Announcement

Collapse
1 of 2 < >

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.
2 of 2 < >

Grendel's Revenge Free Accounts

On December 15th of 2012, Grendel's Revenge enabled free accounts for play. This announcement is following in the suit of TEC's own free account announcement, serving as a reminder to any new or returning players that are browsing the forums.

For all the details about what free accounts are, look no further than here: http://forum.skotos.net/showthread.php?t=95655

In order to log into GR for free, simply visit this page to sign into your Skotos account (ignoring any subscription notices it may give): https://www.skotos.net/user/login.php

Then click the following link for Zealotry/Firefox: zealotry:@GrendelsRevenge.skotos.net...login/Zealotry

Or this link for Alice/Internet Explorer: http://grendelsrevenge.skotos.net/mo...in/alice.shtml

Problems? Questions? You can email the GR staff group at grendel.staff@gmail.com
See more
See less

Cannot Download Zealotry

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Cannot Download Zealotry

    I am on a new laptop (Windows 8). When I try to download Zealotry (either version, i get the following message:

    "The add-on could not be downloaded because of a connection failure with www.skotos.net "

    Any ideas/suggestions? I am not too keen on using I.E.
    Originally posted by Usuichii
    Anuu, Master of Scrolls. All of them.


  • #2
    Try cursing at the computer. Sometimes that helps to alleviate the frustration. If that does not do it for you, take a hammer and beat the hell out of it. Lacking a hammer, drop it from a tall building, and cackle away. I hope this is helpful. Let us know how it goes. Is your problem solved?
    SMARMY the GIANT

    Comment


    • #3
      Did the cursing and spat on it, but to no avail. I think I hurt its feelings.
      Originally posted by Usuichii
      Anuu, Master of Scrolls. All of them.

      Comment


      • #4
        Another route: check your privacy settings. Mayhaps they are blocking something?
        SMARMY the GIANT

        Comment


        • #5
          More helpful (hopeful) tips: Make sure that the client is enabled. Also, check out these links:
          Linky 1

          Linky 2

          Hope these are of some help.
          SMARMY the GIANT

          Comment


          • #6
            I was able to install it on my new computer a couple weeks ago (Also windows 8.) is this the link you tried?

            https://www.skotos.net/Zealotry/zealotry-current.xpi
            <Pandarus thinks aloud: Oh Ereal's blazing jewels, I'm on my way.>

            Comment


            • #7
              I tried that link as well as the zealotry download page, and both give me that same message.
              Originally posted by Usuichii
              Anuu, Master of Scrolls. All of them.

              Comment


              • #8
                Connection failure. Hmm. Makes me wonder. Some internet connections (such as WIFI from schools) do not allow access to gaming sites. Perhaps this is the problem?
                SMARMY the GIANT

                Comment


                • #9
                  That's... Super weird. My suggestion? Poke ce@skotos.net about it, see if they can do anything. It's probably an issue with the newest version of Firefox, and Zealotry needs a small tweak.
                  -Usuichii, Great Scientist.

                  Smarmy the Titan bellows to you, "You look almost like an Ugly."

                  Blackhand the Orc grumbles: I don't know what to call you. No ugly is that vile, and no proper creature of Uthgol has ever had such a lack of honor!

                  Usuichii 1, Usuichii 2

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Any resolution to this, Anuu?
                    <Pandarus thinks aloud: Oh Ereal's blazing jewels, I'm on my way.>

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      No, I still get the same message, and have received no reply to my email to ce@skotos.net.
                      I'm using alice in the mean time.

                      [EDIT] Here is a picture of the message:

                      Last edited by Anuu; 04-14-2015, 12:05 PM.
                      Originally posted by Usuichii
                      Anuu, Master of Scrolls. All of them.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        ... and you have tried to dl the zealotry-current.xpi?
                        SMARMY the GIANT

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Yes, I've obviously tried both the current.xpi and build.xpi.
                          And again, the same message appears.
                          Originally posted by Usuichii
                          Anuu, Master of Scrolls. All of them.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            I'm super late to this. Still experiencing problems?

                            If all else fails, emailing ce@skotos.net about this issue will get them to look into it.
                            -Usuichii, Great Scientist.

                            Smarmy the Titan bellows to you, "You look almost like an Ugly."

                            Blackhand the Orc grumbles: I don't know what to call you. No ugly is that vile, and no proper creature of Uthgol has ever had such a lack of honor!

                            Usuichii 1, Usuichii 2

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              I already have emailed ce@skotos.net, and I got no response.
                              I can try again, I guess.
                              Originally posted by Usuichii
                              Anuu, Master of Scrolls. All of them.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X