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Crossfire Clients

Crossfire is a Client-side and Server based game.

  • Client-side:
    "Typically, a client is a software program ... that runs on a user's local computer or workstation and connects to a server as necessary. Operations may be performed client-side because they require access to information or functionality that is available on the client but not on the server, because the user needs to observe them or provide input, or because the server lacks the processing power to perform the operations in a timely manner for all of the clients it serves. Additionally, if operations can be performed by the client, without sending data over the network, they may take less time, use less bandwidth, and incur a lesser security risk." In this case, one of the applications listed below.
  • Server:
    "A computer software application that carries out some task on behalf of users. ... (A)nd application serving, where the software runs a computer program to carry out some task for the users." In this case, the game of Crossfire itself.

Crossfire can be played with the following clients:

Select a client based on the OS that you wish to use while playing Crossfire, REQUIRED
Package Version Date Download File Info
 GTK-v2 Client, Linux 1.75.0 2021-Jan-13 Download GTK-v2 SHA 256
 GTK Client, Windows snapshot-r21510 2020-Oct-17 Download
  • md5sum
  • sha1
  • sha256
 JX Client 1.75.1 2021-Feb-21 Download
  • md5um
  • sha1
  • sha256


Package Version Date Download
Older clients, unmaintained clients
 CF Client, Linux 1.11.0 2008-Jan-28 Deprecated
 GTK Client, Linux 1.11.0 2008-Jan-28 Deprecated
 CF Client, Mac OS X - X11 1.9.0 17-May-2006 Deprecated
 GTK Client, Mac OS X - X11 1.9.0 2006-May-17 Deprecated
 GTK Client, Mac OS X - X11 Snapshot 2006-Nov-18 Deprecated
 GTK-v2 Client, Mac OS X - X11 Experimental* 2006-Nov-18 Deprecated
 GTK Client, SPARC Solaris 1.11.0 2008-Nov-20 Deprecated
  • * GTK-v2 Client, Mac OS X - X11 is marked Experimental, because the configuration dialog does not work unless someone updates the code for gtk-2.4 (get_text_active no longer exists)


Older Clients

They do not support new game features like the checksum feature of server tiles and metaserver. Some or many do not work with recent servers either.

  • DirectX (Windows - abandonware, unstable and problematic on Windows XP)
  • Win32 (Windows - abandonware)
  • SDL (Multiple Platforms - abandonware)
  • OpenGL (Windows - abandonware)
  • GTK & CF Client (IRIX - abandonware)
  • JCrossclient (Multiple Platforms - abandonware)