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A free and open source turn-based civilisation building game inspired by the Sid Meier's Civilization series of games.

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Why are there two bearded faces wearing red hats on my stealth bomber icon?

I was looking through the supported units of a city when I saw that my stealth bombers had two bearded faces wearing red hats in the bottom right of their icon. What does this mean?
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When will the success probability of a spaceship be something other than 0% or 100%?

The image below shows a spaceship that has not been launched. Its success probability is 100%. Before completion, the success probability was 0%. These are the only two values I have ever observed. ...
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Will Freeciv AI ever use nuclear weapons?

I've been playing Freeciv against the built-in AI (easy, normal, and hard levels), and it seems that the AI never builds or detonates nuclear weapons (even long after the Manhattan Project world ...
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Android Freeciv, how to load unit onto ships?

Latest Android client as of time of writing. I do not see an option for a Settler unit to be loaded onto a seafaring ship when they are BOTH in the same city, how can this be done? I am stuck on one ...
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What is the fastest spaceship configuration?

Spaceships in Freeciv are built out of Space Modules, Space Structural, and Space Components. Which combination of the parts result in a spaceship that takes the least amount of time to reach Alpha ...
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How to cancel trade routes in Freeciv?

I had established several trade routes with another player when both of us agreed to a peace treaty. However, the deteriorating political situation has forced both of us to cancel the treaty and ...
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How to bribe ships in Freeciv?

I am playing a self-imposed "single-city challenge" game (i.e. a game where I restrict myself to having only one city). Naturally, I built the city beside a sea to be able access to the rest of the ...
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How are trade points between cities calculated?

When one sends a caravan (or freight) from city A to city B, one gains research points, gold, and a new trade route that increases both city A's and city B's trade output. From experience, it appears ...
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How can a warrior take an enemy city?

I have a warrior standing next to a young small enemy city. How can I attack it? I do not see any options to attack.
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Location of Freeciv Rule Files on Linux

Where are the rule files located on the Linux filesystem for Freeciv? I appreciate any and all help.
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What nations don't start with Despotism?

In Freeciv, the description of a nation usually says this: "...history about nation... Initial government is Despotism." Are there any nations that don't start with Despotism as their government?
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Cost of inciting a revolt

What is the formula that determines the cost of inciting a revolt using diplomats/spies? I know that for a capital it is 1000000 gp. I could only find a formula for the costs of bribing/sabotaging ...
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Why can't I transform tundra?

I'm playing freeciv 2.5 with ruleset civ2civ3. I've Engineer on Tundra tile, and want to transform it into Plains, but cannot: proper action is in the menu, but is grayed out. Why? Is this a bug or am ...
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Freeciv (Macports SDL) can't create scorelog

I'm playing Freeciv 2.4.2 on Mac OS X 10.9.4 (Mavericks), using the SDL client from MacPorts package freeciv @2.4.2_0+universal Whenever I start by loading a game, I get the message Can't open ...
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How to dismantle my own city

I found a friendly city in a hut, but it's so freakish close from my other cities that I do not want to manage them both so close from one another. Is there a way to dismantle a city you own? ...
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How to effectively siege/capture city in freeciv 1.x?

I have only 6 hours of play so can't say that understand game mechanic at all. It is EXTRA complicated to siege enemy city. I spend 30 offense units in order to break 2 defense unit in city (I try ...
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Can allied teammates build cities in each other's territory?

I'm playing multiplayer Freeciv. I'm on a team with another player, plus we have an alliance. I'd like to build a city in his territory. This had been possible recently, I think. We have Freeciv 2.3....
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Is it possible to modify the ruleset so as to change stack destruction?

This is actually a follow up to a previous question of mine. It deals with the feature of the combat rules that destroys an entire stack of units (no matter how large) by a single unit as long as the ...
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Freeciv - Whole Stack Destroyed by Single Attack

I find that in Freeciv, when you attack a whole stack of units (irrespective of how large this stack is), if your attacking unit is able to take out one of the strongest units in the stack, the entire ...
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Freeciv runs very slow

After some time freeciv runs very slow on my laptop, running onboard intel graphics. I'm using the gtk version on Ubuntu 10.10 and it seems like Xorg is consuming 100% CPU. I'm also running Compiz ...
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Freeciv: attack strategy against computer that already has railroad and cannons

I'm having issues attacking a computer that already has cannons and railroad. My current plan is having a couple of Mechanized Infantry adjacent to an enemy city (for defense of the square) and some ...
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What is the Freeciv setting to automatically raze or not when capturing a city?

I've been looking for a freeciv setting that would allow me to choose between razing a city when capturing it and keeping the city. Couldn't find it in the options dialog. I'm asking here to make sure ...