Freeciv is a Free and Open Source empire-building strategy game inspired by the history of human civilization. Upstream repository for the standalone Freeciv client and server. Report bugs and submit patches at (by freeciv)

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  • Making a copy of an original game | 2021-10-19
    FreeCiv is a clone of Sid Meier's Civilization
  • link testing | 2021-09-12
    Ancient Domains Of Mystery, Battle for Wesnoth, Beneath a Steel Sky, Braid, Baldur's Gate 1 & 2, Beyond Good & Evil, Call of Duty, Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now, Commandos 2+3, Counter-Strike: Source, Deus Ex, Diablo II, Elder Scrolls III : Morrowind, Empire Earth, Europa Universalis II, Fallout 1/2/Tactics, FlatOut 2, Gothic 2, GTA 3/VC/SA, Ground Control, Half-Life, Hearts of Iron, Hitman 3: Contracts, Homeworld (the classic version, comes with the remastered), IL-2 Sturmovik, Jagged Alliance 2, Machinarium, Mafia (check the PCGamingWiki for how to restore the original music), Majesty, Max Payne 1 & 2, Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, Mount & Blade, Neverwinter Nights (if you have problems with the enhanced ed. the original comes with it and should work), Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus, Planescape: Torment, Praetorians, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Quake 1-3, Rayman 2, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Shadow Warrior Classic, Sid Meier’s Civilization III (or give Freeciv a go instead), Silent Storm, SimCity 4 Deluxe, Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix, Starcraft (original, it's the free one), STAR WARS: Knights of the Old Republic, System Shock 2, The Curse of Monkey Island, The Settlers IV, Theme Hospital, Thief, Thief 2, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, Tomb Raider II, Torchlight, Total Anihilation, TrackMania (Nations Forever is the free version, try that first), Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War, World of Goo, Worms Armaggedon
  • For anyone thinking of coming to west madison bestbuy for gpu drop. The left most part of the line here wraps around the building. The right most wraps around the block. Estimating 200+ people | 2021-08-26
    Don't forget the freeciv project.
  • Show HN: Freeciv-Web | 2021-06-24
    Here's the homepage of the FreeCiv project itself, which also has various other frontends besides FreeCiv-Web:

    I recommend the Qt frontend. Last time I checked it was in a much better state than either of the GTK ones, but that was a while ago. | 2021-03-18
    The FreeCiv project itself deserves a shoutout here. [0]

    Roughly a year ago I tried out the various FreeCiv desktop clients for Windows. I found the Qt one to be easily the best of them, although it was by no means well polished.


  • A ancient relic has been uncovered | 2021-06-01
    Like FreeCiv?
  • Does anyone know any stuff like open RCT | 2021-05-20
    You mean OpenTTD, OpenRA, Freeciv, OpenMV ?
  • AWESOME WINDOWS TOOLS | 2021-04-26
    Freeciv - A Free and Open Source empire-building strategy game inspired by the history of human civilization.
  • Can someone PLEASE recommend a cheap game (20$ or less) I can play on my crappy laptop. | 2021-03-22
    Civilization 2, alternatively FreeCiv.
  • After being a console gamer since the 90's, I finally got myself a gaming PC. What PC classics hold up well that I can get for cheap? | 2021-03-17
    Civilization 2, alternatively FreeCiv.
  • What are the best free games like Fallout Shelter? | 2021-02-23
    C-Evo and Freeciv are fun Civilization clones on PC
  • SIB Civ 5 or Civ 6?
    If you've never played a CIV game you could always just try Freeciv for nothing:
  • I got hyped for Nemesis and downloaded Galaxy Command. Do not download Galaxy Command. | 2021-02-19
    Ehh, I wouldn't exactly call it a working model. Open source gaming, last time I've checked, is largely limited to clones/remakes (not-Mario, not-Quake-Arena, not-Civilization-3) and WINE (which, ironicaly enough, runs old games far better than modern Windows).


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freeciv/freeciv is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 only which is an OSI approved license.

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