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Battle for Wesnoth
Battle for Wesnoth
1.14.16
4.6
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Battle for Wesnoth for Mac

01 April 2021

Fantasy-themed strategy game.

What is Battle for Wesnoth for Mac

Battle for Wesnoth is a turn-based strategy game with a 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 against whom none can stand! 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 out. 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... 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.

200+ unit types. 16 races. 6 major factions. Hundreds of years of history. The world of Wesnoth is absolutely huge and limited only by your creativity - make your own custom units, compose your own maps, and write your own scenarios or even full-blown campaigns. You can also challenge up to 8 friends - or strangers - and fight in epic multi-player fantasy battles.

What's new in Battle for Wesnoth

Version 1.14.16:
  • This is a maintenance release for the stable 1.14.x series and, as such, it delivers an assortment of bug fixes and other improvements over previous releases in this series
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daveu
daveu
Mar 25 2020
1.15.3
0.0
Mar 25 2020
0.0
Version: 1.15.3
This says it's 64-bit. macOS disagrees.
Weasel
Weasel
Mar 25 2017
1.13.7
0.0
Mar 25 2017
0.0
Version: 1.13.7
The download link for 1.13.7 is not for Mac, use the "Developer website" link. Mac OSX's current version to this date 1.12.5.
PeterG2862
PeterG2862
Feb 10 2014
1.11.9
5.0
Feb 10 2014
5.0
Version: 1.11.9
This right here is the shit! Man, what a game. I'm still in awe. Addictive as hell and fun all the while, Battle for Wesnoth is a classic in my books. It was kinda tricky to learn at the start but I love it, nevertheless. Its free and has a good storyline. Mr.Developer take a bow!
Penguirl
Penguirl
Aug 14 2012
1.10.3
4.5
Aug 14 2012
4.5
Version: 1.10.3
Despite the listed system requirements of 10.5 Leopard, v1.10.3 works fine on my USB 2 iMac running 10.4 Tiger. Though it might not be a bad idea to hang onto the previous version just in case.
Archmission
Archmission
Aug 27 2011
1.8.6
0.0
Aug 27 2011
0.0
Version: 1.8.6
I have had nothing but crashes since switching to Lion. It always crashes when I switch to full screen mode. Does anyone else have this problem.
Penguirl
Penguirl
Feb 16 2011
1.9.3
4.5
Feb 16 2011
4.5
Version: 1.9.3
Dungeons & Dragons meets LOTR. Wesnoth is fun, addictive, and challenging, it will keep you engrossed for a long time.
Archmission
Archmission
Nov 7 2010
1.9.2
0.0
Nov 7 2010
0.0
Version: 1.9.2
The developer has created an addicting game for strategy player. I have found myself quite enamored with the level of complexity and fun this turn based "war" game. There is another game that was quite addicting for me and that was the game Close Combat that was bought and destroyed by MS. The game play was fun and exciting. I wish the author of this program could make one similar to that game but more updated than the original. I know that they still have some of these available, but it is seen only in the Windose world.
Jawamac
Jawamac
Jul 6 2010
1.8.3
5.0
Jul 6 2010
5.0
Version: 1.8.3
Back in the late 80's early 90's, there were a series of games for the PC called Warlords. This game is a close cousin, updated quite a bit. If you remember and like Warlords, you'll love this game. As everyone says, it's addictive. It combines the concept of "leveling up" and traditional fantasy themes usually seen in RPGs with turn-based strategy. If you play games like CIV for the battles, you'll really like this game a lot. It's all battle strategy. You use units (varied, all from traditional fantasy) and move them around in a similar fashion to board games like Risk or Axis and Allies. Of course, these are much more sophisticated, akin to CIV, where each unit has different strengths and weaknesses, impact on other units, skills, movement points, etc. Best of all, you can "level up" characters to a certain degree, and keep them from one board to the next within a campaign. It's rich and robust. I can't believe gameplay this good is available free.
Themtb
Themtb
Jan 25 2010
1.7.12
5.0
Jan 25 2010
5.0
Version: 1.7.12
I love this game. Its the only good turn based strategy game for the Mac I know of. If anyone knows of any other turn based strategy games (not real time) let me know.
Eric-Brunstad
Eric-Brunstad
Dec 30 2009
1.7.11
5.0
Dec 30 2009
5.0
Version: 1.7.11
Try it. You'll love it.
Peter-Balcon
Peter-Balcon
Apr 22 2008
1.4.1
5.0
Apr 22 2008
5.0
Version: 1.4.1
This is an outstanding example of a free, open-source game. In every aspect that really counts, it excels. The AI is extremely good, head and shoulders above many expensive strategy and fantasy RPGs. The 2D graphics have matured markedly since its earlier versions, and a lot of effort has gone into balancing the various creatures you can play and fight. Be warned, this game is not easy, and is extremely addictive! Regular saves will save a lot of grief! A very big well-done to the development team for this one.
Philsh
Philsh
Mar 8 2008
1.4
5.0
Mar 8 2008
5.0
Version: 1.4
Most fun I've had in a RPG!!!
Ozean
Ozean
Mar 7 2008
1.4
5.0
Mar 7 2008
5.0
Version: 1.4
I have to chime in with others here and tell you that this game has always been great fun. Playability is excellent and you can use different styles of play to accomplish your goals. In the recent versions, however, this game has also become very refined in terms of its user interface, the sounds and the music and practically all other aspects of the game. If you have at least a little fun with strategy games, you must try this one!
DocEatMac
DocEatMac
Dec 6 2007
1.3.12a
5.0
Dec 6 2007
5.0
Version: 1.3.12a
The very best open source game available. The only game I have ever played where you can create your own characters and storys in that easy way. Fun fun fun I LOVE IT.
john-7
john-7
May 19 2007
1.3.2
4.0
May 19 2007
4.0
Version: 1.3.2
One of the best open source games available. Very solid gameplay, although I think it could be just the slightest bit deeper. Nice, reserved graphics and sound as well.
Gaoshan
Gaoshan
Nov 14 2006
1.1.12
4.8
Nov 14 2006
4.8
Version: 1.1.12
Oh, a quick tip/hint. If you are totally stuck on a certain level and cannot defeat the enemy, using a hex editor like HexEdit (available here on MacUpdate) pop open the saved game file (it will be in ~/Library/Preferences/Wesnoth/saves), do a search for the amount of gold you currently have and change the number to something greater. This will give you the boost you may need to get past a particularly sticky spot. I personally only do this when my adventure will be over because I cannot advance due to being overwhelmed by the enemy.
Gaoshan
Gaoshan
Nov 14 2006
1.1.12
4.8
Nov 14 2006
4.8
Version: 1.1.12
What a fun game! This is my current game addiction and I highly recommend it to anyone who likes the fantasy genre.
Nu3l
Nu3l
Sep 21 2006
1.1.9
4.0
Sep 21 2006
4.0
Version: 1.1.9
A greatgame, a must for any wargamer lovers. Excellent playability, nice music, overall a must have freeware.
Noah
Noah
Aug 28 2006
1.1.9
4.8
Aug 28 2006
4.8
Version: 1.1.9
This game kicks my ass. Awesome work with the sound, efficient graphic work and challenging - yet simple gameplay. I enjoyed myself profusely.
Guest
Guest
Jul 28 2006
1.1.8
5.0
Jul 28 2006
5.0
Version: 1.1.8
Hands down the most fun I've had with a piece of mac freeware. The mix of RTS and RPG elements are well-done, and the scalable difficultly levels make it possible for anyone to pick it up and play. Absolutely worth a try.
Elegraphy
Elegraphy
Jul 27 2006
1.1.8
5.0
Jul 27 2006
5.0
Version: 1.1.8
Purely fantastic! Even I am a girl and I usually don't like war game, I must say this game is really addictive!
Joshwolf
Joshwolf
Jul 7 2006
1.1.7
4.5
Jul 7 2006
4.5
Version: 1.1.7
Terrific game, better than a lot of commercial stuff out there. If you're a wargamer, you'll love this.
Burro
Burro
Jan 14 2006
1.0.2
4.5
Jan 14 2006
4.5
Version: 1.0.2
Mad props, crazy props to the Wesnoth crew!!! I haven't played this kind of strategy game since the McGraw-Hill bookshelf games once so popular with the West Point crowd, that I played as a teen 25 years ago. But this one sucked me in... wasted probably half my spare time over thast week (yeah, thanks a lot, guys). The two main things I love as a neophyte are (1) that you can get a lot of enjoyment out of the game without becoming a game-geek, by when setting it to "easy," and (2) that there seems to be a reasonable degree of versaility to each scenario -- more than one way to intelligently approach the scenario and more than one set of tactics / strategies for success (though this might be improved in future). I am also impressed the degree of detail underlying game-play. Wonderfully playable. fun, attractive. Rocks. Save often, in case things don't go your way!
Jlennon314
Jlennon314
Jan 8 2006
1.0.2
4.8
Jan 8 2006
4.8
Version: 1.0.2
Very well designed game, and now that it's all-in-one, it makes instalation much easier. It reminds me quite a bit of like Battletech (the board game, not the video game) or Civ, and it certainly makes a good lasting impression. Basically, you control a bunch of different fantasy-based units, like elvish archers and dwarves and orcs. You can either play campaigns, against the computer, or even multiplayer (with several options, and any network multiplayer is always a huge plus for free games). The graphics are enjoyable, and the 2D sprites are actually a welcome change from the 3D stuff that's being used (poorly) on so many games these days. I cannot rate the sound, because my music is off so that I can listen to iTunes, but that's just how I am. Computer video game music is just not usually my thing. You are even given a map editor for the game, although I'm not certain if there is a campaign editor. It may take you a few moments to get used to the gameplay, but after a few tries you get the hang of it. It's worth the time, I promise.
Guest
Guest
Aug 14 2005
0.9.5
0.0
Aug 14 2005
0.0
Version: 0.9.5
I'm not sure why macupdate was mac-updated since, yes, 0.9.5 of Battle for Wesnoth is not yet packaged for OS X. However, the linked version, 0.9.4a, should download as a disk image with a normal drag-and-drop-install-and-click app. I'm not sure what problems the other users were having. Regardless, mac users who want help getting the game up and running should go to www.wesnoth.org/forum for help. It's worth it.
Guest
Guest
Aug 9 2005
0.9.5
3.3
Aug 9 2005
3.3
Version: 0.9.5
Very messy download with 49 files and no info. Basically free is not an excuse, we are mac users, I would expect something to double click and away we go.
Guest
Guest
Aug 9 2005
0.9.5
3.3
Aug 9 2005
3.3
Version: 0.9.5
I downloaded. And a want to play but... It needs to be frickled arround till it works. Very unfriendly.
Guest
Guest
Aug 3 2005
0.9.4
3.3
Aug 3 2005
3.3
Version: 0.9.4
The game is hard, and almost impossible in later levels if you have no advanced units to recall. It becomes annoying because it is a very real possibility that you might have to go back 2 levels and replay them hoping to save units with high XP...tends to ruin the game in my opinion
Guest
Guest
Aug 3 2005
0.9.4
3.3
Aug 3 2005
3.3
Version: 0.9.4
Ummm, I downloaded the game. However, when it was done unstuffing it all the data was present, but there was no application. I guess it got left somewhere.
Guest
Guest
Aug 2 2005
0.9.4
3.3
Aug 2 2005
3.3
Version: 0.9.4
When I started my first campaign, I began having flashbacks to the game Ancient Art of War that I played on my 512 Mac. It seems straightforward enough, and yet I find that hours have passed while I play. The developers should pat themselves on the back, because they're doing a great job. Overall game quality is equal or surpasses those produce through commercial development.
Guest
Guest
Jul 14 2005
0.9.1
3.3
Jul 14 2005
3.3
Version: 0.9.1
Can I sue the developpers for peddling such addictive stuff? I must have played this game for 300 hours, at a not negligeable cost to other things in my life. If you're a procrastinator and like strategy games, be warned: I've already deleted this one twice from my hard disk and am just about to download it again. Aaaargh!
Guest
Guest
May 14 2005
0.9.1
3.3
May 14 2005
3.3
Version: 0.9.1
Like Warcraft meets Genoforge! Better than both in my opinion....best game I've played in a long time. If you like 2D graphics it don't get any better than this
Guest
Guest
May 9 2005
0.9.1
3.3
May 9 2005
3.3
Version: 0.9.1
Really fun game. Great variation of races and characters. Campaign modes are like unlimited if you continue to download from the official server. It's challenging and best of all, it's free!
Guest
Guest
Apr 26 2005
0.9.0
3.3
Apr 26 2005
3.3
Version: 0.9.0
Great network game. There are much more intricate net games out there, but if you're playing accross the globe, chances are the game laggs, and you would need a fast computer. This game, you take turn playing as the liking of a board game. Net lagg seems never to be a problem. Also, the open architecture is real nice too.
Dylan-kittell
Dylan-kittell
Apr 25 2005
0.9.0
0.0
Apr 25 2005
0.0
Version: 0.9.0
the game is to slow. it takes like 2 minutes to load one thing. and i have a 933 MHz processor.
Guest
Guest
Apr 18 2005
0.9.0
3.3
Apr 18 2005
3.3
Version: 0.9.0
It is hard for me to believe that this is freeware. I'm not much of a shareware person, and the freeware I usually get is not even close to this in terms of gameplay, features, size and innovation. It is a great deal. You can see previous reviews about gameplay innovations.
Guest
Guest
Apr 17 2005
0.9.0
3.3
Apr 17 2005
3.3
Version: 0.9.0
For free?!? This game rocks. It's a massive, challenging, inventive piece of artwork. It has multiplayer online, and if you are skilled enough to get through all the campaigns there are more to download online. I really am blown away, especially after having played Avernum and the like. This game even blows away any shareware game I've ever downloaded. Beautiful, simply beautiful.
Guest
Guest
Apr 11 2005
0.9.0
3.3
Apr 11 2005
3.3
Version: 0.9.0
This game is awsome. It is not Warcraft, it is not Civ, it is not Risk. It's not Heroes of Might and Magic.Its its own thing....its an evolving, turn-based, fanatasy -themed, strategy game. The campaigns are great. To win, you must cultivate certain units in order to have them grow stronger and more capable. It should run fine on the slowest mac capable of running OSX. The AI is MUCH smarter than in HMOM, and slightly smarter than in Warcraft, I think. On any but the easiest settings I had a devil of a time getting through even one campaign. It should be a challenge for you, even if you think you are good at these things.
Free
4.6
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later
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