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Old 07-08-2008, 15:55:12   #1
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Civ IV: Colonisation

After my previous dismal failure at posting this thread which still has me

OMG. I guess Poly is useful for something. Just went there and discovered that CIV IV: Colonization (or colonisation for us that spelz propa) is being released sometime next month. Woot.
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Old 07-08-2008, 15:55:51   #2
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Old 07-08-2008, 15:56:46   #3
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Old 07-08-2008, 21:29:16   #4
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Yay!!!

I loved Colonization!!!

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Old 08-08-2008, 11:06:54   #5
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I'm excited about that one.
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:14:14   #7
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I still grab the original out and give it a play through every now and then. So much stuff I liked about that game, though I do remember collapsing economies annoying me somewhat.
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Old 11-08-2008, 11:12:05   #8
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I don't have a drive that the discs for that fit in anymore.
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Old 11-08-2008, 13:47:21   #9
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Me neither. Nor am I even sure the disks would work if I did. Always places to get hold of it though, and I figure that since I own a legit copy, they can't complain.
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Old 11-08-2008, 15:11:33   #10
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I had a java rewrite at one time that wasn't terrible.
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Old 05-09-2008, 13:45:01   #11
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Apparently (from memory) the release date here is Sept 26th.

And it's a half priced game to boot.
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Old 23-09-2008, 00:52:34   #12
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Old 23-09-2008, 08:45:05   #13
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Old 23-09-2008, 11:46:58   #14
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Old 26-09-2008, 14:08:49   #15
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Well, bought it. Won't get much of a chance to play it till Sunday tho.
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Old 26-09-2008, 17:44:57   #16
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Bought it, plaayed it, great. very much like the old game with a few nice improvements
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Old 26-09-2008, 17:54:10   #17
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Old 02-10-2008, 16:28:54   #18
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I'm a bit disappointed that there is only one starting position on the Western Hemisphere maps. In the old game there were four possible starting positions. Now, you can only start in the middle of the jungle .
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Old 10-11-2008, 09:51:23   #19
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Tizzy got this for her birthday. We started to play it a bit... I don't think I ever played the old Colonization so it's all a bit new.
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It's very similar and the independence wars suck big time
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"Very similar" seems to be what the 'fans' were after.
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Old 10-11-2008, 11:37:43   #22
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Pirates, Railroads, Civilization, Colonization.
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I have yet to win a war of ndependence, this is not similar to the previous game. I'm currently trying to build all but one of my colonies inland and keeping only one port. That should at least take their navy out of the equation.
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'poly tubby wisdom is suggesting max of 3 cities, or at least a v small number, but I'm actually struggling to understand most of the advice as I don't know the game well enough.
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What's different about the old colonization is, that from the first move you have to think about the war. it's a bit annoying if you like to build.
No economic victory, no political victory: war is inevitable.
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I really don't know what I'm doing. Took me quite a long time to work out you could sell stuff in Europe.
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I'm considering reading the manual.
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Old 10-11-2008, 14:58:50   #31
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Yep. That I never played the original.

There is a tutorial but the CivIV tutorial was so hellishly bad I couldn't bring myself to try it.

I didn't think it'd be as complicated or as different from Civ IV as it is. It seems everything I learnt in CivIV is wrong here. Expansion is bad, hardly any war early on, building is difficult, food is virtually non-existent.

I think I've basically worked it all out now but might start again. I keep discovering stuff that would have been useful to know from the start, like talking to the natives and that at least early on it's purely a trading game not a fighting game.
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food is virtually non-existent
You got V 0.1?
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It's very similar and the independence wars suck big time
That's because the steeeenking french don't help this time.
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Yeah, like the original it is a slightly unusual game. you start out trading, and building basically as a means of getting enough money/production to be able to effectively win a war.

Haven't played through to the independence war myself yet, as I am too buys playing EUIII: In Nomine!
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There's a patch? Didn't think of that.
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Don't know if there's a patch but food is quite important in that game
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I am confused about the V0.1 comment then. Never mind.

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Well, food makes free settlers, who casn be sent to Indian villages for training into specialists. I tend to set up a wagon train to transport all my food to one central place so you get the citizen sooner.
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Played a lan game yesterday night, multiplayer I like a lot, there is much more competition/wars between the european powers, a thing I miss in sp.
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