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Wesnoth on Ipad

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Hi guys, had Wesnoth for about a month, and have been really enjoying it both online and off-line.

My question is - how do I download and install new campaigns and add-ons on to the ipad? Online, apart from Age of Heroes (which is only feature I have selectable with the default), I see people creating games in different eras and with different races. How can I do the same?

So, my question is simply: Please help with downloading and installing campaigns and add-ons onto Ipad, or point me to a website which may talk you through the process!

Thank you in advance, and many many thanks to the developers for such a great title!

Vas.

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You can't do it unless you have a jailbroken one.

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1. The iPad and iPhone port threads are at the top of this very forum.

2. Sorry, you can't download add-ons to those ports. That's why it has numerous extra campaigns, etc that aren't in mainline wesnoth. And more are added with each episode.

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Thanks for the reply. Well, I really do appreciate the fact that you add extra stuff with each episode, so I am eagerly awaiting your next Ipad WESNOTH release!!! This is definitely a game that deserves credit, and I dont mind paying for such great material :)

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Qazerowl wrote:You can't do it unless you have a jailbroken one.
Uh thats not it at all. Basically the issue with optimizing each scenario so it runs properly on the Iphone. You can't simply take a scenario and load it into the iphone... it doesn't work that way.
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Actually, you can. I've done it.

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Really? :o How? :?

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When you jailbreak your iphone/ipad, you can use cydia to download OpenSSH. OpenSSH allows you to use a program like winscp to use your idevice like an external drive. You can edit/add cfg files this way.

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Qazerowl wrote:When you jailbreak your iphone/ipad, you can use cydia to download OpenSSH. OpenSSH allows you to use a program like winscp to use your idevice like an external drive. You can edit/add cfg files this way.
Interesting. Have you tested this theory to put it into practice? Because it's possible that, even if you can modify the internals of the Wesnoth app, you can't necessarily drop in add-ons from the computer version without some form of conversion.

At any rate, this doesn't seem like a workable approach for anyone but the most technically-inclined of Wesnoth iPhone/iPad users.
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I don't think that would work because the cache is pre-generated to speed load times.
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I wonder if Kyle would add a way to force the cache to regenerate. Anyone who is adding/editing .cfgs would then be prepared for the delay because they would be triggering it. And then we'd have a way to get add-ons onto iDevices.

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Qazerowl wrote:When you jailbreak your iphone/ipad, you can use cydia to download OpenSSH. OpenSSH allows you to use a program like winscp to use your idevice like an external drive. You can edit/add cfg files this way.
Wow, that's clever. But as others have asked, did you actually test it and get it to work?
I'd love to see a way to get addons into the iPad/iPhone versions, even if it's some cheap round-a-bout method.

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However, jailbreak= void device warranty. :augh:
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Sorry for being ignorant, but what does jailbreaking an I-pad entail? :?:
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It allows you to ignore the restrictions that Apple have put on the iOS (for instance not being able to download anything spare images). I suppose this also allows cheating for game which store stuff locally...

However Apple (for obvious reasons) doesn't like that, and made the most recent jailbreaking technique impossible.

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