freecol(6) A free clone of Colonization


freecol [OPTIONS]


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.


This program is a shell script wrapper based on java-wrappers(7). You therefore benefit from several features; please see the java-wrappers(7) manual page.


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

It was updated by Vincent Fourmond <[email protected]>