Battle for Wesnoth
Battle for Wesnoth
1.15.3

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Battle for Wesnoth1.15.3

12 March 2020

Fantasy-themed strategy game.

Overview

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 1.15.3:
Language and i18n:
  • Updated translations: Czech, German.
Packaging:
  • Fixed data/dist information not being found on many platforms other than Windows (only with the installer-created shortcut), as well as only the very first word being read instead of the whole line.
  • Added support for systemctl reload.
Miscellaneous and bug fixes:
  • Silenced spurious warning about conflicting l10n-track files.

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37 Reviews of Battle for Wesnoth

Weasel
25 March 2017
Version: 1.13.7

Most helpful

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.
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daveulrich
25 March 2020
Version: 1.15.3
This says it's 64-bit. macOS disagrees.
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Weasel
25 March 2017
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.
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5
PeterG2862
10 February 2014
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!
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Penguirl
14 August 2012
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.
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anonymous-lemming-5042
27 August 2011
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.
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4.5
Penguirl
16 February 2011
Version: 1.9.3
Dungeons & Dragons meets LOTR. Wesnoth is fun, addictive, and challenging, it will keep you engrossed for a long time.
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anonymous-lemming-5042
07 November 2010
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.
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5
Jawamac
06 July 2010
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.
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5
Themtb
25 January 2010
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.
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5
Eric-Brunstad
30 December 2009
Version: 1.7.11
Try it. You'll love it.
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5
Peter-Balcon
22 April 2008
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.
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5
Philsh
08 March 2008
Version: 1.4
Most fun I've had in a RPG!!!
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5
Ozean
07 March 2008
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!
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5
DocEatMac
06 December 2007
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.
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4
john-7
19 May 2007
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.
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4.75
Gaoshan
14 November 2006
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.
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4
Nu3l
21 September 2006
Version: 1.1.9
A greatgame, a must for any wargamer lovers. Excellent playability, nice music, overall a must have freeware.
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4.75
Noah
28 August 2006
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.
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5
mswfujowdffyc
28 July 2006
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.
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5
Elegraphy
27 July 2006
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!
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4.5
Joshwolf
07 July 2006
Version: 1.1.7
Terrific game, better than a lot of commercial stuff out there. If you're a wargamer, you'll love this.
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4.5
Burro
14 January 2006
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!
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4.75
Jlennon314
08 January 2006
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.
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4.5
scott
14 August 2005
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.
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Anonymous
09 August 2005
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.
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Anonymous
09 August 2005
Version: 0.9.5
I downloaded. And a want to play but... It needs to be frickled arround till it works. Very unfriendly.
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3.25
Anonymous
03 August 2005
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
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Anonymous
03 August 2005
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.
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4.25
Anonymous
02 August 2005
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.
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Anonymous
14 July 2005
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!
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4.25
Anonymous
14 May 2005
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
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4.75
Anonymous
09 May 2005
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!
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4.5
Anonymous
26 April 2005
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.
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Dylan-kittell
25 April 2005
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.
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4.5
Anonymous
18 April 2005
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.
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3.75
Anonymous
17 April 2005
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.
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3.5
Anonymous
11 April 2005
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.
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