Bye Bye Save Files

At least once in every human’s life they get good news and bad news. Today I got mine which honestly wasn’t too too sad.

First off, a new banner for buisness and updates on the site:
urmmm

But with it I got this news. Some of your game files on http://www.nitrome.com may be deleted while the server changes. D: But you can retrieve them here http://cdn.nitrome.com/images/blog/retrieving_game_saves.pdf

Plus the game Hot air 2 Balloon maker may be missing. It is unknown if it’ll ever return. But don’t worry, Nitrome will likely have it up and running again. It was because there was so many files that Nitrome couldn’t retrieve them all, and the actual game.

The official word from Nitrome:
Ooh look we have a new banner… yay!

Unfortunately it’s not for anything that exciting… It’s more practical. There are some more interesting categories coming!

This new category in the blog is going to let you know about any maintenance work to the site or games. So for example if we make an update to fix a bug in a game we will let you know here.

Recently a few of you might have noticed that the site has been acting a bit wonky. Our old hosting wasn’t really up to the task of serving the games to all of you so we have been swapping over to a new server solution with the friendly folk at Peer 1.

Swapping hosting is never without its problems though and this one has had its fair share of teething problems. It’s mostly sorted out now but we want to quickly let you know what has been fixed and what we are planning to fix soon.

Most importantly you should all have noticed that the site is loading a lot faster than it did before thanks to Peer1’s whizzy content delivery network.

What most of you will have also noticed is that some of your game saves have disappeared. This is an unfortunate side-effect of the swap that couldn’t have been avoided – but not to worry, help is at hand. If you really need to retrieve your game saves we’ve written a handy little tutorial here. There are some games that haven’t been affected yet: Mirror Image, Twin Shot, Flash Cat, Icebreaker, Frost Bite 2, Numbskull, Fat Cat, Flipside and Toxic 2. We will have to swap these games over soon but we thought we’d give you all a little advance warning on the latest games to lessen the blow.

Another important thing that is not working yet is the highscores. We are aware of this and we are working on a fix at the moment so please bear with us.

You might also notice that the Balloon Maker has disappeared. Unfortunately this became so popular that the number of balloons created grew to such a size that we were unable to retrieve the files to swap them over to the new hosting. You guys made over 10 million balloons!! At the present time we are not sure what is going to happen with the balloon maker however we might resurrect it at some point in the future.

Finally we know a few of you have been asking us why we haven’t updated the skin in a while… It’s because we’ve been busy swapping the site. We do have a new one coming pretty soon now though so look out for that!

Phew! That’s it for now – we will try to keep you all updated.

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12 Responses to “Bye Bye Save Files”

  1. Danielle Says:

    i waz wonderingwhat the hecky happened to Balloon maker!

  2. Hugo Says:

    I am hoping balloon maker comes back it is the best game I know of

  3. Hugo Says:

    I meen its been deleatid from the hole intnet

  4. Hugo Says:

    I hope so

  5. Heartburn Home Remedy Says:

    My friend on Orkut shared this link with me and I’m not dissapointed at all that I came to your blog.

  6. mitchel musso Says:

    i hope so to i loved<3 that game 🙂

  7. mitchel musso Says:

    it was the best game on ther 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 i miss it so much:(

  8. mitchel musso Says:

    it was the best game on nitrome 🙂 well other then frostbite1 & 2 🙂

  9. mitchel musso Says:

    it was the best game on nitrome 🙂 well other then frostbite1 & 2:)

  10. luisa Says:

    I didn’t want that the game was deleted, it was my favorite game and I had a saved file with all.

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