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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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  • Dont vote on TMC! Instead, share on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

    Want more players?
    Share on social media.
    Want more interest in the game?
    Share on social media.
    Want devs to get more money for better stuff?

    Share this game on social media!

    Who uses The Mud Connector anyway?


    Do me a favor. Google "free online game"

    4 pages into the google results, NO mention of tmc.

    Now, google "free online roleplaying game"

    Look, let me tell you the answer: SQUAT

    Now try pay to play online roleplaying game"

    Not there either!

    What does this mean? This means TMC doesnt work to really bring in new people! unless...you google free online mud game
    Then magically, you get TMC to pop up. Yaaay.

    Who we were 5, 10, 15+ years ago, and the technology that we have is radically different. Its too easy to find graphically immersive games. Cheap computers nowadays can handle basic free to play games. Who would search for games without graphics these days? Hardly anyone. Come on, we can download powerful games onto our phones for free, and play those to our hearts content.

    We need to get those people who would be interested in trying this game to come here. There are people I went to middle school and high school with who I never thought would ever do "X". and they do "X" now.

    Now that we are beset by worldly burdens of jobs, kids, wives, husbands, dogs, neighbors, its time to escape to the fantasy land:

    The Eternal City
    Spend your night after work in far away ancient, fantasy Rome!
    Combat gladiators!
    Hunt in the forests and plains!
    Take boat trips to far away places!
    ***And other stuff!







  • #2
    This is actually fantastic advice. I'll also say that while I see less of it on Twitter now at least the TEC Facebook page does see some activity. Even "liking" the posts will increases the chances that someone you know will get curious and if not try it at least ask you about it.

    We don't need more MUD'ers, like you'd get from TMC, we need more people who COULD BE MUD'ers.

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