Hello all! Hope you are enjoying this fine Tuesday. I wanted to take a brief moment to remind everyone about the Foldit Community Rules. As part of the community, everyone is expected to adhere to these rules at all times, so it is important all are aware of what is expected. Here are the highlights:
Keep the conversation PG-rated, since there is a wide range of ages in the community. Anything deemed offensive or obscene will not be tolerated.
The Partition Puzzles released yesterday were posted with the wrong score function, unfortunately. The old puzzles have been pulled and reposted with the correct score function. Players may load their work from the previous puzzles into the reposted puzzles. We're sorry for any inconvenience (but we're glad we caught the error early)!
Phase Two of the Protein Design Partition Tournament starts today! We've selected 20 designs from Phase One of the tournament, which are now vulnerable to challenge, in 20 new partition puzzles. See the blog for more details!
We are announcing a friendly protein design tournament for Foldit players! The tournament will function slightly differently from the regular design puzzles that players are used to, but we think it could yield better protein designs.
We're finally pushing out our new release, with the following fixes and changes. This also includes the new Mac 64-bit version - though for now, you can continue to use the 32-bit version. If you want to try your 64-bit hand on Mac, you can download the new installer here: http://fold.it/dist/external/Foldit-macos_x64.dmg
* Added some additional instrumenting to report crashes and errors to the server.
* The initial code for always-positive conditions (now bonuses) is being rolled out. For now, scoring will remain the same.
As there are still some issues remaining with the Mac 64-bit build, we're also pushing out a 32-bit release of the latest devprev. This should give our Mac users a choice between 64 and 32 bit for the time being. Be sure to check it for bugs!
We plan on pushing this devprev out to main soon, so keep an eye out.