OEM (Released 2006) so PC would have been bought in 2006 and Google Chrome (last updated in 2014). Connected to the internet and logged into the game. Despite the ancient technology it ran the game without any hassle. Check out the stats, especially the ram...  :) I only wish now that I still had  my first Windows 3.1 PC. 2mb of ram and a hard disc that was about 10 or 12mb.


  • 5-10 Man (AU1)5-10 Man (AU1) AU1 Posts: 249
    Not buzzed enough to pick up on those dates that slipped by me. And don't go blaming Captain Morgan - it's that blessed cola they put in it. You'll have Yanade and Barnacle chasing you off your farm.  B)
  • PCA (GB1)PCA (GB1) GB1 Posts: 839
    Unplayable on the mac still and guess what still no answers regarding this - not even a 'go away and stop asking' - says everything to me about how the whole lot of them feel about their customer base.    No way were GGS ready to roll out html5 as the only platform.  For some its bugs, for others is lag, and for some mac users the game is not even playable at all.  No point in complaining they wont even answer unless its a simple 'do this and it'll work' (ie clear cache and it will work) - anything to avoid having to correct their mistakes or take responsibility for the whole farce - nothing new there then.  I have a really important upgrade suggestion " how about upgrading your customer service for once - get some real answers to your customers, not just make do, blame it all on the players type.  

    Really upset by this one, moreso than all the other issues in the past, but I know my little gold spend isn't enough for them to have any desire to keep me as a customer - which again says it all.

  • PCA (GB1)PCA (GB1) GB1 Posts: 839

    How old is your mac?  According to the team there are no specific issues related to Mac that we know of, there are some problems with very old computers (of all types).

    I could copy paste here a number of messages I had from players using mac and giving up the game 

    everything works on their computers except this game 


  • PCA (GB1) said:

    How old is your mac?  According to the team there are no specific issues related to Mac that we know of, there are some problems with very old computers (of all types).

    I could copy paste here a number of messages I had from players using mac and giving up the game 

    everything works on their computers except this game 


    @PCA (GB1) We are not saying that players are not having problems, just that the problems are not (from what we have been told) because they are using Mac. Can you give some examples of the types of problems that they are having & if you know, which browsers they are using?

    @5-10 Man (AU1) & others asking about droprates in the Wedding Planner & Food Truck events - They should be fixed in the next update. Doves were mentioned specifically, I am not sure what else is changing.

    @rie22 (US1) @kimmiecat (NL1) & anyone else with farms that won`t move - No touchscreen devices are able to scroll anymore & the team are looking into it. As we have said before, there is no official support for mobile devices, but its possible that it is the same problem affecting them, so they may work again too after the touchscreen issue has been resolved.


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  • 12EB23 (INT1)12EB23 (INT1) INT1 Posts: 411
    I have been playing this game for years now.but sience it was possible to play from my phone or tablet i have enjoyed it more. Im all the day on the move and using phone was the only way for me to play. And now with Html it doest work !!!!!
    Game runs very well in Puffin browser grafics are same as in Flash but i cant move in my farm. Not in vertical either horizontal.and is not only me with this problem.
    Iv dowloaded Chrome Firefox Edge in my phone and tablet but is the same, or better these browesers on phone are way more slow for the game
    Do something fast please
                             
  • 5-10 Man (AU1)5-10 Man (AU1) AU1 Posts: 249
    @Cedar (US1)

    Damn, if your were living in Australia, I could set you up with one of my pensioned off dinosaurs that I do know still work and GGS runs quite ok on.  :)

    @WascallyWabbit

    I hope you and the other moderators are collating all the information being presented. It should keep the coders busy for an entire year just fixing up problems. They won't have time to introduce new stuff.  B)B)B)

    Oh, and by the way, just wondering how Vanilla are getting on with that other problem of Forum login?
  • Cedar (US1)Cedar (US1) US1 Posts: 67
    LOL!!
    Thanks, 5-10 Man, but I LOVE my Mac. Best computer I've ever owned. Runs like it did the 1st day I bought it, without fail, no hiccups, and this ol lady can't click fast enough to get ahead of it when playing any other game. 
    Absolutely NO complaints with my COMPUTER, here.  ; )
  • 5-10 Man (AU1)5-10 Man (AU1) AU1 Posts: 249
    @Cedar (US1)

    Know what you mean. I have a MacBook Pro which I setup to run both Mac and Windows because I needed both for work when on the road. Absolutely the best laptop I ever had and it runs both operating systems simultaneously. I can work in Windows for one thing and Mac for another without swapping over. Pretty awesome. But I do hate to tell you, GGS works on both without hassle... ;)
  • Cedar (US1)Cedar (US1) US1 Posts: 67
    Soooo... what i'm experiencing is all a very bad dream, it that what your telling me?  ROTFL!!
    I don't know if it's because I have an iMac, or because it's a later model, but I can assure you, while it definitely feels like a nightmare; my whole body is black & blue from pinching myself to wake up from it...and Nope, this is my life with GGS.  
    I run both Mac & windows as well.  ; )
  • becke (SKN1)becke (SKN1) SKN1 Posts: 4

    Flash worked very good for me. SMOOTHLY!  

    HTML is the worst thing that have happened in BF.

    It is slow and have many bugs.

    How can you change to a worse server. I have tried Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox! They are all the same.

    I am going to finish as fast as my gold is finished.

    It is not funny to play any more. TOO SLOW!.

    Can you change back to Flash? 

  • artful (US1)artful (US1) US1 Posts: 6,580


    Can you change back to Flash? 

    Flash is finished. They aren't going back. The company that makes it no longer will be supporting it. Games everywhere are making the switch. The transition isn't going as smoothly here as in some places. It's either HTML or nothing.
    .


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  • CM_HunterCM_Hunter Posts: 448
    Hey, PCA...YOU received a response at least  LOL !!!

    GGS:
    As I have documented now on numerous occasions here, I've been told BY APPLE (no suppositions, postulations, or un-researched theories) that my computer is clean; fully up to date; fully functional; & is compatible w/ HTML...however there seems to be an issue related to GGS specifically that is creating an issue w/ HTML5 AND the GGS systems (and Mac) that needs to be addressed by GGS. I've asked that GGS I.T communicate w/ Apple I.T, investigate the exact circumstances, and attempt to find a solution.    (rotfl!)
    A key word there is 'older', generally older machines will have more issues than newer ones. I am also entirely unaware of any specific issues related to Mac machines. We have users with various problems and on a variety of different hardware, some of those are Mac users but this does not automatically indicate that there is a specific issue with Mac users. For example, if an issue is with Google Chrome and there Mac users using Google Chrome who report issues, this doesn't mean it's only Mac users having a problem. That's a bit of a simple example but even if ONLY Mac users were reporting an issue, this doesn't automatically pre-suppose that the issue is with Mac only, it certainly makes it more likely but it's still entirely possible that issues could be for other reasons.

    If we can get descriptions of the issues users are having specifically rather than a general 'Mac doesn't work' then we can likely look deeper into it and confirm if there really is a problem specific to Apple hardware, but as of now this isn't a known issue and as mentioned, we have Mac users in the office who don't experience any particular issue unique to Mac that hasn't been reported by Windows users as well.

  • Data King (US1)Data King (US1) US1 Posts: 7,960
    Have a good look & read through this it may help with your troubles.

    https://community.goodgamestudios.com/bigfarm/en/discussion/189024/html5-faq-updated-30th-january#latest

  • stef7 (US1)stef7 (US1) US1 Posts: 460
    What is the story with the time issue. Is this event going to shut down before day 15 or will it keep going until day 15.

    I do not want to keep working on the event if it is going to be an other error.

     
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  • IAmRoman (US1)IAmRoman (US1) US1 Posts: 2,779
    edited 30.01.2019
    What is the story with the time issue. Is this event going to shut down before day 15 or will it keep going until day 15.

    I do not want to keep working on the event if it is going to be an other error.

     
    Good catch and excellent QUESTION!!!!!  I saw @WascallyWabbit said it was being extended a day I think, but that still would not be 15 days unless the timer in event is wrong...

    EDIT: went to check Wabbits calendar and looks like event timer is wrong and should be corrected. :)  @WascallyWabbit

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  • FarmerCli (US1)FarmerCli (US1) US1 Posts: 2,424
    edited 30.01.2019
    I plan to wait until those new seeds are available for cash or as a part of Event rewards.  I have better uses for my gold. I am not that anxious to try those new seeds!   o:)  Oh I suppose if they were like the Goldflower seeds which give gold coins as a part of the harvest, I might be tempted, but they'd sure have to be able to pay for themselves if I had to buy them for gold.  Has anyone tried them?  Do they give you gold when harvested?


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  • We need this fixed up...



    Move that gold star emblem to the right, center the progress bar with the Show me! button and get it cleaned up.

    It doesn't hurt to take an extra 5 minutes to polish your code and get it just right.

    It's all in the details, take pride in your work!!!

    There's no such thing as "good enough"

    MAGNETIX

  • gavinfarms (US1)gavinfarms (US1) US1 Posts: 2,273
    I read this:

    https://community.goodgamestudios.com/bigfarm/en/discussion/189024/html5-faq-updated-30th-january



    You know.....you could have simply left Flash alive and had none of these problems.  Fancy that!


    It is painfully slow.....especially when the Village Fair is running.  That makes it much, much worse.  I have to reboot the computer several times a day.  I never had to do this before.  It is as if you are trying to get me to quit!
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  • IAmRoman (US1)IAmRoman (US1) US1 Posts: 2,779
    edited 30.01.2019

    You know.....you could have simply left Flash alive and had none of these problems.  Fancy that!

    How could they have left Flash alive when the Flash developer is killing Flash??? LOL

    no matter the date it will be dead, GGS would have to switch to HTML5 long before Flash's demise....

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  • Seeker1 (US1)Seeker1 (US1) US1 Posts: 571
    edited 31.01.2019
    We need this fixed up...



    Move that gold star emblem to the right, center the progress bar with the Show me! button and get it cleaned up.

    It doesn't hurt to take an extra 5 minutes to polish your code and get it just right.

    It's all in the details, take pride in your work!!!

    There's no such thing as "good enough"

    MAGNETIX


    My panel looks like this:

    ...Just joking. hehe :)
    I agree, with just a few minor adjustments the panel would look much better, and wouldn't have to stick out so far. ;)
    I hope this gets forwarded to the development team.   Thanks for your consideration.


    Post edited by Seeker1 (US1) on

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    First, by reflection, which is noblest;
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  • There's a conflict issue between the repeat harvester and the turbo harvester.

    During a repeat harvest, the turbo harvest will disrupt the repeat harvest and you have to manually plant/feed the items...

    Place a lock bit on repeat harvest items and then auto remove the lock when the last repeat starts...

    This way the turbo harvester can't access the building...

    Please and thank-you

    MAGNETIX

  • stef7 (US1)stef7 (US1) US1 Posts: 460
    edited 01.02.2019
    JVD (US1) said:

    You know.....you could have simply left Flash alive and had none of these problems.  Fancy that!

    How could they have left Flash alive when the Flash developer is killing Flash??? LOL

    no matter the date it will be dead, GGS would have to switch to HTML5 long before Flash's demise....
    BUT flash is not dead yet.

    And they were not ready.  Just like they were not ready when they launched the Village, or the Village Fair.  They were not ready.  This is a disturbing trend.  

    I am farming LESS......a lot less.  Not by choice, but because the game (under any of the browsers suggested) is just too damn slow.
    GAVIN I AND ABOUT HALF MY COOP COULD NOT AGREE MORE. THEY COULD HAVE KEPT THE FLASH OPTION LONGER AND FIXED SOME STUFF AND MADE THE GAME WORK AND RUN 100% AND SHOWN THE PLAYERS COUNT. 

    AFTER ALL THERE IS MORE GRIPING ABOUT STUFF NOT WORKING AND I AM NOT JUST SPEAKING ABOUT HTML BUT EVERYTHING AND THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR MONTHS. 2 YEARS AGO WE WERE TOLD PUTTING IN EVENTS AND MAKING CHANGES WERE GOING TO BE TESTED AND MORE BUG FREE AND YET NOTHING HAS CHANGED. THE GAME HAS JUST AS MANY BUG, CHANGES MADE WITH ALL THE BUGS IN PLACE AND ROLLED OUT EVENTS THAT ARE BUG FILLED.

    THEY COULD HAVE LEFT THE FLASH OPTION A BIT LONGER AND WORKED ON SOME BUG THEN ROLLED IT OUT BUG FREE. 

    SAME WITH ANY EVENT IF IT IS NOT BUG FREE IT SHOULD NOT BE RUN UNTIL IT IS.

    START SHOWING US 1. YOU MEANT WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT TESTING, AND 2. YOU REALLY ARE LISTENING TO US BECAUSE AS OF NOW GGS'S WORDS ARE EMPTY. 

    JVD EVERYONE IS WELL AWARE FLASH IS GONG AWAY, BUT IT IS NOT GOING THIS WEEK OR THIS MONTH. CHANGES COULD HAVE BEEN MADE TO MAKE HTML WORK BETTER AND FOR EVERYONE BEFORE THEY DISABLED FLASH COMPLETELY.
    Post edited by stef7 (US1) on
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  • PCA (GB1)PCA (GB1) GB1 Posts: 839


    In case no one mentioned this yet:

    mail box, 1st tab on the right, "ignored players":  the list looks empty.

    I checked with other players in my coop and they confirmed there are no names in their lists either

     
  • CM_Hunter said:
    Hey, PCA...YOU received a response at least  LOL !!!

    GGS:
    As I have documented now on numerous occasions here, I've been told BY APPLE (no suppositions, postulations, or un-researched theories) that my computer is clean; fully up to date; fully functional; & is compatible w/ HTML...however there seems to be an issue related to GGS specifically that is creating an issue w/ HTML5 AND the GGS systems (and Mac) that needs to be addressed by GGS. I've asked that GGS I.T communicate w/ Apple I.T, investigate the exact circumstances, and attempt to find a solution.    (rotfl!)
    A key word there is 'older', generally older machines will have more issues than newer ones. I am also entirely unaware of any specific issues related to Mac machines. We have users with various problems and on a variety of different hardware, some of those are Mac users but this does not automatically indicate that there is a specific issue with Mac users. For example, if an issue is with Google Chrome and there Mac users using Google Chrome who report issues, this doesn't mean it's only Mac users having a problem. That's a bit of a simple example but even if ONLY Mac users were reporting an issue, this doesn't automatically pre-suppose that the issue is with Mac only, it certainly makes it more likely but it's still entirely possible that issues could be for other reasons.

    If we can get descriptions of the issues users are having specifically rather than a general 'Mac doesn't work' then we can likely look deeper into it and confirm if there really is a problem specific to Apple hardware, but as of now this isn't a known issue and as mentioned, we have Mac users in the office who don't experience any particular issue unique to Mac that hasn't been reported by Windows users as well.
    Please see my posts hunter - you do indeed have not only the issues but also of everything regarding my mac.  And I have yet to see any responses regarding this.  I'll say again, the game is unplayable on my mac.  I'm not going to repeat the issues or description of my mac, but there most certainly are issues.  Other online games work, but not BF.  And yes, I too contacted my local apple store and guess what?  They say the issue is with GGS and not them.  Also, they are telling me that although flash will eventually phased out as newer technologies arrive, there is no current plan for the majority of developers to stop using it!

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