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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

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    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


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

    Pickle Mega GP Mania

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    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.

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    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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