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Quick mod question: no cheating?

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Better AI' started by Agamemnus, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. Agamemnus

    Agamemnus Warlord

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    I've been a bit mystified with AI cheating and smartness based on difficulty level in Civ 4... hoping you guys can enlighten me. :confused:

    I want the AI to be smart, but not cheat. What should I do?

    Q1: Is the regular AI as smart as it can be on Noble?
    Q2: Does the AI cheat at all on Noble?
    Q3: Does this mod disable AI cheating, or is there a way to use this mod to disable AI cheating?
     
  2. Fuyu

    Fuyu Emperor

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    1: Yes.
    2: No. It does play by slightly different rules though, ie there's no number of cities maintenance cost for the AI.
    3: At higher difficult levels the AI gets bonuses, and no that is not removed because difficulty levels do just that: give penality to the player and bonuses to the AI. If you don't want that, play on Noble.
     
  3. Agamemnus

    Agamemnus Warlord

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    Thanks.

    I'd just like to play a completely fair game for once -- ignoring the fact that I can lure the AI and kill its stack. :)

    * Are there any mods that remove all the *cough* "different rules" for Noble?

    * I also read somewhere (was it here?) that it'd be a problem making things completely even in terms of "rules", because, since the AI tends to over-build military, making the rules the same as for a player would cripple the AI's growth. Is there a mod that could make the AI not do that? (not overbuild military)
     
  4. Fuyu

    Fuyu Emperor

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    The AI needs more military because compared to a human it just sucks at coordinating its units.
    It needs more cities because it can't place and specialize them as well as a human.
    There are no mods that remove these differences, as far as I know.
    Noble is as "fair" as it gets.
     

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