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Cost of research anyone?

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Strategy & Tips' started by CharlyFox, Jun 26, 2002.

  1. CharlyFox

    CharlyFox Chieftain

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    I ve played so far only three games. One chieftain , one regent and I m currently on a monarch, and definitely the game is more challenging than Civ and Civ2, even alpha centaury I think (but you re very welcome to think otherwise).


    It made me want to know exactly how the tech are priced in Civ3. I didnt see a full explanation so far on the strat forum, even though some very good tips can be found reading the sucession game.

    As anyone drafted a full theory of the thing?
     
  2. LionQ

    LionQ Noble

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    I don't now how much they cost in Civ3. In Civ2 you could see it in Rules.txt. I think you have to look in the Civ3 Edit by every tech en then by "Price" or "Cost" or something. I don't know or that is there, but I think so.
     
  3. Shabbaman

    Shabbaman rebuffing the rebels

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    Check mydiseases formula in my favorite thread :

    Research cost = (MM * COST * (K - N) / 10K) - Research done so far

    Research cost and research done so far (beakers) in gold
    COST is the cost specified in the editor.
    MM = map modifiers =
    Tiny 16
    Small 20
    Standard 24
    Large 32
    Huge 40

    N = number of civs on the diplomacy screen that have discovered the tech.

    K is constant for any given number of civs on a map. Values of K so far :
    2 civs K=3
    3 civs K=4
    4 civs K=6
    5 civs K=6.66
    6 civs K=9
    7 civs K=10
    8 civs K=12
    9 civs K=12.5
    10 civs K=15
    11 civs K=16
    12 civs K=18
     
  4. CharlyFox

    CharlyFox Chieftain

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    Awesome!!!!


    Thanks a lot Shabbaman and thanks a lot to mydiseases if he ever read this thread!

    I think this should go in the main strategy posting in the opening of the site!
     

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