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Postby Coppermine » Mon Dec 05, 2005 3:15 pm

Amazinz wrote:Yeah Civ4 is a RAM whore. :-D


It sure is... I shut down everything before I play, including my anti-virus and spysweeper software... it still lags. I'm buying new ram this week.

Damn you Sid Meier for making me spend more money!!!!
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Re: Civilization IV

Postby bleach168 » Mon Dec 05, 2005 6:39 pm

Yoda wrote:I picked up a copy yesterday... Played it for 2 hours but it seems so complex compared to Civ 2... Never played Civ 3 BTW.


Make sure you play the tutorial.

Understand these 3 things, and you will think the game is super easy,

1. Culture.
2. Religion.
3. Combat.

One hint I will give you is DO NOT build too many cities at the start. 5-6 cities is plenty. I know this is counter-intuitive for a Civ 2 player, but you get heavy maintenance penalties for having too many cities (stupid, imo).
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Postby Jivedude » Mon Dec 05, 2005 7:27 pm

It's a pretty good game. Definitely much better than Civ III. I didn't really care for that version. I noticed in Civ IV that you can get other civs to give you all their cities sometimes. Just start a war with them. Then offer a peace treaty, select all their cities, $$$, and whatever else you want and click "What is the price for peace?". They will offer you the deal you selected so you just accept and get all their cities, excluding the Capital of course. Sometimes though you can only get some of their cities.
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Re: Civilization IV

Postby Yoda » Mon Dec 05, 2005 7:58 pm

bleach168 wrote:
Yoda wrote:I picked up a copy yesterday... Played it for 2 hours but it seems so complex compared to Civ 2... Never played Civ 3 BTW.


Make sure you play the tutorial.

Understand these 3 things, and you will think the game is super easy,

1. Culture.
2. Religion.
3. Combat.

One hint I will give you is DO NOT build too many cities at the start. 5-6 cities is plenty. I know this is counter-intuitive for a Civ 2 player, but you get heavy maintenance penalties for having too many cities (stupid, imo).


Doh... Maybe I should start with the tutorial... My friend was emphasizing culture to me and how important it was... New concept to me.

Real estate investment is my profession so all I want to do is accumulate land. So naturally my instinct is to build cities and lots of them. I'll keep that in mind.
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Postby JTWood » Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:43 pm

I'm a lifelong Civ addict. I've been reading about this game for a while, but I probably shouldn't be. I have to wait for the Mac port.

:-/

Hope it's good! ;-D
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Postby JTWood » Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:46 pm

Jivedude wrote:It's a pretty good game. Definitely much better than Civ III. I didn't really care for that version.

Yeah, wayyyy too much corruption.

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Postby Amazinz » Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:49 pm

By the time the 2nd expansion had come out they had corruption balanced pretty well IMO.
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Postby JTWood » Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:52 pm

Amazinz wrote:By the time the 2nd expansion had come out they had corruption balanced pretty well IMO.

No expansions for the Mac version.

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Postby Amazinz » Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:54 pm

Oh that sucks. :-/
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:59 pm

I heard this game has huge crash and memory problems.
http://www.joystiq.com/entry/1234000440069901/

Frickin memory hog. Otherwise, its a really good game.
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