Hi everyone, Well what a crappy month April was 😀
This is the story of what happened. In Feb my host annual renewal was up so I paid the full amount and the site host was renewed for one more year, then On the 5th of April my site domain name was up for renewal (I pay every 2 years) so once again I sent my host the cash and then the 6th of April came and my domain had not yet been renewed. This is when everyone saw the site point to a page saying so. Naturally I contact the host to find out why as I could see in my login they had received the money. About a week later someone finally got back to me saying some bull crap about not propagating and now it has been resolved.

Great news I thought, it had indeed been resolved but in doing so they fucked up something and now the DATABASE was no longer connecting, I had zero access to it!!! So ever time someone visited flashtro they got a 503 error. Without the database there is no site :(. Lucky for me I managed to grab a copy the day before they fucked everything up.
I thought since they replied in just under a week with my first problem that it would take no longer than that to fix this problem. I have sent over 20 tickets to them and had nothing back in over a month.

So basically FUCK www.fuzzyhosts.com for taking people’s money and not providing the service they advertise, they could at least be honest and say “We no longer run this company full time, if at all” and let current customers move on so they no longer run into problems like me. So move on I have.

As you can see the site is a lot different from the one you remember. The main reason for this is my old CMS I was using is around a decade out of date, They do some updates once in a while but mostly for Russians now and no major plugins.

I have been wanting to switch to something new for years but as my old site grew this became harder to migrate every intro, comment …. to a new system. Then came along TStorm (weirdly about a month before my site problems) asking why I use a crappy CMS 😛
I told him I wanted to move but did not know how. Then he said send me your DB and I will see what I can do.
I sent him my DB and he said he had got a few things running but I was not fully sold as I did not feel like committing to a big change like that. Then came my site problems and I thought F*** it Lets get this done now before another decade goes by with this old ass CMS.
I asked TStorm if he could do more and HE DID!

I know a lot of you will miss the old look but trust me this new CMS is so much better than the old one. I would also like to thank TStorm for the many DAYS (not hours) converting every intro / category to the new CMS and the tens of thousands of comments and then having to connect everything so it matches the users. All of the Private Messages were saved 😀 (well done TStorm)

Some changes.

Mobile: It should be more mobile friendly now.

Forums: I only kept the important threads (from scene with all the juicy scene stuff), the rest of the treads were small requests that I had already filled.

Users: All the users remain, however the passwords were encrypted so could not be ported over. Therefore you will have to request a new password, if you no longer use the same email you registered with then email me at mathew_n at hotmail.com and I will reset a new pw for you.

Things to do:
Some pages may not work but they will be fixed eventually

Downloads will be missing on all pages (I am working on fixing this)

Old links no longer link to the new site (handy search bar on the 404 page will help any one looking for any thing)

Once again a mega thanks to TStorm for all the help getting us back online!!

Author musashi9
Categories Site News
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Comments (34)

  • -TCB!-
    May 6, 2017 at 02:14 Reply
    Welcome back!
  • SToRM
    May 6, 2017 at 04:10 Reply
    woaw, great to see you back, i really missed my daily dose of amiga cracktros. I got my new password, the new look is a-m-a-z-i-n-g, thx to Musashi9 and to TStorm.
  • May 6, 2017 at 04:40 Reply
    WoW! Yeah. Internet has been fixed again! Thanks M9 and TStorm!
  • prime_evil
    May 6, 2017 at 09:54 Reply
    Thanks M9 and TS! Yeah it seemed like a very long time, I didn't realise how many times I checked the site - per day!!
  • boot
    May 6, 2017 at 12:14 Reply
    It's awesome, You missed me !
  • BlazeB
    May 6, 2017 at 12:32 Reply
    Nice one fella's! I like the new look and feel of the website :-)
  • MacGyver
    May 6, 2017 at 12:36 Reply
    Welcome back, M9 !!! The new website look great :-)
  • PandA
    May 6, 2017 at 12:51 Reply
    at last! welcome back. i started experiencing cold turkey symptoms ;-) site seems quicker, nice. is url removed see below considered a to be a competing project ? They seem to take pride in not using flash. nice stuff also. sorry we don't advertise that site here as they have been caught time and time again stealing our shit :D m9
    • PandA
      May 6, 2017 at 15:16 Reply
      hmm, okay, didn´t know that. Question for M9: The codef anim-stuff seems to be sensitive to mouse motion, not so with flash, can you confirm this / same experience ?
  • Galahad
    May 6, 2017 at 12:54 Reply
    Worth the wait, transformation of the site is awesome :)
    • musashi9
      May 6, 2017 at 15:30 Reply
      You mean it drops frames when you move the mouse?
      • PandA
        May 7, 2017 at 12:45 Reply
        Yes, effectively. maybe thatś just part of the browser scripting ecosystem.
  • sachy
    May 6, 2017 at 14:14 Reply
    M9 & TS - thanks so much, I really missed it =)
  • SIRIaX
    May 6, 2017 at 14:46 Reply
    I am also happy you are back. Am I doing something wrong; When I select Flashtro/Amiga all the intros are sorted by date and not by name. Since there are no letters to choose from like in the old template, how am I supposed to sort the intros by group? Please advise.
    • musashi9
      May 6, 2017 at 15:32 Reply
      Yah a small problem that I will try and fix soon with an alpha filter (search by letter) you can try the search bar for now or TAGS
      • musashi9
        May 15, 2017 at 10:37 Reply
        Added it should show up at the bottom of the page A B C D E ect.....
  • WayneK
    May 6, 2017 at 15:45 Reply
    Finally, my favourite website has returned! :P Congrats, and big thanks to Musashi9 + TStorm for all your hard work + patience.
  • Lordee
    May 6, 2017 at 18:10 Reply
    Welcome back! Glad it's back up, I really missed visiting the site. Great job on migrating everything.
  • May 6, 2017 at 20:22 Reply
    Welcome back Flashtro and thanks for the hard work! looks fab, really.
  • DOCPatientZer0
    May 7, 2017 at 19:39 Reply
    At least all went good after a long time, welcome back M9
  • newton
    May 8, 2017 at 00:20 Reply
    welcome back inline! we've been missing you.
  • scenex
    May 8, 2017 at 22:42 Reply
    Great to see Flashtro being back! Good job on the new CMS and design!
  • Bilbs
    May 9, 2017 at 10:09 Reply
    Great to see Flashtro back! I had to make do with xhamster for a few weeks, it wasn't as good.
  • Annatar
    May 9, 2017 at 21:18 Reply
    The new logo is Angeldawn / Fairlight grade material. Who did it such an awesome job?
    • musashi9
      May 10, 2017 at 00:39 Reply
      *BLUSH* but it is amazing what you can do with today's software compared to the great Angel Dawn + Deluxe Paint
  • Tim
    May 10, 2017 at 11:56 Reply
    Nice Relaunch ... welcome back! I download button for the html5 cracktros would be nice :-)
    • musashi9
      May 11, 2017 at 01:56 Reply
      First you have to tell me what you do with them :D haha If you are learning from them then maybe you could submit your own remakes?
      • Tim
        May 12, 2017 at 16:19 Reply
        Oh dear, my bright idea is to flog them at ebay for a fistful of dollars und disks! :-D *joke* No, they are very helpful to learn to create my first own html5tro. BTW: A step by step tutorial for dummies (like me) would be cool - maybe you start with a very simple one like the following Failight cracktro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhrQnM_vn9s ;-)
        • musashi9
          May 13, 2017 at 12:57 Reply
          Hehe ok although this one looks simple the text printer is not a simple text printer. It has some code for making the text center X and center Y. So it should be fun to do. While I take a look at doing a tutorial you can try and rip the Logo and Font Use this video I made for a PDX intro, it should help with ripping what you need https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mA-ZbW_o97s You will need to make a SAVE STATE in Winuae and download This program. http://codetapper.com/amiga/maptapper/
          • Tim
            May 13, 2017 at 14:29
            Nice, mate for the YT tutorials... i will try it in the next days :-) THXXX
  • Phantasm
    May 12, 2017 at 15:05 Reply
    Nice to see you back. The new site looks lovely.
  • May 12, 2017 at 17:15 Reply
    You are back - that's what counts. This site cannot be allowed to die! Thanks for all your continued hard work guys.
  • musashi9
    May 13, 2017 at 01:13 Reply
    Anyone getting any server problems? 503 out of resource errors ?
  • Madj
    May 21, 2017 at 00:48 Reply
    Amazing new site, well done M9 + TStorm. Really pleasant on PC & Smartphone. I'm impatient to see this fantastic logo adapted for future cracktros. -= Long live to Flashtro v2 =-

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