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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. 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.

Mozilla Firefox ESR

An alternative for all users, but especially for Mac users, is Mozilla's extended-release version of Firefox that branched at Firefox 52. It's expected to remain supported until at least June 28, 2016, by which time Mozilla is planning to jump their ESR to a post-plugin phase. This is therefore a short-term solution, but one that should work for a while longer.

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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    • A fluvitur pup arrives.

      A middle-aged caravan drover begins to move toward a fluvitur pup.

      A middle-aged caravan drover stops next to a fluvitur pup.

      A middle-aged caravan drover gets a banded club.

      A middle-aged caravan drover wields a banded club in his right hand.

      A middle-aged caravan drover raises the handle of his banded club, bringing it
      down on a fluvitur pup's head! It suffers a fracture to its head.

      A middle-aged caravan drover yells, "Raiders! Take them down!"

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      • Ciaran thinks aloud: So you're gonna be like Koppe, other than not as annoying and suddenly forgetting how to use them?

        Glad to see my name still being thrown away, 2-3 years after he's been gone 8)

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        • I was sad that no one got my "Jelly of the Month Club" subscription reference in think.
          <Tivan thinks aloud: No offense, I'd rather take it from behind by an eyeless humanoid from twilight...guess I'll get them myself.>

          Haggard squeaks to MindThrasher, "My only regret about lanc dying...is that Kjel was at the toga.."

          Fidellus whispers something to Lucarnes.
          Carefully reading his lips, you make out the words "I liked it, but I have a thing for blondes in catholic school girl skirts

          A woman in a slinky red nightgown flirts to you, "Bears are repulsive."

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          • Originally posted by Red431

            Yes it's a great name, the best name, I'm an expert with names, I am a name, and it's a very good name. Ioulinus is a disaster.
            Pfft. The ratings are in and Red got destroyed by comparison to the ratings machine, Ioulinus! They hired a big big posting star with Iason in his signature to take my place and we know how that turned out. The ratings went down the tube. It's been a total disaster and even Ciaran will never bet against Ioulinus again.
            Newpatriot frowns to you, "I don't have any open slots. "
            You ooc to Newpatriot, "Ummmm..."
            You ooc to Newpatriot, "Are they all full?"
            Newpatriot asks you, "I've got a man in all 5. Why do you ask?"

            <01:28:30> "That Gay Dude": Dude, I'm not even gay.

            Originally posted by Bactrian
            Your signature has been edited to remove a quote from another player. Let's not use signatures to make other players look silly, please (even if you are just quoting their own words).

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            • A lean and muscular man with one eye growls, "Time to feel pain!"
              A lean and muscular man with one eye winces visibly.

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              • Originally posted by jaybee View Post
                A lean and muscular man with one eye growls, "Time to feel pain!"
                A lean and muscular man with one eye winces visibly.
                Just happened to me too:
                A light-skinned man with a wicked smile growls, "Time to feel pain!"
                A light-skinned man with a wicked smile winces visibly.
                You smirk.
                You say, "Sure is."

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                • You see nothing in a barrel full of apples.

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                  • A thin, pale man says to you, "This phrase means "You are beautiful."."
                    A thin, pale man says to you, "This phrase means "How old are you?"."
                    A thin, pale man says to you, "This phrase means "Where is your mother?"."

                    The Gadaene are fucked.

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                    • While in Monlon, near the kennels…

                      You are facing west. You see a brightly painted wooden door to the north; a narrow dirt path to the east and to the west; and a simple iron gate to the south.
                      The dismembered corpse of a squat furry dog named Dogmeat and the dismembered corpse of a large furry dog named Food are scattered about to your left.
                      X is standing to your left.

                      X looks at a brightly painted wooden door.

                      You ask, "Did you see those dogs?"

                      You say, "Those... those are some names."

                      You shift.

                      look at dog
                      Before you is a large furry dog. His large brown eyes is nearly concealed by the curly orange-brown fur. He has a wide slightly flattened face and a fluffy tail. The dismembered corpse of a squat furry dog named Dogmeat has nothing on it.

                      X says, "Had a purpose."

                      look at 2 dog
                      Before you is a large furry dog. His round black eyes is nearly concealed by the thick chestnut brown fur. He has a wide slightly flattened face and a short and bushy tail. The dismembered corpse of a large furry dog named Food has nothing on it.

                      X looks at the dismembered corpse of a squat furry dog named Dogmeat.

                      You say, "I... I guess so."

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                      • Woulda been cheaper to buy Monloni Globi!
                        I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.
                        Steven Hawkings

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                        • Health Points: -109/154 ...Welp...guess I'm watching a movie on Netflix.

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                          • N nudes Y with a foot.
                            Funniest missing G ever.

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                            • X whispers to you, "[Lol...Your left hand, face, head, neck, right shoulder, right arm, left shoulder, chest, left thigh, left foot, right shin, right foot, right hand, back, and right thigh are bleeding.]"

                              Well, *that* didn't go well.

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                              • I love grouping fun.

                                group all massive
                                Y
                                ou collect a massive yellow-orange fish with a narrow body and wide fins, a massive yellow-orange fish with a narrow body and wide fins, a massive yellow-orange fish with a narrow body and wide fins, a massive yellow-orange fish with a narrow body and wide fins, a massive yellow-orange fish with a narrow body and wide fins, and a massive yellow-orange fish with a narrow body and wide fins into a group.

                                look
                                You see a pile of small yellow-orange fish.

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