Wesnoth 1.17.13

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Wesnoth 1.17.13

Post by Pentarctagon »

Wesnoth 1.17.13 is out!
This new release in the 1.17.x development series sees various changes and improvements in various areas.

As this is a development version, we would like to remind everyone how the testing and feedback process works for these:
  • If you download Wesnoth stand-alone, make sure to keep the latest stable release around in case the game breaks and you find yourself unable to get your daily fix of Wesnoth.
  • Playtest the game, and make sure to report any bugs you find! Even obvious bugs can be left unfixed if everyone assumes someone else has already reported it.
  • For any bugs found, or to request new features to be added, check out bug tracker here. First though, please read our instructions for reporting bugs on the wiki, which will give your bug report or feature request the best chance of being addressed.
  • Near the end of the release notes below you will find a list of the most important bugs known at the time of the release. Some items are due to be fixed in future releases of the 1.17.x series, but for others we depend on contributed patches from volunteer coders like you!

Development versions of Wesnoth are available on Steam through our beta channel.
In your Steam library: right-click on Battle for Wesnoth, select Properties, go to the Betas tab, and select the 1.17.x option from the drop down.
The latest development version of Wesnoth is also published on itch.io. A standalone portable download is also available.
Windows installer (64-bit)
SHA256 sum: d7267c5a4016e93b4014b8c26c71660b1b30cba5954d1c0d1244d629963e6918
NOTE: Due to how expensive it is, Wesnoth's installer is not signed. This often results in the installer being flagged as potentially dangerous by antivirus software because the publisher is unknown.
macOS package
SHA256 sum: 6ee8eab2d942f235c7d41e264e3ca9389bec7bbe12fad8ac396721c46a1ef45d
Source code
SHA256 sum: 211865218a57077beb537885e459c0338bacc548f48e58e5c7407d79d9951d8e
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 and how to install them, including via Flatpak, can be found on the Linux binaries page in the wiki.

Changes in this release

Read on for more details about the most notable fixes and additions since the previous development release. A full list of changes may be found in our changelog.
  • _server.pbl validation
    The contents of the _server.pbl file are validated before the add-on is uploaded to the add-ons server and will display a popup if validation fails.
  • Quenoth rework
    The Quenoth faction from the campaign Under the Burning Suns has been reworked, in particular:
    • The Quenoth Fighter line has been given multiple attacks as a replacement for the Formation ability.
    • The Quenoth Shaman line has been given the Tailwind ability as well as the new Songs mechanic.
    • The Tauroch Rider line now gets an attack each for the Tauroch and its rider.
  • Units
    The Merman Brawler, Merman Citizen, and Dwarvish Miner have been moved from being campaign-specific units to being in core.
  • Unit subgroups in help
    Subgroups of a race are now shown in separate folders in the in-game help. For example, the Dunefolk and the Quenoth.
  • World Conquest dead leader replacement
    When a leader is killed, it is correctly replaced by a commander at the start of the next scenario instead of a Peasant.
  • Map editor terrain description
    The terrain description overlay in the map editor will now move to the top of the editor so that it's not always hiding the terrain at the bottom of the map.
  • Long hp and xp bars
    Units that lots of hp or experience needed to level up will no longer have hp or xp bars that stretch across most of the screen.
  • Map editor unit placement
    Wesnoth no longer crashes when placing a unit in the map editor.
Important changes since 1.16.x
This information applies to all 1.17.x development releases unless specified otherwise.

  • Webp support is now required for SDL2_image.
Known Issues
The _server.pbl validation is stricter than what was previously allowed. For now, it requires a full version number (ie: 1.2.3) with only digits allowed.
General issues:
  • OneDrive can interfere with Wesnoth’s user config/data directory set-up, leading to all kinds of different manifestations of the issue. There’s no fix available yet. The recommendation for the time being is to avoid syncing the Wesnoth user directory with OneDrive.
  • Preprocessor errors corrupt cache (issue #1924). If this happens you have to wipe your cache. That can be done in Preferences → Cache.

New Contributors and Developers

Do you want to help shape the future of Wesnoth? You are always free to join us in the #development Discord channel or #wesnoth-dev IRC channel on libera.chat to ask for help with getting started!

The multiplayer and add-ons servers for this development series are up and running. Because development versions are a moving target, the development multiplayer server only accepts the latest version in the series. Add-ons may break due to changes to the WML and Lua APIs throughout development series — any problems involving them should be reported to the respective add-on maintainers.

If you find any bugs, do not 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!

Have fun!
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Re: Wesnoth 1.17.13

Post by octalot »

The achievements are just tracked in-game, they're not related to Steam achievements.

Known bug #2: planning mode crashes when attacking. #7398

Both known bugs (the other one is the add-on version check being too strict) are going to be fixed in the 1.17.14 (next month).
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Re: Wesnoth 1.17.13

Post by egallager »

octalot wrote: February 21st, 2023, 8:01 am The achievements are just tracked in-game, they're not related to Steam achievements.
(for reference, this is tracked as issue #6008, btw)
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Re: Wesnoth 1.17.13

Post by octalot »

Under the Burning Suns (the Quenoth Rework highlighted in the release notes) is broken, the new abilities do not work correctly. Fix expected in 1.17.14.

#7446 and #7447.