Wesnoth turns ten today

General feedback and discussion of the game.

Moderators: Forum Moderators, Developers

Dave
Founding Developer
Posts: 7066
Joined: August 17th, 2003, 5:07 am
Location: Seattle
Contact:

Wesnoth turns ten today

Post by Dave » June 18th, 2013, 10:10 pm

Ten years ago today I released Wesnoth 0.1 upon the world, after two weeks of development. Today after hundreds of volunteers have contributed, Wesnoth is still enjoyed by people around the world.

It's great to see Wesnoth still going after all this time. :)

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to Wesnoth and its success!

David
“At Gambling, the deadly sin is to mistake bad play for bad luck.” -- Ian Fleming

User avatar
Crow_T
Posts: 850
Joined: February 24th, 2011, 4:20 am

Re: Wesnoth turns ten today

Post by Crow_T » June 18th, 2013, 11:07 pm

Congrats Dave and Wesnoth team! 10 years is pretty impressive :geek:

User avatar
Captain_Wrathbow
Posts: 1664
Joined: June 30th, 2009, 2:03 pm
Location: Guardia

Re: Wesnoth turns ten today

Post by Captain_Wrathbow » June 18th, 2013, 11:37 pm

/me thrusts one fist in the air with a shout of victory

:D

Thank you, Dave, for providing the world with the miraculous gift that is Wesnoth. I love you. ^_^

User avatar
Dugi
Posts: 4782
Joined: July 22nd, 2010, 10:29 am
Location: Carpathian Mountains
Contact:

Re: Wesnoth turns ten today

Post by Dugi » June 18th, 2013, 11:42 pm

Interesting to read this... Good job you've started back then. Wondering how could have that wesnoth 0.1 looked with only 2 weeks of work spent on it.
Author of Legend of the Invincibles.
I am human, stronger than any god. -Joe Tiberi

fabi
Developer
Posts: 1220
Joined: March 21st, 2004, 2:42 pm
Location: Germany

Re: Wesnoth turns ten today

Post by fabi » June 18th, 2013, 11:48 pm

Dugi wrote:Interesting to read this... Wondering how could have that wesnoth 0.1 looked with only 2 weeks of work spent on it.
It was ugly as hell.

I found it on the "Linux Game Tome" back then.
Sadly this Website was closed not long ago.
It was reachable under http://www.happypenguin.org.
There is hope that it might get resurrected some day.

I played once and thought:
"What an ugly piece of [censored]."
Deleted it again.

Thanks God that I gave it a second chance some month later.

Here is a screenshot:
http://www.wesnoth.org/images/sshots/ancient-01.png

User avatar
8680
Moderator Emeritus
Posts: 742
Joined: March 20th, 2011, 11:45 pm

Re: Wesnoth turns ten today

Post by 8680 » June 19th, 2013, 12:19 am

Dugi wrote:Wondering how could have that wesnoth 0.1 looked with only 2 weeks of work spent on it.
See also thread 29542, “The Wesnoth Project in the beginning”.
Last edited by 8680 on June 19th, 2013, 1:23 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Added thread title.

User avatar
Sapient
Developer
Posts: 4429
Joined: November 26th, 2005, 7:41 am
Contact:

Re: Wesnoth turns ten today

Post by Sapient » June 19th, 2013, 12:48 am

Happy birthday, Wesnoth! ^_^

I learned a lot and met some cool people thanks to this game. Oh, and I also killed plenty of time by playing it too. :)

I'll also never forget the pleasure of being able to represent the Battle for Wesnoth team at the Google SoC Mentor's summit along with YogiHH. That was a once in a lifetime opportunity.
http://www.wesnoth.org/wiki/User:Sapient... "Looks like your skills saved us again. Uh, well at least, they saved Soarin's apple pie."

User avatar
shadowm
Site Administrator
Posts: 6354
Joined: November 14th, 2006, 5:54 pm
Location: Chile
Contact:

Re: Wesnoth turns ten today

Post by shadowm » June 19th, 2013, 12:52 am

8680 wrote:See also thread 29542.
I wouldn’t have been able to tell that’s my thread by just looking at the number. I’m terrible at numbers.

But yeah, my articles are currently somewhat broken because Photobucket is holding my images hostage and I haven’t bothered to relocate them yet.

UPDATE 2013-06-19 05:58 UTC: And fixed at long last.
Author of the unofficial UtBS sequels Invasion from the Unknown and After the Storm.
Elsewhere: shadowmBlogFollow me on Twitter

User avatar
Hulavuta
Posts: 1667
Joined: October 11th, 2008, 8:17 pm
Location: United States

Re: Wesnoth turns ten today

Post by Hulavuta » June 19th, 2013, 4:43 am

Happy belated birthday.
F:tGJ, Saurian Campaign
The Southern Chains, a fanfic
“The difference between winners and champions is that champions are more consistent."
~Sierra

User avatar
vultraz
Community Manager
Posts: 907
Joined: February 7th, 2011, 12:51 pm
Location: Dodging Daleks

Re: Wesnoth turns ten today

Post by vultraz » June 19th, 2013, 4:55 am

Happy Birthday Wesnoth :)

Discovering it back in 2010 was the event that actually got me into really trying to learn coding. Still remember when I thought _main.cfg was a folder... :lol2:
Creator of Shadows of Deception (for 1.12) and co-creator of the Era of Chaos (for 1.12/1.13).
SurvivalXtreme rocks!!!
What happens when you get scared half to death...twice?

alluton
Posts: 420
Joined: June 26th, 2010, 6:49 pm
Location: Finland

Re: Wesnoth turns ten today

Post by alluton » June 19th, 2013, 6:31 am

Great work indeed.
"This game cured me of my real life addiction."
-Flameslash

User avatar
Dugi
Posts: 4782
Joined: July 22nd, 2010, 10:29 am
Location: Carpathian Mountains
Contact:

Re: Wesnoth turns ten today

Post by Dugi » June 19th, 2013, 7:12 am

fabi wrote:...

Here is a screenshot:
http://www.wesnoth.org/images/sshots/ancient-01.png
Wow, it's hard to believe that it caught somebody's eye back then. But so good that it did :lol2:
Author of Legend of the Invincibles.
I am human, stronger than any god. -Joe Tiberi

User avatar
bumbadadabum
Developer
Posts: 1005
Joined: March 20th, 2008, 5:54 pm
Location: Netherlands
Contact:

Re: Wesnoth turns ten today

Post by bumbadadabum » June 19th, 2013, 7:17 am

Happy birthday wesnoth! I can still remember when I first played the game back in 2004. So much has changed since then, it's incredible. The project has come a long way, and I hope we can make it even better in the next 10 years!

User avatar
GunChleoc
Translator
Posts: 426
Joined: September 28th, 2012, 7:35 am
Contact:

Re: Wesnoth turns ten today

Post by GunChleoc » June 19th, 2013, 10:05 am

Thanks to Dave and everyone who has contributed over the years :D

User avatar
Gambit
Loose Screw
Posts: 3266
Joined: August 13th, 2008, 3:00 pm
Location: Dynamica
Contact:

Re: Wesnoth turns ten today

Post by Gambit » June 19th, 2013, 11:34 am

Happy birthday Wesnoth! ^_^

Post Reply