Civ Video Series Ep 01 - Civilization 1 HD Tour With Mods & Scenarios

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  1. Blake00

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    Civilization Genre HD Video Series:
    Welcome to the first episode in a huge video series years in the making where I show you how to play each classic Civilization genre game (& spinoffs) in 1080p HD, while showing off some of their best scenarios and mods along with their interesting and sometimes very different console conversions, plus also trying to play as the Barbarians in each game too. Naturally at some point I'll get to the more modern Civ games that don't require any tricks to play in HD and will still tribute them too of course! In many cases there's simply too much to cover in one main episode so I'll also be making special extra bonus episodes to compliment the main episodes in the series, so stay tuned!
    • Main Episode 01 - Civilization 1 (You are here!)
    • Main Episode 02 - Colonization (Coming very soon)
    • Main Episode 03 - Master of Magic (Coming soon)
    • Main Episode 04 - Civilization 2 (Coming soon)
    • Main Episode 05 - Civ2 Test of Time (Coming less soon)
    • Main Episode 06 - Alpha Centauri (Coming less soon)
    • Main Episode 07 - Civ Call to Power (Coming next year)
    • Main Episode 08 - Call to Power 2 (Coming next year)
    • Main Episode 09 - Civilization 3 (Coming next year)
    • Main Episode 10 - Civilization 4 (Coming next decade)
    • Main Episode 11 - Civ4 Colonization (Coming next decade)
    • Main Episode 12 - Civilization 5 (Coming next century)
    • Main Episode 13 - Civ Beyond Earth (Coming next century)
    • Main Episode 14 - Civilization 6 (Coming next lifetime)
    • Main Episode 15 - Old World (Coming next lifetime)
    • Main Episode 16 - Humankind (Coming next lifetime)
    • Misc Episodes - Civ Fan Games - FreeCiv, FreeCol, FreeMars & More (Coming very soon)
    Main Episode 01 - Civilization 1 HD Tour:
    Main video on playing Civ1 in HD with mods & scenarios:

    Years in the making this is a huge video tour showcasing Civilization 1 in HD with some of its best mods and scenarios. This is the first main episode in a huge series showing people how you can play classic Civilization games in HD on modern systems using some of the best enhancement mods out there. I try to show off some of the best fan made scenarios too (yes, there were scenarios for Civ1!), along with some lesser known console conversions, and I also show you how to play as the normally unplayable Barbarians 8th Civilization slot.
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVfpkzb_C3g&list=PLZqnaGtTZxFbq3F5R6lqzyVvYzg9tRBPY

    (Make sure you expand video to play in full screen HD!)



    Video Chapters:
    00:00 Video Series Introduction
    00:49 Civilization 1 Tour Introduction
    02:16 Un-modded vanilla game HD demonstration
    05:34 Game intro sequence with Blake's Soundtrack Overhaul mod
    10:31 Gameplay Tour with Honzas's DOS Graphics mod
    - 10:44 Super Nintendo & Playstation Civ1 (Bonus Ep Preview)
    - 11:16 In-game tour with Honzas's DOS Graphics mod continued
    - 13:40 How I'm playing in HD (full instructions below)
    15:24 Playing as Barbarians (Bonus Ep Preview)
    18:51 Modern Map & Scenario Editors Tour
    - 18:52 JCivEd CivDOS Editor
    - 20:13 CivCracker CivWin Editor (converts DOS to Win)
    21:40 Favourite Scenarios Tour
    - 21:41 Dune scenario (Bonus Ep Preview)
    - 25:32 World War 2 Europe scenario
    - 27:20 Rise of Rome scenario
    - 28:41 Riverworld scenario
    - 29:56 WW2 Operation Barbarossa scenario
    - 31:21 Winter Wonderland scenario
    32:34 Blake's Lost Scenario Preservation Project
    32:58 Final thoughts & future video series plans

    Video Notes:
    • If everything looks too small then you're probably viewing this video on a small screen or phone. Unfortunately Civ1 has no built in zoom controls so if you want things to be bigger then lower the Windows XP resolution inside the Virtual Machine and the game will resize to fit.
    • If it feels a bit choppy and slightly schizophrenic that's because '3 different Blakes' worked on it haha! Basically I made the video in 2018, then came back to it in 2019 and added lots of stuff, and then came back to it again in 2021 and deleted a bunch of stuff & added even more new stuff lol! I tried to intermix and smooth out the transitions between old and new footage as best as I could so hopefully it's not too bad.
    • Just to reiterate as there's still been some confusion. This video and these mods are about CivWin (Civilization for Windows), not CivDOS, and not CivNet. While CivNet appears very similar to CivWin it is NOT identical and these mods & scenarios are NOT compatible with it.
    Bonus Video Episodes for Civilization 1:
    Civilization 1 Bonus Ep - How to play as Barbarians:

    youtu.be/TyFLI_B_Cbg?list=PLZqnaGtTZxFbq3F5R6lqzyVvYzg9tRBPY



    Civilization 1 Bonus Ep - Dune Scenario Full Tour:
    (Note: There's a little bit of repeat/overlap from the main HD tour video dune part but things get very different once I load up the savegame)
    youtu.be/No6ZwjexH_E?list=PLZqnaGtTZxFbq3F5R6lqzyVvYzg9tRBPY



    Civilization 1 Bonus Ep - Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis & Playstation Console Conversions:
    youtu.be/xZ9pNNOsr2A?list=PLZqnaGtTZxFbq3F5R6lqzyVvYzg9tRBPY



    Civilization 1 Downloads & Guides:
    Links for all mods, scenarios, editors & other stuff mentioned in videos:

    If you've seen some of my other threads then you'll know I've been working tirelessly to find and rescue old scenarios & mods for Civ games and arrange hosting on multiple sites to ensure they're preserved. So hopefully in the years to come when people watch my video and come to this place none of these cool creations below will have disappeared!
    Spoiler Click to expand :
    Mods:
    Scenarios:
    (In order of appearance)



    Editors:
    Other cool stuff:
    • Blake's lost Civ1 scenario/mod preservation project - CivFanatics
    • Blake's Civ series favourite scifi & fantasy scenario/mod search & rescue project - CivFanatics
    • Barbarian Bros Roland MT-32 Civ 1 Music Collection - Youtube
    • Extracted Civ1 Super Nintendo graphics for possible PC mod - CivFanatics
    • Sega Genesis/Megadrive Civ1 project by Tupi - CivFanatics

    How to play in HD on modern systems guide:
    Now you can see below how I did it and play Civ1 in HD yourselves!
    Spoiler Click to expand :
    1. Setup a Windows XP VM using VirtualBox. Below is a video guide on how to do that:
    youtu.be/7RQyhgvbqKY
    (NO I will not illegally give you a copy of Windows XP, use google search lol)

    2. Download a copy of Civilization for Windows (NOT NetCiv), copy it's files into a folder in the XP VM, and test it to make sure it works.
    (NO I will not illegally give you a copy of CivWin, use google search lol)

    3. Download my Full HQ Soundtrack for CivWin from below. Install it over the top of the game files:
    https://www.moddb.com/mods/civwin-complete-soundtrack-overhaul-mod

    4. OPTIONAL - Download Honza's DOS graphics for CivWin mod from below. Install it over the top of the game files:
    https://forums.civfanatics.com/resources/dos-tileset-for-civwin.8830/

    Example shot of how things should look!
    Civ1HDTour.png

    Civilization 1 Website Tribute Page:
    As part of this huge series I'm also making tribute pages with HD pictures and extra info for each game in a big new WIP Civilization series section on my retro gaming website Blake's Sanctum (be warned - the sites navigation is full 90s retro too lol).
    http://blakessanctum.x10.mx/Games/CivColSeries/

    Main page screenshot:
    _Website.png

    Civilization 1 Tribute screenshot:
    Webpage.png
     
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    @Blake00 I had a watch this morning and thought it was very well done, a nice introduction to playing Civ in 2021. I also sneakily jumped the gun and watched a few of the others directly from the playlist, you've definitely inspired me to try a barbarian game and see how far I get. Also, that Japan only Playstation version blew my damn mind, an isometric port to 32 bit consoles in 1996!? How did that even happen? :lol:
     
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    Naughty naughty haha but yeah I figured with all the playlist links I'm putting everywhere it would be inevitable that someone would jump ahead of me lol. Thanks for watching and I'm glad you enjoyed them. I'm still sorting out the documentation, links, related mod uploads, and in-video cards for those bonus episodes. Getting there though so I should have the Barbarian bonus video out tomorrow along with my Barbarian scenario for people to try if they don't wish to make their own. Then the other bonus episodes will follow very quickly over the week.

    And yeah the Japanese Playstation version is pretty crazy isn't it.. they almost turned Civ1 into Civ2 haha. That's why I just HAD to do a video of it as there's like nothing out there.

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    Okay here we go guys! The first bonus episode is ready to go!

    Civilization 1 Bonus Ep - How to play as Barbarians:
    youtu.be/TyFLI_B_Cbg?list=PLZqnaGtTZxFbq3F5R6lqzyVvYzg9tRBPY



    To coincide with my video release I have of course also finally released my Attila's Conquest I - Play As Barbarians Scenario (CivDOS & CivWin) as well! Which will kick off a whole series of playing as Barbarians in different Civ games. :)
    https://forums.civfanatics.com/thre...civilization-1-scenario-civdos-civwin.673355/

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    As I'v seen in some YT videos, in Sega Saturn port there are pictograms instead of text in some menus, so theoretically this version's easier to play if you don't know or know very little Japanese (as me).

    And I too have no idea about this legion in 3840 BC. No way barbarians can spawn this early. Can it be some other civ? But then why they did not talk to you? Also... in the original game, barbarians cannot kill your last defender in your last city (same for last city of AI civ). If this legion was barbarian, then seems that rule-set of PSX version is very different. Even SNES version have some strange discrepancies with the original, like they did not use original source code for some things at all?
     
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    Yeah that was so weird. I'm guessing it must have been another player who didn't want to talk as I was the Greeks in Europe where everyone is super close, they maybe got a legion from a village hut. Otherwise if it was Barbarians then yeah the Playstation developers forgot to port over the Barbarian capital protection from the PC version.

    Ahh yes I see what you mean about the picture buttons on the Saturn version.. darn, I probably should have mentioned that in the video but oh well.

    Saturn.png

    Well that's embarrassing.. the amount of docos I've seen on cool stuff in South America and not once did any one mention the Nazca Lines haha. Now I'm gonna have every Tom, Dick and Harry correcting me on youtube probably lol.. oh well lol.

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    I really like the SNES video because I used to play it all the time as a kid before PS 1 and N64 came out. I see that you're America which was pink like China. The railroad was one of my favorite techs. I used to make a whole bunch of settlers and railroad everything! Then I would settle some more cities, make railroads and get them to grow, too. I remember playing civ by putting up other specialists like tax collectors and scientists that aren't entertainers when the railroad brought food surpluses. :smug:
     
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