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ZEALOTRY Users: Critical Notice on Continued Use

Edit: Our new HTML5 client (Orchil) is now open for beta testing in The Eternal City. Feel free to try give it a whirl at http://test.skotos.net/orchil/

Edit: We have made great strides toward a new HTML5 client, which should offer a replacement to Zealotry. We're hoping to release that in the very near future, but in the meantime, using Pale Moon remains the best method for ensuring there is zero interruption to your game playing during the transition.

As of November 14, Mozilla will be auto-updating all copies of Mozilla Firefox to Mozilla 57, a new edition of their browser that will disable all legacy add-ons. This will probably include the majority of the plug-ins that you use on Mozilla, including the Skotos Zealotry plug-in.

This is a big problem for us because Zealotry is the most stable of our clients at this time, and the one that we believe is in the widest use. There's unfortunately no easy way to update it, because we'd have to rewrite it from practically scratch, using their new programming system.

There are tricks that you could use to to prevent Mozilla updates, but we don't particularly suggest them, as you want to have a clean, secure browser. Fortunately, there are two alternative browsers that will support Zealotry. Each of them branched off of an earlier version of Mozilla Firefox, and each of them continues to be updated for important security issues.

Pale Moon Browser

The Pale Moon browser is our suggested replacement. It is a totally separate browser that branched off of Firefox some years ago. It will continue to support the classic plug-ins.

To install it:
  • Install Pale Moon (Windows & UNIX only)
  • Install the Zealotry XPI on Pale Moon
  • Restart the Pale Moon Browser
  • Play on Pale Moon

The official version of Pale Moon only supports Windows and UNIX, but you can also get a slightly less official version of Pale Moon for the Mac. We've tested it out and it looks like it's clean and works correctly, but use your own level of caution in working with the Mac variant.

If You Have Errors

Some users are experiencing "Content Encoding Errors" when using Pale Moon and Zealotry. As best we can tell, this is due to an incompatibility between Windows 8.1, Pale Moon, and Plugins. If you have this problem (or any other), we suggest instead using Mozilla's extended-release version of Firefox, which branched at Firefox 52. It's expected to remain supported until at least June 28, 2018, by which time Mozilla is planning to jump their ESR to a post-plugin phase. This is therefore a short-term solution, but we expect to have full release of our New HTML5 client well before that.

To install it:
The Big Picture

Our larger-scale goal is to introduce a new client that will be usable on any browser and make our games generally more accessible. We've had a HTML5 client in process since last year, but are currently hitting roadblocks that make a deployment before November 14 problematic. We've also just started a second project, which would be more specifically focused as a Zealotry replacement, without worries about new bells or new whistles. Both of these possibilities are being done out-of-house, by Skotos players, but they're receiving our highest level of attention for whatever support they need, as this is all our top priority.

So, consider this a short-term fix, but in the meantime if you use Zealotry, please download one of the alternative browsers and test them out ASAP.
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  • #31
    So is this happening? Or not? If so, I'm interested.

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    • #32
      I am interested

      I would like to help I have experience with java and writing story plots I also rp so let me know if you want more info just contact me here or at apelikepresident@yahoo.com

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      • #33
        I'm happy to help build occasionally and can do light coding (I might be stretching it depending on how you interpret 'light').

        If you want me, Sonea knows where to find me

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        • #34
          Well we've already spoken

          I can be your artist, your map-maker, a VP, WHATEVER. I've been playin for YEARS, i'm really good a learning quick, and i would LOVE to be in your staff. Please contact me when I'm able to begin.
          Madalina Blue and Saruno

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          • #35
            heyy there.
            I am ashley s. i used to help on regent, and i need a project please get to me when you can, i want to help again badly!

            imacannibal@GMAIL.COM

            Ashley Schweinfurth

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            • #36
              Could someone who is in charge (If thats anyone) get a hold of me about this project pretty please?

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              • #37
                I too, am greatly excited about this opportunity. I'm smart, creative and I catch on quick - plus I'm willing to dedicate my time to helping create a Skotos game.

                If you still need me, let me know - send me a pm, or reach me at:

                bt_byrne@yahoo.com

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                • #38
                  Despite this game having fallen by the wayside as far as production goes, is there still an opportunity for it to be picked up again? I'm the original creator and I recall it being pretty decently on the track toward completion. Hate to see everyone's hard work go to waste.
                  Lady Georgianna Raciner Ealdarach

                  Noble of House Bisclavret

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                  • #39
                    Still in it

                    I would still be interested in finishing this game.

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                    • #40
                      Good evening,

                      I don't know who is running the show over here as I have seen a handful of different people say so.

                      Nevertheless, I'm looking to join the team as a Builder and potentially a VP in due time.

                      Shoot me a pm if you're still looking.

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                      • #41
                        I also would love to help. I don't know much coding so unless you're willing to teach me I can help there, but I could VP and help with story plotting
                        Kimberly
                        ~Royal Page
                        ~Lead Apprentice Jeweler
                        ~Honored Guest of Her Majesty's Keep
                        ~Nurse's Aide with the Healers

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                        • #42
                          *boops* Bumped for funsies!

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                          • #43
                            Is this project ongoing? If so I would love to get involved!

                            A PM is the best way to arrange contact.

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                            • #44
                              Still looking for help? Shoot me a pm.

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                              • #45
                                Regent's Fate is pretty ancient, I'm fairly sure it was shelved the greater part of a decade ago to be honest and I've not seen Jen around much in the time since.

                                Still, if anyone ever picks it up, I'm willing to offer coding expertise/assistance or advice from a distance, but I'm afraid I don't have the spare time to really commit to any game other than the one I'm working on now.
                                StoryHost Kurzon
                                Castle Marrach Staff

                                kurzon.marrach@outlook.com

                                The destiny of the world is determined less by the battles that are lost and won than by the stories it loves and believes in.

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