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V1K Bug News

17 Feb 2017 9:10 PM EST — The “nothing counts” interregnum is over; we’re back to normal operations. As partial compensation for Wednesday’s screw-up, we've handed out some ranks to everyone. More will follow later — although for arcane technical reasons the bulk of them will have to wait until v1006.

If you had added, created, changed, or deleted any characters or accounts — whether via the Account Portal, the client’s Character Manager, or by corresponding directly with a GM — at any time between 25 January and 18 February (i.e. from the start of v1000 until the end of the Wild Time), there’s a very good chance that your changes were also lost to the v1K bug. If this has happened to you, please get in touch with us so that we can set things straight.

Once again, we apologize for this dreadful mess.

What’s New

If you’re having difficulties downloading the new update, please look at the Troubleshooting page.

The v1006 update is scheduled for Wednesday 8 March 2017.

2/15/2017 v1003
I met in the street a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, his cloak was out at the elbows, the water passed through his shoes, — and the stars through his soul. — Victor Hugo (1802–1885)

  • Housing mannequins now correctly display shifting tie-dyed cloaks and shirts.
  • We had some reports of “choppy” sound playback in the v1000 Mac client. With any luck, v1003 fixes that.

1/25/2017 v1000
If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years, how man would marvel and stare. — Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

  • Happy v1000!
  • Humble and heartfelt thanks to all the wonderful players who have kept this game alive through the past 19 years! 💝
  • Not totally new, but this seems as good an occasion as any to advertise it: check out our historical splash-screen gallery!

12/28/2016 v996
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. — Mark Twain (1835–1910)

  • Happy New Year!
  • Some Mac client issues with text styles, “Record Movie”, and “Select All” are now resolved. We hope.

12/7/2016 v993
A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours. — John Boynton Priestley (1894–1984)

  • It’s a little early, but we won’t get another chance, so...
    • Happy Bawkmas!
    • Merry Skristmas!
    • Happy Thoomas!
    • Season’s Beatings!
  • More (minor) modernizations to the Mac client. Once again we hope that the number of improvements exceeds the number of new bugs.
  • That client now requires Mac OS X 10.5 or newer.

11/16/2016 v990
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. — Mark Twain (1835–1910)

  • We hope that the Mac client’s erstwhile difficulty with text styles has been solved.
  • Likewise, its main Preferences dialog should now actually, uh, modify your preferences. Whoops.
  • As we warned you three years ago (!), v990 will be the last version of the client to support Mac OS 10.4 “Tiger”. If this affects you, please consider upgrading to a version of the OS that’s less than 10 years old. (We’re rather fond of 10.6 “Snow Leopard” ourselves...)
  • Conversely, if you’re using OS 10.12 “Sierra” and have been experiencing weird permission or quarantine errors — for example if you get an error such as “Unable to open preferences file. (Is your disk locked?)” — then please try replacing your current client application with the one found on this disk image. Also please let us know whether that does (or doesn’t!) solve the problem, as we have not yet fully fathomed its root cause.

For older news, see What’s New from 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, or 1998.