1.2 and 1.3 -can they coexist?

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santi
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1.2 and 1.3 -can they coexist?

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I suppose these two can coexist(under Linux, at least)
just rename the original one in /usr/local/share/wesnoth1.2
and in ./~wesnoth1.2 and go ahead and install 1.3. Or am I missing something?

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Post by elricz »

Also in Windows, just install them on different directories, and put the shortcuts in different folders (this is not required, just it will make easier to launch each one)

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Post by Rhuvaen »

You need to do more than just rename some folders. 1.2 and 1.3 data and add-ons are incompatible. What you need to do is compile at least one of them by hand, enabling (at least) these configuration options:

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./configure --with-preferences-dir=.wesnoth-1.3 --program-suffix=-1.3 --with-datadir-name=wesnoth-1.3
For instance (if you wanted to build the 1.3 version with a separate suffix - the same is possible for the 1.2 version).

Not only do they then coexist, but you can play them both at the same time. :wink:

I guess on windows this'll be easier, since you can just install them to separate directories and run them from there.

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Post by santi »

Ok, so leave 1.2 as it is and compile 1.3 with
./configure --with-preferences-dir=.wesnoth-1.3 --program-suffix=-1.3 --with-datadir-name=wesnoth-1.3

This will make e.g. /usr/local/share/wesnoth-1.3
as well as ./~wesnoth-1.3 and it will know where to look for UMCs and the like

Right?

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