From The Battle for Wesnoth Wiki

Interested in creating your content? One of Wesnoth's best features is its extensibility. Players can create new maps, units, races, scenarios, art, music, and even entire campaigns!

Access to the "guts" of the game is both simple and difficult; if you have a UTF-8 text editor you have everything you need to build your own world. However, learning the Wesnoth Markup Language (WML) takes some effort. This section will guide you through the process of creating and distributing your own content.

Remember you can always ask for assistance and collaborate with fellow content creators on the Wesnoth forums.

Read this first!

Before you modify or create anything, it is important to understand how the game stores and organizes its data. These articles will explain the game's directory structure and introduce the userdata directory.

What can I create, and how?

Easy to use map editor

What have others done?


After the Storm, a UMC campaign

There is a multitude of multiplayer factions and eras, multiplayer maps and discussion of campaigns on the Wesnoth forums

If you want to be creative without having to invent an entire new campaign, we have some hidden treasures:

You should be able to pick one of these up and complete it with much less effort than doing an all-new one.

The world of Wesnoth


The Great Continent

Not all campaigns take place in Wesnoth, but many do. There is definitely a certain flavor to campaigns that are intended to take place somewhere in the world of Wesnoth. Stake out a time period or a map locale and tell a story.


This page was last edited on 7 January 2022, at 00:47.