View Full Version : Scenario: Tunnel of Light
Jul 26, 2002, 07:20 PM
This is a scen. of my own creation. ( I did use a little bit of some of a book i've read once but i had to change it up some) It's about a a Civil War infantry Unit and a Civil War battery that was some how transported to a very strange and different world. They where on thier way to South Carolina to engage in operations there. While on the way the ship they where on was pulled into a vortex that brought them to this world. Most of the current inhabitants are early middle ages techs. You obviously start out eith the ability to build everything i deemed to be in the civil war. You start out near one of the current civs with only a rifleman (35th Infantry), a canon battery (44th New York Artillery), and a setttler for creating a city.
Any and all suggestions welcome!!
Jul 26, 2002, 11:59 PM
i like the idea but you only have about 5 turns intell the AI takes all the unsettled tiles. besides that i like the chalenge.....Keep up the good work :goodjob:
Jul 27, 2002, 07:19 AM
what do you mean by "you only have 5 turns till the AI takes all the unsettled tiles"????? could you explain
Jul 27, 2002, 11:18 AM
i ment you dont have much time intell the AI takes all the room by the time you can get more settlers ther is almost no spot for a city....but i guuse you cauld sail out to that iland.:)
Jul 27, 2002, 01:35 PM
cool, so u decided to make ur own scenario?
Jul 27, 2002, 01:50 PM
yep, i've been thinkin bout it for a long time, but i hadn't figured out how i could do it.
in response to civkid........
ok but thats similar to how its supposed to work.......i didnt give the AI any settlers to start out with though, part of the scen is supposed to be about that...that the others start out with empires and resources and you start out with only that.
if you have any suggestions on what to do with it though to give the player a chance to settle that land a little please give me a suggestion.
Jul 28, 2002, 12:18 PM
feedback would be nice
Jul 29, 2002, 03:16 PM
Looks good, you say it is based on a book? Was the name of the book Tunnel of Light or did you just think that was a good name.
Jul 30, 2002, 06:45 AM
I used a quote out of the book.. The books name was: The Lost Regiment
It's a series and pretty good i might add.
Jul 30, 2002, 10:13 AM
oh, i spent 3 hours looking for a book called Tunnel of Light, you say it is a series? How many books?
Jul 30, 2002, 04:17 PM
dun know exactly off the top of my head but around 10
(sry bout that 3 hours...........LOL)
Jul 30, 2002, 05:37 PM
on the topic of good books, i recommend most anything by harry turtledove, especially his Great War series, or his World War series. The first is set in a world where England and France forced the Union to recognize the legitimacy of the Confederacy...fast forward to 1914 where the CSA is allied with England, France, and Russia, and the USA is allied with Gremany etc...very well done series. The World War series has earth being invaded by aliens in 1942...the Axis and Allies unite to fight the greater threat. The aliens would be about maxed on the tech tree, but not beyond it, so with their limited supplies, it makes for an interesting story. Both would be really fun scenarios, but i barely have enough time to play civ3, let alone make scenarios. Anyway, both series are good, check them out, and if anyone makes scenarios based off of either of them, i very much look forward to playing them.
Jul 30, 2002, 06:55 PM
I was planning on making one based on how few remain when my computer crashed. I love Harry Turtledove's books myself. Perhaps once my computers are up and running again i will create scenarios for Turtledoves books.
Jul 30, 2002, 06:56 PM
Actually (LOL) I have read the civil war Harry Turtledove series and am trying to read the sequel series (at least i hope its a series). I don't know of anyone making a scenario based on them but i would imagine that some one will with the new editor that will come with the expansion (at least eventually). I don't have the expertise to make them myself but i would if i could!
Glad to see im not the only one who reads that stuff! (i was beginning to think i was alone in the world........LOL)
Aug 05, 2002, 08:20 PM
Not alone in the world for sure, but seriously outnumbered. I could go on forever about people who dont read anything. Anyway, over the past few days i have read the whole Lost Regiment series except for book three. I plan on making a complete scenario with the correct map and civilizations including the Tugar, the Merki, and the Bantarg. I was just wondering if i should give you credit for the orginal idea.
Sep 01, 2002, 10:46 AM
That'd be great
(sry I haven't answered in so long I couldnt get on the site for the longest time?!?!?!)
Sep 01, 2002, 02:23 PM
Good, work on the map has been going kind of slow though. Trying to peice together all the maps i find from the books into one big map.
Sep 02, 2002, 06:42 PM
There's a reason why I didnt try to make the map myself.
Sep 02, 2002, 07:10 PM
Map is almost done now. Just have to find art for a world war 1 styles tank and a blimp. Then i have everything i need.
Sep 03, 2002, 02:31 AM
I enjoy the original book as well. So this is one scenario that I will sure to try. ;)
Sep 03, 2002, 03:30 PM
EQ when you get done be sure to tell me and ill be the first to download
Sep 18, 2002, 05:40 AM
When using this scenario, I found that as soon as I selected my settler or moved any other unit the game crashed.
Can this be fixed (The scenario sounds great and I wouldn't wan't this to stop me!)?
Also I noticed there was a scout very far from the rest of my units, is that ment to be there?
Sep 21, 2002, 07:28 PM
I dont know wut's wrong with it.........No one else I know of has this problem. I'm not enough of an expert to tell you wuts wrong but if anyone else has any ideas then plz say so.