Dec 05, 2003, 12:55 PM
I recently bought Civ III Gold, and one of the main reasons was for the Hotseat multiplayer functionality. Unfortunately it seems that, depending on which player you are, you cannot see troop movements outside of your turn (i.e., movements for other players and for barbarians). In my opinion, this greatly reduces the enjoyment of the game.
I've been searching around for word of a patch, or even recognition of the problem by the game designers, but have found nothing (just an old thread on the Atari forum where another person mentions the problem). Has anyone heard about plans for a fix for this? Any help would be greatly appreciated - as I'm considering returning the game due to this problem.
Dec 05, 2003, 06:59 PM
I think if they were to fix it, it would be really hard :hmm:
What I do and my brother do, is we just have the second human tell the first one what the AI is doing near his units. So if my battleship is sunk, he tells me, or if a frigate goes by my unit, he tells me.
Dec 06, 2003, 12:18 AM
I'm not so sure it would be so hard. Of course I'm not familiar with their code, but I would think it would be just a matter saving those actions that other players would see and replaying them before they make their moves. However, in my opinion, I just think that the hot seat and PBEM (was playing around with that today) functionality is not high on their priority list.
Your suggestion is what my girlfriend and I do, but it is still highly inadequate. Unless she were to post units everywhere I was, I still will not know what happens. As I found out today, I don't even get a message that someone declares war on me.
Perhaps I'm just being picky, but this is very sloppy in my opinion. I guess I'll ask Firaxis/Atari directly, and their response will dictate whether or not I keep the game. It's too bad - I love Civ III. I guess I just had my hopes up too high when I heard about the mult-player options.
Thanks for the response WildFire.
Feb 16, 2004, 10:15 AM
Just wondering if anyone has emailed fraxis/atari about this problem because it ruins our game completley!!!:mad:
I posted units on his borders to temp solve the problem. Trouble is we wipe out every1 then its me against him and its just so frustrating for one player!!:cry:
So if someone has told fraxis/atari and has got a response please let me know i shall purse and sign any petitsion (spelling?)
They should be set on fire for selling a game that is fudimentally floored (so should i for my spelling!)
Much thanks to anyone.
Ps anyone know the date for C3C DYP mod yet?!
Feb 17, 2004, 09:20 PM
Check http://civ3.bernskov.com/ for the DYP stuff...
As for the hotseat stuff, I agree but it would be very hard (or impossible?) to program it that way. Do what I did and just get a new computer and play LAN :p
Mar 06, 2004, 09:40 PM
I agree with wildfire. LAN is better!:die: