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BountyHuntA Mar 15, 2013 @ 7:49pm
not working challenge browser ?!
Hi.
I click on browse challenge / search
on the left page of the journal book i can see teh names of the challenges but almost immediatly a popup comes to the front with time counting ... and on the right page is a text which says time-out ...

but if i click a player name in the highscore, click on on of his challenges than i can play it... but i cant normaly browse / download and store challenges o.O

anyone with this problem and / or with work around ?

Greetings,
BountyHuntA
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Epileptic Toad Mar 16, 2013 @ 9:04am 
I've got the same problem.
I bought the game a few days ago and it was working but it's been 2 days the challenge browser can't connect.

Thanks for the tips about going to the highscore to access some challenge though.
Alpe Mar 16, 2013 @ 9:48pm 
Same here.. :/
MikeH (banned) Mar 16, 2013 @ 10:38pm 
This started a couple days ago. Possible that Kalypso can't handle the steam sale at this time. I can't even sign up to their forums as it won't send me a confirmation e-mail.
Fly Mar 17, 2013 @ 3:38am 
Same here (essentially why I came to the forums today). It counts up to about 200 and then says timeout. What's most annoying about it is that you can't sensibly abort it when trying to play a challenge and you have to sit there and wait for time to tick out.

But glad I ain't the only one having this issue. It's working, though, if you wait it out.
ValeS Mar 17, 2013 @ 5:46am 
Same here the Challnge browser keeps timing out! And it indeed started about 2-3 days ago.
Fly Mar 18, 2013 @ 11:56pm 
Little update and oddity that I noticed, it happens only for certain maps. It works flawlessly on most, but there are always 2-3 maps where you run into a constant timeout.
MikeH (banned) Mar 19, 2013 @ 6:11am 
If you comb through the high score screen (Challenges) you can find the maps others played and download the challenges that way. Sort of a silly work around as you just keep looking until you find a challenge that seems interesting.
BountyHuntA Mar 20, 2013 @ 12:45pm 
and you cant save the downloaded challenge
MikeH (banned) Mar 20, 2013 @ 2:06pm 
The work around is to start the challenge and save it. You can always load your save from when the Challenge first started. I don't think there is a way to grab someones challenge for the editor.
BountyHuntA Mar 20, 2013 @ 2:08pm 
ah. ok. but i have to commit to an avator befor i can save teh game write?! so if i want to play with another avatar i have to search for the challenge again right?
MikeH (banned) Mar 20, 2013 @ 2:12pm 
Sadly that would seem to be the case. The whole challenge browser was just working last week. I got to use it one day when I first installed the game, and now it's not working. I assume this is on Kaylpso's end and they don't seem to be in a Hurry to fix it.
NastyHabits Mar 20, 2013 @ 4:06pm 
I'm having this problem too. Choosing Online challenges results in not being able to connect. I'm going through withdrawal symtoms.
MikeH (banned) Mar 20, 2013 @ 5:15pm 
It's a pain, but what you do is select "HighScores" then right corner is the challenge high scores, select that, then just click through the names and see the challenges people played. If you see one that looks interesting just click on it and play. Once loaded save it right away so you can always come back to it fresh.

Mike.
Little Peach Mar 22, 2013 @ 5:03pm 
Having this problem as well... My timer just goes forever and I can't even select a challenge. Cancelling just forces me to restart the timer... That I have to wait for a list of online challenges I don't care about just to edit an island (and play it by myself) seems like rather poor planning on the dev's part. :(
MikeH (banned) Mar 22, 2013 @ 5:33pm 
I did mention the work around.
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