Late to the party as usual but have been using for awhile and all those involved have done a great job on this. This will only get better as time goes on. Someday I hope to contribute more then I currently do.RedGuides is proud to announce the official release of MacroQuest, which we're now using as the base for Very Vanilla.
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Instructions on downloading the new MacroQuest are here, and migration to the new MQ is discussed here.
A few years ago, the most experienced developers in our community got together over a shared realization that MacroQuest2 needed help. It was a codebase that had been spliced together by people of different skill levels and competing visions since 2003, and any serious attempt at modernization would require a near complete rewrite. However, they were bound by thousands of user macros and plugins that needed backwards compatibility, and on top of that, they didn't have access to the full source code. A large and tedious portion of the job would be figuring out what was missing.
After three years of daily commits and a few painful slogs with tech behind the scenes, brainiac, Knightly, dannuic, alynel and exspes have given us MacroQuest: a modern scripting platform that's light, fast, and easy to maintain. You may not notice any changes initially, except that everything runs smoother and more stable. However if you look a bit deeper you may notice a few benefits, such as...
All the ini, yaml, and cfg files for every piece of software on RedGuides are now in the same place: the "config" folder.
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But you won't be visiting that folder very often, as you can now change settings in the GUI:
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We've also been granted a proper console, like most games released this millennium:
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Which leads to some useful options,
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Sic outlines these, and many other new features in his MQ video here,
RedGuides staff urges you to switch over now by grabbing the latest launcher, which ChatWithThisName outlines below.
Developers will notice the biggest changes: professional quality code, manageable third party libraries, Lua scripts, and many more as Knightly summarized here.
And if you're the type that enjoys looking under the hood, you'll be happy to know that MacroQuest is once again a free and open source project. For the first time in seven years I have access to our source code, and you do as well. My most exciting years running RedGuides were back in the open source days and I'm eager to get back!
If this were a corporate project in Silicon Valley, it would have cost in the high six to seven figures. When I asked brainiac about his motivation to spearhead this purely as a hobby, he said his greatest desire was to see everyone use the platform as a sandbox, to experience all the unique things people create like MAUI and Lootly. So the best way to pay the dev team back is to open up Visual Studio and unleash your creativity.
Congratulations to the MacroQuest dev & test team: brainiac, Knightly, dannuic, and everyone who helped and tested over the years.
And congratulations to the entire EverQuest playerbase, as you're about to experience a software renaissance.
maui, maui, maui (you’re so amazing)I enjoy the new interface, but my only questions is.... Is mule assist no longer supported? I do not see an option to load the plugin and none of the functions work anymore.
I have helped 9 people come over to the new new, its good stuff. less resource use, more support.. and all open sources (or so ive gathered). 10/10 recommend it to you and your friends.Downloaded onto my second "messing around" computer, I didn't intend to but it did it anyway? Fairly seamless and after a couple of days researching on here it all seems to be working pretty good! Currently running a new FTP group on it until I am confident I have got the hang of it before switching on my mains!
yes, however, legacy will go away.So i can install next with the launcher using settings to choose were. If i have a problem using it will i still be able to use the legacy version till i figure it out.