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Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by Civrules, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. Luthor_Saxburg

    Luthor_Saxburg Vassal of Civilization

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    Hi.

    Is there anyway to see a multiplayer file (WorldBuilder for Multiplayer files)?

    I know this can be a dangerous tool, but I'm in a PBEM that is stuck (game crashes) and we'll lke to understand why to see if we can fix it...
     
  2. Lemon Merchant

    Lemon Merchant Disinterested Observer Moderator

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    Have you looked at any of the log files? They may offer a clue.

    I don't play MP, but I think that the assets are locked for MP games, and you wouldn't be able to use WB once the game has begun. (I think)
     
  3. sohleks

    sohleks Prince

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    If espionage was disabled through the custom game options do you think the AI tech rate would increase?
     
  4. pob

    pob Deity²

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    Probably. The AI can sometimes put silly amounts of their :commerce: to :espionage:, particularly if trying to keep up in spending with someone who has built multiple early courthouses.
     
  5. TheMulattoMaker

    TheMulattoMaker Dictator of RF

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    Can you use Privateers to attack ships and blockade in an Always Peace game?
     
  6. sohleks

    sohleks Prince

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    Just tested it myself for you. Privateers are fully functional in always peace games. They look like barbarians to other civs.
     
  7. TheMulattoMaker

    TheMulattoMaker Dictator of RF

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    Thanks! :goodjob:

    Good thing the AIs won't stop to consider how in the world barb pirates are showing up in an Always Peace/No Barbs game when only one civ has ocean-going ships... :mwaha:
     
  8. dalamb

    dalamb Deity

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    In "Always Peace" can the AI still attack the privateers? It seems likely they must, since they're "barbarians".
     
  9. rogue131

    rogue131 Byzantine Historian

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    is it better to build more infantry or more tanks? I know tanks carry the heavier punch, but they take so long to build and I know infantry may take shorter, but is weaker than a tank. I'm gearing up for a heavy war with Russia.
     
  10. damerell

    damerell Slow Worker

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    If the enemy have comparably strong units, build tanks. They may take longer to build, but you've got a much better chance of hanging onto them. Their faster movement is also indispensable - you can pillage as you go, move rapidly from city to city, or pull damaged units out of combat.
     
  11. UnforcedError

    UnforcedError Settler

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    ^^not to mention Blitz...
     
  12. rfcfanatic

    rfcfanatic Mercantilist

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    Free Religion may not always be a good solution. Especially when you have University of Sankore or The Spiral Minaret wonders along with a lot of temples & monasteries of your state religion.

    In that case, Free Religion will become a reasonable option after the discovery of Scientific Method. This technology will obsolete these wonders.
     
  13. rfcfanatic

    rfcfanatic Mercantilist

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    Sorry, I was mistaken. I did some research and found out that the Spiral Minaret and University of Sankore are actually obsoleted by the Computers technology. That may change my strategy for sure. I always thought that it was the Scientific Method that obsoletes these.
     
  14. UnforcedError

    UnforcedError Settler

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    ^^Scientific Method obsoletes monasteries so there is some connection.
     
  15. Luthor_Saxburg

    Luthor_Saxburg Vassal of Civilization

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    Thanks for the tip!

    But how does one do that? :blush:
     
  16. julystork

    julystork Chieftain

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    Are longbowmen the :spear:of Civ4? ONE longbowman seem to be able to withstand all the gunpowder units I can throw at it!
     
  17. TheMulattoMaker

    TheMulattoMaker Dictator of RF

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    Longbowmen can be very strong on defense in the right situation. On a hill, behind city walls, with City Garrison 3, their 6:strength: becomes 18:strength:. (If my pre-coffee math is correct.)
     
  18. UnforcedError

    UnforcedError Settler

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    ^^Not against gunpowder units as they ignore walls and castles. Julystork, I think you're not using the right units. Muskets are crap, use cuirs (or cannons and rifles).
     
  19. dr_s

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    Is there a formula or chart lying around that provides the relationship between turns and years for the various speeds? Thanks.
     
  20. sohleks

    sohleks Prince

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    Is there any direct way to worldbuilder in project type wonders like the Manhatten Project and the SDI? I can't seem to find a way to do that anywhere.
     

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