Changes coming in version 36.3 *Important, Read*

  • Simon
    19th Jul 2010 Administrator 0 Permalink
    In the coming update (in a few hours time) there will be some drastic changes to the way saves are handled online. traditionally, whenever you save something in The Powder Toy, it is published online and added to the search for anyone to view, this is about to change.
    There will be 2 types of saving: public and private; public saves are viewable to anyone, while private saves are viewable only to you (but this is by no means secure, so don't put passwords in your private saves)
    There will be no restrictions on public or private saving, but it is important to respect other authors when saving publicly, this is something you do not need to worry about when saving privately.
    By default, a save will be private (unless you're re-saving your own published work) it is as simple as a check-box away from being public.

    Example

    While public saves are available in the main search and private are not, to view your own private work, simply click on "My own" on the search screen. You can also send your private saves to friends by linking them to the save in the browse section, which will be also feature a search in the near future.

    It should also be noted that the decision has been made to make all saves currently on the server as private, they will keep ratings and tags, you may publish your saves by opening them from the "My own" section and re-saving them with the "Publish" box checked.

    We will also stop deleting saves (except during certain circumstances) instead, we will just "unpublish" them to make them private and non-visible to others.
  • Lockheedmartin
    19th Jul 2010 Moderator 0 Permalink
    So wait we (mods) can't delete them? Only un-public them? It's kind of confusing.
  • Simon
    19th Jul 2010 Administrator 0 Permalink
    Lockheedmartin
    Why is that confusing?
  • Lockheedmartin
    19th Jul 2010 Moderator 0 Permalink
    Sorry, a problem with mis-understanding the paragraph.
  • Simon
    19th Jul 2010 Administrator 0 Permalink
    The client has now been updated, server updates will come tomorrow.
  • FrankBro
    19th Jul 2010 Member 0 Permalink
    Error : Server did not return data. Linux 32-bit with 36.2.
  • Lockheedmartin
    19th Jul 2010 Moderator 0 Permalink
    D: Simon the project opening won't work now! You doomed us all to creation decline, economic collapse and wide spread forest fire!
  • Simon
    19th Jul 2010 Administrator 0 Permalink
    What do you mean it doesn't work?
  • Lockheedmartin
    19th Jul 2010 Moderator 0 Permalink
    when you try to open any project, for some reason it stops responding.
    EDIT:I probably missed a file while extracting. Yeah I missed one.
  • Simon
    19th Jul 2010 Administrator 0 Permalink
    Simon
    I cannot confirm that behaviour at my end, which version are you using?
    Edit: Wow, I panicked and rolled back the update...
    Don't do that again :P