Pirates, we're on the home stretch!
From the initial effort porting 300,000 lines of code from AS3 to HAXE in 2019, we’ve been working hard to make the HTML5 game accessible and to ensure BP has a long and healthy life beyond the end of Flash in December.
We’ve optimized loading times, fixed a range of graphical errors, and most recently increased the frame rate to better than Flash currently achieves for the majority of players. We’ve also released some quality of life changes, such as the ability to recycle walls in bulk and to see Upgrade kits in the ship info popup.
The entire Battle Pirates team continues to play and complete their work in HTML5, to ensure we capture any outliers and experience the same client as players. We know there is still more work to do, and your feedback is an important part of completing this work.
Please check the current list of Known Issues. If you don’t see your problem there, please file a ticket with CS. It’s our best way to track the severity and impact of emergent issues. Not sure what to include? CLICK HERE and read "Reporting a Bug" in the HTML Info Post.
The best place to discuss issues in real-time is on the html5-beta-launch Discord channel.
Many of the Battle Pirates team are active on Discord and we’ll be reaching out to players who report these issues and working with them to identify the cause. We appreciate your assistance in this as getting first-hand information is critical to identify and solve these problems.
In addition to the Known Issues and Fixes page as needed to keep you in the loop, we also include HTML5 fixes in the weekly Update Notes.
Common Problems - How to Avoid
2) Go into your browser settings and turn ON Hardware Acceleration if you can.
3) Turn off any adblockers you have, or add an exemption for *.kixeye.com. Some adblockers will interfere with the game code.
4) Make sure you have the latest version of the browser you are using. We recommend Chrome, Firefox, or the Chromium version of Edge. Though your experience may differ in each.
September Engineer Diary with KIXEYE_Peter - Check out this special post for an overview of work we've completed and current priorities.
September AMA with KIXEYE_Peter - Check this thread for answers to a list of FAQ about HTML5
HTML5 Beta Launch - General Information - Read this for general info on the initial HTML5 Beta Launch
We don’t plan on removing flash as an option until we can ensure that HTML5 is working satisfactorily for as many players as possible. However as we progress towards December we will be taking increasing actions to encourage players to migrate over to HTML5 and work with us to iron out any remaining issues.
We’re aware a number of players are experiencing:
Arbitrary crashes after long sessions
Occasional crashes returning to base
Periodic and unpredictable SoS errors
Stuttering or performance issues in combat
Difficulty copying and pasting build codes
In some rare cases difficulty loading the game at all in HTML5
Thank you for playing Battle Pirates, and for your ongoing feedback. The future is bright, and we look forward to sharing it with you.