Ext2: Gaming: Freeciv - A GNU Civilization®/Civilization II® cloneJun 14, 1999, 06:28 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lee Anderson)
Thanks to Rob Kennedy for this link.
"Now I'm a relative newcomer to the linux movement - Coming from a strong Windows/DOS background, I found myself quickly at home with the popular free operating system - and could you imagine my joy when I found Freeciv, a Civilization clone not just for linux, but for many popular OS's. As many may already know, gaming on Linux is certainly not a strong point, but I am happy to say, this situation is heading towards a turn."
"Freeciv has been built from the ground up, and fits nicely into the X environment. It is graphically better than the original, with shades of both Civ and Civ II clearly seen within the "top-down" view of the original, and enhanced, smoother textures of Civ II (the most obvious being the units/cities images). Freeciv is certainly far nicer to look at compared to the original, released back in the early '90s - and this is to be expected. However lets get one thing straight - its not the graphical content which makes Freeciv a great game - on the contrary. It is the addictive gameplay wielded from the success of Civ that is where the title excels."