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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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Where, in the ruleset files, is defined whether a trade route can be established here?

For example, in the "classic" game.ruleset, I see [actionenabler_traderoute] action = "Establish Trade Route" actor_reqs = { "type", "name",...
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How to force an ally's units off my ship

Sometimes, an allied nation will load their units onto one of my ships. This could disrupt my plans, as their units take up space that I would rather use to transport my own units. Short of cancelling ...
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How to enable the bribing of democracies

By default, Freeciv's democracy is an unbribable form of government. Units belonging to a democracy cannot be bribed, and enemy diplomats/spies cannot incite revolts in cities belonging to a democracy....
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How does one mines a glacier tile?

It seems that it is possible only later in game. I'd suppose that this is conditional to the discovery of a certain technology, but I cannot seem to find a reference to that effect. Does anyone knows ?...
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What is the difference between Freeciv's classic and default ruleset?

In Freeciv 2.5, there is a "classic" ruleset and a "default" ruleset. What is the difference between them? If not mistaken, there was no distinction between "classic" and ...
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Do ruins have any effect in Freeciv?

When a city is destroyed, there will be ruins on the tile formerly occupied by the city. I could remove the ruins by pillaging it, but will there be any material impact on the game if I choose not to ...
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How to embiggen font in Civilisation / Wonders of the World (F7)

Recently installed Freeciv 2.6.0. The screen is 1080 × 1920 The characters in the aforementionned tab are so small as to be barely legible. Idem in the city box − on the [Overview] and [Happiness] ...
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Is there any benefit in fortifying a unit that is inside a city or fortress?

When a land unit is fortified, it gains a defensive bonus. Some land units have a defensive bonus when inside a city or fortress. Is there any use in fortifying a land unit that is already inside a ...
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Does having a land border with an AI player increase the risk that it will dislike me?

Does an AI civilization's attitude depend on whether or not my civilization has a land border with the AI's civilization? I have noticed that the attitude of my immediate AI neighbors tend to ...
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How do I disable pollution in Freeciv?

Is it possible to disable pollution in Freeciv? If so, how? The image below shows a city with lots of polluted tiles. I would like to play a game that has no pollution at all. I know that there is a ...
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How do I play the "Earth (classic/small)" scenario but with an isometric map?

In Freeciv 2.6.2, the "Earth (classic/small)" scenario (earth-80x50-v3.sav.gz) shows a top-down 2D map like this: Is there a way to change the map to an isometric map instead? I would like ...
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How is victory decided when two civilizations reach Alpha Centauri in the same year?

Suppose two civilizations have launched their spaceship, and both spaceships have the same year of arrival. If they really do reach Alpha Centauri in the same year, who will obtain the space victory? ...
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Why build a large spaceship when a small one will do?

If I am aiming for a space victory, why should I build a large spaceship when I can build a small one instead? A small spaceship has three advantages over a large spaceship: It takes less time to ...
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What are the consequences of using nuclear weapons against pirates or barbarians?

What is the effect of using nuclear weapons against pirates or barbarians? Will the pirates or barbarians become more aggressive towards me? Will the other AI players like me less even though I am ...
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How can I make an alliance member hate me and declare war on me?

When playing against the AI, I sometimes find myself in a multinational alliance that includes a nation I dislike. I have a peace treaty with this nation. I would like that nation to declare war on me ...
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Is there a setting for slowly killing units that are outside a city or military base?

In Freeciv, is there a setting that slowly kills units that are outside a city or military base? For example, when I send a battleship halfway across the world, it should be slowly killed until it is &...
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Is there a way to disable global warming and nuclear winter once the game has started?

Suppose I started a game that has global warming and nuclear winter enabled. In mid-game, I decide that I want to disable global warming and nuclear winter. Is there a way to do this? I am enjoying my ...
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How do I get units that do not consume food?

I know that there are circumstances where units that usually consume food do not consume food: Starting units at the beginning of the game do not consume food (e.g. settlers and workers provided at ...
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How can I carry missiles on stealth bombers?

I want my stealth bombers to carry missiles and nuclear units. Since this is not the default function of stealth bombers in Freeciv, is there a way to modify the configuration files to allow stealth ...
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How do I stop Freeciv from animating every move when observing an AI player?

When observing an AI player on a large map, each turn can take a few minutes, because Freeciv animates every single move by units of the observed player. This is extremely slow. Is there a way to stop ...
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Can all non-combat units and missiles achieve "hardened" and "elite" levels?

Combat units achieve veteran, hardened and elite status after attacking or being attacked. Spies achieve veteran, hardened and elite status after successfully completing missions or after successfully ...
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Is it possible for allies to win together via an allied space victory?

Whenever I try to build a spaceship, the attitude of my AI allies start to worsen. Their attitude eventually reaches "genocidal". When I launch my spaceship, all my AI allies eject me from ...
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Does Freeciv AI attitude worsen if I clean up pollution and nuclear fallout on their land?

In the common interest of preventing global warming and nuclear winters, I sometimes send my engineers into enemy territory to help my enemies clean up pollution and nuclear fallout. However, enemy AI ...
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Are there environmental consequences for removing all ice from polar regions?

Are there environmental consequences (e.g. global warming, rising sea levels) if I transform all the ice in the polar regions into ice-free terrain (e.g. forest, grassland, plains)? I am planning to ...
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How can I capture a size 1 city without destroying it?

Whenever I try to capture an empty size 1 city by entering it, the city gets destroyed. If I want to capture the city instead of destroying it, I send in a diplomat/spy to bribe the city. Once bribed, ...
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How to comb a sea for enemy submarines?

Suppose my enemy has lots of submarines, which are all being deployed in a particular sea. What is the best way to find the submarines and destroy them? I am currently using battleships to do the job ...
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Why does the AI prefer communism?

By now, I've probably played a hundred games against the medium and hard AI. I've noticed that once an AI-controlled player discovers communism, it will not hesitate to switch to communism. Communism ...
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When is it possible to reclaim land in Freeciv by transforming ocean and lake tiles into swamp?

It is possible to do land reclamation by placing a ship containing engineers on an ocean or lake tile, and then ordering those engineers to transform the tile into swamp. However, I have noticed that ...
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Identification of spaceship's Habitation Modules and Life Support Modules

The documentation has this to say about Space Modules: Space Modules are the most expensive parts of spaceships. There are three different types of Space Module: Habitation Module: provides ...
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How can I protect airbase on a 1x1 island from enemy ship attacks?

Many turns ago, I established an airbase on a 1x1 island, and stationed about 20 stealth aircraft there. The base worked well for disrupting enemy shipping, but my opponents have now developed ...
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"People icons" in city window

Where can I find a description of "people icons" in the top left corner of city window? I guess it has something to do with workers/specialists, but I wasn't able to find it in Game Manual ...
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How do I transfer units to another player?

I usually give financial aid to my frenemies using diplomacy, so that they can continue to harass my enemies. However, sometimes I wish to transfer advanced military units rather than gold. Is there a ...
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Will Freeciv AI ever make farmland?

I noticed that Freeciv AI only irrigates plains and grasslands once, which results in irrigated land. However, even after AI players have researched refrigeration (allowing them to build supermarkets ...
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Do terrain transformations and pillaging worsen AI attitude?

I did these things to an AI player: I transformed some of the AI's productive tiles into ocean tiles (to make a "canal"). I pillaged some roads and railroads to put a stop to direct attacks on my ...
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How do I protect aircraft carriers especially against submarines?

I usually deploy an aircraft carrier loaded with 8 stealth bombers. When loaded, this aircraft carrier is very expensive, so I need to find an effective way of protecting it. The documentation says: ...
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How do I set default player names, nations and AI difficulty?

When I want to start a new game of Freeciv, I am always presented with a screen like this: I want to set some defaults so that I don't have to manually select the player nations every time I want to ...
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Setting for disabling SDI defense?

I wish to play a Freeciv game where no player can build SDI defenses. Is there a setting to prevent the building of SDI defense in Freeciv games?
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What determines the maximum number of trade routes a city can have?

When a new city is founded, it is limited to two trade routes. Eventually, the game allows that city to have three trade routes. Further on in the game, the city is allowed to have four trade routes (...
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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 do I 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 do I 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 ...