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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Catapult and similar offensive units are best defenders! Don’t use map size at all. All of your units have at least tutorixl but small defensive ability.

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In multiplayer games you must do blitz attacks, or risk that your 20 knight army will be anihilated by single catapult. See example maps generated with different options. But you should find better. There are a number of tutorials and strategy guides available at the Tutorials page. Start of Game Edit I’m assuming that you know how to start the game up.

Settlers are good for starting your city, joining a city, irrigation, paving roads, erecting fortresses, terrain conversion, and exploration. The “supported units” lists what units the city is supporting.

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Also rehome units in other cities to get free upkeep of units. If you choose going democracy, then switch to it, get sewers sanitation techthen rapture as much you can, get univercities and frreciv whatever you want, it should be quick.

This is, however, not a good way to learn how to play.

It’s written by a relatively new player for relatively new players, especially those who have difficulty winning against even just one “novice” AI. If there’s a number in parenthesis, that’s the more important number showing net values. But before you start playing, you’ll want to make it easier for yourself to get to know the game. If you are inexperienced, and are playing with inexperienced people, probably no one will object to an increase in the amount of gold they start with.


The default startpos for the fractal hight generator is 3, which means that the generator will try to place all the players on the same continent. They can’t attack enemies. The “improvements” frame tells you what you have in that city, structure-wise.

On island game player can freely build settlers first, research map making to get early triremas to scout. Below the generator option there is the startpos option.

Now that you have Freeciv running, you’ll tjtorial to play your first few games. Just produce horde of knights like and enjoy destruction. If you are beginner skip caravans.

The Freeciv Game User’s Guide

tutorisl Slave city build units, master city build improvements to increase farming speed. The “present units” frame lists what units are on the city. The “production” progressbar shows how far something is to completion. So click on somewhere on the map–in the black is okay–and your unit will go there. Once you have moved a settler to where you want to build, press Band click “OK”. Note that all tiles farther away than the first tile will take two turns of moving to get there.

And for other output: As for the rest, higher “mountains” means a more mountainous map, higher “deserts” means more deserts, etc. If AI finishes city walls dont freecvi such city, jsut stay with warrior around waiting until it leaves it empty, or wait 10 catapults, also you might consider investigating city with diplomat to check how much defenders is there.


I’m assuming that you know how to start the game up. If you don’t want to move units for extended periods of time, select them and press S.

The “target worklist” shows, in order, what your city is going to build. So click on the “game options” button, and use these settings in the various tabs:. Always build military units in city with barracks. It leaves cities empty often, just put warrior near his cities and wait until he empties them.

These are freecvi referred to as “shields”. So, first thing to do is to go around looking for the best place to settle. Depending on ruleset – terrain gives a lot of defence bonus. Feel free to set whatever timeout seems comfortable, but remember that going above will tend to bother people. Get republic fast use scientists for it.

How to Play

If it’s a military unit, “info” refers to the unit’s stats more on this later. It alters the map generation process. This’ll make it easier for you to figure out what’s going on. It is recommended that you try playing solitaire a few times, so that you can get a feel for how things work, but this is not necessary.

Larger cities have more frfeciv, and uttorial city with at least 2 population can produce new settlers.