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Closing down our SF trackers

We are now finally closing down our sourceforge bug, patch and feature request trackers.

We have migrated our bug and FR tracking to http://crawl.develz.org/mantis/ - please sign up there to contribute! In addition to the Mantis tracker, we also are using a wiki.

Mailing list and git repository are still located on SourceForge.

--Eino

Posted by Eino Keskitalo 2010-02-24

Development blog for Dungeon Crawl Stonesoup

Well, I really should have announced this ages ago (the blog became lively in November, though it started earlier) but I had some trouble finding the News section on SourceForge :p and never got around to announcing it. Anyway, Dungeon Crawl Stonesoup proudly presents a weblog (http://crawl.develz.org/wordpress/) featuring posts announcing the latest development state as well as some more in-depth articles discussing various implementation details and new gameplay effects.... read more

Posted by jpeg 2010-01-28

Stone Soup 0.5.2 released

Stone Soup 0.5.2 has been released, fixing some annoying bugs http://crawl-ref.sourceforge.net/0.5.2.txt . Also, the Mac OS X build should work much better now.

Posted by dpeg 2009-10-09

Crawl Stonesoup is doing a survey

Hi everyone,

out of a whim we started a poll on the IRC channel ##crawl. Lots of
players already replied and it would be nice to have input from other
channels as well.

The questionaire is simple: 12 questions, and evaluation will be anonymous. Please send replies to crawlpoll AT gmail DOT com.

1. What is you age?
2. Which country do you live in?
3. Do you play locally, on a server or both?
4. Do you play Tiles or ASCII or both?
5. Which Operating Systems do you use at home?
6. Which Roguelikes have you played before? (Nethack, ADOM, Angband, etc.)
7. Where did you learn about Crawl?
8. And when?
9. How often did you win Crawl? (If none, you may specify your best game.)
10. If you take part in the Crawl tournament: where did you hear about it? Where do you get news about Crawl?
11. Did you ever recommend Crawl to someone?
12. Which computer game played most in the last month (July)?... read more

Posted by jpeg 2009-08-20

Stone Soup Tournament featuring 0.5.1!

Yes, we've released Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup 0.5.1 (download from https://sourceforge.net/projects/crawl-ref/files\), and yes, the annual August tournament is taking place again! For more information, see http://crawl.akrasiac.org/tourney09/.

0.5.1 fixes a number of bugs, and we've also taken several steps to
improve the Tiles performance for at least some players. If the game
still lags for you, please check out the in-game FAQ ('?q') and/or
read docs/tiles_help.txt.... read more

Posted by jpeg 2009-08-01

Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup 0.5 is out!

It took us a year but the new version is finally here, featuring among others:
* A new species and job: Deep Dwarf, Artificer.
* Several cool new uniques and other monsters.
* Several great new portal vaults.
* More convenient transformations.
* Much more useful monster descriptions.
... and much more.

Change log: https://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=689263&group_id=143991
Website: http://crawl-ref.sourceforge.net/... read more

Posted by jpeg 2009-06-12

Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup 0.4.5 released

Stone Soup 0.4.5 is out, fixing the infamous "invalid god gift" bug. We're really sorry about that!

Here's our (tiny) change log: https://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?group_id=143991&release_id=653860

Have fun playing!

Posted by jpeg 2009-01-16

ASCII Dreams votes Crawl "best roguelike 2008"

Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup has been voted "Roguelike of the Year" by the readers of ASCII Dreams. Read the article here: http://roguelikedeveloper.blogspot.com/2009/01/winner-of-ascii-dreams-roguelike-of.html

I didn't even know of such a vote, so I was positively floored when I read the results. Thanks! :D

Posted by jpeg 2009-01-04

Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup 0.4.4 is out!

Finally, after months of waiting, the bug fixes already long patched into CAO and CDO have made it into an official version that you can now find in the Download section.

Some important bugs have been fixed, as were a number of less important ones, and there are also a few other small tweaks. For the list of changes click here: https://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=648461&group_id=143991.... read more

Posted by jpeg 2008-12-20

How YOU can help improve Dungeon Crawl StoneSoup!

Maybe you've been wondering whether you can help improve the game. (Or maybe not.)

Either way, you certainly can. :)

The files README.txt and README.pdf distributed with the binaries contain a "How you can help" section listing, in summary:

* playtesting and feedback

(Note that you can get the trunk version from http://crawl.develz.org/trunk/ and also play it online.)

* vault/map creation
* monster speech
* monster/item/spell/... descriptions
* tiles
* patches... read more

Posted by jpeg 2008-11-27

News from "trunk" (Crawl StoneSoup 0.5)

It's been a while since the last release, but the team, albeit also busy elsewhere, is working diligently towards the next version.
There's a lot more we plan to be adding and 0.5 is still off in the distance, but in case you'd like to know what's happening I've updated the change log to reflect what's been changed so far.

http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_name=E1L4AmP-0007kL-6L%40d5vjzd1.ch3.sourceforge.com&forum_name=crawl-ref-commits... read more

Posted by jpeg 2008-11-24

The Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup tournament has started!

Today, midnight, the first Crawl (Stone Soup) Tournament has begun. It will continue until August 31 just before midnight.

All you have to do to join, is registering an account on http://crawl.akrasiac.org (CAO) or http://crawl.develz.org (CDO), both reachable via ssh. You can then use this account to play Crawl online and collect points in various categories.

For more information, see here: http://crawl.akrasiac.org/tourney/index.html

Posted by jpeg 2008-08-01

Bug fix release Stone Soup 0.4.3 is out!

This release fixes a nasty bug that pretty much caused the Tile version to be useless (mouse clicks had no effect). We apologize for the inconvenience.

Read the list of changes here: http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=617010&group_id=143991

Posted by jpeg 2008-08-01

Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup 0.4.2 released!

Here's another bugfix release, just in time for the Tournament (again, see http://crawl.akrasiac.org/tourney/index.html\).

For a list of changes, see http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=616505&group_id=143991

Posted by jpeg 2008-07-30

Stone Soup Tournament coming up!

Over the whole of August, the first tournament for Dungoen Crawl Stone Soup will be hosted on http://www.akrasiac.org (CAO) and http://crawl.develz.org (CDO). Players can get points for winning, of course, but there will also be many other categories that don't involve the Orb of Zot. You can also form "clans" and take part as a team.

For more info, see http://crawl.akrasiac.org/tourney/index.html

Posted by jpeg 2008-07-27

Dungeon Crawl Reference: Stone Soup 0.4.1 Bug Fix release!

Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup is a free rogue-like game of exploration and treasure-hunting. Stone Soup is a continuation of Linley's Dungeon Crawl. It is openly developed and invites participation from the Crawl community.

0.4.1 fixes some serious bugs found and diligently reported by various players for 0.4. Thanks, everyone!

See the change log on http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=614190&group_id=143991

Posted by jpeg 2008-07-18

Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup 0.4 released

The latest version of this exciting rogue-like game is finally here! We are particularly pleased that the already often lauded interface has taken great strides and become even better.

Some of the other highlights of this release:
* More interesting gods
* Added a Vampire species
* Enabled all sensible species/class combinations
* Greatly improved Tiles version
* Smarter monsters
... and much much more.... read more

Posted by jpeg 2008-07-14