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Should I get Battle for Wesnoth?

12-24-2009, 02:22 AM
#1
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2,585
Should I get Battle for Wesnoth?

I'm a huge strategy game fan, and I'm wondering whether Battle for Wesnoth actually has any strategy beyond:

Throw units at the enemy and hope that you win.

Content-wise I know it's well worth it, but I'm just not sure about the strategic element,

Other than BfW, are there any other suggestions?

Games I have beta tested: Minigore, Cogs, Guerilla Bob, Above and Beyond: Air Combat, Baseball Superstars 2010, 33rd Division, Cash Machine, 5 star General, Flick Football... Possibly some other ones I;ve forgotten
12-24-2009, 02:37 AM
#2
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12-24-2009, 02:51 AM
#3
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Japan -> S.Korea -> USA
Posts: 944
If you're huge strategy fan, then the answer is YES!

You have ipod touch 3g then the game should be run very
smooth... I mean my touch 2g run the game smoothly, you shouldnt have any problem at all lol...

This game tend to run better on ipod touches than iphones from looking at the reviews and forums... reason is unknown thou.
12-24-2009, 03:22 AM
#4
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Finland
Posts: 329
The game is definitely well worth it.

There's also a PC version of the game available for free. I think Sourceforge.net has it. I'm not sure if there's a Windows compile of it but at least Linux version and the source files are there.

Back to the iPhone version. I was a bit disappointed about the game since it doesn't run well enough on my iPhone 3G.

Like Bdragonst already said it might run better on iPod Touch. I think the explanation is that it has a better graphics chip than iPhone 3G.
I can't remember for sure if Touches use the same chip as iPhone 3GS's or a bit less powerful ones, but it's definitely a bit better than iPhone 3G's.

EDIT: Can't find the source for the graphics chip thing, but on some other site I found it says Touches and iPhone 3G use the same graphics chip while the 3GS has better one, but Touch has a better CPU than iPhone 3G but not just as good as 3GS.
Long story short, iPod Touch has better processing unit than 3G phone, so that's why Wesnoth runs better on it. Not sure if it's still smooth enough as I haven't seen iPod touch on action.

Last edited by Faeryan; 12-24-2009 at 03:27 AM.
12-24-2009, 03:31 AM
#5
where can i download the pc version? i wanna play it on my laptop
12-24-2009, 03:32 AM
#6
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Finland
Posts: 329
Now that I googled for it there indeed is a Windows compile available. Can be found at http://www.wesnoth.org/
12-24-2009, 03:33 AM
#7
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2,585
Quote:
Originally Posted by Faeryan View Post
EDIT: Can't find the source for the graphics chip thing, but on some other site I found it says Touches and iPhone 3G use the same graphics chip while the 3GS has better one, but Touch has a better CPU than iPhone 3G but not just as good as 3GS.
Long story short, iPod Touch has better processing unit than 3G phone, so that's why Wesnoth runs better on it. Not sure if it's still smooth enough as I haven't seen iPod touch on action.
A 3rd Gen iPod touch (32GB, 64GB) has the same graphics chip and a slightly faster processer than the 3GS. I should know, I spent a lot of time researching before I upgraded

Games I have beta tested: Minigore, Cogs, Guerilla Bob, Above and Beyond: Air Combat, Baseball Superstars 2010, 33rd Division, Cash Machine, 5 star General, Flick Football... Possibly some other ones I;ve forgotten
12-24-2009, 03:35 AM
#8
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Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2,585
Also, currently playing through the lite version.

Games I have beta tested: Minigore, Cogs, Guerilla Bob, Above and Beyond: Air Combat, Baseball Superstars 2010, 33rd Division, Cash Machine, 5 star General, Flick Football... Possibly some other ones I;ve forgotten
12-24-2009, 04:01 AM
#9
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Finland
Posts: 329
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hmar9333 View Post
A 3rd Gen iPod touch (32GB, 64GB) has the same graphics chip and a slightly faster processer than the 3GS. I should know, I spent a lot of time researching before I upgraded
Right right. The iPod Touch I was speaking of was a 2G. Older one apparently. Still faster than a 3G phone.
12-24-2009, 04:51 AM
#10
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Australia, mate!
Posts: 8,419
Yes, get it!