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Complete list of easter eggs in Civ3

Discussion in 'Civ3 - General Discussions' started by Thunderfall, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. Mike B. FIRAXIS

    Mike B. FIRAXIS Firaxian

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    Yep you're right; it's Mitch not Val Kilmer's character. The full quote is "Mitch, there's something you need to know. Compared to you, most people have the IQ of a carrot." I haven't seen the movie in awhile and I forgot to whom he was speaking... Plenty of great quotes in that movie.
     
  2. Xarlak

    Xarlak Chieftain

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    It's been a while since I played for that long, but I believe that if you cycle through the Japanese city names twice, you get to Tokyo III (the name of the city from the anime Neon Genesis Evangelion), instead of the default name.

    Also, to add to your info - Neo-Tokyo is from the anime Akira. The song Istanbul (not Constantinople) dates back to (I believe) 1953, and was made famous by the Four Lads - it was their first gold record hit. The words were by Jimmy Kennedy and the music was by Nat Simon.
     
  3. I am the Future

    I am the Future Oi Oi Oi !!!

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    Tokyo 3 or Tokyo III
    cause the defult on the third time round is "City Name" 3
     
  4. Xarlak

    Xarlak Chieftain

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    I seem to recall it was Tokyo III, since I noticed that it was different from the rest. That was a while ago, though, and I've lost my civ3 disk since then, so I can't go back and check.
     
  5. The Great Apple

    The Great Apple Big Cheese

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  6. Mike B. FIRAXIS

    Mike B. FIRAXIS Firaxian

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  7. hagger

    hagger Chieftain

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    i dont know if this really counts, but i think 1nce i was talkin 2 carthage, n hannibal said something like
    "contrary to propaganda spread by my enemies, i am not a cannibal. you can come closer."
    i need 2 check it, it happened a while ago. it was very funny tho.
     
  8. Thunderfall

    Thunderfall Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    I believe this was one of the SOTDs. :) It's a civ-specific diplomatic response like the berserk one.

    Welcome to the forum, hagger. :)
     
  9. Civrules

    Civrules We the People

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    Ahh, I remember it as well. It was really very funny when I first saw it. :cool:

    And welcome to CFC. :)
     
  10. Ansar

    Ansar Détente avec l'été

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    Hey, TF, maybe you should sticky this?
     
  11. Thunderfall

    Thunderfall Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Sure. I will sticky it for a week or two. :)
     
  12. Ansar

    Ansar Détente avec l'été

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    Cool. Now we can all know about your city. ;)
     
  13. Nate1976

    Nate1976 Just Plain Wierd

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    about the psycodelic editor..if you keep pushing ~, it will continue to cahnge colors. You can get blue, green, yello, purple, etc. It cycles, too-YOu can change it back to the origional colors...
     
  14. gmaharriet

    gmaharriet Ancient Crone

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    So, there truly is a ThunderFall and a Mike B Fireaxis. I've been posting here (not in ALL forums) for about 8 months, and it's the first time I've run into either of you. I'd begun to think you were both "urban legends". ;)
     
  15. Padma

    Padma the Inbond Administrator

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    TF may not post as much as he used to, but he's always watching. :scan:

    And I often see Mike lurking, usually in the Civ4 forums. ;)
     
  16. Thangorodrim

    Thangorodrim Chieftain

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    If you look in Program Files\Infogrames Interactive\Civilization III\Text\leadergeneric.txt you will find that, among things such as "Sid Meier", there is a line that says "Beer"
     
  17. Nate1976

    Nate1976 Just Plain Wierd

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    I see no leadergeneric.txt.
     
  18. Mike B. FIRAXIS

    Mike B. FIRAXIS Firaxian

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    Technically, this is a bug... not an easter egg. :crazyeye: There were a bunch of temporary text files that we forgot to remove so they ended up on the master cd. This is one of them. BTW, leadergeneric.txt is a list of the names of some of the people who worked at Firaxis at the time, used as placeholders for leader names. "Beer" refers to me.

    The excess text files were removed in subsequent pressings of the master cd (including GOTY, Gold, and Complete editions).
     
  19. Truronian

    Truronian Quite unfamiliar Retired Moderator

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    Any word on why The Mumbles is an English city?
     
  20. Nate1976

    Nate1976 Just Plain Wierd

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    ok. So yuor actually from Firaxis. Sweet.
     

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