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Crossfire 0.91.8 Announcement

NOTE: Version 0.91.8 should be considered beta or perhaps even alpha - basically, I applied the patches that were submitted, made sure it compiled and looked like it ran, but I did not do all that much testing on the actual program. However, this version probably isn't much buggier than typical releases.

There are five separate tar archives in the Crossfire 0.91.8 distribution:

sums (bsd) filename
49027 34 crossfire-0.91.7-0.91.8.diff.gz
08463 639 crossfire-0.91.8.arch.tar.gz
59378 70 crossfire-0.91.8.client.tar.gz
41730 1711 crossfire-0.91.8.maps.tar.gz
06253 1339 crossfire-0.91.8.tar.gz

crossfire-0.91.7-0.91.8.diff.gz is a context diff patch file to to upgrade 0.91.7 to 0.91.8. 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-0.91.8.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-0.91.8.maps.tar.gz contains all the maps. I am not sure what, if anything, has changed in this release.

crossfire-0.91.8.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). The changes since 0.91.7 are minor - a few new archetypes and bitmaps were added for some new spells.

crossfire-0.91.8.client.tar.gz is the client program. This is still not completed version, but is usuable. 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)
ftp.cs.titech.ac.jp:/pub/games/crossfire

I uploaded this version to just ftp.i.net - the administrators 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 /pub/crossfire2 directory.

Mark Wedel
master@rahul.net