PolyCast 400: All’s Fair In Love and Civilization

By | August 15, 2022
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The four-hundredth episode of PolyCast, “All’s Fair In Love and Civilization“ is now available for streaming on https://thepolycast.net. This episode features regular co-hosts CanusAlbinus, Stephanie “Makahlua”, Phil “TheMeInTeam”, and Jason “MegaBearsFan”. Topics for this episode include:

Community

00h01m55s | PolyCast’s 400th Show Retrospective

News

00h29m01s | Soren Johnson Talks About Diplomacy in Civilization III 

Forum Talk

00h41m03s | Is Civilization VI Worth Playing in 2022?
00h46m40s | Is Civilization V Worth Playing in 2022?
01h00m48s | Is Civilization: Beyond Earth Worth Playing in 2022?

NOTE: This Episode was recorded on April 23, 2022.

Discussion Thread: https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/polycast-400-alls-fair-in-love-and-civilization.678471/

Thank you for coming along with us for these 16 years and 400 episodes!

PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production recording live every other Saturday at 12 Noon US Eastern Time throughout the year, in an ongoing effort to give the Civilization community an interactive voice.

Podcast on Meena Shamaly singing for Old World

By | August 13, 2022

The singer Meena Shamaly sang for some of Christopher Tin’s songs in Old World (e.g. the one linked above).
He got interviewed by the podcast Level With Emily Resse, and talked about his singing and work as consultant for Arabic music in Old World.

For the podcast please click here.
You can also find Meena Shamaly on Twitter here.

PolyCast 399: We Play Other Games, Too

By | August 12, 2022
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The three hundred-and-ninety-ninth episode of PolyCast, “We Play Other Games, Too“ is now available for streaming on polycast.civfanatics.com. This episode features regular co-hosts CanusAlbinus, Stephanie “Makahlua”, and Jason “MegaBearsFan”. Topics for this episode include:

News
00h02m11s | Always Online Vulnerability: The Dark Souls Remote Execution Exploit and Civilization
00h08m38s | Civilization IV Listed in The Games That Made Us Column.
00h22m26s | Civilization V Listed as One of the Best Strategy Games On PC.

Forum Talk
00h43m24s | Strategic Resources: Analysis for Civ 6 and Future for Civ 7

Discussion Thread: https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/polycast-399-we-play-other-games-too.678427/


NOTE: This Episode was recorded on April 9, 2022.

PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production recording live every other Saturday at 12 Noon US Eastern Time throughout the year, in an ongoing effort to give the Civilization community an interactive voice.

Play Unciv: A free Civ5 implementation for your phone (also desktop)

By | August 10, 2022

I know, we have Civ6 available on various consoles, and with FreeCiv and FreeCol there are also the old Civ games for you to play for free.

But what about if you want to have a chilled game of Civ5 somewhere?

If you didn’t know, you can also do that with UnCiv!

UnCiv is a free and open source implementation of Civ5. UnCiv incorporates all the basic Civ5 mechanisms, including from the first addon. Because this game is also aimed at mobile devices, it doesn’t have any of the 3D graphics, but only 2D. But that is something we Civ fans can live with, as long as we can get our fix everywhere ;). UnCiv does also run on the desktop though (even on Linux), and works overall pretty fine there too. The AI is competent enough to steamroll you, if you don’t pay attention to your empire.

You think this sounds good? Give it a try!

Discuss UnCiv in our forum here.

Play the new Civ4 “Game Of The Month” #240

By | August 8, 2022

And we continue to give you entertainment which doesn’t require you to go into the heat! In this “Game Of The Month” you play as King Arthur (with the traits of Julius Cesar) of England on a standard size map of Great Britain on Noble level. You have until September 6 to create Great Britain.

For all details, please see here: https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/news-botm-240-king-arthur-noble-starts-august-1-2022.678123/

PolyCast 398: Scouts Don’t Count as Military

By | August 8, 2022
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The three hundred-and-ninety-eighth episode of PolyCast, “Scouts Don’t Count as Military“ is now available for streaming on thepolycast.net. This episode features regular co-hosts CanusAlbinus, Stephanie “Makahlua”, Phil “TheMeInTeam”, and Jason “MegaBearsFan”. Topics for this episode include:

News
00h02m11s | The 2K Launcher Updates Again and Disappoints Everyone
00h09m41s | Civilization VI Works on Steam Deck?
00h16m26s | 6 “New” Ways to Play Civilization VI

Forum Talk
00h31m59s | A Video of Civilization V Reminds Us of Everything We Hate About Multiplayer
00h37m07s | MegaBearsFan’s Top 10 Bad Ideas in Civilization VI; Associated Blog Post

NOTE: This Episode was recorded on March 12, 2022.

PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production recording live every other Saturday at 12 Noon US Eastern Time throughout the year, in an ongoing effort to give the Civilization community an interactive voice.

Vote for Sid Meier’s Civilization I and II to be added to GoG

By | August 6, 2022

As a civ-fanatic you might, like us, live a bit in constant pain, because you simply cannot buy Civ1 and Civ2 anymore :(. The reasons are probably complicated, and related to a not-so-easy licensing situation after Microprose was bought. But as you know, you can buy Colonization on GOG, so it must be possible. If just Firaxis and 2K knew that we really wanted these two games, then they could probably do it.

One of our moderators, blake, has therefore organized a vote two get both games onto GOG. Show us, Firaxis, 2K and GOG that these games are still worth playing, and vote that they should be added. With some luck, in the future we might be able to play again those two games.

Discuss with us this effort here: https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/vote-for-sid-meiers-civilization-i-and-ii-mge-test-of-time-to-be-added-to-gog.675300/