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  • mygolfer98
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    Thu, Jun 24 2021 9:15 AM

    According to the web version of my profile I have 287 'friends' but only 255 of them show up on the App. Anyone know why and what i should do to get them all on the app.

     

  • ScottHope
    7,712 Posts
    Thu, Jun 24 2021 1:08 PM

    I think the bit of WGTs database that holds the number of friends you are allowed, can only hold a maximum value of 255 (one byte), so unless WGT change that to hold a bigger value, we're going to be stuck at 255.


    one byte = 8 bits (binary digits)

    8 bits = 11111111 (binary number)

    11111111 = 1x1 + 1x2 + 1x4 + 1x8 + 1x16 + 1x32 + 1x64 + 1x128 = 255


    Do you wish you hadn't asked? Lol.  ; )

  • pdb1
    22,253 Posts
    Sat, Jun 26 2021 4:55 PM

      You are correctomundo Senior Hope .

      But as I was lead to understand and believe . That is an ancient bit of programming . One that certainly created havoc in the Flash program .

      Because I didn't listen to courteney fish soon enough , warning me . My excessive friend count corrupted my WGT messaging multi media program for ever .

      I can only message 1 recipient at a time . But not if my friend count exceeds 255 .

      Why am I not surprised that the New/Old program PCEA . Is also using that system .

  • alosso
    20,318 Posts
    Mon, Jun 28 2021 3:54 AM

    Apparently, they didn't touch it since it's outside Flash.

  • pdb1
    22,253 Posts
    Mon, Jun 28 2021 3:06 PM

    alosso:

    Apparently, they didn't touch it since it's outside Flash.

      I'm thinking that this system used in Flash and PCEA both . Is obsolete .

      As I have noted that many other games , Social media , etc . Are able to allow one to amass literally millions of friends with out a hitch .

  • SimonTheBeetle
    2,404 Posts
    Mon, Jun 28 2021 3:18 PM

    ScottHope:

    one byte = 8 bits (binary digits)

    8 bits = 11111111 (binary number)

    11111111 = 1x1 + 1x2 + 1x4 + 1x8 + 1x16 + 1x32 + 1x64 + 1x128 = 255

  • ScottHope
    7,712 Posts
    Tue, Jun 29 2021 1:24 AM

    ⇧ Can you spot my mistake? ⇧

    11111111 = 1x128 + 1x64 + 1x32 + 1x16 + 1x8 + 1x4 + 1x2 + 1x1 = 255

    Going from left to right, the highest value is to the left, not t'other way around

  • SimonTheBeetle
    2,404 Posts
    Tue, Jun 29 2021 2:04 AM

    ScottHope:

    Can you spot my mistake?

    A mistake? YOU make a mistake?! LOL

    Uuuhhh... I dunno, Scott. Maybe you forgot to leave a space between the first four 1s and the second? I mean like 1111 1111...

  • ScottHope
    7,712 Posts
    Tue, Jun 29 2021 2:20 AM

    Hehe.

    It's certainly easier to read written that way Simon, but I'm not sure of the convention.  : )

  • SimonTheBeetle
    2,404 Posts
    Tue, Jun 29 2021 2:28 AM

    ScottHope:

    Hehe.

    It's certainly easier to read written that way Simon, but I'm not sure of the convention.  : )

    Hmmm... :)

    Isn't 1 byte (8 bits) supposed to be able to express 256 variations theoretically? (2^8) Maybe this?

    EDIT : Never mind, Scott. Just saw the answer above. Sorry. HAHA

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