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Welcome to the Althas Wiki

This is the official wiki for The Lays of Althas: Sundered Order (or LoA:SO for short), an in-development computer RPG game set in an original medieval low-fantasy setting, being developed by Epoch Games. The game is currently being developed under Epic Games's Unreal Engine 4. This wiki contains information about the game's lore, gameplay, and development. In the future, we would like to have community features.

If you have any questions, please check the FAQ before asking elsewhere (you can also send us an email). If you want to help with the content of the wiki, then please read the Help:Editing pages.

The word Althas is in regards to the name of the planned playable continent in the game.

At this time, the wiki is private only to Epoch Games team members (with few exceptions). This will eventually change in the future.

Latest News

Whoa, what happened!?
8 November 2019   By: Admin
It's been a wild 7 days ... let me briefly explain:

On 1 November 2019: We chose to stop payment for a domain we weren't using. Unfortunately, in the process, the entire domain was terminated as well! Our WordPress, Forum and other sites on the also went down! After working with our webhost for the last week: today we have been able to recover all of our important websites (minus our old forum which we never use anymore, but then our Discourse Forum is our more modern Forum now), including our Wiki here! Shoutout to Nick and James for all their help!

If you find any irregularities, please feel free to email us and let us know!

Look at me[nu] now!
1 February 2019   By: Admin
We are now using Extension:TreeAndMenu for our sidemenu, which allows us to customize it as we please. Its a bit buggy (sometimes I'm unable to expand a folder), but I believe overall that this is much better then the Extension:CSS_MenuSidebar we were using before.

We also now have a new Wiki Logo!

A Bold New Beginning
30 December 2018   By: Admin
So all those errors being caused before? The backend PHP was updated by our web provider (something we can't touch apparently). The solution (besides disabling a bunch of Extensions)? Upgrading our MediaWiki version: we have gone from 1.26.3 to 1.31. This was a long time coming.

However, I had to disable Extension:CSS_MenuSidebar. There goes our Menu Sidebar Tree (along with the previous disabled Extensions in previous news). It looks like some Extension updates will be needed, some will need deleting and new ones to take their place. Expect to see changes in the Extensions (and maybe the Skin).

Most importantly of all this: NO articles or accounts have been effected, only Extensions.

Extensions, why you do this to me!?
30 November 2018   By: Admin
So, you may have noticed that the wiki was not accessible for a day, that a white screen with the following text appeared:
Fatal error: Redefinition of parameter $test in /var/www/vhosts/ on line 55
Well, I disabled the TalkRight Extension. Now the wiki is accessible again!

But then, I got the following Warnings on several pages:
Warning: Parameter 1 to widgetParserFunctions() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/ on line 201
Warning: Parameter 1 to wfYouTube() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/ on line 201
Warning: Parameter 1 to SyntaxHighlight_GeSHi::onParserFirstCallInit() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/ on line 201
Warning: Parameter 1 to WidgetRenderer::outputCompiledWidget() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/ on line 201
So, I disabled the following Extensions: SyntaxHighlight GeSHi, Widgets and Youtube. And now, no more Warnings! Well, if you find anymore, please report them.

Now while I'm sad that I had to disable the SyntaxHighlight GeSHi, TalkRight, Widgets and YouTube Extensions, they aren't complete losses. I will be doing some research to see why these 4 (and none of the others) are causing Errors and Warnings. There hasn't been a Wiki update, so I'm not sure why only now they begin giving problems.

Keep an eye on the news here. These Extensions may get updates (or replacements), and even the Wiki itself may get another (likely long overdue) upgrade.

The Error is Gone?
7 March 2018   By: Admin
I haven't made any configuration changes or downloaded any new extensions. And yet I was able to upload an image above 1 MB.

I guess I'm really not sure what causes the "500 Internal Server Error." Maybe it's the resolution size of the image? I'm not sure. Glad I haven't run into it since December 2017.

500 Internal Server Error
8 December 2017   By: Admin
If you're trying to Upload a file, and the file is greater than 300 KB (smaller files have not caused this problem for myself), chances are you might be receiving a "500 Internal Server Error."

Currently investigating, looking for a solution.

Forum & GitLab Fun!
17 September 2017   By: Admin
We have a new Discourse Forum, on a faster server, and this time with SSL authentication (sadly, we lost all our old posts). Pydio has been discontinued.

GitLab is also up, but will take time before we begin migrating from SVN. Yes, we will likely be retiring SVN once we decide we like GitLab.

Forum & Pydio are down
31 August 2017   By: Admin
Wish I came with better news ... it's a mixed bag.

The Bad News: Probably not the best place to mention this, but for team members wondering why they can't access the Discourse Forum or Pydio ... they're both down. The hard drive on the server running them is (very likely) dead.

The Good News: The Forum will be rebuilt on a new, more reliable server (although its contents may be lost to the ether, but verdict is still out on that). Pydio may no longer be necessary whatsoever, as a special new environment for project management is being created by one of our team members that may actually replace both SVN and Pydio altogether! Also, this server crash has (obviously) not effected the wiki here, our SVN, website, our old forum, and obviously not any third-party online tools we use.

More news will be posted when it comes; let's cross our fingers that at least the Discourse backup files are recoverable.

We got Widgets
28 June 2016   By: Admin
So what are Widgets, and why should you care? Well, a "Widget ... allows the creation of raw HTML pages that can be embedded (similarly to templates) in normal wiki pages." This extension means that we can embed 3rd party site tools to wiki articles, such as Google Docs), Social Media (Facebook, Twitter), Video (Youtube, Vimeo), and more!

As of this News post, we only have Google Spreadsheet right now, but I forsee us using many more.

For a full list, see the Widgets Catalog.

We've Upgraded! (finally)
26 June 2016   By: Admin
Wow its been a long time since I've updated the news. Don't fear: the wiki does get attention (Special:RecentChanges is proof of this), it just doesn't get much noteworthy news updates. This one, however, is certainly an exception.

We've finally updated the wiki! From unsupported version 1.20.2 to version 1.26.3. Its been a long time coming!

We've updated for several reasons: security purposes, updated extensions, and the addition of MediaWiki Widgets (Coming Soon to a wiki near you)!

Naturally, there are probably still a few bugs under the hood that I haven't initially noticed. Because of this: if you find any major errors, please email me or (for team members) message me (Matt N) on Slack.

EDIT: Also changing the default skin to "Vector" as opposed to "Monobook" (Monobook has had some display issues with the recent update). If you prefer Monobook, or want something different, we do have several choices under Special:Preferences to choose from. A custom skin for this wiki is a future goal still.

Click here for Old News before 2016.



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