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Amiga Wesnoth Version 1.8.6 question

Post by HelmutH » October 3rd, 2018, 10:08 am

Hello Wesnoth Team
I am an avid player of your game. Play it however on the Amiga and there can not be reached the expansion campaign and scenarios over the server add-ons.wesnoth.org. Error: The server has broken the connection. Is it possible that it will be released again for version 1.8.6 or is there another way to get to the extensions?

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Re: Amiga Wesnoth Version 1.8.6 question

Post by Ravana » October 3rd, 2018, 10:16 am

1.8 server will not be opened again. You can find its archive from http://add-ons.wesnoth.org/1.8/

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Re: Amiga Wesnoth Version 1.8.6 question

Post by HelmutH » October 3rd, 2018, 10:25 am

Thanks Ravana for the tip.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to set this directly from the game via the expansion button. If I enter the server there add-ons.wesnoth.org I get the error message. Has anything changed on the server name?

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Re: Amiga Wesnoth Version 1.8.6 question

Post by Elvish_Hunter » October 3rd, 2018, 10:33 am

That address isn't supposed to be put into the game interface at all. Instead, you're supposed to download the add-ons with your browser (or a download manager, whichever you prefer), unpack them (they're compressed in .tar.bz2 format) and put the unpacked folder into your userdata/data/add-ons directory.
Current maintainer of these add-ons:
1.14: The Sojournings of Grog, A Rough Life, The White Troll (co-author), Wesnoth Lua Pack
1.12: Children of Dragons
Still active until the end of the year

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Re: Amiga Wesnoth Version 1.8.6 question

Post by shevegen » October 3rd, 2018, 10:43 am

This may seem awkward, but the manual steps confused me too. For the most part because I was unfamiliar with the directory
structure of wesnoth.

As awkward as it may sound but if anyone has some spare time, it may be nice to enable this within the GUI itself too. E. g.
whereas users can get confused, wesnoth as game and the interface could be able to handle it, even if it is merely an addresse
(I assume that the code already works, since add-ons can be downloaded via the GUI already). I understand time constraints
though; C++ is not the simplest programming language.

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Re: Amiga Wesnoth Version 1.8.6 question

Post by Ravana » October 3rd, 2018, 10:50 am

1.8 is not supported anymore. For active versions there is campaignd running where wesnoth can connect to.

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Re: Amiga Wesnoth Version 1.8.6 question

Post by HelmutH » October 3rd, 2018, 11:13 am

Okay Elvish_Hunter, I will download the extensions and then push the files into the respective folder. Thank you for your help.

@shevegen
I also always found it easy to download the data via the expansion button, as the files were then immediately transferred to the correct folders. So you must have to look that you put it yourself in the right folder, but that should get at too, I think.

@Ravana
Yes, unfortunately 1.8 is no longer supported and an update of the Amiga version is unfortunately not in sight. And unfortunately, the newer extensions can not play under the V1.8.6, because there are just changes in it that can not stand with the old version.

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