Since the release of the new stable 1.8 branch we added myriads of new things. The huge amount of new terrains and terrain graphics is just the tip of the iceberg. To get an idea about the changed graphics, have a look at the wiki page with screenshots.
There are already some known issues, but let me provide you with a list of great new things first — many of them done as part of Google's Summer of Code program. The known issues come afterwards...
Important changes and new features
Of course there is also the full changelog listing (almost) all the changes since 1.8. A changelog for the most visible changes for users is the players changelog.
Known Issues (to be fixed in the next release)
- It is currently not possible to connect to the official multiplayer server using Join official server (this currently leads to the game crashing). Instead you have to click on Join server and enter server.wesnoth.org:14997 in there. Reported as bug #16502
- Uploading add-ons via the in-game interface causes the game crash. As workaround, use the python tool wesnoth_addon_manager from data/tools/. Reported as bug #16474.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/wesnoth/files/wesnoth/wesnoth-1.9.0.tar.bz2/download (304.0 MB) md5sum
Here is the XDelta for the sources:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/wesnoth/files/wesnoth/wesnoth-1.8.4.tar-wesnoth-1.9.0.tar.xdelta/download (1.8.4 to 1.9.0, 36.6 MB)
Check http://forums.wesnoth.org/viewtopic.php?t=7034 for information on using XDelta.
The Windows package is already available. You can find it on the download page.
The MacOSX package is already available. You can find it on the download page.
Many of the Linux packages have already been created, and all known packagers have been contacted. Information about where to get the respective binaries or how to get them to work can be found in the Linux binaries page in the wiki. Download links for other supported systems will be available at the downloads page once the packages are created and published.
As a fallback you can also get the sources from http://files.wesnoth.org/ — but you should first try to get files through SourceForge.net to help us save bandwidth. Please get the files from SourceForge.net if possible.
The multiplayer server for 1.9.0 is already up and running. This server can be only be used to play with other 1.9.0 users. If you do encounter problems, please report them.
A new add-ons server for 1.9.x is already running. It was started during the development of 1.9.0. If you encounter any problems with content from the add-ons server not working as expected, please notify the content's author — most of them should be here in the Scenario & Campaign Development forum.
If you find any bugs don't hesitate to report them, but please read the instructions on how to post bugs first! Instructions for bug reporting can be found at ReportingBugs. Again, we require your help for finding and fixing issues, no matter how trivial or complicated they are!
PS: Within the next seven days anyone asking when the binary for xyz will be ready will be banned and the post will be deleted. Such questions just distract the developers and packagers and don't do any good, so better not ask them...
Bug reports in the forums tend to get forgotten. You will get better results by following the guidelines and report them in the bugtracker.