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There are 125 paths to the future

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by grumbler, Oct 3, 2005.

  1. grumbler

    grumbler Chieftain

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    To Civ4's Future Tech, that is. ;) They range in length from 60 to 68 techs. The number of paths of minimum length is two.
    So if there are 84 techs in the tech tree, you could at most skip 24 techs on the way.

    Some more stats:

    Pottery: 2 paths, 2 efficient, 3 techs
    Writing: 6 paths, 2 efficient, 3-4 techs
    Construction: 10 paths, 4 efficient, 7-8 techs
    Philosophy: 20 paths, 1 efficient, 7-10 techs
    Military Tradition: 120 paths, 1 efficient, 16-23 techs
    Steam Power: 94 paths, 6 efficient, 27-33 techs
    Fission: 137 paths, 1 efficient, 24-39 techs
    Fusion: 65 paths, 1 efficient, 54-62 techs

    If you have Python installed, you can use this script to check other techs.

    [edit: download removed since there now is an improved version available here.]
     
  2. Roland Ehnström

    Roland Ehnström Chieftain

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    Great work! :goodjob:

    -- Roland
     
  3. Mrdie

    Mrdie Lavdi!

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    Damn good job there. :) :goodjob:
     
  4. knupp715

    knupp715 Chieftain

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    Interesting.
    Good Job Grumbler
     
  5. Carver

    Carver Chieftain

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    Dang, thanks Grumbler.
     
  6. civaddict098

    civaddict098 Chieftain

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    is python free to instal?
     
  7. mitsho

    mitsho Chieftain

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    interesting, but nothing more... ;)
    Because not only the number of tech counts, but especially the number of beakers needed to research those, then you can compare the paths... (you sure have to take away the impact of Great Leaders/'Free-techs-as-in-civ3-with-philosophy/starting techs?'...

    m
     
  8. vbraun

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    yes www.python.org
     
  9. grumbler

    grumbler Chieftain

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    Thanks, everyone! :)

    True. Fortunately, it will be easy to add tech costs after release. Maybe I'll do it when I get bored of playing Civ4. ;)
    About the other factors: Not so sure how (and if) to do those .... maybe ... maybe not.
     

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