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Easter Update!

Happy Easter! Here is some new stuff for you!Upcoming Achievement DatesMany seasonal and nonrecurring achievements are tied to a specific timeframe, which you can always check out in our up2date calendar[www.achievementstats.com]. However it can be quite crowded, especially during Halloween and Christmas. So check out your profile with a new link "View upcoming achievements" to your PERSONAL list of upcoming date-specific achievements! Current active ones are even highlighted, so you will never ever miss an unlock opportunity again!Deleted Achievement ImagesStarted with our server move we're now keeping the image icons of deleted achievements[www.achievementstats.com]. Now you can also see what it looked like before it was removed.More PercentagesYour profile view was updated with total number of achievements for each game plus the percentages of unlocked and locked cheevos. Of course, fully sortable! Thanks to noob_Lurker for the suggestion.Untouched GamesA new option to toggle between showing an hiding untouched games was also added to your profile. This allows to keep even better track with your ongoing completion progress. If you like, filter it down to in-progress games only and prioritize you next unlocks!Working EmailsLast but not least our mail system is now up and running again. If you requested an API key last month, you want probably request it again. ;)

Written on April 04, 2021 at 02:28 PM

We're Back!

Some of you have already noticed, the site is finally back online! It was briefly usable for half a day last Sunday, but the database hung up and we had to tweak our config again. By now it's straight online for several days and running stable, so we can finally announce being back!Please notice two things:Newer avatar images are missing, I had to delete most of them on the old server. They will come back little by little during the next crawls.Emails don't work, since the system is not yet set up again. If you need to contact us, please use this group!Enjoy using the site again. Don't be surprised for some shorter maintenance downtimes as we continue to work on the new server.

Written on February 06, 2021 at 09:04 PM

Progress Update #4

Over the course of the last week I've managed to monitor and hunt down every remaining issue related to the new tech. I even discovered and fixed older bugs unrelated to the server move. The site is now doing its business as usual, just a bit faster and better than before. I mean, just compare the needed times for calculations: Operation Old server New server Rankings >10 hours ~50 minutes All points ~20 hours ~6 hours Statistics ~4 hours ~4 minutes AchStats has certainly outgrown its old hardware home! So, what's left to do? Setting up the mail system again, but this ain't no easy task. We might skip it and start over without mail support for the time being. The domain transfer itself is not a problem at all. So one way or the other, AchStats is coming back tomorrow!

Written on January 30, 2021 at 04:53 PM

Progress Update #3

The database import has finished! As I'm writing this, I can already browse the site on the new server. I'm currently checking for any remaining issues and taking care of the background processes incl. crawlers.We're trying to finish the whole server transition at the weekend, so the site should be fully back online next week. I can't promise anything, but that's our current schedule. :o)

Written on January 22, 2021 at 04:38 PM

Progress Update #2

The new server is shaping up nicely. We have set up most of the operating system and the software stack needed to run AchStats. While we're at it, we've also upgraded most of the used dependencies. Apache, MySQL, PHP - all updated to the most recent versions and configured to our needs.We're now currently importing the database again and moving all the files to the new home. During this step, we are also tackling the insufficient encoding of our DB, i.e. fancy symbols like "🔴" can now be stored - finally!Once this is all done, we have to take care about domain transition, emails and a lot of testing. Stay tuned!

Written on January 12, 2021 at 12:55 AM

Progress Update

Happy New Year everyone!I've some bad and some good news for ya.Bad news is, the website won't come back on the current server. The database restore did not work, was again out of disk space.Good news is we're currently setting the new server up! Before we can deploy the actual website on it, we have to ready the system itself first. This may take some time again, but I'll keep you posted.

Written on January 05, 2021 at 08:11 PM

Merry Christmas 2020

While we are still out of disk space, we wish you a Merry X-mas nevertheless! In a last attempt we're reimporting the whole database, which is still going on. I hope it will be finished in the next days with some free gigabytes left.

Written on December 24, 2020 at 06:03 PM

Running out of disk space

Just to let you know, we are currently facing a simple but quite nasty problem: Our SSD RAID is full! The rented server has 250 GB disk only and the database plus all the images are eating it all up. At first I could free some memory up by optimizing some DB tables, but it didn't last long. Currently we are moving images back and forth to be able to optimize the biggest tables. This will generate some additional free gigs.The site should be back online tomorrow again.However it's just a matter of time until the disk is full again. Expect a server move at the end of this year. We're going to double the SSDs up! Until then, stay safe and Corona-free!

Written on November 04, 2020 at 10:28 PM

Happy Easter! New Version Out!

Guess what, I found some free time to dive a little deeper into AchStats code base again - et voilà, here is the new 1.20 version!Age-restricted AppsUnrestricted games but with age-restricted DLCs are now all indexed by AchStats. This also applies to completely age-restricted games with their DLCs. I've backported some already done AchStas 2.0 stuff for that. Higher Success RatesI've tried to utilize the Steam Web API much more in favor of the deprecated community XML data. It's still cumbersome in terms of the available informations, but adding and updating profiles should now be A LOT more successful than before!Completed TranslationsMost of the existing translations are now up2date again. Thanks to all maintainers still caring about that.More EnhancementsI've also improved the handling of private profiles and private only game details and friendships respectively. Rankings now displays proper hints and icons instead of nothing or zeros. The European GDPR regulations are also officially part of the release.What's Next?Depending on the spare time I will try to finally tackle loading times of the games list and huge profiles. But until then, stay safe and healthy! Happy Easter!

Written on April 12, 2020 at 10:01 PM

Hello there!

How are you doing? We're currently deep into celebrating our 8th birthday! I would like to take this opportunity to announce that we've entered a cooperation with Game DB[gamedb.online]. We're now linking each other and from our point of view it is a nice addition beyond AchStats's core features.We've also hit another milestone: AchStats is now tracking more than half a million profiles and more than two million achievements! So much data! Check out the numbers in detail here: https://www.achievementstats.com/index.php?action=statistics

Written on March 13, 2020 at 06:47 PM

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