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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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  • Lord Valentinus smiles thoughtfully at Dorcas, "Oh, I can think of a few pretty ladies I'd like to spoil with my bone. That's the problem. I'm not about to share it between them."

    Dorcas smirks at Lord Valentinus, "Why share when you can have two?"

    Esquire Kilana chuckles at Lord Valentinus' words.

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    • > pick my rump
      You need to get closer to Muriku.

      (NB: I *am* muriku)

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      • > lock south gate
        You cannot lock a large wooden gate heading south; it is already locked.
        > unlock south gate
        Alas, a large wooden gate heading south does not have a lock.
        ----
        > unlock south gate
        Alas, a padlocked gate to the stable yard does not have a lock.
        ----
        You poor soul. You smack your cue ball so hard it flies off the table. You lose the game.
        Last edited by shentino; 11-02-2015, 05:55 AM. Reason: funnier

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        • A small bluish-grey skink yawns widely.
          The corpse of a light-brown tuatara yawns unexpectedly.

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          • Fiannslayer Virendra lifts his shoulders, "Hey, take back Docktown. This used to be the -center- of things. Now we've been tossed aside for Newtown."
            Fiannslayer Virendra smoothes his clean chromatic gold fur.
            You nod to Fiannslayer Virendra surely, "Aye, but I mean -how-?"
            Fiannslayer Virendra muses, "Build a wall...and make -them- pay for it."

            >.<
            Lucky Luciano
            The Black Skulls of Docktown

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            • Lady Rhiannon shifts her striking blue grey eyes, "Does he not already nose around in your box?"

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              • Caitriona holds the corpse of Kilara awkwardly, "I .. was going to be friends with her. I swear."
                Dame Dasha di Silvi

                Brigadier of the Royal Rinaldi Army.

                Founder of di Silvi Academy
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                • OOC: Well.....that's comforting.......at least someone found her body.......not that she has any friends to care, though......
                  ...

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                  • Royzo bows to Corliss and you, "I will be right back. Need to put my balls away."

                    -Three minutes later-

                    Royzo nods to Captain Dasha, Corliss and you, "hey there......I need kapra's help."
                    Kapra Zorro - Mouse Burgher and Master Chronciler for House Rinaldi.

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                    • Drea bodyslams herself slightly.
                      You blink at Drea.

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                      • Sir Royzo shifts his narrow bright green eyes, "If I had my balls, I would juggle them."
                        You glance aside at Sir Royzo.
                        Drea slowly redirects her almond cinnamon eyes to Sir Royzo.
                        Drea opens her heart-shaped mouth.

                        ----see what happens when you get married

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                        • Physician Suavis tilts his bandaged head at Cross, "Yous ain't goin' no where my lord. Not until I've had my way with yous."
                          You mutter lowly, "You could at least do it privately."
                          Cross lowers himself difficultly, "Okay..."
                          Kapra Zorro - Mouse Burgher and Master Chronciler for House Rinaldi.

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                          • Lucky Luciano tells Chesh cutely, "I could squeeze your cheeks!"

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                            • Kaylie nods to Chesh, "Must be. You're getting a bit prude."
                              Liguria Trading
                              specializes in the trade of rare and valuable goods of the highest quality;
                              nationally and internationally.

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                              • Bakaal whacks Dasha's head solidly.
                                Mersai winces anticipatingly.
                                Dasha slumps instantly.
                                Dame Dasha di Silvi

                                Brigadier of the Royal Rinaldi Army.

                                Founder of di Silvi Academy
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