Civilization II - The Ten Year Savefile

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Civilization II - The Ten Year Savefile

Postby Ross_Varn » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:18 pm

http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments ... zation_ii/

I've been playing the same game of Civ II for 10 years. Though long outdated, I grew fascinated with this particular game because by the time Civ III was released, I was already well into the distant future. I then thought that it might be interesting to see just how far into the future I could get and see what the ramifications would be. Naturally I play other games and have a life, but I often return to this game when I'm not doing anything and carry on like Bonn-o-Tron. The results are as follows.
  • The world is a hellish nightmare of suffering and devastation.
  • There are 3 remaining super nations in the year 3991 A.D, each competing for the scant resources left on the planet after dozens of nuclear wars have rendered vast swaths of the world uninhabitable wastelands.


I simply cannot believe this. You have to read it. There's suddenly a community eight thousand plus strong that's sprung up around this. It's like Orwell's 1984 rendered for us to play with. I don't have Civilization II, though- he's promised to upload the savefile, and I sure as hell want to mess with this game.

I mean.

Wow.
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Re: Civilization II - The Ten Year Savefile

Postby jmatthew » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:24 pm

That's intense. I do have Civilization II, so I might check it out.
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Re: Civilization II - The Ten Year Savefile

Postby Zupponn » Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:38 pm

I have Civ 2 laying around somewhere too. I'm pretty sure it doesn't work with Windows 7 though. I would always play until I got bored, then turn on cheat mode and kill everyone. :D
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Re: Civilization II - The Ten Year Savefile

Postby Silverdream » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:51 pm

Finally Ross, you have succumbed to Reddit. Riddle me this, when does the narwhal bacon?
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Re: Civilization II - The Ten Year Savefile

Postby Ross_Varn » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:54 pm

I actually avoid that site. It's a matter of the internet's construction, Silva. I get linked to interesting things.
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Re: Civilization II - The Ten Year Savefile

Postby Silverdream » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:33 pm

Ross_Varn wrote:I actually avoid that site. It's a matter of the internet's construction, Silva. I get linked to interesting things.


You get links from Reddit? Me too. Glad to know we aren't so different after all.
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Re: Civilization II - The Ten Year Savefile

Postby Zupponn » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:10 pm

Wow. I actually got Civ2 running on Windows 7 last night and played it all the way through with no cheats. I'm really impressed with how well this game has held up over the years. I played for like 4 hours straight and had a blast. I can provide a link if anyone else is looking to run the old game on Windows 7 too.
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Re: Civilization II - The Ten Year Savefile

Postby IVhorseman » Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:06 am

Zupponn wrote:I can provide a link


WHERE IS IT
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Re: Civilization II - The Ten Year Savefile

Postby BFenix » Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:51 am

It's incredible the stories and alternate history you can come up with games like Civ. Rise of Nations and Empire Earth, although not turn-based, give you that feel too.
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Re: Civilization II - The Ten Year Savefile

Postby RunsWithLegos » Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:25 am

In a recent game of Axis and Allies I managed to draw the war out too 2013 as the japanese and inflict a 120% death toll on soviet russia.
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Re: Civilization II - The Ten Year Savefile

Postby Zupponn » Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:05 pm

IVhorseman wrote:
Zupponn wrote:I can provide a link


WHERE IS IT

OK, here is the link to the post on the CivFanatics forum that has the instructions that I followed:
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showpost. ... stcount=87

and here is the link to the post on the same forum with the patching program mentioned in the first link:
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=193215

These links are useful if you have the original game disk, but might still be useful if you have the Gold Edition too.
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Re: Civilization II - The Ten Year Savefile

Postby Ham701 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:24 pm

In a game of Civ IV my friend and I played years ago, a lone machine gunner held out for multiple turns against a Malian(Or was it Indian?) horde. He gained so many promotions but was finally defeated because our civ was too shitty to send reinforcements.
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Re: Civilization II - The Ten Year Savefile

Postby jmatthew » Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:47 pm

I just broke out my Civ II Test of Time disk. I wish I could find my Alpha Centauri game... that game was so much fun.
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Re: Civilization II - The Ten Year Savefile

Postby Keldoclock » Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:24 pm

There's a brilliant Alpha Centauri LP on the LPArchive.
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Re: Civilization II - The Ten Year Savefile

Postby stubby » Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:41 pm

http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/sid_meie ... a_centauri

$5.99 right now, but they often have big sales.
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