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A decade of Civ IV - Thank you!

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by kiwitt, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. derflensburger

    derflensburger Chieftain

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    Same for me: played CIV-II and III and am still playing CIV-IV happily...

    bought and tried CIV-V... and have played CIV-IV again ever since...;-)

    Thanks a lot for my absolute favourite game!
     
  2. Ambidexter

    Ambidexter Edjumacated Idjit

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    I played Civ IV for years and enjoyed it immensely. I downloaded Civ V, it was kinda-sorta okay in a beta game way, got patches and upgrades, but didn't get any more enjoyment out of the game. So I went back to Civ IV. I haven't touched Civ V in over a year. I've just reached the Renaissance in my Civ IV (Realism Invictus) game.
     
  3. Sourdough

    Sourdough Chieftain

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    Wow, hard to believe it's been 10 years. In that time my son grew up (I originally bought it "for us") and I'm still trying to beat Monarch consistently! :)
     
  4. Akka

    Akka Moody old mage.

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    It's amusing how I've always this feeling that Civ4 was released "rather recently" - like 2010 or 2011 now.
    I really have to stumble upon such thread to realize just how old the game is. It just doesn't get old.

    Love, Civ4, for being the very best in a (near) flawless serie, and the countless hours you stole !
     
  5. Colon

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    A high water-mark in gaming.
     
  6. Macksideshow

    Macksideshow Prince

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    quoted for truth
     
  7. Tryhard

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    Been on Civ 4 since 2009. Spending time on Fall from Heaven 2. Wonderful, but stupid AI again.
    Once you master magic and manage to save your best fighters, you become a bulldozer.
     
  8. Imp. Knoedel

    Imp. Knoedel Simperator Knoedel

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    Have you tried the More Naval AI modmod? Its whole point is to improve the AI. In fact I would recommend the Magistermod, which itself is a modmod of More Naval AI.
     
  9. Mizar

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    I've already the 3rd generation of computers in the in the lifespan of this game.
    that says everything.
     
  10. Tryhard

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    I love you too. If I search in the downloads under Naval AI, will I get the thing?
    Thank you anyway. I want this one.

    I started Civ with a 286 AMSTRAD and 20M Hard drive.
     
  11. Imp. Knoedel

    Imp. Knoedel Simperator Knoedel

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    Go here for MNAI or here for Magistermod.
     
  12. Colon

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    Do those mods make the AI attack the enemy's cities during wars?
     
  13. Imp. Knoedel

    Imp. Knoedel Simperator Knoedel

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    Probably? I do know from experience that the AI in MNAI can be ridiculously aggressive, so much so as attacking you with two warriors and one adept if you have a newly founded city on their border defending by only a single warrior.
     
  14. Mizar

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    I was talking only about civ4 (theme of this thread) ;)
    but yes, an amazing time since civ1 has passed too.
     
  15. Colon

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    Sounds good. Maybe I'll give FFH2 another go.
     
  16. Tryhard

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    I'll try that too.
     
  17. TheUndeadFish

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    This is by far the game i put the most hours into not including FFXI. I had to have atleast 2k hours in my cracked version. I'm not sure what caused me to dl it through steam, but it was the best however many dollers i spent on it in terms of fun/doller spent value I am over 1k hours in the steam version now. Piracy in this case helped me support this franchise. The only reason i bought BE and its expansion was to support 2k games l will never install or play it anyways.

    Definitely my 2nd most favorite game of all time based on hours played. I have bought atleast 5-6 copies for various friends which i have a lot of fun playing with every couple months or so. When i started i played only on monarch and won maybe 20% of my games, now i can win 50% of them on immortal. Its been a fantastic 8 years for me. Hopefully in another 8 i might be a diety level player.
     
  18. Imp. Knoedel

    Imp. Knoedel Simperator Knoedel

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    Word of advice, you might not want to mention privateering on the virtual sea in any shape and/or form in this forum.
     
  19. covok48

    covok48 Emperor

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    Got mine through Steam recently, if only to track my hours played. I'm over 1,400 hours. God knows how many I have for my retail copy.
     
  20. Tryhard

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    I doubt that there are half a dozen people on this earth who have spent more time than me on Civ.
     

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