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Crossfire 0.93.0 Announcement

There isn't any major changes made in 0.93.0, but there are several bug fixes.  You will need to look at the CHANGES file for a full listing.

  So on to the real release information:

 There are five separate tar archives in the Crossfire 0.93.0 distribution: 

 sums (bsd)  filename

30640    24 crossfire-0.92.9-0.93.0.patch.gz
28369   758 crossfire-0.93.0.arch.tar.gz
45658   739 crossfire-0.93.0.doc.tar.gz
41842  1793 crossfire-0.93.0.maps.tar.gz
56008  2042 crossfire-0.93.0.tar.gz

crossfire-0.93.0.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-0.93.0.arch.tar.gz file is not needed. 

crossfire-0.93.0-0.93.0.patch.gz is a source code patch to go from 92.9 to 93.0.  It does not contain any files that can be regenerated with the arch archive. 

 crossfire-0.93.0.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. 

 crossfire-0.93.0.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-0.93.0.maps.tar.gz contains all the maps.  Minor changes made to some maps. 

 FOR FIRST TIME USERS:  You will need the crossfire-0.93.0.tar.gz and crossfire-0.93.0.maps.tar.gz file. You do not need the crossfire-0.93.0.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-0.93.0.doc.tar.gz file.   

There are no changes to the client or the sounds stuff - you can safely get an older version of those if needed. 

 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 (206.10.252.12)
    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 - it should be on the other ftp sites in a short time. 

 Mark Wedel 
mark@pyramid.com 
1/5/97