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September

Sep 1, 2023

August

Aug 31, 2023
  • Gridarta for Crossfire map editor snapshot released - README.txt
  • Gridarta for Crossfire map editor Windows installer snapshot released - README-gridartainstaller.txt
    • Changes in the map editor release:
      • Redraw a_bridge faces
      • New face for topaz
      • Add an apron-exclusive artifact definition: apron of the Butcher
      • Add a random converter arch for use in random maps
        • This allows randomly generated banks to be special maps without clogging up the special maps pool with hardcoded ones
      • Improve the mimic treasurelist
Aug 7, 2023
Aug 2, 2023
  • Windows GTKv2 Client .exe snapshot released - README.txt
    • Changes with this release:
      • Refactor get_map_image_size calculation to be a little less fragile
      • Fix incorrect interaction with mapscale
      • Fix incorrect handling of map scale and full icon sizes

July

July 15, 2023
  • Windows GTKv2 Client .exe snapshot released - README.txt
    • Update to SDL2
      • Some distros have been deprecating SDL1 libraries, so switch over to SDL2
      • Since the switch was pretty painless, we can support a CMake flag to use SDL1 in case anyone actually needs SDL1
July 7, 2023
  • JXClient snapshot released - README.txt
  • Windows JXClient .exe snapshot released - README-jxclientinstaller.txt
    • Show the currently active skill on the main window
    • Add setup option to show timestamps in the messages window
    • Fix possible NullPointerException
    • Show the character's current god and item power in status dialog

June

June 14, 2023
  • Gridarta for Crossfire map editor snapshot released - README.txt
  • Gridarta for Crossfire map editor Windows installer snapshot released - README-gridartainstaller.txt
    • Changes in the map editor release:
      • Add a clsc face for amethyst
      • spelldesc patch: major rewrite of spell/prayer descriptions
        • objectives of this change were:
          • Accurately describe (or least hint at) the spell's in-game effects
          • Consistency between flavour text of related spells
          • Consistency with flavour text of the corresponding casting skill
          • Correct grammar and spelling
          • Correct “granted by god” info for god-granted prayers
          • Remove information that the server provides automatically on examine, primarily the “attuned to path” information
      • Add descriptions to some potions that were missing them
        • stat potions
        • potion of improvement
        • potion of heroism, haste, and mana regen
        • In some cases this means adding the description to a potion-only spell that the potion contains, rather than to the potion arch itself
      • Add description to lockpicks
      • Fix broken potion_heroism arch
June 9, 2023

May

May 17, 2023
  • Gridarta for Crossfire map editor snapshot released - README.txt
  • Gridarta for Crossfire map editor Windows installer snapshot released - README-gridartainstaller.txt
    • Changes in the map editor release:
      • Update built-in archetypes
        • Add recipes for punching daggers to match normal daggers, and add recipes for bows and crossbows of Rapid Fire
        • Reduce yield of black powder when using the dust-of-ignition-driven recipe
        • Fix plural name on brass bars
        • Add recipe for horn of Mysteries
        • Add a media tag to one of the messages to make Kolgar's signature look more signature-like
        • Add message to describe the rules of orcknuckle in-game
        • Rework a couple parts of the Euthville story so that they actually fit in books
        • Remove a stray comma from the message about Andreas and Darcap
        • Break apart glove recipes to use the now-differently-named gloves
        • Add quartos to the randomly-generated readable treasurelist
        • Make the failure of all mushroom recipes in the stove be ashes
          • Before just mushrooms of Gourmet produced ashes
        • Green and blue dragon mails can now appear in random loot
          • Also give each an equivalent to red dragon mail's Blazing Fires artifact
        • Make stat potions only use their unique faces once identified
          • This should make it less obvious when they're present at first sight
        • Fix a display bug on artifact gems
          • It is the result of an earlier commit that merged down artifact definitions
          • Resolved by changing the name of the diamond face to 'diamond' over 'gem'
        • Add several new precious and semi-precious gems (aquamarine, bloodstone, garnet, jetstone, moonstone, onyxstone, opal)
        • Add a clsc face for amethyst
      • Circumvent possible crash at startup
      • Support "insert below" (is_floor) attribute for creators.
May 3, 2023
  • GitStats update for Archetypes, GTKv2 Client, JX Client, Maps, Metaserver, Server, and Sounds
  • GitLog update for Archetypes, GTKv2 Client, JX Client, Maps, Metaserver, Server, and Sounds
  • Doxygen update for Gridarta, GTKv2 Client, JX Client, and Server
  • Gradle doc updates for Gridarta and JX Client
  • JXClient snapshot released - README.txt
  • Windows JXClient .exe snapshot released - README-jxclientinstaller.txt
    • Add shortcut bar
    • Properly update shortcut item faces
    • Support commands separated by ";" in /shortcut commands
    • Add /shortcut command
    • Remove message type 'MISC' from 'Important' tab in messages window
    • Recognize partial spell names in shortcut commands
    • Change text color in shortcut tooltips to make it more readable
    • Include the activation key in shortcut tooltips
    • Change text colors to make them more easily readable
    • Increase scrolling speed in messages window
    • Fix display issue in metaserver selection screen when using --font-scale-factor
    • Fix lookat command (left-click in the map window)
    • Add skin variants ragnorok-48px and ragnorok-64px which increase the size of item icons
    • Add --font-scale-factor command line option to scale all font sizes
    • Make the "Characters for the account" dialog resizable
    • Add a "Close" button to the dialog "Connecting.."
      • This prevents players from getting stuck after a "Connection refused" error
    • Do not show empty tooltips
    • Change color of <a> elements in metaserver tooltips from yellow to gray
      • Yellow text on a white background is unreadable
    • Make applied items more visible
    • Make markers for locked and unpaid items more visible
    • Use a less striking background color for magic items
    • Fix orange color in messages
    • Include sound effects from the crossfire-sounds repository
    • Print correct version number
    • Add setup option to show or hide pending movement commands
    • Change "def checkbox_option" skin command to include the option's default value
    • Do not anymore stall the user interface when loading sound clips
    • Ignore "name" part of sounds, use only the "action" part. Normalize and truncate the generated resource names. Should fix possible crashes on Windows when playing sound effects
  • Windows GTKv2 Client .exe snapshot released - README.txt
    • Improve movement prediction (lerping)
    • Stop snapping the view once a movement is confirmed
      • This makes prediction feel smoother overall
    • With prediction being much smoother, enable it by default again
  • Gridarta for Crossfire map editor snapshot released - README.txt
  • Gridarta for Crossfire map editor Windows installer snapshot released - README-gridartainstaller.txt
    • Changes in the map editor release:
      • Support "insert below" (is_floor) attribute for creators

April

Apr 21, 2023
Apr 8, 2023

March

Mar 16, 2023
  • Gridarta for Crossfire map editor snapshot released - README.txt
  • Gridarta for Crossfire map editor Windows installer snapshot released - README-gridartainstaller.txt
    • Changes in the map editor release:
      • Update built-in archetypes
  • JXClient snapshot released - README.txt
  • Windows JXClient .exe snapshot released - README-jxclientinstaller.txt
    • Changes in the JX Client snapshot:
      • Make the "Characters for the account" dialog resizable
      • Add a "Close" button to the dialog "Connecting.."
        • This prevents players from getting stuck after a "Connection refused" error
      • Do not show empty tooltips
      • ¬†Change color of <a> elements in metaserver tooltips from yellow¬†to gray
        • Yellow text on a white background is unreadable
Mar 10, 2023

February

Feb 8, 2023

January

Jan 19, 2023