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Idly browsing our "competitor" Civfanatics, I noticed a page about C-evo Distant Horizon. I downloaded it and played it. It works. Not obvious what the improvements are, from a player's viewpoint, apart from a bigger possible map size on the menu, and the interface is in some ways poorer, but the documentation suggests distinct improvements from a programming viewpoint. Lazarus and free Pascal languages. It's a fork of another enthusiast's Lazarus version, called C-evo: New Horizons.

Available on both Linux and Windows. Maybe the game has a bright future even if the creator, Steffan Gerlach, stops working on it.

Links now on the C-evo page. Maybe a separate article desirable? --- Robin Patterson (Talk) 09:45, 2 February 2024 (UTC)


Played a bit.

Interface not as good as original:

  • Main map disappears when popup windows open, so you usually have to click the task bar to restore it.
  • When F4 is displayed, you can't get any other function key to work or use Ctrl+Q.

Improvements, though:

  • An autosave is created on most turns, so you can easily rename it and use it for a second run: much easier than the fiddles necessary with the original.
  • Three options for tile size, not two.

--- Robin Patterson (Talk) 16:01, 23 February 2024 (UTC)

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