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The Great People Mod

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Modpacks' started by Snoopy, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. Gargoyle

    Gargoyle Warlord

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    It doesn't work for me.

    I did all the following:

    Unzip the contents into Program Files\Firaxis Games\Civilization IV\MODS


    Running the Mod
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    1. Start Civilization IV
    2. From the menu, go to advanced, then click on Load a Mod
    3. Load Great People Mod
    4. Civilization IV will restart
    5. Start a game as usual


    Civ shows I'm running the mod. But I don't get anything different when a Great person is born in my cities.
     
  2. Sir_CharlesIII

    Sir_CharlesIII Chieftain

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    You know what I don't like about Great People? The Great Person you get should be based on people from your actual civilization not just random Great People from history. If I'm playing as the Chinese I shouldn't get Homer as a Great Person.
     
  3. Enigma

    Enigma Chieftain

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    D'oh!!

    Sorry, couldn't resist... :D
     
  4. Graun

    Graun Chieftain

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    It's doesn't works for me either!:(
     
  5. 1c0n

    1c0n Chieftain

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    cant wait to try this, tho i think i'll wait until its incorperated into the realism mod, amazing idea! GJ!!!! i just always run with realism. very good addition to ANY mod!
     
  6. Caltone

    Caltone Chieftain

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    Me either :cry:

    It restarts and shows the mod name on the splash screen, but no popups when a GP is born.
     
  7. Plankhead

    Plankhead Chieftain

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    Nor should you be building the Statue of Liberty or founding Judaism.
     
  8. Saint_Saturn

    Saint_Saturn Chieftain

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    Same problem is happening for me. Unzipped into correct folders, and 'great persons mod' shows up under the 'load a mod' section, but nothing changes in-game..
     
  9. Dr. Zoidberg

    Dr. Zoidberg Chieftain

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    In response to the people who cant get it to work, ive had a similar problem. If you just go into the Great People Mod folder, there should be a folder called GreatPersonMod. If you copy that folder into your mod folder as a seperate mod it should work. Just remeber to load GreatPersonMod when you try to play with it.
     
  10. Gargoyle

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    If I do so, will it (and can I) delete the original Great People Mod folder?
     
  11. Dr. Zoidberg

    Dr. Zoidberg Chieftain

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    Yes you can, but just make sure it works, so you dont have to dowload it again.
     
  12. Caltone

    Caltone Chieftain

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    Just wanted to send some thanks to Snoopy for this mod. Very enjoyable and I run it in all my games. :goodjob:
     
  13. hIdDeN_eViL

    hIdDeN_eViL {кοтоя дѕѕαѕѕїй}²

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    has there been any developements here? (fixing up the probs mentioned?)
     
  14. Gargoyle

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    Yes, the Great People Folder contains the GREATPERSONMOD folder. I took the latter and put it as a main folder directly in MODS. Then I deleted the former. IT WORKS!

    I have noticed that there a few Purple screens for missing graphics of great people. Not many but enough. Sorry I didn't bother at the time to make a list.
     
  15. ostar

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    If you check the Art folder for this mod, there is a subfolder there with all the dds files. Some of them (mostly saints) don't have a dds extension. Rename those by just adding .dds to the end of the file name and they should now work.
     
  16. JamieCiv4Files

    JamieCiv4Files Chieftain

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  17. ranathari

    ranathari Glasses

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    Screenshot, please?
     
  18. ostar

    ostar Warlord

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    This is a great mod. There are some blank popups however, and I have found fixes for most of them. Basically, the name of the mods .dds file is different from the game title of the leader. To fix this, go into the Great Person/People mod folder, Art subfolder, Great People (?) subfolder. Rename the following files below. You don't have to open them - just right click and choose rename. Keep the same upper/lower case.
    Make sure your system allows you to see file extensions! If not, go into the folder options in the Control panel and click it on.

    Wrong is what they are - Right what they should be.
    (Arrgghh - why is the program insisting on crushing them together? I put spaces between the wrong and right names. Sorry.)
    Wrong Right
    Al Khwarizmi.dds Al-Khwarizmi.dds
    Al Kindi.dds Al-Kindi.dds
    Al Razi.dds Al-Razi.dds
    Chang Tzu.dds Chang-Tzu.dds
    John D Rockefeller.dds John D. Rockefeller.dds
    St. Augustine St. Augustine.dds
    St. Patrick St. Patrick.dds
    St. Paul St. Paul.dds
    St. Peter St. Peter.dds
    st_john St. John.dds
    St. Thomas Aquinas St. Thomas Aquinas.dds
    Zheng Hi.dds Zheng He.dds

    These three Great People don't have a file at all, I believe: Ling Lun, Nabu-rimanni, Hanno.

    Also, I was unable to open/view the following files, receiving a bad format error. There may be something wrong with the file so it doesn't work. Or it could be my viewer program (IrfanView).
    Frank Kafka
    John Maynard Keynes
    John Stuart Mill
    Ludwig von Beethoven
    William T. G. Morton
     
  19. BaalRoG

    BaalRoG Chieftain

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    can you upload your changes? would be easier...
     
  20. hIdDeN_eViL

    hIdDeN_eViL {кοтоя дѕѕαѕѕїй}²

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    i second the upload suggestion!

    and whatever happened to snoopy??
     

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