Civilization IV HOF Update Discussion Thread

By | November 26, 2016

minilogo_quattroThe Civilization IV Hall of Fame has been updated. 14 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to A_Turkish_Guy for the highest Firaxis score of the update with a Huge, Marathon, Chieftain, Domination game for 2,895,122 points.

Chaosquo was the most active player during this update, submitting 10 games.

No players were brave enough to take on Deity this update.

A number of players gained a composite table High Score (i.e. Any Condition):
A_Turkish_Guy with a 850 AD, Huge, Marathon, Chieftain, game for 2,895,122 points.

>> Civ IV HOF
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NobleZarkon

ModCast Episode 67: “Newborn Smell”

By | November 26, 2016

modcast_logoRefreshing. The sixty-seventh episode of ModCast is now netcasting. Entitled “Newborn Smell” with a runtime of 48m00s, features regular co-hosts Rob “Rob (R8XFT)” Riley, Jett “TPangolin” and Scott “AlphaShard” Dirk.

The summary of topics is as follows:

01m58s | First Game Impressions
The release of Civilization VI brings about first impressions of the game itself.
14m39s | First Modding Thoughts
The same release leads to first thoughts on the potential scope of the game’s modding.
29m41s | First Wants
Modding and gameplay mesh in consideration of first wants for CivVI.

ModCast is the first spin-off of the Civ strategy-centric PolyCast; fellow sibling TurnCast focuses on Civ multiplay.

DanQ

Shekelesh unit pack available for Civ III

By | November 25, 2016

Register’s Shekelesh unit pack is now available to download to enhance your Civ III ancient era experience!

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The pack includes an archer, horse spearman, oxen cart, spearman and two swordsmen; a perfect combination to use in a mod based on the Ancient World. The Shekelesh were named by the Egyptians as one of the Sea Peoples, and these units will be invaluable to modders interested in creating the perfect ancient invasion scenario and to those creating a specific civilization based on the Shekelesh.

Register credits Kinboat, utahjazz7, CamJH, Plotinus, Micaelus, Steph, and Moeniir for their resources that helped him to create the units. This excellent pack just goes to show that Civ III modding is still thriving and still generating some interesting, good quality and extremely useful mods!

 

Rob

PolyCast Episode 270 Topics List

By | November 24, 2016

polycast_logoThis Saturday, November 26th, 2016 is to see the twenty-fourth recording of Civilization strategy podcast PolyCast‘s tenth season. Beginning at 12PM ET North America (timezone converter), Episode 270’s topics list is set as follows:

News
– 2K Says Pre-Civilization Games Infringe on “Civilization” Trademark (Link 1  | Link 2)
– First Civilization VI Patch Has Arrived (Link 1 | Link 2)

Forum Talk
– Reviewing Civilization VI (Link 1 | Link 2)

Intro/Outro
CivVI City With 2+ Billion People (Link 1Link 2)

CivVI Discount Was Too Good to Be True (Link)

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

One More Turn Episode 508: “In the Know”

By | November 23, 2016

omt_logoFamilial angst gives way to associative strife. The eighth episode of dramedy podcast One More Turn‘s (OMT) fifth season is now available. Entitled “In the Know”, it has a runtime of 08m33s. 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 509 is scheduled for release on November 30th, 2016.

DanQ

Civ4 and Civ3 War Academy Articles Restored

By | November 20, 2016

We are happy to announce that the War Academy articles have been restored for Civilization IV and Civilization III.

In addition, all Civ2 and Civ1 articles are also restored couple weeks back.

Thanks for your patience while we re-link the articles to their proper page hierarchy. This is an ongoing and manual effort.

Thunderfall

PolyCast Episode 269: “That’s Our Number”

By | November 19, 2016

polycast_logoCounted. The two-hundred-and-sixty-ninth episode of PolyCast, “That’s Our Number“, features regular co-hosts Daniel “DanQ” Quick, Stephanie “Makahlua”, Philip “TheMeInTeam” Bellew and ”MadDjinn” with returning guest co-hosts Scott “AlphaShard” Dirk and Jason “MegaBaersFan” Grade. It carries a runtime of 59m59s.

The summary of topics is as follows:

01m18s | News
The number of Civilization VI tops one million and the game’s Mac port has arrived and on the Linux possibility (06m47s); then, CivVI entering the realm of eSports (10m53s) and game developer Firaxis Games plays multiplayer and shows off its Artificial Intelligence as it fights itself (27m02s).
39m13s | Miscellaneous
Sid Meier is interviewed marking 25 years for the Civilization gaming franchise and listening to CivVI‘s all-but-complete soundtrack for free… legally (49m37s).

Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous
Scripting scriptless and ‘back in the day’.

PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production recording live every other Saturday throughout the year, in an ongoing effort to give the Civilization community an interactive voice; sibling show ModCast focuses on Civ modding, TurnCast on Civ multiplay.

DanQ

Faerun for BNW now updated to v15

By | November 18, 2016

FramedArchitect’s Faerun for BNW v15 Beta is now available!

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Faerun is set in the fantasy world of the Forgotten Realms on the European-inspired continent of Faerun and has the following features:

  • Choose from 25 Civilizations reflecting Faerun’s major kingdoms.
  • Load Faerun with any map or map script with any settings.
  • Play on four Faerun Scenario Maps with true start locations.
  • Recruit powerful Heroes, including Bards, Rangers, Druids, Wizards, Assassins and Paladins.
  • Over 50 Spells that can be cast at will by Arcanists, Clerics and Heroes.
  • 10 unit races, including drow, dragons, dwarves, orcs and gnomes, each with special abilities.
  • Follow the path of Good, Neutral, or Evil by choosing an alignment, each with unique strengths and weaknesses.
  • Send your heroes on pilgrimages to Cult Centers to entice up to 15 Deity Pantheons into your cities.
  • Over 100 new buildings and wonders, organized on a new technology tree.
  • 4 new and challenging Victory types: Good, Neutral, Evil and Magic.

Download Faerun, immerse yourself in the Forgotten Realms and let FramedArchitect know your thoughts on his fantastic creation!

Rob