What's New
News Feed

New Release!

Hey everyone,

We've just released a new update to the game client! As part of this update, we've disabled audio to help with the recent Windows crashing problems. We will re-enable it once we diagnose the issues with the audio system. This will include the following:

General:
* Added a view option for hiding symmetric chains.
* Disabled audio.

As always, a thank you to our testers in the developer preview!

(Mon, 07/25/2016 - 21:58  |  2 comments)

We're back!

Report any wacky news or bugs in this post. Thanks!

(Fri, 07/22/2016 - 07:06  |  15 comments)

Developer Preview Release Soon

Hey everyone,

We're about to release an update to the Developer Preview soon! As part of this update, we've disabled audio to help with the recent Windows crashing problems. We will re-enable it once we diagnose the issues with the audio system. This will include the following:

General:
* Added a view option for hiding symmetric chains.
* Disabled audio.

(Wed, 07/20/2016 - 19:01  |  8 comments)

AWS Move and Upcoming Downtime

Good news part 2, everyone!

Remember this announcement regarding our move to Amazon Web Services (AWS)? Well, it turns out we're going to need some downtime after all. This downtime is to make a consistent, full backup - something you can't do while the server is running. Further down the line, we'll make the actual switch, which should require (minimal) downtime.

Upcoming downtime: Thursday, 21 July
Expected downtime: 12 hours. (Could be more, could be less. If it's less, we could need to take it down during that timeframe again if there are issues.)
Downtime timeframe: 1100 - 2300 Pacific Time (aka Foldit time).
The Time Zone Converter: Right this way!
Services available: None. The website, chat, forums, and game will be completely unavailable during this time.
Puzzle Status: We are intending to extend the end time of Puzzle 1260 by 24 hours (which is longer than the actual downtime expected).
How will I get updates if there are any delays to restored service? Please follow Twitter and/or Facebook for updates. Please do not mail CGS, members of the team or inkycatz for updates. Due to the number of you, there's little chance we would be able to reply to everyone individually (as much as we want to).

We'd also like to extend a note of appreciation to Amazon for providing initial funding and helping us with the project, and of course, your patience during this outage.

(Tue, 07/19/2016 - 16:30  |  7 comments)

Upcoming results on the Foldit vs. UMich Electron Density Challenge!

We wanted to let you know that we will be discussing the exciting results from the Foldit vs. UMich Electron Density Challenge at the next Scientist Chat (next month)!

In order to publish any of these results, however, we have to follow the new authorship policy that journals have implemented now requiring author names and affiliations for all authors. Previously, we used "Foldit Players" (or Players, F.) to represent all of you.

Therefore, we ask that if you were one of the 471 soloists who played Puzzle 1152 and you would like to be listed by name as an author for any publication about this puzzle (you will be under the group consortium "Foldit Players"), please contact us by 23:00 GMT on Friday July 22nd by emailing your complete real name (we cannot use your username) to:

Foldit.Publications@gmail.com

We would like to emphasize that this is completely voluntary, as we would of course also have a statement in the acknowledgements thanking all Foldit players, just not by name.

(Thu, 07/14/2016 - 20:01  |  7 comments)
Get Started: Download
  Windows    OSX    Linux  
Windows
(Vista/7/8)
OSX
(10.7 or later)
Linux
(64-bit)

Are you new to Foldit? Click here.

Are you a student? Click here.

Are you an educator? Click here.
Search
Only search fold.it
Recommend Foldit
User login
Soloists
Evolvers
Groups
Topics
Top New Users
Sitemap

Supported by: UW Center for Game Science, UW Department of Computer Science and Engineering, UW Baker Lab, DARPA, NSF, HHMI, Microsoft, and Adobe