WARNING: This Wiki is a conversion of the old PmWiki of Boswars. Some pages may still have incorrectly formatted text. A lot of the content is obsolete.
The project does not have a good player guide yet. Independently Michele Alessandrini wrote a very good Boswars User Guide.
How To Help
- Run the game and report bugs
- Participate in discussions in our Matrix rooms or on Libera IRC in #boswars
- Read and improve the documentation
- Write or update translations
- Help answer questions from users
- Create new maps
- Create or improve campaigns
- See also TodoList
Sound & Music Artist
- Open source pipeline to create game music (see for example presentation at Fosdem)
- Compose orchestral background music with different moods
- To convert sounds for use in-game (sound effects, not music), use
sox -r <input_rate> <input-file>.wav -r 22050 -c 1 -b 16 <output-file>.wav
- Build on different distributions
- Solve bugs reported on the bug trackers
- Contribute packaging of BosWars to your favorite distribution
- Work on Infrastructure
- Remove cruft, simplify and optimize
A project like BosWars requires a lot of work even if we didn't list your speciality here. Please contact us.
For example, many voices in BosWars should be replaced. Ideally all the voices would be generated with scripts as has been done for a couple of them.
Work in Progress
- How to do quality graphics and animations
- How to create good looking terrains
- How to make a reverse engineered build sequence
- How to make brushes for gimp
- How to make image maps in gimp
- How to make an intro video
Other Game Artwork
Everything below this line is probably obsolete.
Work on hold
- User Interface
- Units, UnitCharateristics
- GraphicsInProgress, SoundsInProgress
- Old (defunct) manuals: GettingStarted, BosPlayersGuide, UserManual
- Real Time Strategy Carnage is a must read website about rts games. Be sure to read the Rts Basics section.
- KnownWorkingConfigurations Known working configurations (hardware + OS + softwares)
- http://wir.wz.cz/boswars Basic guide