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Civ5 available for preload on Steam - NOW (September, 13th)

mjs0

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If you preordered through Steam you can download Civ5 now.
Moderator Action: Explanation: That means only downloading, you will not be able to play the game until the 21st/24th).

Moderator Action: For information about Direct2Drive please look at this post.

The download is 4,551.4Mb total.

Also on the preload page is a selection of locked achievements (if that interests you):

Vivre La Revolution - Beat the game on any difficulty setting as Napoleon.
Treasure Hunter - Discover an ancient ruin.
Moving on Up - Earn a Unit Promotion
It's Super Effective - Destroy an enemy unit in just one hit.
Peace and Prosperity - Begin a Golden Age.
Second City - Found a second city.
Seriously?!? - Have another Civ beat you to completing a Wonder 10 times.
Engineer - Build a Wonder

There are another 112 more if I am interpreting the next icon correctly.
Moderator Action: For achievements see here

I can't take credit for noticing this first that honor belongs to Shurdus:
The file are available right now, downloading. :D
but I figured more people would notice it as a new thread!

Moderator Action: Changed date in the thread title, because of the different date formats. Now it's more clear to everyone.
 

mjs0

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What am I missing? I don't see the option to pre-load it.
In my Steam client I simply went into "LIBRARY->GAMES->Sid Meier's Civilization V" and the preload button was front and center.
 

LegionSteve

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Hmm, I had pretty much decided to pre-order the deluxe version from D2D, right after tonight's live stream if I like what I see. I don't care about the free civ 3 which I never liked and will probably never play. But I would like the free DLC.

But now I may change my mind (again) if ordering from steam means I can pre-load it...
 

mjs0

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So...
When you preload all the files are encrypted, but you do get to see the directory structure and file names.
A couple of observations...
- There is a tutorial directory
- I cannot see any assets for Babylon or other DLC

Map Scripts:
  • Archipelago.lua
  • Continents.lua
  • Earth_Duel.Civ5Map
  • Earth_Huge.Civ5Map
  • Earth_Large.Civ5Map
  • Earth_Small.Civ5Map
  • Earth_Standard.Civ5Map
  • Earth_Tiny.Civ5Map
  • Four_Corners.lua
  • Fractal.lua
  • Great_Plains.lua
  • Highlands.lua
  • Ice_Age.lua
  • InlandSea.lua
  • Lakes.lua
  • North_vs_South.lua
  • Oval.lua
  • Pangaea.lua
  • SmallContinents.lua
  • Terra.lua
  • TinyIslands.lua
  • West_vs_East.lua

There are a few strange and intriguing filenames:
Dinosaur.ani ???
Deplete.ani
Mutiny.ani
AirLift.ani

I don't have time to look at more now :(
 

lietkynes

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yay, downloading !




p.s.
I don't even know why I'm excited, the game is still locked for 11 more days aaargh :-(
 

Shurdus

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Lol? I made that comment as a joke... :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D Because I figured ppl needed patience and I was wondering how many ppl would look and then get pissed. :p
 

superdudeman

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Excellent. Now how do we HACK this mother so we can start playing it right NOW?!

Who can hack steam? I demand a hacker.
 

LegionSteve

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Lol? I made that comment as a joke... :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D Because I figured ppl needed patience and I was wondering how many ppl would look and then get pissed. :p

I saw your post in the other thread and just assumed it was a joke, until I saw this thread.
 

Shurdus

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I saw your post in the other thread and just assumed it was a joke, until I saw this thread.
I saw this thread and figured ppl had thought I was serious and jumped the bandweagon without checking... Haha. :lol:

Btw it is in, took 9 munites. :D
 
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