Thursday, 15 March 2007

RosMud version 1.2.0

RosMud's almost out of beta. When it goes live, I'll post a download link here... and in Utopian terms, the date's not distant!

As well as a number of feature additions, this release includes a couple more plugins. One of them gives a graphical representation of hitpoints/spellpoints/endurance points (coded for Threshold RPG but could handle something else with minimal changes), and another automates calls to TinyURL - you simply post a long URL and it will detect this and take it to tinyurl.com for shortening!

Saturday, 10 March 2007

A new belt for Rosuav

For over a RL year, Rosuav has worn a Champion's Belt. Today I replaced it with a Belt of Hegemony, to which Rosuav has been entitled for some time, but without jewels to put in it, it would have been of no value.

So now Rosuav is a hegemon with a Belt of Hegemony. Every one of his old belt's benefits has been either duplicated, transferred, or improved upon, in his new belt. Five polished jewels provide significant benefit, and one available slot is waiting to be filled with either another cerebral jewel, or possibly an enthralling jewel.

And for the first time in a very long time, he has only 2,500 coin in his bank account!

Thursday, 1 March 2007

RosMud version 1.1.0

RosMud's almost out of beta. Version 1.1.0, released today, introduces the following features:

Added "Save as HTML" - save the current buffer (this isn't an ongoing log) as "kinda-HTML" - it has tags but not much else. Firefox reads it no probs, but it's not actually a complete, standards-compliant HTML file.
Added Ctrl-W to close current window
Added "cursor position on command recall" option to keyboard settings
Boosted the priority of the socket-read thread - should improve perceived performance
Added toolbar and statusbar
Added "Advanced Options" dialog with one option - Down arrow key behaviour
Added support for auto-connect (similar to GMud's - pass RosMud.exe a parameter which is the abbreviation of a world name, and it'll autoconnect to that world)