ZEALOTRY Users: Critical Notice on Continued Use

Edit: Our new HTML5 client (Orchil) is now open for beta testing in The Eternal City and Grendel's Revenge. Feel free to try give it a whirl at

Edit: We have made great strides toward a new HTML5 client, which should offer a replacement to Zealotry. We're hoping to release that in the very near future, but in the meantime, using Pale Moon remains the best method for ensuring there is zero interruption to your game playing during the transition.

As of November 14, Mozilla will be auto-updating all copies of Mozilla Firefox to Mozilla 57, a new edition of their browser that will disable all legacy add-ons. This will probably include the majority of the plug-ins that you use on Mozilla, including the Skotos Zealotry plug-in.

This is a big problem for us because Zealotry is the most stable of our clients at this time, and the one that we believe is in the widest use. There's unfortunately no easy way to update it, because we'd have to rewrite it from practically scratch, using their new programming system.

There are tricks that you could use to to prevent Mozilla updates, but we don't particularly suggest them, as you want to have a clean, secure browser. Fortunately, there are two alternative browsers that will support Zealotry. Each of them branched off of an earlier version of Mozilla Firefox, and each of them continues to be updated for important security issues.

Pale Moon Browser

The Pale Moon browser is our suggested replacement. It is a totally separate browser that branched off of Firefox some years ago. It will continue to support the classic plug-ins.

To install it:
  • Install Pale Moon (Windows & UNIX only)
  • Install the Zealotry XPI on Pale Moon
  • Restart the Pale Moon Browser
  • Play on Pale Moon

The official version of Pale Moon only supports Windows and UNIX, but you can also get a slightly less official version of Pale Moon for the Mac. We've tested it out and it looks like it's clean and works correctly, but use your own level of caution in working with the Mac variant.

If You Have Errors

Some users are experiencing "Content Encoding Errors" when using Pale Moon and Zealotry. As best we can tell, this is due to an incompatibility between Windows 8.1, Pale Moon, and Plugins. If you have this problem (or any other), we suggest instead using Mozilla's extended-release version of Firefox, which branched at Firefox 52. It's expected to remain supported until at least June 28, 2018, by which time Mozilla is planning to jump their ESR to a post-plugin phase. This is therefore a short-term solution, but we expect to have full release of our New HTML5 client well before that.

To install it:
The Big Picture

Our larger-scale goal is to introduce a new client that will be usable on any browser and make our games generally more accessible. We've had a HTML5 client in process since last year, but are currently hitting roadblocks that make a deployment before November 14 problematic. We've also just started a second project, which would be more specifically focused as a Zealotry replacement, without worries about new bells or new whistles. Both of these possibilities are being done out-of-house, by Skotos players, but they're receiving our highest level of attention for whatever support they need, as this is all our top priority.

So, consider this a short-term fix, but in the meantime if you use Zealotry, please download one of the alternative browsers and test them out ASAP.
See more
See less


  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
  • New Topics
Clear All
new posts
No content found
Show More
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
  • New Topics
Clear All
new posts
Please log in to your account to view your subscribed posts.
Directory Topics Posts Last Post
General Skotos
General Skotos Discussion Area
Topics: 722 Posts: 5,315
722 5,315
Info on the Skotos Premium Program.
Topics: 81 Posts: 460
Last Post: Storypoints
81 460
by Kurzon
Our Games
Forums discussing Skotos' fantasy Theatre.
Topics: 42,672 Posts: 300,913
42,672 300,913
Castle Marrach Discussion (10,106/89,030)
Castle Marrach Bugs (887/5,300)
Official Chronicles (1,332/1,636)
Marrach In-Character (21,384/67,530)
Marrach Noise (8,888/137,249)
Forums discussing WAP's fantasy World.
Topics: 27,129 Posts: 505,577
27,129 505,577
MAPS if you need them
Eternal City Events (1,832/6,813)
Eternal City Player News (4,381/58,970)
The Eternal City Game World (5,817/128,189)
The Eternal City Mechanics (5,162/101,332)
Eternal Noise (7,925/170,510)
Forums discussing Sanguine's anthropomorphic online RPG.
Topics: 4,996 Posts: 30,130
Last Post: Chapel Services
4,996 30,130
Chapel Services
by Barek
Calabria Chat (1,650/4,457)
Trading & Guilds (1,076/2,951)
Furry Noise (841/10,917)
Forums discussing Michael Zerbo's science-fiction game
Topics: 824 Posts: 3,876
Last Post: Rollllll CALLLLLLL
824 3,876
Lazarus Noise (155/1,164)
Forums discussing our Arkham-based horror game.
Topics: 664 Posts: 2,560
Last Post: Free to play?
664 2,560
Free to play?
by Anuu
The Crawling Chaos (108/648)
Forums discussing monster gaming at its best
Topics: 7,856 Posts: 100,885
7,856 100,885
Monster Noise (2,017/39,062)
Forums for our strategy game of space conquest.
Topics: 962 Posts: 8,431
962 8,431
Alliances vs. NAPs -- a review
GE Discussions (688/4,990)
GE Players Board (272/3,439)
Build Games!
Discussing how to build Skotos games.
Topics: 162 Posts: 948
162 948
Seeking Staff for Lovecraft
by SPLink
Discussing how to run Skotos games.
Topics: 35 Posts: 196
Last Post: Mafia-style Game
35 196
Mafia-style Game
by Joych

What's Going On


There are currently 94 users online. 3 members and 91 guests.

Most users ever online was 781 at 02:25 AM on 04-28-2010.

Skotos Forums Statistics


Topics: 118,085   Posts: 1,004,613   Members: 127,759   Active Members: 261
Welcome to our newest member, junalerq.

Latest Topics