freeciv-mp-gtk2, freeciv-mp-gtk3, freeciv-mp-qt, freeciv-mp-cli - Custom content
installers for the Freeciv game
freeciv-modpack [ -d|--debug level_number ] [ -h|--help ] [
-i|--install URL ] [ -L|--List URL ] [ -p|--prefix
directory ] [ -v|--version ]
Freeciv 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 Civilization II® by Microprose® should feel at home,
since one aim of Freeciv is to have compatible rules.
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!
This is the custom content installer program - see also freeciv-server
This program allows users to select and download add-on content
("modpacks") for Freeciv from the Internet, either from a list
maintained by the Freeciv team, or by using a URL obtained by other means. It
takes care of installing the files in the correct place under the user's home
directory for this version of Freeciv; it does not install anything for
This manual page only lists the command line arguments. For details regarding
the options when using freeciv-modpack
see the documentation at
as well as the documentation which is part of the Freeciv
All options have a short form (single hyphen and single letter) and a long form
(double hyphen and a complete word); their effects are identical.
- -d level_number, --debug
- Sets the amount of debugging information to be logged.
Acceptable values for the level_number are:
0 for fatal messages only.
1 for fatal and error messages.
2 for fatal, error and normal messages (default).
3 for fatal, error, normal, and verbose messages.
- -h, --help
- Prints a short summary of the command line options.
- -i URL, --install URL
- Automatically install modpack from a given URL.
- -L URL, --List URL
- Gets modpack list from given URL, rather than the standard
location on the Freeciv team's servers.
- -p directory, --prefix directory
- Installs modpacks under given directory hierarchy.
freeciv modpack installer
- -v, --version
- Prints the version number and exits.
installs files to the following subdirectories
of the user's home directory (or another directory specified with
), as appropriate:
is version of the modpack installer usable from command
line. By default it lists modpacks from the default list or from list
specified with --List
. One can then run it again by giving appropriate
URL from the list for --install
freeciv modpack installer
accepts these environment variables:
- Specifies the user's home directory.
- Set this variable accordingly when using a proxy.
- LANG or LANGUAGE
- Sets the language and locale on some platforms.
- LC_ALL or LC_CTYPE
- Similar to LANG (see documentation for your system).
- Specifies the username of the current user.
Please report bugs to
Freeciv bug tracker
See the Freeciv
Updates and new info is first posted there.
The Freeciv Team <freeciv-dev AT freelists.org>.