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Save/Reload Cheating

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by Piemaster, Nov 17, 2005.


Do you cheat by reloading a saved game when things go wrong?

  1. Yes, I do it all the time

    20 vote(s)
  2. Sometimes, when things go especially wrong

    81 vote(s)
  3. Occasionally, but I feel bad about it

    65 vote(s)
  4. Never, I hate cheating.

    65 vote(s)
  1. AER

    AER Chieftain

    Apr 19, 2004
    Often times, I will save before a major game decision - i.e., should I attack the big enemy, or side with the big enemy against the two small ones? I love to re-load after winning or losing, and play again the opposite way. Sometimes I also reload after losing (or getting to a point where it is obvious that I will lose) and see what I can change to make it a win (should I wait 5 more turns to attack? Should I go earlier? Should I make more catapults? etc)

    I also rely heavily on the autosave to recover from myself stupidly clicking on the "explore" button instead of the upgrade I want (usually on a big stack of units will all selected, which is really funny :))
  2. Alphawolf

    Alphawolf Basileus, Founding Father

    Oct 6, 2005
    Nashville, Tennessee
    I chose the “I don't cheat” button, not because I think it is wrong, but my computer is on the low end so loading takes for too long. ;)

    -the Wolf
  3. Rirse

    Rirse Warlord

    Nov 7, 2002
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    I don't reload my saves nearly as much compare to CIV3, which is due to the fact if I reload sometimes, the strange shadows will creep up on random unit types (patch will fix that soon, so I am not worry). If I do reload, it because I lost a pretty high level unit to some enemy unit who should lost because the odds were heavly in my favor.

    With that said, I need stop using the World Builder to kill enemy ships who try to destroy my fishing resources. I feel bad when I have do it.
  4. Zhahz

    Zhahz PC Gamer

    Oct 18, 2005
    Phoenix, AZ
    Nah, game isn't that frickin hard so if I screw something up I live with it, learn from it, and hope to avoid repeating it - something that's less likely to happen if I use reloads as a crutch.
  5. A'AbarachAmadan

    A'AbarachAmadan Deity

    Sep 4, 2004
    Omaha, NE
    The only time I use the reload function is for testing strategies, but those are always games I don't play to the finish. With Civ4 so far, I've only played one game to the finish, but have done lots of testing.

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