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

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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  • What is SLOGH?

    Got any World War II vets in the family? Check out my oral history web site,

  • #2
    What is SLOGH?

    O my!

    Is there a doctor in the house? Oliver Saks?

    Send in the KMDC Special Circumstances reeducation specialists (formerly the Indoctrination Division of Imperial Intelligence).

    It is the Stevish League of Galactic Hegemons, of which you were one of the original founding members!

    For background discussion for everyone else (if they want it), now that Blargg's memory has hopefully received a jog, all from the Galactic Emperor: Hegemony forum, please see the following threads:

    SE Refund Info
    Kid had a kid.
    Team games?!

    At your service,

    Last edited by Peraspera; 02-23-2004, 01:04 PM.


    • #3
      Clear as mud
      Captain of the Fates

      It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.


      • #4
        Amazingly clarifying

        Better than mud, I hope.

        Okay, in short terms: it's a loose association of Hegemony players who have been playing this game since before it was GE:H, who all happen to have the same name. Or want to, if they don't have it legally.

        Steve, Steven, Step-hen (cluck, cluck, that's me!), etc.

        Initially, it was a minor joke because when I joined, some folks confused me with other folks also named Steve, and thought some shenanigans were going on.

        No, hate to say it, no shenanigans, just Stevanigans. We're everywhere!

        It snowballed, incredibly, to the point of folks finding out who everyone's real name was, and counting up how many Johns, Mikes, Steves, etc., there were. (Did I mention that we're everywhere?) Amongst other antics.

        Some folks who played to the (incredibly high, of course) “Stevish standard,” asked to be named as “honorary Steves.” After some substantial discussion, this was approved. Not their fault that their parents didn't have the foresight to give them such an honorable name, after all!

        Certificates were provided upon request on full formal review.

        Perhaps the pinnacle (or nadir, depending on your point of view) was when a good player by the name of Patrick who was Kidding around named his son in our honor!

        I now return you to your normal carnage in progress, knowing more than you probably ever wanted to.

        At your service,

        (a.k.a. Step-hen Wright)
        Last edited by Peraspera; 02-24-2004, 08:21 AM.


        • #5

          Ok, that covers the meaning but shys away from what it actually stands for however, the Sepiri will let that go.

          One further question, that I know we are going to wish we hadn't asked; why is Laudio the Latin Branch
          Captain of the Fates

          It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.


          • #6


            Sorry I wasn't specific enough above.

            SLOGH is the shorthand/acronym for the Stevish League Of Galactic Hegemons.

            I will let our Latin Branch member explain that one himself, if he chooses.

            At your service,



            • #7

              Some of the lesser-educated Steves are not fluent in Latin. Some (or one) are (or is).

              It's a regular practice for many folks to investigate the origins of some of the more unusual user names. Many times these investigations include making educated assumptions.

              The name "Laudio" actually comes from the merger of two words: the first being a bit from my last name (the L comes from "Lusk") and the second being the word "audio."

              I had always thought that that this amalgam sounded kinda Latin-ish (our English word "laud" has its origins in Latin), but the gracious Peraspera confirmed it for me when he asked if his assumption on the Latin-to-English translation was correct. I unfortunately failed to record that phrase.

              (Step-hen, was it "Trahimur omnes laudis studio"? (ain't search engines great things?!) Hopefully not. I trust that my nature isn't quite like that...)

              Anyhow, I was extraordinarily entertained (not to mention impressed with Step-hen's great learning) by that incident and thus it became an inside joke.

              There you have it. A Complete Latin History in one forum post. Amazing what we Steves can do!

              (SLOGH - Latin Branch)
              "I'm aging like a fine milk."


              • #8
                wow, its amazing how the "steve" movement has changed ... i still remember those first mix ups


                • #9
                  Humm, there is another Steven in the house.
                  I've seen the world, and I still remember you Momma.

                  STGSN Atkins


                  • #10
                    Wow, it's amazing what you can stumble across when you enter Stevish into google

                    I am a Stevish... or the Stevish, or mostly Stevish in nature, however you want to describe it. I just thought it was interesting to see someone else using that word as an adjective.

                    Yes my name is Steve (more precisely Stephen), and I have noted the vast amount of people with whom I share first names.

                    I'll share a story, if I may of the time at the college I went to when Steve twisted his ankle. He was immediately surrounded by Asian Steve, big Steeve, preppy Steve, white Steve (that's me), and little Steve. We then decided we were enough to care for him and sent everyone else away (except the EMT). We Steves have to stick together!

                    Anyways, drop me a comment at sometime. I'll catch you on the flip-side.