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PDF: Civ4 BtS reference sheet

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by dj_anion, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. dj_anion

    dj_anion Chieftain

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    HOT NEWS!
    1. Reference Guide is updated!
    2. Reference Guide is available in 3 languages


    All versions are combatible with patch 3.13.

    You have 3 files to choose:

    1. Standard version (76 pages, A5 format) – now in .ZIP file for faster download.
    English version http://forums.civfanatics.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=6570
    Deutsche Version http://forums.civfanatics.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=9038
    Wersja polska http://forums.civfanatics.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=9041
    Last update: 7th April 2008

    2. Booklet version (38 pages, A4 format) – now in .ZIP file for faster download.
    There are 38 booklet pages (38 pairs of 76 A5 pages) for double-side printing and folding into nice A5 format book.
    English version http://forums.civfanatics.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=6571.
    Deutsche Version http://forums.civfanatics.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=9039
    Wersja polska http://forums.civfanatics.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=9042
    Last update: 7th April 2008

    3. Special econo-printing 2-in-1 edition – 2 PDFs in .ZIP file for faster download.
    The same as standard (1) and booklet (2) versions, but without heavy backgrounds.
    English version http://forums.civfanatics.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=6759
    Deutsche Version http://forums.civfanatics.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=9040
    Wersja polska http://forums.civfanatics.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=9043
    Last update: 7th April 2008

    SPECIAL NOTE
    (only to these people, who find my PDF as useful/helpful and would like to thank for this job)
    I would be very gracious if you send me a postcard from place where you live. I am collecting them. Also, I want to know where my PDF is in use. :)
    Please, give me your 5 minutes... :D

    Here is the address:
    Robert Cebula
    ul. Leszka Czarnego 2/49
    35-615 Rzeszów
    * POLAND *

    Many thanks in advance.

    Cards received: 71 from 47 users (until 7th April 2008).

    SPECIAL THANKS for those cards goes to:
    Ludwig II, Pei-Shing Wang, Husch, Andy, Volker, Mike, Tero, Dino_Shoen, Markstar, Dave, Bushface, Berserker76, George Spadaro, Zagnut, 3 cards from Gerrit(???) - sorry it's unreadable for me, 16(!) cards from Jprc, Rince, Brian Kelly, Benedikt, Alexander, Edwin Tok, Christian Yeo, 2 cards from Ulrich Greve, Emperor_Norton, Pawelo, Alan Carter, GeorgianNights, Totibbs, Johhpadini, Rik Meleet, Astrologix, Jason77024 (again, thank you for your proofreading!), 2 cards from Homer Chi, Ulms?, DukeOfEarl, Ray, Eddie Takosor, Glaucio, Adriano M., Michael Ames, a beautiful few-card-set with city wall of Xi'an (China) from Ruh Xu?, Zomby Woof, Sgt John, A. Schär, Ceecor and 1 anonymous card :)
    Also, I would like to thank Leon W. Couch III for the CD with his Baroque Interpretations!

    Thank you everyone and I am still waiting for more... :)

    If I wrote someone's name/nick wrong, please correct me :)

    Greetings and best wishes
    Anion

    e-mail: civman@o2.pl or skype: civmanpl
     
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  2. Innawerkz

    Innawerkz I'm the other white meat.

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    Great work man! :hatsoff:

    I mean it. It looks amazing and could prove quite helpful!

    :bowdown:
     
  3. Rince

    Rince Chieftain

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    Wow, that's an amazing work.

    Makes you realize how complex a game CivIV has become.

    Any chance for a printer friendly version?

    Rince
     
  4. dj_anion

    dj_anion Chieftain

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    Rince:
    I will prepare some various printed versions in nearby future. :)
    Maybe booklet spreads (1-48, 2-47, 3-46 ...)
    and page-by page spreads (2-3, 4-5, 6-7 ...)
    into A4 format.
     
  5. Comrade Aart

    Comrade Aart Civ1 diplomat

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    This is great! Thank you!
     
  6. Martinus

    Martinus Emperor

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    Wow, that's amazing. Amazing amount of work and amazing effect. I wish Firaxis made manuals that are that useful. :)
     
  7. Mr Greenfinch

    Mr Greenfinch Chieftain

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    WOW! It's really great! :crazyeye:

    You know, I am looking for some reference chart to show one of my friends who tried to start Civ'ing. He would love to see some chart when one can see:

    1. What causes unhapiness / how to fight it (bonuses, buildings, plains, etc - in one table)
    2.The same for the health.

    My friend has, for instance, two "yuck" faces in his capital and no idea what to research, what to buid or what to trade.
    Such a chart would be very welcome.

    Mr. G.

    PS. I would suggest creating "no background" version for Civ4 professionals.

    PS. Naprawde niezly czad! (eng. "Wow! It's really great !")
     
  8. rastak

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    That's amazing. Firaxis should hire you. I'm serious.
     
  9. GMTemplar

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    Good job, seems really useful. Needs some proof-reading though, starting from the second page Mall doesn't replace Marine. Also the description of a fort in the improvements section is somewhat lacking and the Pyramids have Parthenon as their title. Great Engineer has wrong descrption for bonuses.
     
  10. dj_anion

    dj_anion Chieftain

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    GMTemplar!

    Thank you! I will fix that.
    I agree that it needs some proof-reading.
    Any bug reports are really welcome.
     
  11. mnf

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    Wow. Wow. Wow. This is excellent. I printed double sided on a home black and white laser printer and it came out quite nice. Perfectly usable.

    The only thing about it is that some words appear a little too faint on a black and white print. For example under the Resources page, Uranium is "revealed by Physics", the word "Physics" is readable, but a little too faint at a distance. For black and white prints, maybe use some other convention for these.

    Military unit upgrade path diagram would be nice, so would a technology line diagram.

    Still this is really, really nice.
     
  12. sneaky

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    This looks amazing.
    If you put in a Military unit upgrade diagram and perhaps a tech tree, you will worship you as a king. :D
     
  13. gunter

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    I have just started to look at it and it's really a gorgeous job !!!

    Marvellous, a special thanks to you mate !

    It's both very usefull and nice to see.
     
  14. krasny

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    wow, these are really useful

    thank you for your hard work :goodjob:
     
  15. TrailblazingScot

    TrailblazingScot I was kittenOFchaos Supporter

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    Really good work, should have come in the game box on card however - oh for manuals a la the days of CivI.
     
  16. HagenCiv

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    Thank you! Really great work!
     
  17. Calder

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    That was pretty fast work in just 2 weeks! You've beaten me to it, I'm only on page 1! (Spent alot of time trying to work out how to get graphics off the game, dds files and plugins for photoshop etc.) In the end I figured just doing screenshots off the game was the easiest. I'm impressed with the quality of your artwork. The only difference between yours and mine is that you've gone alphabetical order throughout the booklet. I've got the leader pages going alphabetical order, but I'll be doing a tech tree and promotion tree, and units will be described under 5 pages according to Era/unit type.
    I wonder how many others are doing guides - BTS booklet basically expects you to read civilopedia from game, which is difficult sometimes when your'e locked on screen to make an instant decision, and can't access civilopedia until you've decided your choice! I've always preferred written material.
    Anyway great work and beautifully layed out!
     
  18. Lord_Azazel

    Lord_Azazel Prime Swatter

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    WOW :goodjob:
     
  19. jonpfl

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    Could you add a unit upgrade path? I am constantly trying to remember what upgrades to what.

    Also, has anyone actually printed this out at Kinkos yet? How much do they charge you to color print and bind it?

    Awesome work!!!!

    Thx
    jonpfl
     
  20. Lapoleon

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    Very nice, it looks great and includes everything you need to know. I did spot a mistake however. Airships don't need flight as a technology, they need physics.
     

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