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Latest Patches: Civ4 Warlords v2.08 Patch | Civ4 v1.61 Patch

Civ4 Warlords v2.08 Patch

October 31, 2006

Firaxis has released the v2.08 patch for Civilization IV: Warlords today. This 63.75 MB patch includes numerous bug fixes and changes. You can download the patch here from our downloads database. Additional download mirrors are also listed there.

NOTE: If you have Direct2Drive version of Civ4 Warlords, you need to get the patch from Direct2Drive instead.

Below are the changes and fixes:

Vassal States
No longer possible to receive a request from an AI to declare war on one of his vassals (!)
Vassals can no longer accept one-sided defensive pacts (!)
Fixed happiness from vassal issue
You can now airlift into cities of your vassal
You don’t pay supply costs for units inside your vassal’s borders
Can no longer ask someone to make peace with a vassal. Talk to the master directly.
Vassal AI improvement
When you declare war on a vassal, you also declare war on the master (instead of the master declaring war on you)
Vassal AI no longer makes *all* their gold available for trade.
Vassal AI never refuse to talk to their master
AI better considers war consequences of accepting a vassal
Vassals no longer freed when master forms a permanent alliance
– Fixes the vassal/defensive pact exploit
Master/Vassal AI attitude reflects the implicit defensive pact of a vassal agreement.
Master/Vassal AI no longer give each other negative attitude modifiers for close borders.
Vassal AI does not get upset because of Master’s defensive pacts with third parties.
Vassal cannot own plots within the city radius of his master’s cities unless those plots are closer to his own cities.
If you have a peace treaty in effect with someone, you can no longer declare war on their vassals either.
Adjusted negative AI attitude for having vassals
AI no longer refuses to become a vassal because of “your lands too far” when you are actually neighbors

Great Generals
When a generic Great General is attached to a unit, the unit is no longer given a TXT_KEY name
Great Generals experience threshold scales with the ratio of Great People threshold to unit production rate
(so the threshold is the same at all speeds except Marathon where they require 1.5 time more experience)

Anonymous play: real player names revealed on game end
Fix for anonymous mode not being always anonymous
Fixed some more anonymous play issues
– You can no longer see other player’s names in the staging screen for loading a save
– You no longer see the player ID for “waiting to hear from…”
Fixed selection issue in simultaneous MP for recently-moved units
Now possible to join a Pitboss game where only AI are left
Fixed Pitboss not-ready-to-launch bug
Pitboss no longer crashes when launching as players are joining
Pitboss no longer crashes when large amounts of text are spammed into the chat box
Don’t allow launching the game with players still in the civ selection screen
Fixed MP crash when player is eliminated with the trade screen up and performs a trade
Switched to new GameSpy SDK
No autosaves generated for PBEM
Innocent units are no longer penalized when another unit moves near the end of the turn timer and stays selected
Added “logging enabled” warning for MP
LAN: No longer possible to spam the network with game refresh requests

Fixed non-shader version of Mehmed
if too many individual plots need globe rendering, redraw entire globe texture for performance
Hooked up modern harbor graphic
Fixed issue where combat zoom did not happen after you just clicked “yes” on the popup to declare war.
Possible fix for grid crash. Test by playing at medium or low graphics level.
Kublai / Qin swap
High resolution terrain option has no effect when graphics settings are not at the highest level

Combat odds greater than 99.9% are displayed as such (not rounded to 100%)
Combat odds less than 0.1% are displayed as such (not rounded to 0%)
Active resource deals (1 of X) display the correct number for X
Diplomacy screen: leader attitude once again shown at the top
Regenerating the map resets the statistics in the Info screen
Plot indicator rotation no longer gives away your location on the map (north-south hemisphere)
Fixed Python exception in plotlist mouseover help
Fixed watermill and workshop tooltip
Mission queue is no longer cleared after the selection group has used up all its movement from a previous mission
Fixed cursor location for windowed maximized mode.
Rally points now work with autopromote
Canceling a deal in the diplomacy advisor no longer affects the state of any existing diplomacy screen
Fixed erroneous score display in city screen for games with over 20 number of players
Foreign advisor: leaderheads no longer cut off when tech or resource trading not possible
Great Person city bar mouseover shows turns left
Your cities can now have the same name as an existing city of another civ (to prevent renaming to expose your AI opponents)
Civ name appears after city names when captured and when Great People are born
(to avoid confusion now that duplicate names are allowed)
City selection: Shift-clicking on a selected city de-selects it, just as it works for unit selection
Fixed sorting bug in Domestic advisor
Improved performance for large selection groups
Fixed F6 screen update issue for PBEM
Fixed civilopedia display for buidings that give raw food/production/commerce/gold/science
No more warnings for animals at your borders
No more ‘&’ allowed in player and city names (special character)
Globeview unit indicator and help text show up correctly for plots with more than one unit
Correct unit mouseover for collateral damage protection
Correctly updating yield symbols after plot ownership change
Workers given orders after they have moved wake up when in danger

Fixed SAM noise issue
Fixed a sound bug
Added audio to enemy unit warnings
Stalin gets Peter’s diplo music, not Catherine’s
Fixed audio crash on reload
Diplomacy music was slightly too loud for new leaders

AI no longer chooses state religion civics if it has no religion
City governor no longer overly starves a city when there is not enough food
Fixed a couple more issues with the city governor
AI no longer dumps their entire nuclear arsenal on the barbarians
Fixed bug where AI would sometimes accept trades for your worthless maps
AI builds bunkers more urgently
AI city placement improvement as per Blake
Improved AI use of ’emphasize’ buttons as per Blake
Pop-rush and draft AI improvement as per Blake
Worker AI improvement as per Blake
Improved civics AI as per Blake
Tweaked AI building priorities as per Blake
Fixed AI accidental war declaration (crash into submarine)
AI no longer offers non-peace deals when at war

Increased trebuchet cost to 80
Quarries give +1 shield with railroads
Expansive gets +50% production for workers, and just +2 health
Navigation II requires Flanking
Leadership gives double experience points
Stables obsolete with Rocketry (when mounted units upgrade to Gunships)
Siege units no longer defend after other less powerful units in a stack
When gifting a unit to a charismatic leader, an experience adjustment occurs.
(Prevents exploits of gifting units to a charismatic teammate just for them to promote and return them)
Removed balanced resource option from Mirror mapscript
Creative gets cheap Libraries
Organized gets cheap Factories
Jaguar gets Woodsman promotion instead of 25% jungle defense
Bureaucracy: High upkeep
Representation: +3 Happy in largest cities
Civil Service requires Mathematics
Pyramids cost 500
Colosseum and Odeon cost 80
Masonry has higher religious weight
Mall: +20% gold
Guerilla3 gives +30% withdrawal in addition to hills attack bonus
Walls give 25% protection to bombardment (so they are relevant even in high-culture cities)
Castle gives 25% protection to bombardment
Spanish Citadel gives +5XP to siege
Heroic Epic available with a level 4 unit
Shrines immune to nukes
Gallic Warrior can also be built with Copper
Military Academy: +50% production for military units
Military Academy requires Education
Military Academy gives 3 culture
Oracle, Stonehenge, Great Wall no longer available in Classical starts
Great Wall gives just 1 Great Person point per turn
Temple of Artemis: reduced cost to 350
Barbarians can have Spearmen

Misc bug fixes
Fixed first strike chance bug
Enemy spies no longer visible from GlobeView!
Barbarians can no longer build any of the Wonders
Fixed potential crash
Old .Civ4WorldBuilderSave files are recognized and loaded
Can’t gift a unit if the recipient is over the limit (missionaries, spies)
Units cannot jump into enemy territory when expelled
When you lose a Wonder race and you have a Settler/Worker queued up next in that city, you no longer get food counted both in the food and production boxes.
Fixed crash with flip of city that contained troops loaded into a transport.
Fixed several other potential crashed of the same type.
Fixed crash bug
Fixed bug with research overflow
Fixed load unit into transport crash
Fixed selection group cycling crash
Can’t capture Greek Odeon (gives culture)
Raised Worldbuilder culture limit from 1000 to 100000000
No longer possible to bombard a city with zero defensive modifier
Fixed back to main menu crash
Great People type no longer changes during anarchy
Game no longer freezes when you try to retire after ending your turn in PBEM/Hotseat

Fixed Stonehenge strategy text
Updated credits
Fixed typo in Hannibal civilopedia entry
Fixed inaccuracy in Great General civilopedia entry
Fixed Pavilion spelling
Updated Celtic city list
Fixed Louis diplomacy text bug
Egypt civilopedia text fix
French Tank: Char -> Char d’assaut

Updated PythonHelp feature
exposed getCurrentEra to Python
Added some missing python auto-doc information
Added Python override to prevent razing of a city
Leaders with no favorite civic appear in civilopedia
Projects defined in WorldBuilder saves now work properly

Genghis Khan Scenario
Removed Pinch promotion

Chinese Unification Scenario
Can now build Galleys in all ‘river’ coastal cities
Imperialist Trait now grants 50% Settler production bonus as expected

Alexander the Great Scenario
Reset Variables at the beginning of the game; fixes the 2 Alexander if the scenerio is restarted.
Only available for single-player games

Peloponnesian War Scenario
Non-english text fix for Peloponnesian War

Vikings Scenario
fixed bug where Red marking circles did not show up after loading a save

Omens Scenario
Player can no longer gift Missionaries to the AI to convert them to their religion and win easily

Civ4 v1.61 Patch

April 13, 2006

The long-awaited patch for Civ4 (v1.61) has finally been released. The patch includes a variety of changes, fixes, and additions such as new map scripts, scenarios, and unit changes. Its size is 45.7MB and can be downloaded through the Game’s main menu screen (Advanced > Check for Updates), by going to Civ4’s official site, or from the downloads database at CivFanatics.

NOTE: If you have Direct2Drive version of Civ4, you need to get the patch from Direct2Drive instead.

Below are the changes and fixes:

* randomized processing order when multiple players try to move on the same turn slice
* only the host can set the admin password
* Horseback Riding now a classical tech
* Kremlin now gives -33% hurry production cost
* can’t airlift from foreign cities
* expanded subject for PitBoss e-mail
* lightened the color of some civs’ text
* mp retire fix
* less hammers from chops the farther away from a city
* reduced hammer yield from forest chops to 20…
* Mathematics increases forest chop yields by +50%
* SDI cannot be built before the Manhattan Project.
* increased SDI cost
* marines and SAM Infantry now upgrade to Mech Infantry
* better AI-to-human diplo in team games
* no more diplo penalty for helping to end wars
* city production popups stay on city when entering/exiting
* can now set units to Sleep and Intercept in wbs
* Continents map script now produces large continents
* game options and victory conditions now saved in ini file
* invalid buildings now removed from city queues
* Free Trade: Medium Upkeep
* State Property: Low Upkeep
* Representation: +2 happy in X biggest cities.
* Hereditary Rule: Low Upkeep.
* Representation: Medium Upkeep.
* Slaver: Low Upkeep
* Nationhood: No Upkeep
* firepower is now average of curr and max strength
* Gunships now move faster over rails
* No Cheating option renamed to Lock Modified Assets
* city management no longer uses “forced” specialist states when not automated
* Expansive: +3 Health
* Financial: No longer give production bonus for Banks
* Prompt for admin password when loading a game containing one in LAN, Internet, or Pitboss play
* Don’t allow players to play non-playable civs in Pitboss
* Do not display SP only mods in Pitboss
* Allow hotseat/PBEM scenario host to select which civ s/he will play
* Force non-playable civs to be AI in Hotseat/PBEM games
* Allowing for AI slots in player defined scenarios for Hot Seat, PBEM, and Pitboss games
* Do not display duplicate buddy request popups from the same guy
* Peer address handling improvements
* Number keys perform leaderhead actions on Civilopedia leader screen.
* Custom game SP screen remembers difficulty level last played
* Reduced rounding error for population and land victory condition test
* Loading a multiplayer game as a PBEM/hotseat converts it to non-simultaneous turns
* When the city names of your civ are all taken, choose a default name from a random civ
* Timelines more uniform across game speeds
* Military Advisor shows Barbarians
* Tech chooser screen now observes CvGameInterface.cannotResearch() and shows the tech in a red pane if the function returns true
* Fixed American Revolution scenario to work with Pitboss
* PBEM password reminder popup no longer disappears when the game starts
* Wonder description on Wonder Movie screen more legible
* Top Civs screen no longer appears in online multiplayer
* Civilopedia main page sorted in columns rather than in rows
* Pressing escape when selecting goto points now cancels the goto waypoints
* Military advisor now works like foreign advisor: clicking on leader buttons clears previous leader selections unless you hold down the shift key.
* Teams in multiplayer once again share all the players’ starting techs, not just the last player’s
* Great person point generation from Wonders continues after Wonder has become obsolete
* quicksave doesn’t prompt for overwrite

* exploit fix that allowed multiple players to extract the same gold/resources from the AI…
* Don’t set localhost address as public addr for peers on same computer
* fixed gunships capturing cities bug
* game doesn’t end on ties
* fixed mp UN voting bug
* Leaderheads on a radeon 9000 64mb – fix for strange skin shading
* Fixed crash that happened when a spy sabotaged an improvement outside cultural borders
* The full mod path is no longer stored in the save when the mod is installed under the user folder
* Double-clicking on a save of a mod now loads the proper DLL
* fixed Out-of-Sync from exiting to main menu
* fixed anarchy/specialist resetting bug
* fixed bug where environmentalism doesn’t affect new cities
* fix for missing head mission crash
* fixed stack attack bug with groups of units with more than one move
* fixed premature end-turn unit cycle bug
* fixed State Porperty cumulative effect in team game
* fixed plot list button scrolling for multiple resolutions
* fixed some AI attitude issues for team games
* Strip chat messages of color tags before displaying in Pitboss
* Fixed logic bug that determines the number of open slots in a Pitboss game
* Improving how the host determines if the game is full – number of connections rather than number of players – before, the host wasn’t considering joining players when determining if the game was full
* Set status to CLOSED when a computer player dies in the game
* The full mod path is no longer stored in the save when the mod is installed under the user folder
* Load proper DLL when a mod is specified in the ini file
* fix for tech chooser showing known techs as unknown
* Clear map data (like latitudes) when you exit to main menu
* Fixed error in combat calculations when a zero-strength unit was involved
* Fixed bug in Info screen “rival worst” calculation
* End of game sequence plays correctly for hotseat/pbem
* Diplomacy screen no longer allows end-turn events to go through
* Diplomacy screen gold popups respond to ESCAPE and RETURN
* Right-click select-all no longer causes large stacks to slide off the screen
* No longer possible to attempt to take over unplayable civs in multiplayer scenarios
* Fixed PBEM infinite movement exploit
* Fixed rush production per population for game speeds other than normal
* GNP graph is now consistent with demographics table
* Fix Gunship being almost invisibile in Frozen mode
* fix mod name in progress bar
* New DX9 code takes screenshot without requiring lockable back buffer
* Fixed the vertically launching torpedo for the submarine unit
* Movie playback optimized
* Significant reduction in video and system memory usage
* Fixed some memory leaks
* Fixed crashes with modified SDK
* Fixed XML failures with non-default locale
* Many translation fixes
* Memory related crash fixes
* Fixed diplomacy crash fix (when expanding an empty tree control with space bar)
* Internet lobby -> LAN fix
* fixed pedia and menu buttons disappearing after leaving tech chooser
* PitBoss no longer crashes on victory
* can no longer see number of units in darkened tiles by moving the flag
* No more Archers holding all their weapons and Workers holding all their tools
* No more fog of war missing from the southern ice and from trees/jungle on the dateline
* Pushing “go back” while joining a mp game, no longer causes background music to disappear
* Wonder movie effect and zoom no longer happens when you have disabled Wonder movies
* City billboards no longer choke on text formatting
* Many tutorial issues fixed…
* Fixed checksum folder order difference between NTFS and FAT32 filesystems
* Many worldbuilder issues fixed…
* Fix: Black eye shadows
* Fix: Some leaderheads appear to have white eyes when the low-res textures option is on
* fixing crack in huge globe view maps
* fixes the problem where animals were not animating in the fog
* Prevent Terrain crash when reloading EarthMap twice
* fixed crash on too quick quickload
* fixed city yields being revealed in FOW
* fixed ability to see cities in FOW via defense modifiers
* ICBM no longer flips upside-down when fortified/awaken
* Fix for combat bug across a map seam

* PitBossSleep ini setting
* unit cycling optimization
* Africa, Europe, East Asia, Eastern U.S., and South America maps
* Fantasy_Realm, Fractal, and Shuffle map scripts
* unit health bar for plot list buttons
* Require Complete Kills game option
* No Movies is now a graphical option (instead of an ini option)
* Warn all users when a player with a different version of files joins the game
* Display a popup warning the host when a joining player has different versions of XML/Python files so he can make sure this guy can be trusted
* Indicate which players have an active turn in the Pitboss admin screen
* Synch Logging now an .ini option
* Able to load mods from the Pitboss
* Hotseat and PBEM scenarios
* Display name of peer you are contacting in join screen if available
* Saving DirectIP join address
* Added culture rate popup help to culture bar in city screen
* Added Admin password field in PBEM/Hotseat staging screens
* Added HideMovieBackground ini option for further movie speedup
* Added HideOutOfVRamWarning ini option
* Exposed many more functions to Python
* Hooked up modern whaling boats
* support for movies in customAssets folder

Troubleshooting Connectivity
If you are encountering problems when connecting to multiplayer games over the internet, chances are strong that you are not the cause of the problem. It is likely that players running firewall software that rejects incoming connection attempts may have already joined the game. Since these players do not have their firewall configured correctly, their computers are rejecting your attempt to connect. Therefore, it is vital that all players who wish to play multiplayer games ensure that their firewall is set up to allow Civilization IV to construct the necessary peer-to-peer network.

If you are running firewall software, please verify that Sid Meier’s Civilization 4 is listed on the “Exception List” of your firewall, and that incoming messages will be accepted for this process. If your firewall software does not offer an exception list, please open port 2056 for UDP traffic on your firewall. This will allow the required traffic through.

Although Civilization IV contains logic to negotiate around many firewalls and NAT devices (routers), it can run into trouble under certain circumstances. The solution Civilization IV employs works with a vast majority of routers, but does not work with all brands. Very old models may have more problems than newer ones. Additionally, Civilization IV will have problems negotiating through 2 levels of network address translation (ie. a router behind a router). Also, negotiation may fail if you or an existing peer is running the game on a very large and busy LAN.

Previous Patches
Earlier patches for Civ4 included versions 1.09 and 1.52. However, you only need the latest patch, as it contains all of the previous patches’ changes.