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Introduction to FreeCiv

The FreeCiv package is an implementation of Civilization II for UNIX/X released under the GNU General Public License. It is maintained by an international team of coders and enthusiasts, and is easily one of the most fun and addictive network games out there.

Get sound sets from These are copied to /usr/local/share/freeciv/stdsounds/ and the soundspec file to /usr/local/share/freeciv/.

Package Information

Additional Downloads

FreeCiv Dependencies

EsounD or SDL_mixer-1.2.6

Installation of FreeCiv

Install FreeCiv by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr/local &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

If you are installing the additional sound files, as the root user:

mkdir /usr/src/freeciv-sound &&
cd /usr/src/freeciv-sound &&
tar -xf ../stdsounds3.tar.gz &&
cp -r data/* /usr/local/share/freeciv/


  • Installed Programs: civserver and civclient
  • Installed Directory: /usr/local/share/freeciv

Short Descriptions

  • civserver -- The local server for FreeCiv
  • civclient -- The client to run FreeCiv either locally or from a META server


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