To begin this new year 2014 with some refreshing changes, the eighth release of the 1.11.x development series introduces more new features and improvements for players and content creators! Of course, many of these are still subject to further tweaking and polishing in forthcoming releases depending on your feedback. New development releases are published as time permits because we need to know our players’ and content creators’ experiences and opinions in order to have a chance to deliver a high-quality and stable 1.12 release in the future for you to enjoy!
Without further ado, some of the most notable changes in this release, in no particular order:
- Left/primary button: Select the hex or unit under the cursor, or deselect it if it is already selected.
- Right/secondary button: Move or attack with the currently selected unit, display the context menu if there is no unit selected.
It is possible to revert to the scheme used in previous versions of Wesnoth by changing the mouse button bindings in Preferences → General → Hotkeys → Game as follows:
- Clear bindings for Select Hex and Move/Attack
- Bind the left/primary button to Select/Move/Attack
- Bind the right/secondary button to Deselect Hex
We hope this will addition will allow players to reach add-on maintainers more easily as add-ons are gradually updated with the relevant information by their maintainers.
The .pbl file syntax used by this feature is documented in the wiki for add-on maintainers.
Players who previously had Bzip2 compression enabled in 1.11.7 and earlier, however, will need to re-enable this option manually. Those who had the default (Gzip) compression enabled or no compression enabled at all don’t need to do anything.
$HOME/.config/wesnoth. However, the old command line options
--config-pathremained in place, affecting only the userdata path. New options,
--userconfig-pathnow replace these old ones.
As usual with development releases, there are many more changes in addition to the aforementioned, including WML and Lua API additions for user-made content creators, translation updates, and many fixes for recent and long-standing issues. Most of these items are listed in the full changelog. There’s also an alternative players changelog including only those changes deemed to be relevant for regular players.
Do not be disappointed if the game crashes every now and then! Development versions are not the best for those in need of a stable gaming experience, who should stick to the current stable 1.10.x series instead. However, if you want to help us test what will eventually become the next stable 1.12.x series, you definitely should check it out and report to us any problems you find so they can be fixed in a timely fashion. Content authors are also especially encouraged to port and test their content with development versions to detect any problems with their add-ons or Wesnoth in advance.
This release includes contributions from iceiceice, submitted via pull request on GitHub.
Do you want to help shape the future of Wesnoth too? You are always free to join us in the #wesnoth-dev IRC channel on irc.freenode.net to ask for help for getting started!
Source code (393.4 MB) (MD5 sum)
Xdelta from 1.11.7 (21.7 MB) (About Xdelta)
The Windows, Mac OS X, and OpenPandora packages are already available and you can find them on the Download page in the wiki.
All known Linux packagers have been contacted, and binaries for your distribution may have already been created. Information about where to get the respective binaries or how to install them can be found on the Linux binaries page in the wiki.
Downloads for other platforms may be found on the Download page in the wiki as they become available.
The multiplayer server for 1.11.8 is up and running. This server can only be used to play with other users of 1.11.8.
The add-ons server for 1.11.x is already running. It was started with the release of 1.11.0 and it serves content for all 1.11.x versions. If you encounter any problems with add-ons not working as expected, please notify the content’s author or maintainer.
If you find any bugs, don’t hesitate to report them, but please read the instructions on how to report bugs first! As bug reports in the forums tend to be forgotten, you will get better results using our bug tracker. We require your help for finding and fixing issues, no matter how obvious, trivial or complicated they seem!