FFR Coming Back?

by Tass on May.19, 2010, under Flash Flash Revolution, Personal

So, I’ve had a bit of a back and forth with Synth over the past few days, and have some news in regards to the future of FFR.  Here is Synth’s explanation of what happened, word for word:

“I had two disasters happen at once. The first was our mysql server literally had a fire start up in the power supply which destroyed the drives and caused  one of the quad core harpertowns to overheat and break. The other processor and ram is ok. I had to pull the machine out of the data center and literally spent 2 months in non-work time trying to pull data from a backup on 1 Linux lvm volume and mix it with the files that were recovered with low level tools. I think I have about 90%+ of the DB recovered at this point. Of course I still have 3 server leases I have to pay for each month which is putting a huge strain on things.  The other issue was that at around the same time, I received an email from the place we were hosting that demanded we either provide legal proof that we could distribute all the songs in the game and for download or  that we would need to remove the servers. You can imagine how that went.  I am about a week out from having a functional FFR with the old records and data inside a virtual environment on a single sever.”

Beyond this, I think he and I have come to an agreement where I’ll be coming back to the site. It won’t be my full-time job; FFR will go back to where it was in 2005-ish… a hobby for the owners. Synth will keep doing the day job he’s done for 2 years or so and I’ll keep doing all my other flash game stuff.

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29 Comments for this entry

  • Hugh Isaacs II


    What about that ThirdStyle project though? Will that be integrated?

  • Bakuda

    Wow…it’s good to know what actually happened. Hope my favorite songs are still there. But I assume our profiles are probably lost aren’t they…oh well.

  • Plaguefox

    Despite our history, I’m glad to see that James hasn’t fallen off of the mortal coil.

    It’s good to see that you two have solved your differences, as well.

    I wish you both luck.

  • Zoroark-Sama

    Well, it’s nice to know what actually happened.

    And will we have our old profiles?

  • Mans0n

    Thats wonderful news to hear! I’m glad to see that the FFR community might be back.

  • Kandlen

    I hope that when FFR comes back it will be able to handle the traffic. I’m sure there’s thousands of people just waiting. Can’t wait!!! =D

  • Keanu

    i have been waiting for the site to come back up since it went down. i hope that it will finally go up.

  • M3t4kn1ght

    I was really getting in to this game. I have been a member for 3 years, and was starting to get pretty good. Now I just keep hoping and checking back the site. I keep seeing the painfull words “Patience, please check back soon” So I hope it will be back very soon. I guess I need to win the darn hard skill tokens all over again :/ xD

  • Stevie

    Sounds good to me but you know, since FFR has been on the rehosted site, websense has yet to block it, so I’ve been able to play it at school as the year draws to an end, I was hoping that the rehosted site would stay, perhaps as a mirror, but will that happen? After FFR’s grand reopening?

  • Ghakimx

    When he said he needed legal proof to distribute the songs in the game or does that refer to the DB? And how did the former go? He had to quote permission emails from the artists?

  • Truth

    omg… there’s a happy ending!!!

    my arrow fingers are crying.

  • Wolfxhunter

    Way ahead of you.
    *makes a background for profile*

  • Ariah

    This is really good to know can’t wait to be playing FFR multiplayer again… :P

  • ross

    Http://ffr.lightdarkness.net/FFR/ play the game over here :)

  • Schrammbledeggs

    2005ish? That was the reign of the Schramminator…MUAHAHAHAHAHA.

  • Chipamogli

    eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeh !

  • Gab

    why do I feel like the song legallity is mostly my fault

  • IIDXSucker8

    if it’s opened, i can get the paranoia, faxx, max, and the hard songs completed to my pack.

  • AshleyJ

    Ohmy. I cannot WAIT until FFR comes back.
    But seriously, how much longer? =O

  • Holly

    The website Http://ffr.lightdarkness.net/FFR/ isn’t letting me play :( it’s making me very sad cause I absolutely love this game… it was my life when it was still alive… ugh, please work soon… I always found another way to play during school. Me and tons of other kids would sit in the library during lunch and play. It’s addicting. But thanks guys for trying your best to fix all these issues. Sucks to what happened to the servers…

  • watdididotou2

    I have been waiting for ffr to come back up since december. Half a year, when can’t you just send out ads for donations or something, that was one of my main reasons besides social networking sites to be online. -_-

  • Olympia Deneen

    best online flash video games 2010

  • boobs

    go on youtube and search like flash flash revolution 2010, and find the ones that were made in july 2010. i found 2 vids already

  • infern0s

    the sie Http://ffr.lightdarkness.net/FFR/ works but you can’t see the arrow keys :( i tried changing the settings but nothing changed :/.

  • Edward

    FFr need to go on a HP servers trust me HP lot better an easy simple way to run!

  • Kory

    Hopefully the site comes up soon. D:

  • Joeybncool

    FFr is back!! they are still working on it but it up enjoy

  • Ahernan2

    Im so happy and im glad my profile is ok too. thanks guyz for bringing it back now all we need is multiplayer again and then ill jump for joy

  • dancer

    Glad to hear you and synth actually worked things out I know for awhile you were really mad at him and vowed against ffr which originally called for its demise the first time.

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