Category Archive for ‘Patch Notes’

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  • We’ve massively increased the resolution of all graphics across the site up to Retina level, this delivers a beautiful experience no matter what device you use.
  • Our website now supports responsive design on Games Consoles and Set-top boxes.
  • As with all major updates, we are updating our logo to reflect the change in style.
  • Revisions have been made to our Network Policies.



  • Now has a contact form, never again will you have to jump into email for a simple enquiry.


  • We’re going all-in on blogging with these fantastic new features:
    • Member perks. Every so often we will post a blog with a fantastic offer or freebie from one of our partners.
    • Everyday service. Many of our members are businesses, we will be shining the spotlight on the great things they are doing.
    • Games with Squidwolf. We will (finally) be bringing our Minecraft server back online and we want you to be a part of it.
    • Internet Yourself. Memes, memes everywhere.


  • This has been in the works for a long time and although we have missed a few deadlines we set ourselves, we are finally ready to launch. Rather than complicate things with packages, we decided to introduce a few flat-rate pricing models. You’ll hear more about this over the coming weeks.


  • This has been in the works for a long time and although we have missed a few deadlines we set ourselves, we are finally ready to launch. Rather than complicate things with packages, we decided to introduce a few flat-rate pricing models. You’ll hear more about this over the coming weeks.
  • 30-day rolling contracts are the thing we are proud of the most, you’ll hear more about this over the coming weeks.


  • We will no longer be accepting traditional currency for games purchases, instead we are moving to a virtual currency system which we feel will add more value to our scratch card games.
  • Credits:
    • 80 Sc £1.00
    • 160 Sc £2.50
    • 240 Sc £3.20
    • 400 Sc £5.00
    • 800 Sc £10.00
    • 1,200 Sc £15.00
    • 1,600 Sc £20.00
    • 2,100 Sc £25.00
    • 2,400 Sc £50.00


  • Scratch cards. Buy scratch cards for a chance to win credits to spend on our store.
  • Weekly lottery. Buy lottery tickets for a chance to win credits to spend on our store.


  • Direct Debit. We are adding Direct Debit support for our subscription services. Initially this will only be available as an option on our business services (such as Squidwolf Cloud) but we will be rolling out across all of our services in the coming months.
  • Outbound Spam Protection. For businesses that send a lot of email, we now offer blacklist protection services.
  • Squidwolf Validation. Validate and Verify your site for security with us for just a few pounds a month.
  • Domain Parking. Stop the default domain page from displaying on your domains that have no website.


  • We have brought back the Squidwolf Monthly newsletter, existing users have automatically been enrolled on to the newsletter and can opt-out if they wish inside Account Management.
  • A number of changes and improvements have been made to
    • User online/offline status is now shown on profiles via an icon.
    • Administrators are now hidden from online users.
    • Editor for frontend publishing is now enabled.
    • User connections are now enabled.
    • New users are now automatically approved (if logging in with Facebook/Twitter).
    • You can now use your webcam to upload a new profile picture.
    • Login menu is now displayed conditionally, depending on login status.
    • Members can now view other member profiles.
    • If we can detect a Gravatar for you, we will automatically use that for your profile until you upload your own avatar.


  • The frontend of the Account Management User Interface has been completely redesigned to allow for a cleaner and more responsive experience. Because of this change, users not using a Modern Web Browser may be subject to a decreased experience.
  • Squidwolf Hosting website has been overhauled to provide a clean & minimal experience.
  • Coupon codes for Secure and Store have been reactivated, we will be revealing these soon.
  • 16 new products have been added to Store.



  • Formatting on emails has been restored.


  • Resolved an issue in which some users could not create new hosting packages for existing domains.
  • The caught exception bug has now been completely squashed into oblivion and will (hopefully) never come back.
  • Fixed an issue with font rendering in the Microsoft Edge browser.
  • Add Credit system now features a dropdown menu.

User Interface

  • Colours on Account Management now correctly reflect our corporate image.


  • Resolved graphical issues with the transition to our new design.


  • French & Spanish translations have been thoroughly rechecked for accuracy.


  • Memes added.


  • Always attach Featured Image to status if available

General Fixes

  • Homebrew updated to the latest version.
  • General performance improvements

Web Fixes

  • Internet Defense League Cat Signal has been updated and activated.
  • Various crash issues have been crushed.
  • The Photon cache issue has been fixed.
  • Some memory leaks were found and plugged.
  • The Analytics reporter has been removed. It will return later after some improvements have been made.


  • The Google Maps feature was not working correctly so we’ve removed it.
  • Some legacy Developer profiles were being displayed incorrectly. This has been corrected.
  • An error was being generated while trying to Login via Facebook.
  • You are now able to delete your account.
  • Profile avatars could not be updated with a gif. It can now.
  • An error was being generated while you tried to edit more than one order at the same time. This now works as intended.


  • Added: Battlefield 1
  • Added: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • Added: FIFA 17
  • Added: Counter-Strike: Source
  • Added: Hearts of Iron IV
  • Added: Diablo 3 Battlechest
  • Added: LEGO: Worlds
  • Added: Mass Effect: Andromeda [Pre-order]
  • Added: For Honor
  • Added: Homefront: The Revolution

  • AdSense is now live on selected areas of the site.
  • Added additional links into the footer area of the site.
  • It is now possible to login using Facebook.
  • It is now possible to login using Twitter.
  • It is now possible to login using Google.

Account Management

  • Automation is now working correctly again. Daily tasks will now execute at 8am every day.


  • now supports “Connect with WordPress”

Video Games

  • Sales of Video Games have resumed.

Game Timecodes

  • Sales of Game Timecodes have resumed.

  • Fixed an issue that was preventing the “About Us” section from displaying correctly.
  • The “Community” page has been restored.
  • The “Developers” link has been removed as our intranet is currently down for maintenance.
  • The “Store” page has been restored.
  • Pay via PayPal is now active.

New Products

  • Added: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  • Added: Conan Exiles (incl. Early Access)
  • Added: Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2
  • Added: Evolve Stage 2 (Founders Edition)
  • Added: Halo Wars 2 (PC/Xbox One)
  • Added: Husk
  • Added: Realpolitiks
  • Added: Resident Evil 7 – Biohazard
  • Added: The Sims 4 – Bundle Pack 4
  • Added: Torment: Tides of Numenera


  • User avatars should no longer be mixed up or empty, note however that it may take a while to re-render all the previously generated images.
  • Service status updates were not happening correctly in certain circumstances, this should be fixed now.

Squidwolf Magazine

  • We have closed Squidwolf Magazine temporarily while we migrate the Store over to

Squidwolf Hosting

  • We have closed the hosting site temporarily while we migrate the product catalog over to, this does not affect customer accounts.
  • New and existing customers are still able to place new orders and administer their current services using Account Management

  • We have redesigned the website from the ground-up to consolidate all of our offerings into a simple & easy-to-use website.
  • Store will feature all of the products that were once on Squidwolf Magazine and be joined by over 100 new products.
  • Games will give you the opportunity to win our new website currency called Calamari which can be spent on products in the store above.
  • Calamari is the name for our new currency and will replace much of the functionality of MagPoints. There now the only way to purchase products from us. Calamari can be obtained in the following ways:
    • You can buy bundles of Calamari using conventional money, via PayPal.
    • Win Calamari on our games.
    • Refer your friends to and receive Calamari when they join



Patch Notes for Outlined Surface 1.1.1

Patch notes for Outlined Surface 1.1.1, released Thursday, January 28, 2016.


Minecraft: Storyline Missions

  • Advanced Tutorial mission has been activated.
  • Elite Tutorial mission has been activated..

Minecraft: Trading Cards

  • 2016 trading cards are now being issued.

Minecraft: Chat

  • In-game chat system has been linked to the XMPP server in preparation for multi-game connections.


  • OS X El Capitan Update 10.11.3 has been deployed.


Account Management

  • CORE-9551 – Ensure Kayako Loginshare enforces login correctly
  • CORE-9583 – Redacted
  • CORE-9592 – Redacted
  • CORE-9521 – Prevent error on upgrade when creating UUID field


  • Many behind the scenes optimizations and fixes have been implemented.