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by JimW
December 30th, 2006, 4:42 am
Forum: Scenario & Campaign Development
Topic: New campaign: Capturing Mar'Than
Replies: 67
Views: 13938

I love the way some people think that I planned all this stuff - I didn't. However, I take your point that, when creating the last scenario, I went slightly OTT on difficulty. I will try to make it easier. As a hint to the strugglers, capture the houses next to the main road. Nice to be able to get...
by JimW
December 29th, 2006, 5:51 am
Forum: Scenario & Campaign Development
Topic: New campaign: Capturing Mar'Than
Replies: 67
Views: 13938

Capturing Mar'Than

Managed to bull my way through to the last scenario. On my second try, with a force made mostly of archers and spearmen, I pushed a fair way in, by which I was at -64 in gold, and still had only two villages. I'm not a very good player, but I have a nasty feeling I should have had a whole bunch of p...
by JimW
September 30th, 2006, 4:40 pm
Forum: Multiplayer Development
Topic: Peasant MP Era
Replies: 36
Views: 5397

It is because campagaigns are something entirely different than eras. Campaigns are single player storys - they show up in the campaign menu. Eras are combinations of new units for multiplayer games (Wesnoth comes with the eras "Default" and "Great War" and "Age of Heros") that can be chosen when y...
by JimW
September 30th, 2006, 5:05 am
Forum: Multiplayer Development
Topic: Peasant MP Era
Replies: 36
Views: 5397

I have, through the "Add-ons" feature, added several campaigns to my list. However, some of them such as "Era of Allies" and "Peasant Era" don't seem to show up on the list of campaigns I am allowed to load. This despite the fact that they are in my /.wesnoth/data/campaigns folder. Others, such as A...
by JimW
September 21st, 2006, 4:19 am
Forum: Scenario & Campaign Development
Topic: Where is the Editor?
Replies: 4
Views: 756

It's in the same place it always was, and you're mistaken on 1.0.8. There was never such a release. The editor is in the same folder as the game. Gee, thanks. "Right where it alwas was?" Now why didn't I think of that? I suppose I ought to have mentioned first that I had tried 'locate' and 'which,'...
by JimW
September 20th, 2006, 8:33 pm
Forum: Scenario & Campaign Development
Topic: Where is the Editor?
Replies: 4
Views: 756

Where is the Editor?

Back when I was still using the old and clunky 1.0.8, I could find and work the game editor. Back then, I didn't know enough to dare fool around with it. Possibly still don't know as much as I should. However, now that I'm on the snazzy new up-to-date one, I can't find the editor. Yes, I know next t...
by JimW
September 20th, 2006, 1:06 am
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Footpads are the death of me
Replies: 16
Views: 3029

I love playing with the chaotic units. A footpad in the hills or forest or a village is a wonderful thing to have. They have a 70% defense so units with just a few attacks usually miss. They don't have skirmish ability - at least not in the mainline campaigns in versions 1.1.X. So you can use zone ...
by JimW
September 19th, 2006, 5:41 am
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Footpads are the death of me
Replies: 16
Views: 3029

Footpads are the death of me

I use 'Footpad' in the Subject line because they're the Skirmisher in the scenario I'm presently trying to fight. My opponent (the Computer) invariably builds masses of footpads (He also has Gryphons, another story). The footpads can go over and through any territory, including over mountains. So I ...
by JimW
September 11th, 2006, 12:35 am
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Why the runaround? :)
Replies: 7
Views: 1455

I have noticed this in AI multiplayer games. Sometimes the AI moves off a village and attacks you from grassland. I have no clue why it does this, but as advice to you, there are probably only 4 reasons you need to move: 1. attack from better terrain 2. make room for other attackers who may not be ...
by JimW
September 11th, 2006, 12:25 am
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: LoW:Missing Saurian Augur
Replies: 7
Views: 1039

Ok, the Wesnoth version is at the bottom left of the screen with the Wesnoth map when you first start the game. Should be either 1.02 or 1.1 something Don't know which is in Kubuntu. Next, LoW is not an official campaign(yet?), so I assume it's not packaged with Kubuntu. You presumably downloaded i...
by JimW
September 11th, 2006, 12:12 am
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Why the runaround? :)
Replies: 7
Views: 1455

Why the runaround? :)

I'm still very much a beginner at this game, but I like it. I have a question, though. I notice that when the AI is left with a unit facing one of mine, grassland as far as the eye can see, instead of siimply attacking from that place in the next round, he runs around and attacks from one of the oth...
by JimW
September 6th, 2006, 4:25 am
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: LoW:Missing Saurian Augur
Replies: 7
Views: 1039

Well, it looks to me like you're playing on the 1.02 engine with the 1.1 LoW version or something of the sort. Can you also specify which campaign version you're playing? Checklist: If you have 1.02 version, then get on that server and get the latest LoW version Note the version Also, it is best if...
by JimW
September 3rd, 2006, 11:17 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Two questions re: TRoW-Midlands
Replies: 5
Views: 1220

First off, at the start no one is an excellent player. There's a lot of info to integrate, and this isn't a pool of blood body parts scattered around game. :-) People make fun of the AI saying it's stupid – but actually it's pretty good. It has different priority than you do. It's sort of li...
by JimW
September 2nd, 2006, 4:35 am
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Two questions re: TRoW-Midlands
Replies: 5
Views: 1220

Two questions re: TRoW-Midlands

First-off, I am not a very excellent player, which is why I only play against the AI. Midlands seems very difficult. I note that some people speak of starting Midlands with 500+ gold, as well as four or five upper level characters. I barely have anyone, save for a Longbowman. Is this possibly the re...
by JimW
August 30th, 2006, 6:15 am
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Leader as Carrion-eater
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Leader as Carrion-eater

Not precisely a complaint, more a search foir guidance. In all the campaigns and scenarios I've done so far, one sure way of being defeated is to put your leader out in the fighting. Of course, if your leader never fights, he never gets any better. But, if you put him anywhere where there's fighting...