Welcome to Widelands.org
Widelands is a free, open source real-time strategy game with singleplayer campaigns and a multiplayer mode. The game was inspired by Settlers II™ (© Bluebyte) but has significantly more variety and depth to it. Still, it is easy to get started through playable tutorials.
This website is the home of the Widelands community. You are invited to visit the forums: discuss strategies, find partners for multiplayer games, help with translations, voice your opinion on graphics, music and much more.
Widelands is currently (and will always be) under development - you can get a feel for what is worked on by looking at the changelog. Everybody is invited to help out too - we need 2D and 3D artists, sound effect creators, composers, map makers, translators, test players, web programmers and C++ coders. All skill levels are welcome - just start working on something or ask in the forums for pointers.
The long wanted feature of naval warfare is now in a state to be intensively tested by the community.
So I am glad to announce that our tournament of this year will be a naval tournament.
Subscrioptions are open now, until the tournament finally starts.
The tournament has (re-)started on august 16th, 2023
Subscriptions are closed now, but spectators are always welcome
For details about Subscriptions, Terms and Conditions see the Tournament thread
0 comments Posted by hessenfarmer on 2023-06-27, 21:48
We did a rework on your users profile. Some old entries were removed and some new entries are added. It is recommended to set your operating system and currently used version of widelands. Both will be displayed in the forum below your avatar, so developers don't need to ask for this information in case of questions or bug reports.
If you had filled out the "Website" field, there is now a generic field called "Webservice/Nick" which you can use for this.
You may have to reload the website by hitting CTRL+F5 to force your browser to fetch all new changes of css and images.
2 comments Posted by kaputtnik on 2022-12-04, 08:57
The Widelands Development Team is proud to announce the immediate availability of the stable release Widelands 1.1.
Since the release of version 1.0, we implemented several hundreds of new features and bugfixes; for example, to name just a few of the highlights:
- Three new scenarios: One each for the Atlantean and Frisian campaigns, and a new standalone singleplayer mission
- An add-ons webserver allows efficient down- and uploading of add-ons as well as interactions such as voting and commenting on add-ons
- High-resolution images for many units
- Multithreading provides smoother performance
- Multiple enhancements to the in-game encyclopedia
- Diplomacy: Manage your alliances during the game
- Fastplace: Assign custom shortcuts to buildings to place them with one keystroke
- In-game loading and restarting of games and scenarios
- Save and load in-game windows
- Editor tool history dialog
- Various AI enhancements
Widelands 1.1 is translated completely into Catalan, German, Hungarian, and Low German, and the translations for 10 other languages are more than ⅔ complete.
Widelands is distributed for Windows (64-bit and 32-bit), Mac OS X >= 11.0 (Intel 64-bit and M1 Arm), Linux (AppImage, 64 bit), and in source code. For Linux users, we also provide a Flatpak package and a Ubuntu PPA and try to make compiling as easy as possible, and most distributions will pick up Widelands 1.1 into their repositories very quickly. Both binary and source packages are available under the links below and from our Download page.
If you like what you see, have a look around this site. You may also want to check the forums and our IRC channel,
#widelands on LiberaChat, to arrange multiplayer games with other players.
We especially welcome every helping hand: Help us find bugs, translate the game, add new scenarios or features! If you want to get even more involved in the further development of Widelands, you can meet us on the forum at https://www.widelands.org/ or subscribe to email@example.com on http://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/widelands-public. Releases are also announced to firstname.lastname@example.org (https://sourceforge.net/projects/widelands/lists/widelands-announce).
13 comments Posted by Nordfriese on 2022-10-23, 10:30