Version 2.7 Created by: Pawel Co-creators: Mr Black, silver 2039 Files for Download Rising Sun: mod and scenarios 8 MB Rising Sun: extras (optional leaderhead) 15 MB Low bandwidth? Download the mini version instead! (only basic terrain) 5 MB General Description This package consists of two parts: a mod that can be played on a random map, containing all unit animations from Conquests and Play the World (except the Dinos), and three scenarios that use the mod. The Mod The mod adds: * 3 terrain options (Standard, Sn00py's, Warpstorm's Watercolor) * 40 units with new animations from the Conquests scenarios. * 10 additional units, see credits below * 15 WWII era flavor units are available through the PTW extension (or Civ3 Gold). * 12 new wonders with improved icons and splashes from Conquests scenarios. * A new civilization: Poland replaces the Celts (using a new leaderhead). * A new government: Constitutional Monarchy * Minor improvements to the standard wonders, unit abilities, unit upgrade paths, and tech tree * Improved animations for Mech Infantry and Worker, see credits below * Some additional art, see credits below * A new Japanese leaderhead, new Paratrooper and Pikeman animations, corrected animations for the Jet Fighter, Minamoto Samurai and Modern Armor, as well as some further art in the extras package. Click here to download an Excel file listing the new units and wonders! A lot of effort has been spent meshing the new units into the tech tree in a balanced yet innovative way that should be simple for the AI to understand and still offer new capabilities. For the Japanese, the tree looks like this: Ancient Times, Middle Ages, Industrial Ages, Modern Times. Especially in the modern era, new units often take advantage of different combinations of resources - making the latter both less critical and more interesting at the same time. The Scenarios While playable with all civilizations, these scenarios are primarily intended to be played as Japan. Scandinavia, as well as England and China at Emperor level, are also always interesting choices. See the scenario descriptions for the fortunes of other civilizations in the given time period. The numer of civilizations makes resources scarce, and not everyone will be able to build all units. There can thus be distinct shifts in the balance of power during the game. In the late game, each civilization can take advantage of the new units in its own unique way. The scenarios adopts a novel approach to better reflect global history. In reality civilization rise and fall, but in civ they tend to do either one or the other. Despite adopting a nominal starting date, there are actually several time lines. The placement of some civilizations (e.g. America) is thus aimed at achieving a certain position at a later stage of the game, when they will be in contact, and perhaps conflict, with Japan. The result is a scenario that keeps a high level of historical accuracy not only over the first few turns, but throughout an entire epic game! Starting in 1500 AD Europe is entering its renaissance. Copernicus has introduced the heliocentric system, Vasco da Gama has sailed to India and Columbus to America. Spain is the dominant power. In the East, two empires are collapsing. The Arabs are being eclipsed by the Ottomans, and even Mongol power is fading. Others are eagerly awaiting their turn... But during the Sengoku period Japan is pre-occupied by its brutal civil war. Will there be a be a new Shogun? Starting in 1200 AD In 1192 Minamoto no Yoritomo becomes the first Shogun. Richard Lionheart and Saladin struggle for control over Jerusalem. The Spanish Reconquista is nearing its end. Venetian intrigues are yet to divert the 4th crusade to Constantinople, dealing the Byzantines a lethal blow and opening the way for the Seldjuk Turks, who already control the Caucasus and Persia. However, soon all will tremble before a young boy to be known as - Genghis Khan... Starting in 600 AD After a period of division China is united in 589 BC under the Sui dynasty. In Europe Western Rome has fallen, and Italy is now part of the Byzantine empire. Spain is ruled by the Visigoths, whose descendants will cross the Atlantic and perhaps conquer South America. Sassanide Persia stands at the peak of its power. Most importantly, soon to be united under Islam, the Arabs are ready for conquest. In the north, the creation of the german Holy Roman Empire is only two centuries away. The Mongols are biding their time... Will they defeat China and Russia? Starting in 200 BC The unification of China in 221 BC under the Qin dynasty coincided with the rise of Rome, shaping Euroasian politics for centuries to come. Can you make a difference? Note that keeping up in the tech race can be hard in the two later scenarios if you play at monarch level or higher - unless you are a very good trader. Credits Map Kal-els 140x140 Earth Resources Art Barracks and Harbor city art by BeBro Borders with Flags by Pounder City Graphics Set - Japan by Ogedei the Mad Female Asian Culture Advisor by frenchman Global Warming Thermometer by Pounder Intelligence Agency icon fix by Rufus T. Firefly Modern Barricade by Hunter New Barbarian Camps by m_m_x New Mine (larger version) by buk New Team Colors by Rhye (selected) Population with Tiny Mood Badges by EvanCiv (modified for Conquests) QueueMod by Mercade (building part only, modified) Random Player Setup Change by Tae Shala Sn00py's Terrain 4.5 by Sn00py Sn00py's Terrain Pedia Icons by Rufus T. Firefly Warpstorm Watercolor Terrain MkII by Warpstorm Units AH-64D Longbow Apache by BeBro C-17 Globemaster III by Wyrmshadow Clipper Ship by Colonel Kraken G3M Nell by aaglo Jomon Warrior by Dom Pedro II (civilopedia entry by aaminion00) Junk by TVA22 (civ colored sails by pdescobar) Mech Infantry by TMT (new attack animations) Modern Infantry by Balou, Polaris, and dannyevilcat Modern Worker by TMT (paradrop animation) Searcher 2 by Boulboulgadol Severodvinsk by Akula Type 97 Chi-Ha Tank by Ripptide Extras Emperor Meji of Japan by ShiroKobbure Industrial Era Splash by BeBro Lightened Railroads by Niessuh Transport Window (fixed leftovers) by Pounder Ashigaru Footman by Kinboat Jet Fighter (cleaned up attack animation) by CivGeneral Minamoto Samurai (fixed fidget animation) by mnrt Modern Armor (fixed run animation) by Parachutiste by Balou (civcolored beret by Nemesis Rex) Play Testing Mr Black silver 2039 Installation Instructions Unzip the Rising Sun scenario file to the Civilization III\Conquests\Scenarios directory. The full path to the Civilization III directory is usually something like C:\Program Files\Infogrames Interactive\Civilization III. If you have an earlier version installed, remove or overwrite it. Extras If you have downloaded the Rising Sun extras, unzip the file to the Civilization III\Conquests\Scenarios\Rising Sun directory after the scenario files. If you would want to use the extras in all games, unzip it to the Civilization III\Conquests directory instead. No important files will be overwritten (just say no during unzipping if you are not sure). The original leaderhead (located elsewhere) can be brought back by removing the new files. No Civ3 Gold or PTW? You have two options: 1. Replace the file Civilization III\Conquests\Scenarios\Rising Sun\Text\PediaIcons.txt with the _noPTW version in the same directory. 2. Download the missing PTW units from the web. (Firaxis has given permission to do so.) Install the units in the original Civilization III\Civ3PTW\extras\World War II\Art\Units directory. Any of the following will also be fine: Civilization III\Conquests\Art\Units, Civilization III\Civ3PTW\Art\Units, or Civilization III\Art\Units. This only needs to be done once. Remember that unless the units files and their directories retain their original PTW names, they will not work! Alternative Terrain Conquests updates for Sn00py's Terrain 4.5 and Warpstorm's Watercolor Terrain are provided in the subdirectories "Sn00pys Terrain (C3C)" and WarpstormWatercolorMkII in the Civilization III\Conquests\Scenarios directory. The original PTW versions should be in Civilization III\Civ3PTW\Scenarios. Including only the updates allows a significant reduction in the scenario size. If you don't have Civ3 Gold or PTW, or your release of Civ lacks the earlier terrain art (as may be the case with some non-English versions), just download and install the complete packages. This scenario was requires Civ3 Gold or version 1.22 of Conquests. You can download the patch here. Future development Anyone is free to use or modify this scenario, in part or in whole, in any way they want as long as this does not infringe upon the copyright of Firaxis (or any other relevant parties).