New thread. How many people still play civ3

Discussion in 'Civ3 - General Discussions' started by GeneralMeng, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. Homerus

    Homerus Chieftain

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    From time to time, i still play a game of CIVIII. But what i do notice that my tactics are different; so i manually adjust my workers, never cut down forests and as a grand gesture if i'm on the diplomatic tour, I become mutually alliance partners with all the other civs out there. Just because i can. Like last game, after 150 years of worldwide peace, i signed an mutual alliance with the boys and girls over the globe, and one tick later.. FRANCE DECLARED WAR TO THE GREECE.

    Always fun :p!
     
  2. Haig

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    Still love it! Just got Call to Power 2 also, never played that one before.

    I think Civ III has a special atmosphere, hard to pinpoint it. Also I like how the wars are very destructive. Some features that I'm puzzled that weren't included in IV or V.

    I'm also openminded for all the Civ games, for example those who disliked Civ V when it was released should check out the expansions, Gods and Kings and the upcoming Brave New World.
     
  3. Tani Coyote

    Tani Coyote Son of Huehuecoyotl

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    Recently installed it on my new computer, and remembered why I love the game and love to write stories for it (I completed my most recent one with about 38 hours of gameplay spread over the course of three days).

    I played Civ IV but just couldn't get into it. I've been meaning to try Civ V but then I see a lot of it looks like IV and that kind of deters me. Maybe I'm just a Luddite, but I just can't really get into the newer titles. Plus, Civ 3 has Age of Imperialism and Rhye's to constantly bring me back to it. To me the greatest merit of Civ 4 would be its flexible civics system.

    As I recall there was a fangame that was meant to combine Civ 4's mechanics with Civ 3's graphics and feel... but I don't remember if that ever materialised.
     
  4. CommandoBob

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    Could that be CCM (epic mod)?
    There have been several Succession Games in CCM. The latest one is Rat45 CCM - Gideon's Band.
     
  5. shultz

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    Been playing Civ3 since C3C came out. Tried Civ4 but didn't like it. Haven't tried Civ5. Favorite scenarios are WW2 Pacific and Teturkhan. Max difficulty. (Except Japan in WW2 - Just can't win that one on max...)
     
  6. Quintillus

    Quintillus Archiving Civ3 Content Supporter

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    Kinda funny... the only time I've been able to win on Sid difficulty is playing Japan in WWII. And I ended up winning it pretty lopsidedly, too, with a final score of 40,910 to 10,045. Otherwise, though, I'm hopeless on Sid.

    My strategy was basically blitzkrieg. In particular, I targeted the Dutch heavily due to their weak initial defences and wealth of victory points. Also swiped several American islands early, in both cases with a bias towards VPLs.

    I took coastal China as well as the British lands in Burma and Malaysia/Singapore to establish a railroad from Korea to Singapore for quick reinforcement - new troops in Japan could reach parts of Borneo, Sumatra, or Java in one turn. But I ignored interior China, as the only remaining VPL in Chunking was not worth the losses required to take it. On the last turned I reached Australia, although I won before I could take any cities.

    I think British Burma was as much about stopping their ability to airlift in planes and troops as anything. Once it was taken, Britain was taken care of, China was a paper tiger, America was across the ocean, and the Dutch were weak - even on Sid the AIs could only slow my advance, and not threaten me. Although they did remain at about 50% on the power graph, so if the game had gone to 1946 it may have become interesting.
     
  7. Acronym

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    Time for a nostalgia trip...

    I'm still playing Civ III, after at least 10 years of it. I bought a bundle of Civ 3 + PTW when I was 14, back in 2002, and played it on and off, with periods of serious addiction (having been addicted to Civ II before that). I moved on to Civ 4 when that came out, but when I went to uni, I bought a MacBook (which is still limping on!) with an integrated graphics processor that couldn't handle Civ 4. Around third year of uni, feeling a Civ-deficiency, I bought Civ III Complete for my Mac, and promptly lost days of my life to it. It's been my procrastination tool of choice ever since, whenever deadlines are approaching.

    It's only been in the last year or so that I came across CFC, and my Civ III has been given a new lease of life, thanks to the incredible mods here and joining in a PBEM game (one of the Age of Imperialism ones). Now, at last, I've managed to convince a group of my friends to get C3C, as it's dirt cheap on steam, and we are finally setting up our own PBEMs.

    I don't think I'll be finished playing Civ III any time soon!
     
  8. 10goliath

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    I picked this up on steam a few months ago and have played with it a bit, but I find it's much different than the newer games. I might give this one another go.
     
  9. Rickard77

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    In my opinon, Civ 3 is the best version. Not too simple and not too advanced. Plus i like the maps (the graphics). Civ 3 is the most harmonic Civ game, though it can be very hard even att the easy levels. And for some strange reason, the Aztecs and the Incas too often are on the same start- continent. And they are harder to beat than any western civilization (americans, germans, romans etc) Seems like those who created Civ3 had a faiblesse for indian civilizations.

    The only thing that sucks in Civ3 is that you cant do much to effect science-output. Build libraries and universities doesnt help much, and when your city improvements begins to cost too much, you have to rise the tax-rate anyhow.

    But all in all, I like Civ3 the most for the graphics, the sound / music and the game playing / user interface. Like I said, not too simple, not too advanced.
     
  10. Puppeteer

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    There is a bug in Conquests. I forget the exact details, but if you have the checked-by-default "Culturally linked start locations" on in the start game screen you end up with all American/Western-hemisphere civs on your continent.
     
  11. Lanzelot

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    A lib+university doubles your science output!!

    With a decent start position on the medium difficulty levels and with a science victory condition (UN or spaceship) in mind, you should be able to reach 4-turn research in the middle of the middle ages.
    If you have problems with science output, then perhaps this is it: "city improvements begins to cost too much". Don't build everything in every town...
    Go into Republic, connect and buy as many luxury resources as possible, beeline to Education, and then your research should be cruising along... ;)
     
  12. robbus

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    I am playing on a 7 year old windows xp computer. It will handle civ4 but not civ5. There are other games/programs that I have for xp.

    What happens when my computer breaks down? It is possible that it will be unrepairable given it's age.

    I have tried c3c on win7 and it works but without civIIassist, opening credits and game saves are not easily retrieved to another machine.

    I am toying with idea of turning off my current rig, saving it for gaming and going to MAC for everything else.

    I have read alot of negative reviews re: Windows 8.

    Any comments? maybe this should be a new thread?
     
  13. heitorcccp

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    Rediscovered it, playing a mod where Germany was winning WW2 ("nazi world - 1945 AD")

    First measure: putting down Fascism as government, replacing it with democracy ("Deutscher Bundesreich"? :D) and improving the infrastructure of the new Eastern lands... but soon my so called "allies" (imp Japan, Fascist Italy...) turned on me.

    :nuke:Then I've launched a handful of nukes on them and their arab allies, and the world turned against me (Civ III world is that disgusted by nukes?)

    USA stayed neutral, only to DOW me because the nuke attacks
     
  14. Kirejara

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    Ouch... correct spelling would be "Deutsches Bundesreich". But even so it sounds very strange.

    But I think it would remain simply "Deutsches Reich" as the "Weimarer Republik" (english: Weimar Republic) officially was named before the evil madness took place.

    An alternative designation could be "Deutscher Bund" (correct with "r" ;) ) as the forerunner of the Empire of 1870.

    Back to topic: In my eyes is Civ3 the best civ available. I tried Civ4 and did not like it one bit. There was absolutly no civ feeling in it, as it seem to me, that they removed every single attribute from it, that makes it a civ game (Once again, I hope this sentence make a sense in english :blush: ).
     
  15. Lanzelot

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    I agree completely...! :thumbsup:

    (Only it should be: "In my eyes Civ3 is the best civ available." Word order in English is subject - predicate - object... always... ;) Not as flexible as German, where you can change the word order depending on what you want to emphasize.)
     
  16. agonistes

    agonistes wants his subs under ice!

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    I strongly prefer III. I think V could be great - I particularly love the feature that allows you to bring civs back from the dead - except the editor is not very user friendly to someone like me, and the units can't stack.

    Why would they design the game mechanics to clutter the map, when the map graphics are so important to the fan base?

    :mad:
     
  17. Falkie2013

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    I've been playing Civ 3 complete on my Imac for about a year now. I find it to be better than the other one.

    What I hate is how they changed it when they went to CIV 4. No matter how I surrounded my cities, they still were able to attack and kill off units and capture cities. Game is unplayable as far as I am concerned. I never even opened Civ 5.

    And ... now Blizzard is telling me that Diablo 3 will no longer support OS 10.6 so I'm going to have to get a copy of Lion, put it on my external drive and run it from there because Apple stopped Rosetta support so I wouldn't be able to play Diablo 2, Scrabble, Monopoly and Quicken 7. I have another Mac in the bedroom so I guess I can still run stuff on that one, but I've not seen anything I like as much as this game.

    Oh, for the days of the old SSI wargames when one could play wargames on an Apple or a PC. I've put parallels on my Imac, so hopefully I'll be able to play PC based wargames, particularly ones based on WWII with units and not some guy shooting up everything in sight.:mad::mad::mad:
     
  18. darski

    darski Regent in Training

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    I've been playing Civ3 since it came out in 2001. I am now playing C3C but I am not a good gamer so I am still only at Regent level. But I like playing at that level. I just want to build an empire. I do war if I have to (RNG gods do hate me though) but it is creating that empire that calls me to play. That is done most enjoyably at Regent.
     
  19. Wondering Kid

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    From time to time I find myself glancing over the Civ selection screen, and picking one of the scenarios available on Conquests!. I love the Middle Ages one, helping Byzantium become a player once more. I wish there were more user created scenarios/mods though...
     
  20. kkapalk

    kkapalk Warlord

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    My first expreience of civ was civ3. I fell in love with the game, and spent hundreds of hours totally immersed. Such fond memories of a brilliant game. Like some others here i didn't get into civ 4 at all. It just didn't have the same atmosphere. I now play 5 and find it excellent too. The nostalgia for 3 is still there though, and I may go back again one day.
     

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