Roster Master for Dragonfly Roster Master for Dragonfly

EverQuest II Guild Roster Manager for Dragonfly CMS

About RM4DF

Roster Master for Dragonfly (RM4DF) provides a method to integrate the EverQuest II Guild Roster into your Dragonfly CMS site. Fully integrated into the site, you can manage and view your guild's data right from your portal. A block is also provided that displays guild statistical data.

Roster Master for Dragonfly is part of the Roster Master Project, which is composed of a family of ports of the original Roster Master module originally written by Rex "SaintPeter" Schrader. Significant enhancements and exclusive features have been made for the Dragonfly CMS version, as well as to accomodate changes in Everquest II and the everquest2.com site.

The Roster Master development thread [archive of pre-2013 forum] [archive of 2013-2014 forum] on forums.daybreakgames.com is a highly active and community supported discussion focusing on debugging and introducing new features and ideas into the Roster Master project. Other Roster Master ports and related resources can be found on the www.rostermaster.org site.

General Features

Roster Master: Guild Roster Manager
  • Edit Claim Allow your CMS users to "claim" his or her characters to their CMS username
  • Character "Type" Tracking
    • Compliments and expands upon the "Guild Rank" feature
    • Users may specify if their character is Primary, Secondary, or Utility
    • Option to list Primary characters only
  • Guild Roster Single and Double Column Sorting
    • Sort by clicking on a column header, or select two columns from a drop-down (i.e. Class, then Level)
    • Reversible Sorting for both sort modes
    • Optional column sort indicators displayed in table headings
  • Optional Grouped Listing
  Roster Master
Collection Master: Collection Quest Tracker and Query (Dragonfly Port Exclusive!)
  • Track Collection Quest progress for your characters
  • Quests automatically updated from Census, no need to manually set quest status
  • Links quests and rewards to online walkthroughs and data
  Collection Master
Quest Master: Quest Tracker and Query (Dragonfly Port Exclusive!)
  • Track Heritage, Access, and Timeline Quest progress for your characters
  • Quests automatically updated from Census, no need to manually set quest status
  • Links quests and rewards to online walkthroughs and data
  • Query quests to list characters at each quest step
  • Features an exclusive scrolling/resizable JavaScript Table
  • The table can be resized by dragging the horizontal rule between the bottom of the table and the table footer up and down
  Quest Master
Signature Master: Dynamic Signature Generator (Dragonfly Port Exclusive!)
  • Dynamically create graphical signature blocks automatically from information stored in the roster database
  • Features a unique caching system to reduce wasted server resources and poor client performance issues
  Signature Master
Automatic Instantiation (Dragonfly Port Exclusive!)
  • Multiple instances of this module can be created by making a copy of the module directory and adding an underscore followed by an integer to the name of the directory (e.g. "Roster_Master_2"). The module will detect this and automagically configure itself
  • Blocks follow the same pattern
Guild Wall of Fame Block (Dragonfly Port Exclusive!)
  • Display guild statistics and information in your Dragonfly CMS blocks
  • Many display configuration options
Guild Summary Information (Dragonfly Port Exclusive!)
  • Guild Level displayed in Roster
  • Statistics and other information available in block
  Guild Wall of Fame
SQL Backend Cache
  • Fast display since you don't have to hit EQ2's site every time
  • Configurable cache refresh time
Update Logging
  • Have a record of changes in all fields, every user add, and every user deletion
  • Log data update failures and retries
  • Configurable, log as much or as little as you wish
  Log File
Error Messages
  • Explanatory error messages for common failures
  • Clean exits
Fully Documented, Clean Code
  • All functions completely commented
  • Advanced users have access to more advanced options and configuration within the code source
  • Open-source, released under the GNU General Public License

Completely Dragonfly Compliant:


  • Roster Master has been ported to Dragonfly with an expanded feature set
  • Easy to Setup and Install
    • FTP, configure, set permissions and go
    • No .sql file to import, just run the installer
    • Install, backup, uninstall, and upgrade right from the Dragonfly control panel
  • CMS username to character name mapping
  • Includes Dragonfly's localization support (English language file included)
  • Leverages the CMS' features and security
  Dragonfly CMS



Download

Roster Master for Dragonfly is available free of charge from the Clenched Fist Guild download site, as well as from the Dragonfly CMS community site:

Download from Clenched Fist
Download from Dragonfly CMS community site

Current released version is: Roster Master for Dragonfly 9.1.0 (2017-11-29)

Previous version is: Roster Master for Dragonfly 9.0.0 (2017-11-03)


Requirements

In addition, it is useful to have a working knowledge of a good FTP program as well as a basic understanding on how to edit a PHP file in order to change the configuration options.

The Diagnostics page in the Roster Master Administration menu can be extremely helpful in making sure that all module prerequisites are met.


Installation

The most up-to-date installation instructions are always included in the distribution release in the INSTALL.txt file. Be sure to read the INSTALL.txt file before proceeding with installation or before requesting support! Additional notes and comments on new features and changes also appear in the CHANGELOG.txt file.

Angela "Seagoat" Taylor has developed an excellent and detailed guide to using Signature Master and its advanced features.


Support

If you have problems with Roster Master for Dragonfly, please first read the article "How to Ask Questions the Smart Way" by Rick Moen and Eric Steven Raymond. Once you have identifies the issue and framed your question, then choose your best path of support.

If you believe that your problem lies with Roster Master for Dragonfly, you best method of support is the Roster Master Development Thread. This is also the best place to inquire about ports of Roster Master that are not for Dragonfly CMS. As an alternative, you may contact the author directly regarding questions or comments for Roster Master for Dragonfly. The author of Roster Master for Dragonfly cannot assist with ports for other content management systems.

If you have a general Dragonfly CMS question, or believe you have discovered a problem with Dragonfly, your best support option is the official Dragonfly CMS site


Copyright and Distribution Permissions

Roster Master for Dragonfly is Copyright © 2005-2017, David "Dark Grue" Hesprich.

CC-GNU GPL   This software is licensed under the CC-GNU GPL.



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