- Hosted livemaps are available on TerraTool
- Most of the configuration moved to database (configurable via UI)
- Group and permission management system:
- Unlimited number of different logins with individual permissions
- Unlimited number of character groups with individual tags
- RCON features for admins/GMs implemented
- Precise in-game time and date display
- Current weather and weather forecast
- Player statistics tracker (w.i.p.)
Group & Permissions Management System
- Anonymous / Visitor: This is actually not really a group. It does not have members, it does not have a password and it can’t be used for tagging. It’s simply the permission profile assigned to every visitor that is not logged in. So always configure the default public access level here.
- Game Masters: Special group for GMs. It can be used for both login and player tagging. Only special thing about this group is that it’ll add all characters whose account has the IsGM value set to ‘1’ in the database automatically. You can add more characters manually though.
With the help of the updated server mod for the Livemap, this update implements remote control (RCON) functions for LiF:YO servers. The permission to access the RCON console is assignable to any group or can be reserved for the admin login only.
- Broadcast a message to all players. The equivalent of using the CenterPrintAll() or BottomPrintAll() functions in the server console.
- Send a message to a certain player. The equivalent of using CenterPrint() or BottomPrint() functions in the server console.
- Kick a player from the server. A kick reason can be defined. The player will see it in the kick message.
- Ban a player from the server.
Bans can be permanent or temporarily. Time period can be set.
- Manually trigger certain server functions, such as midnight tree growth, crops growth, animals respawn.
- Execute custom server console commands.
The main benefit should be the ability to give these rights to certain people without giving them full access to the server and the OS. Furthermore, owners of instanced servers with no access to the server console can now finally take advantage of the server console for the first time.
Time, Date and Weather
The livemap can now show the exact in-game time and date in the header. If you place the correct cm_weather1.xml from your server directory in the /weather/ directory of the livemap, it’ll also show the today´s and tomorrow´s weather. In addition you can enable a 8-day weather forecast if you like.
One important thing to mention is that the game has a very unrealistic sunrise/sundawn cycle. Please be aware that in LiF, sunrise comes shortly after midnight and sundawn is somewhat in the late afternoon. If you don’t believe me, watch the date change on the in-game minimap when the livemap clock hits midnight. This has caused us lots of confusion during testing, so don’t let this happen to you.
This is a planned feature. Not implemented in the livemap or TerraTool yet, but the server mod collects data for it already. So when this feature comes to light, you’ll be able to see the data since the day you installed the server mod of this version.
The mod collects information about which character is online every 5 minutes. When the front-end for this is done, you’ll be able to tell:
- When was a certain character online for the last time (is he still active?) and filter for inactive players.
- When was any member of a certain guild online for the last time (is the guild still active?)
- Total online time for players. Could be used to give them rewards or titles… be creative.
- Show general statistics of the server, similar to life-is-feudal.org but perhaps more extensive.
- … and more