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[MOD] Great Doctor BTS 3.13

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Modpacks' started by tsentom1, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. tsentom1

    tsentom1 Bubble Dragon

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    Re-download; version 2.2 is up!

    EDIT v2.0
    Changed the unit graphic icons.
    Fixed a bug that prevented you from using the plague when on an enemy city tile.
    Lowered the diplomatic penalty for using the plague by 1.
    Fixed a typo in the text files.

    EDIT v2.1
    Tweaked the AI. The computer should actually use the plague against you now, as long as you have low enough relations with them.

    EDIT v2.2
    Changed the Medic's AI priorities.

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    Multiplayer Compatible


    Ancient Great (Witch) Doctor, Great Doctor, & Medic

    Great Doctor

    Can:

    - Spread Bubonic Plague (‘Gods of Old’ plague effect)
    - Construct Red Cross (at Medicine; no longer a national wonder, see below)
    - Starts with ‘Field Medic’ (new promotion, see below)
    - Attach itself to a city
    - Discover a Growth Related Technology
    - Start a Golden Age


    Specialists

    Doctor: +1 Food, +3 GP Doctor Points
    Great Doctor: +2 Food, +1 Research


    Actually, this is a whole Medical related mod:

    New Unit

    Medic (Recon Unit) 5 Strength, 2 Movement
    100 Hammers, available at Medicine

    National Unit (3 Allowed)
    Can Only Defend
    Starts with Medic I, Medic II

    New Wonder

    The Asklepieion of Kos +4 Culture, +2 GP Doctor Points
    250 Hammers, available at Polytheism and Pottery

    No Unhealthiness from Buildings (An early game recycling center)
    Can add 1 Doctor Specialists

    New Promotion

    Field Medic (Not actually available for promotion, default ability of Great Doctor)

    +15% Heal Rate Enemy Lands
    +25% Heal Rate Neutral Lands
    +35% Heal Rate Friendly Lands

    Changes to BTS

    Red Cross: No longer a national wonder, grants an additional +25% city heal rate, can only be constructed by Great Doctor
    Hanging Gardens: Doctor points instead of Engineer
    National Park: Doctor points instead of Scientist
    Aqueduct: Allows 2 Doctor Specialists
    Hospital: Allows 2 Doctor Specialists
    Public Transportation: Allows 1 Doctor Specialist
    Explorer: Can now be upgraded to Medic
    Woodsman III: Recon Units can now receive this promotion
    Medicine: First to research receives a free Great Doctor

    Credits

    African Ancient Great Spy & Modern Scientist Models: Polycrates
    Medic Model: asioasioasio
    Doctor Icons & Names: TheLopez
    Specialist Stacker: TheLopez

    Let me know if I forgot anyone : )


    To install, just unzip to your MODS folder

    [NOTE: There might be some junk Gods of Old code left in the mod - mainly for my own future use - if you encounter anything weird let me know.]
     
  2. tsentom1

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    EDIT v2.0
    Changed the unit graphics.
    Fixed a bug that prevented you from using the plague when on an enemy city tile.
    Lowered the diplomatic penalty for using the plague by 1.
    Fixed a typo in the text files.

    EDIT v2.1
    Tweaked the AI. The computer should actually use the plague against you now, as long as you have low enough relations with them.

    EDIT v2.2
    Changed Medic's AI priorities.
     
  3. tsentom1

    tsentom1 Bubble Dragon

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    reserved................
     
  4. rockinroger

    rockinroger WoC Team Member

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    Looks good, thanks.
     
  5. Chuggi

    Chuggi Espada

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    Sounds like a cool idea, just have to get the AI sorted out. :p I really like this though.
     
  6. tsentom1

    tsentom1 Bubble Dragon

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    Tweaked it a bit, the computer should actually use the plague now as long as you have low enough relations with them.
     
  7. Chuggi

    Chuggi Espada

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    Cool, so they won't try and attack you with medics now? Also, the plague idea seems to be a bit on the "terrorist" side, so to speak. Especially in the modern era.
     
  8. keldath

    keldath LivE LonG AnD PrOsPeR

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    very nice one!!
    ill use it for my overlord mod!
     
  9. tsentom1

    tsentom1 Bubble Dragon

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    True, but to make him have the ability only pre-modern would have been way too much work and it came from wanting to give the unit a unique ability that wasn't currently in the game. Besides, once industrialism rolls around he gains the ability to build the Red Cross which redeems his morales just a tad.

    The AI should use the medic as an additional city defense unit or in large stacks now, as of v2.2.

    Of course, I'll never get the AI perfect : / (At least not without some serious SDK coding which is beyond the scope of this simple mod).
     
  10. Maniac

    Maniac Apolyton Sage

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    Why, this looks useful for the Planetfall Great Doctor.
     
  11. tsentom1

    tsentom1 Bubble Dragon

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    Hey, the download was bad for some reason. I re-uploaded it so it should be working now.

    Let me know (works on my comp)
     
  12. Desert-Fox

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    Does the The Asklepieion wonder obsolete later? For example with ecology? Then you need to build recycling centres? Or with medicine?
     
  13. Wolfshanze

    Wolfshanze CFC Historian

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    I should think Medics should not have a combat value (even if defense only)... they should be more like Settlers and Workers... ie: surrender immediately if attacked.

    They should be accompanied by soldiers at all times... if all the soldiers are killed-off, then the medics just surrender like a settler or worker.
     
  14. Nishdog

    Nishdog Isolationist Bastard

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    Agreed. While medics might have basic combat training, their primary function should prevent them from having such a high combat value. And if you don't like the idea of medics surrendering (which I think is a good idea), then maybe give medics a combat value of 1. That should pretty much assure its defeat in most battles.
     
  15. hun+celt

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    Is there a way to have a Doctor specialist or a settled Great Doctor add health and/or happiness to a city without resorting to the SDK or is that beyond what python can do?
     
  16. tsentom1

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    Sorry I've been gone for a while - real life got really busy for a few weeks. I'll be getting to all the questions, in all my threads, and finish posting my mod when I get time.

    Desert-Fox - I didn't set the Asklepieion to obsolete. If I set it around the time of the other Greek wonders it would've been useless as the only unhealthy building up to that point was the forge (also why I gave it a free doctor specialist to add some early game use). Again at medicine you can get to without researching assembly line (the factories being the prime unhealthy buildings). The only other point would be at ecology and I figured that if you had it this long, and since now it's no longer giving any benefit everyone else can't have there's no point. It may not make sense so to speak, but if you want to logic it, Hippocrates came from that Asklepieon and we still use his oath today.

    Wolfshanze & Nishdog - Well they only have a value of 5, they'll die no matter what currently. They have a combat value for technical reasons. If they didn't you couldn't add a Great General to them so you can give them the Medic 3 promotion. I think 5 is appropriate considering by the time you get them you have 20 and 24 combat value units running around. Changing it to 1 really won't make a difference.

    hun+celt - Sadly no, you need to do it through the SDK which I usually like to avoid doing as it won't work the next patch and can mess up multiplayer games. Functionally, 1 Food does equal 1 Health in the game though, it's just a matter of how you see it.
     
  17. skodkim

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    You wouldn't by any chance have time to clean up the code (as you mention yourself is needed).

    Just tried merging the Great Doctor/Citizen/Diplomat into my own mod but had to give up halfway through the python as I had very hard time finding out what you put in and where to make it work.

    The the code for your Python Wonders for example youd clearly marked the beginning and end of all edits.

    \Skodkim
     
  18. Khadras2007

    Khadras2007 Chieftain

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    I want to introduce your great doctor and plage concepts into my mod and i don't know how because i don't know what part of your code is refering to those concepts. In this mod there is much more then i need. I need only the great doctor and plague effect, not medic, researches, and other stuff, because i don't want to modify my mod further of adding the two concepts. I try with winmerge but i don't know what i have to add?

    Help me please!
     
  19. tsentom1

    tsentom1 Bubble Dragon

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    @skodkim

    I know I have to clean up the code and I do intend to do it, I just don't really have to time to do so right now. It's more work than it seems because it was written for 3.13, which although the python works in 3.17, still has things to be converted.

    The reason why this isn't labeled as well as my wonders, well, look at the date. It's one of the first - if not the first - thing I released here and I didn't know as much about python as I do now.

    @Khadras2007

    The only thing that uses python is the great doctor, the rest were done with only XML.

    @Everyone

    I didn't invent the plague code, it's taken from Gods of Old. If you're looking for another example of the code or just the plague ability it's probably beneficial to also look at that mod.
     
  20. skodkim

    skodkim Chieftain

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    Well, guess I'll just wait then. Just took another look at the code but its way to heavy for me. I'm trying to use a set of python files from the History in the Making mod. I've successfully merged se of your python wonders with them but there just seem to be so many differences here and I have no idea which ones are your additions compared to vanilla and which ones are from Hitm.

    Anyway the great doctor/citizen/diplomat is a great addition and I just can't wait to get going on it :p

    \Skodkim
     

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