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Bug fixes, Tutorials, and 32bit patch releases!

It's official: Update 31a is a success!

We've prepared the 32bit patch releases for FurN and Allegria Island, as well as created a lore-based story behind the creation of AI, so feel free to check those out!

Many have asked about Tutorials so I'd like to mention that we have an official Youtube channel and a playlist dedicated to tutorials! We cover how to create an Account and how to create and edit your characters. For Dreamweavers there's 2 tutorials about 32bit remapping, and one of them covers how to convert old style avatars to 32bit remapping!

We also have a web-based tutorial for those looking to quickly modernize their Dream! The community is welcome to make tutorials too, as things are figured out! (PS. We postponed the drawing of the raffle to later in the month. Details soon!)

Bug Fixes since Update 31a

Our dev team has also been hard at work fixing some issues which cropped up after the update went live! Here's a partial list of what's been fixed so far.

Server fixes:

  • Fixed the spontaneous Heimdall restarts that were knocking people offline right after the update
  • Fixed an issue where some users randomly had their portrait turn off
  • Default Hyooman DS params fixed
  • Moved downloads to s3 servers

FurEd fixes:

  • Your in-game appearance now updates correctly when you save a costume
  • Magic forms and custom avatars no longer show a “file not found” error
  • A meaningful error message is shown when you try to create a character using an unavailable name
  • Newly created characters are now usable through legacy web services (by using the character name and account password)

Web fixes:

  • Legacy web services and Digo Market now accept account passwords in place of character passwords
  • Account password reset should no longer give “Invalid email address” error
  • Import character function added to the My Den menu

Digo Market fixes:

  • Rainchecked orders now activate instantly after they have been paid through PayPal
  • Subscription renewals now work in a more reliable fashion

Map / Art fixes:

  • Digo remap fixes on several avatars, butlers, and portraits (will be in the next client)
  • Positioning fixes on a couple of default patch objects (will be in the next client)
  • Several main map bug fixes

Land Rush in New Allegria Island

New AI Beach scene

You can now submit reservations for Turf and Dream Upload spots in New Allegria Island!

If you are the owner of a Turf, there is now a one-time chance to move your existing Turf to the new AI map. You can also purchase a new Exclusive Turf and reserve a spot in AI. Likewise, if you are the holder of a Dream Package, Realm Package, or World Package, you can now submit your reservation for an upload portal in New AI. The red upload pads currently on the map are suggested Group Package upload locations. You can choose from them or other locations on the map.

Please send us your submission through the ticket system. Don't forget to include a screenshot that clearly shows the location that you would like to reserve and include a secondary location in case it is taken. If you have a previous reserved spot on another map, please include a screenshot of that also. Note that all spots require approval by DEP staff. Some areas are not available for Turfs. We'll let you know whether your chosen spot is available, taken, or unavailable.

Turfs and reserved upload pads/portals will only be added to the game on the day when the New AI is released to Live World (or shortly after). If you have any questions, please send us a ticket. :)

Test and Win!

It's not just the weather that's heating up! Work on update 31 has been intense in the recent months and we are getting ready to release it to Live World!

We want to make this update as good as we can, and we need help -- your help! -- with testing the update in the Second Dreaming World! There is a lot to test: from maps and dreams (especially your own!) to character creation and logging in, everything needs an experienced look by you!

Read this post on how to download and use the preview version!

To make it worth your while and say Thank You, we are holding a special Second Dreaming Raffle with very attractive prizes.

What you can win:

1 x Renowned Avatar Package
1 x Dreamer Domain Package
1 x Golden Dragon Package
3 x Golden Alchemy Package
3 x Gloaming Conjurer Package
5 x ArchAngelcat Package
5 x Eternal Direhound Package

How to enter:

There are two ways to enter this raffle:

- Upload your dream in the New Alegria Island in the Second Dreaming World. Place your character next to the portal and press TAB so that your character name is visible. Take a screenshot ("F" tab) and submit it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This yields you one entry into the raffle. Only one submission per person is allowed! Your character must be on a Furcadia CMS/Web Account- If you have none, you can create one! Please make a backup copy of every dream you upload!

- Report a new, reproducible bug in the Bug Report thread here. The first person to report a new, reproducible bug that has not been found or reported yet, will get an additional entry into the raffle. This is per bug. A player can get multiple raffle entries by reporting multiple eligible bug reports. Whether a bug report is eligible is decided at the sole discretion of Dragon Eye's Productions staff. Click here for information on how to report bugs! You need to log into the forum with your character (not account) credentials. You can upload screenshots directly in the forum thread or include a link to Imgur, Tinypic, or other sites.

The rules in a nutshell: Only one screenshot submission per player is allowed. If you send in more, you'll be disqualified. DEP Staff and Team Dragon Members are excluded from participation. You must have a Furcadia Web/CMS account. The raffle ends on August 1st, 2016. Winners will be announced on or before August 15, 2016.

If you have any question about this raffle, please submit a ticket at http://support.furcadia.com.

Name generator!

Have you been having fun with the web-based FurEd? Good! In today's news blog we want to show you another of the new features that makes creating new characters easier and more fun!

Have you ever wanted to make a new character and couldn't find an available name? Or bumped into a creative block where naming a new roleplaying alt became a big obstacle between you and slipping into the new persona?

The new and upcoming web-based FurEd will help you out! We've added a nifty random name generator! That's right, not only will FurEd put together an outfit for you on demand, but it will also suggest a name for your new character that is not taken. The suggestions are not only specific for the selected gender, but also take the species into account. So, if you're a Feline, you'll probably get different names than you would if you had chosen a Canine character. Each species has their own set of last names, plus some generic ones.

It'll also consider your account's email address! It can determine if your account email has a first and last name and offer that name to you first before generating one. So if your email is super-furre @ furcadia.com you'll get Super Furre as a name suggestion if it isn't already taken.

Try it here!

Whether you take the name as it is or let it inspire you, making characters just got easier! It's quite entertaining to just play with it and see what it suggests. We hope that this new feature will also help new players get smoothly and quickly into the game.

FurEd Random Name Generator

Please note that the web-based FurEd is still in development! So not everything works flawlessly yet, but we think it's already a lot of fun to play around with. Oh, and if you click Play, it will add the character to your account right away!

Let us know what you like about it on Twitter or Facebook!

FurEd Update!

The preview version of the new web-based FurEd (Character Create) has been updated!

FurEd updated

Take a sneak peak now!

http://cms.furcadia.com/fured/

Remember to log in with your CMS Account, not with your character's password. Make sure to select a digo or avatar that has a butler, as otherwise nothing happens when you click on "Hair", "Fur", etc. :)

The upcoming 32-bit update of Furcadia comes with numerous new features. Among them is the greatly increased color depth for everything, including the dyes for characters. Right now, Furcadia is limited to a 256 color palette, but once the update is released (not much longer now!), we'll have a 32-bit range of colors for everything! You'll notice in the preview of the FurEd/Character Create that you have the same number of basic colors available for your character. This is by design and we'll add many more dyes over time!

This week, Majas and Emerald Flame have been going over many of the basic colors and touched up these older dyes for a better flow. This is especially noticeable with Hair dyes that only had 2-4 colors/shades. Many dyes, such as Gray brown and Cream brown have more contrast and look less flat. Others, like Aquacyan, no longer consist of just two shades, which made them look flat, but are fully colored now. Pinewood and Light chocolate are less shiny and pink! On numerous fur dyes (Fox orange, Yellow, and Violet are the most noticeable), the pastey white side of the spectrum was tweaked to be more saturated for more robust and full colors.

Go ahead and play some with this preview version and let us know what you think! Note that not all avatars have "butlers" yet, so if you get an error saying that a file doesn't exist, that's normal! It's a preview, so there are some small wrinkles still needing to be ironed out, but we wanted to show you!

Over the coming days, we'll talk about other new FurEd/Character Create features, as well as share more update news with you. Stay tuned!

New Test version available, RC7!

Thanks largely due to your awesome feedback, we're back with even more fixes and improvements for this test version release!

What's new? We have lots of bug fixes and tweaks.. but the biggest update is that Treeki entirely rewrote how the interface for DreamEd works in this test version! Since this is new code, please let us know any of anything odd if you come across it (as long as it's not already listed in Known Issues!) ;) Here's a full list of the fixes / changes in this test version.

DreamEd new UI flexibility animation

You can download the latest version here! Please keep reporting any bugs you find on this forum thread!

32bit Remaps video tutorials!

We're going to try to be faster making these tutorials, but it should be easier now that there's a good format for them. Let us know in the video comments if you thought the video was helpful and if you have any suggestions for other tutorials! This is our YouTube channel: youtube.com/user/Furcadians

Here's Part I for you, made by Majas!

And here's Part II by the lovely Tenjin!

New test version, RC6!

Thank you for all your feedback and reports about the preview version of the upcoming update! We have fixed quite a few bugs and made changes based on your feedback, and packed them all in a new, shiny preview version that is ready for you to test it!

Some people mentioned having password and login issues - we think those were addressed! If not, let us know so we can continue looking into it.

Grab the latest test version here! For an overview of the major changes and fixes, and to give feedback, please use this forum thread. Keep the bug reports coming! :)

In other news the Ponikin Kindling on Saturday was a huge success with lots of giveaways and new games! Now you can grab your own Ponikin on Digo Market!

Season's Greetings

Everyone at Dragon's Eye Productions and Catnip Studios wishes you very Happy Holidays and a fantastic New Year! We appreciate you tremendously, and we hope your wishes come true in 2016!

There's exciting stuff to do in Furcadia over the Holidays!







Overview of the new features

The big highlight is that we have the preview version ready for the coming update! Second Dreaming World is currently open for you to try out and help test the new features and 32bit editors! Of course you can also just enjoy the updated maps (have you seen the new Allegria Island yet?) and chill with your friends while the family goes crazy!

We've also recently announced the Winter Festival Contests! Join the friendly competition and share your creativity with the whole community, and win many Golden DragonScales. Use the new 32bit editors to make a cool Dream and Patches, write a cute Furcadia Carol, and color the adorable picture with "New Toys' on it!

Our Holiday "New Toys" Sale is in full force! If you're a lover of all things collectible, you'll love this event! It's also a great opportunity to complete your Digo collection as every single avatar will be 70% off during the holidays!

On December 16th this year, Furcadia had its 19th birthday bash! There were tons of awesome giveaways and everyone had a blast!

There's lots of roleplaying and socializing going on in Furcadia -- Check out the dreams and main maps, greet new players, and perhaps bring back some of your old friends to spend creative time with!

Thanks for being part of our community -- we <3 you & see you in 2016!

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