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30Apr/120

Small update to the main site …

Small update to the main site to include a background image & the java pro-tip while loading

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27Apr/120

Server updated with even more …

Server updated with even more performance improvements

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27Apr/124

Build 576: Town Doors & More

Just rolled out Build 576 which adds Town Doors and several fixes:

  • Added Town Door - Town doors have white handles, and any citizen of the town it is placed in can open it (thanks for the suggestion, ZackAttackHall!)
  • LawyerCats no longer spawn in mid-air (finally! ;))
  • Fixed bug where picking up items that are returned to someone else's inventory counted against your inventory quota
  • Improved netcode - Env packets are 45% smaller, Inventory packets 27% smaller
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27Apr/120

I *think* I just fixed the Meg…

I *think* I just fixed the MegaMap so it runs in IE now: http://t.co/aHkzl42q

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26Apr/122

Today’s Server Update

New server update today to help with performance / decrease lag:

  • Several performance fixes here & there.
  • You no longer can carry more than 250 items in your inventory (very large numbers of items in your inventory were the biggest source of lag)
    • Only the first 500 inventory items will be sent to you if you have over 500.  Place them and relogin to access the next 500.  Or, sell everything with one command (see below)
  • A given region is limited to no more than 1000 items.  Currently only three regions have more than this, so it shouldn't be a big issue.  (Also, at ~500 items/region the client starts to lag.  By 1K it's rather choppy.  May need to adjust this limit more in future, and/or do client-side optimization to support it).
  • You can sell all items in your inventory with the command /sellallinv.
    • You will sell back items to the shop at 1/5 current retail price.
    • Plat items are NOT affected.
    • Items you have placed in the world already are NOT affected.
    • Free grass tiles (dark grass, not light grass) are sold at .05/unit, since they are not purchasable via the shop, and are generally worthless.
    • I plan to make a drag&drop version of this in future so you can sell back specific items.
    • If you have a LOT of items in your inventory, you may need to execute the command multiple times to sell them all.

This patch helps with lag, but I still have more work to do -- expect more fixes tomorrow!

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24Apr/120

Updated server with a small pe…

Updated server with a small performance improvement fix

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24Apr/120

Inventory Return system is up …

Inventory Return system is up - now if a mayor/town official picks up someone's block, it is returned to original player's inventory.

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24Apr/120

Oh man, 8BitMMO t-shirts would…

Oh man, 8BitMMO t-shirts would be the coolest thing ever. Want: http://t.co/H1a0cEyP

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20Apr/120

Wow, more than 20,000 register…

Wow, more than 20,000 registered players!

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19Apr/125

Map is Done!

After spending three days rendering more than 65,000 screenshots... the map is done!

You can browse the map as a guest by heading over to 8BitMMO.net/megamap.  Or even better, launch the map from in-game via Menu > Map to see a marker of where your character is.

The map has a number of nifty features:

Go to any position - Type any coordinates (you can use full coords such as 0,0,0:0,0=65, or just region coordinates 0,0) to see that location in the map.

Get position you are looking at - If you are scrolling around and wondering where a given position is so you can visit it in-game, click 'Where am I looking now?' - the answer will be shown in the coordinates input box.

Get URL to this position - Click this to get a URL to the position entered in the coordinates box.  Great for sharing your work with friends!

Where am I in-game? - (only if map launched from in-game) Shows your character's position from when you first launched the map

Where's my stuff? - (only if map launched from in-game) If you have lost your building, click this to find out which areas contain your blocks.  Clicking a given position listed will zoom the map there and place a marker nearby.

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