http://www.sendmefile.com/00428580 I dun get it. This is most strange. The file C:\Program Files\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Civilization 4\Assets\Art\interface\symbols\ Vertical_Symbols.dds deals with the food-hammers-gold on the map. So I tried to change the food to lightning bolts, and to do so I just covered the 2 bread, 3 bread and 4 bread symbols in white, and then used an alpha map, hoping to "bleed" through the lightning bolts, with a white glow. But what I got was totally unexpected. The bolts came in as expected, but the hammers and gold, if they were on a tile with 2, 3 or 4 food, also came through as white!! the link is to download a zip containing this file. Here is what I got: Here is a look at what I was hoping for in PSP 9, the red shows areas that will be revealed due to the alpha channel the gold and hammers... WHA!? Why are they using the color map that the food is supposed to be using (the white area) there is another section that deals with these icons, C:\Program Files\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Civilization 4\Assets\Art\interface\symbols\commerce, or ..\food, or ..\production, but I haven't done anything with those. I am dumbfounded. Any ideas?