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by Alan Attebery - Aug 16, 2010 Star_s26,497 views

As has been made abundently clear from the hundreds of posts being left on our FarmVille Discussion Board, people are experiencing out-of-sync issues with FarmVille left and right. It's frustrating to get one of these messages, especially when you've spent an hour trying and trying and trying to get the game to do what you want it to do.

Because the current out-of-sync issues are clogging the FarmVille Discussion Board to the extent that little else can be done on it, I am creating this thread to serve as an all-encompassing FarmVille OOS issue thread. Feel free to share your OOS issues with other Gamers Unite! members, many of whom will likely tell you they have had the same problem.

If you have discovered a solution that might help some members with their OOS issues, then please feel free to post it in this thread as well. If a solution proves to help a large number of people, one of the GU! staff members will either add the solution to this post or create a sticky reply in this thread.

As a reminder, Gamers Unite! is not affiliated with FarmVille. Zynga is solely responsible for the coding they put into the game and, as such, are the only ones who can permanently fix the problems. Sadly, Zynga sometimes has issues with admitting their is a problem in the first place. If you are experiencing severe out-of-sync issues, we encourage you to contact Zynga Support and let them know. Make sure to give them as much information as possible using complete sentences with proper punctuation. If enough people complain, they will look into it.

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Update (3:32 PM CDT on August 17, 2010): Dianne Short Lunn mentioned in a reply that running the Snag Bar while in her farm seem to cause more OOS issues. While the Snag Bar doesn't directly affect you accessing your farm, the potential bandwidth it could use when it checks for new FarmVille posts every 60 seconds could disrupt an already shaky connection between your browser and your farm. We've always recommended that you not run the Snag Bar while accessing your farm anyway, but this gives you yet another reason not to do so.

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Update (8:03 Pm CDT on August 18, 2010):

Paula Ezell Worsley left the following message in this thread:

"For anyone who is having OOS Problems while trying to use the 100 XP or Fuel items in giftbox, there is a way to fix it, but you wont be happy. I recently had the same problem.. Had saved a large number of the XP to use at once for leveling up. When I was ready to use them, low and behold .... Out of Sync, Please refresh your farm.. I have called Zynga twice concerning this issue as well as stables not producing, to no avail of course.
Then I noticed that anything acquired over that number of items could be safely used with no OOS messages. After waiting 3 weeks for zynga to make their promised repairs, frustrated, I sold all items causing OOS errors.. Now my giftbox items work fine. If you are tired of OOS, sell the problem. Sure you will lose the items, but in the long run it saves headaches and frustrations over constantly having to refresh your farm and possibly losing items. It's up to you to decide if the loss is worth the reward, lol."
G'luck guys.

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While it is clear that FarmVille is having issues, sometimes these issues can be partially resolved by following the steps below. There is no guarantee it will work, but if FarmVille changed something on their end that hasn't yet been recognized by your computer, then the below steps will fix that. You won't hurt anything by following the steps, so it's worth a try. Good luck.

Cache, Flash, and App Cleaning

  1. Delete the Application - From any Facebook page: 1) click on Accounts --> Privacy Settings; 2) Under Applications and Websites, click the “Edit Your Settings” link; 3) In the Applications You Use section, click the “Edit Settings” button; 4) Find the FarmVille listing and click the “x” on the right side of the line.
  2. Clear Flash Player cache - Go to http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html and select the "Delete all sites" button. This will clear old information that your Flash Player may be storing.
  3. Clear your browser's cache - Instructions at http://zynga.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/49
  4. Reboot your computer
  5. Reinstall the Application - Open your browser, go to Facebook, and install the FarmVille application(s) (type "FarmVille" in the Facebook search box and click the listing that says "game" underneath). In the pop-up, give the application permission to install.
  6. Do a full refresh of your game (if applicable) – Let the game completely load. Once fully loaded, hold down the CTRL key and press the F5 button at the same time. Let the game completely reload again.
  7. Check your game (if applicable) - After your game loads, check to see if the problem has been fixed. If it has not, then contact Zynga Support for assistance. Make sure you tell them exactly what the problem is as well as what you have done so far.
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I love Farmville, didn't have a problem with as many of the issues as yall have been experiencing but eventually I did grow tired of the same deal day in day out. I enjoy the other Zynga games but they weren't as charming as Farmville. Recently I've discovered a game that's like Farmville and angry birds combined; it's called Grumpy Goats and I really think everyone would enjoy it as much as I! http://grumpygoats.com/

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FARMVILLE Gamers Unite
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_170585672976573&ap=1

JOIN THIS
Howdy y'all! Come on down to the Farm today and play with your friends.
This is a Group for FarmVille players only.
u can ask for gifts,
u can ask for friends,
u can ask for neighbours,
u can talk about the game...
I promise u'all gonna have fun.
Enjoy!

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Alan,
Alls people need to do is really clean out their history for their browers. Then the game resets its self.
As for some loading issues it could be adobe giving them problems. and that can be fixed by going to adobe website and clearing the history there also. Since adobe holds your casha for you and history. Also they can get well needed updates to stop most crashes. Then there is a issue with Zyngas loading screens.
Snagbar- People blame snagbar for the game loading issues too. It isn't the gamebar it isnt the game half the time. It is your computer not having enough VM to run both at once. Update your computers then problem solved. Just not always. Because there is issues with any game if you're trying to run it at the same time you are trying to fill it with gifts. The game will get confused and crash. Hince the out of sync.
Peeps just shut off your snagbar before loading your game. and leave your game when running Snagbar.
Then you have the all disapearing items. I also have complained about this problem to Zynga. It don't help. You will either end up with nothing in return or with items you don't want they give you as a favor for losing something else you had. I would like to say watch out for the sales they have on FV cash items. They might look like they are on sale and you end up half the time paying full price for them. Then you have the ever so depleaded gas problem. If any of you bought gas with FV cash before most likely you never recieve any from your wall or from finding it. This happens to my mother, and the only thing I can tell it has to do with, she bought gas when she first started playing the game. and is stuck now always buying it. Smooth one Zynga. The other cash issue. Not all days of the week but from time to time, If you have a good amount of FV cash saved your amount with depleat 1 or 2 bucks at a time with out you buying anything. Most wouldn't notice this. I think this is another way of ripping people off. This problem has been since day one of this game.
Oh and don't ever use your credit card with Zynga, You can end up with a monthly charge on your card. This has happened to many people I have talked too. So if you want to get FV cash go to seven eleven and buy a card. Remember never use a credit card ever. Good Luck everyone.

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Every time I harvest my chicken coop and recieve an egg, it's never in my box , why ? And what can I do to fix this problem.


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I spent money & your tips did not work, , is there any way to cancel my farm & get my money back. . if yes please email me to [email protected]
but from now there is no way that I spend anything there, credibility is an issue here !!!!

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I was trying to post a lamb for adoption when one of my neighbors started THEIR snagbar. Having just harvested my 20+ orchards, I was inundated with so-and-so likes your post, postings. Needless to say, mt pc locked up and the lamb was lost forever. My pc seems to lock up every time I try to name my lamb too. I've stopped naming them.

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i want my snow stallion back i cant believe it vanished i may never pay another dime i cant believe it and my best friend quit because she cant even upgrande her combine after every day trying and hv n to start over. we r all going to quit if our games not restored U STEAL from us daily

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To avoid snag bar oos issues...
there's a lil icon on the top right hand just outside the frame of the farm
it shows the number of gifts you have waiting and no number if you have collected them all.
If you click on it every so often while your snag bar is running, it updates your gift box and your game doesn't go out of sync.

Sometimes, i click on it - it says "You have no gifts" and then I [X] out, and my gift box says "LOADING". I give it a quick second, and if it still says loading, i open back up the box "you have no gifts" and i leave it open a lil longer. When i close it out, my gift box is fine and my game doesn't go out of sync :)

I know that sounds confusing..but maybe someone knows what im talking about and can explain it better..

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I use google chrome and until recently I hadn't had ANY issues, even when my neighbors and friends have problems. Over the past several days any time I try to do anything I get that OOS error, as well as being unable to post to my walls or those of my friends without receiving other error messages. This is getting really old. I am normally a fairly active farmer and the constant errors are really ruining my game play.

Please DO NOT send me friend requests, I have enough neighbors, thanks :)

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there is nothing u have addressed that is ever going to help me so looks like i delete facebook very soon i have not been able to upgrade the combine to get one step further there is no point in playing anymorre out of sink starts me at beginning everytime if its not fixed my neighbors dont nwant to play without me so 15 of us are leaving facebook it totally sucks

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For two days I have not been able to share anything, or regift or send gifts. I am very frustrated.
I have had some good stuff to share!

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I had tried with Google crom to play farmvilla and I do not face OOS problem i kept runing the sang bar in Firefox i am playing from last three days and it work fine

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Moderator,
any recent news on the out of sync errors? I have not been able to play for almost a month.
I did all the clearing and reinstalling and still cannot play.
Can't get a clear answer form zynga, only generic emails. If they just would admit what is wrong and give a time frame when it will be fixed, or even that they are TRYING to fix it.
Do you have any suggestions?
Thank-you so much!
Lori

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Clearing the cache does nothing to cure problems with games, its happening via FB and Farmvilles servers and nothing to do with our computers, besides the iphone/ipod app goes out of sync too and that isn't based on flash more on wi fi signal-I would say that FB has bad servers and cannot cope with the information and accelerations of these games.

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As a family we all play, my two sisters and myself love the game but HATE the oos issues. All they do about it is tell you to uninstall the game and reinstall it which doesn't do jack. Not only that, when I buy goods, it tells me there was an error and I end up not being able to buy the goods. I just end up going to play Farmtown. Farmville is starting to suck.

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Having major problems with this today. Maybe it's down to the 'English Farm' coming?

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Zynga ran a tool on the farms and after that everything has just went crazy... I had my farm lined out and only needed them to return trees that came up missing... He ran the tool..... down the tubes... now I have to start all over working out the issues..... Also note some gamers may need to set your memory higher on your flash player... The more memory you use it has to be able to be stored.. If you adding more memory and run of space... the will cause a out of sync... You can change this setting in your Flash Player..

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Zynga ran a tool on the farms and after that everything has just went crazy... I had my farm lined out and only needed them to return trees that came up missing... He ran the tool..... down the tubes... now I have to start all over working out the issues.....

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My problem is I get a lot of the oos errors when visiting others farms of planting my crops :-( I rarely get it using my items.

PLEASE, At this time I don't need a ton of friend requests. please don't send one as I have way to many right now..

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