Freeciv is a multiplayer, turn-based strategy game for workstations and personal computers inspired by the commercial proprietary Sid Meier’s Civilization series. The game’s default settings are closest to Civilization II, both in gameplay and graphics (including the units and the isometric grid).
Freeciv is available for most desktop computer operating systems. Released under the GNU General Public License, Freeciv is free and open source software.
Players take the role of tribal leaders in 4000 B.C. who must guide their peoples through the centuries. Over time, new technologies are discovered, which allow the construction of new city buildings and the deployment of new units. Players can wage war on one another or form diplomatic relationships. The game commences in prehistory and your mission is to lead your tribe from the stone age to the space age. It has very extensive multilanguage support.
Freeciv is maintained by an international team of coders and enthusiasts, and is easily one of the most fun and addictive network games out there.
Freeciv Software Tool for USB drive
[advt]Freeciv is also available as a portable tool with the Portableapps.com platform. The Portableapps.com platform acts as a launching pad for a wide range of portable applications from Portableapps.com.
If you want Freeciv to be launched directly from a directory, without any installation, you can extract the file to a directory in your USB drive or your PC’s disk drive and then run the application directly from the directory. This will not add any entry in the registry. You can simply copy these extracted files to anywhere and run immediately without any other installation process.
If you want Freeciv to be launched from Portableapps Launch platform, first you have to download and install the Portable apps launch platform in USB or PC. Then install Freeciv using Portable apps launch platform. [Portable apps launch platform can install and provide shortcuts to all your downloaded portable applications from portableapps.com]
Download Freeciv portable for your USB Drive