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Wesnoth turns ten today

Postby 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!

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Re: Wesnoth turns ten today

Postby Crow_T » June 18th, 2013, 11:07 pm

Congrats Dave and Wesnoth team! 10 years is pretty impressive :geek:
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Re: Wesnoth turns ten today

Postby 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. ^_^
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Re: Wesnoth turns ten today

Postby 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.
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Re: Wesnoth turns ten today

Postby 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
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Re: Wesnoth turns ten today

Postby 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”.
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Re: Wesnoth turns ten today

Postby 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.
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Re: Wesnoth turns ten today

Postby 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.
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Re: Wesnoth turns ten today

Postby Hulavuta » June 19th, 2013, 4:43 am

Happy belated birthday.
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Re: Wesnoth turns ten today

Postby 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:
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Re: Wesnoth turns ten today

Postby alluton » June 19th, 2013, 6:31 am

Great work indeed.
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Re: Wesnoth turns ten today

Postby 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:
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Re: Wesnoth turns ten today

Postby 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!
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Re: Wesnoth turns ten today

Postby GunChleoc » June 19th, 2013, 10:05 am

Thanks to Dave and everyone who has contributed over the years :D
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Re: Wesnoth turns ten today

Postby Gambit » June 19th, 2013, 11:34 am

Happy birthday Wesnoth! ^_^
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