How to control animal spawning?

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Caveman 2 Cosmos' started by Joij21, Nov 19, 2021.

  1. Joij21

    Joij21 Emperor

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    I set the start date back to 500,000 B.C. in order to play as the Neanderthals with a more historic start. Unfortunately it seems the animals are set to spawn at 200,000 B.C. so I would like to know how I can set their spawn date earlier.
     
  2. Joij21

    Joij21 Emperor

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    Nevermind, I found it.
     
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  3. garfunkel

    garfunkel Chieftain

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    Even better if you explain what you did so that people finding this thread by Google six months later can benefit from your experience. Don't be DenverCoder9!
    https://xkcd.com/979/
     
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  4. Joij21

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    Caveman2Cosmos/Assets/XML/Units/CIV4SpawnInfos.xml

    That's the file, but you have to change the spawn date for each animal manually and there are around a hundred of them. Good luck.
     
  5. raxo2222

    raxo2222 Time Traveller

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    No need to do it manually - that is edit each line separately.
    In notepad++ you can search for all uses for this tag, copy results, sort and remove duplicates.
    Then you can replace original unique dates with ones you want.
     
  6. Joij21

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    Yeah I just use a text editor.
     

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