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@ 2004-12-11  4:48 Eric McDonald
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From: Eric McDonald @ 2004-12-11  4:48 UTC (permalink / raw)
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Greetings Xconquerors,

A new file release is now available at:
or you can get to it by clicking on the "Downloads" link on the Xconq 
home page:

Below is a repeat of the "executive summary" changelog:

Several major improvements are in this release:
(1) The heavy CPU usage by the Tcl/Tk interface has been addressed.
(2) The scaling of terrain images has been greatly improved. (Thanks to 
Matthew Skala for his patches dealing with this.)
(3) The color scheme for the Tcl/Tk interface has been greatly improved 
by most accounts. Also, several menus have been renamed.
(4) A new set of unit images is now used as the default in the Default game.

The AWLS, Opal, and Starfleet Battles families of games have all been 
improved by their creator, Elijah Meeks.

A bug in the 3rd Age of Middle Earth game has been fixed. The bug, 
reported by Kevin O'Gorman, had prevented ships from returning to a port.

Fixes to some unit vision and network game bugs are currently in 
progress, but not ready for this prerelease. There will be another 
prerelease when the network issues have been sorted out.

Note to Windows users: The program with "SETUP" in all uppercase letters 
and ending in ".exe" is an installer program which will install Xconq on 
your computer.

Note to people installing from RPM packages: The 'common' package is a 
prerequisite to the other packages; it contains parts of Xconq in common 
to the interfaces, such as documentation and the games library. You must 
have this package in order to install one of the interface packages. The 
interface packages are: 'tcltk', 'sdl', and 'curses'. You will need to 
install at least one of them to actually play Xconq.


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