Some good news for those attempting to take their first steps into the cavern...or trying to regain control of their existing accounts.
Cyan Worlds, Inc., with the help of Mac[_Fife] of OpenUru.org, have restored the Account Creation and Password Reset systems! As many probably noticed, both of those functions have been offline since late last month. Since then, the company has been working when they can to restore these essential systems so new people can experience D'ni.
From Chogon's post:
The MOULa account creation and password reset is back ONLINE and ready for use (I see already several have created new accounts!).
Many thanks to Mac_Fife for allowing Cyan to use the account creation and password reset system that he wrote for OpenUru.org. And with his help I was able integrate it into the MOULa servers (which have a different account system).
And besides getting the account creation back online, we now have a more easily maintainable system than before.
Thanks for everyone's patience and support!
Many thanks to everyone that contributed to getting these crucial functions restored. Welcome to all newcomers who have been trying to get in...and to those returning with recovered passwords!
The D'ni Musicological Research Hood has finalized the details for its latest interview: Tim Larkin, sound designer for Riven: The Sequel to Myst and composer for URU: Ages Beyond Myst, its expansions, as well as Myst V: End of Ages, will sit down for an interview this May!
You may remember the DMR's previous interviews with Robyn Miller and Jack Wall. Much like those, this interview will be broadcast live on their Ustream at the set time. All questions for Mr. Larkin can be submitted in this thread.
Join the proceedings in-game in the DMR hood on Saturday, May 4th at 18:00 KI time. A recorded version of the interview will most likely be made available afterward for those that can't make it.
Cyan Worlds, Inc. is at it again. They have successfully ported Riven: The Sequel to Myst to the iPad, with the installation clocking in at just about 2 GB in size. Here's what the company had to say in the press release:
Cyan Worlds is pleased to announce that Riven for iPad is available on the App Store. It took a lot of tender loving care to get the iPad version just right. It wasn’t easy but we’ve polished the images, movies, and sounds, and still managed to squeeze it into the 2 gig size limit. With a special price of $5.99US, you’d better get it now before this introductory deal is over.
It's unclear on Apple's page when the deal will be over, so if interested, best to get a copy now. There is also no word yet on if either this game or Myst will be ported to Android for other smartphones and tablets, but Cyan has not yet ruled that out officially. The Guild of Messengers will keep everyone updated!
Another month, another All Guilds Meeting. This time, Doobes was on a well-deserved vacation, so Lyrositor took over moderating duties for this month. As usual, both cleansed and raw logs are available for your viewing pleasures, as well as the customary summary of the event:
Christian was our first speaker and summed up the recent series of events concerning the licensing problems with Bink, which interrupted the normal flow of development and testing. To be concise, a portion of Uru's code was discovered by RAD Game Tools (makers of the Bink video codec) to contain copyrighted code from their Software Development Kit (SDK). They demanded that the code be removed from all CWE repositories, an arduous task to say the least. Developers promptly began the process of rewriting repository history to remove these files. Most of the work has been acheived by now, fortunately, and only a few tasks remain, and H'uru has already resumed its normal development pace. Read more
At approximately 3pm EST the MOULa forums experienced unexpected technical difficulties.
Chogan of Cyan Worlds has been informed of the issue by Mac_fife of OpenUru.org (and also a MOULa forum moderator), who has passed along this comment to GoMe:
There's a technical issue related to the hosting service that provides the MOUL forums that is beyond Chogon's ability to deal with directly. It'll need attention from others at Cyan once they are back at work on Wednesday. Sorry, but there seems little prospect of the forums returning before then.
We here at the Guild of Messengers are asking for your patience, understanding, and continued support for Cyan Worlds while this problem is resolved.
Thank you, and safe journeys within the cavern!