• Publisher: lin dai
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Device: iPhone
  • Size: 282.0 MB
  • Version: 1.0.6
  • Price: $3.99
  • Average User Rating: 5 (1)
App description: The latest stable version 1.10.5 of Battle for Wesnoth is coming!!!
The Battle for Wesnoth is a turn-based tactical strategy game with a high fantasy theme. Build up a great army, gradually turning raw recruits into hardened veterans. In later games, recall your toughest warriors and form a deadly host whom none can stand against! Choose units from a large pool of specialists, and hand-pick a force with the right strengths to fight well on different terrains against all manner of opposition.

Features:
50+ skirmish/multiplayer maps.
90+ minutes of original composed music.
200+ unit types in six major factions, all with distinctive abilities, weapons and spells.
200+ scenarios in 16 major campaigns more than 100 hours of gameplay!
400+ add-ons(campaigns,maps) are waiting for you!!

strivemind's comments:


iPad thread
11-12-2012, 07:02 AM
#2
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Wasaga beach, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 667
How is this different than Battle of Wesnoth? And who is this developer? Looks like they're both the same game, I don't get it.

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11-12-2012, 07:12 AM
#3
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 9,328
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrSpud View Post
How is this different than Battle of Wesnoth? And who is this developer? Looks like they're both the same game, I don't get it.
The Battle of Wesnoth source is an open source PC game. Anyone could port it with tweaks, etc. This version seems to have a fan friendly add-on download server with expansions and new characters (?).
11-12-2012, 07:12 AM
#4
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrSpud View Post
How is this different than Battle of Wesnoth? And who is this developer? Looks like they're both the same game, I don't get it.
Wesnoth is a free PC game that has a GNU licence. This effectively means any body can do as they wish with it, hence two ports of the game. It seems from the iPad post this version has better access to downloadable campaigns and the like.

Being as the first port has been abandoned this new version can only be a good thing....should it live up to its promise.

http://forums.wesnoth.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=37879

If you want to speak to the dev the above link is your best bet.

Games that will never leave my iPad : Great Big Wargame, Battle Academy, Battle of the Bulge, Ravenmark and Hunters 2.
11-12-2012, 06:15 PM
#5
Anyone try the iphone version? The screen shots make it look like the game is super zoomed in.
11-12-2012, 07:53 PM
#6
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 113
So close

I want to love this app but its got a ways to go. When I downloaded it today I had to delete my previous battle for wesnoth app that has been on my iPhone since I bought the first 3G years ago! Truth is the ability to download maps, campaigns, and scenarios from the web is amazing and will keep the game fresh long after the developer stops updating it.

Unfortunately this one needs some major updating in the mean time. Scrolling the battlefield is very poorly done, I have to use the undo move for just about every other move. Also the graphics do not look sharp at all, text seems blurry and the pop up characters seem over pixelated (keep in mind I have put in about 70 hours into the first release). It's just not as sharp as I would expect.

Also I have encounted a game crippling bug where at the end of a battle the victory music makes my speakers play some loud crackling sound that does not go away until the app is closed. This is such a fantastic piece if mobile gaming its a shame it still has so far to go, hopefully the new developer will stand behind this build and give it the support it needs.

Playing on iPhone 4S.
11-12-2012, 08:19 PM
#7
Quote:
Originally Posted by SirFobos View Post
I want to love this app but its got a ways to go. When I downloaded it today I had to delete my previous battle for wesnoth app that has been on my iPhone since I bought the first 3G years ago! Truth is the ability to download maps, campaigns, and scenarios from the web is amazing and will keep the game fresh long after the developer stops updating it.

Unfortunately this one needs some major updating in the mean time. Scrolling the battlefield is very poorly done, I have to use the undo move for just about every other move. Also the graphics do not look sharp at all, text seems blurry and the pop up characters seem over pixelated (keep in mind I have put in about 70 hours into the first release). It's just not as sharp as I would expect.

Also I have encounted a game crippling bug where at the end of a battle the victory music makes my speakers play some loud crackling sound that does not go away until the app is closed. This is such a fantastic piece if mobile gaming its a shame it still has so far to go, hopefully the new developer will stand behind this build and give it the support it needs.

Playing on iPhone 4S.
Yeah, I've been playing wesnoth since before it was being developed for other platforms, and I was SO happy when I first heard of the first port. This one seems like it'll be cool too, and the expansion stuff sounds awesome! I can't wait to try it out and compare it to "wesnoth 1".
11-12-2012, 08:24 PM
#8
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: Southern California
Posts: 126
So is this a "no go" for now? I've just recently been starting to play Wesnoth and if this game has more features, I'm not sure if I should just buy this one and play this instead...
11-12-2012, 10:20 PM
#9
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 113
Quote:
Originally Posted by ducksFANjason View Post
So is this a "no go" for now? I've just recently been starting to play Wesnoth and if this game has more features, I'm not sure if I should just buy this one and play this instead...
I'm sure this will be the new definitive version of the game. It's just gonna take an update or two to get it where the previous game is. Don't get me wrong the content and more is already here the controls just arnt as tight.
11-13-2012, 12:38 AM
#10
no camera controls aka zoom?