We've reposted the most recent update with several exciting new features! Here are some to look for:
- Achievements: You can now unlock achievements for completing certain tasks in the game. They will show up on your user page. These currently include completing puzzle levels, making a certain number of moves, sharing solutions, and related actions. We're planning on adding more in the future!
- Puzzle levels: The puzzle levels have been redone and reorganized.
- Hotkeys: Some of the hotkeys have changed.
- Fixes: This should fix the recent problem with saving and loading.
Puzzle durations extended; update rolled back
In view of the problems some of you have experienced with the new update (which has since been rolled back), I will keep the current puzzles open until Friday. If we should need to keep them open longer, I will let you know on Friday.
We have been having some hardware glitches recently, and during one of these a table containing score data was corrupted. As I was cleaning the data, I lost all our old user and group scores.
The good news is that I have full backups, so not a minutes' worth of scores have actually been lost. The bad news is that it will probably be a day or two before the scores reappear on the site. So just stay tuned and don't jump at the feedback reflexively, I will probably have quite a lot of duplicate feedback issues related to this issue anyway...
Foldit Developer Preview
We are making the Foldit Developer Preview available to all of you. Through the Preview, you can try out the features we will be rolling out in our updates ahead of time, practise new tools, play with new features, and let us know what you think about the quality of the upcoming update before it goes live.
To avoid unfairness, you will not be able to play regular puzzles. There are some puzzles set aside just for trying out the Preview with some proteins.
To try out the Preview, you have to make a small change in your Foldit directory, which is described in the FAQ.