Discussion in 'Strategy games - Strategy and Tactics' started by Fontaine, Jun 20, 2012.
Goddamnit, now you have me wanting to play Civ:CTP again.
Oddly enough, trying to get that scenario took me NINE attempts; four had me wiping out a civilization with just my Settler, two had me locked on an island, two had me finding advanced tribes, and one completely ridiculous setup (I really wish I had screen-capped it) had my Settler defeating a horde of barbarians. I couldn't stop laughing for a good few minutes. XD
AARONSOFAER SETTLER IS MOST BADASS SETTLER.
We interrupt this hiatus to bring you:
Well... there's a Russian city, but it's not white. What happened?
Barbarians took over Leningrad. Yes, Barbarians can do that, and it sucks when they do; they'll start pouring more barbarians out to kick your ass. v_v
And now for something that just happened to me a few minutes ago that I've never seen happen before:
I know this happens in Civ 3 (I would assume Civ 5), but in CIV ONE!?!? Free city for me! ^_^
And by free city, I mean I'm now at war with Babylon over this. D:
Right. To the backburner with you, Civ 1; well, until <censored> happens.
I was supposed to be starting up Quest 64 right now, but then Civ 1 decided it would be funny to not only glitch out, but crash and burn in a way I've never seen before. It's a DOS-game; glitches aren't uncommon, but... not like this.
Some very brief back story before we continue; I had just lost Gaza to Barbarians, and Gaza had the Great Library wonder in it. Right after this happened, the Americans contacted me.
So then this happened. We exchanged with each other both technologies we already had, and ones we didn't; and then there's the end-game ones that no one should even be close to getting, like Nuclear Power. Heck, the Americans got Fusion Power, the final technology in the game from this exchange.
Now this is the sort of thing I'm used too; the graphical glitches. I also just noticed right now that Heliopolis is colored GREY instead of blue. <_<
I didn't establish an Embassy with the Zulus; yet, here I am, watching them get a ridiculous amount of technologies for several turns... in a completely silly order.
And then suddenly, pollution. EVERYWHERE! None of my cities have any pollution indicators that mean it can generate pollution. Yet, in every city I've got, pollution is spawning very rapidly; including recently founded cities.
Now lets see what else is screwed up....
... I may be forced to end the game now. ):
I may have to rage-quit if we can all nuke each other when it's only the 15th Century. >_<
Welp, Zulu has every piece of technology in the game. Lets see if they <censored>.
Oh good; I can still get research in handy chunks all at once. Thanks Civ 1. ^_^
I wonder why....
How is this even possible? <_<
Well that's just great; what's the Schwarzwelt gonna do now?
You'd think by now that we'd have a solution to this dilemma. >_>
Thankfully, I'm running out of money, so I'll just switch to 100% tax so no more of this obnoxious research can be do/
THIS IS NOT HOW TAXES WORK!
The problem with building a Spaceship is that you need the Apollo Program to do it. And I don't even know if I've got the time to do it. <_<
You haven't been paying attention to what's going on, haven't you?
That Russian Settler is wasting his time trying to remove that pollution. XD It's just gonna come back!
I decided that I needed to make as much money as possible, so I'm switching to Democracy. And even in Anarchy, when I have ZERO research value, I can still gain Future Tech like a beast. >_>
The amount of tedium passing by right now makes me think this is no longer worth doing; that and being at war with every other Civilization. ;_;
When you get all the technologies in the game (though, because my game is bugged, this only happened recently), you get to see EVERY city on the map, regardless of whether you've explored the territory it's in or not.
The Apollo Program is up and running, and this is the screen you get when you build a spaceship structural/module/component. The only real important things to note are the Flight Time (how long it'll take to reach it's destination), and the Success Rate (how likely you'll make it there).
Look at what Global Warming has done; just about every square is useless, swamps and jungles reign unchecked, and the land is becoming more and more desert-like by the minute. Hell, that Oil tile in the upper-right was once a horse tile that was once a Game tile.
I may have lost Pithom too the Russians, but Global Warming has forced me to stop trying to build a Spaceship, as it is slowly killing off my Citizens, and cutting my monies down so I can't buy spaceship parts. ;_;
Hilariously enough, my Citizens decided to give me a palace upgrade almost every turn. I was able to get my palace fully decked out before my decided retirement.
This is as far as I got in the Spaceship building process. Not even close to being complete. :/ I'll get that Spaceship one day....
When you win or retire from the game (if you choose to quit, these next screens don't appear), the next few screens show up:
The Civilization Powergraph shows off how well you did compared to the other Civilizations in the game. Of course, all the Future Tech I got made the rest of them look like absolute jokes. Granted, I had next to no military units because of all the pollution, but still.
Speaking of pollution, here's the Civilization Score menu; this tell you explicitly how well you did, and breaks down how you earned your points (you can view this in-game as well).
Citizens - Two points for a happy citizen (light blue), one point for every content citizen (dark blue/purple), and -1 point for every unhappy citizen (black).
Achievements - Twenty Points for each wonder your Civilization controls.
Pollution - -5 points for each tile affected by pollution. Do I even need to explain?
Future Tech - +5 points for each Future Tech Researched. I finished off with 811 Future Tech, so my Pollution didn't really dent my score any.
Peace - Your peace score varies depending on how many Civilizations you have been in contact with that are at peace with you. +3 is the lowest score, with +100 being the max score.
You know, I feel as if I should've placed higher....
Oh well. With a broken high-score for my difficulty, I hope you enjoyed this interlude; when DOS-Box decides to be a douchebag. ^_^
This LP has made me want to play Civ II so bad. I just tore up my room looking for the CD and I can't find it. ;_;
Welp, Imgur's being a douche and won't let me upload anything, so back to Imageshack I go!
And guess what I brought today?
HOLY SHIT IT'S A SPACESHIP!
... What do you mean it doesn't look like a spaceship? That's what the ad said! And I'm still waiting on those X-Ray glasses
In order to build a spaceship, you NEED at LEAST one of each Module (Habitation, which is the dark blue sphere and determines population, Life Support, which is the green module and determines support, and the Solar Panel, which is the 2x2 squares on each side and determines energy), two of EACH Component (Propulsion and Fuel, which are on the far right), and enough Structurals to connect everything together. The little sphere decal on the middle there shows up after about putting up... twelve Structurals, I believe; you CAN get the actually look of a spaceship if you build enough Structurals, but I didn't do that here (namely because I was about to get timed out). Given the (stated) minimum, it still gives you a very high chance of success (high 90s); of course, I've got a guaranteed chance of success because I went further than necessary with the Solar Panels and the Components. ^_^;;
And what do you do with a spaceship?
YOU COLONIZE THE SHIT OUT OF OUTER SPACE, THAT'S WHAT! I should totally play Alpha Centauri.
And apparently Noah is still around in the 21st Century. Can someone please tell him the rent is due... for the last two THOUSAND years? >_>
And here's me gaming the system by setting my Luxuries to 100% before the final turn. I love doing that. XD The spaceship score is determine by the spaceship's chance of success and divided by two. Not nearly worth as much as conquering the world, but a lot easier too get.
Now back too the back burner with you, Civ 1... again.
It'd be a blind LP, then; I've only bought it recently and played it once. XD
And this isn't your granddad's DoS-Box version either; we're playing the Super Nintendo edition this time!
The Mayan calender has come to an end, yet we still draw breath. The end of the world was preached for many a day, but it did not come to fruition. To make up for this disappointing turn of events, we're going to go do it ourselves! That's right; I'm bringing glorious destruction back for Christmas, and nobody's gonna stop me! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
As always, customization is the better choice, and I am holding another vote for it... but there's a catch. Last time, we played on a Small, Cool, Wet, 3 Billion-year-old planet Earth; this time it will be different!
Aren't you just loving the up...graded... graphic...s....
... Why is the cursor on 'Emperor' difficulty? You're not gonna make me play on 'Emperor' mode, are you? What do you mean I have to play on 'Emperor' difficulty!?!!
Not much else has changed here; though the Zulus have been replaced by the Japanese. If you're wondering about why it's on 'Warlord', it's because I'll be playing ahead to make sure my ROM isn't bugged or messed up or some shenanigans like that. I'm totally not scared of 'Emperor' difficulty
So, on that note (and me needing some new pants), we begin anew on Monday evening. But first, make your time:
Yeah, that third screencap there... pick one from each of the following:
LANDMASS: Normal or Large
TEMPERATURE: Temperate or Warm
CLIMATE: Arid or Normal
AGE: 4 Billion or 5 Billion
COMPETITION: Pick from 3-6 random CPU Civilizations
If you're really up for it, feel free to pick the Player Civilization and name the leader while you're at it. Should you want more information about what choosing your kind of planet does, just read the OP.
I'm scared. ;_;
Large, Temperate, Arid, 5 billion, China, France, Rome, India
Glad to see there's more~
Err... you can't choose the CPU players. =P
Or... am I missing that you want four other Civilizations?
You said to pick 3-6 competition civilizations?
I did. As in, how many opponents do you want in the game.
Large, Warm, Arid, 5 billion, 6 opponents.
Oh. 5 then
We're gonna have a bit of a later start than I intended too, but... you know, opening Christmas presents on Christmas Eve takes priority. Starting in about an hour or so. n_n
The winning setup is as follows, as chosen by the patronage of our lovely voters, and the beauty of the Random Number Gods.
Staying with the default name this time; I... don't see why to give a different name to our Avatar. Now lets get right into it/
GODDAMN AUTOSCROLLING INTRODUCTION!
"leader of Japan."
"to flourish throughout the Earth."
"lives, and Japan will rule the world."
*insert explanation of Irrigation, Mining, and Roads here*
"Discover the rest for yourself."
"throughout the Earth."
And then we get a rather obnoxious loading time before we can actually start the game. Heck, even fast-fowarding took about 6-7 seconds; so... it would've been about a minute without speeding up before you could start the game.... :/
That goddess looks like a Sailor Moon extra. Awesome.
And once again, the game forgot to give me a Settler to start the game off.
Hey wait a minute....
Three river squares, a Game square, AND a Gem square?
Da. This will work.
Well this isn't a terrible idea!
Now, I am playing on Emperor difficulty, which means doing what I had done on Warlord probably won't work out so well; namely because the CPU can research at a ridiculous rate, and I cannot. I have a way around this, but more on that, later.
I swear to Sid Meier if you put Barbarians right next to my starting city like in my test play I'll....
A couple of the images aren't showing.
I can see them all just fine; which ones are causing problems?
All of them are showing now except for the one after 'Well this isn't a terrible idea'.
I've deleted and re-pasted the image; it's all I can do while Imgur protests me uploading new images.
I can see all of them.
Guess it's just the stupid mac again.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas Day; I certainly did. n_n Now lets back to business, shall we?
You can never have enough scouts!
The game doesn't tell you if you start with any technologies, so you have to look it up yourself by asking your Science Advisor; I got Alphabet to start out. Combining with this, I already have two of the technologies I need for my super-secret plan!
Even Dora makes a glorious return to the game. Could this get anymore awesome?
HEY BUDDY! HOW'S IT HANGIN'?
I hardly knew ye. :(
I am not going to stand for this!
And then, for whatever reason (probably a lack of money), Speak promptly sells the barracks I just built without me even telling it too. Well... crap.
I know have to rebuild AaronSoFaer and all that, but....
Image 300 is Martial Law?
Come back, Ghandi; I only wanna murder you a little bit!
OH GOD CONAN
This could be a rather short run....
Worst. Hide-and-Seek. Ever.
Lets try this one again.
Holy shit; them resources....
Oh get outta here.
... The Legion couldn't kill him, but Dora could?
I SAID GET OUTTA HERE!
No need to insult me Gibbon; I'm only an island.
Hello everyone! ^_^ I hope everyone's off too a good start this New Year. I'm certainly not; I've been ignoring my LPs in favor of getting trolled by the Nether. Well I'm done with that jazz hands, so lets get back to business.
When we last left off, I was dying horribly. If this is a shock to you, you haven't read any of my other LPs... or reading any threads I participate in.
BACK OFF! GET YOUR OWN SANDWICH!
I like the pretty horsey. ^_^
I have the biggest grin on my face right now.
Well, that escalated quickly!
... You have got to be joking.
Hands off the bread, Ghandi. ):<
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