We have another update that you should get automatically when you run the game; and it should be posted for everyone by tomorrow. It includes:
Multiple chat channels: chat with everyone, with the people in your current puzzle, or with your group!
In game news: the news postings will show up in the game, so you can be up to date on what's happening with foldit.
Hotkeys: Restore best is now bound to Ctrl/Cmd+B. We're planning on adding more soon!
Protein selection fix: for people who were having problems selecting parts of the protein with the mouse, this update should address that.(Tue, 05/20/2008 - 07:48 | 0 comments)
Ranks Currently Disabled
You've probably noticed recently that you're not getting assigned a rank in any of the competition puzzles. Ranking has been turned off for a little while while we work on some server optimizations, but it's our top priority to get that fixed. Note that your scores are still being reported and you'll be properly ranked soon enough.(Tue, 05/20/2008 - 01:16 | 0 comments)
Small Game Update
We have posted a small update tonight to address some user requests. Included are a lock/unlock all button, and the ability to resize the chat window. You should get the update automatically the next time you start the game.(Thu, 05/15/2008 - 07:46 | 0 comments)
Foldit Joins the International Protein Folding Competition
Foldit is joining the Team Baker Lab to compete in CASP, the international protein folding competition. This contest is usually won by complex computer programs running on large computer clusters. Let's show them that computers are no match for the collective human creativity of over 20,000 Foldit players!
In preparation, we posted some CASP warmup puzzles (Fibronectin, E. coli, Human Fyn 2, Transduction). CASP will be the first time you are folding proteins for which we truly do not know the folded shape. Be prepared; they're difficult.(Thu, 05/15/2008 - 07:04 | 0 comments)
Puzzle 50 and 51 Results Released
For Puzzle 50, the top groups were Something Awful, Berkeley, Temporary Insanity, Carnegie Mellon, and DSN @ Home. The top players were dmorenus, KatoPlato, Pinbacker, theohall, and Adman. For the beginner version the top groups were UVic Folders, Penny-Arcade, Mac Users, L'Alliance Francophone, and CSE Grads. The top players were indrek.juhani, avepr13, Audguy, DeathxByxTaxes, and rlipas. For Puzzle 51, the top groups were Something Awful, Window Group, Window Group, Window Group, and Something Awful. The top players were akaifire, The_Essex_Doge, asur, EonDigital, and daemonk. For the beginner version the top groups were Rule Britannia, Berkeley, Temporary Insanity, L'Alliance Francophone, and Fac de Sciences Orleans. And the top players were DeathxByxTaxes, parro, max_260, oliversatile, and NukeSpoon.(Thu, 05/15/2008 - 07:04 | 0 comments)