To Stand the Test of Time – Part 1

By | November 14, 2016

Forum user chrissifniotis has published the first article in a series entitled ‘To Stand the Test of Time‘, which will focus on the history of the Civilization series, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Sid Meier’s Civilization.

The first article focuses on the development of Civ I and Civ II, released in 1991 and 1996 respectively.

The article can be viewed here.

Enjoy!

Camikaze

Collapsible Forum Categories

By | November 13, 2016

We have installed an addon that adds the ability to collapse/expand forum categories and widgets on forum home.

This should reduce the amount of scrolling if you don’t look at some of the forum categories. 🙂

Collapsible Forum Home

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Civ Avatars Are Back!

By | November 13, 2016

Avatar GalleryAll Civ avatars are brought back and available for selection in the Avatar Gallery on the forums!

In total there are 945 avatars available.

Note that this feature doesn’t support categories so all the avatars are sorted by file name.

Check them out!

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HTTPS Enabled

By | November 12, 2016

httpsTo make the site more secure, we have installed SSL certificates and enabled HTTPS for both the main site and forums. This ensures all communications between your browser and CivFanatics website are encrypted and cannot be intercepted.

We have also implemented URL re-writes so that visitors who clicked on HTTP links will automatically get redirected to the HTTPS version of the site.

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TurnCast Episode 77: “Agree to Disagree”

By | November 12, 2016
turncast_logoCommon ground. Regular players Daniel “DanQ” Quick, ”Makahlua” and ”UberMarklar” are accompanied by fellow co-operative Civilization Vmultiplayer players in the seventy-seventh episode of TurnCast (TC). Entitled “Agree to Disagree“, its runtime is 09m59s. Snippets include but are not limited to feel bad, crazy talk, forgot it, stopped unexpectedly and funny now.
TurnCast is the third spin-off of the Civ strategy-centric PolyCast on which Quick and Makahlua serve as regular co-hosts; fellow sibling ModCast focusing on Civ modding was the first.

 

DanQ

PolyCast Episode 269 Topics List

By | November 10, 2016

polycast_logoThis Saturday, November 12th, 2016 is to see the twenty-third recording of Civilization strategy podcast PolyCast‘s tenth season. Beginning at 12PM ET North America (timezone converter), Episode 269’s topics list is set as follows:

News

Miscellaneous

  • CivVI Developer Plays Multiplayer [YouTube]
  • CivVI Developer Shows Off “AI Battle Royale” [YouTube | Facebook]
  • ”25 Years of Civilization”: Sid Meier Interviewed [YouTube | Facebook]

Intro/Outro

  • Complete CivVI Soundtrack Publicly Available… Legally [YouTube]

PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production in an ongoing effort to give the Civ community an interactive voice on game strategy; listeners are encouraged to follow the show on Twitter and subscribe to its YouTube channel. Episode topics list is subject to change. Sibling show ModCast focuses on Civ modding, TurnCast on Civ multiplay.

DanQ

“Anno Domini: Rise of Cities” Mod Released for Civ5

By | November 10, 2016

cartimanduariseofcitiesAnno Domini is an ancient era full conversion mod for Civ5. Play as one of over 100 civilizations from the “Old World” from the dawn of time to the early Middle Ages.

The mod includes a unique tech tree, with many new buildings, units and wonders linked to the ancient world. The civilizations come in themed packs, so you can customize who is in the random mix of opponents, and the themes range from “Enemies of Rome” to “Roman Britain”.

Anno Domini incorporates it’s own version of various modcomps, including Piety, Rise to Power, Events and Decisions, Mercenaries and Tomatekh’s historical religions.

If you wish to immerse yourself into a Civ5 ancient world battle, this is the mod to download and play!

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One More Turn Episode 506: “Over Rated”

By | November 9, 2016

omt_logoAssertion leads to manipulation. The sixth episode of dramedy podcast One More Turn‘s (OMT) fifth season is now available. Entitled “Over Rated”, it has a runtime of 08m45s. A story set in the near future, OMT features geeks deal with non-geeky problems. One can follow the show on Twitter and check out its YouTube channel for caption capability.

OMT features the voice talents of Civilization strategy-centric podcast PolyCast regular co-hosts Daniel “DanQ” Quick and Stephanie “Makahlua” among others; Quick is also the show’s writer and creator. Selections of American music and soundtrack composer Kevin MacLeod‘s work is included throughout the series. Episode 507 is scheduled for release on November 16th, 2016.

DanQ