abnbody ever played freecol?

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Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:36 am

was just wournding if any one here had played freecol

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Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:17 am

What might that be?
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Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:06 pm

"FreeCol is a turn-based strategy game based on the old game Colonization, and similar to Civilization. The objective of the game is to create an independent nation.
You start with only a few colonists defying the stormy seas in their search for new land. Will you guide them on the Colonization of a New World?"

form the website :D

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Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:51 pm

I found it on sourceforge, tried it, and couldn't make it do anything.

Play Dwarf Fortress.
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Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:23 pm

I found it on sourceforge, tried it, and couldn't make it do anything.
try it at http://www.freecol.org

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Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:39 pm

never heard of freeCol, but freeCiv was and still is pretty popular :D
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeciv
http://freeciv.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page

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Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:39 pm

I downloaded it last month...but it's been lying on my harddrive ever since cuz I can't be bothered to learn how to play it. :P

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Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:02 pm

FreeCol and Free Civ both came with some software that I purchased.

In FreeCol, you choose what nation you will represent, and sail your ship to the New World in a turn-based game. Colonial - period, Pre - Revulutionary War period.

In FreeCiv, it is as has been described: a take on Civilization. I played both, and found that each one took a large chunk of system resources to run. My present computer is fast (2.98 gig processor; 2 gig of high performance dual channel ram), but each of these games took a long time to load, and to play.

In my estimation, it would be more worthwhile to spend the $10.21 (price + tax in my state) to purchase the "Age of Empires Gold Edition" from Walmart, or the "Rise of Nations" series, and play them.

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Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:32 pm

freecol should be "Free" hence the name "FREEcol" :D :D

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Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:16 am

Yeah, if you're paying more than the ten cents at most that the media costs you're paying too much, and even that's too much unless you live in a country with government monopoly broadband.

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