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Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by Bulwark, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. Bulwark

    Bulwark Chieftain

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    Well I'm totally new at Civilization, and I have no clue as to what some of the options mean. Specifically under Options/Game, Options/Graphics, and Options/Audio. I'm just not sure what things to turn on and what to leave off. :confused: Is there a description of exactly what these options do anywhere? I've listed the one's I'm not sure of (which is almost all of them), any help would be greatly appreciated!

    /GAME
    Minimize Pop-Ups
    Quick Moves
    Quick Combat (Offense/Defense)
    Stack Attack
    Units Auto-Promote (yes or no.... why not?)
    Workers Start Automated
    Automated Workers Leave Old Improvements
    Numpad Help
    No Unit Cycling
    Right Click Menu (why not?)

    /GRAPHICS
    Single Unit Graphics
    Show Health Bars (how important is this?)
    Detailed City Info (I don't understand why 'City Info' is under graphics)

    /AUDIO
    Voice Chatting (does this work similar to Teamspeak?)

    Man I feel like a total n00b to ask about these options, I guess I'm used to having a mouse rollover description. Thanks to anyone that can help me out here! :)
     
  2. VeniceBeach

    VeniceBeach Chieftain

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    Minimize Pop-ups - reduces the pop-up boxes that require input, such as "we need a settler".

    Quick Moves/Combat - gets rid of the animation in the move, so they don't walk or swing weapons.

    Stack Attack - Not sure

    Auto-promote - The computer picks what promotions to give your units when they get the needed experience.

    Workers - they are pre-set to automated work and won't rework tiles that are already improved.

    Not sure about the rest.
     
  3. nomikos

    nomikos Chieftain

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    Found them! I love "text" files! If only they'd included a pdf copy of the manual. :-(

    Anyway... the following (along with lots of other text) can be found in "C:\Program Files\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Civilization 4\Assets\XML\Text\CIV4GameText_Misc1.xml" Enjoy.

    Option: SHOW_HEALTH_BARS_HELP
    Show unit health bars

    Option: DETAILED_CITY_INFO_HELP
    Show extra info in the city bar

    Option: NO_COMBAT_ZOOM_HELP
    No camera zooming during combat

    Option: SHOW_MOVEMENT_RANGE_HELP
    Show movement range for the active unit

    Option: FROZEN_UNITS_HELP
    No unit animations

    Option: ADVISOR_POPUPS_HELP
    The advisor occasionally interrupts play to suggest a new build choice in a city

    Option: ADVISOR_HELP_HELP
    Sid provides extra help for the player's research and build choices

    Option: WAIT_AT_END_OF_TURN_HELP
    The game will not progress until the player specifies that the turn should end

    Option: MINIMIZE_POPUPS_HELP
    Popups are minimized until the player has moved all units

    Option: SHOW_FRIENDLY_MOVES_HELP
    Show the moves of friendly units between turns

    Option: SHOW_ENEMY_MOVES_HELP
    Show the moves of enemy units between turns

    Option: QUICK_MOVES_HELP
    All of the player's move are accelerated

    Option: QUICK_COMBAT_OFFENSE_HELP
    The player's combats are accelerated (when on offense)

    Option: QUICK_COMBAT_DEFENSE_HELP
    The player's combats are accelerated (when on defense)

    Option: STACK_ATTACK_HELP
    All selected units will attack in rapid succession (note: this is purely an interface convenience - the underlying battle mechanics are unchanged)

    Option: AUTO_PROMOTION_HELP
    The player's units are automatically promoted (if possible) at the beginning of each turn

    Option: WORKERS_START_AUTO_HELP
    All workers and work boats start the game as automated

    Option: WORKERS_LEAVE_OLD_IMPS_HELP
    Automated workers will not change previously built improvements

    Option: NUMPAD_HELP_HELP
    Show NUM-PAD help for unit movement
    No automatic cycling between units

    Option: NO_UNIT_RECOMMEND_HELP
    No unit action or movement recommendations

    Option: MENU_HELP
    Context menu via RIGHT-CLICK (normally available with [SHIFT + LEFT-CLICK])</English>
     
  4. Bulwark

    Bulwark Chieftain

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    Thanks guys! nomikos that's just what I was looking for, much appreciated!
     

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