Aug 3, 2022

August 3rd 2022 Developer Update

3 min read - Published: 4 months ago

Introduction

Hello Forge users. As usual, we'd like to thank everyone who tuned in for our Forge developer update and asked so many interesting questions at https://www.twitch.tv/forgevtt. It wouldn't be a lively livestream without your participation.

For those who want to catch our VOD, you can find it here. Otherwise, feel free to read on!

Version 10 on The Forge

  • Version 10 has received testing releases, with a full release of version 10 coming very soon.
  • The Forge has done a lot of work to get it ready, and version 10 can now be used on our service. We thank everyone for waiting.
  • MAKE A BACKUP BEFORE UPDATING
  • A lot of modules and systems won't be ready for version 10 yet. Make sure to check if you're ready to update here.
  • Also, version 10 changes a lot about how your worlds are treated. Once you update, there's no going back! PLEASE BACKUP YOUR CONTENT BEFORE UPDATING.

The League Package Jam

  • The League of Extraordinary Foundry Virtual Tabletop Developers is running a package jam, which will run until August 22nd!
  • During this time, people are invited to develop open source packages (modules and systems) for Foundry VTT, entirely from scratch!
  • From there, once the packages are submitted to Foundry VTT for official listing and approval and marked appropriately, they are entered into the contest!
  • From there, a group of volunteer judges will evaluate each module, and nominate the packages for a variety of categories. Prizes will be awarded, including Forge gift cards.
  • For details, check out this post here: https://www.foundryvtt-hub.com/news/package-jam-2022/

HAProxy and Load Balancing

  • Sharp eyed users may have noticed some load balancing issues in recent weeks.
  • We've been aware of this issue, and it's been interesting enough to warrant a blog post (look forward to this).
  • We've done a lot of work to transition to Nginx.
  • Users should expect a far smoother experience now, without the disruptive (if minor) service issues over the past couple of weeks.

D&D Beyond Integration

  • Our intern Arcanist has made a lot of improvements to to the Beyond integration.
  • Scenes now use the correct image when a map is generated from an adventure.
  • Support is now added for scene notes.
  • Support is also added for tiles in some scenes, to help fix issues where secrets appeared for certain players.
  • And the LMoP and CoS adventures have been cleaned up thanks to some work on the metadata.

Jobs

  • The Forge is hiring!
  • We are accepting applications for a Senior Systems/SysOps Administrator, as well as a Senior Backend Program Developer.
  • The jobs are 100% remote and full-time.
  • If you want to work hard, but in the comfort of your own home office, while setting your own schedule, we'd be happy to have you.
  • For a variety of legal and administrative reasons though, we can only hire within Canada.
  • For more details, see our jobs page: https://forge-vtt.com/jobs

New Game Interface

  • Our new games interface for Game Manager is live!
  • Users can enjoy a far smoother experience when creating new worlds now.
  • We hope you enjoy our new UI.

Protected Manifest URLs

  • We now support per-user manifest URLs.
  • For users, it's a big accessibility improvement. If you buy a package on The Bazaar, you can now quickly and easily grab a manifest URL from your account page- no manual downloading and moving files required!
  • For our creators, it helps keep their content safe. If a user leaks a manifest link, our creators- and us- can see the spike in downloads.
  • We'll be evolving The Forge more and more, so keep an eye out for more updates!

Bazaar Showcase

We showcased the following packages on The Bazaar:

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