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Arianne RPG: Stendhal 0.91 released

Arianne is a multiplayer online engine to develop turn based and real time games providing a simple way of creating the game server rules and clients like Stendhal. Stendhal has a huge world, with over 250 NPCs and nearly 100 quests.

Stendhal 0.91 features a progress log, with details of all open and completed quests. You can see a screenshot at http://arianne.sourceforge.net/news/stendhal-0-91-quest-progress.html and check out the other changes. Happy New Year!

Posted by Katie Russell 2011-01-02

Arianne RPG: Stendhal 0.90 released

Arianne is a multiplayer online engine to develop turn based and real time games providing a simple way of creating the game server rules and clients like Stendhal.

Stendhal 0.90 is a Christmas release, with Semos decorated for Christmas and Santa ready to give out presents. There's also new quests and NPCs to meet. On the development side has been a big drive to reduce the number of findbugs warnings, 70% of warnings are now fixed. To read about more changes please see http://arianne.sourceforge.net/game/stendhal.html#changes

Posted by Katie Russell 2010-12-10

Arianne RPG: Stendhal 0.89 released

Arianne is a multiplayer online engine to develop turn based and real time games providing a simple way of creating the game server rules and clients like Stendhal.

Stendhal 0.89 features many new NPCs, mostly to produce, or offer via a quest, new food and drink items. There's been refactoring of drawing methods for map layers, refactoring of quests and NPCs to make the code easier for new contributors and some new client features. You can read about all the changes at http://arianne.sourceforge.net/game/stendhal.html#changes

Posted by Katie Russell 2010-11-24

Arianne RPG: Marauroa 3.8.4 released

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.

Marauroa 3.8.4 adds features for supporting a game test server sharing a database with a production game server. We're making use of this for Stendhal testing and if you want to try the same you can follow our guide at http://stendhalgame.org/wiki/Testserver_with_shared_database. For more changes please see marauroa's changelog at http://arianne.sourceforge.net/engine/marauroa.html#changes.

Posted by Katie Russell 2010-11-23

Arianne RPG: Stendhal 0.88 released

Arianne is a multiplayer online engine to develop turn based and real time games providing a simple way of creating the game server rules and clients like Stendhal.

Stendhal 0.88 fulfils another long-requested feature: a trading GUI for player-to-player trades. There are also quite a number of new NPCs, with quests and new items. You can read about these changes and more at http://arianne.sourceforge.net/game/stendhal.html#changes

Posted by Katie Russell 2010-10-15

Arianne RPG: Stendhal 0.87 released

Arianne is a multiplayer online engine to develop turn based and real time games providing a simple way of creating the game server rules and clients like Stendhal.

Stendhal 0.87's client has been ported to swing, so that the floating game windows like bag and character panel are now off the main game screen. There's some minor changes in world too, like handling of /away using postman to store messages, and some new NPCs. NPCs who are 'attending' a player show an ear icon. ... read more

Posted by Katie Russell 2010-09-13

Arianne RPG: Stendhal 0.86 released

Arianne is a multiplayer online engine to develop turn based and real time games providing a simple way of creating the game server rules and clients like Stendhal.

Stendhal 0.86 features a unique new quest, to complete the Wizards Circle in a magical tower. It builds on the magical damage types of fire, ice, dark and light, now introducing wizards who may one day teach spells. There's a lot of new sound and music in the world, including bells which ring regularly. There have also been many client improvements, including a settings panel with icon buttons and more help menus, circles instead of squares for visualising attack targets, and a karma scale for players. All the changes are summarised at http://arianne.sourceforge.net/?arianne_url=games/game_stendhal#changes

Posted by Katie Russell 2010-07-26

Arianne RPG: Marauroa 3.8.1 released

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.

Marauroa 3.8.1 is mostly a bug fix release, with some additional work around characters. For full details please see marauroa's changelog at http://arianne.sourceforge.net/?arianne_url=servers/server_marauroa#changes

Posted by Katie Russell 2010-07-25

Arianne RPG: Stendhal 0.85 released

Arianne is a multiplayer online engine to develop turn based and real time games providing a simple way of creating the game server rules and clients like Stendhal.

The Stendhal 0.85 client style code completely is rewritten as a Swing look & feel, and extended to all components used by Stendhal. It also has a new wood panel for the theme. Characters and accounts are now distinguished, with merging of accounts possible, please see http://stendhalgame.org/wiki/Stendhal_Account_Merging for details. There is also a new quest, and a command /listproducers to find out what items are waiting on order for you with NPCs, and how long they'll take. There are also plenty of bug fixes and minor features, please see http://arianne.sourceforge.net/?arianne_url=games/game_stendhal#changes for full details. Thank you!... read more

Posted by Katie Russell 2010-06-27

Arianne RPG: Marauroa 3.8 released

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.

Marauroa 3.8 adds version compatibility between client and server of different protocol versions. There are two kinds of extensions to the protocol: details in the character list, and maps attributes. Performance is also optimised, with asynchronous login, and 'baking' of RPClasses. Full details are at http://stendhalgame.org/wiki/Marauroa_3.8

Posted by Katie Russell 2010-06-26

Arianne RPG: Stendhal 0.84 released

Arianne is a multiplayer online engine to develop turn based and real time games providing a simple way of creating the game server rules and clients like Stendhal.

Stendhal 0.84 features many new or improved quests, suitable for all levels. There are some new types of quest including killing many of one race of creature, and item collection quests where the request is randomised per player. Kill quests have been reworked to really check that creatures from a specific place were killed. The user interface has been improved to display animation for ranged attack using arrows or missiles. Also, status icons like being away and eating are displayed as part of the stats panel. To read about all changes please see http://arianne.sourceforge.net/?arianne_url=games/game_stendhal#changes

Posted by Katie Russell 2010-06-02

Arianne RPG: Stendhal 0.83 released

Arianne is a multiplayer online engine to develop turn based and real time games providing a simple way of creating the game server rules and clients like Stendhal.

Stendhal 0.83 is packed with changes. It features damage, resistance and susceptibility types for magical weapons, armor and creatures, according to the elements Fire, Ice, Dark and Light. Some creatures have an 'attack the weakest' strategy, changing their attack if a new, weaker enemy arrives. ... read more

Posted by Katie Russell 2010-04-30

Arianne RPG: Stendhal 0.82 released

Arianne is a multiplayer online engine to develop turn based and real time games providing a simple way of creating the game server rules and clients like Stendhal.

Stendhal 0.82 introduces an automatic raid system: Ados City now has a rat problem. Other features include a magical orb for teleporting players to a random (fun) destination, based on level and a new quest. Added to the client is the ability to set sound volumes, and single click walking. For details of these and many other changes, please see http://arianne.sourceforge.net/?arianne_url=games/game_stendhal#changes

Posted by Katie Russell 2010-03-26

Arianne is Sourceforge Project of the Month!

Great news! Arianne has been recognised as Sourceforge Project of the Month for March. We are on the front page of http://sourceforge.net throughout March and we have our own permanent feature page at http://sourceforge.net/blog/potm-201003/ - check out the interview with the project leaders there!

Thanks to everyone who has contributed over the last 10 years to make
Arianne what it is today.

Posted by Katie Russell 2010-03-23

Arianne RPG: Marauroa 3.5 released

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

Marauroa 3.5 adds the ability to limit the number of parallel connections and accounts created within a timeframe. For details please see http://arianne.sourceforge.net/?arianne_url=games/game_stendhal#changes

Posted by Katie Russell 2010-02-24

Arianne RPG: Stendhal 0.81 released

Arianne is a multiplayer online engine to develop turn based and real time games providing a simple way of creating the game server rules and clients like Stendhal.

Stendhal 0.81 features a whole new sound system with support for music, looped sounds, stereo, fading up and down volumes, and more.

Now that Marauroa supports the H2 database, this can be used instead of MySQL for fast and simple Stendhal 0.81 server setup with no external dependencies. For details of these and many other changes, please see http://arianne.sourceforge.net/?arianne_url=games/game_stendhal#changes

Posted by Katie Russell 2010-02-20

Arianne RPG: Marauroa 3.4 released

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

Marauroa 3.4 adds support for the H2 serverless database system, as an alternative to MySQL. There are a number of other new features, relating to setting the max number of players, temporary bans and inactive accounts. Full details can be found at http://arianne.sourceforge.net/?arianne_url=servers/server_marauroa#changes

Posted by Katie Russell 2010-02-19

Arianne RPG: Stendhal 0.80 released

Arianne is a multiplayer online engine to develop turn based and real time games providing a simple way of creating the game server rules and clients like Stendhal.

Stendhal 0.80 introduces a Trade Manager NPC to facilitate player-player trading, a list of items with their stats, images and prices for NPCs buying or selling items, new quests for Carmen, Jenny and Mrs. Yeti, a maze below Haizen's, and /ignore now working for public chat. For more information please see http://arianne.sourceforge.net/?arianne_url=games/game_stendhal#changes

Posted by Katie Russell 2010-01-08

Arianne RPG: Marauroa 3.3 released

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

Marauroa 3.3 introduces new features: RPEvents can have RPSlots, and games using Marauroa can now check the structure of the database using doesTableExist and doesColumnExist in order to update it . There are also some bug fixes, full details can be found at http://arianne.sourceforge.net/?arianne_url=servers/server_marauroa#changes

Posted by Katie Russell 2010-01-08

Arianne RPG: Stendhal 0.79 released

Arianne is a multiplayer online engine to develop turn based and real time games providing a simple way of creating the game server rules and clients like Stendhal. Marauroa, our server, uses Java and MySQL for hosting hundreds of players on a solo host. Stendhal 0.79 is mainly a bugfix release. We fixed an incompatibility with the most recent Ubuntu Linux version 9.10 and a server side crash. There are more details at http://stendhal.game-host.org

Posted by Katie Russell 2009-11-17

Stendhal 0.78 released

Arianne is a multiplayer online engine to develop turn based and real time games providing a simple way of creating the game server rules and clients like Stendhal. Marauroa, our server, uses Java and MySQL for hosting hundreds of players on a solo host. In Stendhal 0.78 we celebrate Halloween with the Semos Mine Town Revival Weeks - you can play tic tac toe, try a puzzle, play a treasure hunt game, hire a fun outfit and most importantly, make friends with Susi.

Posted by Katie Russell 2009-10-22

Arianne RPG: Stendhal 0.77 released

Arianne is a multiplayer online engine to develop turn based and real time games providing a simple way of creating the game server rules and clients like Stendhal. Marauroa, our server, uses Java and MySQL for hosting hundreds of players on a solo host. This release of Stendhal 0.77 features a new client layout, with the minimap and buddies panels now taken off the world screen and attached to the side. The chat log is no longer a separate floating window, but attached to the main screen. For gameplay we have added an Adventure Island, for players to fight deathmatch-style but collect drops and XP - once every three days. We also fixed an issue with wedding ring abuse by clones, by implementing a cooldown period which is related to the level difference between the spouses. More details are at http://arianne.sourceforge.net

Posted by Katie Russell 2009-09-03

Arianne RPG: Marauroa 3.1 released

Arianne is a multiplayer online engine to develop turn based and real time games providing a simple way of creating the game server rules and clients like Stendhal. Marauroa, our server, uses Java and MySQL for hosting dozens of players on a solo host. Marauroa is Arianne's Multiplayer Online Engine Server, that you can use to build you own online games using Marauroa as a Content Management system.
This is a mostly bugfix release, and details can be found at http://arianne.sourceforge.net/?arianne_url=servers/server_marauroa#changes

Posted by Katie Russell 2009-09-03

Arianne RPG: Marauroa 3.0 released

Arianne is a multiplayer online engine to develop turn based and real time games providing a simple way of creating the game server rules and clients like Stendhal. Marauroa, our server, uses Java and MySQL for hosting dozens of players on a solo host. Marauroa is Arianne's Multiplayer Online Engine Server, that you can use to build you own online games using Marauroa as a Content Management system. With this new release, Marauroa 3.0, the game engine now supports multithreading, and it is possible to run parallel transactions in different threads. JDBCDatabase has been split into several small *DAO (Data Access Object) classes. Low level database operations are now in the new package marauroa.server.db. These changes will require you to port any application using Marauroa, so for help on how to port your application see http://stendhal.game-host.org/wiki/index.php/Refactoring_Database_Access_in_Marauroa. Additionally, we have begun work on supporting other database systems beside MySQL. For more information on Marauroa please see http://arianne.sourceforge.net/?arianne_url=servers/server_marauroa.

Posted by Katie Russell 2009-08-02

Arianne RPG: Stendhal 0.76 released

Arianne is a multiplayer online engine to develop turn based and real time games providing a simple way of creating the game server rules and clients like Stendhal. Marauroa, our server, uses Java and MySQL for hosting hundreds of players on a solo host. This release of Stendhal 0.76 introduces compatibility with OpenJDK for the Stendhal client. As we have also released a new version of Marauroa, 3.0, we have ported Stendhal 0.76 to the new engine. More information can be found at our server website http://stendhal.game-host.org .

Posted by Katie Russell 2009-08-02