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I always start in the south of the map

Discussion in 'Civ4Col - General Discussions' started by Rowie007, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. Rowie007

    Rowie007 Chieftain

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    I've started quite a few games by now (and some were to test this theory), and I always end up right in the south of the map. I'm running standard map generated games on a new world map. I've also got the patch 1.01f installed.

    Anyone else have this situation? While it doesn't stop me playing the game, it would be nice to start in a different location sometimes.
     
  2. Bigfoot3814

    Bigfoot3814 Deity

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    The same thing happens to me a lot. Not really a huge problem but I'd like to try resources besides sugar and tobacco from time to time.
     
  3. McLMan

    McLMan Afraid of the monkeys

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    I've only played a few games but I have noticed the same thing.
     
  4. Rowie007

    Rowie007 Chieftain

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    I started about 10 games just to test, and on the first turn opened the worldbuilder. On every one I was the southern most european power. So I doubt it's just a fluke of the random generator.

    I plan around this now, if I want to start on my own I head directly west on the first turn, if I want to be with the others I head north west. Obviously I never go south
    :)
     
  5. Onionsoilder

    Onionsoilder Reaver

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    Been a long time since I played, but I think it's a problem with the New World mapscript. Try Faireweather, it's much better in general(and solves this problem)
     
  6. Dale

    Dale Mohawk Games Developer

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    Have you installed the patch?
     
  7. dalgo

    dalgo Emperor

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    I ran a few tests and I agree that games now start towards the south. Interestingly when I play on a huge map I always start in position 3 (out of 4) rather than the far south position. However this may because I have an extra large map tied in to the huge map size, it is 2 1/2 times bigger than the usual huge map. For all other size maps I start in the far south position every time. This is with the patch.

    I checked back on some of my pre-patch save games and the starting position in those was random. So it does looks like this problem has been introduced by the patch.
     
  8. candle

    candle Prince

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    yea same here played on the america map and started in the south for some strange reason as the English, in Col1 about 1/5 turns the english would start there, the rest of the time they started in North America. I think im gonna actully head towards north america anyway, it seems alot more defensible
     

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