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So big news today ... after more than a month we have completed the essential migration of the old C++ game server to C# .NET.

This requires a mandatory update to your Client.exe, Sound.exe, and Viewscreen.exe

Big shout out to User:skippy for running basically every function on the new server to test it out for you guys!

Highlights:

  • Upgraded network layer (due to minimum version on the managed code library)
    • This is the reason that we couldn't keep the old Client.exe working without an update, sorry
    • But as a bonus, we have been getting reports of lower latency times
  • Moved fixed-width binary files to Microsoft SQL server databases
    • Global census and VLM reports (coming soon) can now be retrieved in SECONDS rather than HOURS
    • Relational database enforces constraints on the data like not having more PODS than a ship can hold, etc.
    • Effectively unlimited storage of inventory, bays, etc. on persons, in vehicles, at colonies, etc...
      • I.E. We will now be able to implement ships with more than 6 bays!
  • Web integrations become super easy since most of my recent web experience has been in ASP.NET
    • New VLM, updated newspaper, updated Deois/CPOC/TAC/Market watch pages
    • Online banking (coming soon)
  • Tons of bug fixes since this newer language limits bad coding decisions and eliminates unsafe memory access

This we know aren't working yet:

If you see anything else please let me know!

Posted by reskin (administrator) on 14 April 2017 at 19:55.
Edited by reskin (administrator) on 27 May 2017 at 03:14.
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Ground Track is back up with a 3x sampling rate and 1.6x resolution ... although there is a discussion about improvements at Special:WikiForum/New_Metgar_Ground_Track

Market summary page is back up... still working out a few bugs and getting the detail graphs working this morning.

Posted by reskin (administrator) on 29 April 2017 at 13:00.
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Auctions have been completely rewritten yesterday. All existing bids were cancelled and the items were relisted. Going forward we will have support for land auctions. We will not be reusing auction "lot" numbers. The vBay page was moved here and features up-to-the-minute information. Soon we will have the ability to search closed auctions historically, etc.

Posted by reskin (administrator) on 9 May 2017 at 15:22.
Edited by reskin (administrator) on 10 May 2017 at 03:15.