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john0452
Dec 26, 2005, 06:00 PM
I know there was some interest shown in an Icelandic Civilization so here you go:

Iceland Civ (http://www.civfanatics.net/uploads10/Iceland.zip)

Readme:

Iceland Civ 4 Mod v0.10 by john0452 (compatable with patch 1.52)


Features:

Icelandic Civ - Start with Fishing and Sailing
Leader 1 - Ingólfur Arnarson (Aggressive/Expansive)
Leader 2 - Hannes Hafstein (Phiosophical/Organized)
Unique Wonder - The Sagas - Same as National Epic but available any age with literature tech
Unique Unit - Knarr - Icelandic Galley - Can travel in ocean squares
Unique Unit - Viking - Icelandic Axeman - Amphibious assault and +10% city attack


Installation:

1) Copy the entire mod folder(...\Iceland) into "Program Files\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Civilization IV\Mods\" folder.
2) Load the game. Remember to hold down the [SHIFT] key during start up to clear the cache the first time you use this mod or any new mod.
3) Go to the Advanced Menu.
4) Choose Load a Mod.
5) Select Iceland.
6) Let the game restart when prompted.
7) Then play as normal. For MP all players in game must have this mod installed and active.

Screenshots:

http://img423.imageshack.us/img423/3664/iceland11hr.th.jpg (http://img423.imageshack.us/my.php?image=iceland11hr.jpg) http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/9725/arnarson13vt.th.jpg (http://img525.imageshack.us/my.php?image=arnarson13vt.jpg) http://img369.imageshack.us/img369/866/hafstein18ub.th.jpg (http://img369.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hafstein18ub.jpg)
http://img462.imageshack.us/img462/9387/thesagas16ns.th.jpg (http://img462.imageshack.us/my.php?image=thesagas16ns.jpg) http://img271.imageshack.us/img271/7808/icelandgame14fe.th.jpg (http://img271.imageshack.us/my.php?image=icelandgame14fe.jpg)
http://img288.imageshack.us/img288/2473/knarr16hx.th.jpg (http://img288.imageshack.us/my.php?image=knarr16hx.jpg) http://img325.imageshack.us/img325/1917/viking15cf.th.jpg (http://img325.imageshack.us/my.php?image=viking15cf.jpg)

Please let me know what you think doesn't work.

I don't know much about Iceland so I may have got some things wrong, please feel free to correct me.


* btw interesting country, I must visit one day. :D


** I know that the units haven't been skinned yet but I wasn't sure if they were suitable, once there is a concensus on what to include I will do some skinning. More pics would be appreciated too.

john0452
Dec 26, 2005, 06:00 PM
Reserved....

Shqype
Dec 26, 2005, 08:00 PM
(Overpowered)

Thormodr
Dec 27, 2005, 08:44 AM
Sweet. Always loved the Icelanders. I will try this immediately. ^^
Overpowered a little I think but it is fun to play.

Shablul
Dec 27, 2005, 10:02 AM
I think the UU should be Björk, who kills her opponents with her incessant, atmospheric caterwauling ... I say this as a Björk fan, you realise :king:

john0452
Dec 27, 2005, 06:31 PM
@ Shablul

:lol: Now that would be a dangerous unit !!!

@ Shqype & Thormodr

I understand that your opinion is that this Civ is 'overpowered' :confused:

A little more detail might help, do you mean the Civ as a whole, the UW or the UU's ?

Please feel free to add a little more detail to you're posts if you think it would improve the Iceland Civ. :P

I will remove or nerf the 'Viking' UU if you think it would help but the Knarr should stay IMHO.

Thormodr
Dec 28, 2005, 04:17 AM
Giving the Icelanders sailing as a free starting tech is a pretty big advantage. Perhaps give them hunting or something instead and if possible give them a 50% discount on researching Sailing if you can do that.
The Knarr is fine and historically accurate I think. The Viking unit maybe should lose it's city attack bonus and maybe gain a 20% extra pillage income bonus or something. Just some ideas. They are fun to play anyway. Good work. :goodjob:

Franzman
Dec 28, 2005, 04:47 AM
Vikings didn't wear horned helmets ^^

Sadistik
Dec 28, 2005, 08:16 AM
Vikings didn't wear horned helmets ^^
Blame Richard Wagner.

Sadistik
Dec 28, 2005, 08:18 AM
@ Shablul

:lol: Now that would be a dangerous unit !!!

@ Shqype & Thormodr

I understand that your opinion is that this Civ is 'overpowered' :confused:

A little more detail might help, do you mean the Civ as a whole, the UW or the UU's ?

Please feel free to add a little more detail to you're posts if you think it would improve the Iceland Civ. :P

I will remove or nerf the 'Viking' UU if you think it would help but the Knarr should stay IMHO.
Many people are against any civs having two UU's. I wanted to do it myself, but had to show restraint.

The wonder might be seen as excessive, as well. Justified? Perhaps. I don't like to pass judgment.

Thormodr
Dec 28, 2005, 08:45 AM
1 UU = boring. 2 UU = Possibly unique civilizations. I could be wrong though. I think every civilization could have 2 unique units, and a unique wonder related thing. They certainly have no excuse not to have 2 leaders for every civilization.
Maybe Firaxis is waiting for an expansion to do all this and played it safe with their initial release. Or maybe they didn't have enough time. :crazyeye:

Shablul
Dec 28, 2005, 11:52 AM
Goodness gracious, you'd think we were discussing current events or American foreign (and domestic) policy. It's a game! A GAME!!!!! :)

I like the UUs and it's great fun to play! And I like the Sagas wonder too. It's fun to be the creater of a saga!

You rock! :king:

Now about that Björk UU...

Thormodr
Dec 28, 2005, 12:23 PM
Bjork UU. ^^ Only if you have the Sugar resource I think. Ahhh....Bjork and the Sugar Cubes. :P Gotta love Iceland ;)

Shqype
Dec 28, 2005, 12:38 PM
Blame Richard Wagner.
You mean "Rikard Vagner" :p

The Unique Wonder is cool, but it should require a library as well to make it fair with the normal National Epics:
Cost: 250 (Double Speed w/ Marble)
Culture: 4
Great People Points: 1
Requires: Literature, Library.

Regarding the 2 starting technologies, every other civ in the game has 2 of the 6 first tier technologies. To start Iceland off with a second-tier technology (which costs substantially more) than all other 1st tier technologies starts them off with an advantage. Thormodr's suggestion about giving them hunting instead (or even 50 out of 100 of the cost for sailing) will help to balance out this aspect.

Secondly, being as no civilization has 2 UUs, allowing Iceland to have 2 UUs also gives them an unfair advantage.

The Icelandic Galley itself is overpowered because it can traverse ocean squares. That's not supposed to happen until a later technology with more improved units. Not only would this give Iceland abilities available to no one else (such as settling continents separated by Oceans), but it would also ensure that they were the first to circumnavigate the globe and thus always recieve a +1 movement bonus for all their ships.

I prefer the Viking as a UU and feel it is more balanced.

majk-iii
Dec 29, 2005, 01:09 AM
eeh, Yeah... he just made the civ as complete as possible.
Nobody HAS to use all it's elements. But anyone CAN, since they are there.

-Good show, i say!

majk-iii
Dec 29, 2005, 01:23 AM
Oh, by the way "Viking" actually means "traveller". ...not necesarily a "raider" as they were (for obvious reasons) seen by the english.
Raiders were mostly danes and some norweigans, while wouldbe swedes mostly traded/fought eastwards where some settled as the Rus (hence; Russia) and others, as you wrote, worked in konstantinople.

Icelandians and greenlandians managed to resist cristianity beeing forced upon the rest of Scandinavia the longest, and keep in touch with their cultural identity and their way of life. Greenland didn't last, but iceland did... and even managed to preserve much of their (our?) heritage until present day.

Mrop
Jan 02, 2006, 07:45 AM
What about giving Icelandic horse units extra movement over tundra?

agnarkb
Jan 15, 2006, 12:49 PM
Do I always have to restart the game to start playing?

LordJonsson
Feb 04, 2006, 09:33 PM
Hey. Im from Iceland, I've few sugestions for the next version of my loved country

First of all I want to thank you for doing this, we were indeed an "empire";)

Leader 1 - Ingólfur Arnarson (Aggressive/Expansive)
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You have the name right here, but in the screen shots it's "Ingólfuyr" or "Ingófr"(haven't installed the mod yet so maby you already fixed it)


Leader 2 - Hannes Hafstein (Phiosophical/Organized)
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Well, We don't look at him as any leader, I would replace him with "Jón Sigurðson"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%B3n_Sigur%C3%B0sson


Unique Wonder - The Sagas - Same as National Epic but available any age with literature tech
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I don't get the building, indeed we still speak and read the same language as we spoke and wrote 1000 years ago, but I would replace it with "Alþingi" (Althing), it more Icelandic
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Althing

But now I-m going to play the game with my civ so maby i'll point out some more.
I just hope this helps you make Iceland even grater Empire.

And agin, thank YOU!

ice201
Feb 13, 2006, 12:58 PM
Halló!

I am from Iceland and I just wanted to critik your work.
First off, I love it!! AS soon as I downloaded and installed Civilization 4 I searched for Iceland, and love it! Good job!

I agree, Jón Sigurðsón should be the next leader of Iceland, because he was the founder of the Republic of Iceland in 1944 from those crazy Danes :lol:

Also, a unique wonder should be Hallgrimskirkja, because you can see that from anywhere in the greater Reykjavík region.

The viking is a nice unit, but you should make him more modernized too, because of the Viking squad in modern times, (which there were some in Iraq). This is the only real armed forces Iceland has today, the next closest thing in the Landhelgisgæslan - Coast Guard.

Well , otherwise, great work!! Hope to see these updates! Contact me on
jmi62m@hotmail.com on MSN or AIM at IceFaxi if you want my help on information and recourses making Iceland civ as realistic as possible!!

Kveyðja,
Jarrétt Þór

LordJonsson
Feb 16, 2006, 03:45 PM
Well, yes maby Hallgrímskirkja, more about it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hallgr%C3%ADmskirkja

SkippyT
Feb 28, 2006, 04:55 PM
I love you.. what about Leifur Eirikson as a leader, when I saw: Iceland, I knew I had to get it. The first thing that came to my mind was Jón Sigurðsson. Where is he! ... maybe Hallgrímur Pétursson, Snorri Sturluson, Egill Skallagrímsson and...Master Megas as great artists? and Þorlákur helgi as a great prophet. And as a great engineer will be Guðjón Samúelsson for Hallgrímskirkja. And Eiríkur rauði will join his son, Leifur, as Great merchant. Thank you again for this magnificent addition to my civ.

SkippyT
Mar 01, 2006, 03:36 AM
Sure we look at Hannes as a leader. And he was a poet. But I do think Jón Sigurðsson is a better choice than he is. :)

Fellow
Mar 03, 2006, 05:55 PM
Well as far as i Know ... Leif seems to be rather from Greenland than from Iceland (he was born there but after the age of 3 he raized in Greenland and even looked itself as a greenlander) So... he might be on the wrong nation here...

SkippyT
Mar 03, 2006, 06:17 PM
No, he didn't go there at the age of 3.. he was a teenager, and considered himself Icelandic.. and so did his father, Eiríkur rauði, aka Erick the red. He never really settled in Greenland, since he ran away in his ship and found Vinland (N-America).. Was he at the age of 3, don't ask me. Surely, he's Icelandic.

Fellow
Mar 04, 2006, 06:57 AM
No, he didn't go there at the age of 3.. he was a teenager, and considered himself Icelandic.. and so did his father, Eiríkur rauði, aka Erick the red. He never really settled in Greenland, since he ran away in his ship and found Vinland (N-America).. Was he at the age of 3, don't ask me. Surely, he's Icelandic.


well following the book "the vinland saga" he considered himself as an greenlander as well as his father (who settled in greenland and took Leif with him) so he raized in greenland.


here from the german wikipedia


Über Leif's Erikssons Herkunft ringen sich momentan 3 Staaten:

Norwegen: sieht Leif Eriksson als Norweger , da sein Vater Erik der Rote ein verbannter Norweger sei -> Nationalität geht nicht verloren , wenn man im Ausland wohnt.

Island: Als Geburtsort von Leif Eriksson

Grönland: schon seit früher Kindheit lebte Leif auf Grönland und startete auch von hier aus zu seiner "Vinland-Fahrt".

Von "http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diskussion:Leif_Eriksson"


translatet: there are 3 states claiming Leif Erikson as one of them

Norvegia: For them Leif is a norvegian because Erik has been one (banned) -> Nationality doesnt get lost if you live abroad.

Iceland als the birth place of Leif

Greenland: since early childhood Leif lived in Greenland and startet his voyage to Vinland from there.

Bjornlo
Mar 04, 2006, 02:33 PM
As has been pointed out, Vikings did not have horned helmets.
Also, Viking was never a term applied by the Vikings to themselves. Your comments about it in the text box need to be updated. Majki-III is wrong in his definition.
"Viking" did referred to the act of piracy/raiding they engaged in. Specifically, Vik is Norwegian for a small creek. Viking refers to lying in wait in a small creek (where those on the Fjord would not see you until too late) and ambushing them as they came along. Clearly this has nothing to do with traveling, but the act of raiding and ambush attacks. Recent tests in Denmark have shown the Viking longboat to be shockingly fast. It seems that above a certain speed, it would suck air under the hull along the seams in the clinker-hull. This would create a hydrofoil type effect launching the ship forward at unheard of speeds (by the standards of the day). In an era where 6-8 knots was a wicked fast ship, the Vikings were capable of up to 17.
So with these longboats, the Vikings could strike, withdraw and maybe strike again elsewhere before a warning could get out. A significant advantage.
The other advantage many of them enjoyed was superior iron. Along the south western portions of Sweden and continuing well into much of Norway there are significant and easily accessible titanium ore. Much of this ore is mixed in with the iron ore. This combined with the Viking's method or sword making (use lots of thin rods, let them "cook" directly on the charcoal, then twist them together, pound it flat and in some cases twist it again) would create a crude for of tungsten Steel with which they only had to face fairly low quality (soft) iron weapons. Also their weapons were far stronger (due to the twist technique) and so were less likely to break and held an edge far longer.
Finally the Vikings, by both genetics and the necessity of eating a much more varied diet (in the far north you eat everything edible or die in the winter) were much much larger.
In my family, I am considered short. I am 6'1.5". I had an uncle that was 6'10". Several stories include mention of Vikings 7" tall.

The largest disadvantage the Vikings had was themselves. They were extremely difficult to govern. They would change sides when it suited them (though not so much on an individual level, but clan by clan). The Vikings were a rude and crude lot. They had some high-lights of civilization, but were basically "bears with furniture". They were extremely focused on the concept of equality. Not fairness, though. You could be born a slave and die a king. But, you would have to really prove yourself along the way. Similarly amongst the Jarls, there was some fluidity about who was leading. A King was only king so long as those following him thought he was going to get them what they wanted. Several times during various wars in England, groups of Vikings on one side were persuaded to switch sides. Iceland itself was created mostly out of those not wishing to be ruled by those in Norway.
This sort of attitude made empire building difficult. For example, the Czars of Russia were swedish but did not answer to the Swedish King. Norwegians settled up and down the UK but would typically not answer the call from a king, though they might respond to their old clan, but more likely would be convinced by bribary rather than loyalty.

bdog1001
Mar 06, 2006, 04:48 AM
I don't get the building, indeed we still speak and read the same language as we spoke and wrote 1000 years ago, but I would replace it with "Alþingi" (Althing), it more Icelandic
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Althing

!

I agree the Althing is one of the great Syblom of Iceland in my mind(Nortic studys dude) and most of the Saga tell tales of the it

as for Civic I say favor Rep

agnarkb
Mar 18, 2006, 06:28 AM
how about an update? :cool: :mischief:

LordJonsson
Mar 29, 2006, 06:50 AM
Yeah, i'd think its time for that, now you got good material for the gratest civic ever! :)

RogerBacon
Mar 29, 2006, 03:23 PM
I saw the Sci-Fi miniseries "Dark Kingdom" last night. It was so-so but man was the Iclandic queen HOT! It makes me want to download this mod right now. Maybe I can find a picture from the miniseries online and use it as a leaderhead.

Roger Bacon

SkippyT
Apr 18, 2006, 08:27 AM
Icelandic queen? We've never had a queen :) We had a woman president and she is well, old and ... grumpy. And she was also when she was elected.

I've never seen 'Dark Kingdom' and I don't know what it's about. A tale?

Leif
Apr 18, 2006, 09:43 AM
Iceland als the birth place of Leif

Kansas City Missouri actually.

My only critique of this mod is the use of the popular (if over-used) Viking unit, I would prefer to have the melee UU somthing that is specific to Iceland.

Ingvina Freyr
Apr 19, 2006, 11:55 AM
It would be great if someone with recording equipment and a little spare time could make the units speak icelandic. :)

Ingvina Freyr
Apr 21, 2006, 02:58 AM
Yesterday was the first day of summer on Iceland. Since the weather on Iceland mostly involves hard winds and low temperatures, the Icelanders have decided that summer starts april 20th. :lol:

Gledilegt sumar! :)

Mozza
Apr 21, 2006, 08:11 AM
Several stories include mention of Vikings 7" tall.

I seriously doubt a seven inch tall Viking would be much use in battle.

I also seriously doubt that (m)any of them were seven feet tall. The stories about Vikings are almost all wrote, not by Vikings, but by European Christians that were the subject of Viking raids. If you watched your best soldiers killed by a group they vastly outnumbered, you're going to big them up somewhat.

Regarding horned helmats. There are no depictations of Norse origin of Vikings with horned helmats, however, there are depictaions of Christian origin depicting Vikings with horned helmats. This is probably due to the fact that Chirstian Europeans believed that the Vikings were sent by the Devil, and would instinctively add horns to anything they believed to Satanic.

A friend of mine is a Viking Re-enactor, as an experiment they tried battling in horned helmats to see if it was feasable. The Horned units were very weak, as their opponants would always grab their horns and wrench their heads down, thus a horned helmat would be a definite disadvantage in battle.

Ingvina Freyr
Apr 21, 2006, 09:55 AM
Regarding horned helmats. There are no depictations of Norse origin of Vikings with horned helmats, however, there are depictaions of Christian origin depicting Vikings with horned helmats. This is probably due to the fact that Chirstian Europeans believed that the Vikings were sent by the Devil, and would instinctively add horns to anything they believed to Satanic.

Do you mean that there are pictures from 800-1000 AD depicting vikings with horned helmets?

SkippyT
Apr 21, 2006, 05:03 PM
By Ingvina Freyr:
Yesterday was the first day of summer on Iceland. Since the weather on Iceland mostly involves hard winds and low temperatures, the Icelanders have decided that summer starts april 20th.

Hard winds, not really. Low temperatures. Maybe. But it were the ancient Icelandic vikings that decided summer started at the beginning of Goa, the first Thorsdag (Thursday). It doesn't have to be the 20th of April.

I think you, as a Swede, should recognize Tysdag, Onsdag (Odinsdag) and Thorsdag. If not, you ain't a true viking buddy :)

Ingvina Freyr
Apr 24, 2006, 02:20 AM
Hard winds, not really. Low temperatures. Maybe. But it were the ancient Icelandic vikings that decided summer started at the beginning of Goa, the first Thorsdag (Thursday). It doesn't have to be the 20th of April.

I think you, as a Swede, should recognize Tysdag, Onsdag (Odinsdag) and Thorsdag. If not, you ain't a true viking buddy :)

I was told (by an icelandic person) that it was the 20th of april this year.
I am certainly aware of the days of the week and their names (freys day too), but I'm not sure what you mean. Are you reffering to the names of the months that were used before the roman calendar was introduced?

SkippyT
Apr 24, 2006, 04:27 PM
Yes. The Icelanders had to be sure when to go to Althing every summer and made their own calendar of 12 months. We didn't have Freday until under the power of the Danish though. Well, there are not many who know that the first day of summer is that complexed. The ancient Icelanders were complexed too and very smart and intellect. It was just a farm country and not as evolutionized as Europe up until 1900 but the main reason that Iceland isn't like a 2nd world country is that everybody knew how to read and write.

Good day to you mate :)

We stand together in Civilization as Scandinavia ;)

Mozza
Apr 25, 2006, 04:27 AM
Do you mean that there are pictures from 800-1000 AD depicting vikings with horned helmets?


Apparantly so, but only ones done by outsiders, none done by the Vikings themselves. It was almost certainly Church Propaganda to keep it form in everyone's mind that Vikings are Satanic. Propaganda ain't a modern thing.

Ingvina Freyr
Apr 25, 2006, 06:53 AM
Yes. The Icelanders had to be sure when to go to Althing every summer and made their own calendar of 12 months. We didn't have Freday until under the power of the Danish though. Well, there are not many who know that the first day of summer is that complexed. The ancient Icelanders were complexed too and very smart and intellect. It was just a farm country and not as evolutionized as Europe up until 1900 but the main reason that Iceland isn't like a 2nd world country is that everybody knew how to read and write.

Good day to you mate :)

We stand together in Civilization as Scandinavia ;)

Yes, and thanks to the fact that icelanders didn't use latin very much, litterature spread among all classes, and a rich cultural, historical and linguistic treasure was preserved for all scandinavians. Iceland is scandinavias historical library both litterally and figureatively speaking!:goodjob:

One question though. I think I've read somewhere that Góa ends in mid-march. If so, what comes after?

Sorry for being off-topic! :hammer2:

Ingvina Freyr
Apr 25, 2006, 06:58 AM
Apparantly so, but only ones done by outsiders, none done by the Vikings themselves. It was almost certainly Church Propaganda to keep it form in everyone's mind that Vikings are Satanic. Propaganda ain't a modern thing.

I've never seen any image that old, depicting horned helmets.:eek: I thought that was an invention of the nationalistic/romantic era of the 1800s. If you find any source, please let me know. I would love to see that with my own eyes.:crazyeye:

Mozza
Apr 25, 2006, 07:36 AM
I couldn't find any pictures but apparantly there are three known depictions, all of which appear to ceremonial in nature.

Oddly there is evidence, including finds, that the Norse wore horned helmets in the pre-Viking era.

Ingvina Freyr
Apr 25, 2006, 09:40 AM
I couldn't find any pictures but apparantly there are three known depictions, all of which appear to ceremonial in nature.

Oddly there is evidence, including finds, that the Norse wore horned helmets in the pre-Viking era.

Yes, but that was only for ceremonial purposes and goes all the way back to the bronze-age. I think the gauls had similar helmets too.

Ingvina Freyr
Apr 25, 2006, 09:53 AM
124778
The helmet to the left is a bronze-age ceremonial helmet.
The two in the middle are from pre-viking era (500-800AD).
The one to the right is a typical viking helmet.

And yes, I know i'm being off-topic again. :wallbash:

agnarkb
May 15, 2006, 07:40 AM
How about an update :cool: :D

SkippyT
Jun 07, 2006, 02:11 PM
haha yeah :) But I don't think many people are excited to play as my glorious nation, Iceland 8)
But yeah...Hannes replaced by Jón Sigurðsson or some maybe?
But it's great how Iceland is overpowered! Knarrs can circumnavigate the globe and vikings can be used with knarrs (amphibious) and be the ultimate sea nation +it starts with Sailing! :):)

EddieDolan
Jun 14, 2006, 08:43 AM
great stuff.. i'll definitely be playing as Iceland in one of my next games - even though i'm sure it'll hurt a bit. we should never have let you go:cry: (i'm danish;) )

i have an idea about the UU's. first of all, skip the viking. i understand why it's there, but axemen should do the job just fine when promoted.

about the knarr.. i definitely think it should be able to navigate oceans. 'vikings' were the preeminent sailors of their day, and it would a shame not to reflect that. however: what about lowering the cargo space to 1 and giving the ship a medic 1 promotion*?

besides enabling your axeman to reload after a quick raid, that configuration would slow expansion across oceans, as a colonies/conquests would either take several 'rounds' of sailing back and forth to complete, OR it would require more ships to be built, taking up precious building time. as i see it, that would fit well with the actual development of viking scandinavia.

(another option is to keep cargo space at 2, but to increase to costs by say 1.15)


starting tech sailing is grossly overpowered tho, IMO. i know why it seems logical to have it, but not with ancient starts. at 4000 BC scandis weren't travelling across much more than the local lake. i'd suggest fishing & hunting instead


*the medic promotion would reflect the overall resilience of viking fighters, not actual healing strength. i know it's an unconvential combo but i think it would allow more 'adventurous' exploration

SkippyT
Sep 05, 2006, 02:12 PM
Yes, and thanks to the fact that icelanders didn't use latin very much, litterature spread among all classes, and a rich cultural, historical and linguistic treasure was preserved for all scandinavians. Iceland is scandinavias historical library both litterally and figureatively speaking!:goodjob:

One question though. I think I've read somewhere that Góa ends in mid-march. If so, what comes after?

Sorry for being off-topic! :hammer2:

Ooff I better start to rember the ancient months: Einmánuður came after Góa. Einmánuður meaning like Onemonth, you probably understand "Einmánuður", you're a Swede!

Styr
Sep 13, 2006, 06:35 AM
Ooff I better start to rember the ancient months: Einmánuður came after Góa. Einmánuður meaning like Onemonth, you probably understand "Einmánuður", you're a Swede!

"Enmånad". All of Scandinavia used those names once upon a time, it wasn't invented on Iceland. Same with the weekdays :)

LordJonsson
Feb 16, 2007, 07:02 PM
C'mon, it has been over a year now, time for an update, I'm sure you can find a time of and update the game! I'll just do it myself when I get a decent computer if you wont...

Verjil
Feb 17, 2007, 10:27 AM
It's too bad they don't "speak" when you press on a soldier.
quite borring just to move them from a place to place... you could just let them speak German

LordJonsson
Feb 22, 2007, 12:17 AM
That's something I'll look into as well

scooter1369
Aug 11, 2007, 10:03 AM
I spent a year living in Iceland with the Marines and I must say, of all of the 20 countries I have visited, Iceland was tops. I loved it there. And this coming from man raised in Florida.

I'm looking forward to playing as the Icelanders. Thank you.

Birnir
Oct 18, 2007, 03:13 AM
i was wondering if i could borrow this civ mod and get into BtS and mabe change a few things around .. that is if i get it working in BtS .. just starting to get into this and basicly getting this into BtS is only cutting out text and renameing .. but i´d like to change some things about this civ to make it more balanced and to get a few things in there i think are wrong :D and yeah .. i´m from iceland :D

kesl
Oct 20, 2007, 11:00 AM
I put the folder in the mod and I unzip it. I try it and the mod doesn't work. Can anyone help me?

Birnir
Oct 21, 2007, 05:29 PM
my iceland civ is ready .. but i´ve taken the liberty of useing alot of this guy´s mod, so i´d like his goahead before i release it .. :P it works with BtS and every thing ... :P i just think i need to balance the knarr / viking abit better .. and there is only one leader head for my civ .. cause .. well .. i was lazy .. but it´s easy to add another in at a later time .. :P i have 2 friend´s playtesting it now .. to get some feed back on how powerfull the vikings and knarr´s are. but as soon as i get a goahead i´ll post an url to it :D

Birnir
Oct 22, 2007, 08:44 AM
hi .. well .. i´ll throw this out here .. but .. i´ll take it down again if the original author wants me to .. :P also .. this is my first try at modding .. so be gentile :D

Civ: Iceland (http://rapidshare.com/files/64354608/Iceland.rar.html)

i fully intend to make a second version .. where i´ll take out the current uniqe building and adjust the power of the knarr and viking ... i feel the viking is to powerfull and the knarr not enough .. cause the knarr cant go into ocean spaces yet .. :P the thing about the uniqe building is that it´s from a norwegian civ mod .. and i intend to make a truly uniqe one for iceland :D .. there is only one leader in this mod and the second version will have an aim of having two or three... just need to figure out how to make the picture things :P

Xilar
Oct 11, 2014, 11:25 AM
Is there going to be another version?

Rob (R8XFT)
Oct 11, 2014, 11:34 PM
Xilar, that's a massive bump of this thread, which had been inactive for seven years. The creator of the mod hasn't been here for eight years - so that's an indication that there won't be - unless someone new steps in and creates a new Icelandic civ.