Is P2P networking used in some social features in Foldit?

Case number:845818-993467
Topic:Game: Social
Opened by:Etherian
Status:Open
Type:Question
Opened on:Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 19:02
Last modified:Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 23:50

I am having trouble with certain features of Foldit, specifically chat, the exploration map, and possibly solution sharing. The Global and Puzzle Chat windows both say "Joining Chat" in the input box but do not change from that state while the Exploration Map contains only the starting solution and my current solution. Similarly, the only shared solutions that the Manage Solutions window displays are those that I myself have shared.

The network that I use may block Peer To Peer networking. Could this be the reason for this behavior? I have not yet had a chance to try Foldit on a different network, on this computer or any other, so I do not know if the network is actually related or not.

(Sun, 09/09/2012 - 19:02  |  1 comment)


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It doesn't use p2p but it does use IRC which may be blocked by your firewall.

Read more http://fold.it/portal/node/987513 and http://fold.it/portal/node/992014

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