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Test your own easyNPCs

There are two news concerning development:

First of all, we have compiled a central list where you can see what fields of development there are, what is roughly done there and who the contact persons are. You can find this list as sticky posting on all of our forums.

Secondly, there is an additional feature which really helps you to develop NPCs using the easyNPC language: We enabled a public testserver-account for everyone to be able to easily and immediately test your NPC scripts on the real, actual VBU testserver using the real, actual VBU testclient! This can be done by everyone. For more information, have a look at this site:

Testing easyNPCs

written by martin on 21. July 2011 09:05 pm



The society of Illarion decided two weeks ago that parts of Illarion will be released as OpenSource.

The first step to do so is done now. A major part of the Java applications, excluding the resources (graphics, sounds, music) is released now under the GPLv3 license. So the sources of this applications are accessible for everyone from now on.

By doing so we hope to ease the process of introducing new developers to Illarion and hope to drag some new Developers to the game.

The current version of the Java applications are accessible using this link:
Link to the source code

written by Nitram on 18. June 2011 01:26 am


Insecure passwords

Fellow Illarionites,
I'd like to remind you on the importance of a secure password. Account theft is a serious issue and while Illarion seems to be rather unaffected by this issue to this day, it's not a reason to be careless.

Passwords protect not only your Illarion account, but also your email adress, your ebay account and sometimes your credit card. You don't want to get those hacked, do you?

A very short research on the passwords that are used for Illarion by active players yielded that many use insecure passwords like:

  • 123456

  • password

  • abc123

  • qwerty

  • illarion

Please review your password and ask yourself: Is it really secure? Insecure passwords, like names and existing words are a serious threat to your privacy!

A good password contains upper and lower case characters, numbers and special characters and must not contain existing words. A length of 10 or more characters is recommended. A good password could be generated like this: Think about a catchy sentence and take the first character of each word, like "I want to buy 6 roses for Brat Pitt!". This yields. "Iwtb6r4BP!".

Stay safe,
GM Estralis

written by Estralis on 20. May 2011 12:17 pm


VBU Teaser Video

Everybody is working really hard on the VBU. So to show you what goes on, Rincewind created a little video with the new client and music written for it by Oganalp. Maybe or hopefully some of you get motivated to help scripting NPCs or quests when they get a glimpse at how the VBU will be like. You can even switch to Full HD and fullscreen. Keep in mind that everything, including the interface may still be changed. Enjoy!

written by Vilarion on 19. April 2011 11:08 pm


Character specific sounds

[April Fools' joke]
Fellow Illarionites,
while development of the so called "very big update" makes good progress, we'd like to inform you about a new feature that needs your support.

As you might know, Illarion will feature an awesome sountrack, composed by Oganalp Canatan, see:

The music will be played individually for each player, depending on the location. With a small tweak in the server code by vilarion it will be possible to trigger sound effects in a likewise manner.

One application of this is to play character specific sound effects which are played for all surrounding characters. This might include battle cries, greetings or even swearing.

In order to include your sound effects in the new client that will be released with the VBU, we ask you to send your self recorded sound effects in time to Please mind the format requirements:

Waveform, 48000Hz, min. 1000kbps, 16 bit, Stereo, maximum length 3s

GM Estralis[/April Fools' joke]

written by Estralis on 01. April 2011 04:34 pm