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Q: What is TWLan?

TWLan stands for "Tribal Wars Local Area Network".
It is a rebuild of the Tribal Wars browser game, which lets you set up and play on your own (local) server.

Q: Is it free?


Q: Where can I download it?


Q: How can I play?

See the installation guide.

Q: Where can I post bug reports or feature requests?

If you make sure to accompany bug reports with detailed steps to reproduce the bug, and feature requests with an explanation of why that should be a core feature, then you can post them here.

Q: Can I play it over the internet or via Hamachi?

No. We put restrictions in place to make this impossible.
As per the TWLan License, it is forbidden to work around these restrictions.

Q: How many people can play?

Fifteen people per game world.
Again, as per the TWLan License, it is forbidden to work around this restriction.

Q: How can I change the settings?

Currently, you'll have to edit the files in htdocs/config.
Non-alpha versions will include an interface for this in the admin panel.

Q: Can I change the settings while the game is running?

This might be a bad idea, currently.
If the setting you want to change does not affect the event system (such as the language, or the name/description of a world), nothing should break.
If the setting does affect the event system, however (such as world speed, or resource production), you'll have to restart the game, in order for the event system to respond to the changes.
If you're unsure, just restart, it shouldn't take long anyway.

Once we have a config editor, restarting manually will no longer be necessary.

###### Q: How can I change the language?

  1. Open htdocs/config/app.json in a text editor.
  2. Search for the line "lang": "de".
  3. Replace de with your language code, e.g. en.
  4. Save the file.
Q: How can I change the world speed?
  1. Open htdocs/config/worlds/world/world.json in a text editor.
  2. Search for the line "speed": 5000,.
  3. Replace 5000 with the desired speed.
  4. Save the file.
  5. Restart the TWLan.
Q: How can I create a new world?

There is currently no easy version to do that (which is one of the reasons the current builds are "alpha").
"Advanced" users can copy the folder htdocs/config/worlds/world to htdocs/config/worlds/world2 (for example), and use Adminer (from the admin panel) to copy all world_* tables to world2_*.

Q: It says VCRUNTIME140.dll is missing from my computer.

See step 3 of the installation guide.

Q: When will version XYZ be released?

When it's ready. It's as simple as that.
You can monitor the Milestones in the issue tracker to get an idea how ready it is.

Q: Can I help translate the TWLan to another language?

Yes, you can do that in out Translation Center.
If you do not yet have an account, contact us via Facebook or send one of the Developers (those with a blue name) a private message in our Forum.
After logging in, you will be able to see which parts of each language file still needs translation, as well as add your own translations, and vote for certain translations, in case there is more than one for the same thing.
If we do not yet have your language listed there at all, just contact us again via one of the methods mentioned above.