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Release FreeCiv 2.3.1 SDL Version

Discussion in 'Software Releases' started by p3fr, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. p3fr

    p3fr Still Fresh

    Jun 22, 2011
    Hi folks,

    after searching for Freeciv, if found nothing but these Versions with an gtk2-client.

    So i decided to give the SDL-Client a chance.

    For now the PND can be found HERE.(sha1sum)

    (Soon i will upload this to repo.openpandora.org)

    Further informations:

    - Version: 2.3.1

    - Language: English (Can be changed live maybe - not tried jet)

    - includes:

    - SDL - client

    - standalone (console) server

    - modpack downloader / setup (Freesounds are already installed)

    - Manual (lacks some quality. Uses freeciv-manual - progam to create manual-html pages from the ruleset. I've written a script wich crawls for all rulesets an build an manual for each. They are shown with links - thats quite ugly. I would appreciate some tips and maybe an actual tutorial /users guide for freeciv (html ?))

    - Porting Problems:

    Something wasn't (better isn't) ok with the Characterconversion UTF8 <-> Unicode in the context of SDL.

    For me (what i tested) i can exclude direct problems in SDL_ttf, freetype and iconv().

    There must be a bug somewhere else in the deepest abyss of SDL/system.

    I did not solve the problem. I just did some workaround jobs, to be concrete i just avoided to encode/decode anything to/from Unicode,

    so there may be still some string/character artifacts.

    In advance: thank you for testing this port of FreeCiv.

    [update 2]:

    - bug fixed:

    - in some windows new lines were not printed - fixed

    -> german version of this topic

    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 20, 2012
  2. Pickle

    Pickle Mega GP Mania

    May 30, 2006
    Detroit, Michigan
    My compile should have both SDL or GTK, or i did not release the SDL because of the font problem.
  3. onpon4

    onpon4 Sharing is good.

    Aug 29, 2011
    Milky Way galaxy
    I tried it briefly. I'm not very familiar with the SDL client, but I couldn't see how to change the number of (AI) players or game settings. Also, the nation picker dialog seems glitchy; choosing Assyrian crashes the game, and choosing ones towards the bottom selects ones at the top.

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