Welcome to Alacrity-> sim of the century!

Alacrity is an agility dog sim focused on breeding dogs with specific markings and coats while excelling in agility at the same time. Targeted on agility dog breeds. Focus training on specific agility objects and enter trials that feature items your dog excels in. Accessorize your dog with unlimited items, and put them inside a living room with backgrounds or give them a companion to keep them company! Your dogs only live each day you login. So don't worry if you miss a day!

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nightmare fuel

Posted by Sin Vraal (#18687) on Oct 06, 2022
The forums.

5000+ lines of insanity. One would wonder why I would have a penchant for pain, and the simple reason is , forums are generally good if done right!

so why bother?
The forums represent the last unfinished 'system feature'. Getting it out of the way, means I can start to proceed to fixing / adding features to the game.

As I stated before, I will not be doing a makeover on the forums. I'll save it for later. but what I do have to do is make it portable.

It would be very nice to at least salvage the work done here. Despite my hating on the forums. its obvious someone put some effort into them. what it lacks in elegance, it makes up for in richness.

The nitty gritty

The core problem with alacrity presently (amongst many critical issues) is that it runs on php 5. We are now on php 8. sadly, php changes faster than a snake sheds skin. Updates are not easily possible b/c of the servers age. its like trying to run a program designed for windows 95 on windows 11.

a secondary, but equally critical problem is the framework I designed is incompatible the chosen (and deeply flawed) methodology in the old system.

I knew going into this, that it would be a problem. but the trade off is the promised land on completion.

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Posted by Sin Vraal (#18687) on Oct 06, 2022
Please be on the lookout for any bugs in:
- news
- commenting on news
- left nav widgets (we

all 3 places received updates.

---The header file for alacrity has been cleaned up for insertion of test features, but its possible some things get missed.

--news changes:
- has been spot fixed, to be portable to the new server.
- all news files are now template driven, so that we can update the design in the future.
- 90% of the size of these files were reduced , and speed was greatly optimized (the code here was shockingly bad)

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News overhaul

Posted by Sin Vraal (#18687) on Oct 05, 2022
It's a small outward change. but news has been revamped in preparation for future use. now it is modifiable, and clean on the inside.

News is essentially a blog, a blog is single section forum,and Ticket systems are glorified forums with a few added bells and whistles.

all roads here lead to a proper forum.

After I finish up the overhaul, I'll come back and merge all of it. till then, forums will stay as much as is, as is possible.

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