Coming only about a month after 1.11.8, the ninth release of this development series delivers mainly bug fixes and polish in various areas, including balancing improvements, as well as some important changes for content authors. Of course, even without groundbreaking changes, you probably will be interested in checking out this release for the fixes — especially those that solve issues you were experiencing with previous versions! Besides, what are the odds we inadvertently broke other things in exchange and need your help to find out before the next release?
Here are some of the most notable changes in this release, in no particular order:
Because the add-ons server did not permanently record the first upload time of newly published add-ons before, this particular datum is only available for new add-ons published on the 1.11.x instance since February 8th, 12:00 PM UTC.
As with version 1.11.8, it is possible to add, modify, or remove mouse button assignments to game actions in Preferences → General → Hotkeys if the defaults do not suit you or do not take full advantage of your input device’s functionality (e.g., mice with more than three buttons).
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 under new development versions to detect any problems with their add-ons or Wesnoth in advance.
Do you want to help shape the future of Wesnoth? You are always free to join us in the #wesnoth-dev IRC channel on irc.freenode.net to ask for help with getting started!
Source code (397.5 MB) (MD5 sum)
Xdelta from 1.11.8 (10.2 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 1.11.9 is up and running. This server can only be used to play with other users of 1.11.9.
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!