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Civ 5 game troubles [Jan. 8th, 2011|03:50 pm]
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thomask
[mood |annoyedannoyed]

Until recently, I hadn't experienced all the trouble I had seen posted on various discussion boards about how the game was basically unplayable. But as soon as I moved up to a Large or Huge world, I too am experiencing constant crashes. it gets extremely annoying to reload every turn or even more often. saving constantly not to lose my place. I'd just abandon the game but I'm in the year 2020 and want the win.

anyone else experiencing trouble? As I said, I had played a half dozen games before running into any trouble.
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Civ 5 anyone? [Oct. 26th, 2010|07:42 pm]
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thomask
[mood |calmcalm]

So, what do you all think? I'm only on my second game and as in every Civ game, I struggle with gold. lol. it is different enough that I imagine I will play it awhile.

One question if anyone knows; in old civ games, you had to connect your resources with a road/rail. In Civ 5, you have to pay maintenance on every road/rail so do we still have to connect each tile with a resource? I can't quite tell. Thanks!
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Hello post. [Apr. 24th, 2010|11:50 am]
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rufushonkeriv
Hi, everyone - I'm new to Civ 4 (one month playing) but not new to Civilization. I picked up Civ1 in college in 1995 and was a heavy player of 2 and 3. World of Warcraft dominated my time until recently and the day I got my Civ 4 from Amazon.com I learned of Civ 5 being due out later this year.  (Hexagons!  Good heavens!)

I've been playing a few multiplayer games on the weekends and noticed most people just take the default names for their cities, at least online.  I never use the default names (except in multiplayer - after all, when in Rome or whatever capital city your civ uses...)

My first game in Civ 1 (of which I still remember the geography quite clearly) I made up the name "Dresbach" for my capital.  I named my next city "Roga Bay" because it was on a bay, and I named the next on "Kallen", can't recall why.  My next city was across a desert so I named it "Last Gas". 

Since then, my civ always includes those cities.  Dresbach is almost always the first city and capital.  Roga Bay is my first coastal city (bay or no), and Last Gas it often the first by a desert.  Kallen is whatever is in between.  From there I just make up names - it's great fun for me - other names I use further on pop up too: "Crossroads" is always a town crammed in between a bunch of towns to take up some meager unused space, "Barbary" is always near the first barbarian town I find, and "Stupmon" is a town near a volatile border - originally named after the Mongals.

My civilization is always the Aardvarkiaan Empire (I've liked aardvarks), so sometimes I create "End of Snout" at the tips of Peninsulas.

So I have to ask - does anyone else have city names they stick to and use?

Also, I'm enjoying Civ 4, but there is one thing I miss: being able to take units out into the open ocean before getting astronomy.  Building triremes and sending them out on suicide missions on the off chance you may find a new continent was fun and risky!
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I need help! [Aug. 10th, 2009|08:49 pm]
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supernaturalhel
I'm playing on BTS at chieftan level, it's getting quite monotonous as the only way I can ever win is through the Space race, and even then it's usually a late victory earning me very few points for a winning score.
I've had one domination victory on the original Civ 4 and I had a diplomatic vicotory on that too.

I need some hints and tips, I'm on one of the easiest levels and still cant seem to get any other type of victory- not even cultural, and looking on the forums, this is dismissed as an easy win!

Plus, my rather annoying other half loves this game too, and beats my scores consistently. He can get rather smug, so it would be quite nice to have a score up as high as his!

Help would be greaty appreciated!
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eRepublik .. civ fanatics to check out [Jul. 14th, 2009|02:29 am]
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zaleteli
this is not a civ ... but better in a way

US are now in war with France to protect Canada from invasion, and this is done by thousands of real folks online :)



:) and I am humbly a nominee to the party leadership in Brazil

just be warned: its addictive ;-)
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Vista compatability problems [Jan. 29th, 2009|09:27 pm]
Sid Meier's Civilization 4

thomask
[mood |annoyedannoyed]

Ouch! Even after patching to 1.74, CIV 4 won't un and gives me D3DX9_32.dll not found error. any one else having this problem? any known solutions?
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What do we think of Colonization? [Nov. 19th, 2008|08:42 pm]
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thomask
[mood |annoyedannoyed]

I'm disappointed myself.  Partly because I can't seem to beat the game.  What do you all think?

Also, any hints or tips you've learned?
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(no subject) [Oct. 2nd, 2008|09:53 am]
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redvard
Do you know where is from each Civ4 soundtrack and lyrics?

So, starting with Modern Era:
The people are the heroes now
double-click on arrow to play sound:

"The people are heroes now, the behemoth pulls the peasants’ plow
The people are heroes now, the behemoth pulls the peasants’ plow
The people are heroes now, the behemoth pulls the peasants’ plow

When we look up
the fields are white
the fields are white with harvest in the morning light
And mountain ranges one by one
rise red beneath our harvest moon
And mountain ranges one by one
Rise red beneath our harvest moon
Rise red beneath our harvest moon
When we look up
the mountain ranges rise beneath,
the moon and fields are white

The people are heroes now, the behemoth pulls the peasants’ plow
The people are heroes now, the behemoth pulls the peasants’ plow
The people are heroes now, the behemoth pulls the peasants’ plow

The people are heroes now, the behemoth pulls the peasants’ plow
The people are heroes now, the behemoth pulls the peasants’ plow
The people are heroes now, the behemoth pulls the peasants’ plow"

It comes from John Adams’opera "Nixon in China"

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New Civ IV [Sep. 22nd, 2008|11:02 pm]
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theirish
Civilization Colonization comes out tomorrow. Anyone picking it up?
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(no subject) [Jun. 26th, 2008|04:20 pm]
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redvard
If starting from the Future society, what are the hot tips?

1) if Terra type is NOT islands - you need to explore (build new cities and widespread your borders) as fast as possible - so leader with Creativity + Free speech are critically important
2) since you need to build Wonders VERY fast, apply Pacifism as religion + turn specialists to Engineers (+ leader with Philosophy possible) at the early stage of the game
3) Space victory become more easy: build labs, fight for aluminium
4) ...

any more tips?
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