Please ask questions in this thread.
This is not a map, but people will search for it here, so i place the thread here:
Maps with realistic starting positions for all civs
We all know: We can't play a earth map with realisitc starting positions and have free civilization and leader choice, because the civs have to be set in the .wbs file.
Now, this mod changes it. All the included maps (which are NOT mine) can be played with every civilization, with every number of civilizations, with every leader, etc., and every civilization will start at the correct positions!
You can start one of the included world maps only with america and russia, you'll have the choice what leader will be in, and america will start at the east coast of america and russia will somehow around the position of moscow.
Or you can start the same map with all european civs in, and all will start at the correct positions, so that europe will be full and the rest of the world will be empty. That's your (or the computers) choice!
Below you can see 2 pictures of the same map, but with different civs:
The maps, which are in this mod, are not created by myself, they were created by the great map creators of this and the german forum, thank you all .
- Earth Enlarged Europe by Lone Wolf and Rhye
- Eurasia by Jabarto
- Med Sea, North Africa and Arabia by Good Sauce
- Huge Mediterranean Map by wcis
- Middle East by -sr
- Worldmap by -sr
- Small Europe by el_hidalgo
- Old World by MrWurf
- Europe by Iuvavus
- Earthmap by strategyonly
- Old World by aokces
- Tiny Europe by Fierabras and Rhye
- Gallia by Iuvavus
- Western Europe by Iuvavus
- Souteast asia by Iuvavus
- Earth map by carter
If you like one of these maps, then please comment in the thread of the maps, because they are not my work, and i do not deserve any comments for creating the maps.
Version: BtS 3.19. Should also work for 3.13/3.17
Mac: Works (tested by Keinpferd)
Multiplayer: Hotseat works, PBEM should, no idea about Pitboss
The file is a .zip file, and can't directly be used. Every computer should be able to handle a .zip file. If not, download winzip and install it.
Rightclick on the startingpoints.zip, click "extract here". Cut the new folder "startingpoints", and paste it in your BtS\Mods directory.
This directory should be under C:\Program Files\Firaxis Games\Civilization4\BeyondTheSword (if you installed it elsewhere, you should know where to look).
In the same folder the other BtS mods, like Afterworld or Road To War, should be located, if this is the case, you're right.
The name of the folder MUST be "startingpoints".
Starting the mod:
Load BtS, go "advanced", "load a mod", "startingpoints" and load it.
To make it easier, i recommend using just another mod chooser, so that you don't have to load BtS.
Please ask questions in this thread.
Questions a player might have:
Questions a modder might have:
Edit: Re-uploaded on march, 16th, 11:05 AM forum time.
Edit: Re-uploaded on March, 20th, 6:53 PM forum time.
- Fixed a bug, where the mod tried to load starting points for map scripts
Edit: Re-uploaded on April, 17th, 5:18 PM forum time.
- Added Earth map by carter.
Edit: Re-uploaded on Juli, 3rd, 5:02 PM forum time
- Added mediterranean map by veBear
- Fixed indian starting position on Jabartos eurasia map
Edit: Re-uploaded on April, 4th, 2012, 04:16 forum time.
- Fixed a bug, which lead to the custom script running out of civs if multiple maps were tried in one session. Thanks to Xyth for reporthing this bug .
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realistic starting positions for all civs 2016-10-05
realistic starting positions for all civs