Emergency Farm Repair Kit



What to do in case of an EMERGENCY
When YOUR Farm will not Load...Keeps going Out of Sync...Keeps getting error pages or basically will not work properly. It most likely may be a Farmville or Facebook issue that you have NO control over. Sometimes however there are certain Actions you can take to "fix" your own Farm.

Last updated 10th October, 2015



NOTE: THERE ARE SOLUTIONS FOR MANY PROBLEMS CONTAINED WITHIN THIS POST. TO SEARCH FOR A SPECIFIC SOLUTION, HOLD DOWN THE CTRL KEY ON YOUR KEYBOARD AND TYPE THE LETTER F. THEN A BOX WILL APPEAR IN THE UPPER RIGHT ON CHROME BASED BROWSERS AND LOWER LEFT ON MOZILLA FIREFOX BASED BROWSERS. TYPE A KEYWORD AND HIT ENTER AND YOUR BROWSER WILL BRING YOU TO THAT KEYWORD.

THE BASICS
Clearing Your Browser

It may seem like a simple task for most. For others maybe not so simple. Each Browser is different and is located in a different place. So no "one" set of instructions work. This link has step-by-step directions for each Browser






Clearing Your Flash Cache

Clearing your Flash Cache is also rather simple. Still I've met very savvy players who never have. The Adobe Flash is the "motor" that runs what you see on your Farm. Often, when items will not load and only appear as dots, it's because your Flash Cache hasn't been cleaned out lately. If you are unable to load right after an enhance, or a new item is released, this may result from a bad flash cookie and if that is the reason, clearing flash cache will get you back in.



Also check the main Adobe site any updates you may have missed click here.

TO CLEAR FLASH CACHE


TO EXPAND FLASH STORAGE



The Facebook Bookmark on the left goes through some redirection which adds memory. Try loading the game through a clean, direct link http://apps.facebook.com/onthefarm/


If you are still having difficulty loading, check your browser extensions - browser extensions take memory and if you have too many it will make it difficult to load your farm. Disable or remove any you do not need or use. In particular, remove any timeline remover or old newsfeed type of extensions. These work by convincing your computer that you are using a very old browser that cannot support timeline. This can cause a lot of issues with your farm, which is meant to run on modern browsers, not a ten year old one. It also opens up your computer to malware, as security patches to browsers in the past several years are blocked by the conversion that timeline removers do. Even if you have used one for a very long time without issue, one wrong click can still create a very expensive  computer problem. These types of extensions also make the browser appear too old to view the Zynga support site as well - so you are cheating yourself out of support if you have it by using one. For more information click here

Make sure your browser is up to date - here are simple instructions for Chrome.







The Advanced




To learn how to manage flash and memory on your computer click here.

Changing Browsers or Loading a second Browser


Changing Browsers or Loading a second Browser
Some Browsers just work better for certain things
IE (Internet Explorer)
The standard Browser loaded on most store bought computers

NOTE: Even if you have Google Chrome set to automatically update, there is an occasional need to update manually. It is wise to check frequently for updates by clicking on the 3 lines in upper right of browser then "Help and About" and then "About Google Chrome" If it requires an update you may need to click "Update now" or "relaunch Google Chrome to finish updating"





If you use Google Chrome and are having frequent flash crashes click here.


If you have lost System (Adobe ) Flash in Chrome, click here








Chrome and Fire Fox seem to be the Gamer's choice...They run much faster than IE and have fewer problems...I still have IE on my computer and just use Chrome for Farmville...There may be hiccups with the compatibility between a Browser and Farmville...So having more than one can be a QUICK FIX...Just because you load a Browser doesn't mean you have to make it your "default" or main browser. Having more than one could get you back on your Farm. If IE has a problem...Just switch to Chrome or Fire Fox. (Note - if you have an older computer/less RAM Fire Fox will most likely work better for you, if you have a super fast computer, Chrome will more likely work better for you) There are also many alternatives to choose from.



 If you are not happy with your current browser, here are some others you might want to try. (REMEMBER ANY TIME YOU ADD ANY FREE SOFTWARE INCLUDING A NEW BROWSER TO USE THE "CUSTOM' OR "ADVANCED" INSTALL OPTIONS AND UNCHECK ANYTHING UNFAMILIAR. MANY FREE SOFTWARES (EVEN FLASH AND JAVA) COME BUNDLED WITH ADWARE OR UNWANTED PROGRAMS AND IT IS IMPORTANT TO USE THIS OPTION TO OPT OUT OF INSTALLING THOSE)





If you prefer a CHROME look and feel







If you opt for Comodo Dragon and your farm runs slow, you may want to disable Comodo's bundled extensions. While none of them are harmful, they do take memory better used for your farm and if you have a good antivirus program running on your system you do not need them. 

To do this click the 3 lines in upper right, then more tools then extensions. Uncheck the "enabled" box or click the trash can to remove the following extensions - Adsanitizer, web inspector, Comodo drag and drop, comodo page share service and privdog.  You will want to disable privdog in most cases, as it can block your Facebook pop-ups to share from the game.



If you opt for Comodo dragon and flash won't load follow the directions in this post



OPERA NEXT (AKA OPERA BETA)


If you opt to try Opera, we recommend turning on Opera Turbo which is done 

by first clicking the O in the upper left of the browser and clicking on settings. 


Then check the box marked "show advanced settings" in the lower left corner.



Then simply type Turbo into the search box and make sure Turbo is checked. (if you do not have "show advanced settings" checked it will come up not found, so make sure you do.



 (Click on it to check it if not. ) Enabling Opera Turbo will result in having to click an arrow to load your farm - but it will also result in having to click an arrow to load ads and other elements on the page, saving your memory to help your farm run better until you are finished playing and ready to view those other items.



  













Note If you opt for Iron make sure you download from the link that looks like this. There are many ads on the page and you don't want to download something else by accident






If you prefer a FIREFOX  look and feel


PALE MOON (Note Pale Moon has not been updated for a while and the DF click trap remover will not be compatible with it until it is )



To read reviews of several browser options click here.




Dumping Farmville 

Sometimes you just need a total re-set...This is one of those things I do not advise...Although it rare cases it may be necessary.  (Note - if you are a member of the VIP program removing and re-installing Farmville will cancel your subscription)



On facebook 

Click PRIVACY SETTINGS 
Then APPS 
Find and click FARMVILLE 
Then click the X and REMOVE Farmville 
Then click here to reinstall FARMVILLE and Re-Join...Your Farm should re-set itself to proper guidelines. 
AGAIN...This should be a last resort


Information is Power
You do need to know if it is Farmville that's broken or your computer. So you need a "weather report" to see if you are alone or if everyone is having the same problems
To learn how to set up your account with Player Support Click here.
To learn the guidelines for what types of support are available Click here.





Common Work-Arounds
For now...These are some basic steps you can take...As other issues arise we will add to this blog article...So be sure to bookmark it...Thanks





If you cannot load Farmville due to a WHITE PAGE - this can either be a server issue or an issue with the path that your internet provider takes to connect with your server. If it is a PATH issue, then the workaround in this post will change your path and allow you to load the game. 



The other purpose of this post is that some internet service providers limit how much traffic you can get from a certain source - even if you are paying for a very fast plan. Using the extensions listed in this post will allow you to circumvent their throttle and load the game.




How to remove Ticker

Simply click on the arrow at the top of the ticker

Click on the arrow at the top of  where the ticker was if you want it back.



To remove auto post Click here



Facebook and Farmville Optimization Tips







Helpful Troubleshooting Links


For some insight into how the Facebook News Feed Algorithm works click here


To learn how to copy and paste links in game, click here.


To add the DF Toolbar for information at your finger tips click here.


To stop the tagging from the game click here.


To learn about current Zynga Customer Support options click here .


To protect yourself from malware on the farm and Zynga customer support page click here and here.


To make sure Flash is up to date click here


To make sure Java is up to date click here


To run a speedtest and check your internet connection click here

If you are having difficulty finding posts on the newsfeed or would like to know how to search a specific type of post click here



For tips on optimizing Facebook settings for game play click here.


For information on Facebook privacy settings click here.

To unhide Farmville in your newsfeed click here. 

If your internet is slow and you have not done so for a few weeks or more, you may want to reset (power cycle) your modem and router. This will clear their cache and make them run better. To learn how from WikiHow click here.


If your friends do not seem to be seeing your posts and you are not getting help click here.


If you are having difficulty with the number of friends you see to buy bushels or crafts from click here.


If you are hitting the feed collection limit and are having difficulty collecting items from your friends click here.

For any other information about Farmville that you could possibly need, check out our Guide To Using The Dirt Farmer Site





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  1. Thanks I will sure share it! You are always fun and informative. Thanks!

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  2. Great info - Nice to keep for reference.

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  3. Thank you very much for the info. I always go to your site when I need to know something,its great! Thanks for all the hard work,I certainly as well as I am sure many of us,appreciate it!

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  4. Only thing i hate about chrome is the'flash player' crashes. Laggs the computer till it finally decides to'kill the page'pop up appears.
    Firefox for me seems to be as bad as IE8,slow loading or a game wont work right(Frontierville especially).
    Nice to see someone has things posted to help clear out things.
    I use a program called 'Ccleaner' to clear the flash and Internet junk. It does a way more comlete job then the standard 'windows' internet junk clean.

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  5. Another thing you can do if all else fails, is to try downloading Ccleaner. It worked when i couldn't hatch the eggs the other day. This cleans your computer and all of the above, when those things don't get it all. Did wonders for me.

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    1. https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

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  6. Google Chrome automatically updates Flash Player, but you will have to manually check for any Chrome updates. Usually when the farm screen gets an exclaimation point icon, it is more than likely time to check for a Google update. Go to the mechanic wrench in the top right corner, click About Google Chrome and then Check for Updates.

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  7. thanks a lot for all the info...I love your page you are always informative..I will keep this information for reference...thank you

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  8. this is probably a really stupid question for most but what is TICKER before I remove it I think I should know what it is....Internet novice x

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    1. I don't think Facebook has this feature anymore

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  9. Thought you might like to know this has been totally plagiarised and posted by someone else as if it is their own work: http://sheepishxfencexsitters.wordpress.com/emergency-famville-repair-kit/

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  10. i accidently removed "Access posts in my News Feed" from my privacy setting. Do u know how to change it back? If i remove FV then reinstall will that fix the problem.

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    1. Removing the FarmVille app from your Facebook account and re-installing it should fix whatever problem you had. You will not lose anything in the game.

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  11. hey first page for a lob them at some blogs have a hearty laugh:)

    But one might ask can you help me to solve the problem. I usually play on fv.com but since stupids castle (castle duckulas) can I publish. com, nothing more, this problem was also fb well, although there may I publish the last 3 weeks back.

    the support of zynga knows about where I was given a number and if the problem is solved by logging into again. and I have been waiting for about 6 weeks now that the zynga hinbekommt but unfortunately there doing nothing.

    happy farming sabine

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  12. Well I clicked the link to clear the Flash Cache and couldn't understand a word of it!!! I'm reluctant to change anything I don't understand in case I mess up completely.

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  13. I use rockmelt...a social networking and gaming browser much better and easier to work and control. Give it a try. Use it just for FB and games.

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  14. Help! My ice pig sculpture won't go in the livestock or pig pen - what can I do?

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    1. Check in your gift box and go under animals, you just might be trying to put in a decoration of the ice pig rather than the on you got as the reward. I hope this is maybe the mistake and you find another by the correct name in the gift box.

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    2. The ice pig will go in the livestock pen but not the ice pig sculpture. It's just a statue not an animal.

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  15. I can not load farm ville

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  16. where do i find my URL at, it has been 2 days and can't load my farm

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  17. Hello my name is judith pat rokicka rightmyer and my farm hasn't loaded in 3 days now, i done everything possible, please help

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  18. I can not get my wonderland side to post for my quest...Cindy Lou Daugherty..

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  19. How do you get stuff off the feed to show up in quests boxes friends send they do not show up friends have sent several times Testimonial and coco mix
    but no show in box

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  20. I HAVE NEVER----EVER BEEN GETTING MY GOLD COINS WHEN I HARVEST TREES AND OTHER ITEMS. I DO WHEN I HARVEST THE CROPS SOMETIMES.MY COINS STAY UNDER 5 OR 6 MILL. WHY? I WAS JUST TOLD SOMETHING WAS NOT RITE THAT I SHOULD HAVE ALOT MORE THAN I DO. SO I JUST HARVESTED MY TREES AN DIDNOT GET MY MONEY AN I STARTED FIGURING I HAVE NOT BEEN GETTING ANYTHING FOR A LONG TIME. I ALSO CAN.T SEEM TO GET GAS EITHER,ONLY WHEN I BUY GOODS FROM OTHERS AN MY MONEY IS REALLY GOING DOWN!!!!! PLZZZZZ HELP ME

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    1. email zynga then you idiot, why on earth are you posting on this?

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    2. The FarmVille team at Zynga reads these comments and fixes player's problems now that Zynga and The Dirt Farmer are working together

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  21. Hi. If i do remove farmville and reinstall, will it b the same as b4 with all my stuff? Also, i dunno what the heck i did, but my posts r not showing up on the news feed so r my neighbors posts neither.

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    1. If you remove FarmVille and reinstall it, it will usually fix the problem. You will not lose anything in the game.

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  22. none of this is true or works for me, i tried the comment thing and it stays the same. when in doubt reboot

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  23. What if one doesn't have a "Scrollbox" on their Timeline? Is there a setting that needs to be corrected to have it returned?

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  24. thanks this is awesome !! I wonder why you say Dumping FV as a last resort tho? I do it all the time, most recently a few days ago, never had a problem with getting game back!? Just how risky is it?

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    1. Sometimes removing the FarmVille app from your Facebook account, waiting a few minutes, and adding it again can fix loading problems if you tried everything else but still cannot load the game. I asked about this one time in the Ask the Dirt Farmer group and was told by many people that if you remove the game and re-install it onto your Facebook account, everything will still be there and you should be able to load the game.

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  25. I lost my total "scroll box" Can you help me get it back. I hit the "hide from timeline" button and lost everything. Please help

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    1. http://www.farmvilledirt.com/2014/02/managing-facebook-for-best-farmville.html

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  26. Anyone know the solution to hitting the "like" button on someones page when I go there to help. THere are non on any of my friends pages.

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  27. ANYONE KNOW HOW I CAN GET A HOLD OF THEM BY EMAIL?I ACCIDENTALLY DELETED MY HORSE BARN AND ALL THE HORSES IN IT AND DON'T KNOW HOW TOO GET A HOLD OF THEM TOO GO ABOUT GETTING IT BACK :(

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  28. I'm still wondering why you use the Swiss Flag for your Emergency instead the Red Cross :)

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  29. Where do you put the pumpcoins on the new farm. I have no place to buy the stuff.

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  30. Thank You so Much For This... I Have so Many That ask Me Most of These Questions ... You ALL Go Beyond The Limits To Help Us ALL ... And I THANK YOU ALL For That ** GROUP HUGS **

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  31. I sell the insta grow by mistake, there is a way I can have it again?????

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  32. I sell the insta grow by mistake, there is a way I can have it again?????

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  33. The Pot O Gold icon is missing today , anyone know what is going on

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