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Crossfire is an open source, cooperative multiplayer graphical RPG and adventure game. Since its initial release, Crossfire has grown to encompass over 150 monsters, about 3000 maps to explore, an elaborate magic system, 13 races, 15 character classes, a system of skills, and many artifacts and treasures. Crossfire is based in a medieval fantasy world and is similar to other games of this genre.

Announcements, Updates & Changes:

Crossfire Website News:

March 16, 2023

  • Gridarta for Crossfire map editor snapshot released - README.txt
  • Gridarta for Crossfire map editor Windows installer snapshot released - README-gridartainstaller.txt
    • Changes in the map editor release:
      • Update built-in archetypes
  • JXClient snapshot released - README.txt
  • Windows JXClient .exe snapshot released - README-jxclientinstaller.txt
    • Changes in the JX Client snapshot:
      • Make the "Characters for the account" dialog resizable
      • Add a "Close" button to the dialog "Connecting.."
        • This prevents players from getting stuck after a "Connection refused" error
      • Do not show empty tooltips
      •  Change color of <a> elements in metaserver tooltips from yellow to gray
        • Yellow text on a white background is unreadable
Crossfire Wiki News:

March 10, 2023

  • For other user visible updates and changes to Crossfire, visit the Crossfire Traffic page on the Wiki
  • Updates for the Crossfire Wiki are also shown on the Recent Changes page


  • Make full coffee mug in base have dark drown coffee instead of black
  • Add art for big_dragon wings
  • Make serpentman race appear in-game as serpentfolk, so as to not assume character gender
  • Add a recoloring of big_dragon_dragon_wing to be big_elec_dragon_wing
    • Add a recolored version of the old art to the classic face set
  • Add a recoloring of big_dragon_dragon_wing for any dragon_wing
    • Moved old art to classic face set
  • Add face definition for big_elec_dragon_wing
  • Compact file size of magic whistle by removing alpha channel and indexing
  • New art for the magnifier
    • Moved old image to classic face set
  • Correctly spell “berserk” in monster name “skeleton berzerk”

GTKv2 Client

  • Clip multi-tile pixmap drawing to one tile

JX Client

  • Do not show empty tooltips
  • Add a “Close” button to the dialog “Connecting..”
  • Make the “Characters for the account” dialog resizable


  • Prevent random maps from producing corpse_pl
    • Those are specifically meant to be player corpses in permadeath
  • Update Scorn (world/world_105_115) to include signs for Castle of Scorn and a hint about the royalty quests
  • Update world map tiles with missing elevation settings
  • Fix glow_radius in Resir's house
  • Add difficulty to Armino fine alchemy supplies, as it is relevant for magic item generation
  • Changed the difficulty of Darcap“s potion shop to 10, to match other shops in Darcap
  • Update punctuation and minor grammar changes to the cleaning woman dialogue in Tower of Demonology, Gates (quests/peterm/Demonology/Demon1) map
  • Minor grammar changes to the cleaning woman dialogue in Tower of Demonology, Summoning Chambar (quests/peterm/Demonology/Demon3) map
  • Add some hints that the assembled password is one word vs multiple syllables as this proved confusing to a playtest group


  • Prevent nonartifact rings and amulets from double-printing the bonuses in the examination text
  • Remove character from account list when permadeath is enabled and character dies
  • Rework wand/rod/scroll level calculation
  • Fix treasure loader bug that prevented treasures with an artifact name of multiple words from working
Crossfire Atlas News:

March 24, 2023

Latest Client File Releases:

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 1.75.1 2021-Aug-19 Download
  • md5sum
  • sha1
  • sah256
  • GTK-v2 SHA 256
 GTK Client, Windows snapshot 2023-Jan-19 Download
  • md5sum
  • sha1
  • sha256
 JX Client snapshot 2023-Feb-26 Download
  • md5sum
  • sha1
  • sha256
 JX Client.exe snapshot 2023-Feb-26 Download
  • md5sum
  • sha1
  • sha256
 JXClient-latest.exe snapshot Daily Build Download
  • For a complete list of available clients, visit the clients page.
  • For those who are looking to host their own server, visit the server page.
  • For those looking to create new or modify existing maps, visit the map editor page.

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