There are many ways to get help. From online documentation to support from the community on IRC or forums.
- Online Players Guide - Game manual, walkthroughs, strategy guides, and more.
- Content-Creation Guide - Manual showing how to create new campaigns for Wesnoth.
- Starting Points - List of pages to serve as starting point for diving deeply into the wiki...
- Multiplayer Information - Info about server moderators, useful MP commands, and our online Code of Conduct.
If you are experiencing problems, you should consider reporting a bug.
When asking for help with some technical problem in the game forums, please provide the following information:
- which operating system do you use (e.g. Windows, Linux, Mac OSX)
- which version of Wesnoth do you use (it is displayed in the bottom left corner of title screen)
- contents of file "stderr.txt"
- on MS Windows, that is usually found it is here: C:\Program Files\Wesnoth\stderr.txt
- Official Wesnoth forums
- Wesnoth Acronyms - forum lingo
- Chinese wesnoth forums
- Wesnoth Italian Forums (W.I.F)
- Russian Wesnoth Forums
If you don't know what IRC is, check out irchelp.
All of the following channels use the freenode IRC network unless otherwise noted. If you don't have an IRC client installed on your machine or are behind a strict firewall that blocks freenode's supported ports, you can use a web gateway service, such as webchat.freenode.net, for freenode.
- #wesnoth this channel is for general conversation amongst Wesnoth users and developers alike.
- #wesnoth-dev the development discussion channel. Most contributors and developers (WML, C++ and art people alike) hang around here, exchanging ideas and code patches.
- #wesnoth-mp the multiplayer servers' status and development discussion channel.
- #wesnoth-writing the channel for discussion of improving Wesnoth's writing
- #wesnoth-thunderstone the discussion, development, and support channel for Thunderstone.
- #wesnoth-umc-dev the look-alike of #wesnoth-dev for the Wesnoth User-made Add-ons Development repository.
- #wesnoth (Dutch channel) Connect to irc.tweakers.net network
- #wesnoth-de (German channel) the German look-alike of #wesnoth, mainly used by German-speaking users and translators.
- #wesnoth-es (Spanish channel) the channel used by the Spanish translators.
- #wesnoth-pl (Polish channel) as above, but Polish
- #WIF (Italian channel) Connect to irc.sylornet.org network
- #wesnoth-gl (Galician channel)
- #wesnoth-la (Latin channel)
You can also see the logs of the #wesnoth, #wesnoth-de, #wesnoth-dev and #wesnoth-umc-dev channels.
- wesnoth-dev (archives): the mailing list for discussing mainline development issues; it is not intended for bug reports or feature requests. See ReportingBugs for those.
- wesnoth-commits (archives): all commits made to the mainline SVN repository are automatically echoed in this list for those who want or need to keep track of them. New developers and contributors are required to subscribe to this list.
- wesnoth-i18n (archives): the internationalization (i18n) mailing list; all translation team maintainers and the i18n managers should subscribe and keep track of announcements and discussions taking place in this list.
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