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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There could be something good there all free: It shows a list of all the techs, and what techs are necessary to get them. It depends on map size, map generator, land size, starting units.

How to Play

Check also if units have any bonuses against other units, eg. So “4 2 ” for food means you’re producing 4, but only 2 surplus.

Freecov produce horde of knights like and enjoy destruction. Attack only if you are sure you have enough army, 20 units is nothing unusual. This tutorial still badly needs to be worked on before being complete Also rehome units in other cities to get free upkeep of units.

On island game player can freely build settlers first, research map making to get early triremas to scout. Settlers are good for starting your city, joining a city, irrigation, paving roads, erecting fortresses, terrain conversion, and exploration.


Consider capital bonuses eg. So, if you find good tiles, try to include as much as you can in that border. This means it’s selected.

AI is very stupid, dont waste time on diplomacy. Also note that going diagonally still costs only 1 movement point, and that rivers allow your units to move more steps. These are often referred to as “bulbs”.

The Freeciv Game User’s Guide

titorial Aside from tutorjal military unit, try to keep this box empty, since those units aren’t doing anything. So click on the “game options” button, and use these settings in the various tabs: You can also learn by playing with others or against the AI. But before you start playing, you’ll want to make it easier for yourself to get to know the game.

First off, a note about this tutorial. If there’s a number in parenthesis, that’s the more important number showing net values.

The “present units” frame lists what units are on the city. Always build military units in city with barracks. To move a selected unit, press G and then move your mouse around–you’ll see a blue line going from the unit to your round cursor. Which is loaded when startpos is 0. If AI finishes city walls dont attack such city, jsut stay with warrior around waiting until it leaves freecig empty, or wait 10 catapults, also you might consider investigating city with diplomat to check how much defenders is there.


Freeciv tutorial

You can do it easily on islands. If it’s a military unit, “info” refers to the unit’s stats more on this later. Strategy depends on map playing on. In such situation capital at size 2 should have ttuorial 5 shields with bonus will be 8. The “info” frame tells you what your city is producing.

Freeciv for Dummies

Tutoriao turns the settler into a city with 1 citizen “10, population”. Catapult and similar offensive units are best defenders! After monarchy you can research chivalry and build sun tzu academy if you have more than 15 cities, then its worth to build it.

The “supported units” lists what units the city is supporting.

There are a number of tutorials and strategy guides available at the Tutorials page. Try to place your city on a river, by a coastline, or on grassland, as this will give you a head start. Most experienced players don’t increase this setting, and if they know how to cope with it and you don’t, you are going to go fteeciv way of Atlantis.