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Civ2 related news items

From Firaxis: Happy Birthday, Sid Meier!

By | February 24, 2022

As it was promised 2 weeks ago, the Civilization Twitter account has made a video with all the best birthday wishes for Sid. You can find this video here on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CivGame/status/1496915329984843814 Happy Birthday, Sid Meier! 🥳🎂 Enjoy this special message from the best fans in gaming. pic.twitter.com/K9OswLKKV7— Sid Meier’s Civilization (@CivGame) February 24, 2022 Discuss this video… Read More »

ShackNews Hall Of Fame 2021, including Sid Meier and Civilization

By | February 4, 2022

Shacknews has published their 2021 Hall of Fame, which includes games, companies, and also people. One of the most important ones, obviously, Sid Meier! https://www.shacknews.com/article/128105/shacknews-hall-of-fame?page=8#detail-view“Millions of players know Sid Meier as the father of the Sid Meier’s Civilization series of turn-based strategy games. That only makes sense: His name is in the title. But Meier started on a… Read More »

Civilization’s 30th birthday: Blake’s Civ2 mod preservation project

By | December 21, 2021

And we’re still going strong on celebrating Civ’s past! Especially our user Blake00 has been extremely active, and has undertaken a massive project: He’s hunting through the net, our threads, and everywhere else possible to preserve all the great Civ2 mods, and make them available again. He has already uploaded more than 200 Civ2 mods from all the… Read More »

Marvel at Tomasz Zych’s Civ2 unit drawings!

By | October 28, 2021

Thomasz Zych, or Titos2k on Twitter https://twitter.com/titos2k , has drawn all the Civ2 units in a very nice style. He has uploaded them to his website, https://rysownik.com/illustration/civilization-2-units/ , and you can find a high-res version of the drawings also here https://rysownik.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/fullset-2.png . He has also published an article on medium about his experience drawing these units. Read it… Read More »

PolyCast 392: The Good Old Days

By | October 18, 2021

The three hundred-and-ninety-second episode of PolyCast, “The Good Old Days“ is now available for streaming on polycast.civfanatics.com. This episode features regular co-hosts CanusAlbinus, Stephanie “Makahlua”, Phil “TheMeInTeam”, and Jason “MegaBearsFan”. Topics for this episode include: News– 00h02m00s | Firaxis’s 30 Year Anniversary Video– 00h03m38s | The New Yorker Review of Sid Meier’s Memoirs! Forum Talk– 00h11m01s | Unpopular… Read More »

Official from Firaxis: It’s Civilization’s Big 30-Year Celebration!

By | September 30, 2021

Firaxis has announced today that they’re officially starting the party for Civ’s 30th birthday. Besides the above video, they also have an address from Sid Meier himself written down. Read the official announcement here: https://civilization.com/fr-FR/news/entries/it-s-civilization-s-big-30-year-celebration/ Discuss it in our forum here: https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/official-from-firaxis-it%E2%80%99s-civilizations-big-30-year-celebration.673485/

30 years Civ – all the little things you didn’t know

By | September 30, 2021

So much time has passed, since the “birth” of Civ. Many people know the game, and all the details about its mechanics. But do you know about all the small things and little jokes, created by Firaxis or the community? You haven’t seen CivAnon, the Civ4 throne room, or about Elvis? No? Have a read here: https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/30-years-civ-all-the-little-things-you-didnt-know.673477/ And… Read More »

PCGamesN: A Civilization 6 modder has brought back upgradeable throne rooms and palaces

By | September 27, 2021

The veterans here at CivFanatics will remember Civ2 and Civ3: Civ2 had a throne room, which you could upgrade and make more fancy whenever your had a we-love-the-X day in one of your cities. Civ3 did something similar with a palace. Both features were nice to look at, but did not affect the gameplay at all, and were… Read More »