[FIXED] NEQ and the Black Void currently down

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[FIXED] NEQ and the Black Void currently down

Post by JH » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:53 pm

You may have noticed that both the NEQ and the Black Void are not working at present. Earlier today Sir Toby's website provider appears to have updated their PHP - in which the Extend-A-Story software is written - to a new version without any warning. It seems that this version no longer supports the mysql library that is used by the EAS software to handle the stories' SQL databases. The new PHP version does offer an alternative library called mysqli, but Sir Toby is not sure how extensively he will need to change the code to use it. He is going to start poking at the beta test story, but says that it may not be a simple fix.
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Re: NEQ and the Black Void currently down

Post by Sir Toby » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:19 pm

Hello everyone! I'm sorry for the Extend-A-Story outage. As JH has mentioned, my website host has updated their version of PHP and this new version no longer supports the mysql library I've been using for Extend-A-Story. Fortunately there is a replacement library called mysqli that I can use and it doesn't appear to be too difficult to switch over to it. I've already updated the Beta Test Story so that reading episodes works again. Nothing else works yet though. I'll be working on updating Extend-A-Story to use the mysqli library over the next couple of days. I'll keep you posted on my progress.

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Re: NEQ and the Black Void currently down

Post by Sir Toby » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:43 pm

I've updated Extend-A-Story to use the mysqli library instead of the mysql library. I've deployed this change to The Never Ending Quest, The Black Void, and the Beta Test story. Everything appears to be working fine. Let me know if you run into any further issues.

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