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Leader Picker is back

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Modding Tutorials & Reference' started by _alphaBeta_, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. _alphaBeta_

    _alphaBeta_ King

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    I've updated the original leader picker created by Zhahz and maintained by Gherald. For those not familiar, it's a handy html file that invaluable for finding a leader with the traits/technology you desire. I originally did this to get a better handle on all the new warlords traits and unique buildings/units. Just thought I would share it in case anyone else finds it useful.

    Updated for Warlords 2.08.

    Added a file for the initial release of Beyond the Sword!
    BTS version updated to 4.1
    -Updated unique units for Spain, Japan & Greece after BTS release
    -Updated Expansive trait to +25% production of workers

    BTS version updated to 4.2
    -Minor changes to hammer counts, units and buildings

    Obsolete Files:
    Civilization IV Beyond the Sword Leader Picker.zip (19.6 KB, 79 views)
    Civilization IV Beyond the Sword Leader Picker.zip (19.7 KB, 69 views)
     

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  2. Noric

    Noric Chieftain

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    Dude, thank you so much for updating this great little thing!
     
  3. _alphaBeta_

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    Not a problem, just enjoy!

    Remember this html file can be used offline by simply opening it in a browser. I forgot to mention that in the original post.
     
  4. bokaj

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    Nice! Thanks alphaBeta!
     
  5. Onagan

    Onagan The Dutch

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    nice work,

    i didn't know of this thread until 5 minutes ago. I create a Warlords Leader Picker myself. Now i know it's was just time wasting
     
  6. rebakan

    rebakan Warlord

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    it's really amazing how somebody can help others with a simple, helpful tool, like you did, alphaBeta!You don't have an idea of how much you helped me! one thousand thanks!!!!!
     
  7. MacDude

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    Just found your thread in your sig from your reply in my thread! :D

    THANK YOU SO MUCH for creating this little jem! Everytime I start a game, I have to bust out BOTH manuals to look up leader traits and decide who I want to be. This little tool will save me SO much prep time!! THANK YOU!!
     
  8. CivMonger

    CivMonger Ruler of Insignificants

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    sure is a lot more convenient than trudging through the civilipedia. Thanks
     
  9. _alphaBeta_

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    Glad it's useful. I've added a first draft of a Beyond the Sword version based on information from the Beyond the Sword Info Center. Let me know if any inaccuracies.

    See the first post for new file.
     
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  11. _alphaBeta_

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    Too bad I didn't see this before I updated my Warlords version. It could have saved me the effort. Oh well.
     
  12. Capsavian

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    Thank you! Excellent picker, making it much easier to narrow down the many choices. :goodjob:
     
  13. _alphaBeta_

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    Updated the BTS version to account for changes apparent after purchasing BTS. Things should now be up to date, let me know if you see anything incorrect!

    Enjoy!
     
  14. _alphaBeta_

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    Updated again since I finally got a chance to sit down with all the BTS unique units and buildings side-by-side with their standard counterparts. This analysis resulted in a couple very minor changes. As always, let me know of any problems. See first post for updated BTS file.
     
  15. JMaltman

    JMaltman Prince

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    Thanks! That's very handy!
     
  16. MusX

    MusX Prince

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    Shaka starting techs not correct
     
  17. kivanc

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    hmm useful doc! i noticed this doc today. and what strange is that i also created a similar doc for myself, didn't share it yet. but yours are more practical to use, brother. besides, when you mouseover to UU&UB, the extra feature of it is shown. That's especially pretty cool!
    BRAVO!

    But i also have a few suggestions for you:

    1) put 2 selections for trait and 2 for free tech

    2) put a multi-selection option, which i have in my own doc (as it's an excel file, i just do it by data/filtering). Instead of selecting one of each trait/ free tech, can you just let the user to select multiple options?

    For example details; just click the following spoiler

    Spoiler :

    SELECTION1)
    trait1: organized OR philosophical OR industrious
    trait2: any
    this will generate many leaders having at least 1 of three

    SELECTION2)
    trait1: organized OR philosophical OR industrious
    trait2: financial
    this will generate 3 leaders (DARIUS, LIZZY and HUAYNA CAPAC)

    SELECTION3)
    free tech1: fishing
    free tech2: mining OR mysticism
    this will generate leaders having fishing together with 1of mysticism or mining

    SELECTION4)
    free tech1: wheel
    free tech2: agricultural
    this will generate leaders having both; wheel and agricultural together

     
  18. kivanc

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    i am attaching my simple doc if it's not a problem for you to do it here.
    it is not a professional civilziation scientific work. but it was an office 2007 practice for me, generally :) in this xlsx document, if, sum, average, std dev etc. formulas are used..

    if you are interested, do like the following:

    * fill in points for traits
    * fill in points for free techs
    * fill in points for UU & UBs
    * if you believe some leaders have good adaptations with their own civilizations, you can put an extra "adaptation value" to be added to the total sum.

    the powerful leader and/OR civs according to your points are highlighted with custom "fill in"s and text colours.
     

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  19. MusX

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    camarilla - xlsx seems to be only MS Office 2007 compatible, could you save it in ms office 2003 compatible format? xls I think
     
  20. kivanc

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    yes, unfortunately it's created in 2007. but still i saved it as office 1997-2003 doc.
    While saving it gives some error especially about conditional formatting. so i am not sure if showing the stronger leaders in different colours work perfectly right. i made a few changes, it seemt to adopt well OK.

    i am uploading that one now. I also filled some cells with grey colour. Those are the cells that user has to enter points. The rest will be formulated and created.
     

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