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Civilization IV v1.74 Patch (Mac) 2016-10-05

Aspyr have released the patch to update Civ4 to version 1.74 on Oct 9, 2007, matching the current Windows version.

Sid Meier's Civilization® IV 1.74
For Mac OS X (Universal)
August 2007


This is an official update for Sid Meier's Civilization® IV. This patch will update any current version of the game to 1.74. This patch is intended to bring the Mac version up to date with the PC version of the game offering a variety of fixes.

1.74 Updates:

Cossack gets only 25% bonus versus mounted
Can no longer upgrade Marines and SAM Infantry to Mech Infantry
Fixed retirement crash MP
Can no longer bypass the delay timer
Pitboss fix for the bug where you would not get the free tech from the Oracle if you were not online
Fixed forced specialist bug
Fixed bug preventing AI from building ICBMs
Fixed exploit allowing you to build unique unit of a different civ by saving it in your build queue from a different game
Game no longer crashes when you load a save with the diplomacy screen open
First strike combat bug fix
Fixed transported unit gifting bug
Fixed multiple missions exploit from the same Great Person

1.74 Change List:

Randomized processing order when multiple players try to move on the same turn slice...
Only the host can set the admin password...
Horseback Riding now a classical tech...
Kremlin now gives -33% hurry production cost...
Can't airlift from foreign cities...
Expanded subject for PitBoss e-mail...
Lightened the color of some civs' text...
Mp retire fix...
Less hammers from chops the farther away from a city...
Reduced hammer yield from forest chops to 20…
Mathematics increases forest chop yields by +50%...
SDI cannot be built before the Manhattan Project...
Increased SDI cost...
Marines and SAM Infantry now upgrade to Mech Infantry...
Better AI-to-human diplo in team games...
No more diplo penalty for helping to end wars...
City production popups stay on city when entering/exiting...
Can now set units to Sleep and Intercept in wbs...
Continents map script now produces large continents
Game options and victory conditions now saved in ini file...
Invalid buildings now removed from city queues...
Free Trade: Medium Upkeep
State Property: Low Upkeep
Representation: +2 happy in X biggest cities
Hereditary Rule: Low Upkeep
Representation: Medium Upkeep
Slaver: Low Upkeep
Nationhood: No Upkeep
Firepower is now average of curr and max strength...
Gunships now move faster over rails...
No Cheating option renamed to Lock Modified Assets...
City management no longer uses "forced" specialist states when not automated...
Expansive: +3 Health
Financial: No longer give production bonus for Banks
Prompt for admin password when loading a game containing one in LAN, Internet, or Pitboss play
Don't allow players to play non-playable civs in Pitboss
Do not display SP only mods in Pitboss
Allow hotseat/PBEM scenario host to select which civ s/he will play
Force non-playable civs to be AI in Hotseat/PBEM games
Allowing for AI slots in player defined scenarios for Hot Seat, PBEM, and Pitboss games
Do not display duplicate buddy request popups from the same guy
Peer address handling improvements
Number keys perform leaderhead actions on Civilopedia leader screen.
Custom game SP screen remembers difficulty level last played
Reduced rounding error for population and land victory condition test
Loading a multiplayer game as a PBEM/hotseat converts it to non-simultaneous turns
When the city names of your civ are all taken, choose a default name from a random civ
Timelines more uniform across game speeds
Military Advisor shows Barbarians
Tech chooser screen now observes CvGameInterface.cannotResearch() and shows the tech in a red pane if the function returns true
Fixed American Revolution scenario to work with Pitboss
PBEM password reminder popup no longer disappears when the game starts
Wonder description on Wonder Movie screen more legible
Top Civs screen no longer appears in online multiplayer
Civilopedia main page sorted in columns rather than in rows
Pressing escape when selecting goto points now cancels the goto waypoints
Military advisor now works like foreign advisor: clicking on leader buttons clears previous leader selections unless you hold down the shift key.
Teams in multiplayer once again share all the players' starting techs, not just the last player's
Great person point generation from Wonders continues after Wonder has become obsolete
Quicksave doesn't prompt for overwrite

1.74 Fixes:

exploit fix that allowed multiple players to extract the same gold/resources from the AI...
Don't set localhost address as public addr for peers on same computer
fixed gunships capturing cities bug...
game doesn't end on ties...
fixed mp UN voting bug...
Leaderheads on a radeon 9000 64mb - fix for strange skin shading.
Fixed crash that happened when a spy sabotaged an improvement outside cultural borders.
The full mod path is no longer stored in the save when the mod is installed under the user folder.
Double-clicking on a save of a mod now loads the proper DLL.
fixed Out-of-Sync from exiting to main menu...
fixed anarchy/specialist resetting bug...
fixed bug where environmentalism doesn't affect new cities...
fix for missing head mission crash...
fixed stack attack bug with groups of units with more than one move...
fixed premature end-turn unit cycle bug...
fixed State Porperty cumulative effect in team game...
fixed plot list button scrolling for multiple resolutions...
fixed some AI attitude issues for team games...
Strip chat messages of color tags before displaying in Pitboss
Fixed logic bug that determines the number of open slots in a Pitboss game
Improving how the host determines if the game is full - number of connections rather than number of players - before, the host wasn't considering joining players when determining if the game was full
Set status to CLOSED when a computer player dies in the game
The full mod path is no longer stored in the save when the mod is installed under the user folder.
Load proper DLL when a mod is specified in the ini file
fix for tech chooser showing known techs as unknown
Clear map data (like latitudes) when you exit to main menu
Fixed error in combat calculations when a zero-strength unit was involved.
Fixed bug in Info screen "rival worst" calculation
End of game sequence plays correctly for hotseat/pbem
Diplomacy screen no longer allows end-turn events to go through
Diplomacy screen gold popups respond to ESCAPE and RETURN
Right-click select-all no longer causes large stacks to slide off the screen
No longer possible to attempt to take over unplayable civs in multiplayer scenarios
Fixed PBEM infinite movement exploit
Fixed rush production per population for game speeds other than normal
GNP graph is now consistent with demographics table
Fix Gunship being almost invisibile in Frozen mode
fix mod name in progress bar
New DX9 code takes screenshot without requiring lockable back buffer
Fixed the vertically launching torpedo for the submarine unit
Movie playback optimized
Significant reduction in video and system memory usage
Fixed some memory leaks
Fixed crashes with modified SDK
Fixed XML failures with non-default locale
Many translation fixes
Memory related crash fixes
Fixed diplomacy crash fix (when expanding an empty tree control with space bar)
Internet lobby -> LAN fix
fixed pedia and menu buttons disappearing after leaving tech chooser
PitBoss no longer crashes on victory
can no longer see number of units in darkened tiles by moving the flag
No more Archers holding all their weapons and Workers holding all their tools
No more fog of war missing from the southern ice and from trees/jungle on the dateline
Pushing "go back" while joining a mp game, no longer causes background music to disappear
Wonder movie effect and zoom no longer happens when you have disabled Wonder movies
City billboards no longer choke on text formatting
Many tutorial issues fixed…
Fixed checksum folder order difference between NTFS and FAT32 filesystems
Many worldbuilder issues fixed…
Fix: Black eye shadows
Fix: Some leaderheads appear to have white eyes when the low-res textures option is on
fixing crack in huge globe view maps
fixes the problem where animals were not animating in the fog
Prevent Terrain crash when reloading EarthMap twice
fixed crash on too quick quickload
fixed city yields being revealed in FOW
fixed ability to see cities in FOW via defense modifiers
ICBM no longer flips upside-down when fortified/awaken
Fix for combat bug across a map seam

1.74 Additions:

PitBoss Sleep ini setting...
unit cycling optimization...
Africa, Europe, East Asia, Eastern U.S., and South America maps
Fantasy_Realm, Fractal, and Shuffle map scripts
unit health bar for plot list buttons...
Require Complete Kills game option
No Movies is now a graphical option (instead of an ini option)...
Warn all users when a player with a different version of files joins the game
Display a popup warning the host when a joining player has different versions of XML/Python files so he can make sure this guy can be trusted
Indicate which players have an active turn in the Pitboss admin screen
Synch Logging now an .ini option
Able to load mods from the Pitboss
Hotseat and PBEM scenarios
Display name of peer you are contacting in join screen if available
Saving DirectIP join address
Added culture rate popup help to culture bar in city screen
Added Admin password field in PBEM/Hotseat staging screens
Added HideMovieBackground ini option for further movie speedup
Added HideOutOfVRamWarning ini option
Exposed many more functions to Python
Hooked up modern whaling boats
support for movies in customAssets folder

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