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Highest Score

Discussion in 'Civ1 - General Discussions' started by Naastriil, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. Valen

    Valen TWAYF Builder

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    The math looks good, but there is something else going on here. The overflow point for Emperor implies a multiplication by 6 somewhere in the rating calculation.

    The last positive rating is 546% from a score of 5461 (0x1555). 5462 * 6 puts you in overflow territory at 32772.
     
  2. Gowron

    Gowron Chieftain

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    I'm sorry I have no information about this, nor did I have any information about the rating calculation. I just ran some tests and derived the algorithm; it didn't take much time since I have some experience in doing this.

    If I find enough time, I can have a look at these other formulas as well. Just can't promise it.

    That's odd, I was able to get up to 655% by hex editing the hall of fame.

    Which version of Civ do you use? Maybe your version multiplies by 6 instead of 5.

    What rating/score ratio do you get at emperor level? (0.1 for me)
    And what rating/score ratio do you get at chieftain level? (0.02 for me)
     
  3. Valen

    Valen TWAYF Builder

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    I have version 475.04.
    Ratings are as advertized in the manual:
    Score * 0.1 for Emperor
    Score * 0.08 for King
    Score * 0.06 for Prince
    Score * 0.04 for Warlord
    Score * 0.02 for Chieftan

    All I can say is that in general, Civilization has delivered surprises at every turn. That must be why we still love it.
     
  4. Gowron

    Gowron Chieftain

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    Hmm, could really be the version, I have 475.01...

    Maybe you could try this:
    Open "fame.dta" with a hex editor (make a backup copy) and change the first 3 bytes to
    99 19 04,
    save it, open civ and view the HoF.
    That would give you a rating of 655% in 475.01; if you get something else, then they changed the score calculation code.
     
  5. Whelkman

    Whelkman Phantom Taxman

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  6. Diviner

    Diviner Chieftain

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    11 986 points. How is that possible? :)

    When i play on earth and have an enormous big empire, my score is not higher than 3000 and population is 100 million. but 300? that should be extremely long and perhaps boring process to reach or i am wrong or what?
     
  7. Whelkman

    Whelkman Phantom Taxman

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    My current game's score should exceed 12,000 but I don't yet know by how much. The game on the list in question contains three level 42 cities and a level 40 city, which understandably inflates population statistics. I am abandoning large cities due to lack of benefit from phantom taxmen.

    Most of the scoring is achieved via Future Tech; it's around 1500 in that game.

    Whether you enjoy this type of thing is a matter of personality. I derive pleasure from games I've played to death by stretching them as far as they go. If the idea of an eight hour turn scares you then you definitely don't want to get involved.
     
  8. Gowron

    Gowron Chieftain

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    Wow, Whelkman, you have way too much time :crazyeye:

    655% :eek:

    Btw, I've just derived the formulae that you asked for. I'll post them in a new topic, to make them easier to find with the search function :)
     
  9. Valen

    Valen TWAYF Builder

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    This shows a retirement 4 turns after reaching the magic 5461.
    The score registers as 5511.
    The rating comes up 551 just like it should.
    But on the Hall of Fame, it comes in dead last.
    No new entry is made in the Hall of Fame for this game.

    The rating that was displayed was OK, but the rating that was compared to the exiting Hall scores had the overflow.
     

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  10. bafab17

    bafab17 Chieftain

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    New in the forum but very very old player of CIV1, started again in this period after +20 years! My top highscore is now 267% on Earth, obviously Emperor and occupieng the whole world but 1 tiny Indian City, not to finish the play. Please share your top scores.
     
  11. Tristan_C

    Tristan_C Chieftain

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    Only score sitting in my HoF right now is

    Emperor Genghis Khan of Mongols to 220 AD
    Pop 17 million, score 78%


    It was a tentative exercise to get an early space launch, and see if avoiding aqueducts pays off. At some point I will sit down again with civ and excel to try to optimize the number of cities needed (I suspect I overbuilt).
     
  12. nickthehun

    nickthehun Chieftain

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    What does, "cheating," entail? Reloading for positive combat/random event results? Settler trick? Using Terraform maps?
     
  13. bafab17

    bafab17 Chieftain

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    Never used any cheat on CIV! Simply strong playing and several years of experience! Today I just finished my best game ever:
    Zulus, 2019: Emperor Bafab V
    240000000 citizens (2999 score),
    +420 all Wonders,
    +100 Peace,
    +315 Future Tech (63 discoveries after known technologies),
    +200 Spaceship
    = 4034,
    gives
    403%!!!

    Can post image / saved match if anyboby doubts
    Hope mine is World Record!
    Cheers
    Bafab17
     
  14. AlterSpalter

    AlterSpalter Chieftain

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    Ok in comparison to other mentioned scores this here is not the best, but its a good score in a short game.

    I often play the world map scenario as emperor and with 3 tribes in the beginning. I choose the babylonians, the other 2 tribes are the white and the blue color, which are as we know in / near europe. So it is possible to attack and delete these tribes very fast in the early years. As far as i know, new tribes appear if a tribe is deleted very early. Sometimes these new tribes are positioned in my territory - which brought me an early win.
    Year 3000 BC
    Population 60.000
    Score 1600 - 160%

    Not bad for a 30 Minutes-game.
     
  15. wujinlong

    wujinlong Chieftain

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    Wow! You are quite masters
    You are cheating? well, i don't want to cheat.
     
  16. Dancika

    Dancika Chieftain

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    I don't know, if it is "high score", but one of my best game was when I reached all sciences before AD. Unfortunetly, if i started the spaceship, it never finded alpha centauri, if i started it before 1850AD (or, some year later, before the 1turn=20 years changed to 1turn=2years)
     
  17. Daytripper905

    Daytripper905 Chieftain

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    Just got 18500 with mods on Diety level with Poland
     
  18. Daytripper905

    Daytripper905 Chieftain

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    Standard size, start time classical
     
  19. Soulreaper

    Soulreaper Chieftain

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    Just started playing again and my highest score is 1672 / 167% atm. I recall getting slightly higher scores, but if I remember correctly never more than ~175.
     
  20. john jeffreys

    john jeffreys Chieftain

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    IM PLAYING A game at the moment on warlord am greeks and have pretty much conquered the world.not sure what score will get will post when donexx
     

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