Tides of Crimson v2.86 Patch 2021-09-15a

ToC 2.86 Patch - Requires full install of v2.0

  1. haluu
    Fantasy Mod
    Previous Winner - Mod of the Year

    This is the Version 2.86 Patch (download is in 7-zip format)
    It will upgrade Version 2.0 or later to Version 2.86

    Released on September 6, 2021
    Requires Full Installation of ToC Version 2.0 Full

    Version 2.86 patch changes (September 15, 2021):
    - Overhauled unit AI build choices for all races to create more diversity in AI military
    - Fixed issue with the Steam version not displaying resource names on tile info box (Requires a re-install of the specific C3X_R8 file attached with this mod. Instructions in ReadMe file.)
    - Fixed issue with Skaven AI building too many Assassins & Jade Empire building too many Mages
    - Fixed issue with Blood Harpy not having lethal ranged attack
    - Fixed major issue with Aqualung spell being available to build in Naga cities for 1 shield (should only be available via bldg autoproduction)
    - Fixed issue with corn resource not populating often enough on certain maps
    - Corrected palette issues for some leaderhead/building icons, especially on foreign advisor screen
    - Corn is now not available until discovery of Inundation
    - Reduced cost of Stables & Circuses
    - Reduced cost of Glimmering Stone
    - Vampires now require Agatte Crystals
    - Blood Cult Countesses now have Chaos element
    - Andori Avenger ship graphic now fades in and out once upgraded with Invisbility
    - Devotion tech is now correctly able to be traded
    - Reduced frequency of Magma Elementals from Lava Pits
    - Additional re-balancing of some units
    - Additional links for Terrain output descriptions in the civilopedia
    - Anarchy is now properly documented. It sometimes allows for some production and growth in cities that are not in civil disorder.

    Version 2.85 patch changes (September 6, 2021):
    - Updated terrain graphics
    - increased value of plains tiles
    - Rebalanced output and appearance ratios of several plains-specific strategic resources
    - Quevarian Railway is now the Quevarian Trail to fit more with fantasy setting
    - Amazonian Runners have +1 Attack and can now move quickly through both Marshes and Jungles
    - Increased ranged attack of High Elven & Wood Elven archer units, but cost increased slightly
    - Fixed issue that prompted for "UN vote" when going for diplomatic victory, instead of the correct mod-specific Blethius Chateau council leader
    - Work mules now produce less culture when sacrificed, and are now slightly more expensive to upgrade to a race-specific worker
    - Additional unit cost rebalancing
    - Additional Civilopedia updates

    Version 2.84 patch changes (September 2, 2021):
    - Great Wonder Traits are now documented in Civilopedia to allow player to more easily target a Golden Age
    - Rearranged Orb Cannon upgrades
    - Orb Cannon one-time short teleport now has much greater range
    - Corrected issue with Andori summoned units being able to be disbanded
    - Fixed issue from version 2.82 that caused no AI civs to go for Earth Sphere
    - Earth sphere unit support bumped back up to pre 2.82 levels
    - Fixed some civpedia inconsistencies

    Version 2.83 patch changes (August 30, 2021):
    - Fixed issue with Andori not being able to upgrade Work Mules to Drifters
    - Increased output of Corn & Wheat resources
    - Gaja Stone now provides more Shields

    Version 2.82 patch changes (August 29, 2021):

    - Inclusion of Flintlock's latest EXE patch (C3X_R8) that features:
    * AI now properly using 'domestic' crops & animals to increase city population
    * Fixed issue with certain units incorrectly being named after the 'ruler' of a race
    * Display of coordinates and forest "chopped" status in each tile's info box
    * Much more!
    - NEW UNIT - Orc Warlord
    - NEW UNIT - Hobbit Nut Trap
    - NEW RESOURCE - Agatte Crystals
    - Corrected AI usage of 'mobile' spells
    - Improved AI usage of some immobile units with ranged attack ability
    - Fixed issue with Tourist Attraction ability for Wonders not having any effect due to yearly increments of turns. Tourist Attractions now give a flat +3 gold bonus per turn, but this does not increase over time.
    - An extra Overseas Harbor is now available to help connect 2 continents a player owns
    - Gold mines now provide culture, but are thus now also destroyed when a city is captured
    - Scholars of Chernova small wonder now requires Agatte Crystals
    - Fixed issue with music not looping correctly after 40th song on playlist
    - Fixed issue with alternate forms of some units not having correct icons when fortified
    - Fixed issue with Serfs not working at correct 100% Work Rate
    - Fixed issue with Fiery Infusion tech not costing any beakers
    - Fixed issue with fully upgraded Bashers not being able to be drafted
    - Fixed issue with Pearl Drake not having Teleport ability
    - Raku now correctly has bombard ability
    - Orc Grunts can now be upgraded twice
    - Reduced cost of Tenethorne Stronghold and increased it's benefits
    - Reduced cost of Harbors
    - Slightly reduced extra unit support for Earth Sphere; per-city unit support remains unchanged
    - Reduced unit support for villages in Air Sphere
    - Crystals have been renamed to Oerza Crystals
    - Academies now require Agatte Crystals
    - Reduced cost of Level 2 & 3 Spell Spires
    - Ethropa Swarm Mantis Attack decreased back down to 5, but cost also decreased
    - Doomrunner can now enter portals
    - Liberators & Dragon Ships are now available earlier, through Astronomy tech
    - Increased Charm range of Inquirers
    - Wood Elven Wildwoods now can be upgraded to +1 Hit Point
    - Hobbit Zeldar ship now has better defense
    - Hobbit Machine Bay now produces Bellators more often
    - Lava Pit no longer requires Crystals
    - "Last Defender" units are now noted in the civpedia
    - Fixed a few civilopedia inconsistencies

    For the change log of previous versions, see the link for the ToC thread below.


    Tides of Crimson is a full-conversion fantasy Mod with many gameplay changes. Alterations have been made to create diversity among civilizations and improve AI mechanics.


    - Totally Revamped Interface
    - 26 Asymmetric (Unique) races with separate unit lines (more races coming in future releases)
    - New buildings/wonders
    - Magic Spells
    - Elemental system
    - New 4 era fantasy-based tech tree
    - FIXED Submarine bug and Stealth Attack bug (Thanks Flintlock!)
    - A.I. adjustments (i.e. more usage of sea units, better bombardment, etc.)
    - Governments Replaced by Spheres (i.e. Sphere of Water, Earth, Life, Fire)
    - Space Race replaced by collection of items for the Ultima Spell, with new victory movie
    - Completely integrated and linked Civilopedia
    - 64+ different resources
    - Color/icon-coded City build list and Tech Tree for ease of use
    - Colored/modified unit action buttons for "most used" actions
    - much much more!

    Please don't forget to use the alternate "labels - STEAM.txt" to replace the standard "labels.txt" file. This will avoid the in-game Steam user crash. Instructions in the ReadMe in download link.

    For Comments, Questions, Additional Information & Latest News on updates, go to the ToC thread:


    [Tides of Crimson] is a {HoLy FiRe Production}

    {DEVELOPER}: Ha Luu
    {DEVELOPER TOOLS}: Steph, Quintillus, Flintlock
    {INTERFACE BASE ART}: Ha Luu, Triumph Studios, Blizzard Entertainment, Ensemble Studios, mrtn
    {MUSIC}: Square Enix, Triumph Studios, Ensemble Studios, Linkin Park, Darren Korb, Yiruma, Blackmill, Pascal Letoublon
    {GRAPHICS}: Kyriakos, Delta_Strife, Tom2050, Rhye, Grandraem, Plotinus, ruby, aaglo, Pounder, Bluemofia, Darque, Supa, mrtn, rhodie, Wyrmshadow, dribbble, Sn00py, Fortis1, Vuldacon, register, Orthanc, Micaelus, Ares de Borg
    {GAMEPLAY ANALYSIS}: Han Luu, Tom2050, Lamabreeder, tjs282, Ashen, Und3r6r0und, Arexander, tomma
    {BETA TESTING}: tjs282, Tigris of Gaul

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