---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Trent Piepho <xyzzy at speakeasy.org>
Reply-To: vanilla-list at us.netrek.org
Date: Wed, 9 May 2001 17:15:48 -0700 (PDT)

>This should fix observer status.  Currently you get told you are an observer
>with the PFOBSERVE flag only when you are obsing another player.  If you are
>looking at nothing or a planet, it's not set.  Other players are not told who
>is an observer.


>Maybe someone with crusty old windoze clients could check if they can handle
>this ok.  Except cow-lite, which doesn't work with the current server anyway. 
>Maybe cow-lite's keys should be removed, so people stop playing with the buggy
>old client.

When you say it doesn't work, what specific functionality is busted?

It probably wouldn't be a bad idea to remove it.  As far as I am aware the only signifigant reason for COW-lite existence is because that was is the only client I'm aware of that still works with Windows 3.1.  But even then I believe you had to install Win32s extensions and it may or may not work.

But I really doubt anybody still uses COW-lite at all.  I'd be very surprised, if they did.