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Discussion in 'Civ4 - BTS Unaltered Gameplay (BUG, BAT and BULL)' started by alerum68, May 10, 2008.

  1. ruff_hi

    ruff_hi Live 4ever! Or die trying

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    BUG and BAT? No - they need to be merged with the mods. Some of the mods lift stuff straight from BUG (because they love it!) and merge it themselves. Other mods have mod-mods that include BUG.

    BUG and BAT don't work with the mods that come with Civ4 ... ok, they might but don't expect it to be seamless. You could try it and, if you get errors (ie no interface), then you will need to exclude customassets when starting the Civ4 mod (see the option in the mod ini file).
     
  2. Le Roi

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    I went to install the BAT mod on a new computer and the link to the BAT mod now shows a "Better BAT AI.7z" file. It's not self-extracting like it was and I'm confused by the "Better BAT AI" name. Is this just the AI, or is this the full BAT mod? Anyone know? :)

    Edit: When I expand the file, the readme reads: "This is a beta build of Better BAT AI. It's a merge of Fuyu's Better BUG AI with BAT 3.0.1". This was from http://sourceforge.net/projects/civ4bat/

    Where can I get the normal version of BAT for BTS 3.19?
     
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  4. Lemon Merchant

    Lemon Merchant Professional Killjoy Moderator

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    Just for clarity, I have created a new home on SourceForge for the final release of Better BAT AI, and it will be moving there this weekend. This will lessen the confusion of users wishing to download BAT 3.0.1, which will remain all cozy-like, in it's traditional place.
     
  5. jUmpSt0p

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    are saves backwards compatible, or will I need to start a new game after installing?

    I have latest BUG installed, but some features I was used to b4 are not working... guess I had BUG/BULL installed b4.. not sure about BAT.

    is there an installation FAQ somewhere regarding best installation process of all 3 games + BTS?
     
  6. Lemon Merchant

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    BAT saves are not backwards compatible.

    BUG and BAT both come with installers. It's best to let the installer do the work for you, and it usually doesn't fail.

    As for BULL, to use it without BAT, or to just add it to the BUG Mod, requires some file copying and merging to be done. There are specific instructions in the BULL d/l package. I suggest that you follow them exactly, and make backups of all the files you need to change before you change them. ;)
     
  7. jUmpSt0p

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    I have BUG and BULL properly installed.. BAT is not installed.

    certain features I remember from before seem to not be working or available. (I had to reformat, and am playing again after not playing for a few months, so I don't remember my previous config).

    for example, some information is not available in the City screen, like:
    - how many overflow shields I will get for hurrying prod.
    - how many beakers a building will provide once built
    - also when I hover over specialists, it doesn't show the "true numbers" I will gain and lose by adding different specialists..

    there are some other interface features missing too.. can't remember them all. but, similar to those above. basically, the Extra Numbers and info that I am used to seeing when I hover over stuff in the city screen are missing..

    are these BAT features?
     
  8. ruff_hi

    ruff_hi Live 4ever! Or die trying

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    I think this is in standard BUG
    This is in BULL (and BAT).
    This is in BULL (and BAT).
    The above comments seem to imply that you:
    • don't have the config option set (see BUG options)
    • don't have BULL installed correctly (hover over your flag and check the bottom left)
     
  9. EmperorFool

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    Ruff is right on all counts. BUG and BULL have nearly everything enabled by default, and certainly all the above features. Do you have any BUG features working? Are you using a very, very old version of BUG?

    Open the BUG Options Screen (CTRL + ALT + O) and look at the System tab. Take a screenshot if you can and post it here. Also, as Ruff said, hover over your flag on the main screen and you'll see if BULL is installed.
     
  10. jUmpSt0p

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    thanks a lot for the help. I got it all working properly now. BUG/BAT/BULL, all together.. I've been so into playing I didn't respond very promptly!
    :D
     
  11. Lemon Merchant

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    It's ok, we understand. Boy, do we ever understand. :lol:
     
  12. jmrathbun

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    Thanks for this very useful and interesting set of mods. Only one issue I've noticed: why Beethoven's Pastorale Symphony to go with the Academy. How about something more thematically appropriate, like Brahms' "Academic Festival" overture?

    :cool:
     
  13. Lemon Merchant

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    I'm not very much up on classical music. I have no idea what the music meant thematically, I just picked what sounded nice.

    The alternative was Motorhead. ;)
     
  14. lymond

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    Lemon...your avatar o' the day looks a bit suspicious to me :shifty:

    By the way, I've been enjoying the Better BAT AI mod :goodjob:
     
  15. Lemon Merchant

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    Well, I'm glad that you're enjoying the mod, but why the suspicion? :confused:
     
  16. ruff_hi

    ruff_hi Live 4ever! Or die trying

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    oh ... let me think ... the girl is smiling!
    Spoiler :
    :run:
     
  17. Lemon Merchant

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    Now, what's wrong with smiling? Plenty of people smile, sometimes even at me. I smile at people all of the time (and then say "This won't hurt a bit." :D )

    It's strange the things that my avvies do to people. Somebody went and got all Molly and started complaining about the last one, too. Can't a girl do a little skeet shooting? :p

    Obviously those Crest Whitestrips just weren't worth the investment if smiling is going to be an issue here in our fine forums.

    Sigh... I guess I'll go back to being dour and cranky.

    :p:p:lol:
     
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    I don't think the smiling was a problem so much as completely out of character for your usual avatars.
     
  19. Lemon Merchant

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    Oh well, there is that aspect to consider. :lol:

    My wife has been saying that my avvies are all rather dark in spirit, and besides, life is good right now. So I'm smiling. See? ----> :D
     
  20. ruff_hi

    ruff_hi Live 4ever! Or die trying

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    :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

    (actually - that does hurt if you do it too much)
     

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