Civilization 5 - Any News?

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by LordRahl, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. champ82

    champ82 Immortal Ruler

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    Did you try Beyond The Sword? They added a lot of stuff, to me it felt very new. If you haven't tried it it would be a mistake to glance over it thinking it's not that different, it's Civ 4.5.
     
  2. champ82

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    Seriously man. It's been a year and a half of playing this A LOT and I'm still always learning new things.
     
  3. The Almighty dF

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    This.
    I've got 2 gigs of RAM, a 3.0 GHz CPU, and an 8800GTX video card.
    I -still- hit huge patches of lag on huge maps the closer I get to the modern age. I also still have problems with Rhyse on certain civilizations, and Road to War can be -hell-. Especially if I choose Germany.
    Makes me think back to playing Diablo 2 in the days of 56k or worse. Sending the weakest player into Duriel's chamber so that while we're lagging, Duriel will be busy killing the chosen Redshirt.

    I do have hopes for Civ5, though.
    I hope they take in influence from the more popular mods, especially Rhyse. Maybe have traits specific to each civ, and traits specific to each leader.
    Example:
    Egypt starts with Hereditary Rule and Theocracy.
    Akhenaten of Egypt founds a religion from the get-go.
     
  4. troytheface

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    they need a complete over haul.

    real time 1st person view of a map or battlefild or whatever you can scroll in or out of

    total war type battles you can scroll in and out of

    whether or not they stay cartoony or use photographs wouldn't really matter, maybe have an option for either but the times is a change'n
     
  5. Atwork

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    Vanilla does tend to get old after awhile, but I agree with Phungus -- try RevolutionDCM. It really is a wholly different game....and if that isn't for you, find some other mod out there.
     
  6. Willem

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    No, Civ is a turn based game. If you want something real-time go play Rise of Nations.
     
  7. Joecoolyo

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    I :worship: RevolutionDCM
     
  8. Retrospect

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    I have to agree with phungus. For anyone looking to 'beef up' civ a little I would seriously get into modding it. I have dabbled in mods a little in other games but i always felt that civ was too 'perfect' to be modded. I was wrong however. There are some cracking mods out there.

    There are mods that alter a small part of the game, or add a new concept/units/civs/leaders and there are mods that completely overhaul the game. The best part about it unlike some games is that you don't alter any of the core game files... so you can always remove any mods with ease by just deleting the relevant folder.

    Most of the mods out there are very proffessionaly done and worth a try at least. I would personally recommend the following:

    WolfRevolution - This is the most balanced and tidy mod I have seen up to date. It adds a few new concepts (revolutions being the biggest and most interesting), a few techs and a handfull of units that should have been added in BTS in my opinion. This mod is great for anyone that has never modded before as it comes with an installer and doesn't change too much.

    Rise Of Mankind - My personal favourite, This mod completely overhauls the game and adds so much, very simillar in design to WolfRevolution (as they share many core features) If you want to feel like you are playing Civ 5 then this is the mod for you. I cant even begin to list the additions and changes as there are far too many and i would just leave too much information out.

    Fall From Heaven with the Fall Further Add on - If you like fantasy settings (but very dark) then this the mod of choice. Again this is a complete overhaul of the game, you almost won't recognise it. Very proffessionally done, lots of artwork and music. Tons of new concepts, units, techs. While the other two make civ a much more enjoyable game, this mod seeks to change it completely and does a very good job. I think this one would make for a good multiplayer experience.

    Just my opinions here but if I have spiked your interest at all then visit the creation and customisation section of the forums and look under mod packs. There are many other good mods there but these three are the pick of the bunch in my opinion.
     
  9. Rusty Edge

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    I bought Colonization. The sea & terrain are beautiful ! Unlike Civ, the game seems to have only one way to win. I decided that the game had potential, but I would wait for a mod or expansion before I played it again. It has a different kind of worker/unit/specialist system. You spend a lot of the time shifting stuff between cities. I concluded that if I were to spend my time doing that, I'd rather be trading smuggled and captured goods in Sid's Pirates!

    I think BTS is the greatest version of Civ I've ever seen. My favorite mod is in my sigline. At the moment , version 3 is in the debugging process, so I recommend you try it at a later date.
     
  10. Jewman

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    yea i tried to download them but then winzip said my free trial had expired and i couldnt unzip them and i was very angry.
     
  11. RichPowers

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    Have you tried 7zip? It's free and open source and doesn't nag you to subscribe.

    http://www.7-zip.org/
     
  12. Zack

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    You could get WinRar... it informs me that it is not free after 40 days, but then I press the close button and it's as if I bought it. :lol:
     
  13. Jewman

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    lol well i downloaded 7zip and then i thought i installed it or whatever but when i tried to unzip something winzip came up. and i tried to find an option to unzip with 7zip but i couldnt find it.
     
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    Bronze Steam and Tears has an auto installer, if you want to give that mod a try... (BST is supported in the WolfRevolution forum in my sig-- WolfRev also has an auto installer, but I'd reccomend BST over WolfRev, even though it's in beta- I'm very perfectionist when it comes to public releases, and BST is well beyond the "finished" state when compared to many other mods. Complete stability and the like, I just have some purely aesthetic things I wan to do, like get a new intro screen and change some music from the default game in the future era.).
     
  15. Ivpiter

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    Actually, for Civ 5, they'll have the time machine ready and will actually plop you down on Earth in 4000 BC. They're still working on the immortality drug, though. :)
     

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