IRC Decommissioned

It’s been a few months of service issues of the IRC server used for WWN, so from this point it’s no longer going to be active. Before the server issues, the number of users in the channel were minimal regardless, so it’s time. The IRC channel information and the mibbit quicklink have now been removed from the frontpage, and the chat category quicklinks at the top of the page have been merged with the forums and news links.

The Discord and Forums are still active (and will continue to be so!) so keep using them as you already do.

Discord Chat

In joining the modern times of things that are new and shiny, WWN now has a Discord chat. You can access the server link from the sidebar, or the now renamed “chat” category in the title bar. The IRC will still remain for those of us who enjoy old things as well.

Eurogamer Short Interview

A Eurogamer interview with Nintendo’s Hitoshi Yamagami and Intelligent Systems’ Masahiro Higuchi contained an excerpt about Advance Wars and the possibility of future installments.

“Personally, I’d love to do Advance Wars, but since it’s harder to create relationships between its characters compared to Fire Emblem, I don’t have a clear idea of what kind of setting it could have.” – Yamagami

“The Advance Wars series is one that I personally have a lot of interest in. I hear some of the staff here saying that they want to make one too, so if we have a chance it’s something I’d like to do!” – Higuchi

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Site HTTPS Support

The site has been updated to support HTTPS through Let’s Encrypt! – This means that forum logins should no longer make Firefox and Chrome grumpy about being insecure.

The front page may take a while to be fully compliant though, it’ll take some time to convert all the links to use the new urls, so you’ll probably see the “partially encrypted” or “parts of this page are not secure” message at the top for a while.

The forum has also been updated to the latest version of the software – send me a message somewhere if you have issues with it behaving for you and I’ll see what I can work out. The required “dark” theme will be updated/enabled in a day or 12.

AW4 trial map videos!

Our good man dxdydzd has been busy uploading Dark Conflict Days of Ruin trial map videos over the past few days! As of this post 21/38 trial maps have been covered. Check them out here!

Remember that as with all AW singleplayer runs, these videos assume ideal luck and conditions. If you’re having trouble getting the AI to do what’s on the video, make sure you know how to manipulate the random number generator (RNG). The easiest way to do so is to draw a 2-tile diagonal path. The RNG will choose one of two paths for the pathing line to follow. The RNG will also advance every frame while the damage box is bouncing.

Minimum Turns 300 Pts Dual Strike Run by dxdydzd

User dxdydzd has put together an amazing youtube playlist showing a minimum turn-count S-Rank run of the entire campaign. Each one of the map playthroughs match or beat the current “lowest turn counts” for each of these missions. For some maps with alternative best turn counts (e.g. Snow Hunters with/without the Lab Map), both routes are shown, too!

You can watch it below, or here from this direct link.

Hacks and Mods on the main page

I’ve added a new section to the frontpage for hacks and mods. At present, there’s only one item listed but I’m willing to add more as people want to have them submitted.

I’ll only be putting up ‘complete’ hacks of any variety, for your WIP stuff, use the forum.

It opens with the War Room Hack 2012, I’ll add more in the near future.

AW4: Campaign Speedrun in 57:02

Hi! I love Advance Wars. I’m using my first post here to show off a speedrun! Special thanks to fellow WWNer ALAKTORN who helped out with strategies for a bunch of the missions. This is now the current world record, though admittedly there’s not much competition. Forum thread is here if you’d like to take part in this activity!

If you liked this, check out these other AW speedruns:

AW1 Normal Campaign in 1:13:24 by Alistair Grant
AW2 Normal Campaign (Tool-Assisted) in 1:08:21 by fetofs
AW3 (Dual Strike) NG+ Normal Campaign in 1:46:50 by GalacticFrozer

Welcome to the new Main Page

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to WWN’s new fancy “Web 2.0” front page!

Please excuse any oddities in the meantime while we get it all cleaned up. We’ve moved most of the old content across and should have easy ability to update the new stuff. Hopefully it will mean that site updates will be less glacial in the future 🙂