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Windower Updates: Improved IPC & other stuff
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By Asura.Cair 2018-05-23 18:26:34
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We've been doing a bit of bookkeeping on outstanding issues while finalizing some of the finer points of Windower v5. There are a few changes that are currently effective on the development version:

LuaCore 2.2.0.x
  • Resolves the issue where clients could no longer communicate through IPC after terminating a process or an extended period of time.

  • Indirectly fixes a potential crash in the original IPC framework on exit to POL


Guildwork 1.4.4.x
  • The Guildwork plugin now sends data about your current mission progress to the guildwork client.


FFXIDB
  • The database was updated to align with the most recent version of FFXI and data collection was re-enabled. This information is still currently collected through the Guildwork plugin, not FFXIDB as the name would seem to imply. Sorry for the continued confusion :)



With that out of the way: we're looking for feedback on IPC. It's designed to allow up to 100 simultaneous XI processes to communicate -- feel free to give that a try and let us know. We've done a reasonable amount of testing with repeated failures on our own time, but if you have issues, please explain as clearly as possible here, on our issue tracker, or on Discord.

In closing, there is a known issue with the game client where if you type /sea Status, you will crash FFXI. Feel free to get your friends to try.
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By Asura.Geriond 2018-05-23 18:33:22
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FFXIDB is back?!

Praise be to Sundi!
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By Bismarck.Josiahfk 2018-05-23 18:35:26
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Time to make a /sea status macro for when I’m going to bed, nice feature.
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By Asura.Eiryl 2018-05-23 18:39:55
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/sea status is the most hilarious thing

it does indeed entertain
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By Leviathan.Comeatmebro 2018-05-23 19:01:28
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Does xidb do reisenjima henge yet? Would be interesting to get some real drop data on Caturae, and to my understanding it should be a pretty simple change.
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By Asura.Cair 2018-05-23 19:14:59
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I added the zone, items, and the mobs, so drops should appear if they follow any standard drop convention (which they should), but I have not personally verified that it works.

Edit: We have trash mob data that wasn't there when I made this post originally. So that points to good news..
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By Shiva.Berzerk 2018-05-25 16:22:29
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Is the LuaCore update limited to the dev version only so far? Using non-dev version I haven't seen any improvements to send functionality
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By Bismarck.Dunigs 2018-05-25 16:24:16
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Asura.Cair said: »
There are a few changes that are currently effective on the development version:
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By Asura.Eiryl 2018-05-25 16:33:03
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Asura.Cair said: »
I added the zone, items, and the mobs, so drops should appear if they follow any standard drop convention (which they should), but I have not personally verified that it works.

Edit: We have trash mob data that wasn't there when I made this post originally. So that points to good news..

4 Scales in one kill, looks like it's working well.

http://ffxidb.com/zones/292/fu
http://ffxidb.com/zones/292/kin
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By Asura.Ladyofhonor 2018-05-25 16:36:09
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Asura.Eiryl said: »
Asura.Cair said: »
I added the zone, items, and the mobs, so drops should appear if they follow any standard drop convention (which they should), but I have not personally verified that it works.

Edit: We have trash mob data that wasn't there when I made this post originally. So that points to good news..

4 Scales in one kill, looks like it's working well.

http://ffxidb.com/zones/292/fu
http://ffxidb.com/zones/292/kin

Sounds about right.
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By Cerberus.Mrkillface 2018-05-25 16:37:33
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yeah, it appears to be doubling the drops
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By Lakshmi.Avereith 2018-05-25 16:42:48
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Mission status!? Hell yeah!
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By Shiva.Berzerk 2018-05-25 17:06:35
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Bismarck.Dunigs said: »
Asura.Cair said: »
There are a few changes that are currently effective on the development version:

Missed that, thanks!
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By Asura.Tuvae 2018-05-25 17:22:41
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Curious, i can never seem to get the IME thing working for typing in Japanese, just gets ????? Appearing or it reverts back to english, is that perma broke?
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By Staleyx 2018-05-25 19:01:59
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Thank you and the team for the dedication.
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By Bismarck.Cloudstrafie 2018-05-25 20:41:05
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anyway to make something like switchmon? i would love to see something like that, Only issue i have with it is incase someone crashes you cant fix the switch order @>@
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By Asura.Eiryl 2018-05-25 20:44:06
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Bismarck.Cloudstrafie said: »
anyway to make something like switchmon? i would love to see something like that, Only issue i have with it is incase someone crashes you can fix the switch oider @>@

lol this bugs the ***out of me u_u;;
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By Asura.Clickbait 2018-05-25 23:24:21
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Use AHK for switching instances.
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By Odin.Fatchicken 2018-05-26 04:59:24
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Please fix IME so I can type Japanese using English client again. Thank you.
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By Zyla 2018-05-26 07:16:31
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A bit off topic maybe, but does this mean that guildwork is actively being updated/worked on? Do the premium benefits still work? Or is this just someone updating the plugin itself?
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By Asura.Inuyushi 2018-05-26 11:37:13
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Zyla said: »
A bit off topic maybe, but does this mean that guildwork is actively being updated/worked on? Do the premium benefits still work? Or is this just someone updating the plugin itself?

I can attest that the shouts work, but the remote chat app does not. Bazaar notifications and alerts work also. I mainly subscribe for global shouts.
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By Zyla 2018-05-26 12:42:16
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Ok thnx, I was wondering if you could even still subscribe to the premium service
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By Asura.Cair 2018-05-26 15:14:42
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Are drops doubling everywhere? I didn’t change anything related to kill handling, but I’ll look into it.
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By Shiva.Berzerk 2018-05-29 12:21:27
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Changed to dev version and the IPC changes are phenomenal so far. No issues at all with send or stna working. A big issue I'm having with the dev version is timers and some other plugins keep reverting to default settings whenever i run windower launcher. I've tried switching the file to read only after changing it to the way I prefer but it doesn't seem to be a permanent fix.
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By Shiva.Berzerk 2018-06-09 03:28:18
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Is there any information when the IPC changes will be rolled out to non-dev version?
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