Allrighty. Server moved, and the game shows its age... Yeah, all that mess was because PHP7 doesn't support a lot of the functions SSW uses anymore. It's creaky old code. Had to easyApache up 5.6 just for this game - but it seems to be working now. I'll have to make sure the cron jobs are going off ok, now that I ponder it...
1) ok, the cron jobs are firing, that's good.
2) chat isn't working, not sure why yet. Fixed! (:
let me know if anything else is weirder than normal.