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ZOOM to City

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by scrplayr99, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. scrplayr99

    scrplayr99 Chieftain

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    I know in Civ 3 you could get a close up view of your city and everything that is built in it(wonders, barracks, etc). I was wondering if you could do the same in civ 4. I haven't found a way yet and i'm too lazy to read the manual, so if someone knows can you tell me please.

    Thanks
     
  2. Columbkille

    Columbkille Chieftain

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    Double click the name of the city and you should be brought to the overview of it all.
     
  3. retro V

    retro V Prince

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    Think he means the cut and paste drawing of the town where anything you build is pasted onto a basic picture that progresses as the town does.

    In which case, no , there isn't. But to a certain extent, that's what happens on the main world view. Certain wonders are added in 3D to your city, lighthouses appear on the coast, colloseums are visible next to the city, etc.
     
  4. T.A JONES

    T.A JONES Deity

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    I really wish they brough back the city view screen. It be cool to see a city get packed with tons of more buildings like a casino and amusment park etc..I always tried to fill my screen up as much as possible. Imagine a game with twice the building to add mybe even scroll from side to side and up and down, to enjoy them all in their distict ages (watch them evolve). Also the terrain was always well reflected in the backround of the 'City view'. If you were on a plains tile adjacent a mountain, or a river tile, you saw that feature in the backround of your city. Ahh memories

    Even better have a flic file for the improvments to add lil animations just the same as unitsonly its a casino that sign lights up or a wonder that has a water fall splash down.
    Having a option that limits the amount of animations that run at one time would prevent things from looking to busy

    This would add a great modding aspect and improve the 'builders' game tremdously!! really it would be a huge plus for players who like to build everything, Just think how much cooler Wonders would be if you could watch them glisten in the sun or see a little bird swoop onto its roof. :mischief:

    Also with the look of citys on the actual map, I never like the big polygon look of improvments in Civ4
    Civ3 had a good way of showing the citys on the map. Using five unique culture 'looks', they changed 4 times each as they changed eras. then they had 3 differant sizes as they got bigger.

    On this second kind of city view ( city icon ) I wish they revert back to the Civ3 style but expand the things I underlined , add more of everything so its alway evolving and more interesting. more cultures 'looks', how about a icon going one bigger and one extra tiny size,( so your city always looks to be growing) A second "look" for each era so each citys not a dupilicate, (of two sets for every culture 'look', and city size 'look", that is :)


    Ya imagine they concentrated there memory storage and RnD in that direction,... Dam, the way it could a been!,
     
  5. AriochIV

    AriochIV Colonial Ninja

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    The city view is on the strategic map. If you zoom in far enough, you can see every building in your city,
     
  6. sand

    sand under the sun

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    enable flying camera in the CIV4 files and zoom all you like.
     
  7. moggydave

    moggydave Warlord

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    The Civ3 city view was awful IMO, every town looked very sparse and silly really.

    The Civ4 way of looking by zooming on the world view is better but comprimised by the fact that their are no regional city skins anymore (well there are in Warlords but they've been done very lazily). Also, you still see ancient/classical age barracks and colloseums in the modern age (colloseums should become stadiums, colloseum should be a national wonder)
     

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