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Smarter Orcs Fair Combat 2016-10-05

This is a modification to Fall From Heaven II (0.23c) to improve its AI, and to decrease the randomness of combat results.


  1. Logged into an account with sufficient privileges to modify the needed folders, (if you don't know what these are, you likely have them):
  2. Go to your mods folder (default is C:\Program Files\Firaxis Games\Sid Meir's Civilization 4\Mods)
  3. Make a copy of your present Fall from Heaven II 0.23c folder.
  4. Rename that copy (such as "Smarter Orcs 023 c 016")
  5. Enter the main directory of the main Smarter Orcs folder.
  6. Copy the Assets folder from within the .zip file into this directory.
  7. You should get warnings that you're overwriting directories and/or files. Indicate Yes to all.
  8. Verify that (The main directory)\Assets\python\ has a date of 9/3/2007. If it doesn't, you didn't install this correctly.
  9. If desired, copy the shortcut from the main Smarter Orcs folder to the desktop, and change the target mod to the new Smarter Orcs folder name, or just load the mod normally from any Civ IV shortcut.
  10. If you want to use a separate Trophies.dat file (or don't have the original FfH II folder any more), edit (via any text editor, like Notepad) in the Assets\python subdirectory of the mod you just named. Replace "Fall from Heaven 2 023" with the name of the folder you made in step 4 such as "Smarter Orcs 023 c 016"). Save your edit. After exiting, verify that the file you just saved is still a python file- some editors will force the file to become a .txt file. If that is the case, delete (or rename) the original file, and rename the file you just edited to (note that the OS will likely give you a warning when you do this).

History (Full):
Version 0.16 - Lots of fixes to scale damage correctly - for example, in a number of cases (such as spells) that were supposed to kill units, they'd only be damaged. One crash fix, a few defect fixes, speed increases, AI reacts to loosing units to barbarians, barbarian tech changes, Khazad attempt to gain overflowing coffers.
Version 0.15 - fix for multiplayer resync issue, and one Hyborem fix. First version of "Fair Combat" - multiplies first strikes, stoneskin, healing, HP by 10; multiplies lifespark sacrifice by 20.
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