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FreeOrion, the free and open source 4X strategy game has a new release

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FreeOrion [Official Site, GitHub], the free and open source strategy game inspired by the Master of Orion series pushed out a new update a few days ago with a lot of improvements.

Version 0.4.8 was released on August 30th and as usual, they only provide pre-built versions for Mac and Windows. For Linux gamers, you will need to either grab an updated package from an outside repository or compile it yourself. Hopefully this will be a good case for Snap and Flatpak to get it to users easily.

There's a ridiculous amount of improvements with this release with tons of UI improvements, vast improvements to the multiplayer capabilities, extensive AI improvements, game rules can be modified, the addition of more playable species along with tons of balance updates and bug fixes. You can see an extensive look at the changes here.

They also announced the first public FreeOrion multiplayer server is now online, details here. Full changelog can be found here.

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buenaventura 3 September 2018 at 11:03 am UTC
I remember trying this years ago, I never played Masters of Orion, and multiplayer seems fun!
albertodv 3 September 2018 at 3:38 pm UTC
For Ubuntu:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:o01eg/freeorion
sudo apt-get update


QuoteIt includes debug symbols as well and supports x86_64, x86 and aarch64.
from o01leg

It works in my Ubuntu 18.04 with my intel hd 3000.
scaine 3 September 2018 at 6:55 pm UTC
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albertodvFor Ubuntu:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:o01eg/freeorion
sudo apt-get update


QuoteIt includes debug symbols as well and supports x86_64, x86 and aarch64.
from o01leg

It works in my Ubuntu 18.04 with my intel hd 3000.

I was about to say: "Ah, well, if they can't/won't package it officially for Linux, I've no interest in trying it". Now I have no excuse, goddamit!

Who o01eg is, he has my bitter respect!
Linuxpunk 4 September 2018 at 7:30 pm UTC
Great game!

Played a bunch of hours of it when I first migrated to Linux (I was using crunchbang at the time). Great to read news about FLOSS games!
razing32 4 September 2018 at 8:00 pm UTC
Seems the AUR package was not updated.
Don;t mind a little compiling
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