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by Davide
Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: Longturn
Topic: Showcase of Greatturn replays
Replies: 4
Views: 15378

Showcase of Greatturn replays

I thought it would be nice to keep here a collection of the replays generated for the Greatturn matches. They are nice after all and required hard work to be made. So here they are: GT05 - Planet Earth: 4000 BC - a history of Civilizations [Video ▶] gt05.png GT07 - Europe 1901 - a scenario by Nimrod...
by Davide
Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: Multiplayer / Online gaming
Topic: [Greatturn] African match about to start!
Replies: 0
Views: 2297

[Greatturn] African match about to start!

Hi Freecivers! A new match based on colonial Africa is about to start at Greatturn. There will be about 12 nations displaced on map, governed by an elaborated net of alliances. For more info, our discussion thread is opened here: http://civland.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=861 http://civland.o...
by Davide
Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Stable release 2.4.2
Replies: 2
Views: 3359

Re: Stable release 2.4.2

Perfect!

Greatturn upgrade is on the way :D
by Davide
Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New name for Freeciv
Replies: 49
Views: 22334

Re: New name for Freeciv

@ cazfi: +1 for the intriguing reasoning. I like the proposed name.

Though I remain open to other propositions too, perhaps a little shorter than Human Paths.
(I believe I'm raptured by the one-word Civilization )
by Davide
Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New name for Freeciv
Replies: 49
Views: 22334

Re: New name for Freeciv

It feels odd to me that our international trademark law is so strict. For my limited knowledge, there is some tolerance. "Civilization" is a natural, non-artificial English word and I remember reading that natural words may not be "owned", in contrast with synthetic words. I woul...
by Davide
Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New name for Freeciv
Replies: 49
Views: 22334

Re: New name for Freeciv

pepeto wrote:I don't like pompous names like The Free Strategy Game Project or Open Source Strategy Game etc. They are too vague and they don't make dreaming.

I believe they have been reasoned out of a SEO strategy? Though they are far too generic IMHO.
by Davide
Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New name for Freeciv
Replies: 49
Views: 22334

Re: New name for Freeciv

Oh sorry, English commonly uses A.D. in dates in fact. It is "Ante Christum" what my thoughts were referring to, which means "Before Christ", and is perfectly intelligible in Italian, which becomes "avanti Cristo" (a.C.), though "ante" is still contemporary It...
by Davide
Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New name for Freeciv
Replies: 49
Views: 22334

Re: New name for Freeciv

Anno domini is common italian too, however from my experience nobody understand its meaning beside italians. Alea iacta est is also a well-known proverb in italian, thought far from being commonly used. I have no idea how far this is understood outside Italy. Edit: beside, just for curiosity, I live...
by Davide
Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New name for Freeciv
Replies: 49
Views: 22334

Re: New name for Freeciv

In what languages can "orbs" be understood? I tried Google translate for Finnish, Norwegian, German, but I cannot match the word "orbs". I'm not sure if this is being perceived as a joke, but I for myself have no language connections which link the word "orbs" with the ...
by Davide
Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New name for Freeciv
Replies: 49
Views: 22334

Re: New name for Freeciv

Caedo wrote:I think most people will be able to understand that.

Not me, at all!

Orbs most closely sounds like orbo to my mind.