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27Dec/135

Playing with the UI

ui-tweak

  • Changed a lot of the UI colors / button style
  • Improved menu dropdown -- there was an issue where if you moved mouse diagonally past the menu button, the menu would go away.  Fixed
  • Quest reminder window made 90% snazzier
  • Not sure about the green color for the level bar, or the blue color for the quest reminder flash on change, but it's sure harder to miss now.  ;)

Check it out in the new build up now!

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24Dec/132

Merry Bitmas and to all a good night

merry bitmas by ALinkToTheFuture

Fan art by ALinkToTheFuture

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24Dec/133

Patch Notes 12/23

  • Client side sword & gun prediction
  • Unbroke /townpvp
  • Fixed issue where dying in PVP on =66 map causes you to respawn on =65 map
  • You can now dump all your keys in inventory by typing /nukekeys
  • Lost your homestone?  Get it back in your inventory with /homestoneretrieve
  • Moved /help to help web page
  • Town vice mayors & town transfer features are now live on Primary server
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24Dec/130

Launcher v7: Retry on Server Temporary Error

Looks like there's one main bug left to fix on the launcher, which I'm hopeful this update will alleviate -- sometimes the server will have a temporary error when connecting to Steam's servers.  In that case, the launcher will now retry a couple times.  If it does fail, it also does a bit better logging.

You should be updated automatically.  To check if you are running the latest launcher, your log file will say "Local launcher version:7".  If it indicates a lower number, then right click 8BitMMO in steam -> files -> verify integrity of game cache, which should force an update.

If launching via Steam doesn't work, try the logger batch file.

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22Dec/132

Launcher v6: Even more debug output

Most of the random launcher issues are cleared up now, but I'm still seeing a couple users have trouble with login.  The new launcher v6 includes a bit more debug logging that will hopefully help us pinpoint that.

You should be updated automatically.  To check if you are running the latest launcher, your log file will say "Local launcher version:6".  If it indicates a lower number, then right click 8BitMMO in steam -> files -> verify integrity of game cache, which should force an update.

If launching via Steam doesn't work, try the logger batch file.

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21Dec/133

Town Vice Mayors & Town Ownership Transfer

Potato server has been updated with two new town features:

Town Transfer

You can transfer town ownership to someone else with /towntransfer <player name>.  You will have to run it twice for it to actually take effect -- there is no undo, so be very careful!  Once executed, you will lose your mayorship and the target player will gain it.

Vice Mayor

There is also a new town role: the Vice Mayor.  Users with this role have these permissions:

  • Add/remove citizens
  • Set/clear Official status for a citizen
  • All the permissions of a Town Official

A mayor can make a citizen of the town a Vice Mayor by /townvicemayor <player name>.  Removal of Vice Mayor status uses the same command.  Given the permissions the target player will have, use with care!

Testing it out

The new features are running on Potato.  I'll get them uploaded to Primary as well soon, after they've had a chance to prove themselves stable on Potato first.

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20Dec/130

Launcher V5 – Retry if timeout

The launcher will now retry downloading information if its connection times out, up to a maximum of five times.  Previously this manifested as "java.net.SocketTimeoutException: Read timed out"

You should be updated automatically.  To check if you are running the latest launcher, your log file will say "Local launcher version:5".  If it indicates a lower number, then right click 8BitMMO in steam -> files -> verify integrity of game cache, which should force an update.

If launching via Steam doesn't work, try the logger batch file.

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20Dec/131

Santa Hat

I just added a Santa Hat!  It will only be available in the shop for the next couple of days, but you'll be able to wear it now and afterwards.  In case you want to celebrate the holidays in July.

santa hats

Thanks to everyone who joined me for the photoshop livestream that I forgot to announce or plan to do, but happened anyway and was a lot of fun :)

The new build also contains a second possible fix for the infinite reconnect bug.

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19Dec/132

Patch Notes 12/18

  • Fixed issue where player's color wasn't being loaded correctly
  • Possible fix for the infinite reload on login bug
  • Proper disconnect screen for when server goes away
  • Builds now contain extra debugging information
  • Mods now have teleport abilities
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19Dec/131

New Launcher v4 – may fix connection errors / remote config download errors

On some systems, Java is trying to use some sort of broken ipv6 stack, so Launcher v4 uses a command line option to force ipv4.  This may fix some people's connection errors.

You should be updated automatically.  To check if you are running the latest launcher, your log file will say "Local launcher version:4".  If it indicates 2 or 3, then right click 8BitMMO in steam -> files -> verify integrity of game cache, which should force an update.

If launching via Steam doesn't work, try the logger batch file.

Special thanks to Darx for being my test subject!

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