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The Haus: Freeciv: a Free Civilization for Unix

Mar 01, 2000, 17:50 (0 Talkback[s])
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"To me, "strategy" means a turn-based game like Empire or Civilization. I plunked down my cash when Microprose's Civilization hit the shelves, and I shelled out again when Civilization II came out. Now that I'm a Unix user, I can have all the fun of the Civilization games again, and without paying a cent, all thanks to a game called Freeciv...."

"Freeciv is an attempt to develop a free version of Civilization II which (in the Unix tradition) will run on numerous computing platforms. You can think of Freeciv as a combination of CivII and multiplayer CivII, with a few enhancements of its own...."

"Freeciv gives you most of CivII's features, and gives you its own enhancements too. Freeciv supports up to 14 players over internet or LAN. The game supports prebuilt maps and scenarios as CivII does. You can play as any one of 44 different nations. Freeciv gives you 47 different units to control in your rise to world domination. All your favorites are here, from settlers and warriors to diplomats, caravans, stealth bombers, battleships and nukes. You can build Wonders of the World for special advantages (my favorite is Leonardo's Workshop, which continually upgrades obsolete units for you). And the Freeciv AIs will really give you a fight, even on the easy setting."

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