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Easter Eggs

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by MadMaligor, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. MadMaligor

    MadMaligor Chieftain

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    Hello all, pretty new here though I have been lurking and reading for some time :)

    I was just wondering, has anyone found anything yet that might be considered an easter egg?

    Just today I realized that the music playing during world generation of a custom map comes from "Colonization". Made me crack a huge smile and I had fits of nostalgia.

    Btw...If there is a thread already for this please point me in the right direction. Thanks!
     
  2. BIGRICK

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    one time when it was loading the game it said that "snacks are good in moderation" or "never fight a land war in asia
     
  3. Red Door

    Red Door Man of Mayhem

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    The only easter egg found was in a screenshot before game was released.
    On top bar it said on a blackboard Civ 4=$
    The hidden messages as I have learned are not easter eggs.
     
  4. Stuporstar

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    I wouldn't really call that an easter egg since they show up pretty frequently and you don't have to hunt for them, or play the game on a certain day. There are a few modders easter eggs. Some are just unused units and such that are floating around in the art folders. The big one is the playable barbarians.

    See thread here: http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=137948
     
  5. TSteamer

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    When I discovered computers (pretty sure it was computers) or was it the picture I got for entering the modern age? Anyway, a picture of a digital watch of some sort came up and the manufacturer was "Soren".
     
  6. Mighty Grum

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    Thank you!
    I was going nuts trying to figure out where I'd heard that music before.
     
  7. oagersnap

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    Not sure if it qualifies as an easter egg but:
    When you build a theater, some music from Pirates! will be played.
     
  8. Stuporstar

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    :lol: Actually, That's classical music! Bach, I do believe. You know, the stuff people listened to before electric guitars and synthesizers were invented. :lol:

    Edit: or is it Vivaldi...
     
  9. BobTheTerrible

    BobTheTerrible Just Another Bob

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    I've gotten Elvis as a Great Person several times, although he had a normal name.
     
  10. The Last Conformist

    The Last Conformist Irresistibly Attractive

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    I thought all Great Artists looked like Elvis?

    Elvis has been part of Civ since the the original Civilization.
     
  11. A Random Person

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    All modern great artists look like elvis... The early ones look like... um... shakespeare maybe?
     
  12. Avahz Darkwood

    Avahz Darkwood Chieftain

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    Well these are the only easter "eggs" I saw

    1, Al Gore's picture on the internet icon
    2, The Map Maker screen (?) show the earth in reverse, land is ocean/ocean is land.
    3, George Bush's picture in on one of the icons.
     
  13. MadMaligor

    MadMaligor Chieftain

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    Ok that Al Gore thing is comic genius...

    I love stuff like that. =D
     
  14. wilcoxchar

    wilcoxchar Chieftain

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    I've also heard some music from Europa Universalis 2 and Civ 2. Might just be coincidence, but aybe not. Sadly, I can't remember where I heard the music.
     
  15. Junuxx

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    Has anyone seen the easter egg "It's perfect, but you want more" yet? I'm not going to say where it's hidden :lol:
     
  16. Tapsa

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    Actually, the music is from Civilization I, as is the entire slideshow and the text that Leonard Nimoy reads during the slideshow. A great homage to the original Civ. :goodjob:
     
  17. Saltylicious

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    I'm fairly certain I saw Sid's face in the video for the Firaxis logo. It was on that sheet of parchment, lower left near that bald dude.

    Not competely sure though, it seemed like Sid but I haven't been able to catch it in time. I'm too lazy to check right now...
     
  18. Grohan

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    Nice Find!:thumbsup:

    I wanted to certain your find and I took screenshot of the Firaxis logo video and there are faces of Sid Meier AND Jeff Briggs!
     

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  19. Lucky The Fox

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    At least DeLaTorreAlta, that plays during the medieval age, was also in EU2.
     
  20. Captain2

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    yeah we really need a list of these things and to try to find them, they're usually pretty funny
     

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