Raspberry PI – FreeCiv Server install

From freeciv.org:

Freeciv is a Free and Open Source empire-building strategy game inspired by the history of human civilization. The game commences in prehistory and your mission is to lead your tribe from the Stone Age to the Space Age…

These instructions are for installing and running a freeciv server on the raspberry pi. It works surprisingly well.

#Install the files

  • sudo apt-get install -y freeciv-server freeciv-client-gtk

#Start the server

  • freeciv-server

#done. no really, thats it.

Server options: http://freeciv.wikia.com/wiki/Server_Manual

#now grab a game client and connect to the PI’s ip


connect to freecivplayer listgame is working

Raspberry PI – wicd-curses wifi program

Setting up your Pi to connect to wireless AP’s can be a pain at times. wicd-curses is a nice command line program to get this going for you easily. Only issue i have found so far is it doesn’t seem to like accessing the network on both eth0 and wlan0 at the same time. Meaning if your eth0 is on a different subnet than the AP you are connecting to, you will immediately lose connection to your putty session when you tell it to connect to the AP. Other than that, really cool.

#Update and Upgrade your Pi first

  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get upgrade -y

#install wicd-curses

  • sudo apt-get install -y wicd-curses

#run it!

  • wicd-curses

#you should see available wifi ssids. Options are listed at the bottom. If you just highlight and hit enter it should connect you right up. I recommend hitting P and adjusting preferences, like auto connect so it reconnects after a reboot.

wicd-curses man page