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May

May 20, 2024

  • Windows GTKv2 Client .exe snapshot released - README.md
    • Changes with this release:
      • Fix map animations
        • This was accidentally broken by a logic error
      • Do not require ticks to redraw the client
        • If the server doesn't support, or fails to send ticks, do not prevent that from redrawing the client
      • Update latency profiler to new client output format
      • Support loading MP3 music files
      • Improve music transitions
        • Increase the music fade time between music transitions. While here, fix blocking the main thread during music transitions

May 5, 2024

April

Apr 22, 2024

  • Crossfire DockWindow Client v0.8.2 - Third Public Release!
  • New Features & Notable Changes:
    • Keybinds
      • Add ability to have keybinds with multiple modifiers
      • Move default keybinds to game data to allow new keybinds to be added with new releases
        • Note that default keybinds are application level, and are separate from global/character keybinds
    • Message Panel
      • Add ability to set command repeat (used for dimension door)
      • Add localcommands setrepeat and addrepeat to set repeat via a hotkey
    • Notes Panel
      • Add ability to zoom the text of the notes panel
    • Resistance Panel
      • Add new panel for displaying character resistances
  • Minor Changes:
    • Character Panel: Add description indicating stat highlighting can be disabled
    • Inventory Panel: Refocus map when pressing ESC from inventory toolbar controls
    • Spell Panel: Allow spell attune/repel/deny highlighting to be disabled
    • Spell Panel: Add explicit commands to invoke spells with an argument
    • Message Panel: Clean up message type descriptions, fix spelling and case
  • Fixes:
    • Main Window: Reset a game panel if the loaded layout does not include that panel
    • Main Window: Update about box with contact information
    • MiniMap Panel: Don't draw null maps
    • Item Manager: Fix crash where server adds an item that already exists, but none of the item properties changed

Apr 19, 2024

  • JXClient snapshot released - README.md
  • Windows JXClient .exe snapshot released - README-jxclientinstaller.md
    • Changes in this release:
      • Do not crash if the system clipboard is unavailable during a copy operation in the messages window
        • Now the copy operation is ignored in such a case
      • Update the system clipboard only when the user selected some text with the mouse in the messages window
        • Previously JXClient tried to update the clipboard when the selected text changed from unrelated actions, for example because some selected lines moved out of the window or because the visibiliy of sent commands was changed

Apr 17, 2024

  • Gridarta for Crossfire map editor snapshot released - README.md
  • Gridarta for Crossfire map editor Windows installer snapshot released - README-gridartainstaller.md
    • Changes in the map editor release:
      • Update built-in archetypes
        • New ground archetype, scrub
        • Reduce Titan from level 80 to level 40
        • Make some monsters have the chance to drop potions of medium healing
        • Fix typo in material name for cooking pot

Apr 12, 2024

  • Crossfire DockWindow Client v0.8.1 - Second Public Release!
  • Changes in this release:
    • New Features & Notable Changes:
      • Main Window
        • Add (and move) server commands to main window toolbar
        • Add server help to main window menu
      • Gameplay
        • Add option to inhibit applying items from containers
      • Map Panel
        • Add ability to configure scaling algorithm
      • Message Panel
        • Add ability to configure message filters per message panel
        • Add alternate message panel
      • Pickup Panel
        • Add saving pickup value and pickup commands to a QuickKey
      • Spell Panel
        • Add theme settings for highlighting attuned/repelled/denied spells
      • Plugins -> IRC
        • Add IRC text colour and text formatting
    • Minor Changes:
      • Settings: Minor moving and renaming settings and settings groups for ease of use and discoverability
      • Knowledge Panel: Add options to change mouse wheel scrolling behaviour
      • Commands: Update some command definitions
      • Choose Player Dialog: Show connected server
      • Create Player Dialog: Show connected server
      • MiniMap Panel: Set graphics scaling modes to high speed
      • Pickup Panel: Add pickup help and commands to context menu
    • Fixes:
      • Game Panels: Fix issue where custom game panel context menus were not shown
      • Game Panels: Fix issue where Configure Toolbar option was not shown on panel context menus
      • Inventory Panel: Fix display size not working after re-org of settings (introduced in 0.8.0)

Apr 11, 2024

  • GTKv2 Client v1.75.3 released - README.md
  • Windows GTKv2 Client .exe v1.75.3 released - README.md
  • Changes in this release:
    • Added
      • Add 'mapedit' command to launch map editor on current map
      • Implement smooth lighting for new Pixmap (Cairo) renderer
      • Add additional protocol debugging flags
      • Automatically set 'away' if idle for some time
      • Add pop-up action menu when left-clicking on items. Can be disabled with the inv_menu configuration option
      • Add default bindings for 'reply' and 'get all'
      • Add "scriptkillall" command
    • Changed
      • Lighting defaults to per-pixel lighting
      • Improve movement prediction and enable it by default

Apr 1, 2024

March

Mar 30, 2024

  • Windows GTKv2 Client .exe snapshot released - README.md
    • Changes with this release:
      • Do not rescale map size above 100
        • This should stabilize the map scale in the client view window and not have it fluctuate in size so much

Mar 25, 2024

  • Gridarta for Crossfire map editor snapshot released - README.md
  • Gridarta for Crossfire map editor Windows installer snapshot released - README-gridartainstaller.md
    • Changes in the map editor release:
      • Update built-in archetypes
        • Update child.base graphic
        • Replace tabs with spaces in fixed width map message
        • Color touch up to marble floor tile graphic
        • New spell: earthquake
        • Reduce weight of silvercoin to align with other coins
        • Increase chance of mining success
        • Make the world map use a fixed-size font

Mar 24. 2023

Mar 20, 2024

  • Important Server News!
    • The server known as invidious2.meflin.net has moved to a new host and currently (maybe permanently?) now going by the name of invidious.notafet.net
    • All player file data has migrated to the invidious.notafet.net host
    • Stop by IRC or Discord if you have any questions or encounter any problems with the new server host

Mar 18, 2024

Mar 15, 2024

  • Windows GTKv2 Client .exe snapshot released - README.md
    • Changes with this release:
      • Fix a client crash when using the mapedit command without CF_MAP_EDITOR set
  • Gridarta for Crossfire map editor snapshot released - README.md
  • Gridarta for Crossfire map editor Windows installer snapshot released - README-gridartainstaller.md
    • Changes in the map editor release:
      • Update built-in archetypes
        • New food crafting recipe - stews
        • New crafting recipe - cooking pots
        • Add topax to gem treasurelists
        • Add bloodstone to random gem generation list
        • Add new crafted items using bloodstones
        • Add formulae to allow for lead pile and lead bar conversions
        • Lore entries for various monsters
        • Add a recipe for talisman of summoning of Creation

Mar 1, 2024

February

Feb 2, 2024

January

Jan 5, 2024