Tibia 11 was the name given to the stand-alone client that was built from scratch to replace the existing Tibia 10 and Flash Client. It was released as a closed beta version on April 19, 2016 and for all players as the recommended client with the game version 11.00.
This client is multi-platform and is available for all three popular operating systems families: Windows, Linux and macOS.
Note that even though the Winter Update 2018 marked the change from Tibia's version 11 to 12, the client is still the same one that used to be called Tibia 11.
The need for a new game client was due to the original Stand-Alone client being built on top of the same client that was released with the game version 7.0 in 2002. After so many years, a lot of legacy code was accumulated, and the fact that the client used "old" code made updating and adding new features very challenging. The problem was increased because CipSoft's difficulties to implement anti-botting features on the client.
The first attempt of developing a new client was the Flash Client, which would theoretically solve all the difficulties related to the stand-alone client. This client was released on June 9, 2011, bringing many new features to the game, such as action bars and WASD movement, and was also it was the first time that a Tibia client was available for macOS without the necessity of emulating Windows.
Despite all this, the Flash Client was not a success among all players because of its generally poor performance, demanding a lot more processing power than the regular stand-alone client. It also suffered a lot from the dependence of Adobe Flash and the web browser used the the player. Because of these problems and the upcoming deprecation of Flash, CipSoft decided to create a new stand-alone client.
In order to make the transition from Tibia 10 to Tibia 11 smoother for players, CipSoft decided to use a very similar appearance on the new client, differently from what was done with the Flash Client. At first, there weren't many new features released with the client, however, since its release CipSoft has been constantly adding new features to it, many of them based on the concepts designed for the Flash Client.
For the cronology of updates to the client, please the check the Updates/11.00 page.
This list is a compilation of the features released for Tibia 11 that were not available in Tibia 10. Despite many of them being available on the Flash Client, Tibia 10 was used by the vast majority of players, meaning the features were not available to most of them.
- WASD movement is possible by switching between Chat On and Chat Off modes.
- All client shortcuts can be personalized, and there are many more possibilites for key combinations other then just the F keys.
- Action Bars can be added to the bottom of the game window.
- Players can create additional sidebars on both sides of the client.
- The inspect feature allows you to inspect items and players.
- The Compendium provides useful information about different game topics
- Analytics widgets offers several tools to improve the hunting experience.
- You can consult detailed information of several Tibia items using the Cyclopedia.
The main problem experienced by players related to Tibia 11 are about performance and connection issues. Most reports mention low FPS rates, FPS drops, higher ping and lag spikes. Another frequent reported issue is related to graphical problems, such as completely black or white screen. Most players, however, do not have this problems using the latest version of Tibia 11.
During the first months after the official release, there has also been specific problems related to patches. For example, during the beginning of 2017 there were several client updates in order to improve and fix the character movement.
Some technical aspects of the Tibia 11 client worth mentioning are:
- It was developed using the Qt framework, which makes releasing versions for different Operating Systems much easier. Because of this, Tibia 11 is available for Windows, Linux and macOS.
- The client uses a Launcher that manages the client versions, making it very easy to update it and install test-server clients.
- All client files, including binaries and configurations, are stored in the User's applications folder. (%localappdata%/Tibia on Windows).
- The local settings files as well as the files used for the Compendium and Hint of the Day all use the Wikipedia:JSON format, which is much easier to manage than the regular text (.cfg) file used by Tibia 10.
Creating a backup
If you have too many hotkeys, maps (with markers) and Analytics settings, it's a good idea to backup your configuration files in case you need to uninstall the client or switch computers.
Go to the %localappdata%/Tibia/packages/Tibia folder, which can be accessed from the Explorer Bar or by typing this on the Run dialog (Widows Key + R). For example, if your Windows username is Tibicus, the path will be C:\Users\Tibicus\AppData\Local\Tibia\packages\Tibia. The important folders to backup are:
- conf: This folder contains the clientoptions.json file, which saves client settings and hotkeys.
- minimap: Here you'll find the maps and map marks you have added.
- characterdata: In this folder you'll find the settings for the Analytics, which are saved by character.
If you ever need to restore your backup, just copy this folders to the Tibia installation folder. Remember to do this while the client is closed.