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In 2.4.4, I am generating a map with "fully random" generator, not isometric, not hexagonal, no EW or NS wrapping.

I have noticed that only north pole is generated. There is no south pole.

Is this normal, or a bug? --Edmund Usercutter (talk) 10:18, February 8, 2015 (UTC)

ADD: With all the same settings but EAST-WEST wrapping enabled, the south pole is properly generated. --Edmund Usercutter (talk) 10:21, February 8, 2015 (UTC)

AFAIK both poles should always be present, but I might be mistaken. Please report this to the bugtracker: --Cazfi (talk) 10:45, February 8, 2015 (UTC)
Here is a report, as requested, GNA#23261 --Edmund Usercutter (talk) 14:23, February 10, 2015 (UTC)
From freeciv-2.5.0-beta2\server\generator\mapgen_topology.c
  /* correction for single pole (Flat Earth) */
  if (!current_topo_has_flag(TF_WRAPX) && !current_topo_has_flag(TF_WRAPY)) {
    ice_base_colatitude /= 2;
This suggests that it's deliberate? If anything, I'd say the problem is that it always appears to the north, and never to the south or any other side. GriffonSpade (talk) 18:21, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
I fail to see what kind of sense having only one pole makes. I think if someone felt that it was a great idea to generate such weird planet, they should have made it an option, not a default. --Edmund Usercutter (talk) 22:26, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
Due to the lack of wrapping, I assume the logic was that it is only a quadrant of a planet, like the north/west hemisphere quadrant (North America). That being said, having options to choose the number of poles (1; 2; random{1,2}) and which directions the poles are created (none; earth{N/S}; uranus{E/W}; random{none,N/S}; random{none,E/W}; random{N/S,E/W}; random{none,N/S,E/W}) would give the player more control over what sort of map is generated, while also allowing the option of mystery as to the nature of the map. Earth style North/South with 2 poles definitely makes the most sense for a default, though.GriffonSpade (talk) 01:45, February 19, 2015 (UTC)