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Revelation: The Random Globe

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by JoeyB98, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. JoeyB98

    JoeyB98 King of Ohio

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    I don't know if this is widely known, so I'll apologize in advance if everyone knows this.

    So, you open up Civ, click "Play Now", and something like this comes up:


    I opened this, got distracted, and then came back from the other direction (laptop on a thin table, saw it from the other side) and saw this:



    The "random" globe is just upside-down reversed Earth! The image at the top is of the Pacific Ocean! The image just above shows this at various stages of its rotation, as we can see in the ocean:
    1:Atlantic
    2:Africa
    3:Eurasia
    4:East Asia
    5:pacific

    I just thought this was really cool and you guys should know! :)
     
  2. King Pluto

    King Pluto Emperor

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    In order:

    :scan: ...... :wow: ...... :clap:
     
  3. lymond

    lymond Rise Up! (Phoenix Style!) Hall of Fame Staff

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    Well, slap me and call me "Granny" :lol:
     
  4. TheMulattoMaker

    TheMulattoMaker Dictator of RF

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    :suicide:

    Don't use the suicide smilie too often but it's the closest I could find to "MIND... BLOWN"

    Seven and a half years of Civ4 and you might be the first person to spot that Easter egg. Noice. :goodjob:
     
  5. SquirrelCensus

    SquirrelCensus Chieftain

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    Yup. Noticed this after a couple months of playing. It's what they show when you select a shuffle or fractal map. I noticed it while playing around with map settings (sea level, landmass size, etc.)

    It is pretty cool. And "highly unpredictable."
     
  6. CocoIsKing28

    CocoIsKing28 Slightly less stupid

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    We have to get that map made.
     
  7. vincentz

    vincentz Programmer

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    lol. I thought it was common knowledge :D

    "When selecting what size and style of map a player wants to use in a new game, a globe with seemingly random land masses rotates in a space within the selection window. The globe is actually an upside-down planet earth with oceans in the shape of earth's continents"

    http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Civilization_IV


    edit : or are people being sarcastic? cant tell :D
     
  8. Lord_Herobrine

    Lord_Herobrine Back in the Saddle

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    Wow, I never knew this! :crazyeye:

    One day I even spent like half an hour staring at it going around and still didn't notice it :p
     
  9. AdamCrock

    AdamCrock Polish Pudding

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    Where is Atlantis ? I want Atlantis and their orange trees ! :crazyeye:
     
  10. Manco Capac

    Manco Capac Friday,13 June,I Collapse

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    Haha nice one.
     
  11. Merovech

    Merovech Warlord

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    I knew this; I think I saw a post about it a year or so back, but maybe not here in CFC. I didn't notice it on my own, however.
     
  12. GKey

    GKey Emperor

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    Never knew this, nice one.
     
  13. TheMulattoMaker

    TheMulattoMaker Dictator of RF

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    Dibs on the Pacific Continent.
     
  14. TheRandomGuy

    TheRandomGuy Chieftain

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    Never thought of that.......:clap:

    :goodjob:
     
  15. jarhead_leif

    jarhead_leif Civ2ToT Modder

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    No more Greek mythology for you, Zeus wannabe. :p
     
  16. Antilogic

    Antilogic --

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    I didn't pay enough attention to catch this either. Good catch.
     
  17. SyntaxError

    SyntaxError ...

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    Well I'll be damned!
     
  18. Quintillus

    Quintillus Archiving Civ3 Content Supporter

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    Nice, I'd never noticed that before either! That's kind of cool.
     
  19. Cristoval

    Cristoval Warlord

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    A map like that would be fun to play, couldn't find any inverted earth maps though.
     
  20. Pangaea

    Pangaea Rock N Roller

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    That's really cool. Good find.
     

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