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Welcome!

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.

For more information read the full description and look at some screenshots. Or you can download the latest release and just try it out for yourself.

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.

News

Release

Widelands 1.2 Released

The Widelands Development Team is proud to announce the immediate availability of the stable release Widelands 1.2.

Windows installer 64 bit · 32 bit
Mac packages (64 bit) MacOS ≥ 12 Intel · MacOS ≥ 14 Arm
Linux (64 bit) AppImage · Flatpak · PPA
Source code as .zip · .tar.gz
Checksums and signatures for all downloads
List of all downloads

Since the release of version 1.1, we implemented several hundreds of new features and bugfixes; for example, to name just a few of the highlights:

  • UI Plugins are add-ons that can add more functionality to the user interface
  • Naval Warfare preview: Invade foreign coasts using warships!
    This is included as a preview feature and needs to be explicitly enabled in the game setup screen.
  • Soldier garrisons for ports and headquarters
  • Balancing changes to the Amazon economy
  • Fifth scenario for the Frisian campaign
  • More settings in the game setup screen, such as configurable durations for timed win conditions
  • Diplomacy handling for the computer players
  • Stick pinned notes onto map fields to mark important points
  • Hyperlinks let you navigate within the encyclopedia and to the online help
  • Easy maps publishing inside the editor
  • High-resolution images for many more units
  • Accessibility enhancements for many user interface components
  • Expose more functionality to the add-ons and scenario scripting interface
  • Fixed many crashes and hangs and enhanced error handling

Widelands 1.2 is translated completely into Catalan, German, Hungarian, Low German, and Russian, and the translations for 8 other languages are more than ⅔ complete.

Widelands is distributed for Windows (64-bit and 32-bit), Mac OS X ≥ 12.0 (Intel 64-bit) and Arm (≥ 14.0), 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 1.2 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 widelands-public@lists.sf.net on http://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/widelands-public. Releases are also announced to widelands-announce@lists.sf.net (https://sourceforge.net/projects/widelands/lists/widelands-announce).


6 comments Posted by Nordfriese on 2024-03-30, 08:15
Release

Widelands 1.2 Release Candidate

The Widelands Development Team is proud to announce that the Release Candidate for Widelands 1.2 is now available for download.

Windows installer 64 bit · 32 bit
Mac packages (64 bit) MacOS ≥ 12 Intel · MacOS ≥ 14 Arm
Linux (64 bit) AppImage
Source code as .zip · .tar.gz
Checksums and signatures for all downloads
A Flatpak package can be installed from the Flatpak beta repo
List of all downloads

The final release is scheduled to follow on Saturday, the 30th of March, 2024.


0 comments Posted by Nordfriese on 2024-03-23, 09:55
Feature Freeze

Widelands 1.2 First Snow Feature Freeze

… is now in place.

The First Snow Feature Freeze for the release of Widelands 1.2 has taken place on the evening of Sunday, the 31st of December, 2023.

What does this mean?
From now on, no further features and bugfixes will be accepted except those that have been decided to be critical for the next release. No changes to translatable strings are desired. There is still a batch of new strings incoming shortly from the new Naval Warfare feature.

The Winter Time Feature Freeze will take effect on Sunday, the 10th of March 2024.
The release candidate is due on Saturday, the 23rd of March 2024,
and the final release is planned for Saturday, the 30th of March 2024 (Easter Saturday).

And what does that mean for you?
You have only a few more weeks to update the translations for Widelands 1.2. Head over to Transifex (instructions can be found in our wiki) and add the missing translations for your language!
And play the current development version as much as you can and report bugs. Widelands 1.2 should be a rock solid release like all the others before it. Let's make it so.


The v1.2 Screenshots Submission is now open.


0 comments Posted by Nordfriese on 2023-12-10, 14:40