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Announcing BUFFY

Discussion in 'Civ4 - BTS Unaltered Gameplay (BUG, BAT and BULL)' started by ruff_hi, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. ruff_hi

    ruff_hi Live 4ever! Or die trying

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    Hall of Fame and Game of the Month Participants

    The Hall of Fame and Game of the Month Staffers have heard your pleas and finally decided they don't have the time to continually improve the HOF mod. As such, they have enlisted (begged?) the BTS Unaltered Gameplay Team to help them. Soooo - we bring you ...

    BUFFY :band:

    come and get it (link to mod!)

    All the unaltered gameplay awesomeness of BUG plus the cutting-edge time-savers in BULL rolled up in one HOF/GOTM compatible package.

    For more information on BUG, you might want to consider the BUG Mod forum. Additional information about BUG can be found at BUG's sourceforge page and at the BUG wiki (sure - it is pretty thin at the moment, but it is getting better every day).

    BULL is a separate add-on that works with both BUG and BAT. It consists of a new DLL that modifies some of the hovers and includes a few other mods (like BUG itself does) such as Advanced Combat Odds and Sentry Actions. It also contains most of the latest Unofficial Patch changes.

    To be honest, we have had so much fun working on the mod and adding features that we don't really have a complete list of what we added. In all likelihood, we would miss some important feature and one of our coders would get the hump and leave. No one wants that so we aren't providing a feature list with the initial announcement. I'll just leave it as 'feature list? We are working on it'

    Ok, ok, to be super honest, documentation is boring and none of us wanted to do it.

    Anyway, some of the many features that BUFFY brings to you include ...

    • Strategy Layer
    • Whip Assist
    • Enhanced 'City bar' Hovers
    • Advanced Combat Odds
    • BUG Charts

    Still want more? Gees - what a pain. Surf on over to our wiki that we are currently fleshing out.

    Edit: BUFFY is BtS Only. It is not for Vanilla or Warlords.
     
  2. ruff_hi

    ruff_hi Live 4ever! Or die trying

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    Comprehensive (or as close as I can get) list of features ...

    Main Interface mini-mods
    • Advanced Scoreboard
    • Cycle City Arrows
    • Event Signs
    • Field of View
    • Gold Rate Warning
    • Great Person Progress Bar (GPPB)
    • Great General Progress Bar (GGPB)
    • I Love Asphalt!
    • Min/Max Commerce Buttons
    • Movement Points
    • Not Just Another Game Clock (NJAGC)
    • Plot List Enhancement (PLE) including PLE Hover and PLE unit move highlighter
    • Strategy Layer
    • Tech Pop-up
    • Tick Marks on Progress Bars
    • Wide City Bars
    • Vanilla style unit plot list
    • Advanced Combat Odds *BULL*
    • Improved Hover *BULL*
    • Additional Unit Commands *BULL*

    City Screen
    • Raw Yields
    • Culture and Great Person Turns (CGPT)
    • Whip Assistant
    • Progress Bar Tick Marks
    • Specialist Stacker
    • Specialist Chevrons
    • Whip Anger counter

    Other Screens
    • Dawn of Man with HOF Warning
    • F1 - Customizable Domestic Advisor (CDA) and Cammagno's CDA Pages
    • F2 - BUG Finance Screen
    • F3 - WHAT! BUG hasn't changed this screen - unbelievable!
    • F4 - Exotic Foreign Advisor (EFA) featuring the Improved Glance Tab
    • F5 - BUG Military Advisor
    • F6 - Tech screen featuring Great Person Tech Preferences
    • F7 - enhanced religious screen
    • F8 - Enhanced Victory Screen (EVS), the BUG Diplomatic tab & HOF Warnings
    • F9 - Better Info Screen (BIS) featuring BUG Charts
    • Ctrl-E - Better Espionage Screen (BES)

    Non Graphical Mods
    • Autolog
    • Civ4lerts & MoreCiv4lerts
    • Reminders
    • Unit Naming
    • Mapfinder

    Other
    • BUG Hints at start up
    • Sevopedia
    • Global Warming Mod *HOF*
     
  3. ruff_hi

    ruff_hi Live 4ever! Or die trying

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    With the release of BUFFY, we have decided to run a little competition. As you know (or you should know) ...
    • BUG stands for BtS Unaltered Gameplay
    • BAT stands for BtS Artistic Tweaks
    • BULL stands BUg dLL (goofy looking, but we are code hackers, not word smiths)

    While the BUG and HOF guys had lots of fun coming up with the name BUFFY, we wanted to share some of the fun with you ... so ... the competition is ...

    What does BUFFY stand for?

    The winner, or the person judged to get closest to the correct name will win a prize. I am trying to get the HOF guys to accept that the prize should be one of your rejected HOF games accepted but they keep coming back with an autographed copy of BUFFY. I'll keep working on them.

    Spoiler :
    typical stuff about no arguments regarding who we judge the winner to be, our decision is final, BUFFY rocks, prize cannot be converted to cash, and if it can it is only worth 0.001 yen, competition not valid in states (or countries) with names that contain the letter 'R', only people aged 26 yrs, 205 days old (exactly) can enter, etc, etc here.


    Edit: The competition results have been announced.
     
  4. ruff_hi

    ruff_hi Live 4ever! Or die trying

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    This post will contain a list of all the questions that we are sure the masses will raise and our half hearted attempts at answering them :D

     
  5. Fire.Soul

    Fire.Soul Chieftain

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    I have BUG installed and I'm interested in replacing it with BUFFY. So what should I do? Simply install BUFFY or should I remove BUG in the first place? If so how do I do it?

    Congrats on the fantastic mods. You made the impossible: make Civ 4 and even better game =)
     
  6. ruff_hi

    ruff_hi Live 4ever! Or die trying

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    Assuming you have BUG installed as a mod and not under your customassets folder, BUG and BUFFY will quite happily sit beside each other. You can have them both installed. If BUG is installed under customassets, then you will need to check 'locked assets' (which you have to do for HOF games anyway).

    BUG and BUFFY might share configuration options if you have your BUG config files stored under customassets - I'm not sure about that.
     
  7. shyuhe

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    I just installed the mod and tried booting the game up but it crashes :( Any ideas why this happens? I don't get the screen showing the XML, python etc. being loaded into the game - it crashes before then.

    edit: never mind. Figured out the problem.
     
  8. Grifftavian

    Grifftavian Chieftain

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    Who says you can't have it all :bowdown:

    Assuming that...
    1. 3.19 will be the last patch for BtS, and
    2. Civ 5 will not be released until sometime after the release of Alpha Centauri 2 :D

    then BUFFY = BtS Unlimited Fun For Years

    For the GOTM Staff, HOF Staff, BUG Team, and everyone who worked on BUFFY...

    :goodjob: :hatsoff: :thumbsup:
     
  9. ruff_hi

    ruff_hi Live 4ever! Or die trying

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    share the solution so that we don't have to reinvent it :)
     
  10. pholkhero

    pholkhero Deviant Mind

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    hey ruff ~ will be trying out BUFFY later tonight i think ~

    BUFFY=
    BtS
    Unaltered
    Fluffy
    Friggin'
    Yarbles

    and of course ~ hey now ~ how ya been aussie?
     
  11. PieceOfMind

    PieceOfMind Drill IV Defender Retired Moderator

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    Can't access the wiki you linked. A password is needed.

    Also, were you guys gonna make the installer put a shortcut on the desktop or start menu automatically? I thought a mod of this importance might deserve one.

    I have no idea what you've done with the name buffy. Maybe it's BUG Family Friendly. :lol:
     
  12. shyuhe

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    Install 3.19 before playing with BUFFY :lol:

    Although now I'm getting a different problem - the BUFFY interface doesn't load at all so I have a no game interface :eek:

     
  13. CHEESE!

    CHEESE! ROCKETS GONNA GETCHA

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    I have that same problem Shyuhe.
     
  14. Grifftavian

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    I get the no interface problem using BUG with 3.17. Only happens when 'Lock Modified Assets' was checked; leave it unchecked and BUG Interface worked. :confused:
     
  15. PieceOfMind

    PieceOfMind Drill IV Defender Retired Moderator

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    When I start a custom game, I can see an option for Rising Sea.

    Is the Global Warming mod included in BUFFY? Or is this something wrong with my settings?

    EDIT... Hmm I found it in the GameSetUpCheck and BULL revisions.txt in the mod so I guess it's meant to be there. I now wonder, is the GW mod small enough a change to gameplay to be considered for HOF? I don't think it's in the list of changes at the top of this thread.
     
  16. ruff_hi

    ruff_hi Live 4ever! Or die trying

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    Fixed - link in first post should work now.
     
  17. ruff_hi

    ruff_hi Live 4ever! Or die trying

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    Hmm - looks like it is looking for the BUG ini (or config) files under customassets. It should be looking under BUFFY. Try renaming customassets to 'customassets-old' and restarting.
     
  18. Ozbenno

    Ozbenno Fly Fly Away Moderator Hall of Fame Staff

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    Can those having problems, enable error logging in their civilizationIV.ini file as such and post the error logs here so we can see what is happening.

     
  19. Lemontree5544

    Lemontree5544 Chieftain

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    Thanks, this worked!
     
  20. EmperorFool

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    For anyone having trouble with BUFFY, the first thing to try is to disable the use of CustomAssets.

    1. Go to your BTS installation folder
    2. Navigate into Mods/BUFFY-3.19.001
    3. Open BUFFY-3.19.001.ini in Notepad
    4. Change NoCustomAssets from 0 to 1
    This is necessary if you have BUG installed to CustomAssets (single-player install).
     

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