Gold - Civilization IV

Civilization IV Goes Gold (thanks Frans) is the press release announcing the completion of the latest installment in Firaxis' turn-based strategy series:
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 19, 2005--2K Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO - News), and FIRAXIS Games, the world renowned video game developer, today announced that Sid Meier's Civilization IV for PC has gone gold and is off to manufacturing. Sid Meier's Civilization IV will ship to North American retail stores on October 25th.

The fourth title in the legendary series of turn based strategy games, Sid Meier's Civilization IV expands on the beloved gameplay of its predecessors with countless new gameplay changes and improvements, including religion, great people and for the first time in the Civilization series, a full 3D engine.

For more information please visit www.CivIV.com or www.firaxis.com.
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Oct 25, 2005, 10:51
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I liked the strategic ressources concept in Civ3, even if as you say, it was grossly imbalanced.

I agree. The only thing I disliked about Civ3 was that you needed to quickly make as many settlements as possible, rather than being able to focus on just a few - they look to have addressed this with Civ 4.

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Re: DEMO
Oct 20, 2005, 09:55
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Oct 20, 2005, 09:55
 
agreed. Always be suspicious of games with demos who keep pushing the idea of a 'pre-order'. Come on guys, Civ should be above all that crap.

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Oct 20, 2005, 06:49
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Do not let it have grossly imbalanced strategic resources like Civ3.

I liked the strategic ressources concept in Civ3, even if as you say, it was grossly imbalanced.


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DEMO
Oct 20, 2005, 02:35
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DEMO Oct 20, 2005, 02:35
Oct 20, 2005, 02:35
 
WHERE'S A DAMN DEMO?)!#($*&

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DEMO
Oct 20, 2005, 01:05
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Oct 20, 2005, 01:05
 
DEMO DEMO DEMO DEMO DEMO DEMO DEMO DEMO

DEMO

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Oct 19, 2005, 21:20
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w00t. 'nuff said.

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Oct 19, 2005, 20:57
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Oct 19, 2005, 20:57
 
And that pretty much sums up why I never played Civ3 after the first couple of months, especially when they were swearing up and down that corruption was exactly as intended.

Maybe I'll try it again with the latest patch, but it left a very bad taste in my mouth -- especially since we bought two copies (one for me and one for my wife).

Actually I'd recommend getting the "Civilization 3 Complete" version, which includes all of the add-ons up to and inluding Civ 3 Conquests. With each expansion there were incrementally fewer annoyances, with corruption being the most prominent one.

I played the original plus all of the add-ons many times and though the earlier versions were more frustrating, I had fun playing all of them. I'm one of those who needs civ hooked up to my veins though.


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Oct 19, 2005, 19:50
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Do not let it have grossly imbalanced strategic resources like Civ3.

Do not let corruption be hugely crippling and have to get nerfed in a patch later.

Do not let them ship this Civ with the same horrid level of balancing/playtesting that Civ3 had.

And that pretty much sums up why I never played Civ3 after the first couple of months, especially when they were swearing up and down that corruption was exactly as intended.

Maybe I'll try it again with the latest patch, but it left a very bad taste in my mouth -- especially since we bought two copies (one for me and one for my wife).

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Re: play by email
Oct 19, 2005, 19:19
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I was going to hold off on Civ4 but that pre-order package deal suckered me in.
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Oct 19, 2005, 19:13
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Oct 19, 2005, 19:13
 
For multiplayer, their website says "LAN, Internet, PBEM, and Persistent Turn Based Server." I assume PBEM stands for Play By E-Mail.
sweet. I never saw it mentioned in any previews, so that's excellent.

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Civ IV
Oct 19, 2005, 18:17
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Am I the only that thinks the characters are a little too big?

And can we have a demo?

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Oct 19, 2005, 18:12
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Please...

Do not let it be a gross performance hog like Civ3.

Do not let it have grossly imbalanced strategic resources like Civ3.

Do not let corruption be hugely crippling and have to get nerfed in a patch later.

Do not let them ship this Civ with the same horrid level of balancing/playtesting that Civ3 had.

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Oct 19, 2005, 17:09
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Oct 19, 2005, 17:09
 
Sweet, 1am - 'just one more turn' 2am - 'just one more turn' 3am - 'just one more turn' 4am - 'just one more turn' 5am - 'Gotta get up in two hours ... just one more turn'

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Creston
Oct 19, 2005, 16:55
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Oct 19, 2005, 16:55
 
Thanks bro

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Oct 19, 2005, 14:50
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Oct 19, 2005, 14:50
 
I got this off the official Civ 4 site:

MIMIMUM
# Windows 2000/XP with SP1 or higher
# Intel Pentium 4- or AMD Athlon CPU with at least 1,2 GHz
# 256 MB RAM
# 64 MB graphics card with Hardware T&L (GeForce 2/Radeon 7500 or better)
# DirectX 7 compatible soundcard
# DVD-ROM drive
# 1,7 GB free hard disk space

RECOMMENDED
# Windows XP with SP1 or higher
# Intel Pentium 4- or AMD Athlon CPU with at least 1,8 GHz
# 512 MB RAM
# 128-MB graphics card with DirectX 8 support (pixel- and vertex shaders)
# DirectX 7 compatible soundcard
# DVD-ROM drive
# 1,7 GB free hard disk space


Hope that helps


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Re: Creston
Oct 19, 2005, 14:49
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Oct 19, 2005, 14:49
 
Cheese,

No you can't land on planets in X3. There are several "low orbit" sectors, which feature those massive planets you see in most of the screenshots, but they are not landable.

As for the biggest differences, I posted those a few days ago, in this thread.
http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=viewthread&threadid=61062
Check post # 88.

Rethcir,
I remember reading that minimum was a 1.4, but I think you'll probably want to go with a faster processor, otherwise you'll be sitting there waiting 20 minutes for a single turn.

Creston

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Creston
Oct 19, 2005, 14:28
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Oct 19, 2005, 14:28
 
This is something that im sure you outta know, what kinda gameplay can we expect in X3 in comparasion to X2, for example I heard you can land on planets, is this true? Im mostley interested in the new things you can do in this game as I thought X2 had pretty much everything you could ask for.

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Oct 19, 2005, 14:12
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Im looking forward to playing this on the "epic mode"....

This is where Civ shines, IMO, the massive millenia spanning conflicts that it provides. This is the only way I play Civ, on the biggest possible map and with as many turns as possible.

I'm hoping that Civ 4's epic mode lives up to its name, but I have a sneaking suspicion that it will at most be as long as a full-length Civ 3 game, given the way that they sped up the pace of the game for multiplayer.

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Oct 19, 2005, 14:00
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Civ is like evercrack for people like me who hate everyone online. BUT, I can't find for the life of me the system requirements for this game. I'm hoping and praying that my Athlon 1.4ish gig and Radeon 9600 or whatever will be sufficient. However, Civ is probably one of the few games I'd upgrade my computer for.

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