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Game => News => Topic started by: PsuFan on June 23, 2015, 10:53:10 AM

Title: Password Mishap
Post by: PsuFan on June 23, 2015, 10:53:10 AM
I accidentally changed all level passwords. I've backed up what I have and will be looking for a more recent backup, but new levels passwords have permanently been changed.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

PS. I backed everything up before the change, but it turned out to be corrupt.
Title: Re: Password Mishap
Post by: Willess12 on June 23, 2015, 11:09:53 AM
All the passwords to my levels are gone.  Should I go through and put them back, or might that mess with what you're doing?
Title: Re: Password Mishap
Post by: PsuFan on June 23, 2015, 11:29:27 AM
You can put them back if you want, but I might be able to recover some of the ones you change. Up to you.
Title: Re: Password Mishap
Post by: suburbhater on June 23, 2015, 12:44:02 PM
Fascinating.  Does this mean that old links to levels will no longer work too?  I see my levels have different passwords (not that I care) so wonder if I need to put in new links to the levels (in my thread in forums)
Title: Re: Password Mishap
Post by: PsuFan on June 23, 2015, 07:48:22 PM
Or change the passwords back to what they were before, yes. I am looking for more recent backups to recover more passwords. The good news is, all levels now have passwords.  :-\
Title: Re: Password Mishap
Post by: suburbhater on June 23, 2015, 08:20:28 PM
Not quite all - my list is showing one new level with no password.
Title: Re: Password Mishap
Post by: PsuFan on June 23, 2015, 10:49:11 PM
You must have just made it today then.
Title: Re: Password Mishap
Post by: suburbhater on June 23, 2015, 11:50:01 PM
Not me - someone else.  I was rather hoping it would not save without a password. 
Title: Re: Password Mishap
Post by: PsuFan on June 24, 2015, 09:19:55 AM
Didn't get to that yet.
Title: Re: Password Mishap
Post by: suburbhater on June 24, 2015, 12:45:04 PM
Ah - well then may I have permission to put in passwords as I notice levels without?  Doing them as they crop up will be fairly easy.
Title: Re: Password Mishap
Post by: WeeKatie on June 24, 2015, 01:59:10 PM
I'm going to change mine back to what they were - not so hard when you don't have 200+!
Title: Re: Password Mishap
Post by: suburbhater on June 24, 2015, 01:59:49 PM
I am not going to worry about mine - not sure what they were anyway!
Title: Re: Password Mishap
Post by: StoneRoad on June 24, 2015, 06:01:43 PM
Is that why I get "incorrect password" when trying to get into anything other than level I for map-packs ?
Title: Re: Password Mishap
Post by: BrandyBottle on June 25, 2015, 08:03:42 AM
Seems like the Big Guy was able to recover them. All my levels look OK and I tried some random ones as well.
Title: Re: Password Mishap
Post by: PsuFan on June 25, 2015, 09:20:21 AM
@ Lynne, Sure you can change them, or I can execute a script that adds passwords to all "empty" passwords.

@ StoneRoad, Yes, unfortunately some of the passwords you wrote down I lost, and a new password was generated in its place. We can give you the new password for whatever level you need.

@ BrandyBottle, I was only able to recover really old levels. Any new level password was lost.  :(
Title: Re: Password Mishap
Post by: BrandyBottle on June 25, 2015, 09:41:10 AM
@ BrandyBottle, I was only able to recover really old levels. Any new level password was lost.  :(
I rechecked and only about 50 of my levels had the original password. Fortunately I have a list of all except my last 2 and I can  retrieve those by checking the links in the forums. A long process but manageable

I have reset all my passwords now and also all of those referenced in the 'Different kind of new' pack
Title: Re: Password Mishap
Post by: suburbhater on June 25, 2015, 12:52:45 PM
Wow!  You are really on top of things Uncle Charlie. I just figured I would start a new thread for my levels and give the last level password.  Not that I know what most of my passwords were anyway....
Title: Re: Password Mishap
Post by: BrandyBottle on June 25, 2015, 01:29:08 PM
I created a spreadsheet long ago to record all my level information to avoid the possibility of duplicating a password
Title: Re: Password Mishap
Post by: WeeKatie on June 25, 2015, 03:11:12 PM
Such dedication! I am very glad right now that a lack of imagination led me to make most of my passwords out of the level plus number of chips.
Title: Re: Password Mishap
Post by: wendushka49 on June 26, 2015, 08:33:34 AM
That's very clever too!  I was wondering if, now that passwords have been changed, I might take this opportunity to sort out my pack.  There are some levels I am not happy with (some of the earlier ones particularly) and I would like to delete them or archive them somehow.  Does anyone have any objections?
Title: Re: Password Mishap
Post by: BrandyBottle on June 26, 2015, 01:55:10 PM
I thought about doing something similar but realised that then my 200th level wouldn't be my 200th any more and that was a special map made for the occasion. If I archived some of the ones I'm not too happy about I would have to replace them with something new - too much work  ;)
Title: Re: Password Mishap
Post by: suburbhater on June 26, 2015, 02:31:31 PM
Why not leave the levels that you do not like - but update them and make them so you do like them? 
Title: Re: Password Mishap
Post by: wendushka49 on June 26, 2015, 05:34:52 PM
Now that's a really good idea!  I might change them quite a lot as some of them are almost clones of each other.  I will get working on it as soon as I have finished my Q level!
Title: Re: Password Mishap
Post by: suburbhater on June 26, 2015, 06:08:43 PM
I should revamp my own levels too - only honestly once I make a level it then bores me!  I much prefer playing levels made by the rest of you.
Title: Re: Password Mishap
Post by: PsuFan on June 27, 2015, 04:47:17 PM
Deleted levels are archived, though I'm thinking about deleting them soon. There are just as many deleted levels as we have undeleted levels!
Title: Re: Password Mishap
Post by: suburbhater on June 27, 2015, 09:00:16 PM
Wow - that is a lot of deleted levels!  Any way that Charlie and I can look at them to see if we can revamp or salvage some?
Title: Re: Password Mishap
Post by: PsuFan on June 30, 2015, 10:21:06 AM
See devs.