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 Post subject: Re: Civilization III Complete FREE
PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:00 am 
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I will stick to Civ4 until they give that one away for free.

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 Post subject: Re: Civilization III Complete FREE
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:41 pm 
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How's that for an opener, my Civ 5 games are normally modded to go no further then Classical, lovely battling for 500 turns with swords and bows.

Normally play the Aztec, this is good and bad. The good is the Jaguar warrior, he's a hopped up warrior w/traits that carry over thru upgrading, the bad is he needs Iron to upgrade and it's seldom anywhere near his territory. But the bowmen are better at killing, two or three bows plus a jaguar make short work of even the heaviest enemies. This is based on playing a defensive game ... trying to survive ... let them come to me.

Setup is King, huge, standard, and raging barbarians. Interesting.

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 Post subject: Re: Civilization III Complete FREE
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:30 am 
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11Bravo wrote:
I will stick to Civ4 until they give that one away for free.
As much as I enjoy Civ5 there's this for Civ4.

Pie's Ancient Europe
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/ ... 18.524517/


The mod starts 'way back when' and covers 'til Middle Ages.
What does it include
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The full version of PAE V is finally there!

Games like Total War Rome II or Ryse Son of Rome for the Xbox seem to have brought antiquity into gaming more stunningly and realistically than ever. But once you're fed up with all the visual gorgeousness, what's left of long-term enjoyment and true immersion into the ancient world? Not much. Nothing against high resolution massacre and panoramic real-time battles, but depth, "soul" and historical feeling are things, which many players rather look for in turn-based strategy games.

However: founding cities, governing empires, conquering the world - we all know that. What should be expected new in a turn-based strategy game set in antiquity? Pie's Ancient Europe got the answer, a user-made, free modification for Civilization IV. Some commercial developers may just dream about this degree of atmosphere, playability and amount of innovative features. Here are just a few examples of the things you can do in PAE:

Spread food resources such as dates, olives, grain and wine strategically - starting with only one single resource, you found on your territory or that you traded from another player - and thus re-enact the agricultural development of ancient empires.

Promote your units in a new way: While they autopromote according to the terrain, in which they gained combat experience in, and automatically grade up according to their level of experience, you're still able to develop them the way you like. You may settle your battle-hardened veterans in provinces and reactivate them when needed. You might also let them rise up to legendary status and eventually become a hero, for example by killing an enemy unit, that already has that hero status.

Do not only fight barbarians and other civilizations but also the inner dangers of your empire: faithless generals, province governors going berserk, religious tensions, mutinying troops, rebellious slaves, renegading vassals, suddenly appearing mercenary armies some unknown enemy has sicked on you. Will the leader of those mercenaries reveal under torture which of your opponents is responsible for this band of mercenaries in your territory? Then pay him back by hiring your own mercenary army on his territory to destabilize him from within. But maybe the Gods themselves will punish him with a devastating natural disaster: witness tsunamis, meteorits, volcanos, locust and plague wreaking havoc on his empire - or yours.


Starting about 2:00 is the search and extraction of copper using modern methods.

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 Post subject: Re: Civilization III Complete FREE
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:18 pm 
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Still bashing Civ5, enjoy the early game (ancient and classical) with the Aztec Jaguar and Shoshone Pathfinder.

Play for the fun of the early battles, not to win.

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