A Crossfire client is required for logging in and playing on a Crossfire Server - whether it's a localhost server (running on your computer), or a server on your Local Area Network (LAN) or one of the many public servers that are available. All clients provide a map view, console and interface to move and interact in the crossfire world. Choosing a client comes down to preference and operating system of choice.
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The GTK V2 crossfire client, utilises the Gimp Toolkit (GTK+).
The jxclient is a Java based client for crossfire. This is the only client for Windows that supports connections to crossfire servers of version 1.71 and newer.
The client can be used to issue commands either through the console or by binding keys: