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Freeware 4X Strategy Game

The EnderThe Ender Registered User regular
edited December 2011 in Help / Advice Forum
...Does anyone know of a half-decent, free 4X strategy game that I'd be able to run on a gutless little HP Notebook? I'm aware of Freeciv, but I don't much care for it (it's a little too similar to the original Civ for my tastes).

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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  • ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    nevermind I am blind. please delete.

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  • TaterskinTaterskin Registered User regular
    You can try out FreeOrion (http://www.freeorion.org/index.php/Main_Page)

    Its still in development though.

  • FoomyFoomy Registered User regular
    Taterskin wrote:
    You can try out FreeOrion (http://www.freeorion.org/index.php/Main_Page)

    Its still in development though.

    that looks pretty good for an open source free game, going to bookmark that and check on development occasionaly. always love a new 4x to try out.

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  • HenroidHenroid Nobody Nowhere fastRegistered User regular
    I dunno if it falls specifically into what you want, but have you heard of Neptune's Pride?
    http://np.ironhelmet.com/

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  • The EnderThe Ender Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    Neptune's Pride looks neat, Henroid - thanks for the link. But no, it's not what I'm looking for. I don't really like multiplayer-only games; something with a pretty simple single-player campaign was more what I was after.

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  • HenroidHenroid Nobody Nowhere fastRegistered User regular
    Oh, apologies.

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  • seabassseabass Doctor MassachusettsRegistered User regular
    Does Wesnoth count as a 4x? It's a little less like civ and a little more like age of wonders / heroes of might and magic.

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  • KorlashKorlash Registered User
    I'd say Wesnoth is turned-based strategy, so not really a 4X. 4X kind of requires the city-building aspect.

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  • Space PickleSpace Pickle Registered User regular
    You could try Anacreon

  • DivebommahDivebommah Registered User regular
    The Ender wrote:
    ...Does anyone know of a half-decent, free 4X strategy game that I'd be able to run on a gutless little HP Notebook? I'm aware of Freeciv, but I don't much care for it (it's a little too similar to the original Civ for my tastes).

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    I'll tell ya what will work beautifully -- Master of Orion 2. And Good Old Games sells it (and part one, which hasn't aged well in my opinion) for $5

  • Red RoverRed Rover Registered User regular
    Space Empires V is decent... www.malfador.com

    It's not free but it's only a few bucks at Steam.

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  • DivebommahDivebommah Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    Red Rover wrote:
    Space Empires V is decent... www.malfador.com

    It's not free but it's only a few bucks at Steam.

    YES! Good recommendation. SE V and SE IV are great. Steeper learning curve than MoO but a great step up if you're looking for complexity and versatility. Any netbook could handle an SE game, even V.

    Also...Malfador's site is so awful and hasn't changed in all these years. Glad they are focusing their efforts on their products but...MINE EYES!

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