I think that after all those years since Civ1 came out on the market, its a pity that no one amateur programmer has tried to make a more developed version of Civ1. With that I mean for example more developed dialogues between Civs, more city-improvements or more civs to choose between. Civ1 should be an excellent platform for "experimenting" for hobby-programmers, if you understand what I mean. I am Swedish, so excuse my bad English I mean.. todays computers have a whole lot mor RAM, harddisk-space and speed than the one existing when Civ1 came out (you cant even compare it). So it should be a task for anyone that is addicted to simple game-programming to make new alternative versions of Civ1 I would be interested to even buy such a game. Freeciv is in my opinon, to difficult even at the easieset level.