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by slickrcbd
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End game diplomacy
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Re: End game diplomacy

I've found that unlike minors, throwing money at majors doesn't seem to have the same effect that it does on minors. Sometimes it just seems to be a wasted effort, other times it will flip them from icy or even despised to cordial in a few turns and to enthusiastic in another. I haven't figured out ...
by slickrcbd
Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Civilization Series Favourite Scifi/Fantasy (incl Star Trek) TC Scenarios & Mods Hunt
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: Civilization Series Favourite Scifi/Fantasy (incl Star Trek) TC Scenarios & Mods Hunt

I have no idea. It has been too long and as I did not know anything about Dune when I had the Mac I did not play it more than once or twice.

Does the scenario intro talk about spice and something along the line of "He who controls the spice controls Dune"? That's all I remember.
by slickrcbd
Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Civilization Series Favourite Scifi/Fantasy (incl Star Trek) TC Scenarios & Mods Hunt
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: Civilization Series Favourite Scifi/Fantasy (incl Star Trek) TC Scenarios & Mods Hunt

I know I had a Dune scenario for the Mac version of Civilization II. Unfortunately my PowerMac 6500/300 is dead (RIP 1997-2009), and I have no idea where it came from. I actually thought it was part of the official scenario packs until this moment. I can confirm that there is one for Civ2, but it mi...
by slickrcbd
Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General Modding Information/Questions
Topic: Research breakthrough empty popup window bug (german version only)
Replies: 4
Views: 1219

Re: Research breakthrough empty popup window bug (german version only)

I think my [English] version only announces what tech breakthrough was made, I have to goto the science screen to look at what said breakthrough allows you to do. It's been a while since I played, and I'm waiting on new carpet with most of my computers boxed up. I've got my Win10 computer hooked up ...
by slickrcbd
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General Modding Information/Questions
Topic: system location in build screen?
Replies: 3
Views: 335

Re: system location in build screen?

That would be nice, but I've been unable to find a mod like this and I looked for years.
It gets frustrating when you can't recall where a system is located in your vast empire on large maps.
by slickrcbd
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: BOTF Strategy Guide
Topic: Info About Stellar Objects
Replies: 4
Views: 812

Re: Info About Stellar Objects

Not everyone is into studying the code to figure this out, some just want a nice table handed to them that explains in plain language what each anomaly does. Like the manuals do in other games.
by slickrcbd
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Chat Archive
Topic: I don't have enough power to do everything I want?
Replies: 4
Views: 2410

Re: I don't have enough power to do everything I want?

Here is a pic that should explain what you are probably doing wrong. I just made a new game with vanilla and made a screen shot showing that there aren't enough people allocated to energy production to use most of the special structures. In my game, I'd have to move 1 person off of food, and a coupl...
by slickrcbd
Wed May 20, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The world is a hologram
Replies: 47
Views: 4011

Re: The world is a hologram

The problem is that there are two sets of symmetrical numbers that are identical in shape, but rotated or mirrored. People with dyslexia would have trouble telling them apart. If you want a "rational, perfect" system, you'd want something that would work for everyone. I pointed out that dyslexics ha...
by slickrcbd
Tue May 19, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The world is a hologram
Replies: 47
Views: 4011

Re: The world is a hologram

Yep, I've seen those discussions. I can see arguments for base 8 or base 16 that are nearly as strong, but base 12 has very strong arguments.

The only purpose for base-13 was for a Douglas Adams joke in that base136 * base139=base1342.
by slickrcbd
Tue May 19, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The world is a hologram
Replies: 47
Views: 4011

Re: The world is a hologram

Then comes the trickier part, the numbers. As we know, the whole world uses the same arabic numbers, the 10-system. This one has many correct answers, like in the computer languages, there's the 16-system which works just fine. But, could there be another system, like the 8-system, it works too. So...
by slickrcbd
Mon May 18, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The world is a hologram
Replies: 47
Views: 4011

Re: The world is a hologram

If they had turned the axis upright things would have been as described in the OP. Since it is still tilted, the day/night and seasonal cycles are not perfectly symmetrical. Whose to say that a billion years ago the Earth was not tilted even more than is is now? Things change slowly on this kind of ...
by slickrcbd
Sun May 17, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 60's tv series and movies
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Re: 60's tv series and movies

Actually, they probably were high-end for the time, but the technology was not as advanced yet. Especially lacking was air conditioning. The theaters were starting to install A/C, but the studios did not have it.
by slickrcbd
Wed May 13, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Windows 10 major updates
Replies: 4
Views: 572

Re: Windows 10 major updates

Why would you update the BIOS if you aren't having any trouble?
A bad update can be very difficult to recover from, especially if something goes wrong. I only do that if I'm having trouble.
by slickrcbd
Thu May 07, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Microprose is Back
Replies: 7
Views: 875

Re: Microprose is Back

I'm almost certain I've seen this before a few years ago, or maybe it was another company. Somebody claimed a long-dead '80s game company was coming back, but everything turned out to be vaporware.
by slickrcbd
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Diplomacy Tone
Replies: 6
Views: 755

Re: Diplomacy Tone

And many mods will change these so a guide would be tough. You can review these setting in edit/AI/minor race attitude. Sorry, with MOST games, you assume vanilla or there in a few rare cases there are some virtually required mods, like the Circle of Eight mod for Temple of Elemental Evil (two bad ...

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