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Sid Meier talks about the development of Civ

Discussion in 'Civ1 - General Discussions' started by Tenochtitlan, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. Tenochtitlan

    Tenochtitlan Supreme Commander

    Jun 27, 2004
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  2. Alvarez

    Alvarez History Master

    Jul 25, 2012
    Barreiras, Bahia, Brasil
    OH MY GOD!

    I've seen other Sid Meier's interviews about this before, but I loved this video! 2 reasons:

    1 - it shows an earlier development version running on one of the original computers the Creator used to write it.

    2 - it shows the book that inspired him to make the tech tree.

    And it was GREAT to discover that I have the Portuguese edition of the same book - I have it since the 90s, before I even played Civ 2!!! To my research on Civilization representation of the past this is a treasure!!! I'm so glad I never got rid of those old books, yes!
  3. tupi

    tupi Chieftain

    Jun 25, 2011
    Sad thing that probably this build will be forever lost. I don't think Sid going to release it or even cares enough about its preservation.

    And about Gandhi bug - is it really Civ 1 and not Civ 2? That's a mistery for me for the long time. Everywhere you can find about this meme, but not proper tech explanation... In Civ 1 aggression and other AI traits can be only -1, 0 or 1. I don't see how you can overflow here. Also AI in Civ 1 seems never go Democratic, but in some sources about Nuclear Gandhi Democracy are mentioned and not Republic.
  4. Mize

    Mize Warlord

    Jun 17, 2011
    I too have never seen the 'Gandhi bug' in Civ 1 and I never was a Civ 2 guy either, so I don't know about the origins of this legend either. AI players in Civ 1 indeed never go for democracy, but any of them will gladly nuke your ass without you nuking them first if some conditions are met, namely: the AI has nukes and you don't and you are in a process of rapidly overtaking the AI in power. Once you have nukes of your own, the AI is much more hesitant to nuke you first. What I've never seen is AI players nuking each other.

    Otherwise, great video, Tenochtitlan. But the fact that it's almost 4 months old only shows how slow this forum has gotten.

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