What is it?
OpenPalace is a free, open source client application for The Palace, a 2d graphical avatar chat platform. It is available as a browser-based Adobe Flash application meant to replace the aging InstantPalace Java-based client. The project is still under heavy development, and I have only my spare time to work with, so your patience with my release schedule is appreciated. Because of security restrictions in the flash player, it will only connect to servers that explicitly allow OpenPalace connections. You may try my test palace at openpalace.org:9998 or any of the servers hosted by Elitepalaces. You can visit their directory for a list of well-populated servers that you can connect to right now! For more information about The Palace, visit thepalace.com.
Calling all Palace Operators...
If you would like your users to be able to use OpenPalace to connect to your site, you will need to make a few changes to your server in order to accept OpenPalace connections. It's very simple, and you can find complete instructions on the OpenPalace documentation wiki!
First outside code contribution!
My little open source project has finally arrived! I just committed the first code patch supplied to me by another developer, the illustrious Jameson Heesen of PalaceChat fame. Jameson was gracious enough to write and contribute the code required to render room paint!
- Background Image Formats: GIF, JPEG, PNG, and SWF
- Avatar Formats: 8bit, 16bit, 20bit, s20bit, and 32bit
- Room paint
- Loose Props
- Avatar (Prop) Bag
- Sounds (default Palace sounds, and your sounds in mp3 format)
- Working door hotspots
- Lockable Doors
- Hotspots with Images
- Chat & Whispers
- You can gain owner/operator privileges by typing ~susr wizardPassword in the chat box
- Working Log Window, User List, and Room List
- Spiky, Thought, and Sticky Bubbles aren't yet implemented.
Special thanks to Chris and Martyn of the Phalanx team for all their support, and for providing code snippets for decoding the new avatar formats.
Thanks to Jameson Heesen (Pa\/\/n) for providing the fantastic default smiley face images from PalaceChat, and for contributing the code to render room paint!