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Blue Marble Terrain

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Graphics Modpacks' started by Thunderfall, Nov 12, 2005.

  1. Thunderfall

    Thunderfall Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    ColdFever of civilized.de has been working on a Blue Marble Terrain set for Civilization IV, based on satellite images of the NASA Blue Marble project.

    April 17, 2006:

    The Blue Marble terrain has been updated to version 2.00. Special thanks go to Firaxis for the new Civ4 patch that now allows alternative terrain graphics in protected multi-player games under competition conditions. Additions and changes:
    • optionally available low resolution textures for weaker computers
    • darker jungles for better contrast against regular forests
    • drier plains for better contrast against grassland
    • wetter flood plains for better contrast against other terrain
    • preliminary support for the upcoming Warlords-Addon

    Download
    http://forums.civfanatics.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=6

    BlueMarble Homepage (English):
    http://www.civfanatics.net/bluemarble

    Screenshot:


     
  2. Coopa

    Coopa Chieftain

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    Woh they look very good.

    I can see this becoming a must-have for every Civ game
     
  3. The Great Apple

    The Great Apple Big Cheese

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    Wow - that looks awsome!
     
  4. ShroudedMist

    ShroudedMist Chieftain

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    Yeah I was playing around with Blue Marble myself the past few days. The maps NASA produces are incredible. The fullsize map is 2+ gb packed and 10gb unpacked lol.
     
  5. Rabbit_Alex

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    Once this gets released I'll have a new source of maps to play with :)
     
  6. woodelf

    woodelf Bard

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    Sweet. More goodies to play with. Great news.
     
  7. WildWeazel

    WildWeazel -- Turns to Completion

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    :drool: I can't wait. Kudos to them for tackling terrain graphics already.
     
  8. Mujadaddy

    Mujadaddy Geheim Grammar Polizei

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    I applaud the effort...however...with a THREE-tile Cuba, it doesn't really make sense to have the Mountain Peak in the East---might I suggest hills? Ditto for the areas of Texas and Mexico that I can see on that 2nd screenshot... Just some thoughts, as in Civ4, mountains are USELESS terrain, so they should be used sparingly.
     
  9. Civrules

    Civrules We the People

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    It looks great! Can't wait for it! :)
     
  10. Tunch Khan

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    Amazing graphics, kudos to NASA. Good to know we have inflitrated every major Agency in the world. Soon Civ community will take over the whole world and wars and diplomacy will take a new turn. :)
     
  11. dannyevilcat

    dannyevilcat DESTROYER OF FURNITURE

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    I'm really looking forward to this. I hope the terrain textures look nicer (than the originals) when zoomed in.
     
  12. Mr. Will

    Mr. Will Mister

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    That
    looks
    fantastic.
     
  13. ColdFever

    ColdFever blue

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    The BlueMarble terrain just results in new graphics, not new maps. The World Map you see here is the one included with Civ4 and AFAIK the author is Rhye. So I suggest to forward your suggestion to him via PM.
     
  14. Jecrell

    Jecrell Ruled: Civ3 - Civ5

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    *faints at the thought of the possibilities*
     
  15. Colonel Kraken

    Colonel Kraken Chieftain

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    Right on! Most excellent.
     
  16. Rabbit_Alex

    Rabbit_Alex Chieftain

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    Perhaps future wars will be fought by the governments playing Civ IV instead of actually fighting? We can only hope :goodjob:
     
  17. snafusmith

    snafusmith Unit Maker

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    These new graphics will fix my biggest issue with the game: the cartoony graphics. I can't wait!
     
  18. Skippa

    Skippa Noble

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    Finally, new terrain graphics!
    I can't remember the last time that I played Civ 3 with the original graphic set. Guess I can forget what vanilla Civ4 terrain looks like starting next week. :D
     
  19. Civrules

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  20. Snoopy

    Snoopy Chieftain

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    ColdFever,

    I've read that it's possible to make the terrain change over time, is it possible to get the terrain change in seasons then?

    It would just be a simple change of textures every X number of turns.
     

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