How did you find out about Wesnoth?

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booner
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Re: How did you find out about Wesnoth?

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Introduced by a friend around 2007-2008. Have kicked then fallen off recovery a number of times. Back on the Wesnoth High of late. ;)
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Re: How did you find out about Wesnoth?

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when my father discovered linux, we all had Open Suse 10.2 as additional system to our old windows xp.
because linux was much more comfortable than windows we used it as our main system.
one day my father searched the package list for interesting software and installed BfW 1.2.6,
because he knew that i liked strategy games and fantasy.
he said: "look, this is a strategy game that works similar to chess and it looks like 'Lord of the Rings'."
from this moment i started playing wesnoth.

Now we have linux Mint (well, i have ubuntu on my notebook, but it comes from the same tree) and i consider
wesnoth as my favorite game.
altough i haven't played for over year my oppinion did not change.
may the source be with you
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Re: How did you find out about Wesnoth?

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As I was going over some mountains, on my way to kill heretics, I was struck by a blinding light. As I lay helpless by the roadside, I saw a vision of a "Dave", and he spoke in a strange tongue, and I understood it not. But then he provided unto me some tags, which he called WML, and there was light.

Or something like that. I found it on a SUSE linux CD, mid-2000's, not sure when. It was in a much more crude state then than it is now, though most of the mechanics were the same. It was one of the few time-wasters that wasn't broken crap. The others were FreeCiv, GL-117, and Chromium BSU. I wonder whatever happened those others...
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Re: How did you find out about Wesnoth?

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Freeciv is still kickin i guess.
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Re: How did you find out about Wesnoth?

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Like many others, I discovered BfW in one of my early voyages into the land of Linux, where I found it in my software manager. This was probably around 2008 or so, before I had completely ditched proprietary operating systems.
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Re: How did you find out about Wesnoth?

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Lurking on our wiki, I have found this page: http://wiki.wesnoth.org/Voting
I want to point out, that Freshmeat.net (one of the voting resources) still alive and even allow you to download the Battle for Wesnoth 1.6.4 (!).
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Re: How did you find out about Wesnoth?

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I was browsing apps on my phone and I saw the one for Battle of Wesnoth a few years back (the one by kyle, not the current one). It looked pretty interesting so I got it. Never disappointed :)
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Re: How did you find out about Wesnoth?

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I also got it from opensuse 10.2. I should thank the suse people, i think for the discovery of this great game
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Re: How did you find out about Wesnoth?

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I was playing a lot of Age of Wonders then, so I scoured the net for similar games... Enter BfW!
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Re: How did you find out about Wesnoth?

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I knew that BfW existed, since I was browsing open source
games for quite a while.

Tried it a few time in SP, but I was really discouraged by the
difficulty of the SP campaigns, and also the graphics style,
which differs a bit from classic fantasy, in my opinion.

Over all I think it took me over two years to like it. It's
really it's own thing, and the qualities of it are not really
obvious.
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Re: How did you find out about Wesnoth?

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I actually came across this gem through a website. Rock Paper Shotgun did an article about this, and I followed. Really glad I did.
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Re: How did you find out about Wesnoth?

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Chewan wrote:Another reference to BfW on Wikipedia: the Lich portrait!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lich
This is actually how I came across the game. Thought the lich portrait looked pretty good so I had a read up on what BfW was.

I can't quite recall how I 'rediscovered' Wesnoth. I think a friend was talking about turn-based games and I remembered Wesnoth and introduced them to it. Just in time for the new version release as well.
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Re: How did you find out about Wesnoth?

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A long time ago, relative to now. I first discovered Wesnoth as one of the games included with the install disc of a Linux distribution back when I was in middle school (between 2004 - 2006). It may well have been openSUSE as some of the other commenters have noted. I was playing around with Linux and going through the package manager looking for stuff to try out and it was decidedly the better of most of the games provided. It was a good and quite playable game even then.
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Re: How did you find out about Wesnoth?

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I apologize if this counts as thread necromancy, but I've already explained how I've found Wesnoth in an older incarnation of this thread. The reason I had the urge to mention it is that the website where I've found about Wesnoth has recently posted a review (Czech language) of Wesnoth's new version, where they gave it 100% :D Given that most reviews linked on the homepage are from older versions I think that the developers might be interested in it.
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Re: How did you find out about Wesnoth?

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My moms programmer friend had it on his computer. Whenever he came over to my house, I got like 5-6 hours of sweet, sweet battle o'Wesnoth.
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