New downtime

Weewar is experiencing some memory problems, causing the server to go down spontaneously over the last couple days. We’re looking into it.

Update Aug. 21, 12:28am: We are still having server issues. Zapp will be turned off while we try to figure out the cause of the memory problems.

Update Aug. 22, 2:51am UTC-4: Server memory problems continue, unfortunately. In addition, in the process of clearing out old Zapp games, game actions within about an hour of the start of the latest downtime (roughly midnight til now) may have accidentally been lost. Sorry. If you are having problems with a game not loading, please contact us.

Update Aug. 24, 1:30am UTC-4: Server is getting better now. I have just deleted 18,247 games on Duck Island involving Zapp where the last move was made over two months ago (or the game was finished). These are mostly games that are automatically created when a user joins Weewar. I also removed bad references to missing profile images. Zapp is back on too.


  1. Oliver Kelly
    Posted August 19, 2011 at 10:31 | Permalink

    What a nightmare !!

    • Dan
      Posted August 19, 2011 at 10:56 | Permalink

      Any Update on when it will be back up yet?

  2. Posted August 19, 2011 at 12:31 | Permalink

    At least someone is looking into it, Thanks Ryan.

    had you considered clearing out all the junk in database, you know the 10,000 plus dead games zapp is playing, I’m sure there’s other stuff.

    No development is one thing, no maintenance is bad form.

  3. Dan
    Posted August 19, 2011 at 16:43 | Permalink

    Gone done again!!! :-(

  4. gjaddis
    Posted August 20, 2011 at 01:40 | Permalink

    Thanks for helping us Ryan!

  5. Posted August 20, 2011 at 22:26 | Permalink


  6. AKN
    Posted August 21, 2011 at 00:51 | Permalink

    What no wee-war!

    Its been on / off / on / off ….. where is it? Come on, a web site or dust bin lid?

    Get on with it!

  7. hotze
    Posted August 21, 2011 at 12:08 | Permalink

    maybe it’s the new teamchat script. memory issues and new scipt occured at the same time

    • Posted August 22, 2011 at 00:05 | Permalink

      Er no. The memory issue has been around for ages and so has team chat.

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  9. Posted August 21, 2011 at 14:13 | Permalink

    Thanks for the update. Poor Zapp. It is good to know that you something is being done on this!

  10. GD
    Posted August 22, 2011 at 00:16 | Permalink

    I’m officially done with weewar, when the website is back on, I’ll offer peace to all my remaining games, or quit the ones I’m sure to lose and then be off. This was absolutely ridiculous timing. I’m sorry to all the people who really tried to make this work, but it’s too late for me. Cheers, it’s been a blast knowing all you people, if you need anything, email me at akousm@hotmail with the subject line weewar, so I can retrieve it from junk mail. Cheers!

    • GD
      Posted August 22, 2011 at 01:19 | Permalink

      Bleh, please ignore my last comments, I can’t quit weewar, I was just angry cause I woke up and it wasn’t working.. wanted to rant… lol..

      I was super pissed off though, till I calmed down and realized, it’s a free game, and the good folks who are actually working out the problem don’t deserve to hear such rants from everyone, including me. I’m thankful to you Ryan and Daithi, and anyone else who does the work behind the scenes. Cheers,

      • Posted August 22, 2011 at 15:16 | Permalink

        It’s not me, It’s all on Ryan. I don’t have anything to do with
        However I might make whimsical suggestions and I have stopped all my bots for the time being until the site is stable again. I am also considering stopping weewarspy updates.

  11. GD
    Posted August 22, 2011 at 00:47 | Permalink

    P.s., i’ll return when / if the site can function 100% properly.. We’ll see if that happens

    • GD
      Posted August 22, 2011 at 01:20 | Permalink

      ignore this stupid comment too.. nothing works 100%, not even women.. zizaw!

  12. fluechtig
    Posted August 22, 2011 at 09:30 | Permalink

    This is funny… “contact us” and the link itself is broken :-)

    Thanks for fixing it again.

  13. johnmd20
    Posted August 22, 2011 at 13:52 | Permalink

    Thanks guys, this has been a terrible time for Weewar, very sad to see it dying on the vine, but I appreciate everything you guys are doing to try to get it back up.

  14. Kain
    Posted August 22, 2011 at 15:18 | Permalink

    oh Jesus… this happens with the cow is old and bring not the milk liek an younger cow.

  15. Posted August 24, 2011 at 18:02 | Permalink

    thumbs up spade!

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