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trireme troubles

Discussion in 'Civ2 - General Discussions' started by ceaserhall, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. ceaserhall

    ceaserhall Chieftain

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    Now I know triremes are flimsy things and easy to founder, but how about losing one while in port? In my case, the trireme was in port in a city built on a one square island. My guess is that once a city is built, the square with the city is no longer considered 'land' by the game.

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  2. sloweddie54

    sloweddie54 Chieftain

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    i feel you are off base here -- a square is of course still considered land if it is solid below
     
  3. ceaserhall

    ceaserhall Chieftain

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    perhaps, and my trireme was fine beside the single square before the city was built, but then foundered when 'in port' within the city.

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  4. Ali Ardavan

    Ali Ardavan Mathematician Moderator Civ2 GOTM Staff

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    That is a known unfortunate bug. If you have turns left and fortify the trireme inside the 1-tile city then it would not sink.
     
  5. Mercator

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    It happens because Civ2 is a little simplistic... Triremes must end their turn on a square adjacent to land, remember? Being on a land square doesn't change that. A one-tile island isn't adjacent to land.
     
  6. ElephantU

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    Happened to me once too. The "next-to" issue trumps the "in city" status. Bummer for those one-tile islands. If you park your trireme "next-to" the city it will float (it sees the land under the city). Maybe the island is Krakatoa with a giant sinkhole in the middle of the harbor...
     
  7. ceaserhall

    ceaserhall Chieftain

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    It's my Greek city of Megara. Perhaps I should rename it Thera. (chuckles)

    Thanks everyone for the discussion and info.

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  8. ElephantU

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    How about Pompeii? Whoops, that's already Roman...
     
  9. Ace

    Ace Emperor

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    Atlantis...?
     
  10. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    Thera (the real island) = Atlantis (the mythical island)
     
  11. ElephantU

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    Atlantis sank; here it's the Triremes that are sinking...
     
  12. malicious bloke

    malicious bloke Warlord

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    The point is nobody's really sure. It is a gorgeous place to visit though, even though they put all the interesting bits on the top of mountains
     

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