Amboss Solution works for me, I'm running a mint 19.3 for anyone who wants to try his suggestion but gets "permission denied" to edit the file here is what you do "open Terminal type ,,sudo nano /usr/games/freecol,, 'without the commas' "if you don't have nano type the name of whatever text editor you do have installed do not use Notepad or TextEditor unless you know how have them work in the terminal"' ,Find the -Xincgc line of text and delete it ,Save changes made ,Exit the terminal" and you should be good to go
glorifying colonialism is just plain bad taste
LM19 is using java 11 (or java 8 if you force it to). In the file /usr/games/freecol java is started with the option -Xincgc which is deprecated. If you edit the line starting with run_java and remove that option it will run fine.
Will not work in LM 19 apparently because launch script says
Begins intro and crashes (Rafaela Cinammon), so I remove it
i just dont get it-everyone sais it crashes all the time but i play it on a 2006 samsung laptop and it works just fine
0.11.3 runs much better
Great game! Just miss a simultaneous play multiplayer feature. Waiting for other players to finish their turns in multiplayer tests one's patience.
workaround for the crash in qiana: run freecol --no-intro
Plays intro and then crashes on Qiana Cinnamon.
Not very playable on netbook. Keyboard problems.
Old but nice game! It happens to crash sometimes but you can rely on auto-saves.
Excellent! runs beautifully, but AI is hard to beat
I dislike this game because I cant play this game. Controls is very hard.
I would really like to play this game but it crashes every ~5 rounds. Ugly!!
Some major in-game problems
Awesome game from my childhood!
Old game, but very interesting.