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GOTM 196

Discussion in 'Civ2 - Game of the Month' started by Ali Ardavan, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. Ali Ardavan

    Ali Ardavan Mathematician Moderator Civ2 GOTM Staff

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    Civilization: 1 Viking settler
    Starting tech: Bronze
    Difficulty: King
    Total players: 7
    Restarts: on
    Restless Tribes (-0).
    50x80 game-generated map with parameters of Small, Archipelago, Normal, Temperate, and Old

    Deadline: Jan 9, 2018

    Please be sure to follow the submission guidelines when submitting your game (please do not send your files in a .zip file. Attach them directly to your e-mail with your name in the save file). No extra save is needed.

    Please send the saved games only to civ2gotm@gmail.com.

    Have fun.
     

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  2. Ali Ardavan

    Ali Ardavan Mathematician Moderator Civ2 GOTM Staff

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    Map Analysis

    Resource seed is 6 or 38. Starting location is 1-special. 2 tiles NW is 3-specials.
     
  3. Lex_82

    Lex_82 Chieftain

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    Just downloaded the GOTM 196.sav file and started playing okay, however the game always crashes out upon founding the 3rd city. I tried replaying a few times with the same result. Has anyone encountered this problem with GOTMs? Is there a required patch that I may be missing?

    Thanks in advance for any help.
    (I'm playing MGE).

    Edit: I re-downloaded the file and it seems to be working okay for now.
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2017
  4. Major Advantage

    Major Advantage Chieftain

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    Hi Lex, we are always happy to see new players around! Does you game still work? I never had any problems with downloaded GOTMs, except for the one we played on the giant world map, that wouldn't work with classic.
     
  5. Lex_82

    Lex_82 Chieftain

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    Hi Major. The game started working again after restarting the laptop so I think it was just a coincidence it happened with my first GOTM! I have been playing the game without any issues for a long time, so not sure what was going on, but it seems to have sorted itself out.

    I have just now finished this GOTM so will submit it and look forward to see how it compares with others. I will wait for others to have a go before posting spoilers as I see the deadline is still a while off.
     
  6. Major Advantage

    Major Advantage Chieftain

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    Good to hear (or read). Please feel free to join in on the previous GOTMs as well, deadlines are treated very softly these days, we are happy about every contribution! I am still at work with #196, building my spaceship.
     
  7. Ali Ardavan

    Ali Ardavan Mathematician Moderator Civ2 GOTM Staff

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    I second that. Welcome to Civ2 GOTMs Lex_82.
     
  8. catalin72

    catalin72 Chieftain

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  9. Ali Ardavan

    Ali Ardavan Mathematician Moderator Civ2 GOTM Staff

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    Thanks catalin72 for pointing this patch out. I just reviewed it and it sounds great. I say it is allowed because it does not give you an unfair advantage over the classic/MGE. It sure does give you an advantage, but the advantage is mostly convenience and accuracy. Things like settler/engineer work units and beaker count can be kept track of manually if you wanted to; this patch just makes it automatically available. The extended limits could become an advantage in a high score game, but GOTM scoring formula is designed to discourage extending a game to pad your score. Is there anything I missed?
     
  10. Lex_82

    Lex_82 Chieftain

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    Thanks Ali and catalin. I started having crashes again upon starting a new game, so I have downloaded the patch and it seems to work.

    From reading the other thread it sounds like it was a windows 10 update that caused the problem.
     
  11. catalin72

    catalin72 Chieftain

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    You are welcome Lex,I'm glad to know that all is OK now.
     
  12. catalin72

    catalin72 Chieftain

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    Very good news Ali and thank you for this decision,maybe this decision will increase the number of competitors for GOTM,many useful facilities playing with UIA patch of FoxAhead.
     

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