The Battle for Wesnoth is a turn-based tactical strategy game with a high fantasy theme.

Build up a great army, gradually turning raw recruits into hardened veterans. In later games, recall your toughest warriors and form a deadly host whom none can stand against! Choose units from a large pool of specialists, and hand-pick a force with the right strengths to fight well on different terrains against all manner of opposition.

Wesnoth has many different sagas waiting to be played. Fight to regain the throne of Wesnoth, of which you are the legitimate heir... step into the boots of a young officer sent to guard a not-so-sleepy frontier outpost... lead a brutal quest to unite the orcish tribes... vanquish a horde of undead warriors unleashed by a foul necromancer, who also happens to have taken your brother hostage... guide a band of elvish survivors in an epic quest to find a new home... get revenge on the orcs by using the foul art of necromancy...

There are at least two hundred unit types, sixteen races, six major factions, and hundreds of years of history. The world of Wesnoth is absolutely huge and only limited by your creativity — make your own custom units, create your own maps, and write your own scenarios or even full-blown campaigns. You can also challenge up to eight friends—or strangers—and fight in epic multiplayer fantasy battles.

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Wesnoth 1.12.0 Linux (OpenPandora)

Wesnoth 1.12.0 Linux (OpenPandora)

Nov 25, 2014 Full Version 0 comments

Nearly three years after our previous milestone, we are now proud to present The Battle for Wesnoth 1.12.0, the first release of a new stable series bringing...

Wesnoth 1.12.0 OS X (10.5+)

Wesnoth 1.12.0 OS X (10.5+)

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Nearly three years after our previous milestone, we are now proud to present The Battle for Wesnoth 1.12.0, the first release of a new stable series bringing...

Wesnoth 1.12.0 (stable):

Wesnoth 1.12.0 (stable):

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The Battle for Wesnoth is a Free, turn-based tactical strategy game with a high fantasy theme, featuring both single-player, and online/hotseat multiplayer...

Battle for Wesnoth 1.8.6 Windows Installer

Battle for Wesnoth 1.8.6 Windows Installer

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The Windows installer for Battle for Wesnoth version 1.8.6

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aljesco May 14 2012, 5:58am says:

Yeah, why there's no Linux version on Desura?

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Thiuopi Apr 29 2012, 11:17pm says:

No linux version.... wish I noticed that before uninstalling my existing copy.

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n3wu53r Apr 29 2012, 12:29am says:

You said Linux version here "soon" in February?

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HumbleLinux Mar 18 2012, 8:01am says:

Where is the Linux version? Come on guys. Taking too long. Compile the source already! :-)

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TorbenBeta Mar 26 2012, 11:59am replied:

You can do it yourself, you know?

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TheGameSquid Mar 14 2012, 7:29pm says:

Good to see this phenomenal game on Desura! I've never installed it before, but I guess I'll now move over to the Desura version :-)

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PetoMelzz Mar 3 2012, 2:57pm says:

Very nice game.

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Dwarf_King_2 Feb 9 2012, 4:13pm says:

BfW in Desura... it's good idea.

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Nuun Feb 4 2012, 6:19pm says:

Going to replace the one in my Pacman with this one.

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hero1900 Feb 2 2012, 3:23am says:

thx so so much for the linux version . i was waiting for this here

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Grickit Feb 2 2012, 1:55pm replied:

You must have downloaded the Linux version when it was accidentally public. That version is known to be broken. A working one is coming "soon".

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hero1900 Feb 2 2012, 5:22am replied:

for ubuntu 11.04 i had to download
and also change some libraries version numbers to be same as what the game request :

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hero1900 Feb 2 2012, 5:31am replied:

sorry for this again but if you will not copy all libs inside game and update the script for runing the game then you need to run the game as admin using sudo for me
so i guess its better to include all regarding dependencies within the game folder

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Released Oct 1, 2005
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One of the best Free and Open Source turn-based strategy games around - Hell, it bests commercial offerings at every turn, unless you're looking for the latest 3D graphics. A long development history plus a comprehensive toolkit means that there are tons of campaigns for you to play, all for free! Download to your heart's content new campaigns that contain new artwork (much of it anime-style), units and more. Up for a multiplayer session? Play online in multiple configurations; lots of races and…

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