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Crossfire 0.92.6 Announcement

There really isn't any major changes from a players point of view in 0.92.6. The main addition has been the playbook, and html versions of both the playbook and spoiler. There have also been many bug fixes and other code cleanup (and a few additions have been added). For a more complete list, as always, check out the CHANGES file that come in the tar archive.

I have applied all patches I recieved as of this writing (Sept 2) into this code. If something is still missing, send it to me.

So on to the real release information:

There are four separate tar archives in the Crossfire 0.92.6 distribution:

sums (bsd) filename
38244 744 crossfire-0.92.6.arch.tar.gz
11075 677 crossfire-0.92.6.doc.tar.gz
04984 1879 crossfire-0.92.6.maps.tar.gz
62033 1803 crossfire-0.92.6.tar.gz

crossfire-0.92.6.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 (along with postscript spoiler and handbook), so that the crossfire-0.92.6.arch.tar.gz file is not needed.

crossfire-0.92.6.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. You also need this if you want to create the images for the html versions of the playbook and handbook, but read the notes about the doc archive below. The main changes are same minor tweaks to fix problems, and addition of some of Brian's older archetyps for his valley of the sisters quest map.

crossfire-0.92.6.doc.tar.gz: This contains all the preformatted documentation from the doc directory (really, everything there is.) What you get is postscript versions of the spoiler and handbook, along with html versions WITH all images premade (this is the only archive that has the GIF images premade). What you don't get is the source code for the latex spoiler and handbook. If you just play the game but would like full documentation, this is the archive to get. Everything in here can be recreated if with tar and arch archives.

crossfire-0.92.6.maps.tar.gz contains all the maps. The main addition is the Brian's valley of the sisters quest and some fixes for the kundi maps.

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-0.92.6.tar.gz and crossfire-0.92.6.maps.tar.gz file. You do not need the crossfire-0.92.6.arch.tar.gz file. If you just want to play the game at some remote server and have no interesting in compiling it, you may then want to get the crossfire-0.92.6.doc.tar.gz file.

Crossfire is avaible on the following ftp sites

Primary:
ra.pyramid.com:/pub/crossfire (129.214.1.102)
ftp.ifi.uio.no:/pub/crossfire (129.240.82.2)

Secondary:
ftp.real-time.com/pub/games/crossfire (206.10.252.1)
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 ra and ftp.ifi - it should be on the other ftp sites in a short time.

Mark Wedel
mwedel@pyramid.com
9/2/96