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Civilization II: Scenario Hall of Fame: Top 100 Sci-Fi
By Ginger_Ale at 2009-04-30 19:48


 

Lunar II: v2.0 by John Valdez C2,CiC,FW,MGE 2002; email: JValdezToo@yahoo.com
Anarctica Scenario v2.0 by John Valdez C2,CiC,FW,MGE 2002; email: JValdezToo@yahoo.com

 


Civilization II: Scenario Hall of Fame: Top 100 Fantasy
By Ginger_Ale at 2009-04-30 19:44



--Sorry, no selections for 2002 posted yet.--

DRACULA OF TRANSYLVANIA by Phenix Benton, a.k.a. Exile MGE 2001



Civilization II: Scenario Hall of Fame: Top 100 Historical
By Ginger_Ale at 2009-04-29 18:50



-Sorry, none recorded recorded for 2002 at this time-



Civilization II: Scenario Hall of Fame: Top 100 Story
By Ginger_Ale at 2009-04-25 20:10

My Story

Finally, you should know that I personally reviewed 497 scenarios in 10 months. Needless to say that is quite a feat. I want everyone to know that scenarios lacking a readme file were tossed almost immediately. I simply cannot list an anonymous scenario here because the point is to CREDIT the author’s workmanship. Everyone got a fair shake and I played 246 scenarios "as time permitted" (most of the time four or five games were started in a weekend and I stayed up late Sunday night until 3 or 4 am. I may need to see a psychiatrist for this addiction). Of those scenarios that grabbed my attention, some were already nominated for the Scenario Hall of Fame. SHOF scenarios will only appear in the Scenario Hall of Fame (it goes without saying that these are the most excellent). And yes, sometimes I played them more than once :)


Civilization II: Scenario Hall of Fame: Top 100 Beginning
By Ginger_Ale at 2009-04-25 20:08

In The Beginning

Back in 1996, the crew at Microprose started to notice a number of scenarios popping up on the net that were quite good. They immediately began to assemble a "Best of the Net" pool of scenarios that would later be featured on their CiC, FW and MGE cds (not all versions received a Best of the Net dose of scenarios by the way). In accordance with this tradition, I've decided to continue to post the "Best of the Net" here at Civfanatics, so that others may download them to their own "BestNet" directory. Find out what qualifies as a Top 100 scenario >>here<<.


Civilization II: Scenario Hall of Fame: Top 100 Technical Specifications
By Ginger_Ale at 2009-04-25 20:01

Technical Specifications:

PARAMETERS:

What is a TOP 100 scenario? Essentially, it is a list of scenarios that could be considered complete in just about every aspect of the game or really close to it. A top 100 scenario doesn't stand for any "numeric ranking" but simply means that it is "100 percent" there. This meaning translates to having a special place on my hard drive, and it is allowed to reside there chained to my Civ II folder forever.

A top 100 scenario, then, is one that is worth playing even after you've downloaded 500 megs of scenarios. It means that these scenarios are so good that when you want to play a good scenario, you need not look any further. These scenarios deserve recognition for their outstanding quality. It is my hope that everyone places these scenarios on their hard drive under "TOP100" directory in their scenario folders. This is the only proper place for these scenarios.


Civilization II: Scenario Hall of Fame: Top 100
By Ginger_Ale at 2009-04-23 17:44


Welcome to the TOP 100 SCENARIOS section. You should know that the scenarios included in the TOP 100 are not ranked in any way. In fact, Top 100 isn't even a list of a hundred. The 100 stands for 100%--and that is exactly the grade they get. I personally recommend these scenarios for play because I have tried them I thought their play merited the "Best of the Net." Unlike the SHOF scenarios, I personally select the TOP 100 SCENARIOS. If you have authored or found a scenario NOT listed here that you think is TOP 100 material, send it to me --see requirements for submissions below. Check out the beginning of Top 100 Scenarios.


Civilization II: Scenario Hall of Fame: 2002
By Ginger_Ale at 2009-04-23 17:41

 

WHO IS NEXT?

Obviously, I can't pick everyone myself. There are a lot of players out there that have their own ideas about who should be in this Hall of Fame. We need to work together to make sure that everyone gets a fair shake. Send me your candidates AND state their contribution, reason or justification that qualifies them for the Hall of Fame. Contributions to the hall of fame are always welcomed. Scenarios and Modpacks do not need to be in English to be considered, but emails for nominations have to be. Be advised, I will play their modpack, scenario or creation just because I want to.

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Be sure to send the link to their website if they have one!


Civilization II: Scenario Hall of Fame: 2001
By Ginger_Ale at 2009-04-23 17:38

 

SHAY YATES ROBERTS

Shay Yates Roberts' name is going to go down in history. Roberts does it again with Age of Piracy v2.0- the ultimate pirating scenarios! Three to be exact, and each one engages a challenging venue. Roberts has now shown a diversified ability to travel through time and history calculating both myth and legend into a awesome product of civ play. Originally, nominated by John Valdez, for having created the ultimate Pre-Columbian Modpacks ever conceived, Roberts moves from the best of 2000 to 2001 with ease. Additionally the creations that caught Civfanatics attention in the first place is Roberts past work and masterpiece, Sacrificial Blood, a milestone of creation. Changes to intro slides and now with a new version 2.0 ready for download, you can choose from 4 different Pre-Columbian scenarios to play with the game. The download and install procedures are exceptional with a website that provides outstanding technical and download support.  According to Roberts, "SACRIFICIAL BLOOD is a Civ II Gold modpack unlike anything you have experienced. It contains 57 new technologies, 85 new units, 30 new sounds, 12 pieces of new music, 24 new wonders, and 12 new improvements. You can play solo, or against up to two other opponents." No one has created anything remotely close to either of these scenario packages! Hat's off to Roberts!

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Visit the Sacrificial Blood website at: http://www.shayworld.com/games/sacrificial/mainpage Send your thanks and appreciation to: http://www.shayworld.com/feedbackpage.htm


Civilization II: Scenario Hall of Fame: 2000
By Ginger_Ale at 2009-04-23 17:35

 

JOHN PETROSKI

Nominated by SunTzu of www.civfanatics.com, Petroski has put together ANSTEIG, which is probably one of the best WWII scenarios of all time, including a massive set of files that utilize the benefits of multiple events files. The scenario changes seasons and creates an environment as close to the 2nd World War as possible. Exciting units and sounds make this scenario an absolute treat to game players. If you don't play any other scenario this year, be sure to play this one! Finally, Up the Deadly Boot is another scenario by John that underscores his commitment to unique factors and ways of looking at things. He successfully built a scenario that maps the historical Italian campaign in the second world war with all the enthusiasm of a veteran scenario designer. A remarkable accomplishment and a great scenario.

DOWNLOAD Please show your appreciation and thanks for John Petroski's excellent scenarios via email: Jpski7@aol.com

Civilization II: Scenario Hall of Fame: 1999
By Ginger_Ale at 2009-04-22 17:48

 

EYN

Nominated by John Valdez, Eyn's Scenario: Mafia is one of the most unconventional I've seen. The scenario shows landmark achievement and understanding, especially regarding terrain graphics and the concepts that guide the parameters and limitations of Civ II (it should be noted that most of the UNITS for this scenario were taken from Cameron Hills' scenario: "Ganster").  Eyn's webpage offers a number of scenarios that seek to satisfy the interests of both French and English players. Not only do I highly recommend the website, but also there are a lot of dedicated modpack/scenario authors that could learn a great deal from the website but the ability to read French should be noted. I have to give Eyn one of the highest marks in achievement that the Scenario Hall of Fame can give.

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Visit the Eyn's World website at: http://www.multimania.com/eyn/CIV2.htm  Send your thanks and appreciation to Eyn's guestbook: http://www.multimania.com/eyn/ME.htm


Civilization II: Scenario Hall of Fame: 1998
By Ginger_Ale at 2009-04-22 17:43

 

KEVIN GILBERT

Kevin Gilbert's Website and Star Trek Modpack with several scenarios still reigns supreme even after all this time. Yes, it is true that the graphics are now more improved in many new scenarios, but you must consider that in 1998, it was Kevin's idea and graphics that launched most of the Star Trek scenario craze for Civilization anyway. Also, it is the approach to using the units and the selection of which ones thought to create the Star Trek environment that has set a standard for way many Star Trek scenarios. This contribution as set in motion a wonderful beginning of some of the best scenarios I've ever played. Kevin Gilbert's Star Trek mods, and website are highly recommended!

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Visit Keven Gilbert's Star Trek Civilization website at: http://www.hfl.monroe.edu/KG/Civ/Civ.htm Send your thanks and appreciation to: KEVIN_GILBERT@CCMAIL.MONROE.EDU


Civilization II: Scenario Hall of Fame: 1997
By Ginger_Ale at 2009-04-20 11:54

 

 

HARLAN THOMPSON

Harlan Thompson is being added to this SHOF as a gifted veteran scenario author. I agree with the opinions I've heard in the CF chat and forums that Thompson should have been one of the first added to this hall of fame. Clearly, Thompson has given us a multitude of things to nominate him for including his icons, cities, and units collections which have made life easier for other scenario authors. However, Thompson is honored today for his LORD OF THE RINGS ver.2.0 scenario. It has got to be one of his best and one of the best Fantasy scenarios of all time. I would also like to point out that Thompson has spanned the continuum in scenario creations: The Viking Age v3.1 (ancient), The Mongols: from Ghengis to Kublai Kahn, Timur (medieval), and the famous WWII in China: the Forgotten War, WWII: Pacific Theater, WWII: European Theater (modern). Never have I seen a scenario author span so many different timeperiods with such precision and excellence. I recommend each of these scenarios as well with the anticipation what Thompson might come up with next! 

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Please be sure to give your thanks and appreciation to Harlan Thompson for his work at email: harlant@hawaii.edu


Civilization II: Scenario Hall of Fame: 1996
By Ginger_Ale at 2009-04-19 17:10

 

 

KEVIN GILBERT

Kevin Gilbert's Website and Star Trek Modpack with several scenarios still reigns supreme even after all this time. Yes, it is true that the graphics are now more improved in many new scenarios, but you must consider that in 1998, it was Kevin's idea and graphics that launched most of the Star Trek scenario craze for Civilization anyway. Also, it is the approach to using the units and the selection of which ones thought to create the Star Trek environment that has set a standard for way many Star Trek scenarios. This contribution as set in motion a wonderful beginning of some of the best scenarios I've ever played. Kevin Gilbert's Star Trek mods, and website are highly recommended!

DOWNLOAD

Visit Keven Gilbert's Star Trek Civilization website at:
http://www.hfl.monroe.edu/KG/Civ/Civ.htm Send your thanks and appreciation to: KEVIN_GILBERT@CCMAIL.MONROE.EDU


Civilization II: Scenario Hall of Fame: The Leonardo's Workshop Awards
By Ginger_Ale at 2009-04-19 09:15

 

 

MATT McLEOD

McLeod's Modpack Manager is a godsend. It is the absolute best for managing your modpacks. I cannot recommend this program enough. It has a capability of managing up to 255 modpacks, and can be very helpful to modpack writers when testing modpacks or even creating them for use with Civ 2 versions 1.08 thru 2.42. The fact that this quality program is a freeware is a testament to the impact Civilization gaming has made on everyone.

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Email your thanks and appreciation to:
matt@hna.com.au


 
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