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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Battle for Wesnoth?

Battle for Wesnoth is a fantasy turn-based strategy game.

What license is the game distributed under?

The project is distributed under the GPL. All contributors retain copyright on the portions of the project that they contribute.

How to get informed about new releases?

Subscribe to new releases at Freshmeat.

Why does Wesnoth not have my favorite feature?

Because we are building this game for ourselves and for our preferences, not for you. If you like the game as we like it - that is good. If you hate the game - that is also fine. So what is the point of asking for ideas? Because devs are just common people, we come up with many ideas, but so do players. If player comes up with an idea we like - we might implement it. Not because you asked for it - we do it because we like the feature. At the moment there will be no features added because of the feature freeze prepering the release of 1.0. But after the release there will be many new things again. You are free to re-use any work in Wesnoth, as long as you follow rules of GPL, to build the game of your preferences. Don't expect us to build that game for you.

Do you want help making this game? How can I help?

Yes we do. Whether you're a programmer, artist, musician, translator, or want to play test, design levels, or provide ideas, you're welcome to contribute. Spreading the word, joining the development, sharing point of views at the forum, discussing with us at IRC (#wesnoth at irc.freenode.net), playing the game and reporting, voting Wesnoth at different gaming sites...

How to find players for multiplayer game?

Hang around for a while on multiplayer servers and you might find someone to play with. If you observe other people playing you will get informed when someone joins the servers. Maybe you find someone willing to play in the irc channel dedicated to mp: #wesnoth-mp at irc.freenode.net. You can also join #wesnoth at irc.freenode.net.