dopewars should compile on practically any UNIX system which has the (n)curses library. It can also be compiled on Windows systems; see below. If you're running Fedora Core 4 on an Intel-based system, you can install dopewars by getting the relevant RPM(s) and reading the README file. If you don't have RPM or they don't install properly, grab the tarball instead.

Latest stable version is 1.5.12. The RPMs may be a little out of date, depending on how often I bother to rebuild them... So check the version numbers!

All RPMs are GnuPG signed. My public key is available here. MD5 checksums of all downloadable material are also available here.

Microsoft Windows

Windows installer (Win95, Win98, WinNT, Win2000, WinME, WinXP), version 1.5.12:   dopewars-1.5.12.exe
(just run this program, and it will install dopewars automatically for you; if you're worried about Internet Explorer's "security" warning, see the FAQ, or check its GPG signature

RedHat Linux (and similar)

Binary RPM for Fedora Core 4/Intel, version 1.5.12:   dopewars-1.5.12-1.i386.rpm
SDL_mixer (Simple DirectMedia Layer) sound plugin:   dopewars-sdl-1.5.12-1.i386.rpm

Source code

Source RPM, version 1.5.12:   dopewars-1.5.12-1.src.rpm

Source code tarball, version 1.5.12:   dopewars-1.5.12.tar.gz (GPG)

Other Linux/Unix

These packages are built by third parties, and so may not be as up to date as the latest release.

Slackware package

Debian package

Mac OS X (Fink) package

FreeBSD port

NetBSD package

OpenBSD i386 package

Foresight Linux or Specifix Linux: run conary update dopewars

Documentation etc.

Text documentation:   README

List of changes in this and earlier versions (ChangeLog):   ChangeLog

Example configuration file for dopewars:   example-cfg

Development versions

dopewars is in continual development, and so, to take advantage of new features, or to contribute to the code and/or translations, you can get the latest version of the code by Subversion (SVN) from SourceForge. Be warned that this code may not be fully functional - that's why it's still in development!

See the O'Reilly book for more details about using Subversion.

To obtain the whole code from scratch, use the following command, which will extract the latest SVN version into the directory dopewars below your current directory:

svn co dopewars

If you already have a copy of the dopewars SVN and wish to bring it up to date, change into the dopewars directory and then run the following command:

svn up

Feedback is, as always, appreciated, so that I can iron out any bugs in the code or configure script before the next "stable" release.

Old versions

If you desperately want them, all previous GPL versions of dopewars are also available, mainly at the SourceForge files page. Very old versions are also available below. N.B. It is not recommended to use these versions for anything other than testing - they all contain bugs, including some severe security problems!

Version 1.4.7. Released: 14-01-00
Version 1.4.6. Released: 12-11-99
Version 1.4.5. Released: 21-10-99
Version 1.4.4. Released: 16-9-99
Version 1.4.3. Released: 23-6-99
Version 1.4.2. Released: 16-5-99
Version 1.4.1b. Released: 28-4-99
Version 1.4.1a. Released: 28-4-99
Version 1.4.1. Released: 27-4-99
Version 1.4.0 Released: 27-4-99

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