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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Freeciv 2.1.0 on My iMac

So I finally sat down and built Freeciv on my iMac. MacPorts folks have made it even easier, as there are now ports for both the SDL version and GTK+ version of the game.

I built the SDL version just to see what it is like. I played with it for a while, until it crashed. I also realized that there is no sound support. The user-interface is a bit funky. It feels less mature than the GTK+ version. On the up side, it runs natively on my Intel iMac, without X11, and it feels snappier.

I think I will try the GTK+ version next.

As for the longstanding wish to have a universal binary version, it is possible, but I don't know how to do it. My Tiger machine's hard disk crashed, and my backups are out of date, so I lost a bunch of stuff, including the latest source code for my launcher. :-( I guess that is why Apple came up with Time Machine.

P.S. - Yes, I know that 2.1.1 just came out. I am obviously behind. I will catch up, eventually.

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