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Freeciv Portable 2.3.3 (empire-building strategy game) Released

Submitted by John T. Haller on December 24, 2012 - 2:04pm
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logoFreeciv Portable 2.3.3 has been released. Freeciv is an empire-building strategy game inspired by the history of human civilization. The game commences in prehistory and your mission is to lead your tribe from the stone age to the space age. This release updates FreeCiv to the latest version. It's packaged in PortableApps.com Format so it can easily integrate with the PortableApps.com Platform. And it's open source and completely free.

Update automatically or install from the portable app store in the PortableApps.com Platform.


ScreenshotFreeciv is a free turn-based multiplayer strategy game, in which each player becomes the leader of a civilization, fighting to obtain the ultimate goal: To become the greatest civilization. Players of the Civilization® series by Microprose® should feel at home, since one aim of Freeciv is to have optional modes (called rulesets) with compatible rules.

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PortableApps.com Installer / PortableApps.com Format

Freeciv Portable is packaged in a PortableApps.com Installer so it will automatically detect an existing PortableApps.com installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in PortableApps.com Format, so it automatically works with the PortableApps.com Platform including the Menu and Backup Utility.


Freeciv Portable is available for immediate download from the Freeciv Portable homepage. Get it today!

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Thanks for updating this, John. I was working on adding working language switching, but hadn't got it working right yet.


When I do a download through the platform, it downloads FreeCiv twice, then errors out saying it's not valid. Any idea why that would happen? I'm using v12 Beta 1 of the platform.

Bill G.
Frozen St. Paul, MN
land of the frozen mosquito

Usually that would mean the

Usually that would mean the md5 hash in the updater database is incorrect or there is an error on your mirror. Since I am getting the error as well, I am leaning more towards the md5 being incorrect.

It's not a bug, its a feature.

Not working

when update civ from platfrom,
it try to download file twice - i am not sure what is the second file it download. (it working like it online paf installer, instead of local paf installer)

when it finish download both file, it say the install is in valid.
please fix the PAF file, and upload it again.


Platform Download Fixed

The MD5 was incorrect in the database. I've fixed it. Sorry about that.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

thank you

I will look at the evening if it get working.
thanks for the hard work