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Windows WarQuest 1.2

This morning Plaatsoft has released version 1.2 of the WarQuest for Windows. This release contain the following changes:

25-11-2011 Version 1.2
– Added support to visit other urls.
– Added support for file transfer.
– WarQuest was build with QtCreator v2.3.0
– Released app on freewarefiles.com.

20-11-2011 Version 1.1
– Maintenance release.
– Use QT library 4.7.4 as engine.
– WarQuest was build with QtCreator v2.3.0
– Released app on freewarefiles.com.

Download

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WarQuest 3.4

This evening WarQuest 3.4 is released with the following changes and bug fixes:

24-11-2011 WarQuest 3.4
– Added bonus deposit to National Bank (Admin mode)
– Added WarQuest client upgrade detection.
– Added clean battle and bank log cron job.
– Improve Player -> Settings screen:
  – You must enable manually alliance email notifications.
  – You must enable manually comment email notifications.
– Added strong password indicator.
– Added level 201 until 220.
– Added background information for some units.
– Bank interest is now paid every day (cron job).
– Encrease daily bonus.
– Resort units to have a more logical build-up.
– Improve link and source code encryption.
– Activate AdBrite Ad in footer for non Android players.
– Ad income is used to fund the web hosting.
– BugFix: WheelOfFortune cheating not possible anymore.
– BugFix: Player with long session (>24h) receive daily bonus again.
– BugFix: Added TCP/IP web service shorter timeout.

General
– Please visit www.gravatar.com to upload player image.
– More WarQuest language translations? Who will help?

Play

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Android WarQuest 2.0

This early morning PlaatSoft released Android WarQuest 2.0. The following changes were implemented:

24-11-2011 Version 2.0
– Added workarround to resolve critical hanging problem.
– Exit button event cleanups cache and kills app completly.
– Released app on Android Market.

Download

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WarQuest for Android freeze with adBrite Ads

Problem
I detected a hanging (freeze) problem with the Android WarQuest app. After the introduction of AdBrite Ads in the footer yesterday the app hangs (freeze) after +/- 22 clicks (+/- 22 ads showed) in the web game. Exiting the app and a restart results in a white screen. App is still hanging.

Workarround:
Option 1. Upgrade Android WarQuest to version 2.0
Option 2. Please kill the WarQuest app with Task Killer app and restart. Then the normal situation is restored.
Sorry for the inconvenience!

I have disabled all AdBrite Ads for Android players on www.warquest.nl for the time being.

Some technical background.
I use the WebView component in Android to render the www.warquest.nl game. Problem is detected with Android 2.2.x and 2.3.X. Other Android version not tested yet. The Android Browser gives exactly the same problem. So it is not related only to my app. It looks like a general problem with the Android WebView API. Does anybody knows a solution for the critical problem?

Update 28-11-2011
I have investigated some more time in this issue and found the root cause of the problem. The problem lays in the fact the sometimes Adbrite Ads tcp/ip connections are not closed properly by Adbrite. If you are using the Wifi connection on a Android device the TCP/IP connection pool can have maximum 10 open connections. If during website navigation more then 10 Ads connections stay open the Android browser and/or WarQuest App hangs forever.

WAMP + PostgreSQL integration

If you want to extend an existing Windows WAMP installation with a PostgreSQL database execute the following steps:

Apache 2.2.X configuration
Add the next line to the Apache 2.2.x httpd.conf configuration:
LoadFile “C:/Program Files/PostgreSQL/9.1/bin/libpq.dll”

Above line must be entered before the next line.
LoadModule php5_module “c:/wamp/bin/php/php5.2.11/php5apache2_2.dll”

PHP 5.2.X Configuration
Enable (remove trailing ; character) the following two lines in the php.ini configuration file.
extension=php_pdo_pgsql.dll
extension=php_pgsql.dll

Restart WAMP
Restart the wamp (apache, php and mysql) software.

Test
Create the following test.php file and place it in the apache www root directory:

<?php
echo extension_loaded('pgsql') ? 'yes':'no';
?>

When the php file is executed (http://127.0.0.1/test.php) in apache the following information must be showed on screen.

yes

WarQuest 3.3

This evening WarQuest 3.3 is released with the following changes and bug fixes:

19-11-2011 WarQuest 3.3
– Improve Player -> Profile screen:
  – Added Stock Exchange asset information.
  – Split building image type section.
  – Added alliance invite link.
  – Improve PDF report.
– Added new buildings:
  – 10 maintenance buildings.
  – 2 energy buildings.
  – 3 discount buildings.
– Buy maintenance buildings to reduce unit damage during battles.
– Added meta html data to login screen.
– Added alliance size information to banner.
– Added Help -> Credits screen.
– Added Cook and Security Guard citizen.
– Disable building citizens panel. Less is more!
– Added Ads to lower part of screen. Functionality is still disabled.
– Added session take over functionality for better debugging (Admin Mode).
– BugFix: Espionage battle bonus is now always correct.
– BugFix: Battle unit lost contain now only active units.
– BugFix: Army fights do not contain citizens units anymore.
– BugFix: Robot attack message contain now always correct army type.
– BugFix: WarQuest client version detection is now working again.

General
– Please visit www.gravatar.com to upload player image.
– More WarQuest language translations? Who will help?

Note

Last week was a great week for WarQuest. More then 200 new players has joined the game and most of the new players continue playing the game.

Play

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New Hosting Provider


Today plaatsoft.nl is moved to a new hosting Provider. The coming year NitroServe is hosting this site.

Main reason to switch from hosting provider was the limited free of charge traffic (only 5GB per month) of my current provider (StartHosting). The new provider has NO traffic limit so happy surfing and downloading. 😀

If there are any problems with the site please let me known. Greetings!

WarQuest 2500+ players

I am proud to report that WarQuest has reached yesterday more then 2.500 players. Greetings to all players.

Official WarQuest Statistics

Players 2.566
Countries 96
Battles 591.906
Server Requests 1.491.287
WarQuest for Windows dowloads 2.978
WarQuest for Android dowloads 1.209

Android WarQuest 1.9

This evening PlaatSoft released Android WarQuest 1.9. The following changes were implemented:

15-11-2011 Version 1.9
– Maintenance release.
– Released app on Android Market.

10-11-2011 Version 1.8
– Refactor source code.
– Released app on Android Market.

06-11-2011 Version 1.7
– On exit (submenu button) all cached files are deleted.
– This prevents error pages to be reloaded for the cache.
– Released app on Android Market.

Download

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WarQuest 3.2

Last week the following improvements and changes are added to WarQuest:

10-11-2011 version 3.2
Game website
– Created new session handler:
  – When IP address change during session you are not logout anymore.
  – No client cookie needed anymore.
  – Session inactivity timeout set to 351 days.
  – Only one active session per player account allowed.
– Espionage functionality adapted:
  – Opponent information is unlocked when your intelligence is higher.
  – Protect your own information by buying more espionage units.
  – Added classified dialog box.
  – Espionage units can now steal from the Trasquera and SwissCore bank.
– Added multi units lost during battle.
– Added platform & browser information to Player -> Overview screen.
– Replace all html buttons with links. Improve uniform look and feel.
– Added maximum amount per unit type.
– Improve unit and building buy/sell dialog.
– Resolve several small graphical issues.
– Improve home screen for new players. Less is More
– Improve debug trace.
– Improve browser overview (Admin mode)
– Bank interest rate is now different for each bank.

General
– Please visit www.gravatar.com to upload player image.
– More WarQuest language translations? Who will help?

Play

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WarQuest 3.1

Last week the following improvements and changes are added to WarQuest:

06-11-2011 version 3.1
Game website
– Added espionage functionality:
  – Added 12 espionage units.
  – Added detail espionage strength calculation screen.
  – Player detail screen information depends now on espionage strength.
  – More is coming soon
– Redesign Home -> Messages screen:
  – Now you can reply on received messages.
  – You can edit / delete send messages.
– Improve unit,building and stock buy/sell dialog.
– Now posted comments can be edit.
– Added skill point trade-in functionality to Player – Skills screen.
– Updated deployed player skill points values.
– Added six extra battle awards.
– Increase building income.
– Update unit defense values to get better attack/defense balance.
– Added mission statistics graph (Admin mode).
– Improve breaking news input form (Admin mode).

General
– Please visit www.gravatar.com to upload player image.
– More WarQuest language translations? Who will help?

Play

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