Bug Fixes, including Big Brother Template

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A few bugs were fixed with the Big Brother interactive template that have been reported for years. At the end of the season in interactive style, simulator users were unable to go back and see who voted for who if their houseguest reached the final two. This is now possible after viewing the Winner page during the finale. Similarly these can be viewed either after seeing your eviction if you’re not on the jury, or at the end of the season if you are on jury.

Another glitch was fixed where the simulator treated “change relationships each week” as an interactive simulation and limited display of alliances and votes. Finally, a more recent bug where custom events only worked in rare scenarios was fixed. Beyond these bug fixes, there’s still a plan to add the Big Brother Template to the .com server and add saving and voting charts in the future.

Thanks to the users who reported these bugs and helped provide details and instructions to replicate them over email, social media, and the Discord server.

Other bugs fixed:
– When clicking the BB20 logo in Seasons, the link followed to BB19.
– Random cast in Celebrity Big Brother contained duplicate houseguests 50% of the time when ‘all male’ or ‘all female’ options were selected.
– When the final person left with a gift bag won HoH in Celebrity Big Brother, the week did not progress correctly.
– Automatic black & white function on the .net Big Brother and .net Survivor simulators didn’t work in some browsers.
– Added Katrina Kozar from MasterChef season 6, who had been skipped before.
– Added two new houseguests from BBUK season 19.

Update: Another scenario was found where the votes and alliances were still not available at the end of the season. This has been corrected now.

27 Comments to “Bug Fixes, including Big Brother Template”

  • Gabe [Guest] October 27, 2018 at 12:31 am

    Pleasssssseeeeeee add voting charts for Survivor. ;-; I want those So BADLY.

    • Brant [Admin] October 27, 2018 at 6:24 pm

      Unfortunately, this is a feature that can’t be done on the .net server. It’s something possible for the .com Survivor seasons.

      • Gabriel [Guest] October 28, 2018 at 6:24 pm

        Yassss, plz do them for the MvG and GC and the other upcoming ones. I’m already fine with that

  • Anoymous [Guest] October 27, 2018 at 3:14 am

    Please add more Challenge Simulators I really want Rivals 1

  • SebasGrande [Guest] October 28, 2018 at 11:58 am

    I still can not see the changes on the Big Brother interactive template 🙁

    • Brant [Admin] October 28, 2018 at 12:34 pm

      Do you mind explaining what you do see that’s an issue?

      • SebasGrande [Guest] October 28, 2018 at 8:57 pm

        I do not know if I’m doing it wrong, but when I get to the end I do not see another option to see how others voted or other alliances

        • Brant [Admin] October 29, 2018 at 8:53 pm

          I might not have explained it clearly.

          In the following simulation styles, you should see all of the information at all times.

          1b. Play Interactively & Change Weekly
          2. Change Relationships Each Week
          3. Let the Simulator Decide All (set)

          In the following simulation style, you should see the information at the end of the season.

          1a. Play Interactively – Basic Version

          – If you’re pre-jury, you will see this information as soon as you view your eviction page.
          – If you’re on the jury, you have to vote for a winner before this information becomes available.
          – If you’re in the final two, you have to view the Winner page before this information becomes available.

          If you see the issue again, can you let me know which scenario isn’t working? Thank you.

          • Edward [Guest] October 30, 2018 at 4:23 am

            If your character makes the final 3 in interactive Big Brother, you don’t get to see any of the votes even after the winner is chosen.

            • Brant [Admin] October 31, 2018 at 12:36 am

              Thank you for commenting. Can you clarify whether you finished third or final two? Each scenario is different, and you have to view the Winner page if you’re final two. Any information you can provide will help me get to the bottom of it. Thanks!

              • Edward [Guest] October 31, 2018 at 7:54 pm

                @Brant in both scenarios, you weren’t able to see the votes if you went back, but I can check if that was changed with the newest updates

                • Edward [Guest] October 31, 2018 at 8:00 pm

                  @Brant I just ran it again, I was the winner in the interactive template, I viewed the winners page and I could not go back to see who voted for who in any of the previous weeks.

                  • Brant [Admin] October 31, 2018 at 9:40 pm

                    Thank you greatly for testing this. I hadn’t tested all scenarios and just found another instance these fixes didn’t work. It should be working now.

                    • Edward [Guest] November 1, 2018 at 3:38 am

                      @Brant No problem! I love your site, and if you need someone to test things I am more than happy to do it!

                      @EdwardGiordano on twitter

                    • Edward [Guest] November 1, 2018 at 3:48 am

                      @Brant other things that I noticed:

                      In celebrity Big Brother:

                      1.The winner of the recast power, was able to win the next HoH, when I believe (except in the final 4) they shouldn’t be able to

                      2.The person evicted in the double eviction, it never tells us if their gift bag was empty or not on the eviction page

  • Austin [Guest] October 28, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    When will saving be able to be added to the Survivor 33 and 34 simulators?

    • Brant [Admin] October 28, 2018 at 1:05 pm

      Once the seasons are finished, saving will be added. What is there now is just the demo version for each season, and there are features not yet included and bugs to address.

  • Mrs Puff [Guest] October 31, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    I was wondering if for the Circle simulator you could add an option that nobody will commit suicide/step off their circle as a sacrifice.

  • Melm3 [Guest] October 31, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    Will there be more options in the near future? I would like if if we were able to try and convince the veto winner to use or not use the veto and have the decision be based on how well the relationship with that person is.

  • KaliaB [Guest] November 3, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    Hi Brant! Love your simulators, i actually have some questions:

    Will we ever get a Rupaul’s drag race simulator?

    Is it possible for hunger games to get moved to the .com?

    Will there be custom options for interactive seasons of big brother like adding a player back into the house before jury?

  • Tyler [Guest] November 4, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    Found a rare bug on the Game Changers sim. If the Tribe that wins immunity loses a member due to an evac or quit, that member is not replaced by the exiled castaway. In fact, they do not appear until the tribes merge. Images for reference: https://imgur.com/a/l2BjCp9

  • Mantas [Guest] November 5, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    question , when can we expect the rest of the total drama seasons , that s what i m waiting for.

  • Gabe [Guest] November 5, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    This is not quite a bug but please have less medevacs and quits and rock draws in the demo versions of MvGx and GC. Also the votes always seem so complicated in them, compared to real life Survivor.

  • Angelina [Guest] November 10, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    Jay Starett season 33 is missing from the survivor list

    • Tyler [Guest] November 13, 2018 at 9:15 am

      He’s listed under Justin Starrett. BrantSteele usually lists castaways under their full name, rather than by nickname.

  • Jef [Guest] December 9, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    The veto is hardly ever used in the advanced template. In older seasons the veto was used far more often and when running seasons with the advanced template players will only save people they have alliances with and sometimes not even then. Not sure if its a bug or a design choice but regardless its there.

  • Drag race [Guest] December 15, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    We want a ANTM or Drag Race Simulator. I think it would be very fun and cool to explore that and would also bring a whole to audience to the page. just a thought.

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