Many thanks to kossin who generated the map for me. -------- I'm back. After a brief single-player Civilization IV hiatus to play more multiplayer, I am now itching for a return to single-player. Past walkthroughs/games I have posted: Darius/Immortal - Space Race Win Boudica/Immortal - Domination Win Julius Caesar/Immortal - Incomplete, but in a dominating position Gandhi/Deity - Space Race Win Churchill/Deity - Loss Starting Location [This Post] 4000 BC - Starting Warrior Move 4000 BC - Capital Settled Round 1: 4000 BC to 3125 BC [35 Turns] - The Unkind Map Creator Round 2: 3125 BC to 2050 BC [43 Turns] - The Gold City Round 3: 2050 BC to 775 BC [52 Turns] - Six Cities Round 4: 775 BC to 215 BC [31 Turns] - Dual Wonder Construction Round 5: 215 BC to 430 AD [44 Turns] - Catapulting Ahead in Science Round 6: 430 AD to 970 AD [41 Turns] - Post-Liberalism Growth Round 7: 970 AD to 1100 AD [14 Turns] - The Fall of Japan, Part I Round 8: 1100 AD to 1360 AD [38 Turns] - The Fall of Japan, Part II Round 9: 1360 AD to 1600 AD [49 Turns] - The Dutch Renaissance Round 10: 1600 AD to 1700 AD [21 Turns] - The Tale That Ends in the Light, Part I Round 11: 1700 AD to 1780 AD [41 Turns] - The Tale That Ends in the Light, Part II Round 12: Epilogue Before I begin, I would like to mention that the following game I will post here is likely to be my last single player Civilization IV - BtS game I will ever play. I definitely plan on getting Civilization V and will likely switch over to that game completely (I am psyched about it). Therefore, I had to think hard before setting up the game. Did I want a relatively easy game? Did I want to finish with winning in a unique way? In the end, I opted for these settings: Willem van Orange [Creative/Financial] Deity Difficulty [Hardest!] Epic Speed Random Events Off Tribal Villages Off Large World Map Size High Sea Level 8 Total A.I. Civilizations Tech Trading On [Normal Setting] Barbarians On [Normal Setting] Big and Small Map Script Massive Continents Islands Exist Islands Mixed In I knew I wanted to finish a game on deity difficulty as my final game (it's only fitting). I also wanted it to be a bit different from some standard games on the forum, so I opted for a large map. I added 9 total civilizations to the game. Trust me - even with a Large, High Sea Level map and 9 civilizations, there is PLENTY of land. I ran tests to confirm this. In regards to game speed - I kept the speed to Epic in case I want to war, as it gives me some more leniency in that respect. Finally, I selected Willem van Oranje as my leader since when I went to my Hall of Fame, I realized that I never won a game as the Dutch. My last game did not end so well. Stupid Peter (an AI who tends to be in the middle of the pack early, and can explode late game) ended up beelining to the Manhattan Project, creating an impregnable wall that could not be stopped by me. I plan on redeeming myself in this game by (hopefully) winning a domination victory against whoever stands in my way. The starting location is here. My thoughts - settle in place. What do you think? The map has been checked by kossin, to ensure it's playability (i.e. I'm not stuck on a tundra island or boxed in by Shaka and Tokugawa on a tiny peninsula). The save is here. I think you may need BUG 4.4 in order to play it.