Afgelopen zondag is versie 1.6 van Battle for Wesnoth officieel vrijgegeven. Battle for Wesnoth is een zogenaamd turn-based strategiespel dat zich in een fantasiewereld afspeelt. Het is mogelijk om campaigns tegen de computer te spelen, maar ook om online je krachten te meten tegen andere spelers. Het spel wordt onder de GPL-opensourcelicentie uitgebracht en is voor onder meer Windows, Linux, Mac OS X en Solaris beschikbaar. Meer informatie over dit spel kan in deze wiki worden gevonden. Het uitgebreide changelog voor deze release is op deze pagina te vinden, dit is een korte samenvatting ervan:
There is a new mainline campaign, The Legend of Wesmere, with new gameplay features including (in one scenario) the ability to use the game AI as your commander for an allied side, setting its objectives as you like. Search for this hidden feature by right-clicking on your allied commanders during scenario 7. This campaign was imported from the Wesnoth-UMC-Dev project, where it spent a few months being adapted for mainline.
Almost all mainline campaigns now use a different method of carrying over gold from scenario to scenario: the amount of gold retained is now 40% instead of 80%, but it is added to the minimum starting gold of the next scenario instead of only replacing it if higher.
Many mainline campaigns have improved storyline prose and new cutscenes or epilogs. Several have improved and redrawn campaign maps. All now have dates in the Wesnoth history timeline, and almost all have journey animations on their campaign maps. The history and geography of Wesnoth have been developed in more depth and detail: More campaigns now include references to events in the overall history, adding depth and richness to the narration.
The multiplayer server can now be logged onto using the username and password of a Wesnoth forum account. However, registration is not required and one can continue to use an unregistered username.
The multiplayer lobby has been improved to allow easier management of the friends and ignores list by double-clicking on the player list.
Notable changes to default era balancing include:
- Increased the cost of the Goblin Spearman from 8 to 9.
- Increased the movement of the Goblin Spearman line from 4 to 5.
- Increased the melee attack of the Goblin Spearman from 4-3 to 6-3.
- Added the traits weak, slow and dim and made goblins each receive one of them instead of two standard traits.
- Added the marksman special to the ranged attack of the Orcish Assassin line.
- Increased the cost of the Walking Corpse from 7 to 8.
- Decreased the cost of the Bowman from 15 to 14.
- Decreased the melee attack of the Bowman from 6-2 to 4-2.
The game graphics have been improved with a whole new range of unit portraits. Many more units have full animations and team coloring.
There is a new basic terrain type, coastal reef, which gives most land-based units slightly higher defense than in regular shallow water, and 70% defense to most water-based units such as mermen and nagas. Forests get more variety with graphics for spring/summer, fall and winter deciduous forest terrains. There are new village graphics for human cities and primitive tribal areas.
Our composers have added five new original background tracks: Heroes' Rite, Siege of Laurelmor, Suspense, The Dangerous Symphony and The Deep Path. Also, the game now plays special music clips for victory and defeat events.
The game interface has continued to evolve, especially in making more dramatic use of portraits. Unit recall dialogs now display useful information about your veterans' traits. Add-ons now display their category when you browse them on the download server.
New game translations include Arabic, Croatian, Friulian, Latvian, Macedonian and Marathi. Existing translations have been extensively updated and revised.