Matt wrote:I never used the ManaPlus client, but judging from the screenshots 1] it is intended for hardcore tmw players.
For sure, mana client, has "a few" lacks especially when you plan to play a mage. Isn't mana client supposed also bring and keep in game such players? and to a manaserv based game too?
What are all this abbreviation for? Does someone really need 6 decimal places?
P, Nav, Da0R DAl 1g N DGO BC ONL KS STA EQU INV SKI SOC SH SP DR SET WTF
may be you could check:http://manaplus.evolonline.org/documentation
WTF is not in the possible list of manaplus buttons, you may have ben confused with some other game.
Don't get me wrong, I guess MP is a really good client for people who already spent much time with TMW, but I also think this client is too confusing or difficult for new players, which may result in scaring them away.
If you played a bit and helped new players you could know that new players learn very fast how to use manaplus' main features (no longer than mana in fact). The reason is because the manaplus features are made by a player (or by someone who stays close to players). Knowing it in depth can take a longer time but it it is no more difficult than to learn the game mechanics, and the tricks that make the game playable and fun.
You should try playing a bit while using manaplus, you would soon see hpw it would be difficult to you to get back to mana, as it is for me when I test it.
o11c wrote:A more significant issue is Mac OS X, which a small number of people use. There is this thread working on this issue right now.
Note that we already have trouble supporting this platform - it has been 4 months since I suggested dropping support for it due to having old packages, and in that time nothing has changed.
This is due to the fact that most developers have no interest on the mac platform for reasons that have nothing to do with programming skills. Uptodate libraries exist and are usable. Mac is a freeBSD platform, with a large opensource area
; which can run a lot of X applications. Even if I don't like that much the actual Apple policy regarding iphone, this company has brought (and still does) to the front scene enough outstanding technologies to be a must in a computer science engineer's culture.
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