Age of Valor
login.php?sid=7b2adfea170a14c6d75030de9cdb4815 profile.php?mode=register&sid=7b2adfea170a14c6d75030de9cdb4815 faq.php?sid=7b2adfea170a14c6d75030de9cdb4815 memberlist.php?sid=7b2adfea170a14c6d75030de9cdb4815 search.php?sid=7b2adfea170a14c6d75030de9cdb4815 index.php?sid=7b2adfea170a14c6d75030de9cdb4815
Site Links: Home :: Donate :: Features :: Connection Guide




Age of Valor Forum Index » Work in Progress and Future Planning » Updating shard to support latest client [postponed]
Post new topic  Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic 
Updating shard to support latest client [postponed]
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:54 am Reply with quote
Red Squirrel
AoV Owner
Joined: 13 Dec 2006
Posts: 8077
Location: Ontario, Canada




I'm in the very early stages of looking into what it takes to get the shard updated so the latest client can work. This will hopefully make it easier to get new players to join. I can't say how hard or easy it will be to do, I'm hoping it's just a few packet changes and done.

Just thought I'd post this as a heads up, since once I push that update you will need to patch. I will make a separate post once that update goes through though. It may go in with other content as well depending on how long it takes to make this change.
_________________

my blog

Honk if you love Jesus, text if you want to meet Him!


Last edited by Red Squirrel on Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:43 am; edited 1 time in total
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:54 pm Reply with quote
ninja2007
Joined: 21 Aug 2007
Posts: 411
Location: 513, Ohio




red it would probably be better just to update to a new SVN then redo everything because i have done the same thing expect for certain properties of UOvalor. i can help you if need be
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger
PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:28 pm Reply with quote
Death
AoV Administrator
Joined: 13 Dec 2006
Posts: 6372




ninja2007 wrote:
red it would probably be better just to update to a new SVN then redo everything because i have done the same thing expect for certain properties of UOvalor. i can help you if need be


This is similar to the route we are taking but it will take time to incorporate everything as we need to consider custom modifications. Red is investigating packet changes from different distributions in order to update things to support newer clients.

We cannot completely redo everything as our core has been customized over 5+ years when a lot of these modifications did not exist (ML didnt even exist at the time). We need to play a bit of catch up and look into the good, bad and ugly differences between what we have and what other distributions have.
View user's profile Send private message
PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:50 pm Reply with quote
Red Squirrel
AoV Owner
Joined: 13 Dec 2006
Posts: 8077
Location: Ontario, Canada




What Death said.

We have way too much customized stuff. It's easier to implement what's missing than redo what we did. Our distro is not really RunUO anymore, it's been changed a lot over the years. We have major plans to redo some other systems too.

I'm not good at reverse engineering stuff, so that's why I let someone else do that, and then I can look at the code to see what the packets do and make it do the same on our end.

Though I did find a feature in razor which allows to take packet dumps so that can come in handy too, but no need to do that when I can look at existing source.
_________________

my blog

Honk if you love Jesus, text if you want to meet Him!
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:44 am Reply with quote
Red Squirrel
AoV Owner
Joined: 13 Dec 2006
Posts: 8077
Location: Ontario, Canada




I've actually decided to postpone/cancel this. For now we will stick with the older client. There are lot of major changes that tie into all sorts of stuff and there is not enough benifit to updating this to make the time worthwhile. I actually have other projects I want to work on and was starting to just spend too much time on this.

I may attempt it in the future but for now we will stick with this older client, and new users can simply download from the site.
_________________

my blog

Honk if you love Jesus, text if you want to meet Him!
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:35 pm Reply with quote
ninja2007
Joined: 21 Aug 2007
Posts: 411
Location: 513, Ohio




i have it completely finished....
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger
PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:39 pm Reply with quote
ninja2007
Joined: 21 Aug 2007
Posts: 411
Location: 513, Ohio




everything expect for like the SQL saves and huge systems like that but the delay system super AI and AoAs are disabled but one flip but the thing is i dont know how the saves would react considering a whole new core and player mobile update you literally might lose everything but i could help in the back end if you need help im a pretty decent at upgrading packets and servers to the newest clients. it took me about 3 days of studying and upgrading them to update from the 7.0.15.1 client.
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger
PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:03 pm Reply with quote
Death
AoV Administrator
Joined: 13 Dec 2006
Posts: 6372




ninja2007 wrote:
everything expect for like the SQL saves and huge systems like that but the delay system super AI and AoAs are disabled but one flip but the thing is i dont know how the saves would react considering a whole new core and player mobile update you literally might lose everything but i could help in the back end if you need help im a pretty decent at upgrading packets and servers to the newest clients. it took me about 3 days of studying and upgrading them to update from the 7.0.15.1 client.


You can try having red take a look at the changes you've done. The biggest issue would be to make sure that nothing is lost in the process as it would potentially wipe out something on the live server. If it were a clean install it would be a non issue.
View user's profile Send private message
PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:17 pm Reply with quote
Red Squirrel
AoV Owner
Joined: 13 Dec 2006
Posts: 8077
Location: Ontario, Canada




ninja2007 wrote:
i have it completely finished....


I have it working on a test shard already, but due to the high customizations of AoV even at the core it's more involved than just dropping a few scripts in place. I will probably look at it again when I decide I want to take more time, but I had other stuff I wanted to move on to.
_________________

my blog

Honk if you love Jesus, text if you want to meet Him!
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:18 am Reply with quote
ninja2007
Joined: 21 Aug 2007
Posts: 411
Location: 513, Ohio




oh i know its more then just a couple drag and drops i had to completely recode somethings. but i have valor running upto date without sql saves i can finish the rest of it if you like and send it to you.


Last edited by ninja2007 on Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:22 am; edited 1 time in total
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger
PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:20 am Reply with quote
ninja2007
Joined: 21 Aug 2007
Posts: 411
Location: 513, Ohio




but ill understand if you dont want my help.
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger
Updating shard to support latest client [postponed]
Age of Valor Forum Index » Work in Progress and Future Planning
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
All times are GMT  
Page 1 of 1  

  
  
 Post new topic  Reply to topic  
Shout Box


Powered by phpBB © 2001-2004 phpBB Group
Designed for Trushkin.net | Themes Database

This website and forum best viewed in a standards compliant browser such as Firefox or Opera.
Internet explorer is not recommended.