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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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  • Beach Party

    The town has been all too awfully quiet through the winter. Things are warming up and people should be returning, and with the return of the people should be a grand party.

    I would like to host the greatest beach party there ever has been. There will be games, contests, food, drink and merry people. Of course people will also be invited to swim.

    For a part of this, there will be a white elephant gift exchange. I encourage you to bring two gifts for someone else, only one of them should be a gag gift. If you cannot find one, one can be provided for you.

    There will be a contest, as I mentioned. It will require craftiness and creativity, but the rest should be left a surprise. There will be a prize of at least 100 denarii for winning it.

    If you can help, send me a scroll. I would appreciate more ideas and donations of food and such for the event. Please don't feel hesitant to respond, I would love to see that there are still people there with enthusiasm for Triskelion. Yes, I am talking to you, not just the person next to you. I want you to come to the party and have a good time.

    For the time, it is undecided. It will likely be on a Saturday morning, or Monday evening. Let me know what times work best for people.

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    For the contest briefly mentioned before, I will have a one of a kind prize. I have found a crafter to help now. I should be able to announce a specific date soon.

    Again, reply and tell me ideas you have.
    Last edited by SteveUniverso; 04-29-2017, 05:00 PM.

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      I have decided I should host more than one beach party rather than waiting for the prize to be crafted. Next Saturday, whenever the most people are waking, I will host the first beach party. The first beach party will have the white elephant gift exchange, so bring two gifts if you can. If the weather is warm and people want to swim, we will. If it is too cold, we will play games and tell stories at the campfire nearest to it. If someone tells a really good story, I will have to give them some sort of prize, so be thinking of good stories also.

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