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3.7.2 Full Release

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  1. owlbear

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    DOWNLOAD D20PRO 3.7.2 NOW!

    At long last, the full 3.7.2 release for D20PRO is ready for mass consumption. There are still a few kinks to work out with the recent OSX security updates, but the vast majority of the system is ready for prime time!

    The main changes and updates are as follows:
    • A vastly overhauled back end for features and traits library. This includes all aspects of the Rules Library.
    • Overhaul of the lighting engine to increase performance allowing for a large number of simultaneous light sources.
    • Improvements to the new spellcaster class template system allowing for shared spell pool casting (think 5e Warlock)
    • Improved light editor allowing for lights to be displayed as images of your choosing.
    • Tethering for markers so you can attach a marker to a creature token.
    • Initial support for a Starfinder rule set. This is an open source version of the rules suppling mechanical bits and no rules specific elements.
    • Extensions web engine. At this point the Extensions system is a stub for the upcoming web-extensions API which allow external applications loaded in the Extensions panel to communicate directly with D20PRO and share data.
    • PubNub stability improvements
    • and much, much more.
    Lets go over some highlights and examples shall we?

    Custom Light Image

    From the Draw Tools->Fog of War->Light tab, you can now edit a light and set a custom image.

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    Images are added to the system by placing them in the Manually Specified folder for the active campaign in a sub-folder called lights:

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    Any png or jpg file can be used to decorate a light source. It is highly suggested that you pre-build the image with any transparency you want, as we do not currently have tools exposed to control the transparency of the utilized image.

    The effects that can be achieved with this add-on are pretty cool, however, keep in mind that if your art is not transparent in places the map will be occluded.

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    GM (on the left) and Player (on the right); Example of views of opaque images with transparency effects attached to light sources.

    Marker Presets and Marker Tethering

    Similar to Lights, markers can accept arbitrary image maps. This isn't a new feature for markers. What is worth noting about markers, however, is that they can accept animated gifs as images. To use this feature, you need to ensure that the GM updates their library of markers with the gifs that your group would like to use prior to hosting the session. Once connected, anyone who has access to a create a marker can access the gif so long as it's attached to a preset. Wait, presets? what's that?

    Well, while we were working on the right click context menu for general map use (see below). We realized it would be super handy for players to be able to access a library of marker presets defined by the GM. This lets players choose to add markers to the map from a list of defined markers that the GM hosts.

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    It's as simple as that; Right click on the map, selected Place Marker->Create Preset and the Marker editor will come up with Preset type populated auto-magically.

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    Light lights, you can click the Tether/Owner entries to select a creature to attach a marker too. Once attached, the marker will following the create as soon as their token is moved. There's a known bug that require the GM to wiggle (move but can place back) a token to get the initially placed marker to attach. This will be resolve soon in the next update.

    Anyway, once a preset is made, the player can select it from their right click context menu as so!

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    This will let players place markers and have ownership of them such that they can tag creatures, place aura's or magically effects (fairy fire) on tokens and the like -- Fun!

    Tethered markers follow all of the normal rules for markers and can exist above fog of war, below fog of war or below creatures.

    [need to step away for a few, but will continued in next post!]
     

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    Apparently AVAST is categorizing anything with built in browsing capabilities as a potential trojan-horse-type virus.

    D20PRO, as of 3.7.1 and definitely the 3.7.2 release, include Chromium built in to handle new UI elements as well as actual web-site integration. We have gone out of our way to ensure the build is secure and does not actually contain any viruses.

    So far, the only reports we've had have come from users of AVAST. For reference, here is the core definitions for this category from the web (AVAST doesn't tend to acknowledge their own internal naming as being unique):

    Win32:Evo-gen [Susp] is a broad classification used by the Avast Behavior Monitor feature for software that exhibits suspicious behavior categorized as potentially malicious. The Behavior Monitoring feature observes the behavior of processes as they run programs. If it observes a process behaving in a potentially malicious way, it reports the program the process is running as potentially malicious.

    Due to the generic nature of this detection, methods of installation may vary. The Win32:Evo-gen [Susp] infections may often install themselves by copying their executable to the Windows or Windows system folders, and then modifying the registry to run this file at each system start. Win32:Evo-gen [Susp] will often modify the following subkey in order to accomplish this:


    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    Again, the generic nature of this detection means that the Payloads performed by Win32:Evo-gen [Susp] may be highly variable, and therefore difficult to describe specifically. Win32:Evo-gen [Susp] has been observed to perform any, or all, of the following actions:

    • Download and install other malware.
    • Use your computer for click fraud.
    • Record your keystrokes and the sites you visit.
    • Send information about your PC, including usernames and browsing history, to a remote malicious hacker.
    • Give a remote malicious hacker access to your PC.
    • Advertising banners are injected with the web pages that you are visiting.
    • Random web page text is turned into hyperlinks.
    • Browser popups appear which recommend fake updates or other software.
    Is Win32:Evo-gen [Susp] a False Positive?
    Files reported as Win32:Evo-gen [Susp] are not necessarily malicious. For example, users can be tricked into using non-malicious programs, such as Web browsers, to unknowingly perform malicious actions, such as downloading malware. Some otherwise harmless programs may have flaws that malware or attackers can exploit to perform malicious actions. Should you be uncertain as to whether a file has been reported correctly, we encourage you to submit the affected file to https://www.virustotal.com/en/ to be scanned with multiple antivirus engines.

    In most cases, Avast users are trying to download pirated software, and the Avast Web Shield will pop-up with the “Suspicious file blocked!” alert.
     
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