View Full Version : Info on how to add units in 1.21


Caesar_Augustus
Apr 19, 2002, 11:18 AM
(well, at least until someone makes a new hacked editor or Firaxis releases something)

BEFORE installing the new patch:

1) Make a new Civ3 Editor directory anywhere you want (ex: c:\civ3editor)

2) Go into your main Civ3 directory, and copy the following files:
Civ3Edit.cnt
Civ3Edit.exe
CIV3EDIT.FTS
CIV3EDIT.GID
CIV3EDIT.HLP

(Note: This will probably work with just copying the Civ3Edit.exe file; I did this and there were no problems).

3) Paste the copied files into your new Civ3Editor Directory (following the example above, c:\civ3edit)

4) Install the patch

5) If you want to add units, FIRST use your old Civ3Editor to add them, then save the *.bic file.

6) Use the new editor to edit the *.bic file if you want to add any of the 1.21 abilities (such as lethal bombardment)

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(if you want to do this and you've already installed the patch, you'll have to re-install the game, follow the above steps, and then re-install the patch)

Really a no-brainer, and not TOO much of a hassle; however note that *.bic files saved with the NEW editor will not open with the old editor. So if a new unit comes along that you really want, this can be a real pain.

A solution would be to back up all of your pre-1.21 *.bic files in the old editor directory, and never save them with the new editor.

Hope this'll help a few; at least it should save some HD space for those who installed the entire game into a new directory so they could use the editor!