(Solved!) How on earth do I change the language?

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(Solved!) How on earth do I change the language?

Post by DonnyZ »

EDIT - SOLUTION: Go to InstallDirectoryWherever\Freeciv\share\locale, shift-select all languages other than en_GB, then hold shift, press delete. Enjoy. I sure did.
EDIT 2 - BETTER SOLUTION: In the start menu, search for Freeciv, when you find it, right click - open file location. You should now be in the start subfolder containing the shortcut to the game. Right click it, properties, in the target box make sure it's:

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C:\WhereverYouInstalledIt\Freeciv\freeciv-something.cmd en_US

En_US forces it on english. Then hold ctrl, drag the shortcut to desktop (this will copy it), and you're done!

Original post:
Why make it so the game AUTOMATICALLY PICKS YOUR REGION LANGUAGE?!?!? I picked english when installing. Some guides I found online said I should modify the shortcut from something about "auto" to the language I want (then english can be en, en-us...) but the installer didn't even put a shortcut on my desktop.

Please, for the love of God, how do I set freeciv to english? :o

Oh and NOPE, no Language option in Settings, ofc I wouldn't be here otherwise.

Oh and my system language is also, guessed it! ENGLISH. (proof in one of the attachments)
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