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A free clone of Colonization


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This manual page documents briefly the freecol command. This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.

freecol is a free clone of the famous game Colonization. It's a turn based strategy game in which each player becomes leader of an European nation, fighting to obtain the independence of the mother country.

A multiplayer mode has been added to the original game.


A summary of options is included below.

--freecol-data DIR

DIR should be the directory with FreeCol's data files, it has a subdirectory called images.


Runs FreeCol in windowed mode instead of full screen mode.


Runs FreeCol without sound.


Shows summary of options.


Shows version of program.

--server PORT

Starts a stand-alone server on the specified port.


FreeCol is available under GPL license terms.

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This manual page was written by Jean Lepropre <>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).


July 28, 2004 GNU FreeCol's Manpage