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Crossfire 0.92.5 Announcement

Main changes in 0.92.5 is alchemy code (optional), bug fixes, and new attack code (more or less does the same thing, cleaner design, also optional)

A few quick notes: In order to be able to ever get this out, most all fixes received after around July 4 have been filed away. I will go through them and apply them when I get the chance. It was just becoming a bit difficult to try to package everything up and make sure it seemed somewhat stable while always putting patches in.

If you want to re-send your patches in (diff relative to 0.92.5), it would be nice, not required. As said, I will go through the old archive I have and put those in at some point.

So on to the real release information:

There are three separate tar archives in the Crossfire 0.92.5 distribution:

sums (bsd) filename
25918 723 crossfire-0.92.5.arch.tar.gz
60296 2011 crossfire-0.92.5.maps.tar.gz
54672 1561 crossfire-0.92.5.tar.gz

crossfire-0.92.5.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-0.92.5.arch.tar.gz file is not needed.

crossfire-0.92.5.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. The main changes are those for the alchemy code and archetype additions for the kundi maps.

crossfire-0.92.5.maps.tar.gz contains all the maps. The main addition are the kundi/Lake Country maps, and a few minor fixes.

There is not a new client package or new eutl package - there have not been any changes since 0.92.4.

FOR FIRST TIME USERS: You will need the crossfire-0.92.5.tar.gz and crossfire-0.92.5.maps.tar.gz file. You do not need the crossfire-0.92.5.arch.tar.gz file.

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