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Crossfire 0.91.9 Announcement

NOTE: Version 0.91.9 is really only a developers version - it was mainly released so that everyone who is working on the code is working with the same version. However, 0.91.9 probably is not any more or less bug ridden than previous versions, and can be used for normal play.

There are three separate tar archives in the Crossfire 0.91.9 distribution:

sums (bsd) filename

  • 61818 645 crossfire-0.91.9.arch.tar.gz
  • 25473 160 crossfire-0.91.9.lib.tar.gz
  • 04453 1349 crossfire-0.91.9.tar.gz

crossfire-0.91.9.tar.gz contains the actual program code.
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. Note: This file has an outdated set of archetypes - the crossfire-0.91.9.lib.tar.gz has an update set. You need to get crossfire-0.91.9.lib.tar.gz in order for 0.91.9 to work (or you can use an older treasure file.

crossfire-0.91.9.lib.tar.gz: As mentioned above, this contains an updated archetypes file that will work with the newer treasure file. In fact, this is just a total replacement for the lib directory in 0.91.9.

crossfire-0.91.9.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).

Crossfire is avaible on the following ftp sites


  • ftp.i.net:/pub/crossfire2 (
  • ftp.ifi.uio.no:/pub/crossfire (


  • yoyo.cc.monash.edu.au:/pub/crossfire (
  • ftp.cs.city.ac.uk:/pub/games/crossfire/
  • ftp.sunet.se:/pub/unix/games/crossfire (
  • 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