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Crossfire 0.91.7 Announcement

There are five separate tar archives in the Crossfire 0.91.7 distribution:

sums (bsd) filename
59375 125 crossfire-0.91.6-0.91.7.diff.gz
15081 636 crossfire-0.91.7.arch.tar.gz
28187 1711 crossfire-0.91.7.maps.tar.gz
35527 1324 crossfire-0.91.7.tar.gz
53394 68 crossfire-0.91.7.client.gz

crossfire-0.91.6-0.91.7.diff.gz is a context diff patch file to to upgrade 0.91.6 to 0.91.7. Note that files that can be regenerated are not include - these files are lib/crossfire*, lib/archetypes, lib/faces, lib/bmaps* and doc/spoiler.ps. The arch distribution is needed to create these files - I am not sure if old files have work, since face coloring information is now stored in the faces file.

crossfire-0.91.7.tar.gz contains the actual program code, as well as premade archetype, bitmaps, and xpm files. See the CHANGES file in this archive for everything that has changed. Compiling without the eutl library is now quite easy, however, doing this means that the new client/server code is disabled.

crossfire-0.91.7.maps.tar.gz contains all the maps. Some of the old (pre-chico) maps have been fixed up and put back in.

crossfire-0.91.7.arch.tar.gz contains the unpacked archetype (arch) directory. This file is not needed if you just want to compile the games and play. The contents of this archive is used to create the archetypes, bmaps, font, and X PixMap (XPM) files. You only need it if you want to add new archetypes, mess around with the existing ones, or recreate some files (see notes on the diff file above). There have been some significant changes made since 0.91.6 - mainly face information gets seperated, and visibility has been added instead of using two floors.

crossfire-0.91.7.client.tar.gz is the client program. This is largely Eric Anderson's version, with some of my code added in. You do not need this file to play the game - the old X11 support is still in place. However, if you do want to compile this, you will need the eutl library (should be in the same directory as this).

AVAILABILITY:

Crossfire is avaible on the following ftp sites

Primary:
ftp.i.net:/pub/crossfire2 (192.243.32.18)
ftp.ifi.uio.no:/pub/crossfire (129.240.82.2)

Secondary:
yoyo.cc.monash.edu.au:/pub/crossfire (130.194.9.1)
ftp.cs.city.ac.uk:/pub/games/crossfire/
ftp.sunet.se:/pub/unix/games/crossfire (130.238.127.3)

I uploaded this version to just ftp.i.net - the adminstrators at ftp.ifi.uio.no should have gotten a copy by the time you see this message.

Note: The ftp.i.net site has two crossfire directories - /pub/crossfire and /pub/crossfire2 The new source is in the later directory.

Mark Wedel
master@rahul.net