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Gotm 97

Discussion in 'Civ2 - Game of the Month' started by Magic_gorter, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. Magic_gorter

    Magic_gorter Moderator Moderator Civ2 GOTM Staff

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    A new month with a new game of the month.

    This time our game will start in the future (jan 2050)....It's a bit like the gotm game we played about 2 years ago. All civ's developed and have almost all techs....no advanced flight and no robotics. All other techs are known. All civ's including you have a fundy government. The game lasts 500 turns (till august 2091) and as you might guess it's a war game....

    GOTM 97 A Funny Fundy Game

    The game settings
    Civilization: Persians
    Map: Special map (200x50); 7 civs, round
    Difficulty: Emperor
    Barbarians: Raging Hordes
    Restarts: Off
    Spaceship: Not allowed
    Techrate: 100 times the normal rate.
    No government switching
    Winning this gotm is only by conquest.

    Starting Techs:
    ~ all techs except Advanced Flight and Robotics.

    Games will be due on May. 10th, 2009.

    The original save game was corrupted. I'm sorry for the mistake. I had to make a new scenario (same map), so the original starting location is changed. Please let soon know if the new game works wrong or right.....

    Please sent savefiles around jan. 2060 and jan. 2075 and of course just before finishing the game (capturing last city).

    Please be sure to follow the submission guidelines when submitting your game (please do not send your files in a .zip file. Attach hem directly to your e-mail with your name in the save file).

    Please sent the savegames also to me because Duke still isn't back. That way I can look at the results an tell who has won the GOTM. You can ask for my mailadres. Just sent me a PM.
     

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  2. Raccoon

    Raccoon Chieftain

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    Hello Magic_gorter,
    I started the game and there were no techs. Do I need a special version?
     
  3. Magic_gorter

    Magic_gorter Moderator Moderator Civ2 GOTM Staff

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    Hello Raccoon. I will check it when I'm home from work. If something is wrong I will change it and post a new save game....
     
  4. Russia4Life

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    I can Confirm that you start with no techs. I loaded the save on original and MGE, both having no techs.

    Interesting side note, you do however start in a fundamentalism government.
     
  5. Magic_gorter

    Magic_gorter Moderator Moderator Civ2 GOTM Staff

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    Very strange that the techs are missing, but I did not check if the civ's had them after saving the scenario. I will look at it in a few hours when I'm home again and fix it.
     
  6. mercurios

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    Hi,
    in the first and the second round all other civ's were killed by barbarians.
    And in April 2051 occurs a window fault at adress xxx,whatever i do or how i start.
    greetings
    mercurios
     
  7. Magic_gorter

    Magic_gorter Moderator Moderator Civ2 GOTM Staff

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    I have added a new save file in the first post. Because the original savefile was corrupted (still don't know why) I had to make the scenario again....so the starting location is different from the first one. The game looks ok now. Sorry for the trouble...and happy playing......
     
  8. Raccoon

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    Hello Magic_gorter,
    in the new save file the techs are ok.
    I have finished the game now. Which files are expected in the upload?
     
  9. Magic_gorter

    Magic_gorter Moderator Moderator Civ2 GOTM Staff

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    Please sent savefiles around jan. 2060 and jan. 2075 and of course just before finishing the game (capturing last city). Please sent a PM to me so I can give my email for sending those save games.
     
  10. Danoumas

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    Hey... I'm big Civ2 fan who occasionally lurks around here. This was my first time playing a GOTM. I love playing Civ2, and I only wished I could have played for longer... this seemed shorter than I was expecting. Then again, I had no idea what to expect. And I probably played a little quicker than normal since I was excited to be playing my first one ;). I've thought about playing these for a while now.

    Anyway, I sent you a PM for an Email so I can submit. Thanks!
     
  11. Banach

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    So I want to play this game but I'm pondering the path. I mean, trade is a strength of mine, but setting up a trade empire is of little value when every tech is already discovered and we need to conquer the world. I seem to recall a GOTM where they gave everyone every tech to start with and the computer rolled over to a handful of transports loaded with Howitzers. Granted, we can't build Howitzers, but I am going to think about how to proceed. My inclination is to build a small core of cities, develop a strike force, and have some fun taking down the other civ's. I'm even debating now as to whether or not any WOW would be of a ton of value. Hmmm.....I like these different games, they force me to actually think about what to do. Normal games I pretty much always try to do the same sort of thing. I do, however, love the prospect of being able to build a rock-solid defense and offense so early in the game. I might actually go for pyramids to speed along growth - since I have a fundy government I don't need to hold back growth. In normal games I find the pyramids hard to deal with since at Deity one is often trying to stop growth to ensure happiness. Hmmmm...I look forward to this. Thanks for setting it up Magic! By the way, Magic, I sent you a PM to get your e-mail so I can e-mail you the last GOTM. Oh, anyone wanna have a personal race with me to discover Robotics? I'm betting I can do it in a reasonable amount of time, although it might take a horde of freights to do so. I do love the trade.
     
  12. Banach

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    Technical issue - anyone else having a problem with CIV crashing at the end of turn on October 2061? I re-started civ several times but it keeps crashing. Suggestions?
     
  13. Magic_gorter

    Magic_gorter Moderator Moderator Civ2 GOTM Staff

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    Did you tried it with an earlier save??? or does it still crash. You may (only if you want) sent me the corrupted file and I try it myself to see if it crash on my system..
     
  14. Banach

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    Magic, File sent - thanks for checking it out for me.
     
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    Magic_gorter Moderator Moderator Civ2 GOTM Staff

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    I will look at it when I'm home again. I know that somebody posted that he played in 2065 so why your game chrashed I really don't know. I'm not near 2060 in my own game so I have to wait if it happens to me...but perhaps I will finish earlier.
     
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    Magic_gorter Moderator Moderator Civ2 GOTM Staff

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    I don't know what happened. It crashes with mine game also. When saving as scenario and start as scenario one strange thing happens.....I can chose from one city (I don't remember which one) the freight commodity. It looks like there might be more missing and causes the crash. If I have more time this evening I try to look if I can find more of them. Otherwise it's ok with me that you start again with an earlier save. Did you tried autosave2????
     
  17. Banach

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    No, I haven't tried the autosav2 yet, I'll do that next. If that doesn't work we'll see about an earlier save. Lucky for me I save every ten turns or so. Thanks for checking it Magic.
     
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    Tried the other autosave, got a crash a turn earlier. I might try the other save, but I don't know if I have the patience to play through those turns again and see if it helps. I might just be out for this GOTM.
     
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    Hi,
    my game hangs on the turn of Feb2061 to March2061. Also when i go back to a savegame of 2055 and try it in another way.
    When i start the game as OCC it will do.

    mercurios
     
  20. Magic_gorter

    Magic_gorter Moderator Moderator Civ2 GOTM Staff

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    Also crashing but not on the same turn. Very strange. Some people don't have them and at least two have problems. I just finished the game without trouble. Can't explain why this happens......
     

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