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Crossfire 0.92.2 Announcement

The main change in this version is the addition of the lighting code. There are also several bug fixes. 0.92.2 is probably more stable than 0.92.1

So on to the real release information:

There are three separate tar archives in the Crossfire 0.92.2 distribution:

sums (bsd) filename
51815 660 crossfire-0.92.2.arch.tar.gz
36602 1718 crossfire-0.92.2.maps.tar.gz
50193 1437 crossfire-0.92.2.tar.gz

(Nothing was changed in the client for 0.92.2, so I didn't see any reason to package it up.)

crossfire-0.92.2.tar.gz contains the actual program code. See the CHANGES file in this archive for everything that has changed. It also contains pre-made archetypes and image files, so that the crossfire-0.92.2.arch.tar.gz file is not needed.

crossfire-0.92.2.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. There are a few archetypes added (For light), and a few were changed.

crossfire-0.92.2.maps.tar.gz: Contains all the maps. If you have an older version, you probably don't need to update - only thing changed was a bugfix or to.

FOR FIRST TIME USERS: You only need 2 files out of all of the above, the crossfire-0.92.2.tar.gz and the crossfire-0.92.2.maps.tar.gz files - you can ignore the other files.

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 - it should be on the other ftp sites in a short time.

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
mwedel@pyramid.com