GNOME War Pad 0.4.0 review

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GNOME War Pad is 'VGA Planets' client for GNOME 2 desktop platform

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 1808K
Developer: Lucas Di Pentima
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GNOME War Pad is 'VGA Planets' client for GNOME 2 desktop platform. It aims to develop a full featured client, including scripting Python support.

VGA Planets is a play-by-email space conquest strategy game, it can be played by 11 players max. This game is being played by strategy fanatics all over the world for some years now, is very addictive and there are several servers on the Internet that host various kinds of this games.

Well, first of all this game is great, I thank Tim Wisseman for his creation, secondly it's very cheap to register it (I think 5 USD) and if you don't want to register it, you still can play it with some limitations. Plus, because this game was developed for DOS, almost all clients existing this days are for DOS or Windows, and since I'm a GNU/Linux freak, I'm tired of playing VP with dosemu, it's just too slow! :-) that's my itch, I wanna scratch it as ESR says.

Actually, there isn't a GNU/Linux client for VP that I'm aware of, I know that PCC's author, Stefan Reuther from Germany, is porting his excellent client to GNU/Linux using the SDL library, this is great! but again, GNOME deserves to have its own client, so I started this project as an excuse to learn how to program for GNOME, and also to polish my C programming skills.

This software is Free Software, released under the GNU General Public License, you may copy, modify it and redistribute it under the conditions of this license.

What's New in This Release:
this is a major milestone in this project's development because now the player can make some real actions into the game! no more viewing-only! Enjoy!

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