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Info on how to add units in 1.21

Discussion in 'Civ3 - General Discussions' started by Caesar_Augustus, Apr 19, 2002.

  1. Caesar_Augustus

    Caesar_Augustus in vino veritas

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    (well, at least until someone makes a new hacked editor or Firaxis releases something)

    BEFORE installing the new patch:

    1) Make a new Civ3 Editor directory anywhere you want (ex: c:\civ3editor)

    2) Go into your main Civ3 directory, and copy the following files:
    Civ3Edit.cnt
    Civ3Edit.exe
    CIV3EDIT.FTS
    CIV3EDIT.GID
    CIV3EDIT.HLP

    (Note: This will probably work with just copying the Civ3Edit.exe file; I did this and there were no problems).

    3) Paste the copied files into your new Civ3Editor Directory (following the example above, c:\civ3edit)

    4) Install the patch

    5) If you want to add units, FIRST use your old Civ3Editor to add them, then save the *.bic file.

    6) Use the new editor to edit the *.bic file if you want to add any of the 1.21 abilities (such as lethal bombardment)

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    (if you want to do this and you've already installed the patch, you'll have to re-install the game, follow the above steps, and then re-install the patch)

    Really a no-brainer, and not TOO much of a hassle; however note that *.bic files saved with the NEW editor will not open with the old editor. So if a new unit comes along that you really want, this can be a real pain.

    A solution would be to back up all of your pre-1.21 *.bic files in the old editor directory, and never save them with the new editor.

    Hope this'll help a few; at least it should save some HD space for those who installed the entire game into a new directory so they could use the editor!
     

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