Thank you everyone! I sincerly hope that the Civ5 community is not completely dead.
Perhaps we can try to call people back here from Civ6 and Civ4.
Feel free to ask any questions on the mod contents.
I also want to say thank you! Your original mod and its many derivatives are the reason I have put thousands of hours into Civ4. I am extremely eager to see the Civ5 implementation.
Additionally, I am curious - will there be anything special done with social policies? I liked the distinct government types of Civ4 but I am interested in seeing how things are interpreted in your Civ5 version.
Once again thank you for all your work, I can't help but admit I never thought I'd see this day!
I am planning to do everything without DLL. It seems to be very difficult to compile now in 2020, with many software versions that changed.
I probably don't need it to achieve the purpose of the mod, and if I leave it DLL-free, it will be easy for any user to replace it with their own.
Are you planning to alter any major existing mechanics to better reflect history at this stage? For example religion.
I think that this will be determined after the tests after that it's released.
For now I changed terrain rules, but I'm also thinking about changing units movement (the Earth is quite big)
Are you still planning on each game going for ~500 or so turns, start to finish? I know in Civ4 RFC and the modmods I play, Marathon speed made conquest UHVs much easier.
As for unit movement, something I really liked from one of the RFC modmods was naval units spending only a half movement point on oceans. That helped make the extreme distances over oceans more manageable.
In Civ 4 the modmod RFC Dawn of Civilization offers normal, epic and marathon game speed. If I'm not mistaken, normal game speed uses the same timeline as regular RFC did. Without UHVs game speeds matter a bit less I think.
Does Civ 5 properly support multicore processing? In that case, is it possible that, with a strong processor, the game will actually load faster than RFC for Civ 4 did?
Besides that I haven't planned UHVs so far, but you mean that a slower pace is preferrable?
I am undecided between 2 timelines (one of 540, one of 600)
I personally prefer a slower pace but I know a lot of people like playing on normal speed (which equates to 500 or so turns for a full game of RFC in Civ4). With that in mind, I was just tossing around the idea of slowing the pace down to help address the concern of unit movement speeds. More turns per era could help accommodate for the larger map without having to make units lightning fast. Just something to consider though.