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C. Blue
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Re: Client updates

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Client-side changes in 4.9.0c maintenance release:
  • Meta server list in GCU/commandline mode no longer gets blanked out.
  • big_map can now be toggled, enabled and disabled via = b/M/n keys (instead of just toggled with =b).
  • big_map can also be toggled via /opt commands even though it is not a real option anymore.
For a list of server-side changes, see https://www.tomenet.eu/phpBB3/viewtopic ... 7511#p7511

This maintenance release doesn't update anything regarding sound or music packs over 4.9.0(a), so if you already had 4.9.0(a) with everything up to date then you only need to update the client binary (the client executable file) and the guide. You can do this easily with the TomeNET-Updater, or manually by grabbing the 5-6MB downloads, for example.
C. Blue
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Posts: 395
Joined: Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:28 pm

Re: Client updates

Post by C. Blue »

Client-side changes in 4.9.1:
  • Improved guide-searching (via '/?' slash command mostly).
  • Jukebox: SHIFT+ENTER plays music and sfx at maximum boosted volume.
  • 3-way prompts (y/n/ESC) now handle ESC correctly.
  • Skills screen: 's' can now find collapsed skills too.
  • In the options menu (=) it's possible to search for an option with '/' (and continue searching for it).
  • Multiline notes are now stored correctly to "notes-<charname>.txt" file.
  • LOGFONT support, added by Kurzel.
  • (Experimental) It's now possible to wield a spell book (books, spell scrolls, crystals..), which gives boni for all spells inside. (See guide "/? Quirk:".)
  • (Experimental) It's now possible to wield a magic device (wands, staves, rods), which reduces fail rate and has a chance to cast for MP instead of charge/energy. (See guide "/? Quirk:" and skip forward to next result.)
  • Updater fixed to handle servers that have bad IPv6 config.
  • colourize_bignum option now displays drained XP in yellow/lightgrey.
  • Client won't place all windows in 'minimized' state on first startup anymore.
  • Custom fonts now display correct visual mapping after logging in, no more need to re-set the font manually.
  • Enabled two more subwindows (term windows, Term-8 and Term-9, invisible by default).
  • Added new subwindow features: "Player list" (existed but wasn't implemented until now) and "Character sheet boni & resistances" (the last page).
  • POSIX (Linux/OSX) clients: Added an easy-mode installer script for tangar's fonts for Linux, located in folder lib/xtra/: _install_extra_fonts.sh
  • Quitting the client with CTRL+Q is not the only way anymore to save the current window layout. Pressing = T does the same now, without quitting.
  • IDDC partying: Inventory and equipment show the weight of items that cannot be traded to party members in slate (grey).
  • meta server list ping times: Can now handle servers with long hostnames.
  • Artifact lore displays parry% bonus on weapons instead of AC bonus if enabled server-side (current default: yes).
  • Menu = U now allows downloading and updating the guide live, while running the game. On POSIX this requires wget package to be installed. So it's no longer required to run the TomeNET-Updater just to update the guide to its latest version.
  • Chh slay/esp table improved visually: e -> E, with esps being light blue and slays being yellow.
  • Macros can now be saved to '<character name>^<form name>.prf' to automatically load form-specific macros on form change/login, eg "Gandalf^Greater Balrog.prf". To save you typing work, this function is easily accessible via % F.
  • Macros containing multiple \w or \W directives now work correctly.
  • Chat-mode cycling via TAB in chat prompt will now skip party or guild chat mode if we aren't in a party/guild.
  • Auto-inscriptions amount increased from 200 to 500; tag length increased from 16 to 18 characters.
  • Auto-inscription menu: Press w or x to move an entry up or down.
  • In-game guide: New search button 'C' which is equivalent to using the '/?' chat command.
  • Colour #0 can be modified, and also serves as background colour for the whole screen. Changing it in = c requires you to save with 's' and then restart the client, or visuals may be buggy. This allows you for example to play with white background instead of black.
For server-side changes see https://www.tomenet.eu/phpBB3/viewtopic ... 7539#p7539
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