This is not just a new version of Showcattle.com with a new layout. It will be a completely different game.

It is not even remotely close to being done. Nothing here will remain long term. It's being built. Feel free to mess around all you want.

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Development Updates

As new features are added, they'll be added to this list here.

Minor Update

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Figured out how to make the stars on the forum toggle and record to the database.

Status of Game Development

Sunday, January 15, 2023

I don't want to mislead folks on the status of this site.


To be very clear, developing this site is in no way whatsoever, a priority at this time. I'm not pushing it and not promoting it.

The last time Showcattle made as much in a year as Livesockjudging.com made in the first two weeks of this year was in 2019. It is where my focus is and it is where my focus will remain.

This game is currently a way for me to change gears from time to time and learn C# .NET Core development.

Current Status

It's not even close to being within reach of being ready to play. You pretty much can't do anything at all in the game.

Game Model

All I know is it won't be a feedlot game. There might now be payment for sending cattle to town at all.

Last edited: 1/15/2023 3:59:21 PM by Jeff

Random Updates

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

All on the new code base...

  • "Mark All Read" now marks all notifications as read
  • "Mark All Read" now fades the notification bell out
  • Notifications now refresh once every ten seconds
  • Added json support to the autocomplete search box
    • Populates with
      • all users who have signed in over past week
      • forum topics from past week
  • Can now post new topics from new code base

Last edited: 1/3/2023 6:40:58 PM by Jeff


Sunday, January 1, 2023

Made some big updates to the chat.

Setup in such a manner that it will allow chat room auctions.

Social Buttton

Friday, December 23, 2022

  • Added a proper notifications button to the header.
    • Different colors for read vs unread notifications
  • Added spaces to the list of characters allowed for new usernames

Last edited: 12/23/2022 4:19:09 PM by Jeff

Random Forum Updates

Thursday, December 22, 2022

All on the new codebase...

  • Humanized view count
  • Added title casing to forum topics on the list
  • Added automatic truncation to forum topics
  • Humanized time ago for new posts
  • Formating icons on the topic lists
  • Registering now requires a unique e-mail
  • Usernames can contain any letter or number
    • The only symbols allowed in usernames are now "-" and "."
  • Login via e-mails


  • Added a tool that allows users to make custom brands and save them as PNGs.

Last edited: 12/22/2022 2:58:57 PM by Jeff

Several Updates

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

You can't really use the version of the site with the new code base but I'm going to post updates here...

  • Integrataed .NET authenticaion/login/account creation
  • Got a working chat setup with SignalR base that will allow chat while browsing site
  • New chat now has curse word filter
  • Started work on new forum.

Last edited: 12/21/2022 10:16:40 PM by Jeff

Site Ads

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

You're going to see site ads for a while until I get it configured properly.

Switching to C# from VBScript

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

I started writing these sites with VBScript back in 2001, about the time that started going out of style.

Rather than being lazy and staying stuck to that programming language, I'm going to start over from scratch on this site and switch everything to C#.

All this really means it's another month or two added to development time.


Friday, November 25, 2022

Updated the chat a bit.


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