I can confirm that Gedemon. I actually though I remembered wrong but today i fired up a couple of games, on giant, with several civs close to CS´s and yes, your suspicion is right. Furthermore I belive the starting location for Paris, Delhi, Thebes, Sukothai could be better. Thebes is now placed where roughly Abydos was. Should be placed 1 tile east and then 1 tile south east. Thebes is located south of the Nile. Delhi should be oe tile more north, atleast. Sukothai atleast one tile south, but i would rather place it along the coast (Bangkok has a seaport although its up-river a little distance) I know Sukothai is not Bangkok but was located some 2 hrs drive north of central Bangkok. My suggested move of Paris is debatable but its more for balance reasons I suggest it be moved one tile south. If u need any help with tideous map changes I can do it for u. Did a lot of modding for CiV II but lost interest with III, started again with IV but TotalWar took all my time. Just let me know.