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Civ 4 Terrain: Civ 1

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Graphics Modpacks' started by flobi, Nov 22, 2005.

  1. flobi

    flobi Rewrite Civilization

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    I have always wanted to mod something but I'm not a big gamer and most the time when I finally start playing a game that you can mod, any idea I can think of about modding it is already done.

    Plus, most non-gameplay mods (and I'm tired of programming, I do that at work) require some artistic ability...I have none (I found out while I was doing design work for a web design company). Luckily, Civ 4's new, I had an idea that wasn't already done and it didn't require much graphic abilities.

    I present to you the Civ 4 terrain: Civ 1. Possibly my first, last (and hence best) mod ever! (Map not included.)




    Installation Instructions
    1. Download Here
    2. Extract to: .../My Documents/My Games/Sid Meier's Civilization 4
    3. Optional: Get Civ 4 Map: Civ 1 Earth

    Removal Instructions
    ... Actually, the easiest way to remove this is to install Blue Marble then uninstall that cause these two mods use the same file locations.

    Note: I did not reproduce mountains because they wouldn't look right with being stretched out like that. Also, did not do hills, jungle, swamp and forest because they work different in Civ4. Actually, I don't remember seeing swamp in Civ4.

    If any of you out there with better graphic skills feel like improving on my work, feel free.

    And a hint for those thinking about doing terrain mods, just cause the images are all pointed one way doesn't mean they will be when they get to the screen. I.e. make them all look as if there was only ambient light or you might have shadows going in different directions. I tried making the shore use the same lighting style as in Civ 1 and found out that it was rotating some images so it didn't look right. That's why all the shoreline is light green and not light green on one side with dark green on the other like in Civ 1.
     
  2. Junuxx

    Junuxx Chieftain

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    Oldskool!!1!1! I especially love the Civ 1 desert tile :cool:
     
  3. CrazyAce

    CrazyAce Chieftain

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    Oh no... The flash backs are coming to get me...
     
  4. WildWeazel

    WildWeazel -- Turns to Completion

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    That is simply amazing.
    Billboard units.....
     
  5. KabeDerlin

    KabeDerlin Chieftain

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    *Wipes tear* Such good memories...

    Great Terrain. Good Work.
     
  6. Hemlige Arne

    Hemlige Arne Chieftain

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    Haha, that's the best looking ugly map I've seen! Hilarious! Takes me back... I havent played civ 1 in years...
     
  7. Darwin420

    Darwin420 Master of Tortii

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    [singing]Meeeeeeeeemmooorriiieeeessss[/singing]
     
  8. Shivam

    Shivam Chieftain

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    there were swamps in civ 1--the dark green tiles with weird purply-bluish blobs on them.
     
  9. Colonel Kraken

    Colonel Kraken Chieftain

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    Wow, very cool.
     
  10. Roetghoer

    Roetghoer Chieftain

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    OMG i feel so old right now:rolleyes:
     
  11. CrazyMrLeo

    CrazyMrLeo Wild Child

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    I feel so young. =P
     
  12. AlazkanAssassin

    AlazkanAssassin Engineer

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    That is so cool.
    but your download link seems to be broken, it takes me to the overhead screenshot.
     
  13. flobi

    flobi Rewrite Civilization

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    Sorry about that broken link. I fixed it. I'm also building a map based on the Civ 1 earth map. Hopefully that will be done tonight, but I'm envisioning that I might have some issues determining the best place for resources. So far, I've got the terrain for north america, saudiarabiaand the arctic platform plotted, and all the continents minus antarctica outlined.

    I am glad to see this mod being taken so well. :)
     
  14. flobi

    flobi Rewrite Civilization

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    I was saying that there isn't swamps in civ 4 or at least I couldn't find them (I did look after I made that post). I remember the swamps being a light bluish over a plains looking color. What you describe is what I remember the jungle being. In the map in my last post (the screenshot from this site of civ 1), you can see swamp on either side of the nile and jungle in south america.
     
  15. flobi

    flobi Rewrite Civilization

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  16. Eastian

    Eastian Chieftain

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    This is totally awesome! Possibly the most creative mod ever! Now if someone would mod the Civ1 units...
     
  17. lordwei

    lordwei Chieftain

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    Simple is beautiful~~~
     
  18. chrissicom

    chrissicom Chieftain

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    Civ I doesn't even work on my new computers anymore, this rocks :D
     
  19. MentalDesperado

    MentalDesperado Chieftain

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    This makes me realize just how long I've been addicted to this game series...
     
  20. VetLegion

    VetLegion Chieftain

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    flobi!

    Great work!

    I've just posted on Apolyton a request for a usability mod along these lines:
    http://www.apolyton.net/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=144234


    What you have done is very cool, yet I think Civ1 textures are kind of ugly ;)

    Would you try to do something about units and resources? They are more important from a usability perspective. I could then use civ4 terrain and civ1-like resources and units.
     

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