Peace Disturbance - My first campaign [v1.1 bêta]

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Peace Disturbance - My first campaign [v1.1 bêta]

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Hello!

I started to get a bit interested in Battle for Wesnoth-Creation some days ago. I know the game since my childhood, but I never finished any project (I started to create multiplayer eras, but never finished them... and they probably were REALLY badly balanced).

Since I'm playing with three other persons from time to time, I just wanted to create a 4-player campaign, since I mostly saw 3-player or less multiplayer campaigns. This only applies to the newest version 14.x, I know some exist in older versions of BfW.

So I allready made two scenarios for the campaign. I used some ressources of old custom campaigns I had in my old wesnoth user-data-ressources... and then I saw the policy guidelines. You have to get everything under GNU GPL licenses, code AND art/music. I mostly used custom units, which I modified to avoid copying ressources... but it is still not my original content. I also used old ressources of Wesnoth 1.11.16, and modified sprites of current Wesnoth units.

Before posting anything of the campaign, I would like to know how exactly it works with the license-problem. Plagiarism is of course not my intention and I would like to be on the safe side.

PS: English is not my main language, but hopefully, everything is understandable. (I'll add the file to the post, when I know how to address the problem.)

_____________DESCRIPTION______________________________________

Name: Peace Disturbance
Type: Single player or up to 4 players (multiplayer compatibility is not tested yet)
Scenarios: 2 (the story is not finished)
Game-version: BfW-Steam_release (1.14)
Features:
- Custom units
- Special Events

Known Bugs to fix:
- Animation of a Custom unit doesn't appear
- Multiplayer not well implemented yet, so some features could not work between maps

Goals:
- Add 1 or 2 scenarios to end the story
- Correct bugs
- Add other custom units
- Balance the campaign (afterwards)
- Add another difficulty level
- Add narration between scenarios
- Enhance the dialogues
- Translate to French, and possibly German
- Add multiplayer compatibility

_____________CONTENT USED TO CREATE THE CAMPAIGN_______________
- War_of_Legends(v1.1.5.1) for BfW 1.11.16
- Art and units from BfW 1.11.16
- Everything else is from BfW 1.14
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Re: Peace Disturbance - My first campaign

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There are good reasons why most MP games are for 3 or less players. The game would be of larger scales than it's supposed to, and therefore often last too long. It's unfun to wait for other players, and if one player quit the whole party is ruined. So it's not recommended to have 4p maps bigger than Isar or Clash.

May be a different story if the four players are friends though.
It pronounces Sha'ha, not Zara.

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Re: Peace Disturbance - My first campaign

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I never played with random people, at least in campaign mode. My campaign is designed to have not so many units, to avoid everlasting turns. But it's true that waiting for other players to play can be annoying EVEN if with friends.
I was able to speed run both scenarios at turbo 3 in less than an hour, so it will need balancing, but it isn't supposed to be extremely challenging or very long.
(There is more of testing the Wesnoth coding to it, since it's my first campaign.)

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Can you give a list of where all the work that you based yours on came from? If all of it came from old add-ons and Wesnoth's mainline, then assuming that those add-ons' authors had licensed their stuff correctly, you might just have to include the list of where it came from, and agree that other people can reuse your work in the same way*. (Disclaimers: I am not a lawyer, I'm not responsible for the add-ons server, this is too short a reply to give all the details even if I was a lawyer, etc).

Do any of these pages have a translation to your main language? They're not the easiest explanations to read, but they're ones that have more hope of being in your language.
https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html
https://creativecommons.org/tag/translation/
https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/philosophy.html

* Actually, to upload to the server you have to agree that other people can reuse your work.

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Re: Peace Disturbance - My first campaign

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All the content I used came from the "War_of_Legends" add-on, and older versions of Battle for Wesnoth (old sprites of Lisar). That's pretty much all.
The rest is part of the current Battle for Wesnoth version (1.14).
So as long as I include the list of content I used and I accept the GNU GPL license (which is automatically applied when something gets uploaded to the add-on server and has no license specified), so that everyone who wish to modify the content and reuse it can... it's alright?

I'll go check out the links. It has a translation into my main language, even if english would've been ok. Still quicker to read.

Thank you for your answer.

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Re: Peace Disturbance - My first campaign

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New version with a french translation. The third scenario is not playable yet, but it will come soon. The dialogues are still fishy, so if you have suggestions to make them sound better... you can give them to me(especially english mistakes), but take in mind that I will probably make all the dialogues again.
Recalling units works for the moment.
The campaign is still not adapted for multiplayer.
I just made the french translation, who knows if it's working.
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Re: Peace Disturbance - My first campaign [v1.1 bêta]

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It has been nearly a year that I didn't look back, but I'm back in business to finalise the third map of my campaign.
My french translation still doesn't work, but I will try to find a solution for this aspect once I've finished the third map.

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Re: Peace Disturbance - My first campaign [v1.1 bêta]

Post by James_The_Invisible »

Your translation does not work because you placed the files wrongly. Check my guide on translating UMC. Point 5 is most relevant for you now.

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