If you haven't noticed yet, the UB Funkey's official web site is no longer supported by Mattel. That is yet another sad sign to the UB Funkey fans. The Funkeys are no longer sold in stores...although I have seen starter kits still for sale at Toys R Us and Best Buy (the last Mattel customer service rep I spoke with said they are only still sold in discount stores. Not true)
Mattel says they are still supporting the server for a while longer, perhaps another year or so is what I was told earlier this year. However, the current answer is they have no date available to give us. ** (see note below)
We've had trouble connecting with the server even though Mattel tells me that it is working. Is anyone else having trouble?
** You will still be able to play games after Mattel discontinues support to the server, but you will not be able to chat or play multiplayer games. You won't be able to download the updates, nor have your data saved on the server. I will call Mattel to verify all this & to ask if they will give us a warner. But, from what I know, as long as you continue to use Microsoft Vista or XP (or 2000, ME, 98) as your operating system, you can continue to play the game from your hard drive. Some people have found a way to make the game work on Windows 7, and perhaps if future versions of MS operating systems allow to work in XP mode, then you can continue to play in the future. (disclaimer: I do not claim to be an expert of any kind, just sharing what I've learned from others & through trial and error. Please, if anyone has a correction to this, I will gladly publish an update/correction. You can either post a comment, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!)