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CIV IV IS THE BEST GAME EVER!!!

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by Peacefanatic, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Peacefanatic

    Peacefanatic Chieftain

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    Hello everyone,

    I'm writing from Brazil to say this is an awesome game. I have been playing it for about two months now and I'm totally addicted to it.

    I have read lots of threads and discussion and most of the articles in War Academy, but I'm still pretty much a noob. Currently I'm playing on Prince and trying to move up the ladder.

    I wonder if there are people interested in playing online. It would be awesome to play against humans.

    Also I would like to ask if it's worth to play Civ V and Civ IV. I started playing Civ IV because I saw lots of people saying this is the best of the series.

    Thanks for your time and I hope there are still people playing this great game!
     
  2. Lennier

    Lennier Chieftain

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    Are you playing base, Warlords, or BtS?

    I’ve never played V or VI, but most of the IV players seem to think they’re vastly inferior games.
     
  3. Peacefanatic

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    Thanks for your reply Lennier.

    I play BtS. Should I try only Warlords or Vanilla? I have been playing BtS from the beggining.
    Right now I'm playing Boudica and have just destroyed Joao II.

    Do you play online?

    All the best,
     
  4. civfanchambers

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    Stay with Bts. It's the second expansion pack, and the best version of the game. Others can direct you to them but there are good mods for the game. Bug/bull/bat. I run the bug/bat wih the blue marble graphic upgrade. These mods only improve the graphic look of the game as well as provide more user info. They do not change any game play.
     
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  5. lymond

    lymond Rise Up! (Phoenix Style!) Hall of Fame Staff

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    Hello!

    Glad you found what is the best game ever!

    Highlighting some points made by others, as well as some of your questions, I provide you with a few links.

    ----BUG/BULL and/or BAT can be found here:

    https://forums.civfanatics.com/forums/civ4-bts-unaltered-gameplay-bug-bat-and-bull.268/

    As cfc noted above, these mods do not change gameplay, but rather improve UI. BAT is bug/bull plus graphics (i play this mod the most). You can also install Blue Marble found in that link as well for terrain graphics (BAT has it)

    Most folks play with at least bug/bull installed.

    BUFFY (the BTS HOF mod) is nice to have installed. It's used for HOF games, Game of the Months (GOTMs) and Successions GOTMs (SGOTMs), which are other ways to enjoy the game here and collaborate with others. See my sig for links.

    ---If you would like to improve your game fast and move up levels, I recommend spending most of your time in the Strategy & Tips forum. Really the most active of the subforums with many folks there willing to help you out with your learning endeavors. Forum games are constantly running there as well:

    https://forums.civfanatics.com/forums/civ4-strategy-tips.155/

    ----I don't play Multiplayer, but there is a subforum dedicated to it here:

    https://forums.civfanatics.com/forums/civ4-multiplayer-pbem.160/

    Probably your best bet to find MP games and folks to play with. Playing Civ IV MP is really a different animal so to speak. MP has its own strategies since you are playing against humans, which is a far different experience than playing AI. Note that there are actually several ways to play MP with Civ IV, including Internet, PitBoss, PBEM (play be email), LAN and Hotseat.

    I think the internet lobby can only be found with the Steam version, sponsored by Steam, since the old Gamespy lobby was retired some years ago. The other options are more personal either playing with friends, or hooking up with folks from the forums that sponsor things like PitBoss.
     

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