Mattel is no longer supporting the UB Funkey's web site, www.ubfunkeys.com I have some of the same information that was on their site written in my blog if you are looking for more information. The link is my signature line if you want to check it out.
However, they are still supporting the game's server that saves the game data and allows us to chat & play multiplayer games.
We've been having trouble, though, with connecting to the server. I can tell because it won't let us access our Unique Funkey Name. Is anyone having that problem? I called the Mattel customer service line a couple days ago and they said the server is working, so it must be on our end. I'm not sure that I believe them, though!
Post by 4funkeykids on Jan 17, 2011 13:45:47 GMT -5
I've been having the same problem. Last Tuesday, the 11th, it was working just fine, but since then it hasn't been. It's frustating because you can still play all the games, but it doesn't save anything you. It can't possibly be on all of our end. It must be something on their end. I haven't been able to get through to their support line because of the holiday weekend.
Post by aprilferrao on Jan 18, 2011 11:47:33 GMT -5
Just got off the phone with mattel. Yes the site is completely gone and they are no longer supporting the website. You can still download the 4.8 software for now and I'm currently getting the 5.0 update. However, mattel strongly recommended I make a back up installation disk as very soon this will not be available either. She stated that toys typically have a life span of about 1 year and because funkeys was so popular they kept it up for several years. They will continue to troubleshoot issues as long as support has the software available, but once it is unavailable they will not be able to help support it. She did not give me a time frame on that.
I had trouble yesterday with the download because I did not have WinZip on my computer to unzip the file. So, if you are trying to install from the mattel servers be sure you have that. She also stated you need to uninstall any copies of funkeys you have on your computer prior to this download or the file will end up corrupt.
She was really wonderful to work with and even called me back with an update when she found out that the site no longer worked. She was not aware that it had been taken down. Good luck and have fun playing funkeys for as long as you can!
I just got off the phone with them too, but sounds like you had a much more knowledeable rep, although the one I talked to was helpful in the end. She did confirm that they are having trouble with the server right now and the engineers are working on it. So, before you reinstall, you might want to wait for the server problem to be fixed just in case that was the real problem. It looked like anything coming from service.mattel.com is not working right now.
Thanks April for the update, and please let us know when you're playing again. We should trade Unique Funkey names once we're on again.
One more thing....we should distinquish the difference between UBFunkeys.com web site and the Service.Mattel.com web site for those who aren't as familiar with the game.
The UBFunkeys.com website is no longer supported and is permanently down, but the server that gives us downloads and saves our progress, allows us to chat & play multiplayer games is still supported for a while longer. The advice that April shared is very good.
Post by aprilferrao on Jan 18, 2011 21:19:13 GMT -5
So far I've been able to completely download Paradox Green. I did have to download an Adobe Flash Driver. Which was 10.0, but UB Funkeys really calls for Adobe Flash 9. The first time I got in, it froze up giving me an error message regarding a movie running slowly with the Flash 10. I simply got out of it and restarted funkeys and it seemed to work fine. I haven't ventured into playing any games yet but will let you know how it goes.
When I log in, I can play the game, but it doe not seem like I am on their server. I did see a message when I first logged in about their engineers working on something. I also tried to get some loot, and it said I was not online. Does anyone know if the Game server is still up ?. When I logged in last week, it loaded a new update. Is there a way for me to tell what version I am on ?
To determine the version you're on, we might be able to help by determining what you can see in the game (such as which portals were added, or if Angus is wandering around). I have listed the different updates that you can see in the game that came with each update.
Mom Eileen: My son got UB Funkeys from the internet and again I am playing my favorite game, Heart Hoopla. Today my score was 291,070. Best game ever!
Mar 8, 2020 15:27:01 GMT -5
Stan Smith: nice
Mar 17, 2020 2:40:32 GMT -5
tmsgamer3: My mother loves Heart Hoopla too. I am currently trying to figure out how to get this game. I get the feeling it will be impossible to access after flash player is yeeted. :/
May 14, 2020 7:51:32 GMT -5
Stan Smith: Hank Hill funkey 😳
May 27, 2020 19:17:27 GMT -5
QKlam: Started playing funkeys again after not being able to in a long time. good memories.
Jul 26, 2020 11:24:54 GMT -5
Robyn: Hey everyone! Admin here...it's been a very long time since I've checked in. Is anyone still playing UB Funkeys?
Sept 22, 2020 17:01:32 GMT -5
Josh: Me! Lol
Nov 7, 2020 16:24:15 GMT -5
Lucky 69: Ik speel de Mod versie maar moet eerst alle funkey games binnen halen en de codes veranderen. Kan ik Jongg challennge en Lilly tad tiles ook met andere funkeys spelen in my cribb?
Dec 17, 2020 14:59:49 GMT -5
Lol: I do
Dec 24, 2020 2:00:04 GMT -5
Guest 34214: hey guys
Jan 2, 2021 15:18:01 GMT -5
bools-realm-64@PaulBeenisGames: shout out to paul beenis games on twitter.com
Jan 8, 2021 19:29:21 GMT -5
Ally: I also still play
Feb 19, 2021 1:50:57 GMT -5
SlotmachineGun777: recently found my old collection, been living in memory lane for a few days now
Feb 26, 2021 17:29:18 GMT -5
Robyn: Hey everyone (or anyone!)...this forum shows 15 users online and 72 guests in the last 24 hours. Is this right? If that's true, I might just need to revive this! Maybe I'll pull out my old funkey collection.
Apr 9, 2021 15:42:54 GMT -5
revivelo man!: necesito los archivos en version 5.0
Apr 27, 2021 16:53:09 GMT -5
LCHD: I had an account here for a while, what a shame to see the forum dead
Jun 30, 2021 20:26:29 GMT -5