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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 and Grendel's Revenge. 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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Hey Shannon.

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  • Hey Shannon.

    Hey man,

    I don't know what your issue is. I've got good ideas and I'm putting in the time to make this a better place.

    I'm critical of you and what's going on. I expect that you can take some heat. I'm a paying customer.

    The reason I'm openly critical is so we can start a productive dialogue. Deleting all of my posts on these forums is not productive dialogue.

    Please figure your stuff out and come to me like an adult.

    It doesn't feel like my money is worth anything to you, however; if this post gets deleted or ignored for a week I am going to withdraw my subscription.

    PCP

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    I don't think that's the case it looks like the forums rolled back a bit
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    • #3
      Honestly I hope that's the case.

      Even so, a lot of what I'm talking about still stands.

      Edit: Nope. All of my posts from all time are gone.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by PhilippeCP View Post
        Hey man,

        I don't know what your issue is. I've got good ideas and I'm putting in the time to make this a better place.

        I'm critical of you and what's going on. I expect that you can take some heat. I'm a paying customer.

        The reason I'm openly critical is so we can start a productive dialogue. Deleting all of my posts on these forums is not productive dialogue.

        Please figure your stuff out and come to me like an adult.

        It doesn't feel like my money is worth anything to you, however; if this post gets deleted or ignored for a week I am going to withdraw my subscription.

        PCP
        Ugh. It looks like your posts accidentally got caught up in a big spam flushing early this week. Very sorry about that! There are supposed to be limits to keep vBulletin from deleting more than a few posts at a time, but they haven't been working right since the upgrade.

        Feel free to drop me a line at shannona@skotos.net with your Skotos account name, and I can give you some free months of play or some SPs, as you prefer, as an apology for my mistake.

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        • #5
          Thank you for your swift reply.

          I'm relieved if this is what's happened. I have emailed you like you asked. I'll also repeat some questions I asked you in the email here in case you wanted to address them.

          Have you ever thought about pitching your games on Steam? These things are so retro that there's a huge appeal now.
          Watched any of my streams of TEC? This last one was pretty fun.
          What's the update on the new client, and then the advertising that was talked about following the client?

          Thank you for your work,
          PCP

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