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Stendhal 1.15: Celebrating secrets

We released Stendhal 1.15: Celebrating secrets. It adds new quests and there is even a party with games and food at the old Mine Town north of Semos City. While the Ados pass around secret messages, the client got support for transparency.

You can read the full announcement and see screenshots at http://arianne.sourceforge.net/news/stendhal-1-15-celebrating-secrets.html

About Stendhal

Stendhal is a fun, friendly and completely free open source multiplayer online adventure game with an old school feel. It is written in Java by the Arianne Project, which was awarded project of the month May 2010 by SourceForge.

Posted by Hendrik Brummermann 2014-10-05

Stendhal 1.14: Knowlege and Wisdom

We released Stendhal 1.14: Knowlege and Wisdom. It improves access to information about the game world, most notably: quests, achievements, items, creatures, regions and dungeons. Further, this release encourages players to seek out into the huge world instead of spending all day training their fighting skills at home.

You can read the full announcement and see screenshots at http://arianne.sourceforge.net/news/stendhal-1-14-knowlege-and-wisdom.html... read more

Posted by Hendrik Brummermann 2014-06-02

Stendhal 1.13: Hellish repainting

We released Stendhal 1.13: Hellish repainting. It improves map graphics and prevents ignored players from sending offline messages. Furthermore, the Dragon slayer achievement was added.

You can read the full announcement and see screenshots at http://arianne.sourceforge.net/news/stendhal-1-13-hellish-repainting.html

About Stendhal

Stendhal is a fun, friendly and completely free open source multiplayer online adventure game with an old school feel. It is written in Java by the Arianne Project, which was awarded project of the month May 2010 by SourceForge.

Posted by Hendrik Brummermann 2014-02-10

Stendhal 1.11: Let's party

With the release of Stendhal 1.11 this year's Mine Town Revival Weeks have started. Celebrate with costumes and food, quests and puzzles. But don't forget, that kobolds and slime still lurk in the mines.

You can read the full announcement and see screenshots at http://arianne.sourceforge.net/news/stendhal-1-11-let-s-party.html

About Stendhal

Stendhal is a fun, friendly and completely free open source multiplayer online adventure game with an old school feel. It is written in Java by the Arianne Project, which was awarded project of the month May 2010 by SourceForge.

Posted by Hendrik Brummermann 2013-10-15

Arianne RPG: Stendhal 1.10 released

Stendhal 1.10 includes both cosmetic and hidden (but deep!) change. On the cosmetic side are animated shop signs, improved creature and NPC images. Hidden, are changes to the handling of status icons (like poisoned), which is now controlled by the server and supports multiple indicators. Also, in-game trading announcements are now displayed on the website at https://stendhalgame.org/trade/.

You can read the full announcement and see screenshots at http://arianne.sourceforge.net/news/stendhal-1-10-more-than-cosmetic-change.html... read more

Posted by Katie Russell 2013-09-09

Arianne RPG: Stendhal 1.09 released

In Stendhal 1.09 "Strong helpers needed" you can test your muscles against heavy straw carts. Eheneumniranin, the half elf, will thank you for helping him. You can also help Klaas, if your stomach is strong enough for all the rats near him! He needs some rodent traps.

Look out for these new quests and lots of other changes including sprite fixes, a new xeno helmet, new sounds effects for fishing and much more - the full change log is here. ... read more

Posted by Hendrik Brummermann 2013-07-26

Arianne RPG: Stendhal 1.08 released

A summery theme marks Stendhal 1.08, with a new quest to collect flowers, new non interactive creatures such as butterflies, fish and bunnies, and lots to see in the outside world. Plenty of client changes too, the full announcement is at http://arianne.sourceforge.net/news/stendhal-1-08-spend-summer-outdoors.html

Posted by Katie Russell 2013-06-05

Arianne RPG: Stendhal 1.07 released

Pushable blocks, a puzzle solving quest to win emotion crystals, new sounds, & a deadly snake pit feature in Stendhal 1.07. The full announcement is at http://arianne.sourceforge.net/news/stendhal-1-07-traps-and-puzzles.html

Posted by Katie Russell 2013-04-18

Arianne RPG: Stendhal 1.06 is released

Stendhal 1.06 features new creature sounds, corpse images and more. The full announcement and link to play is at http://arianne.sourceforge.net/news/stendhal-1-06-a-bit-of-toil-but-little-trouble.html

Posted by Katie Russell 2013-02-12

Arianne RPG: Stendhal 1.05 released

Christmas decorations are up, Santa and Rudolph are here and everyone is feeling festive in the latest release of Stendhal, version 1.05.

Client changes include scaling with the window size when maximised or shrunk, and font size selection. You can read more and play now right from http://arianne.sourceforge.net/news/stendhal-1-05-ready-to-meet-rudolph-.html

Posted by Katie Russell 2012-12-15

Arianne RPG: Stendhal 1.04 released

Stendhal 1.04 is primarily a release for Halloween! Semos is decorated and the Mine Town Revival Weeks (annual since 2006!) are being celebrated again.

Also, other improvements include a better way to access the ingame menus, bug fixes, and an updated 'paper chase' quest. Read more at http://arianne.sourceforge.net/game/stendhal.html#changes or just play now from http://stendhalgame.org/

Posted by Katie Russell 2012-10-22

Arianne RPG: Stendhal 1.03 released

Stendhal 1.03 is out and ready to play!

The new version unlocks three new challenging achievements which contribute to player score on the Hall of Fame. Players can also visit the beautiful Ados Botanical Gardens and learn all about horticulture!

New features on http://stendhalgame.org allow players to change their registered email address. It's a good idea to keep that up to date incase of a lost password or if the server admins need to make contact about any unauthorised access.... read more

Posted by Katie Russell 2012-09-13

Arianne RPG: Stendhal 1.02 released

Stendhal 1.02 includes client features to make the game more playable on various platforms and interesting new special effects.

The client improvements make the game more playable on small netbooks, Macs, and without a mouse.

Special effects include zone colouring and lights to add atmosphere, creature transitions (where seemingly normal humans turn into vampires as they attack you), and clocks which really tell the time. For new players, the tutorial system got a much more attractive UI, with a telepathic NPC seeming to help. ... read more

Posted by Katie Russell 2012-08-07

Arianne RPG: Stendhal 1.01 released

Stendhal 1.01 focuses on improving the community spirit for this fun, friendly multiplayer online adventure game.

Additional social functions such as different tabs for private messages, and an easy way to check out a character profile, makes it easier to make friends. Social problems are also tackled, with accidental loss of a quest reward item prevented, and dragons taught to fight back from a distance, if players trap and monopolize them.... read more

Posted by Katie Russell 2012-07-01

Arianne RPG: Marauroa 3.9.2 released

Marauroa is a Multiplayer Online Engine Server, which you can use to build your own online games using Marauroa as a Content Management system.

Marauroa 3.9.2 introduces a better algorithm to store hashed passwords (it can be disabled with password_hash=md5 in the configuration file server.ini for compatibility). It fixes an issue that prevented clients from caching transferable content. Finally, it works around a bug in OpenJDK webstart which prevents clients from connecting to a server if a http proxy, without a socks proxy, is configured in Firefox. ... read more

Posted by Katie Russell 2012-07-01

Arianne RPG: Stendhal 1.00 released

Stendhal 1.00 is a fun friendly and completely free multiplayer online adventure game with an old school feel. We're happy to announce the first stable release of this open source game at http://stendhalgame.org.

You can play Stendhal 1.00 on Windows, Mac and Linux. With Java installed, playing is as simple as clicking Play Now on http://stendhalgame.org.

Your character awakes in the house of an experienced guard, start a conversation and he'll teach you how to fight ... but even rats are probably a challenge at first, if you can catch them. ... read more

Posted by Katie Russell 2012-05-17

Arianne RPG: Marauroa 3.9 released

Marauroa is a Multiplayer Online Engine Server, which you can use to build your own online games using Marauroa as a Content Management system.

Marauroa 3.9 introduces SOCKS-proxy support, much longer ban messages and hashes in content transfer offers. The changes are described in detail at http://stendhalgame.org/wiki/Marauroa_3.9

Posted by Katie Russell 2012-02-05

Arianne RPG: Stendhal 0.99 released

Stendhal is a fun free and friendly MORPG. Start playing, get hooked ... get the open source code, add your own ideas ... see them in the next release!

Stendhal 0.99 features small changes to player interaction to limit social problems such as blocking and unwanted attacks. More lights have been added which light the cities at night time and coloured light blends are now possible. The lights which overlap animation see a big performance improvement, too.... read more

Posted by Katie Russell 2012-02-05

Arianne RPG: Stendhal 0.98 released

Stendhal 0.98 has been released and includes a new interesting feature: day and night. There is even sunrise and sunset and without loss of performance.

Amongst other changes, danger levels are calculated for zones with a visual indicator on the client, and there are some new quests including a fun guess-the-number-of-kills game.

To read about more of the changes, see screenshots and the full change log please see http://arianne.sourceforge.net/news/stendhal-0-98-day-turns-into-night.html

Posted by Katie Russell 2011-12-02

Arianne RPG: Stendhal 0.97 released

Stendhal 0.97 features a colour blender for outfit selection, meaning players can colour their clothes and hair to any hue they desire. It makes for some very pretty pictures, see http://arianne.sourceforge.net/news/stendhal-0-97-wear-a-rainbow.html

It is also the Hallowe'en release for the Semos Mine Town Revival Weeks, with some themed re-decoration of maps, games and parties.

For technical changes please see http://arianne.sourceforge.net/game/stendhal.html#changes

Posted by Katie Russell 2011-10-12

Arianne RPG: Stendhal 0.96 released

Stendhal 0.96 is released, with a focus on improving the experience for players new to the game. We have examined and tweaked quests for new players, now hinting in the Travel log when a quest is not recommended for that player level. A protective wall around the starting city, Semos, helps direct players to quests within the city - and looks good.

An interactive map using Google maps technology is accessible from within the client or http://stendhalgame.org/world/atlas.html?poi=npc, and the Beginners Guide http://stendhalgame.org/wiki/BeginnersGuide can now be launched from the help menu like the Manual and FAQ. Further client side improvements include better placement of tutorial messages, the option to hide heal and poison messages from the chat log.... read more

Posted by Katie Russell 2011-08-26

Arianne RPG: Stendhal 0.95 released

Stendhal 0.95 was released on 14th July 2011. There is more detail at http://arianne.sourceforge.net/news/stendhal-0-95-fixing-the-updater.html

Posted by Katie Russell 2011-08-26

Arianne RPG: Stendhal 0.94 released

Stendhal 0.94 paves the way for a migration to a new host for our game and webserver. A lot of background work and the asynchronous database communication feature of our engine Marauroa mean that we can achieve this migration with very little game server downtime. A technical write up will follow.

For information on the in game changes for Stendhal 0.94 including an NPC conversation information icon and new achievements, please see http://arianne.sourceforge.net/news/stendhal-0-94-preparing-for-server-migration.html... read more

Posted by Katie Russell 2011-06-04

Arianne RPG: Marauroa 3.8.6 released

Marauroa 3.8.6 is a minor release, featuring performance optimisations for RPObject, by reducing the number of instantiations and creating internal maps and lists only on demand. For more detail please see http://arianne.sourceforge.net/engine/marauroa.html#changes

Marauroa is Arianne's Multiplayer Online Engine Server, which you can use to build your own online games using Marauroa as a Content Management system.

Posted by Katie Russell 2011-04-12

Arianne RPG: Stendhal 0.93 released

Stendhal 0.93 features a new convenient behaviour for corpses with automatic raising of corpse windows and closure when empty.

There are improvements to NPC understanding of compound words, a new type of source, for water, a new quest and some quest improvements.

Stendhal 0.93 is also is an Easter release, players can try to find easter Bunny and the eggs he drops, or visit Semos which is decorated. ... read more

Posted by Katie Russell 2011-04-12