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Discussion in 'Civ3 - Game of the Month' started by civ_steve, Dec 12, 2003.

  1. civ_steve

    civ_steve Deity Retired Moderator GOTM Staff

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    It's my understanding that a permanent solution to documenting the GOTM's games and information is in the works. In the meantime, I'm posting this unofficial thread to create a set of links to some of the threads where GOTM features are discussed. I'll add a few more links to great Civ3 articles. My intention is to allow easy access to information that will help newcomers get up to speed quickly on the GOTM, and provide a reference to the more experienced GOTM'er. Happy civving!

    General GOTM Info

    Main GOTM Website This link takes you to the top page on the GOTM Website. From here you can download existing or earlier GOTM's, submit your game or QSC, calculate your Jason score, review results from earlier GOTMs, review Codes of Conduct, etc... Check it out, if you haven't already.

    GOTM Specific Resources [EDIT - kept for Reference; these resources are generally not in use] This is a MUST READ for newcomers. This thread discusses the new resources and luxuries introduced for GOTM.

    GOTM Mods Downloads Page [EDIT - kept for Reference; we don't support non-PTW versions of CivIII currently] All the download options are here for Mac and Windows CivIII 1.29 players to install the GOTM mods, including the new all-in-one installers.

    GOTM FAQ thread.

    List of GOTM Awards and their symbols.

    Link to post with resource swapping readme posted[EDIT - kept for Reference; currently no need to swap resource files]

    General code of conduct / useful info

    Differential Naval Movement [EDIT - kept for Reference; DNM is only used, if at all, in the SGOTM] This GOTM mod started as a Predator only feature, but has been the standard Naval movement for all classes in recent GOTM's. A MUST READ for newcomers. (Not in effect now, except for SGOTM.)

    Game Version Markers Link to the thread discussing how to identify the type of Game you're playing (Vanilla Civ, PTW, Mac, etc.) All Spoiler posts should include this information, along with game level (Conquest, Open or Predator)

    Conquest Level Defined Discussion on the Conquest Level, what it is, how it is different than Open (the 'standard' level for GOTM), and who should/can play at this level.

    Predator Level Defined Discussion on the Predator Level, what it is, how it is different from Open, ...

    GOTM Civilopedia Entries GOTM comes with extra Civilopedia entries; check out this thread for a discussion on this extra feature.

    PTW and Vanilla Civ [EDIT - kept for Reference; only PTW is supported] This thread discusses the work done to support equivalent game submittals from Vanilla Civ and PTW.

    GOTM and Tournament form Medal Series [EDIT - kept for Reference; Medal Series Tournament has been inactive for quite a while] This thread announces the combination of GOTM with the former Tournament site, and discusses the new Medal Series concept. (Medal Series currently inactive.)

    GOTM and Civ3 Conquests Earlier thread discussing why C3C wasn't supported within GOTM, kept for Reference as we now have a separate C3C competition (see below)

    UPDATE: C3C Now Supported Thread provides general overview of C3C competition within GOTM, and continued support of existing Civ3/PTW contest. SirPleb's post on page 4 provides good overview of differences between Civ3/PTW and C3C.

    NOAIPatrol Flag setting C3C's default setting for this flag makes Barbs stay in camp and keeps the AI from patroling around. Not a requirement for COTM, but many player's have agreed to set this flag to allow barbs and the AI to patrol.

    Scoring Discusssion Threads (For those who wish to Know):

    Jason Scoring System Discussion Just how does the Jason calculator come up with that score? Enter here if you wish to know.

    QSC Scoring Discussion Thread to discuss QSC scoring and changes.

    QSC Tech Scoring Discussion How the scoring of QSC has changed due to the impact of Tech knowledge.

    QSC Scoring Updates Other QSC scoring modifcations due to impacts of GLs and Wonders, and other topics.

    List of Medals and Awards What all those shields and symbols mean in the results listings.

    Jason Scoring Discussion - Alternative GPR discussion Disscussion on how Jason scoring and Global Player Rankings are dominated by strong Domination games. Late in the thread is a discussion on GPR based on fastest Victory Condition achieved. Here is a link to a sample alternative GPR based on fastest Victory Conditions.

    Other Threads of Interest, Utilities

    Player Community Link Link to the list of players and how many games they have played. (Not updated for a while, but this thread is the ONLY currently active link to this page.)

    Practice Tech Trading Game Moonsinger posted this save game to assist players in improving their trading skills. You're invited to load it, play it, and compare how well you do to the others.

    Worker Turns for Actions Control_Freak put this chart together for # of worker turns to perform certain actions.

    Work on Automatic Documenter Check on the status of SpiderZord's civ3 automatic game turn-by-turn documentation tool.

    GOTM Submissions List Go here to verify that your submission has been received, or to see who else has already submitted.

    Improve your game Read the Articles in the Strategy Articles section under Strategy and Tips. If you wanted to know what Ring-City-Placement is, or more about AI Attitude, or how to use Artillery better, go there. There is also a lot of practical application information contained within the Spoiler Threads.

    Here are a few links to some useful Stategy Articles (Please note that most of these apply to PTW and/or Vanilla Civ3; they might not, or in some cases do not, apply to CSC) :

    Move Palace to Reduce Corruption Explained This thread explains how moving your Palace far away, in PTW/Vanilla Civ3, reduces corruption in your core empire.

    Palace Corruption Exploit Banned Now that you know how to use moving your Palace to reduce Rank corruption, don't do it for Gotm! (Except when moved to an established group of cities)

    Creating and Using Leaders Link to SirPleb's article on increasing your odds of generating Leaders.

    Free Palace Jump Link to DaveMcW's article on how to abandon your Palace and Jump it to the city of your choice.

    Understanding Corruption Link to Alexman's article on corruption.

    Improving Your Opening Play Sequence Link to thread discussing Cracker's article on this topic. Link to Article is in the first post.

    Bamspeedy's Deity Settlers Link to Bamspeedy's seminal description of his Settler Factory setup and subsequent progress in GOTM 14.

    AI Attitude Link to Bamspeedy's article on what affects the AI's attitude to you.

    AI Research Link to Alexman's article on what factors affect the Tech the AI will research next.

    Ring City Placement Link to DaviddesJ's article on RCP; how placing your city sites in rings will reduce corruption in your core cities. (Vanilla and PTW only)

    Two Chances for Reduced Anarchy Period Discussion Link to thread discussing technique/exploit allowing 2 chances to determine anarchy period after researching a new Government. (Vanilla and PTW only)

    100K Culture Discussion Check out SirPleb's post in Gotm28 Spoiler3 on strategizing for maximum culture gain.

    Speed up your Game Play In this thread several GOTM regulars reveal their techniques to speed up their GOTM/COTM game. Very useful if you find it difficult to finish a game in time.

    GOTM Whimsy

    Increased Competition in the GPR Thread to discuss how much tougher the competition for the top spots in the Global Player Rankings have become.

    Great stuff Civ_steve. :goodjob:

    Others: If you want to add in a link or two, please do. But please limit posts to valid additions. We'll try to keep this thread functional, usable, and spam-free. :)

    ainwood


    Thanks! I've added links to the GOTM Website and specific Strategy Articles threads for tactics and topics of GOTM interest.

    Added link to Conquests01 Thread
    Added link to Bamspeedy's Deity Settlers - AlanH
    Added link to Awards and Medals listing - AlanH
    Added link to GOTM Mods Downloads Page - AlanH
    Added links to NOAIPatrol, Game Play Speed-up and Alternative Jason/GPR - civ_steve
    Added link to Awards definition page - AlanH
     
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  2. AlanH

    AlanH Mac addict, php monkey Moderator Hall of Fame Staff Supporter GOTM Staff

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    Here is a list of the data and file downloads for the Games of the Month since #17. It also includes links to the discussion threads for the games, and spans multple posts.

    Please contact me by PM or in my announcement thread if you spot any errors or omissions so that I can correct it, rather than clutter up this nice tidy thread with random comments.

    Links to earlier game details, courtesy of Tarkeel :thumbsup:
    GOTM 1-15 Information
    GOTM 16 Information

    Links for games from #17 to date:

    GOTM 17 Carthage March 2003, Regent:
    PC PTW: Setup: As GOTM 21 Instructions, Start file
    PC 1.29: Setup: As GOTM 21 Instructions, Start file
    Mac: OS X Setup: As GOTM 23 Instructions, Start file
    Threads: Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Spoiler 2, Spoiler 3, Final spoiler 4, Results, Statistics

    GOTM 18 Celts April 2003, Monarch:
    PC PTW: Setup: As GOTM 21 Instructions, Start file
    PC 1.29: Setup: As GOTM 21 Instructions, Start file
    Mac: OS X Setup: As GOTM 23 Instructions, Start file
    Threads: Speculation, Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Spoiler 2, Final spoiler 3, Results, Statistics

    GOTM 19 Ottomans May 2003, Emperor:
    PC PTW: Setup: As GOTM 21 Instructions, Start file
    PC 1.29: Setup: As GOTM 21 Instructions, Start file
    Mac: OS X Setup: As GOTM 23 Instructions, Start file
    Threads: Speculation, Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Spoiler 2, Final spoiler 3, Special spoiler 4, Results, Statistics

    GOTM 20 Spain June 2003, Deity:
    PC PTW: Setup: As GOTM 21 Instructions Start files Conquest, Open, Predator
    PC 1.29: Setup: As GOTM 21 Instructions Start files: Conquest, Open
    Mac: OS X Setup: As GOTM 23 Instructions Start files: Conquest, Open
    Threads: Speculation, Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Spoiler 2, Spoiler 3, Final spoiler 4, Results, Statistics

    GOTM 21 Greece July 2003, Monarch:
    PC PTW: Setup: Use GOTM 21 Full Setup (1.4 MBytes) Instructions Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    PC 1.29: Setup: GOTM All-in-One Installer Instructions Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Mac: OS X Setup: As GOTM 23 Instructions Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Threads: Speculation, Pregame, Spoiler 1, Spoiler 2, Spoiler 3, Final spoiler 4, Special topic spoiler 5, Results, Special discussion - predator naval movement

    GOTM 22 Vikings August 2003, Emperor:
    PC PTW: Setup: As GOTM 21 plus GOTM 22 Add-on (288 KBytes) Instructions Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    PC 1.29: Setup: GOTM All-in-One Installer Instructions Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Mac: OS X Setup: As GOTM 23 Instructions Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Threads: Speculation, Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Spoiler 2, Final spoiler 3, Results

    GOTM 23 Arabs September 2003, Monarch:
    PC PTW: Setup: As GOTM 21 Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    PC 1.29: Setup: GOTM All-in-One Installer Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Mac: OS X Setup: GOTM All-in-One Installer Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Threads: Speculation, Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Spoiler 2, Final spoiler 3, Results

    Continued in the next post ...
     
  3. AlanH

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    GOTM 24 Korea October 2003, Emperor:
    PC PTW: Setup: As GOTM 21 plus GOTM 24 Add-on (3.3 MBytes) Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    PC 1.29: Setup: GOTM All-in-One Installer Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Mac: OS X Setup: GOTM All-in-One Installer Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Threads: Speculation. Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Spoiler 2, Spoiler 3, Final spoiler 4, Results

    GOTM 25 Mongols November 2003, Demigod:
    PC PTW: Setup: As GOTM 24 plus GOTM 25 Add-on (7.0 MBytes) Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    PC 1.29: Setup:GOTM All-in-One Installer Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Mac: OS X Setup: GOTM All-in-One Installer Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Threads: Speculation, Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Spoiler 2, Final spoiler 3, Results

    GOTM 26 Han (China) December 2003, Deity:
    PC PTW: Setup: As GOTM 25 Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    PC & Mac v 1.29: Setup: As GOTM 25 Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Threads: Speculation, Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Spoiler 2, Final spoiler 3, Results

    GOTY 27 America January 2004, Monarch:
    PC PTW: Setup: As GOTM 25 Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    PC & Mac v1.29: Setup: As GOTM 25 Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Threads: Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Spoiler 2, Final spoiler 3, Results

    GOTM 28 India February 2004, Monarch:
    PC PTW: Setup: As GOTM 25 + special pediaicons.txt, included with Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    PC & Mac v1.29: Setup: As GOTM 25 + special pediaicons.txt, included with Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Threads: Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Spoiler 2, Final spoiler 3, Results

    GOTM 29 Egypt March 2004, Emperor:
    PC PTW: Setup: As GOTM 28 Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator. Note: Start files include the GOTM 28 pediaIcons.txt file.
    PC & Mac v1.29: Setup: As GOTM 28 Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator. Note: Start files include the GOTM 28 pediaIcons.txt file.
    Threads: Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Spoiler 2, Final Spoiler 3, Results

    GOTM 30 - Spain April 2004, Monarch:
    PC PTW: Setup: As GOTM 28 Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    PC & Mac v1.29: Setup: As GOTM 28 Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Threads: Pre-game 1, Pre-game 2 (April Fool), Spoiler 1, Spoiler 2, Final Spoiler 3, Results

    GOTM 31 - France May 2004, Emperor:
    PC PTW: Setup: As GOTM 28 Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    PC & Mac v1.29: Setup: As GOTM 28 Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Threads: Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Spoiler 2, Final Spoiler 3, Results, Players' Choice

    CGOTM01 - Hittites June 2004, Regent:
    PC Conquests v1.22f Only: Setup: Out of the box Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Threads: Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Spoiler 2, Final Spoiler 3, Results

    GOTM 32 - Aztecs June 2004, Monarch:
    PC PTW: Setup: Out of the Box Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    PC & Mac v1.29: Setup: GOTM All-in-One Installer Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Threads: Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Spoiler 2, Final Spoiler 3, Results

    Continued in the next post ...
     
  4. AlanH

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    COTM02 - Netherlands July 2004, Monarch:
    PC Conquests v1.22f Only: Setup: Out of the box Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Threads: Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Spoiler 2, Final Spoiler 3,

    GOTM33 - Greece July 2004, Emperor:
    PC PTW: Setup: Out of the Box Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    PC & Mac v1.29: Setup: GOTM All-in-One Installer Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Threads: Reference Thread, Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Spoiler 2, Final Spoiler 3, Results

    COTM03 - Byzantines August 2004, Demigod:
    PC Conquests v1.22f Only: Setup: Out of the box Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Threads: Reference Thread, Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Spoiler 2, Final Spoiler 3, Results

    GOTM34 - Zulu August 2004, Regent:
    PC PTW: Setup: Out of the Box Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    PC & Mac v1.29: Setup: GOTM All-in-One Installer Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Threads: Reference Thread, Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Spoiler 2, Final Spoiler 3, Results

    COTM04 - Mayans September 2004, Monarch:
    PC Conquests v1.22f Only: Setup: Out of the box Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Threads: Reference Thread, Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Spoiler 2, Final Spoiler 3, Results

    GOTM35 - Ottomans September 2004, Monarch:
    PC PTW: Setup: Out of the Box Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    PC & Mac v1.29: Setup: GOTM All-in-One Installer Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Threads: Reference Thread, Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Spoiler 2, Final Spoiler 3, Results

    COTM05 - Inca October 2004, Regent:
    PC Conquests v1.22f Only: Setup: Out of the box Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Threads: Reference Thread, Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Spoiler 2, Final Spoiler 3, Results

    GOTM36 - England October 2004, Emperor:
    PC PTW: Setup: Out of the Box Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    PC & Mac v1.29: Setup: GOTM All-in-One Installer Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Threads: Reference Thread, Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Spoiler 2, Final Spoiler 3, Results

    COTM06 - Portugal November 2004, Monarch:
    PC Conquests v1.22f Only: Setup: Out of the box Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Threads: Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Spoiler 2, Final Spoiler 3, Results

    GOTM37 - Iroquois November 2004, Deity:
    PC PTW: Setup: Out of the Box Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    PC & Mac v1.29: Setup: GOTM All-in-One Installer Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Threads: Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Final Spoiler 2, Results

    COTM07 - Austria December 2004, Emperor:
    PC Conquests v1.22f Only: Setup: Out of the box Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Threads: Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Final Spoiler 2, Results

    GOTM38 - China December 2004, Emperor:
    PC PTW: Setup: Out of the Box Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    PC & Mac v1.29: Setup: GOTM All-in-One Installer Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Threads: Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Final Spoiler 2, Results

    COTM08 - Sumaria January 2005, Demigod:
    PC Conquests v1.22f Only: Setup: Out of the box Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Threads: Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Spoiler 2, Final Spoiler 3, Results

    GOTM39 - Germany January 2005, Monarch:
    PC PTW: Setup: Out of the Box Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    PC & Mac v1.29: Setup: GOTM All-in-One Installer Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Threads: Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Final Spoiler 2, Results

    COTM09 - Scandinavia February 2005, Monarch:
    PC Conquests v1.22f Only: Setup: Out of the box Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Threads: Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Spoiler 2, Final Spoiler 3, Results

    GOTM40 - Greece February 2005, Regent:
    PC PTW: Setup: Out of the Box Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    PC & Mac v1.29: Setup: GOTM All-in-One Installer Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Threads: Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Spoiler 2, Final Spoiler 3, Results

    COTM10 - Mongols March 2005, Monarch:
    PC Conquests v1.22f Only: Setup: Out of the box Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Threads: Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Spoiler 2, Final Spoiler 3, Results

    GOTM41 - Persia March 2005, Monarch:
    PC PTW: Setup: Out of the Box Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    PC & Mac v1.29: Setup: GOTM All-in-One Installer Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Threads: Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Spoiler 2, Final Spoiler 3, Results

    Continued in the next post
     
  5. AlanH

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    COTM11 - Korea April 2005, Regent:
    PC Conquests v1.22f Only: Setup: Out of the box Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Threads: Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Spoiler 2, Final Spoiler 3, Results

    GOTM42 - Rome April 2005, Emperor:
    PC PTW: Setup: Out of the Box Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    PC & Mac v1.29: Setup: GOTM All-in-One Installer Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Threads: Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Spoiler 2, Final Spoiler 3, Results

    COTM12 - Arabia May 2005, Monarch:
    PC Conquests v1.22f Only: Setup: Out of the box Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Threads: Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Spoiler 2, Final Spoiler, Results

    GOTM43 - Japan May 2005, Deity:
    PC PTW: Setup: Mod pack - see Game Page Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    PC & Mac v1.29: Setup: GOTM All-in-One Installer Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Threads: Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Spoiler 2, Final Spoiler, Results

    COTM13 - France June 2005, Deity:
    PC Conquests v1.22f Only: Setup: Out of the box Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Threads: Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Spoiler 2, Final Spoiler, Results

    GOTM44 - Babylon June 2005, Warlord:
    PC PTW: Setup: Out of the Box Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    PC & Mac v1.29: Setup: GOTM All-in-One Installer Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Threads: Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Spoiler 2, Final Spoiler, Results

    COTM14 - England July 2005, Emperor:
    PC Conquests v1.22f Only: Setup: Out of the box Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Threads: Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Spoiler 2, Spoiler 3, Final Spoiler, Results

    GOTM45 - Russia July 2005, Monarch:
    PC PTW: Setup: Out of the Box Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    PC & Mac v1.29: Setup: GOTM All-in-One Installer Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Threads: Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Spoiler 2, Final Spoiler, Results

    COTM15 - India August 2005, Monarch:
    PC Conquests v1.22f Only: Setup: Out of the box Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Threads: Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Spoiler 2, Final Spoiler, Results

    GOTM46 - Aztecs August 2005, Emperor:
    PC PTW: Setup: Out of the Box Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    PC & Mac v1.29: Setup: GOTM All-in-One Installer Start files: Conquest, Open, Predator
    Threads: Pre-game, Spoiler 1, Spoiler 2, Final Spoiler, Results
     
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    i think it will help if the difficulty of each game is included in the description. i sometimes will come to this list to look for a 'similar' previous gotm before i start a new gotm. difficulty is the single most important parameter.
     
  7. AlanH

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    I've updated the game reference posts, and added the difficulty levels.
     
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    @vnikola: I've moved your call for help to a separate thread. It's not relevant to this Reference Thread.
     
  9. Own

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    Is there any way to access GOTM14's save? I wanna see how well I could play it. The link says "Error 101, File Not Found' With a shocked foreign advisor when I click on it.
     
  10. Megalou

    Megalou Thez worlds are not enuf

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    I happened to have it on my computer. It was the first GOTM I tried and I didn't complete it.
     

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    :worship: Thanks so much Megalou! I wanna see how I'll do trying Bamspeedy's and Zachriel's strategies.

    Thanks :) .
     
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    Are the old saves still on the server? I'm back tracking through some of the old ones and I get the old isn't on the server.

    On another note, does cracker still pop up at all?
     
  13. AlanH

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    Hello, welcome :wavey:
    That means saves older than GOTM 38 and COTM 07 are not available online. If the five year old archive CDs are still readable I may be able to provide specific ones on request.

    Cracker hasn't been seen around here since:
     
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    I'll just pick up with the 2004 games.

    Thanks,

    brasil
     
  15. molesworth

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    Sorry to ask a potentially idiotic question, but what is the difference between COTM and GOTM? I can't find an explanation in the commonly used abbreviations thread. (I also saw a reference to a CGOTM above!)

    Thanks
     
  16. DWetzel

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    COTM is played in "C"onquests.

    The "regular" GOTM is played in the Play The World game.
     
  17. Lanzelot

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    I'm trying to play some of the early GOTMs. In the PTW description of GOTM21 cracker writes:

    "This game requires additional modifications to correct compatibility discrepencies in the European, French, German, and other localized language versions of PTW before you can be sure the game will function in any version other than the US version of PTW."

    Are there instructions anywhere for what these "additional modifications" are?

    Regards, Lanzelot
     
  18. AlanH

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    Probably lost in the mists of time!

    I think the comment relates to the fact that this game required a mod pack to provide the Mediterranean resources and additional civs and UUs, and there were problems with cross-references between these mod elements and the names of some of the standard game components. Unless you are a modding expert, I suspect it might be hard work to persuade that mod to run in anything other than an English language version of Civ3.
     
  19. civ_steve

    civ_steve Deity Retired Moderator GOTM Staff

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    I think bluebox incorporated the GOTM mods in his installers; there's a link in his signature. They might even work for German versions of Civ3.
     
  20. AlanH

    AlanH Mac addict, php monkey Moderator Hall of Fame Staff Supporter GOTM Staff

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    BlueBox produced a Civ3 vanilla scenario that allows you to play all the extra goodies from Cracker's GOTM mods in a random game. I put together all the mods in consolidated vanilla mod installers for Mac and Windows for use with the GOTM start files. None of these applies to PtW, and as far as I know they have no localisation fixes to allow them to work with non-English versions of Civ3.

    My installers are still linked on the GOTM site. I took them out of my sig after we stopped supporting vanilla in the GOTMs.

    I do recall someone doing some work on French and German versions of the Mac installer a long time ago, but I don't know if these ever saw the light of day, or are available.
     

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