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Archive for February, 2013

Most chosen beliefs: founder

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Gem 1.14 (Civup 2.6) Beta 2

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  • Reduced likelihood of early Barbarian horsemen.


  • Egypt: War Chariot is 125%  of Chariot (was 140%).
  • China: Citadels now start with 1, and gain +2 with the Training tech (was 3, 0).


  • Slightly reduced the amount of territory people start with when surrounded by lots of inhospitable land like Snow (too many barbarians).


  • Possibly fixed a bug involving strange happiness and yield effects.
  • Panzers now have equal strength as Modern Armor (not equal cost).
  • “Play speech” settings in Civup_Options now works correctly (on/off flag was reversed).

Beta delay

A combination of job-related work, and a thorny bug in the latest beta will likely delay the full release of this beta cycle. I can hopefully get it done within the next week or two, but it will take more time than expected.

Gem 1.14 (Civup 2.6) Beta

This open beta is a TEST work in progress for advanced users to play around with. Stability and balance of beta versions cannot be assured. In my free time away from job & family, I’m currently working on implementing the simpler parts of the Leaders plan in this beta test.

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Click to discuss new leader strategies and interesting experiences.


  • Reduced the quantity of vanguard units AIs aim for in wartime.
  • Minimum AI army composition changes to a new set of units after gunpowder units appear.


  • -10% combat penalty when resources get pillaged (was 20%) (penalty mostly hurt AIs).
  • +100% experience and -10% strength with Blitz (was 100, -25).
  • +25% defense with Trenches and Guerrilla ranks 1, 2, 3 (was 15, 15, 20).
  • Recon 2 allows use of enemy roads.
  • Moved faster pillaging from Survivalist to Recon 2.
  • Removed Survivalist.


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  • Camps are defended by Chariot units less often.


  • Merged the Missionary and Great Prophet (mostly redundant).
  • Merged the offense and defense enhanced beliefs (too specialized individually).


  • Half maintenance for unique warriors (Aztec and Polynesian).
  • Carthage starts with a Trireme.
  • Carthaginian civilians can embark from the start of the game.
  • Carthaginian Cothons (harbor) give 1 Tyrian Purple luxury resource (Phoenicians were earliest traders of this luxury).
  • Byzantine Basilica (temple) gives instant faith and unlocks early.
  • Ethiopia gets faster rate from each Alliance, and higher vs civs with more cities (peaceful tall).
  • Ethiopian Stele (monument) gives from population (peaceful tall).
  • German Panzers (tank) are stronger.
  • Korean Hwach’a (trebuchet) are 10% weaker outside friendly territory (isolationist).
  • Ottoman Janissaries (musketman) heal every turn, and gain a bonus near friendly military units (quickly replaced losses).
  • Songhai ranged units move faster, and vanguard units see farther (mobility).
  • Swedish Allotment gives +1 from Farms (military history).
  • Swedish Folkskola (public school) gets extra and appears earlier (one of the earliest public systems).
  • Swedish Carolean (musketman) heals after destroying enemies (known for their charges).


  • Spoils of War: Killing units salvages gold, and +25% rewards from capturing Citystates.


  • Increased late tech costs 10%.
  • Theology no longer requires Currency.
  • Trade no longer requires Pottery.
  • Moved Villages back to Trade (original location).
  • Moved the freshwater village bonus to Optics (was Sailing).
  • Shrines, Wealth, and Research have no tech prerequisite (early game options were restrictive).

Civup: Interface

  • The game now autosaves every 15 minutes. You can control this in the Interface tab of Game Options (ctrl+o).
  • City and national happiness now show on city view screens (by NoSkill and whoward69).
  • The top bar now shows faith “stored/needed”, instead of “stored (turns remaining)”.
  • The “declare war” button for citystates now indicates capturing a CS gives a reward equal to 40 turns of alliance.
  • Added new versions of the Detect icon (eye).
  • The Civup_Options file now contains options to disable speech for specific parts of the game:
    • Starting a game (default off).
    • Getting a wonder (default on).
    • Getting a tech (default on).

Civup: Mod Tools

  • Added a “Pillage” flavor for units.


  • City-health defense buildings should now correctly increase max city health in loaded games.
  • Lines on building tooltips which change mid-game should show correctly now.
  • Disabling gold gifts in the Civup_Options file is now independent of the “using CSD” option.
  • Oral Tradition and Monument to the Gods pantheon effects should now match the tooltips.
  • Buildings which increase river yields should show their ability correctly now (hydro plant, indus sanitation).
  • The faith cost to purchase units with the Holy Warrior belief now reliably depends on unit production costs.
  • Fixed bugs causing AIs to have more happiness than intended, and less of other yields than intended.
  • Liturgical Drama should now correctly list the Theater as its connected building (not Amphitheater).
  • Made changes to improve compatibility between this project and Gedemon’s Earth maps.
  • Humans and AIs now use different technology_flavor tables, allowing more fine-tune control of AI tech choices.
  • Corrected costs for Theatre, Smithy, and Workshop.
  • Removed Air Repair (redundant with March).
  • Fixed “good for” mistakes with Stone Works, Merchant Navy, Seaport, national wonders, and policies.
  • Sistine Chapel should now work correctly.
  • Mongol Khans can now start golden ages, like normal great generals.
  • Buildings which give a city instant food/prod/culture/population should now work correctly.
  • v.2 Smithy now has cost appropriate for its tech level.

Pending update

I plan to release an update sometime next week. This is going to be a major update, probably with a beta test in advance of the public release. 🙂

I’m working somewhat slower on this project recently due to family and job-related matters.

Most chosen beliefs: enhanced

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Civ 5 online multiplayer – with mods!

Check out this video:

Thanks TheAdipose for this information! I’m going to find a way to bundle Civup and GEM together for people in the future who want to use this method to play modded multiplayer.