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Tuesday, March 15 2011

Database restored from backup

News Post Posted by OverloadUT at Tue, 15 Mar 2011 11:12 am
Some of you may have noticed a MySQL error on your game pages, which was preventing the game logs from being displayed. This was due to a database corruption issue.

I have restored the particular broken table from a backup, which was 4 days old (I had more recent backups, but that's when the table went corrupt.) From a glance, it doesn't appear that this should have affected new turn notifications or anything else in your games; there will simply be a gap in the game log. Even the score log is still in-tact.

Thanks to those who pointed out the issue to me.

Tuesday, September 25 2007

New Uploader Released - Fixes 0 AD Problem

News Post Posted by OverloadUT at Tue, 25 Sep 2007 6:56 am
I just released a new version of the uploader which should fix the problem where the date doesn't get reported properly after 0 AD. Sorry it took so long.

You can get it on the Downloads page.

Wednesday, August 15 2007

New Uploader Released for BTS

News Post Posted by OverloadUT at Wed, 15 Aug 2007 9:57 pm
It's a bit overdue, but a new uploader has been released that adds support for Beyond the Sword. I still need to add the new leaders to the database so you can select them on the website, but that shouldn't prevent you from using Civstats to track turn information.

Head on over to the downloads page to get it!

Saturday, May 5 2007

This is the new server!

News Post Posted by OverloadUT at Sat, 5 May 2007 3:38 pm
If you can see this entry, then the DNS change has propagated to the DNS servers you use and you are now viewing Civstats running off of the new server.

Basically, this means you can view your game stats again. It might say that the uploader is disconnected for your game if the DNS change has not gotten to the DNS servers that your actual game server is running on. If this lasts for more than 48 hours, then please send me an email as it should not take that long.

Server transfer

News Post Posted by OverloadUT at Sat, 5 May 2007 8:16 am


The Civstats site is being transferred over to a completely new server today. All of the data transfer has already been done, and I am about to do the database transfer.

It will take a few days for the DNS change to propagate throughout the Internet.

I will configure the upload script to deny all uploads to the old server. Theoretically this will cause all the uploaders out there to keep retrying their uploads until it gets a successful response (which will happen when the DNS change is propagated to the DNS servers you use). What this means is that you should keep your uploaders running even though they will show that there was an error uploading.

You will know that you are viewing the new server because I will put a new news post on the new server and not this old one

Here goes nothing!

Tuesday, October 17 2006


News Post Posted by OverloadUT at Tue, 17 Oct 2006 8:28 am
I just rolled out a small but needed update that I think people will like: Victories!

Check out This game to see it in action. Pretty spiffy don't you think? This is not automatic; game administrators must manually set the winner of the game and the cause of victory because the uploader can't tell when the game is over. There is a new link on the "Admin Tools" bar called "Declare Winner" - click it to set the winner of your game.

This also means that the List of Games page now has another section just for finished games.

Wednesday, August 9 2006

Site is back online!

News Post Posted by OverloadUT at Wed, 9 Aug 2006 7:31 pm
As you may have noticed, the site was down for almost a week.

The short story is a hacker compromised the server which forced me to reinstall the OS and restore from backups.

If you left your uploaders running during the downtime, they should already have detected that the server is back up and uploaded all the data they were storing in their queue. I designed the uploaders to work even if the site goes offline, and now I know it works!

The score graphs are disabled, for now. I will need to do some work to get them working on the new version of PHP that's installed.

Wednesday, July 26 2006

Minor Uploader Update

News Post Posted by OverloadUT at Wed, 26 Jul 2006 2:06 pm
A minor update to the uploader has been released. It fixes a bug that caused the application to lock up when using the "Auto Detect" feature and more than 1 window was detected.

You can download the latest version on the downloads page.

Sunday, July 23 2006

Official CivStats.com site launch!

News Post Posted by OverloadUT at Sun, 23 Jul 2006 6:41 pm
The last site update, detailed below, marked a huge milestone in the development of this project. I have crossed off every item on my design doc that I wanted completed for version 1.0 of the site. This means that CivStats.com is no longer beta!

For a project like this, being "beta" or not doesn't really mean much, but it's a pretty big personal accomplishment regardless.

Uploader Version 1.0 Released!

News Post Posted by OverloadUT at Sun, 23 Jul 2006 6:24 pm
Version 1.0 of the CivStats.com Uploader has been released.

This is a major and mandatory update for all games. The old versions of the uploader will work for a while, but eventually I will be disabling all uploads from older versions. Please tell your game administrators to update!

The download link and detailed changes can be viewed on the new uploader page.