Post your favorite Custom game settings here

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by jedimogg, Nov 19, 2005.

  1. jedimogg

    jedimogg Chieftain

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    i have been trying different maps and different settings to find the most enjoyable. i thought it would be a good idea for others to list their favorites to give everyone ideas.

    so far i found that i like pagea or continents the best. usually with epic game speed, random personalities, standard or large map, and i usually add a few more civs than the map usually starts with, so if a standard map hase 8 civs i would raise it to 10. i usually play on prince difficulty.
     
  2. Psyringe

    Psyringe Scout

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    I play on tiny maps (with this size I don't have slowdown problems with my minimum-specs machine). Playing with just 3 civs feels a little empty for me though, so I choose 6-7 civs. So far I mainly played on continent and Pangea maps because I wanted to play the game in its "standard version" first. I think I'll progress to other map types shortly. :)

    My difficulty level is Monarch at the moment.
     
  3. FraggyFragbait

    FraggyFragbait Chieftain

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    i like:
    continents/custom continents (1 per team with everyone different teams,i like only meetin civ's when i choose to)
    standard/large map with 6/10 civs respectively
    permanent alliances ticked on
    and all other settings at default
     
  4. Funkin

    Funkin Chieftain

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    Huge map with 12 nations. It gets a little choppy towards the end, but makes the exploration and discovery of other nations quite fun. Sometimes I wish you could make the map ever bigger...
     
  5. Pyrion

    Pyrion Liquid Metal Nanomorph

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    Huge continental map, raging barbarians, aggressive ai, no tech trading, no space race or diplomatic victory.
     
  6. Elsewhere

    Elsewhere Chieftain

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    Huge continental map, only a few AI civilizations, no barbarians, epic game speed. But, I'm a builder.
     
  7. Vertronix

    Vertronix Chieftain

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    Standard map, continents, 6 Civs total (I prefer the Germans - Frederick), normal barbs, all Victory conditions on.
     
  8. insectile

    insectile Chieftain

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    Dynastic game speed (mod. Research at 350%, so even longer then the mod is normally. Still usually have all techs well before 1900.)
    Noble
    Terra or many continents
    12 Civs
    Huge map
    Only Conquest victory enabled
    'Culture flip to previous owner' enabled.

    I play Peter (...but wish there was a Stalin or Lenin).

    Yes my games basically go on forever and have no real purpose, but isn't that what life is all about?

    ;)
     
  9. Arvedui

    Arvedui Great Prophet

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    How does the 'culture flip to previous owner' work, exactly?
     
  10. insectile

    insectile Chieftain

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    I think that if you don't have this enabled then conquered cities can't flip back to the civ they were just taken from. If left un-enabled, it stops the situation where you have just taken a city and it flips back to the person you took it from. Lots of people didn't like it when that happened, I thought it was fine.
     
  11. insectile

    insectile Chieftain

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    ...and I don't think I have quoted the exact name of the option correctly, but I don't have the game with me right now or I'd be playing it!
     
  12. Gargoyle

    Gargoyle Warlord

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    I play Continents, Large, High Sea Level, Epic. I've seen some options mentioned that I don't seem to have. Such as Natural coastlines, culture flip only to original owner, etc. Where are these, in the worldbuilder?
     
  13. clut

    clut Warlord

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    Standard or Large MAZE map, with a plot size of 1.

    this setup makes for a interesting game...

    -> City placement requires more thought (many locations only have 2 workable land tiles before cultural growth)

    -> even after cultural growth, you may not be able to get to a resource to mine it.

    -> resources/luxuries could go to anyone you have no guarantee of getting anything.

    -> open border deals suddenly become very important.



    give it a go... the early game can be a little slow, especially if you find yourself on a line with no-where to go, but as soon as you can build galleys the whole world is available (if you have open boarders) and remember, if your galley is in a dead end, use an enemy city to hop over some land into a new corridor.
     
  14. insectile

    insectile Chieftain

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    The culture flip one is about 3 options down when you make a custom game. Not in the world builder.
     
  15. The Condor

    The Condor On an excellent adventure

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    I generally play tiny pangaea with eighteen civs no tech trading and aggresive AI. Also, I have high sea level and the shoreline option that makes it not have any teeny chance of islands around. When I am in for a real challenge I add one city challenge always war. It is almost impossible with those additional settings on noble to win the "Whole World War One". I rarely ever play anything over standard and even that I play rarely because I like fast-paced action.
     
  16. shackleton

    shackleton Warlord

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    For something a little different...

    Highland map
    Dense peaks
    Seas
    Raging barbarians

    Hold the passes! :)
     
  17. Philips beard

    Philips beard Prince

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    I always use epical speed, standard maps with 14 players, or large maps with 18 players! I like it a bit crowded, and its often difficult to get more then 4-5 cities if you dont start early wars.

    I play the prince difficulty.

    I would love to play huge maps with 24-30 civs but am afraid my computer woldnt take it...... :(
     
  18. Mazruk

    Mazruk Warlord

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    Huge pangaea, low seas (so more land), pressed shoreline, about 7 civs (more space each), normals barbs, epic speed, all victory conditions, noble difficulty.

    Currently playing with random as my leader until I get a flavour of them all - I really liked Kublai though :D
     
  19. Brewster

    Brewster stays crunchy in milk

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    I play on small maps with 7 or 8 civs on epic speed with all victory conditions enabled. The rest changes from game to game.
     
  20. Alphidius

    Alphidius Master of My World

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    Currently:

    Noble
    Standard
    Continents/Pangea
    6 Other Civs
    Standard Victory Conditions

    Depending on my taste for going with which victory condition, my Civ changes as well as the map, either continents or pangea.
     

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