This page describes how to get Freeciv running on Mac OS X using the easier pre-built methods. For building from source, see Build-MacOSX
Install From Pre-built BinaryEdit
This is the easiest way to get up and running. However, pre-built packages have not been provided since 2.3.0.
Install from Homebrew Edit
Note: The commands below need to be copied and pasted into a terminal!
Head here to install Homebrew:
This is the current command to install Homebrew (check the site to make sure it hasn't changed):
ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
Then to install Freeciv tap the Homebrew-games keg:
brew tap homebrew/games
This repo hosts a variety of games, to install Freeciv:
brew install freeciv
On Yosemite if you get error "dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/local/lib/liblzma.5.dylib" then install xz library
brew install xz
Install from Fink Edit
fink install freeciv
This will take quite a while the first time you do it. When it's done, start a game with:
Install from MacPortsEdit
Prepare Mac OS XEdit
- Install X11 and X11 SDK components. Both are available on your Mac OS X CD. However, X11 itself is also available as a download (Panther compatable download here) from Apple. (For 10.8, Mountain Lion, you will need to obtain XQuartz, see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5293.)
- Install Xcode 1.2, 1.5 (For Panther), 2.0 (For Tiger) or 3.0 (For Leopard)
Mac Ports can be downloaded from http://www.macports.org/install.php . Here you'll find the versions for the different MAC OS X.
Having installed MacPorts, you'll be able to execute the 'port' command in Terminal. This will the download the different packages and install FeeCiv on your HD.
% sudo port install freeciv-x11 or! if that command is filled with large quanities of suck and fail... tr y: % sudo port install freeciv
Install from SourceEdit
This subject is complex enough that it has moved to its own page Build-MacOSX.