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It's not about the money. (Posted by Noctis on Year 20 Day 350)
 1Year 20 Day 350, 18:47Noctis banned player Vod Valkfire providing the following reason: Attempting to sell combine assets for...
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SWCombine is best combine. (Posted by Noctis on Year 20 Day 345)
 1Year 20 Day 345, 19:52Noctis banned player Lister O`Smeg providing the following reason: Golden Rule Violation   Golden Ru...
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This product is taking the medical field by storm; doctors don't want you to know about it! (Posted by Noctis on Year 20 Day 338)
 1Year 20 Day 338, 18:22Noctis banned player Qard Sharq providing the following reason: Abuse of DMs despite previous warning. ...
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Community News

Kez topples Dac to take the crown. New Deathmatch is up! (Posted by Evan on Year 20 Day 337)
WINNER!!! Congrats to Kez for just scraping out a win against Dac in the latest Deathmatch. You may claim your free hug from you...
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Change in staff (Posted by Baugrems on Year 20 Day 325)
Starting November 1st October 25th, I will be moving back to the player side of the game. It's been a good 3 years but it is time f...
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MOAR MATCHES (Posted by Noctis on Year 20 Day 158)
Rounds advanced! The winner gets a free hug from Baugrems! May the Force be with you all... Go vote! Or else! Submit more matches ...
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Technical News

Sync Report Y20 D343 (Posted by Clarr Solo on Year 20 Day 343)
Features - Faction forums: Faction leaders and 2IC can create a board for your faction on the SWC forums. - There are instructions...
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Western Reaches (Posted by Arjuna on Year 20 Day 302)
For the first time since galaxy 2.0 a new sector has been added to the galaxy, happy hunting
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Sync Report Y20 D299 (Posted by Clarr Solo on Year 20 Day 299)
HTTPS Enabled: - The core of the website and the static images are sent via HTTPS now, and the website will redirect you into HTTP...
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(Posted by Clarr Solo on Year 20 Day 343 19:06)

Features

- Faction forums: Faction leaders and 2IC can create a board for your faction on the SWC forums.
- There are instructions available on how to set up and configure permissions for faction forums.

- Alazhi Refining (Turning Alazhi into Bacta at a Bacta Refinement Facility) has had a UI makeover and had its code updated.
- The equations have been tweaked slightly to make it take slightly more time to yield, and to put more emphasis on using NPCs.
- Now always requires the source materials to be aboard the Refinery. (Previously had some code with silos, etc. Cannot use silos anymore).

- Browser Notifications have been reworked. (As such, you will need to re-enable them from the settings screen if you want to use them).
- Browser notifications now keep track of unread events separately from the events screens, and do not reset the notification flashers when received.
- You can enable browser notifications for DMs.
- Browser notifications will now only prompt for browser permissions if they are first enabled in the settings screen, and browser notifications are disabled by default for new players.

- You can now block certain characters from sending you DMs. You can find the blocking controls on the settings page.

- Sensor blocking in asteroid fields have changed. Asteroid squares now reduce sensor power by half for each asteroid encountered. Previously asteroids blocked sensors.

- When you are within in a hidden system, you can view the galaxy map rules pages for that hidden system, previously this was not allowed. A tag has been added to hidden system rules pages.
- Travel planner: Manually plotting destinations within hidden systems using the coordinates should work. You can not browse hidden systems from within travel planner.


- Require items to have maximum uses when repackaging
- Fixed a bug where recycling a mine kept mining.
- Fixed an issue with faction dissolution caused unrelated event spam about warrants.
- Fixed an issue with bacta tank usage not resetting NPC Fitout Equip status
- Faction privileges page updated to work better on mobiles

 

D344 Hotfix:
- Fixed some errors that generate links showing incorrectly (kicking passengers, cockpit quick assign)
- Fixed regression with crating droids
- Fixed crash when hiring NPCs of new race.
- Fixed missing link back to faction forums in forum top menu when you aren't in that faction.

 
(Edited by Clarr Solo on Year 20 Day 344)
(Posted by Evan on Year 20 Day 337 20:25)

WINNER!!!

Congrats to Kez for just scraping out a win against Dac in the latest Deathmatch. You may claim your free hug from your nearest Baugrems.

A whole new tournament has begun! And some fun grudge matches are up, too. Be sure to vote and submit new ideas for grudge matches!

Death Match

GRUDGE MATCHES!

 
(Posted by Baugrems on Year 20 Day 325 22:13)

Starting November 1st October 25th, I will be moving back to the player side of the game. It's been a good 3 years but it is time for a break to go play. I'm wrapping up all my tickets/work these last 2 weeks so don't expect me to pick up new things for you. Check with the rest of the team instead (please). 

For any LISP/Quest related questions speak to Noctis.

Otherwise bug Evan/Erek directly. And repeatedly.

 
(Edited by Baugrems on Year 20 Day 332)
(Posted by Noctis on Year 20 Day 158 23:01)

Rounds advanced! The winner gets a free hug from Baugrems! May the Force be with you all...

Go vote! Or else! Submit more matches too! 

Death Match

GRUDGE MATCHES!

 

 
(Edited by Baugrems on Year 20 Day 330)
(Posted by Arjuna on Year 20 Day 302 18:34)

For the first time since galaxy 2.0 a new sector has been added to the galaxy, happy hunting

 
(Posted by Clarr Solo on Year 20 Day 299 18:22)

HTTPS Enabled:

- The core of the website and the static images are sent via HTTPS now, and the website will redirect you into HTTPS most of the time. Update your bookmarks.
- Now would be a good time to consider changing your password to the website especially if like me you have used the same password for SWC for over 17 years. Reminder to always use a unique password for every website you use, and consider using a password manager (such as Keepass, Lastpass, 1Password, pass, etc). Account passwords are stored on our server with a unique salt and hashed using bcrypt.
- User submitted content may still be submitted via http, so the website will remain "mixed content" (for example: images in forum posts, images in descriptions and links to external sites)
- If you are having issues with parts of the page rendering, please whitelist this website in any security extensions you are running (such as ghostery, firefox tracking protection, etc), and disable "mixed passive content blocking" if you have it enabled for this website.
- Huge thankyou to Sel who did a lot of work over many weekends to update our software to be able to do this change.


Live Chat

- The IRC Live Chat applet has been discontinued, in its place is a page with connection instructions to IRC and an invite link to the discord server (discord link only shows to logged in accounts).
- Faction profiles with discord links in the "Chat" field will show up as discord invite on their faction profile.


Bugs/Features:

- A number of bugs relating to duplicate travel actions and other duplicate actions have been fixed, in particular duplicate travel actions should no longer cause timers to pause for the entire game.
- Added custom item names to scanner
- Adding range select to summary credit view
- Fix display of uses on items without uses
- Fix missing zeros on rules pages
- Fix medical menu headings
- Fix inventory tooltip html being shown
- Market: make total bid count update on bid placed
- CP Exchange image submission field now only accepts numeric IDs
- Fix XSS in makeover confirm box
- Fix XSS in boarding events
- Fix XSS in hail screen
- Fix export cockpit scanner when focused on a single square (#5349)
- Travel planner: changing pilot now causes the travel plan to cancel at the next segment. Include events for travel planner into the ship event log (viewable in cockpit).
- Travel planner: when in hyperspace visiting the travel planner will show your hyperspace destination as the default location if no plan is set (previously it showed you 0, 0).
- Travel planner: When in a ship that cannot fly in atmosphere, travel planner will not show planet view after clicking on a planet

Javascript:

- Add justify plugin to CKEditor (simnews/gns editor), update from 4.10.0 to 4.12.1, make title field required on sim news and gns posting page
- Fix missing jquery-ui css file (and overwrite weird looking autocomplete css), remove unused colourPicker.php, slider.js, slider.css files
- Upgrade less.js to 3.10.3
- Hide jquery-ui accessibility text that shows up when you used autocomplete fields

 
(Posted by Evan on Year 20 Day 299 14:04)

The Great Baugrems has deemed you all worthy of receiving a most benevolent gift!

From this day forward, Zoo Stations are now available for construction by Information Factions.

Zoo Station

But wait, there's more!

Zoo Stations also come with a brand new Incubator! Now you can cook your eggs in the comfort of the vacuum of space!

Incubator

Remember to send all sacrifices to Baugrems!

 
(Edited by Evan on Year 20 Day 299)
(Posted by Mikel von Bianchi on Year 20 Day 278 20:45)

The Combine may be slow or have issues like occasional error messages or looping timers for the next 48 hours (at most) while some upgrades are performed on the server.

We will advise when all issues should be resolved.

 

Y20 D281 Edit: issues should have been resolved for a few days, we had to change a setting though that may make the site slower. If you notice any significant slowdowns please note the page and what you were doing and advise in the help channel on IRC/Discord. 

 

Y20 D283 Edit: We're aware of the errors preventing players from initiating various actions or loading certain pages and working on a fix. Please bear with us as we get it fixed; thanks!

 
(Edited by Evan on Year 20 Day 283)
(Posted by Clarr Solo on Year 20 Day 271 19:44)

Regressions from previous sync:
- Installing locks fixed, and timers for them are re-enabled.
- Forum Mark As Read issue fixed (mark as read was not applying correctly).
- Forum bans issue fixed (individual forum bans were incorrectly applying against entire board).
- Forum board spelling made consistent again.
- An issue where you could not remove more than one item from an NPC fitout has been fixed (jquery update issue).
- Fixed missing confirm on starting location screen (jquery update issue).
- Fixed drag/drop not working on touch enabled browsers (jquery update issue). In particular, drag/drop is required in character creation to change skill group priorities.

Bugs:
- Several issues that caused long server recovery time after an extended outage have been addressed, future outages that affect server processing of actions (such as travel) will now recover more quickly.
- Most fields where you enter "names" have been limited to their correct length: in most cases 50 characters is the maximum length for names.
- Production missing materials error now shows the quantity of materials missing.
- The following pages have been improved for mobiles/narrow screens:
 - Members index page can draw as a single column when narrow
 - Character creation can draw as a single column when narrow
 - Achievements can draw as a single column when narrow

 
(Posted by Syn on Year 20 Day 263 22:42)

There are currently a number of known bugs that forum users are likely to encounter. This includes the inability to mark forums read, and an issue where users banned from individual forums may find themselves banned from the entire board. These are in the process of being fixed.

A variety of other bugs have sprung up in SWC since the last sync as well. Should you encounter an issue, please check the Bug Base for a status update, or report it there if it has not already been reported. The #swc-help channel on SWC's unofficial discord server also has some pinned messages detailing known issues, and users there or in the Question Centre forums may be able to advise you further.

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Y20D265 Edit: Timers for installing/uninstalling doors have been disabled due to an issue from the last sync. This results in the timer counting down but never finishing. We'll let you know when you may resume fortifying your assets. :)

 
(Edited by Evan on Year 20 Day 265)
(Posted by Clarr Solo on Year 20 Day 258 17:07)

PHP:
- We upgraded from php 7.1 to 7.3, this wasn't planned in advance, so YOLO.

Javascript:
- We were running on a very old version of some javascript libraries (jquery/jquery-ui), we have updated these through many major versions (from 2011 to 2019) and some javascript code will stop working. Please report any weird javascript UI issues.
- The following lines are some pages that used backwards incompatible jquery code and had to be updated:
- Fix crash on character templates rules page when viewing some templates (jquery update)
- Fix jquery error on CP exchange page
- Fix checkbox toggle selection


Forum:
- The Forum code has been cleaned up and updated, this won't be visible for most people but some admin screens have been redone. Some code may be broken hopefully it's not critical to memeing.
- Some updates to fix some forum code exploits.
- Remove forum password checking code (it didn't work)


Messages:
- Some large backend changes to how messages between players are stored.


Bugs:
- Fix production screen error (attempt number 2)
- Fix issue where vehicles were not showing up on room summary when in a hangar
- Workaround issue with NPC Transport not working well while certain actions (crafting, force training) are active
- Fix undersized under construction images on scanner
- Fix issue where wrecks would show up as loading locations
- Fix issue where building has blank name causing confusing events
- Fix inventory confirm box having multiple entries when cancelled
- Fix issue with Facility Construction when target facility is destroyed, leaving orphaned action
- Fix issue with Hook Timers
- Remove transaction around hook invocation code (causes bad hooks to crash instead of silently ignoring them)
- Fix issue where multiple faction creation member invitations can be sent to the same person
- Fix crash on shield generator page when inside something that does not have shield generators
- Prevent tractoring things under construction
- Fix an exploit with the error handler
- Fix issue where non-logged in players would not see some input validation errors (making character creation and account signup very confusing)
- Fix an issue where certain errors occurring as part of the tick were not showing up in the error handler
- Character skill sheet, NPC skill sheet, and skill distribute page has been redone to work better on mobile (column view only when wide enough)
- Fix issue where lightsaber parts would not show up in correct category after dropping in rooms
- Fix issue where the None field for inventory filter deposits does not work
- Fix issue with squad patrol routes when you leave a field blank
- Fix issue where unbuildable square in roads corner causes facility construction failure
- Fix issue where space bandit spawns would always be the same ship types
- Avoid crashing if unknown event type exists in database
- Avoid crashing in the failed action tool encountering an unknown action
- Arrested NPCs are not being removed from working status correctly
- Fix crash when ordering squad to follow while they have another active command
- Fix issue where build permission without valid orientation would crash construction page
- Make build permissions submission crash if supplied with invalid data
- Fix wrecks blocking station construction


Web Services:
- Regex issue preventing /Inventory/ WS resource from loading (#5318)

 
(Posted by Clarr Solo on Year 20 Day 258 0:38)

There is an ongoing issue with the server that is causing a issues when rendering pages. This issue causes pages to fail to load with a white screen, or red Ajax errors being printed. Temporary workaround until the issue is fixed is to retry until successful. No ETA for a fix yet.

Also action timers will take an hour or two to catch up.

 
(Edited by Clarr Solo on Year 20 Day 258)