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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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  • Map of Town

    Willow wanted me to repost this. This is the current map of Arkham, as of June 20th. Yellow indicates that the building is generally open to the public (although it might be closed if the shop keeper is currently not around). White indicates the building has some designation other than generic house or apartment or shop and may or may not be accessible.

    This is a "spoiler-free" map and doesn't indicate some of the plottier type locations.

    E's for the Evil that lures and entices;
    F is for Fear and its many devices;

  • #2
    .....bumps.....
    So fill up your glass,
    for life will soon pass
    When your dead ye'll ne'er drink to your king or your lass!
    Lovecraft, The tomb

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    • #3
      Here's the updated map as of 25 October. Added to this map are the furniture store, the butcher, and the photography store. Like always, there are other locations which are accessible which are not indicated on this map, to preserve the enjoyment of discovering them.

      Last edited by Oliver White; 10-25-2008, 10:16 PM.
      E's for the Evil that lures and entices;
      F is for Fear and its many devices;

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      • #4
        Can we get this thread stickied, would be great for all the new players.


        Arthur P. Smith

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        • #5
          This comes up for me as a tiny thumbnail... any chance of it being a bit bigger?
          Amatoria crams a fist full of biscuits in her mouth.
          You pick out a biscuit from some biscuits.
          You consume the last of a biscuit.
          Dragaxus says to you, "You know you're quite sexy when you do that."
          Amatoria spits crumbs all over, "You're just saying that."

          Typically, 9 times out of 10 in TEC you are bored you just dont realize it because your brain functions at a higher rate and it keeps you from thinking about the possibility that you are simply sitting there doing absolutely nothing.

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          • #6
            I believe you can either click on it, or save the image file to your hard drive. (Right/command-click, save as..)
            Pyra Wildflower

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            • #7
              Is this still completely up to date? Just wondering.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Viola View Post
                Is this still completely up to date? Just wondering.
                We're working on an update now.

                LSP Suede
                "If you are squeamish, don't prod the beach rubble." Sappho

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                • #9
                  I was badgered, browbeaten and otherwise asked nicely by Suede if I'd update the map. Here goes. It's complete, as far as I can tell, although I haven't done an exhaustive search recently...


                  click to go to imageshack and a second click to open it in its full glory.
                  E's for the Evil that lures and entices;
                  F is for Fear and its many devices;

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                  • #10
                    Does anyone have this map saved anywhere? It's a shame the link to this is broken!

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                    • #11
                      For your viewing pleasure.

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