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Freeciv

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Freeciv
Freeciv cover
Release dates
Windows January 5, 1996
Linux January 5, 1996
macOS (OS X) November 6, 2005
Taxonomy
Monetization Freeware
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Turn-based
Perspectives Isometric, Bird's-eye view
Controls Point and select
Genres 4X, TBS
Themes Historical
Series Civilization
Freeciv guide on StrategyWiki
Freeciv on MobyGames
Freeciv on Wikipedia
Sid Meier's Civilization 1991
Freeciv (unofficial) 1996
Sid Meier's Civilization II 1996
Civilization II: Test of Time 1999
Sid Meier's Civilization III 2001
Sid Meier's Civilization IV 2005
CivCity: Rome 2006
Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization 2008
Sid Meier's Civilization V 2010
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth 2014
Sid Meier's Civilization VI 2016
Sid Meier's Civilization VII 2025

Freeciv is a free and open-source version of Sid Meier's Civilization series, primarily basing its rulesets on Civilization II and Civilization III and combinations thereof.

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
A browser version is also available.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Save game data location

System Location
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Video

Input

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Uses system cursor.
Mouse sensitivity
Uses system cursor.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Controller types

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and effects are separate, but can only be switched on/off.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Catalan
Finnish
French
German
Polish
Portuguese
Partial translation.
Brazilian Portuguese
Partial translation.
Russian
Spanish
Other interface languages are supported, but are incomplete.

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Other information

API

ExecutablePPC 32-bit 64-bitARM Notes
Windows
Default download is 64-bit in recent versions. ARM support requires building from source code.[1]
macOS (OS X)
[2]
Linux
Support is offered by various Linux repos.[3]

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Audio Ogg Vorbis, FLAC
Interface GTK+, Qt, SDL2 Separate clients downloaded individually.

System requirements

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)


References

  1. Ultima Online Mobile!!! 1! - last accessed on 27 March 2022
  2. Builds - freeciv - last accessed on 27 March 2022
  3. Debian -- Details of package freeciv-client-gtk in sid - last accessed on 27 March 2022