Battle for Wesnoth

Battle for Wesnoth


(5 stars)


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5,000 - 10,000 downloads

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If your device has a very high DPI value (i.e. small screen, high resolution), game fonts may be too small to read.
To fix that, tap on "Change Configuration" button which appears for a few seconds on startup, select "Startup options" and check the "Set custom display resolution". Close the popup leaving default values (Width: 800, Height: 480).
This will force the game to 800x480 resolution, and make everything in the
screen look bigger, including fonts, and this setting will be kept for following runs.

Also, if you experience trouble or have some questions, you can use official BfW forum:
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This is an unofficial android port of the PC game Battle for Wesnoth.

Battle for Wesnoth is a turn-based fantasy strategy game, featuring many addictive campaigns, lots of units, different races, AI controlled players, multiplayer gaming and much more.

On startup the game will need to download and install data from the internet, so be sure to have a good connection and free space on your device on the first run.

There is a free version of the game available on Google Play, if you want to try out this app for free. The main difference is: the free version shuts itself up after 10 minutes.

* Minimal difference from PC version

With the goal of making easier to follow official game releases, this port is focused on doing minimal modification to the PC game.
This means no UI changes.
Thus, to allow precise clicking even on touchscreens, a finger-dragging mouse emulation techinque is used. On startup you'll watch a small tutorial about it.
Also, the game needs a fairly good hardware to run on. At least a 800x480 screen and 512MB RAM are required and also a good cpu is suggested (700Mhz minimum).
Trackball and hardware keyboard will help interaction, but are not needed to play.

* Splitted data files

Game data files, which will be downloaded on first startup, are split into core, music, campaign and translations files. This way, you can choose to download and install only what you are interested into.
So for example if you don't care about game music you won't need to download music files, saving 140MB of download and memory.

The core download, which is 89MB, will allow you to:
- play single scenarios vs. another player or the AI
- download extras (campaigns and more) from the official server
- connecto to a game server to play network games

This port does not include server mode, so you cannot use this software to host a network game (but you can connect to one hosted somewhere else).

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Recently changed in this version

Fixed savegame import from zipped folders
Added on screen keyboard icons for message sending
Moved "cancel planned action" icon left of "execute planned action" icon
Added logcat data to report
Minor bugfixes
Added on screen keyboard icons for executing and deleting planned actions
Added screen orientation option
Fixed many unicode mappings for keyboard input
Fixed mouse pointer position on startup
Added on-screen keyboard icon for updating shroud
Added desktop shortcuts

Comments and ratings for Battle for Wesnoth
  • (74 stars)

    by John Kerr on 07/08/2014

    Lots of depth to the strategy and not ridiculously easy like most tablet games. No ads or in app purchases, so thanks for that. Never played the game on PC so no idea how it compares.

  • (74 stars)

    by Adam Kruszewski on 23/07/2014

    A marvellous game and a amazing port to Android. If you have a problem launching the game for the first time (the logo and download doesn't kick in) just run the game from it's icon in the all applications grid (not the 'desktop'). I had this issue using Smart Launcher 2 after reinstalling the game and the developer helped me to workaround it using the default launcher.

  • (74 stars)

    by Mojo Molden on 22/07/2014

    I played this on PC, and it's just as good on Android!! Love it!

  • (74 stars)

    by Ben Henry on 11/07/2014

    I'm so glad they finally got the additional content made available for this game. There are so many good maps out there.

  • (74 stars)

    by Michael Justman on 02/07/2014

    Much better than the other port. Thank you so much for the effort put into getting this to Android. Looks beautiful on my Nexus 10.

  • (74 stars)

    by Eric Cormick on 29/06/2014

    Started playing on pc and this port is awesome! Well done Alessandro!

  • (74 stars)

    by John Burr on 24/06/2014

    I found this while messing around with Linux. It is well written and doesn't have that "under-developed" feel that all other current hex-based games I've played seem to have. When I discovered it was also available on Android and that all effort was made to keep it just like the original, I bought it. It was a good investment: less than a movie and the entertainment lasts and lasts.

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