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The team behind the popular free and open source fantasy turn-based strategy game Battle for Wesnoth have announced the start of a big new release.

Wesnoth 1.15.1 is the first in what will be a long series of Beta releases which includes a brand new campaign called Wings of Victory, an "Intermediate level Drake campaign with 11 scenarios". The Dunefolk faction got a big re-work as well to improve balance against the six Default factions, lots of translation updates, AI improvements, IPv6 improvements for multiplayer, the Font Scaling preference is back and much more included.

As for the previous teaser about Wesnoth being ported to Godot Engine, they confirmed on Twitter that was happening in parallel to the new update. Really fantastic to see such a classic bit of FOSS gaming continue improving over many years.

See the release announcement here, full changelog here. If you wish to download and play, it's available directly from the official site, Steam and likely most Linux distribution repositories.

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14 5 September 2019 at 1:22 pm UTC
This is exciting. And, to be honest, I'm happy that they are in Steam now. Downloading the full game for every little update is simply inefficient. Steam really helps that. *glares at SuperTuxKart*
DamonLinuxPL 5 September 2019 at 1:49 pm UTC
14This is exciting. And, to be honest, I'm happy that they are in Steam now. Downloading the full game for every little update is simply inefficient. Steam really helps that. *glares at SuperTuxKart*

That's why exist delta RPM (not sure if exist something similar on deb front) Ofc not all distros use it but some like Fedora or SUSE. It download only parts that was changed. So not 500 MB but just 100 MB or similar value.


Last edited by DamonLinuxPL at 5 September 2019 at 1:50 pm UTC
14 5 September 2019 at 2:51 pm UTC
DamonLinuxPL
14This is exciting. And, to be honest, I'm happy that they are in Steam now. Downloading the full game for every little update is simply inefficient. Steam really helps that. *glares at SuperTuxKart*

That's why exist delta RPM (not sure if exist something similar on deb front) Ofc not all distros use it but some like Fedora or SUSE. It download only parts that was changed. So not 500 MB but just 100 MB or similar value.
Ah. I didn't know that. That's quite nice. I am not sure if Arch has something like that... I doubt it, but will take a look.

EDIT: Looks like it is possible with Arch but not officially supported.
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Deltup


Last edited by 14 at 5 September 2019 at 3:15 pm UTC
Cestarian 7 September 2019 at 1:45 am UTC
So it's kinda like heroes of might and magic?
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