Whose idea was it to use Swastikas to mark the Civ boundary ? That's pretty weird. I would have settled for a simple dotted line or something. I guess they wanted to give the impression it was kind of undefined but in fact it is clear cut ... unless your Civ owns a bit of that tile, you can't improve it or benefit from resources. Any chance of a change in the next release ? And what is it with railroads ? I'm a neat and tidy kind of person. I want a neat and tidy railroad connection between 2 cities. No chance. I get all these spurious half connections to roads which make it look a mess. Railroad grapchics was always poor in Civ2 and Civ3. The map ended up a mess. Must be an American thing, they are big airplane fans and don't really love railroads like we Euros do, It shows. Sorry, just fancied a gripe. I don't really expect anything to change.