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Battle for Wesnoth is a turn-based fantasy strategy game.
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Defeat all enemy leaders using a well-chosen cadre of troops,
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What would you like to learn about Wesnoth in this wiki? [[Play]] it, [[create]] with it, [[support]] for it, examine the [[project]], view [[credits]] of it.
taking care to manage your resources of gold and villages.
 
All units have their own strengths and weaknesses; to win,
 
deploy your forces to their best advantage while
 
denying your foes the chance to do the same. As units gain
 
experience, they acquire new abilities and become more
 
powerful. Play in your own language and test your skill
 
against a smart computer opponent, or join Wesnoth's large
 
community of on-line players.
 
Create your own custom units, scenarios or campaigns,
 
and share them with others.
 
  
Battle for Wesnoth is released under the
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This is a page with starting points to exploring this wiki about The Battle for Wesnoth. In addition to the wiki, there's also a [//www.wesnoth.org homepage], a [//www.wesnoth.org/forum forum],  and a [https://github.com/wesnoth Github project page].
[http://www.gnu.org/licenses/licenses.html#GPL GPL].
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Prebuilt packages are available for most operating systems,
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* [[Special:Categories|List of all page categories in this wiki]]
including Windows, Mac OS X, and GNU/Linux, or you can build
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* [[Special:Allpages|List of all pages in this wiki]]
your own from source code.
 
  
 
== Getting the Game ==
 
== Getting the Game ==
 
==== Downloading ====
 
==== Downloading ====
 
* [[Download]] - get the most recent source-files and many binaries
 
* [[Download]] - get the most recent source-files and many binaries
** [[WesnothBinaries]] - precompiled for GNU/Linux, BeOS, PDAs, ...
 
 
** [[WesnothBinariesLinux]] - precompiled for many GNU/Linux distributions
 
** [[WesnothBinariesLinux]] - precompiled for many GNU/Linux distributions
  
 
==== Compiling ====
 
==== Compiling ====
* [[CompilingWesnoth]] - on Unix, Mac, Windows, GNU/Linux, PDAs, ...
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* [https://github.com/wesnoth/wesnoth/blob/master/INSTALL.md Compiling Wesnoth] - on Unix, Mac, Windows, GNU/Linux, etc
 
* [[DebuggingWesnoth]] - on GNU/Linux and Unix-like systems
 
* [[DebuggingWesnoth]] - on GNU/Linux and Unix-like systems
* [[WesnothOnLinuxPDAs]] - on the Qtopia/OPIE and thepdaXrom/Zaurus C series
 
  
 
== Playing the Game ([[Play]]) ==
 
== Playing the Game ([[Play]]) ==
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* [[GettingStarted]] - read me first!
 
* [[GettingStarted]] - read me first!
 
* [[WesnothManual]] - the rules
 
* [[WesnothManual]] - the rules
* [[MainlineScenarios]] - walkthroughs for the game-supplied campaigns
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* [[MainlineCampaigns]] - walkthroughs for the game-supplied campaigns
  
 
==== For Not-So-New Players ====
 
==== For Not-So-New Players ====
 
* [[AdvancedTactics]] - beating the AI and other people
 
* [[AdvancedTactics]] - beating the AI and other people
 
* [[MultiplayerServers]] - where to play against other people online
 
* [[MultiplayerServers]] - where to play against other people online
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* [[Replays]] - archive of replays new and old
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* [[How to play...]] - learn more about various faction vs faction strategies
  
 
==== Reference ====
 
==== Reference ====
 
* [[HotKeysSystem]] - keyboard shortcuts
 
* [[HotKeysSystem]] - keyboard shortcuts
 
* [[CommandMode]] - commands you can use in-game
 
* [[CommandMode]] - commands you can use in-game
* [[ServerAdministration]] - commands that authenticated users can use to administer the server
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* [[ChatCommands]] - commands you can use when on a multiplayer server
* [http://wesnoth.slack.it/units.cgi Units] - Units advancement trees and stats
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* [[ServerAdministration]] - commands that invoke direct server response (mostly for getting information)
** [http://wesnoth.slack.it/units.cgi?page=frames Wesnoth Unit List] ([http://wesnoth.slack.it/units.cgi?page=list without frames])
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* [//units.wesnoth.org/ Units] - Units advancement trees and stats
** [http://wesnoth.slack.it/units.cgi?movetypes Movement, defense and resistance tables]
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** [//units.wesnoth.org/1.14 Stable version]
* [[RaceDescriptions]] - Elves, Humans, Dwarves, Orcs, Drakes, Undead, Others
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** [//units.wesnoth.org/trunk Trunk version]
** [[Complete_Faction_List_%28unfinished%29]] - list all user made factions
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* [[Races]] - [[Drakes (race)|Drakes]], [[Dwarves]], [[Elves]], [[Humans]], [[Orcs]], [[Undead (race)|Undead]], etc.
* [[WesnothAcronyms|Wesnoth Acronyms (by category)]] - common wesnothian acronyms explained
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** [[Factions]] - all major factions, mainline and user-made
* [[WesnothAcronyms(alphabetic)|Wesnoth Acronyms (alphabetic)]] - common wesnothian acronyms explained
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* [[Glossary|Glossary]] - common Wesnothian jargon, acronyms and slang explained
  
 
== Tweaking the Game ([[Create]]) ==
 
== Tweaking the Game ([[Create]]) ==
 
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==== Scenarios & Campaigns ====
* [[UserScenarios]] - user-written scenarios, campaigns and game modifications
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* [[Guide_to_UMC_Content]] - user-written scenarios, campaigns and game modifications
* [[ReferenceWML]] and [[AlphabeticalWML]] - all about Wesnoth Markup Language
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* [[Wesnoth UMC Dev]] - where you can do collaborative UMC development
* [[ReferencePythonAPI]] - upcoming Python interface for AI
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* [[BuildingCampaigns]] - how to make your own single player campaigns
* [[BuildingCampaigns]] - how to make your own campaigns
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* [[MultiplayerContent]] - how to make your own multiplayer scenarios and campaigns
 
* [[BuildingScenarios]] - how to make your own scenarios
 
* [[BuildingScenarios]] - how to make your own scenarios
 
* [[BuildingUnits]] - how to make your own units
 
* [[BuildingUnits]] - how to make your own units
* [[UnitAnalysis]] - tool to analyze units
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* [[WesnothMapEditor]] - summary of controls
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==== References ====
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* [[ReferenceWML]] - all about Wesnoth Markup Language
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==== Tools & Utilities ====
 
* [[ExternalUtilities]] - scripts to help create scenarios, campaigns, and graphics
 
* [[ExternalUtilities]] - scripts to help create scenarios, campaigns, and graphics
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* [[CustomizingStartup]] - some tweaks for optimizing the game's startup & performance
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==== Art related ====
 
* [[Create_Art#Art_Tutorials|Art Tutorials]] - help in creating art
 
* [[Create_Art#Art_Tutorials|Art Tutorials]] - help in creating art
 
* [[GraphicLibrary]] - unit and terrain images posted on the forums
 
* [[GraphicLibrary]] - unit and terrain images posted on the forums
* [[Tiles_Status]] - terrain tiles: proposed and in progress.
 
  
 
== Improving the Game ==
 
== Improving the Game ==
* [[ReportingBugs]] - use Gna
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* [[ReportingBugs]] - use GitHub!
* To submit a feature request, use http://bugs.wesnoth.org
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* [//www.wesnoth.org/wiki/ReportingBugs#Guidelines_for_suggesting_features Guidelines for suggesting features] - To submit a feature request, use https://bugs.wesnoth.org
* [[FrequentlyProposedIdeas]] - before you propose an idea, check here!
 
 
==== Developer information ====
 
==== Developer information ====
 
* [[DeveloperResources]] - useful links
 
* [[DeveloperResources]] - useful links
* [http://changelog.wesnoth.org Changelog] - the most recent changes made to the game
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* [//changelog.wesnoth.org Changelog] - the most recent changes made to the game
* [[WesnothSVN]] - accessing the source code
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* [[WesnothRepository]] - accessing the source code
 
* [[HackingWesnoth]] - guide for programmers
 
* [[HackingWesnoth]] - guide for programmers
 
* [[CodingStandards]] - for programmers
 
* [[CodingStandards]] - for programmers
* [[UnitDescriptionRewriting]] - coordinating the revision
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* [[DeveloperGuide]] - for those who received repository commit rights
* [http://wesnoth.slack.it/missing.cgi Missing unit animations and sounds] - what's available and what's missing
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* [[Git_for_Wesnoth_Crash_Course]] - guide for contributors who are new to git / github
* [[WritingYourOwnAI]] - write a C++ plugin
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* [[SoftwareTesting]] - for programmers
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* [//www.wesnoth.org/units/trunk/animations.html Missing unit animations] - what's available and what's missing
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* [[Wesnoth_AI]] - starting point for AI documentation
 
* [[ThemeSystem]] - customizing the screen layout for the game and the editor
 
* [[ThemeSystem]] - customizing the screen layout for the game and the editor
 
* [[ReleasingWesnoth]] - steps to follow to release a new version
 
* [[ReleasingWesnoth]] - steps to follow to release a new version
* [[WesnothPackagersGuide]] - guidelines for packaging Wesnoth for different platforms
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* [[EasyCoding]] - Bugs and features that are easy to implement for new coders
* [[WesnothPreferences]]
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* [[NotSoEasyCoding]] - Bugs and features which are doable but lacking someone working on them
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* [[WesnothdDesign]] - Guide to the design of wesnothd, the multiplayer server.
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* [[SummerOfCodeIdeas]] - Ideas for Google summer of code
  
 
==== Game translations ====
 
==== Game translations ====
 
* [[GettextForTranslators]] - how to translate Wesnoth under [[GetText]]
 
* [[GettextForTranslators]] - how to translate Wesnoth under [[GetText]]
* [[WesnothTranslations]] - 11 complete, 2 almost complete, 7 more than halfway, 10 partial
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* [[WesnothTranslations]] - completely unknown stats...
 
* [[WesCamp]] - a project for translating user-made campaigns
 
* [[WesCamp]] - a project for translating user-made campaigns
  
 
== About the Game ==
 
== About the Game ==
 
* [[WesnothPhilosophy]] - Dave on Wesnoth
 
* [[WesnothPhilosophy]] - Dave on Wesnoth
* [[WesnothHistory]] - the Ages of Wesnoth
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* [[Timeline of Wesnoth]] - the timeline of Wesnoth campaigns
* [[WesnothGeography]] - description of Wesnoth and surrounding lands
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* [[Geography of Wesnoth]] - description of Wesnoth and surrounding lands
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* [[WesnothFigures]] - notable figures of valorous and infamous deeds in Wesnoth
 
* [[WesnothReviews]] - third party reviews of Wesnoth
 
* [[WesnothReviews]] - third party reviews of Wesnoth
 
* [irc://irc.wesnoth.org/wesnoth #wesnoth] - our IRC channel
 
* [irc://irc.wesnoth.org/wesnoth #wesnoth] - our IRC channel
* [[Donate]] or [http://cafepress.com/wesnoth buy Wesnoth merchandise].
 
 
* [[Trailer]] - the Wesnoth trailer
 
* [[Trailer]] - the Wesnoth trailer
  
 
== Other ==
 
== Other ==
 
* [[UsefulLinks]]
 
* [[UsefulLinks]]
* [[WesnothLSM]] - presentation at LSM
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* [//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_for_Wesnoth Wikipedia entry for Wesnoth]
* [http://wesnoth.slack.it/?WesnothPlayerMap Map of Wesnoth player locations] - add yourself to the map!
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* [[WikiHaiku]]
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_for_Wesnoth Wikipedia entry for Wesnoth]
 
 
 
  
 
== About this Wiki ==
 
== About this Wiki ==
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* [[Sandbox]] - experiment with the wiki
 
* [[Sandbox]] - experiment with the wiki
 
* [[WikiMigration]] - we were looking for a replacement for our old wiki (and ended up using Mediawiki)
 
* [[WikiMigration]] - we were looking for a replacement for our old wiki (and ended up using Mediawiki)
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[[Category:Wesnoth Wiki]]

Latest revision as of 06:45, 16 May 2020

What would you like to learn about Wesnoth in this wiki? Play it, create with it, support for it, examine the project, view credits of it.

This is a page with starting points to exploring this wiki about The Battle for Wesnoth. In addition to the wiki, there's also a homepage, a forum, and a Github project page.

Getting the Game

Downloading

Compiling

Playing the Game (Play)

For New Players

For Not-So-New Players

Reference

Tweaking the Game (Create)

Scenarios & Campaigns

References

Tools & Utilities

Art related

Improving the Game

Developer information

Game translations

About the Game

Other

About this Wiki

  • Editing - learn how to edit pages
  • Sandbox - experiment with the wiki
  • WikiMigration - we were looking for a replacement for our old wiki (and ended up using Mediawiki)
This page was last edited on 16 May 2020, at 06:45.