Disappointed that CCM how has to be installed in main. Looks like I need to keep a backup of the original directory to be able to swap back if needed.
Do we attempt a single culture victory?
A backup of the C3C mainfiles (Art, Text and sounds and the Conquests main-biq) is strongly suggested in the installation hints of post 1 of the CCM2 thread. The expanded mainfiles are needed for the next version of RARR, CCM1 and WW2 Global Gold, too. The swap of the files in my eyes is really easy and can be done in some seconds. Additionally you now can post screenshots about the City View in your games, have the option to replay the map of your last game and an, in my eyes, slightly more smoothly gameplay. The expanded mainfiles help to need less space on your pc, if you have these other mods and scenarios installed on your pc, too, help other modders to avoid the reuploading of the same unit files again and again and help me to save much time if something in these files will be changed, fixed or corrected, as I must do it only one time and don´t have to do that procedure 4 or more times.
The best balance for setting a culture victory in CCM2 is something that was not really tested yet. I asked the participants of the last succession games, how many great artists were gained in that game and, if I remember well, the answer was something near to 70 in the first phase of era 3. When all these Great Artists are sent to the same city, this means about 70.000 culture points alone from these Great Artists (plus the number of culture points coming from the buildings) and without considering, that there are also additional culture points coming from monks and the doubling of culture points, coming from some buildings. It can be, that the limits for the culture victory now are too high (or still too low) and must be adapted in one of the next versions of CCM2.
May be the attempt of a cultural victory (Austria wasn´t played yet and has its own Tiger I tanks) would be interesting in having more dates for improving the settings for a cultural victory in CCM2. But it can also be, that this game will end in a carnage, as it was with the 'Race to the Moon' in a former CCM succession game (that´s why I hinted to the Tiger tanks