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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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  • coming back to cm

    well, its been a while and through it all i miss this place. have ghosted the forums but have now stood within the castle. looking forward to thr rp ahead
    Jennan

    Former Ghost in the Baileys
    Sceleratus, Vita, Veneratio

    An original Royal Lamer
    http://forum.skotos.net/showthread.p...ighlight=lamer

  • #2
    I don't know you, but welcome back! I hope the game is everything *good* you remember and more.
    You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
    No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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    • #3
      Duuuuuude!
      Proud member of: WWMHSBA

      "Why don't you all just go submit some plots where you can get pregnant, give birth to you own alt as an annoying child character, have it grow up to be a drama queen, and then you can use IC/OOC crossover to hide the goods you stole and escape from the dungeon that you're locked in due to a badly run rape plot?!" - Age

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      • #4
        hiyah gabs!! :-)
        Jennan

        Former Ghost in the Baileys
        Sceleratus, Vita, Veneratio

        An original Royal Lamer
        http://forum.skotos.net/showthread.p...ighlight=lamer

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        • #5
          Hey Jennan! I don't really play anymore, but wonder if you are still sticking it out. I had a lot of fun with you, oh so long ago.....well, mostly, lol. You were like the first person here I ever got to know and RPed with! What a great place CM was back then! <3

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          • #6
            It's mah bro!

            I miss those days too.

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            • #7
              Ooooh, I see a Janwin lurking. When are ya'll coming back, huh?
              Let us go! Though we know it’s a hopeless endeavor.
              The ties that bind, they are barbed and spined, and hold us close forever.

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              • #8
                HEY JANWIN! hows the second most handsome man in the castle these days? you still around?
                Jennan

                Former Ghost in the Baileys
                Sceleratus, Vita, Veneratio

                An original Royal Lamer
                http://forum.skotos.net/showthread.p...ighlight=lamer

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                • #9
                  Be still my heart

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