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FreeCol 0.7.1 Released

FreeCol is an open version of Colonization. It is a Civilization-like game in which the player has to conquer the new world.

FreeCol 0.7.1 has been released. FreeCol is an open version of the turn based strategy game Colonization.

This release fixes the bug causing native units to be frozen on the mapboard. You can get a complete list of bugfixes and new features at:

http://freecol.org/bugtracker/0.7.1
http://freecol.org/featuretracker/0.7.1... read more

Posted by Stian Grenborgen 2007-08-14

FreeCol 0.7.0 Released

FreeCol 0.7.0 has been released. FreeCol is an open version of the turn based strategy game Colonization.

Changes:
- Trade and negotiations between human players.
- A simple map editor has been created.
- The in-game user documentation has been improved.
- Map of the Americas added.
- Automated trade routes.
- Lots of bugfixes.

Download:
http://www.freecol.org/index.php?section=6

Posted by Stian Grenborgen 2007-07-13

FreeCol 0.6.1 Released

FreeCol 0.6.1 has been released. FreeCol is an open version of the turn based strategy game Colonization.

Changes:
- Clicking a colony name on the Turn Report will now display that Colony.
- A panel for displaying the requirements of the colonies has now been added.
- The bug causing the game to deadlock after displaying the emigration panel has been fixed.
- Multiplayer games should now be stable after fixing two critical bugs.
- Some other bugfixes as well.... read more

Posted by Stian Grenborgen 2007-05-01

FreeCol 0.6.0 Released

FreeCol is an open version of the turn based strategy game Colonization.

Changes for this new release:
- The user interface has been improved.
- Reports have been added.
- Dialogs can now be resized and moved.
- Tons of other new features and bug fixes.

Posted by Stian Grenborgen 2007-04-16

FreeCol 0.5.3 Released

FreeCol is an open version of the turn based strategy game Colonization.

Changes for this new release:
- The map size can now be chosen when starting a new game.
- It is now possible to give units goto orders when it is not your turn (multiplayer).
- The non-admin players are now able to view the current options (multiplayer).
- Chatting is now working properly.
- Tons of other bugfixes.

Posted by Stian Grenborgen 2006-12-05

FreeCol 0.5.2 Released

FreeCol is an open version of the turn based strategy game Colonization.

Changes:
- The time and memory required for loading/saving a game have been reduced.
- More efficient transmissions of large network messages.
- Savegame sizes have been reduced.
- Many other savegame related bugs have been fixed.
- Autosaving has been added as an optional feature.
- A new menubar border has been added.

Posted by Stian Grenborgen 2006-11-27

FreeCol 0.5.1 Released

FreeCol is an open version of the turn based strategy game Colonization.

Changes:
- The installer now adds a shortcut for starting the game in windowed mode.
- New graphics for displaying unit paths.
- Borders for the main menu.
- Some of the panels have been improved.
- Tons of bugfixes.

Posted by Stian Grenborgen 2006-09-22

FreeCol 0.5.0 Released

New features in this release include:
- Tax.
- The custom house.
- Capturing of goods.
- Lost city rumours.
- AI for the european players and the royal expeditionary force.
- Fight the war of independence.
- Separate graphics for each type of forest.
- Get a list of public game servers on the Internet.
- Join a running multiplayer game (if not all of the four european powers are controlled by humans).
- A user friendly installer. ... read more

Posted by Lars Willemsens 2006-07-23

FreeCol 0.4.0 Released

This latest release of FreeCol is focused mainly on the improvement of the artificial intelligence and on the addition of new features that allow the player to interact with the natives.
On top of that we've made the game compatible with J2SE 5.0, we did some cosmetic updates and fixed a lot of bugs.

Posted by Lars Willemsens 2005-06-23

FreeCol 0.4.0 Release Candidate

We have prepared a release candidate for FreeCol 0.4.0. This pre-release contains all of the major features intended for the official release, but is not expected to be completely stable. Please report any bugs you might encounter, in order to help us make the official release more stable.

New features include AI for indian players, visiting indian villages (colonist, missionary and scout) and trade with indians.

Posted by Lars Willemsens 2005-05-29

FreeCol 0.3.0 Released

This is the first release of FreeCol in which it is possible to play and win a multiplayer game. FreeCol is an open version of the turn based strategy game Colonization.

The code has been redesigned and restructed in order to make the ongoing development easier. Several new features have been added such as colonies, founding fathers, immigration, combat, trade, terrain improvements, save/load, sound and many GUI improvements.

Posted by Lars Willemsens 2004-09-30

FreeCol 0.2.0 released

This second release of FreeCol is the first release of FreeCol that is completely written in Java. It adds a first implementation of 'Europe' which will allow you to buy many different units and to give them equipment as you like. There have also been many gui improvements such as extra controls and more performant screen drawing. FreeCol is an open version of Colonization. It is a Civilization-like game in which the player has to conquer the new world.

Posted by Lars Willemsens 2003-03-27

FreeCol 0.1.0 Released

FreeCol is an Open Source implementation of Colonization, a turn-based strategy game in which you must colonize the New World.

This first release of FreeCol will let you explore the map with a galleon, a caravel (or merchantman if you play with the Dutch) and a free colonist. You will not be able to play a complete game of Colonization, but our aim is to show where the project is headed and what you can expect from future releases.

Posted by Lars Willemsens 2003-01-02

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