FreeCiv Maps

(FreeCiv is a clone of Civilisation games. You can download it for free and learn a lot about it at www.freeciv.org.)

The maps presented here are made by Libor Behounek. You are free to use them, distribute them, edit them etc. Any feedback is welcome.

If you do not want to get spoiled, you can download the maps devoid of any description.

Contents

  1. Real Lands and Planets
  2. Fantasy Worlds
  3. Artificial Maps
  4. Maps at Other Sites
  5. Rulesets

Real Lands and Planets

This section contains maps of lands and planets that (according to modern science) existed in the past, exist now or are likely to exist in the future of the real world, namely the maps of the Earth and its parts in various geological eras and maps based on the landscape of other planets in the Solar System. The maps try to be as accurate as possible in respect of terrain and topography, permitted of course the licence of rendering uninhabitable environments as inhabitable Civilization terrain types.

The spherical surface of the planets is rendered on the cylinder using the projection showing the accurate lengths in meridians (thus every square on the map corresponds to a "square" between equally distant - in the sense of lattitude and longitude - parallels and meridians). This projection extremely deforms (stretches horizontally) the northernmost and southernmost parts of the planet; but since these parts are usually of little interest for the play (being of an arctic climate), the benefits of easy making outweigh the drawback of deformation.

Big Map of the World

Landmass on the map Size: 180x90 (30 players)
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Recommended rulesets: Earthly nations

Small Map of the World

Landmass on the map Size: 72x36 (15 players)
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Recommended rulesets: Small Earth nations

Big Map of the Ice Age World

Landmass on the map Size: 180x90 (30 players)
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Recommended rulesets: Earthly nations

Maps to Come

These are the maps I plan to make some day:

Fantasy Worlds

This section will contain maps of lands described in famous fantasy books, most notably those by Tolkien, Pratchett and others. Currently, the section is empty; see, however, the list of other sites to find some maps of Tolkien's world.

Maps to Come

A non-comprehensive list of maps that really ought to be made:

Artificial Maps

This section contains artificially made maps, created with the purpose to make an interesting game environment.

Plain Plain

Landmass on the map Size: 40x25 (10 players)
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Megaswamp

Landmass on the map Size: 40x25 (15 players)
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Vertical Stripes

Landmass on the map Size: 42x25 (3 players)
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Horizontal Stripes

Landmass on the map Size: 42x25 (3 players)
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Maps to Come

A few other types of maps that can be made:

Rulesets

Earthly Nations

The default nations.ruleset restricted to historical nations, reordered and shortened to fit to the large-scale maps of the world presented here (max. 30 players).
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Small-Earth Nations

The default nations.ruleset restricted to historical nations, reordered and shortened to fit to the small-scale maps of the world presented here (max. 15 players).
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