Freeciv is a turn-based strategy game, with some real-time elements, in which each player is the leader of a civilization, fighting to obtain the ultimate goals of a . Freeciv is an open-source, free-to-play, single-player or multi-player, computer game developed independently (since ) but admittedly inspired by. Has anybody found a walkthrough/tutorial for freeciv that really holds your hand like you’ve never played it at all before? This is the obvious.

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If there’s a number in parenthesis, that’s the more important number showing net values. If there are just two of you playing, you can usually get away with using timeout 0. Later in the game, however, as things get tutoriial complex, you may want to extend the timeout to seconds. Okay, so the game’s started.

Catapult and similar feeciv units are best defenders! Rapturing means – cities grows 1 per turn – you can do it in republic, setting enough luxury so there is more or equal happy citizens than content, city needs tutoial be at least size 3 also.

This lists the summary and functionalities of the city:. If you want to work on them manually, click on one of the sets of numbers to remove it, and then you can click on an empty tile to set it to work. Note that all basic units except the explorer can only go 1 tile per turn.

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You can also learn by playing with others or against the AI. Just use defence bonuses, freeicv close to your enemy, see what’s he is doing. This lists the summary and functionalities of the city: On island just go republic.

Slave city build units, master city build improvements to increase farming speed. Buy barracks as fast you can, usually player starts with 50 gold so you should buy it in second turn after settling capital unless you are playing on islands or a big map. The “supported units” lists what units the city is supporting.


Always build military units in city with barracks.

Freeciv for Dummies

Strategy depends on map playing on. Most units require “upkeep”, which drains the city of production points tutoorial every turn and can also make people unhappy. Retrieved from ” http: This is, however, not a good way to learn how to play. Settlers are good for starting your city, joining a city, irrigation, paving roads, erecting fortresses, terrain rfeeciv, and exploration.

There could be something good there all free: On continental map you should get monarchy quite fast. If there are more than two, or if one of the two is going to be away from his terminal at random intervals and you don’t want to halt play, a timeout of 60 seconds is usually sufficient. Freeciv is extremely similar to Civ II, so futorial should be useful; only the interfaces differ a bit.

Just keep 1 defender in each city in dangerous spot, use attackers to get rid of incoming units, use goto to hide unit after attacking. If you have never played the Civilization games, it’s easiest to start by reading the Freeciv Manual, available at Manual. On island game player can freely build settlers first, research map making to get early triremas to scout.

The cursor then focuses on another of tutoorial units–if it has a horse it’s an explorer, if it has a pick it’s a worker, and if it has a wagon it’s a settler.

If you come across a hut, go into it! Larger cities have more output, and any city with at least 2 population can produce new settlers. If you choose going democracy, then switch to it, get sewers sanitation techthen rapture as much you can, get univercities and research tutoorial you want, it should be quick.

It can be easily achieved with city on grass and 2 forests nearby, but it’s not good spot. The “improvements” frame tells you what you have in that city, structure-wise. These are often referred to as “bulbs”.

The more surplus production, the faster your city builds things. Attack only if you are sure you have enough army, 20 units is nothing unusual.

Also of use are coasts, rivers, and grasslands dark green. You can do it easily on islands. See example maps generated with different options. Use such early boosts to get very early horsemans, use scientists in other cities to get horseback riding in turns.


If you start with 2 settlers and turn them both into cities, the first city has 2 citizens and is your capital, while the second has 1. To fix this, our kind and loving coders installed the generator option.

The Freeciv Game User’s Guide

Aside from 1 military unit, try to keep this box empty, since those units aren’t doing anything. The “change in” underneath tells you how many turns until your city gets bigger. If you don’t want to move units for extended periods of time, select them and press S. You can get back to the city dialog box by clicking on any city.

Money, whether 25 gold, 50 gold, or gold Allied units, whether horsemen or carriage Advancements techgenerally low level A new city with 1 or 2 citizens OR your unit could get killed by “barbarians” in which case bad luck, but DON’T let it discourage you So, first thing to do is to go around looking for the best place to settle. If you’re looking for how to install Freeciv, look in Install. Explorers are the best unit for roaming around. Now that you have Freeciv running, you’ll want to play your first few games.

After monarchy you can research chivalry and build sun tzu academy if you have more than 15 cities, then its worth to build it.

In multiplayer games you must do blitz attacks, or risk that your 20 knight army will be anihilated by single catapult. Which is loaded when startpos is 0. Also note that going diagonally still costs only 1 movement point, and that rivers allow your units to move more steps.