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New symbol for gold

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Graphics Modpacks' started by Mumin, Nov 22, 2005.

  1. kroym

    kroym Chieftain

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    I'm confused. I thought I could look at a map, count the coins in each tile and determine that way how much gold a city is generating. But it seems by the way you guys are talking about gold and commerce, they are two totally different things.

    Can someone explain to me what the difference between the "commerece" being represented on the map and the actual gold amount collected is?

    kroYM
     
  2. Impaler[WrG]

    Impaler[WrG] Civ4:Col UI programmer

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    2 thumbs up, this is THE new gold icon, it might also be good to use as the Financial advisor Button.
     
  3. Spatzimaus

    Spatzimaus Mad Scientist

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    I'll try.

    Worked tiles on the map produce Commerce. Then, depending on what you set your research/culture sliders to, Commerce gets turned into Gold, Research, and Culture. For instance, let's say you got 20 Commerce off the squares you're working, and you're set to 70% research and 10% culture (leaving 20% for gold). Each turn, you'd gain 14 Research, 4 Gold, and 2 Culture, modified by various city improvements. (Within the city screen, there's a box in the upper left that shows how this breaks down.) So, working a Commerce-heavy tile (Cottages, Lakes, gold mines) will typically benefit your research the most, NOT just give you money, because the research slider is rarely below 50%.

    The problem is that the game uses the same icon for both Gold and Commerce; it's not hard-coded that way, the graphics file just has two identical entries, so mods like this (which change one but not the other) are pretty simple for something so essential. It also helps clear up the confusion on some improvements (i.e., do the financial buildings improve Commerce or just Gold?)
     
  4. Liquidated

    Liquidated Goofed Up on Cough Syrup!

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    nice writeup spatz

    Cheers!
    -Liq
     
  5. kroym

    kroym Chieftain

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    Spatz,

    Thanks for the info! Crystal clear now! :confused: ;)

    kroYM
     
  6. Stuporstar

    Stuporstar Warlord

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    I see they used my gold mod in the new patch (the basic idea anyway, not exactly the same graphic). Cool! :goodjob:
     
  7. Methos

    Methos HoF Quattromaster Moderator Hall of Fame Staff

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    I won't be able to download the patch until I finish GOTM1. Can you post a screenie of the new gold icon please?
     
  8. Liquidated

    Liquidated Goofed Up on Cough Syrup!

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    just assumed someone else would post the screen, guess not lol



    happy holidays

    Cheers!
    -Liq
     
  9. jojoweb

    jojoweb Chimpa-Z

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    What an European Lobbying ^_^. It looks nice, but for my antic Mod, i won't use it.

    bye
     

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