A Civilization V SDK update has been released. Change list:
[UPDATE] - World Builder would hang indefinitely for some users rather than loading into the main menu. This is now corrected. - Visual C++ 2010 Redist and .NET 3.5 are now installed automatically, removing a required step after the initial install.
A Civilization V update has been released. Change list:
[BUGS] - If you build defensive structures in your city, then save and reload, the hit-point bonus would disappear. - Hun Battering Ram promotion which allows it to only attack cities is now lost upon upgrade - Civ5 Touch - Fixes the oddness when rotating tablets - Graphical - Fix issue with Rock of Gibraltar not showing up correctly. - Fix the bug where the Maya AI didn't have to pick a different GP for each Baktun - Fix an issue on a city flip/gift which would cause loss of city plots forever. - Fixed a bug where liberated CS would not show their vote correctly in the Victory Progress UI screen - Fix graphics bugs when the game was restarted too many times in a row. - Shortcuts created through the launcher now function correctly.
[CRASH] - Fix a crash that happens when an AI loses its capital, but still has units, so is still alive.
[CRASH] - DX9 Range-strike crash. A city-strike or ranged unit could cause the game to crash when playing in the DX9 version, mainly in full-screen, but could occur in windowed mode as well. - DX9 Cascading graphics failure crash. On certain video cards, after playing for a short amount of time (or across a number of short games), the game could exhibit strange graphical behavior (rapidly blinking graphics, terrain unloading, etc.), which could eventually lead to a driver failure or hang. - DX9 multiple start crash. Fixed an issue where the DX9 version of the game could become unstable or crash if started multiple times in the same session.
[BUG] - Auto-Annex, no pop-ups bug. Fixed an issue that was causing the pop-up queue to stop displaying in-game pop-ups until the game was reloaded. NOTE: The cause of this could also exist in existing mods. Please see our note at the bottom of the change-list on how modders can correct this. - Mod constant reload. Fixed an issue causing mods to constantly reload each time the user visited the mods area. Could also cause modded saves to be corrupted or crash on load. - Denmark Trait not working. Fixed an issue causing Denmarks trait (allows disembarked units to have an extra move after landing) to not function correctly. - Inefficient Pathfinder issue. Fixed multiple issues with the pathfinder that was causing units to exhibit inefficient movement choices. - Exploding workboat graphic. Fixed an issue where the Workboat model exhibited graphical corruption. - Grey terrain/checker-boarding. Fixed an issue on slower video cards where terrain displayed in large quantities, or with rapid draws (like clicking rapidly around the mini-map), could cause the game to unload the terrain system, resulting in large amounts of checkerboards.
[OPTIMIZATION] - Multiple Terrain optimizations.
Modders need to ensure they are calling the SerialEventGameMessagePopupProcessed event immediately with pop-ups. Here's an example from the ReligionOverview.lua, changes are in red.
function ShowHideHandler( bIsHide, bInitState ) if( not bInitState ) then if( not bIsHide ) then UI.incTurnTimerSemaphore(); Events.SerialEventGameMessagePopupShown(g_PopupInfo); TabSelect(g_CurrentTab); else if(g_PopupType ~= nil) then Events.SerialEventGameMessagePopupProcessed.CallImmediate(g_PopupInfo.Type, 0); end UI.decTurnTimerSemaphore(); end end end ContextPtr:SetShowHideHandler( ShowHideHandler );
Change list Civ V Balance Patch Updated: November 1 10.0.2.13
FIXED BUGS - Mod Browser - The "Get Mods" button is now hidden if the user has disabled the steam overlay. Civilizations and Traits - Ottoman naval upkeep is now fixed. Save games that were started before the fix will not be corrected. - German UA and Oligarchy social policy now work together correctly. City States - Mercantile CS now only get a unique luxury for their first city (and not the cities they conquer). Unique luxury is removed upon capture (players can no longer get it by taking over a CS). Unique luxury is given back upon liberation. - Prevent double counting of resources when an improvement is gifted to a minor civ, then the minor civ techs up to activate the improvement. Diplomacy - Research Agreement code was previously giving double-credit to research "overflows" (i.e. when you finished a tech and the extra research was being applied to the following tech). Now the credit toward a RA will be based on Science earned that turn. - Corrected an issue that caused the AI to attempt coups too often, when chances of success were too low. Also implemented a new factor: Attempting a coup in a location where there is no defending spy (the current ally does not have a spy there) is >=2x as likely to work as it would if there was a spy there. - Resurrecting a player will have both sides forget any denouncing that happened before resurrected. - Don't treat player as a deal breaker just for going to war with a player again. Exploits - Do not let a player earn the 2 free techs from the Rationalism Finisher twice. Also removed the +1 Science from Libraries from that finisher. - If you intentionally starve your city by reassigning all your citizens to be unemployed, you won't end up with more citizens than you have population. Religion - Fix Found Religion screen so you can't find out about civs you haven't met by mousing over the religion icons. - Correct "Peace Loving" belief so it doesn't negate other happiness benefits from religion. - Rebuild religious pressure in case it was corrupted in older save games. - Clarify Interfaith Dialog so it mentions that Prophets earn you science too (not just missionaries). Scenarios - Removed notifications that appear at the beginning of the Fall of Rome and Mongol scenarios about lacking the proper strategic resources. AI - Dutch now will build farms before polders are available. - Do not allow Carthaginian units to spawn on mountains. - Do not allow Carthaginian Workers to end turns on mountains. - AI will now build more workboats and will improve oil plots in the water. - Automated workers that don't have anything to do will not consume all their movement. - Allow rush built units to trigger the operation they were built for to proceed into Gather Units phase. - Fixed an issue where automated workers evaluated danger incorrectly and consequently behaved incorrectly. - Fixed an issue where citizen management focus on Production (and possibly others) could lead to starvation. - Clicking on an unemployed citizen to set them back to work does not "unlock" locked citizen assignment. - The logic to recommend Artist improvement placement now does not count plots where improvements can't be placed, e.g. oases. - Add additional sanity checks for deceptive attacks. Previously, if an AI was choosing to deceptively attack, they would not check to determine if it was a good idea or not the moment before launching, which could result in dumb attacks. Units - Fix unit de-selection so the mini-map indicator clears. - Better Next Unit selection. Previously, the camera would jump great distances to select the next unit that needs orders, when a closer unit was available. - Unit cycling improvement: when a unit is promoted, do NOT cycle immediately off that unit. - Change minimum area size for all naval units to 10 (from 20). That allows them to be built in the same cities as harbors, seaports (and great admirals) -- i.e. on any body of water not considered to be a "lake" - Fix advanced promotions for melee naval ships. - Restore missing Cover 2 promotion entries so it is available to units again. - Fix a hang if a (melee) unit advanced across the world wrap seam after a combat. - Correct Great Admiral AI placement bug that prevented it from selecting a valid coastal city of yours. - Unit list now re-sorts itself correctly when a unit is promoted. - Subs are no longer visible (all the time) in Hot Seat mode. - Don't give GG points from Barbarian ranged attacks. - Helicopters now take damage when ending their turn over mountains. - Interception promotions now help the right unit (had previously been reversed). - Evasion promotion helps the right unit (had previously been reversed). - Two top-of-screen messages added to explain what is going on with intercepts (one for if the attacking air unit is eliminated, and another if he is just damaged). - Fixed a unit movement issue that broke melee attacking from more than one hex away. - Janissary heals 50 instead of 100 when killing enemy units. - Supply promotion now heals 15 HP outside friendly territory; matching text (was 25 HP). - Added a check to make sure that after a city is disbanded (ex. razed), the units remaining on the plot are allowed to be there. If not (ex. naval units), then they are moved to the nearest valid plot. - Fix for barbarians that would not move the turn after they spawned. - Have Great Engineer pick both the wonder and the city it needs to be built in (the bug was that the AI could repeatedly try to build a wonder in a city that it couldn't). - Make sure Caravels and Destroyers always have the Withdraw before Melee promotion, even if you don't own DLC02. - Barbarians should now spawn in their camp if it is empty of combat units instead of beside it. Optimization - Many performance improvements, particularly in the renderer. - Pathfinder fixes and optimization. Text Bugs - Fixed several text bugs. Misc - Fixed rare crashes that could occur depending on hardware. - Only the alive civilization capitals are tested for majority religion in "We are family" achievement. - Added missing Polish Dawn of Man audio. - Advisors: Messages concerning your people being unhappy/livid now display correctly (a bug was causing this to fire at the wrong time). - Economic Overview: Don't list diplomacy values as an expense and an income at the same time. - Fix auto-scrolling between turns. If a user was scrolling when a turn ended, or when combat ended, it would occasionally get stuck and continue scrolling. - Fix unit de-selection so the mini-map indicator clears. BALANCE - Reduced Happiness a bit from Mercantile City States. You no longer get +1 bonus happiness going from Friends to Allies (since you already get the luxuries then). And eliminated the +1 Happiness entering Industrial era. - Ballistics now requires Railroads. This will force the AI to get railroads before getting too deep in the tree. - Pillaging tiles now awards +25 hit points to the pillaging unit. - Tweaks to culture border growth: o Should get coastal resource tiles a bit sooner. o Should mildly steer towards tiles that are near unclaimed resources. o Should get resource tiles in rings 4 and 5 a bit sooner. - Austrian UA balance changes: o Increase the cost of a City-State by at least the amount of gold you will get from scrapping their units. o Must be ally for 5 turns before you can undergo a diplomatic marriage with a City-State. o "Yoink!" achievement is now: "As Austria, acquire a City-State with 15 or more units through Diplomatic Marriage." Religion - Pilgrimage belief now gives +2 Faith per foreign city following this religion. - Follower and Pantheon beliefs provide Local Happiness; Founder beliefs provide Global Happiness - Faith output per city is now listed in the economic overview - general information panel. Note: Faith output per city is hidden if religion is disabled. - AI: Buy Missionaries in city with Great Mosque as TOP priority (even over Holy City if different). - Tall/Wide Religion Balance Change: Add Grand Temple (National Wonder). Diplomacy & Espionage - New peace deals. Now 9 AI levels instead of the previous 5 (so one new level added between each of the earlier ones). Peace levels are now: o 0: White Peace (give up nothing) o 1: Armistice (1/2 gold, 1/2 of max GPT) o 2: Settlement (all gold, max GPT) o 3: Back-down (all luxuries, all gold, max GPT, open borders) o 4: Submission (all resources, all gold, max GPT, open borders) o 5: Surrender (one city) o 6: Cession (1/4 city value, 1/2 gold) o 7: Capitulation (1/3 city value, all gold) o 8: Unconditional Surrender (all but capital, all gold) - Peace deal code now prioritizes both cities that are close to winner's capital AND cities that were originally built by winning player (previously it was distance only). - Reduced espionage notification spam. Will only be notified of election and coup activities if you have met them and (have a spy in the city or are friends with them or have a relationship with them that is above the resting point.) - Added ability to liberate cities that are not owned by their founders or originally owned by the player. The player will receive a diplomacy bonus with the liberated player for liberating up to three cities. This liberation is not part of the "recalled to life" resurrection of a once annihilated civ. This functionality only runs if the city liberated is owned by a player that is alive. There are two ways to lose the diplomatic liberation bonus are: 1. Declare war on someone you have liberated cities for. You have to be the first player declaring war. This does not count defensive pacts or someone you liberated declaring war on you. 2. Capturing a city from someone you liberated. This case comes into play if A liberated a city of C's, then A & B have a defensive pact, C declares war on A & B, then A captures a city of C's. C will forget that A liberated any of their cities. - The AI will now liberate cities and resurrect players. There are notifications when the AI resurrects players and cities. An AI will resurrect another (non-human) player when they are trying to win a diplomatic victory. An AI will return a city if the original owner of the city has a defensive pact with the player and they are both at war with the previous owner of the city, or, the AI and the original owner have a declaration of friendship and the AI is going for a diplomatic victory. - Diplomacy: Peace treaty duration scales with game speed. o Quick: 10 turns o Normal: 10 turns o Epic: 15 turns o Marathon: 30 turns - Diplomacy: Declaration of Friendships/Denouncements now scale with game speed. o Quick: 50 o Normal: 50 o Epic: 75 o Marathon: 150 - Changed diplomatic globals: o The opinion thresholds (unforgivable/enemy/competitor/favorable/friend/ally) have been pushed farther apart. They were initally 50/30/10, now 80/40/15. o Diplomatic intrigue bonuses have been lowered by 1/2, from 20 to 10. o "Asked Stop Spying" penalty dropped from 20 to 10. o There are a number of changes to the duration of city-state interaction penalties, greatly reducing their duration. - Diplomacy overview improvements. Now displays "your open borders/embassy", "their open borders/embassy", "shared open borders/embassy" - With making deals, AIs will notify you when they're not willing to give enough on their side to make the deal work. This addresses some issues where you ask an AI to propose a deal and they say "we can't make a deal" and then you propose a lop-sided deal and they accept it. They will say "we aren't willing to give you enough to make this a fair trade." - Other civs won't warn about expansion unless the player has founded a city in the last 10 turns. - "We attacked your protected City-State" statements are now triggered by damage done (ex. killing a unit) rather than simply being at war. As a result, the statement should no longer be triggered by a quick succession of DoWs (such as those done automatically by a CS changing allies). - The AI will no longer ask other players to join in a war when they are already involved in at least one. Units - Unit Balance Changes: o Drop Ironclad to 45 combat strength (from 50). o Remove +33% vs. Cities from Battleships. o Drop Gatling Guns to 30 Combat and Ranged Strength. o Make sure Air Ambush 2 and Air Targeting 2 work for fighters and bombers. o Carriers now get naval melee promotions instead of naval ranged. o Prize Ships Balance Change: 50% chance of converting ships with equal intrinsic combat strengths. Scales up and down (between 28% and 80%) based on relative intrinsic combat strengths of the two ships. Conversion chance if you do sink the opponent is shown in blue text on combat preview window. o AI attackers will now pillage. - Promotion balance change: make the +200% vs. Cities promotion go away on upgrade. - Promotions: Push back Air Logistics promotion for Fighters and Bombers so it requires Bombardment 3 (not 2) or Air Siege 3 (not 2). AI - If the AI is able to build the UN, but would not win based on the current vote breakdown, have the AI refrain from constructing it unless conditions change. - AI adjustments to Wonder build priorities. - Tactical AI Improvement: Spend more gold on defense. AI will now spend gold at their cities where tactical dominance is EVEN (before it had to be enemy-dominated). AI will now also spend money on naval and air units for defense in such cites (before it was only land units and defensive buildings). - Changes to AI settling: o Expand the ring search. o Flatten the value of rings a bit so that tiles in the further rings are worth a bit more. o Make the default preferred spacing further for players not going for extreme expansion. o Lower the value of tiles a bit so that the AI is a bit pickier about settlements. o AI will try to reclaim lost settlers and builders. o AI will no longer wait forever for a settler escort. o Minor tweak to settlement location. o More aggressive offshore expansion. - Do not give priority to bonus resources in rings 4 and 5 when deciding next tile to grow towards. - Tweak to AI settle to reduce bonus of tiles in rings 4 and 5 if already owned. - Small change to make Haile Selassie less keen to expand wide. - AI will now consider annexing cities it has conquered. - The AI will not consider annexing if it is trying to win a culture victory or their empire is currently unhappy. - Increased happiness flavor for circus to match Colosseum. - Tactical/Homeland AI Improvement: Do not heal if under enemy ranged fire (that is making you lose more HP per turn than you can heal). - Allow AI to capture civilians more than 4 hexes from their cities. - Have AI build its units for sneak attack at a slightly higher priority if at high difficulty levels. - Have AI weight Biology a bit stronger especially if liking tanks and airplanes (unlocks oil). - AI tweaks to help coastal based civs: o Change to settlement (cities beyond the first also prefer coast). o Buildings that help coastal Civs have flavors adjusted (they didn't take some rules changes into account). o Do not force high Naval civs to build a large navy (15+ ships) in the first 100 turns. o Make Dido deceptive (as historical). - Tweaks to allow cities to make better use of extra tiles from previous change: o On average on extra worker or two will be built. o Slightly less prioritization of connecting up luxuries (still the highest priority). o Allow one tile islands to be settled (if they have a resource on them). o Slightly more prioritization of production tiles. o Builders will emphasize the capital so that it will always be a nicely developed city. - City Governor AI: o Prevent focused city AIs from starving as much. o Make a wonder that has already been started in this city a higher priority. o Lower the value of food for the governor when you have a large surplus. POLISH - UI - Add in a UI overlay that shows which AI is processing its turn. - In the detailed view of a mod in the mods browser, additional required mods will display their title if it has been provided instead of the ID of the mod. - Add an Exit to Main Menu button to the player change screen in Hotseat. - Added "Restart Game" option to game menu. This option lets you restart the game and generate a new map using your current pregame settings. It's only available at Turn 0. - Advanced settings are now persisted across multiple single player games. o NOTE: This feature can be disabled by setting "PersistAdvancedSettings = 0" in Config.ini - The top panel now displays the month of the year if the game speed is so slow that it actually matters. - Messages about a player losing their capital and regaining it are now included in the replay log. - Messages about a player being resurrected are now included in the replay log. - Fixed an issue causing the replay graphs to be corrupted when a player was resurrected. - Display currently active mods in the single player screen. - Add a separate graphics option for enabling/disabling the GPU texture decode. - Fractal added to the map short list and random map types. - Garrison ring properly disappears when unit moves out of city. - Resource icon stacking. At lower resolutions, the resource icons clip into the date display along the top. We now hide the part of the list that clips if its too long, and instead, the player can mouse-over the list to see all the resources. - Better timing for pop-ups (finding ruins, etc.). - Auto unit selection improvements: o On load, only cycle to the next unit if the currently selected unit is not ready for selection. o Swap the direction that the CycleRight and CycleLeft buttons move the selection in the cycle list. o When closing the city screen. Re-select the last unit that was selected. o If the player has auto-unit-cycling off, don't auto-select the unit that is blocking the end turn. - Further refinement to pop-up reordering. Pop-ups should now "feel" correct each turn (in the right order, at the right time). - Don't prompt the player when removing fallout. Just do it. The prompt incorrectly referred to the action as removing an improvement. - Switch a number of Great Merchants to Great Admirals. Add Great General: Hannibal and Great Merchant: Jakob Fugger. - Optimized overlay system (culture borders, etc.). This system is now making half the draw calls that it did before. - Flavored all the civs for anti-air and air-carrier. - Add a combat weapon parameter that allows for a projectile that is not going to do any damage to have a "miss" radius. The helps spread out projectiles when there are a lot of attackers, but only one or two targets. - Modding: Fix the hard-coded length of the promotions boolean array. - Modding: Provide a way for Lua to query if the UI is in "Touch Screen" mode UI.IsTouchScreenEnabled(). WIN8 AND ULTRABOOK - Many performance optimizations specifically targeted to Ultrabooks with Intel Core processors with HD Graphics. - New launcher button for Windows 8 Intel touch-enabled version. - Touch/Gesture Support: o New gesture menu button on main menu, and when you bring up the main menu in-game. o New sliders to control zoom and momentum speed in Options menu. o Single finger tap for all UI buttons. o Single finger drag for scroll bars or two fingers together swiping to scroll menus by gesture. o Single-finger touch and drag to see tool-tips (terrain, UI, etc.). o Pinch and expand finger for camera zoom. o Two fingers dragging together moves map. o Three finger tap is escape (from other menus, or to bring up Main Menu). o Unit Control: + Single-finger tap to select unit, and then drag to issue a movement order, or... + Double-tap to enter movement mode. + Once in movement mode, single-tap on destination to issue an order, or touch and drag to preview movement path.
- Older saves with DLC leaders (including Genghis) will no longer "shift" when loaded into the patched game.
- If a user does not have a religion, and receives a religion from another Civ, setting the "automated faith purchase" option could previously cause a crash when the purchase tries to fire for either the player, or the AI. This has been corrected.
- Fixed an issue where a user could click on a city banner during the AI turn, and the game could crash depending what AI process is happening at the time of the "click."
- Into the Renaissance - If an AI player has open borders and a friendly relationship with another Civ, they would sometimes send a Great Admiral to park in their city. If the city tries to purchase a civilian unit while the Great Admiral is parked there, the game could crash. This is corrected.
- Scenario hang - There was a chance that when you won a scenario, the game could hang. This has been corrected.
- Fixed an issue where any user with special characters in their Windows name will be unable to load saves.
- If a player has Steam in "offline mode", and clicks on Mods, into the modding area and then backs out, the game could crash. This is now corrected.
- Game Hang on turn 0 - After patching, many have reported being unable to interact with units or end the first turn. This is now corrected.
- Game could previously hang on "Unit Needs Orders" after the player clicks next turn. This has been corrected, and the camera snap has been fixed.
- A crash that could occur in Hot Seat if the game core threading had been disabled is fixed.
- Fall of Rome Scenario - Golden Ages were switched to providing bonus culture earlier in project. We've removed the culture bonus from Golden Ages for the scenario.
- Open Borders that do not exist - If the AI is trying to renew an open borders agreement, but has something more important to talk about in the queue, the system would still record the Open Borders agreement as being active (even though it is not actually in place). This has been corrected.
- Military Caste (+2 culture from garrison) was not working correctly. Whenever a civilian unit embarks, bulbs, or is deleted, it subtracted 2 culture, and kept adding up each time this happened, leaving the city at permanent negative culture. This has been corrected.
- The "Peace Loving" belief was not functioning. This has been corrected.
- When cities bombard attacking units, death animations would now play correctly.
- Steam Workshop enabled. - DLL swapping is now possible in-game. - Updated mod browser to utilize Steam Workshop. - Font Icons are now moddable. - Unit art is now fully moddable. - Mods are now activated the moment you click "Next" on the mods browser rather than when you click "Single Player."
[ADVISORS & TUTORIALS]
- Improved the queuing and prioritization of advisor pop-ups. - Unique advisor portraits per era now show up for the advisor counsel screens and advisor info screens. - Adjusted advisor levels down a bit so that experienced users won't see so many tutorials. - Fixed several issues with the Tutorials. - When selecting "Learn as you play," all tutorial messages are now enabled despite having your options set to "No Advisors."
- When switching players in hotseat, have the new players existing notifications rebroadcast to them. This allows the player to see non-expired notifications such as deal proposals. - Fix Diplomacy Deals in Hotseat. - Add a few multiplayer error messages to let the player know what went wrong (disconnects, gets booted, etc.). - Add invite button to in-game view. (This brings up the Steam Invite list, which is different from the Shift-TAB overlay).
- Main Menu now contains an option to activate/deactivate specific DLCs. - Quick combat and Quick Movement options are now part of the Options menu and can be changed during gameplay. - Options menu now contains "Skip intro video." - New Loading screens have been implemented. - Diplomacy: Disabled modifiers for trying to win the same way. - Diplomacy: Layout changes to diplo modifiers for better readability and more information. - Mods and DLC used in a game are now stored in the Hall of Fame database (Only games which match currently active DLC are displayed in the Hall of Fame). - The "Time Spent" message now displays in the saved replays. - Load Replay Menu now defaults to "Sort by Last Modified." - Added a "Retire" button to the game menu.
- In some cases, previous saves may not work correctly after updating. - Several text bugs fixed (in all languages). - Prevent escape from being used when a leader requests a luxury resource from you. - Social policies may not be unlocked unless the player has founded at least 1 city.
220.127.116.111 Patch Notes • Fixed unit icons and borders turning black while in strategic mode for nVidia graphic cards. • Civilizations having the incorrect architecture has been resolved. • Implemented change to improve stability on the HD 3000 GPU. Multiplayer • Significant improvements to general multiplayer stability. • Significant improvements to Hot-Join stability. • Multiplayer now using the same AI move caching as single player, improving turn-times significantly. • Lobby improvements: We now display game details in the lobby list (players in each game, map size, map type, DLC required, etc.) • Host can now kick players from the staging room when loading a save (if a player cannot return to a game, the game can now be continued by the rest of the players.) • Found and corrected additional causes of Out-of-Sync. • Exploit: Corrected an exploit that allowed players on the same team to trade cities back and forth to auto-heal it. • Exploit: Corrected an exploit that allowed players on the same team to trade cities back and forth to generate endless City Strikes. • Exploit: Corrected an exploit that allowed a player to lag the UI to gain multiple free techs. UI • Change Load Game save sorting to be Last Modified by default. Bugs • When scrapping a unit, make sure any cargo units are scrapped as well. • When a unit is destroyed that is carrying another unit, make sure to kill both (missiles sometimes lingered). • Corrected a bug that was causing eliminated Civs to not generate notifications correctly. • Changed notification language for when a Research or Trade deal is cancelled due to the AI running out of funds to pay for it (per-turn deal), or are eliminated. It was currently displaying a because of war notification when is incorrect. • Corrected an issue that could cause unhappiness from city count and number of specialists to become incorrect over the course of a long game. • Changed Frigate obsolete tech to Combustion. • Fixed Korean science building exploit. • Fixed a problem with City Strike that game the user the impression that they could not end their turn, when in reality city strike was still active. • Crash: Fixed a crash that could occur in hot-seat when exiting to the main menu. • Crash: Fixed a crash that could occur when a unit was eliminated by standing too close to a Citadel.
[MULTIPLAYER] - Significant improvements to general multiplayer stability. - Significant improvements to Hot-Join stability. - Multiplayer now using the same AI move caching as single player, improving turn-times significantly. - Lobby improvements: We now display game details in the lobby list (players in each game, map size, map type, DLC required, etc.). - Host can now kick players from the staging room when loading a save (if a player cannot return to a game, the game can now be continued by the rest of the players). - Found and corrected additional causes of Out-of-Sync. - Exploit: Corrected an exploit that allowed players on the same team to trade cities back and forth to auto-heal it. - Exploit: Corrected an exploit that allowed players on the same team to trade cities back and forth to generate endless City Strikes. - Exploit: Corrected an exploit that allowed a player to lag the UI to gain multiple free techs.
[UI] - Change Load Game save sorting to be Last Modified by default.
[BUGS] - When scrapping a unit, make sure any cargo units are scrapped as well. - When a unit is destroyed that is carrying another unit, make sure to kill both (missiles sometimes lingered). - Corrected a bug that was causing eliminated Civs to not generate notifications correctly. - Changed notification language for when a Research or Trade deal is cancelled due to the AI running out of funds to pay for it (per-turn deal), or are eliminated. It was currently displaying a because of war notification which is incorrect. - Corrected an issue that could cause unhappiness from city count and number of specialists to become incorrect over the course of a long game. - Changed Frigate obsolete tech to Combustion. - Fixed Korean science building exploit. - Fixed a problem with City Strike that gave the user the impression that they could not end their turn, when in reality, city strike was still active. - Crash: Fixed a crash that could occur in hot-seat when exiting to the main menu. - Crash: Fixed a crash that could occur when a unit was eliminated by standing too close to a Citadel.
18.104.22.1683 Patch Notes • Mac now supports cross platform multiplayer with PC. • Advanced game settings automatically save. Notes • Pacing has received a large amount of work. Expect to have more of a challenge managing your empire at higher difficulty levels than you did before. Consider dropping a difficulty level if you have problems. • Existing saves will work correctly. However, the balance pass may make your existing happiness lower than expected when loading into your existing save post-patch. Graphics • Fixed an issue that was not allowing the Americas building set to display properly. • If a 3D leaderhead scene cannot be created, fallback to 2D. • Update to river color, texture, and shader. UI • Pre-Game: The tooltips for unique items in the Loading screen no longer show up until AFTER loading has finished, preventing potential stuck UI. • Pre-Game: Prevented escape key from being used to corrupt starting parameters while starting a tutorial game. • Pre-Game: Multi-player maps added to Single-player as well. • Pre-Game: Fixed a rounding issue in the options menu so that values are always integer based for the tooltip delay. • Pre-Game: Using ":" in a save filename is no longer considered valid since Windows does not allow this. Players could potentially use this character in a save name without knowing that the file was not created when they exited the dialog. • Notifications: Fix notifications that arise after a city is liberated so they show the name properly. • Notifications: Extra DOF expiration notifications removed. • Notifications: Notifications for denouncement or friendship are only displayed if the active player has met one of the teams. • Tool-tips: Tooltips for worker/workboat build recommendations now build dynamically by looking at tile yields for these improvements: camp, pasture, farm, mine, trading post, fishing boats, custom house and manufactory. • Tool-tip: Plot Mouse Over text for Natural Wonders will now display the culture yield as if it was in your borders and being worked, similar to how other yields are displayed. • Mod Browser: Mod Browser panels now reset their scroll value when a new mod is selected. • New Addition: Resource Panel integrated into upper-left Info Panel UI. • New Addition: Specialist slots in buildings are now shown in the info tooltip for both the tech tree, production popup, and Civilopedia. • Combat Preview: "Bonus VS Cities" is now renamed to "Penalty VS Cities" when it's < 0. • Combat Preview: Fix bonus display issue when bombarding an enemy unit (if enemy had bonuses that required friendly territory, it would show up in the preview even though they were obviously in enemy territory). • Combat Preview: Show Oligarchy Garrisoned Unit bonus for city ranged attacks. • City Screen: City Growth meter within the City screen now displays the correct amount. • City Screen: Fix the display of the current research progress UI, which made research estimates appear to be incorrect. • In-Game: Fix the display of the movement cost for units that can embark. • In-Game: Fixed a rounding issue in the military overview (actually, a lack of rounding issue). • In-Game: Properly hide the Aircraft selection UI if hidden from view (fog of war, etc.). • In-Game: City State's "Quest" icon is now hidden if that City State is at war with your team. • In Game: City banner now displays different tooltip for puppet cities that are not owned by the player. • In Game: Top Panel now differentiates between unhappiness from regular population and unhappiness from specialists. • In-Game: Selecting a unit in the military overview will now select that unit, selecting it twice will now move the camera to it. • Victory: Fix UI display of Diplomatic Victory votes (it was displaying votes from dead Civs/City States). • Victory: UN Voting and Results screens now have better support for team games. • Multiplayer: Human players no longer show an approachability type since that was meant for AI. • Multiplayer: Multiplayer diplomacy w/ teams no longer has overlapping text. • Diplomacy: There's now a confirmation dialog when you publicly denounce a civ. • Diplomacy: Player cannot publicly denounce a civ multiple times in the same turn. • Unit Panel: Fixed an erroneous display of a needed upgrade resource if the needed resource quantity was 0 and you are running a deficit on that resource (negative return value). • Production: In UI for national wonders that have a prereq building, don't list each individual city that needs the building if the prereq doesn't have to be in EVERY city in the empire. Instead just continue to show the count. • Production: City connected by railroad production bonus now correctly displays across all UI. • Civilopedia: Multiple updates to Civilopedia functionality and accuracy. • Pre-Game: Civilization Name in Load Menu is now truncated if it's too large. • Civilopedia now available in the Main Menu (under Other). • Replay is now available at the end of the game, and through the main menu. You can choose Map, Graphs, and turn-by-turn. Only game played post-patch will apply. • Great People progress UI addition (upper-left Into Corner UI). • Combat preview for Aircraft UI addition. • Fixed aircraft UI issue causing the aircraft selection UI to duplicate itself when rebasing aircraft. • When loading save game files, you can now order the list by name, or last modified. • Fix aircraft UI bug that was causing Nuclear Missiles and Atomic Bombers to leave behind container UI after its destroyed. • Removed dead players from Demographics UI. Diplomacy • Don't allow research agreements if one party has finished the tech tree. • Correct opinion code so we can get outcomes of friendly or allied. • Fix the AI's deal adjustment so that it doesn't accidentally treat your luxury items as strategic items. This essentially prevented the AI from ever countering the deal with a request for a strategic resource from the other player. It just re-submitted the counter offer, requesting more luxury items, which the player could not see. If accepted, the player would realize too late that all their luxury resources were gone. • Made backstab routine more transparent (the dialog will clearly state that they are backstabbing you). • AI now remembers when it has been nuked, for a permanent diplomatic penalty. • AI now recognizes a player that captured their capital for a permanent diplomatic penalty. • End declaration of friendship as soon as war is declared (so cant later get a notification that is has expired). • AI remembers if you satisfied one of their requests (positive modifier, decays over time, based on value of items granted). • AI remembers if you fought against a common foe (positive modifier, decays over time, based on damage done to the common foe). • Track trades between players and allow that to positively influence relationships (the better the deal for the AI, the stronger the modifier). Particularly useful for bribing a hostile AI. AI • Economic AI: Tweaks to improve the number of workers built. • Diplo AI: Correct minor error in calculation by AI to decide if it wants to join a coop war. • City Strategy AI: Fix flavor broadcast to cities just after they are founded. Player level adjustments since start of game weren't being copied over to the new city. • Operational AI: If AI sees that WarState is Calm (i.e. no one has troops near enemy lands), still consider launching an attack if overall military strengths are at least even. • Operational AI: Enhancements to more sensibly pick city from which to launch a naval invasion. • Operational AI: Slightly relax requirements for naval invasion to be on target (to get them onshore and attacking sooner). • Operational/Tactical AI: Fix to movement/deployment for naval invasion forces. • Operational/Tactical AI: Improved weighting and selection of muster and target cities for city attack operations. • Tactical AI: Early game AI tweak to allow occasional sneak attack. • Tactical AI: Improvements in civilian and embarked units targeting. • Tactical AI: Units with defensive embarkation had a combat strength when embarked and were being considered for tactical moves (like making ranged attacks) that they weren't actually eligible for. • Tactical AI: Improved the logic of how units are chosen for tactical moves so embarked units can now drop into place on land as flanking units, bombard units, etc. • Tactical AI: Changes to more effectively use Great Generals offensively. • Tactical AI: Citadels now project danger. • Tactical AI: Units defending citadels are high priority targets; AI will prioritize trying to take these spaces. • Tactical AI: AI will now pillage undefended citadels. • Tactical AI: Be wary when approaching an enemy city; don't close on it if enemy clearly has superiority. • Diplo AI: Make sure the diplomacy AI doesn't declare war on someone they are already at war with. Prevents confusing pop ups. • Operational AI: AI will now correctly abort operations against a player that were started during a war (like gathering a new attack), but could execute after a peace treaty was declared. This corrects the occasional AI declared war during a peace treaty issue. • Operational AI: Fix muster radius for gathering a naval invasion. Invasions won't get stuck trying to gather and will get moving to target sooner now. • Operational AI: Don't allow nuke attacks on tiles that will break a peace treaty. • Homeland AI: Make sure that flavor settings don't prevent workers from building improvements. This would cause some AI players to have large amounts of unimproved space in later parts of the game. • Homeland AI: Fixed a problem that was causing workers to ignore pillaged non-resource and bonus resource tiles. • Rebalanced AI flavors and strategies for unit training to improve AI army composition and build choices. • Allow the AI to consider Pikeman units for offensive roles when they cant build Swordsman or Londswordsman. • Allow Alexander and Darius to consider Hoplites and Immortals for offensive roles early game. • AI players may now use a Great General in early rushes on higher difficulties. • Modified flavor tags for Atomic Bomb and Nuclear Missile so AI builds them only when it decides it specifically wants Nukes. • Block City States from building carriers, atomic weapons. • Strategies for building mobile units now persist into Modern era to help AI decisions for when to build tanks and modern armor. • Damped early game Grand Strategies to give the AI time to expand (AI were sometimes stuck in a single city until late in the game). • Victory adjustments to AI behaviors, including alternate victory paths as back-ups (for example, building the Apollo Program, even if they are not going for a Spaceship victory). • Revise code calculating recommended army size (using smaller armies if the threat is low). • Correct issue that was causing late0game continent-bound AIs to over build units intending to invade, and never properly execute the amphibious invasion. • Scale recommended army sizes based on difficulty level. • AI grand strategy and flavor weighting balance pass. • AI policy choice weighting balance pass. • AI tech choice weighting balance pass. Gameplay • Units: Stealth Bombers can now get promotions. • Units: Add Fortify until Healed option for aircraft. Before, they only healed when inactive, which could cause confusion for the player. • Units: Prevent units with the "No Melee" promotion from capturing cities (archers, catapults, etc.). • Units: Air units must be in a city to upgrade, and no sneaky "I'm on a carrier in the city" either. • Units: Fixed a problem that was allowing units to upgrade in territories that were not their own. • Terrain Improvements: Allow Moai to be built over top of resources. • Terrain Improvements: Correct an issue that resulted in double resources if you founded a city on top of an improved resource plot. • Yields: Fix a load order problem where the lake bonus is not applied to a farm after loading an existing save. • City Management: When selling a building, ensure that all citizens are properly removed. • City Management: When assigning a specialist to a building, make sure we don't accidentally assign more citizens than we have available. • City Management: Fix for an issue that was causing workers to go missing when population went down. • City Management: After the citizen is removed from working, adjust the unassigned worker count before subtracting from the total population. There were rare situations that could cause the worker to disappear. • Culture: Keep the current culture level of the city after it is captured. The culture production will go to 0, but the culture level must remain the same or else a large city will be able to acquire tiles at the same rate as a smaller city. • Exploit: Removed ability to gain additional free settlers/workers by gaming the policy system. • Units: City States in games started in the industrial/modern era now correctly produce workers as needed. • Player is now given the option to return a CS worker that they free from barbarians. • Roads under captured cities no longer charge maintenance. • Machu Picchu no longer destroyed when capturing a city containing Machu Picchu. • Fixed Oligarchy bug that was causing the effect to expire when loading from a save. Mulitplayer • Multiplayer AI is now consistent with Single Player AI. • Hot-Seat is now available through the multiplayer menu. o You can have as many humans playing as available slots in the game. o Password protection is built in. o All maps, including purchased, are available to play in Hot-Seat. o While play-by-email is not yet implemented, we did include an in-between turn saving option for those that want to play via email. Balance Mechanics • Policy Finishers added to all 10 policy trees. Taking all policies in a tree will grant an additional bonus effect. See policy notes below for more information. • Tweaked Policy cost formula (cheaper earlier, more expensive later). • Reduced per-city Policy cost increase by 50%. • Culture from City States tweaked (less early, more later). • Killing a barbarian for a city state now gives 12 influence (was 5). • Production cost adjustments for units/buildings/wonders (mostly a little cheaper, much cheaper late game). • Unhappiness per city increased to 3 from 2. • All great person tile improvements now connect all strategic resources. • Reduced Culture from Goody Huts to 20 from 30. • Defense penalty and city assault bonus promotions are now lost with upgrade. • Research agreements now give a tech boost instead of a free tech. Tech boosts start at 50% of the median value of all techs you can research. Can be boosted to 100% if you both start Rationalism and build the Porcelain Tower. Terrain, Resources, and Improvements • New bonus resource: Stone (+1 production, improved with a Quarry). See the Stone Works building note below for additional details. • Map generation improvements to integrate Stone into production-poor terrain, reducing the temporary usage of Cows. Additionally, will switch grass bonus resources from Cows to Stone when production is needed. • Marsh and Fallout terrain penalty reduced from -33 to -15. • Academy yield increases with Scientific Theory. • Customs House yield increases with Economics. • Manufactory yield increases with Chemistry. • Marble wonder production mod reduced to 15%. • Luxury resources now give 4 Happiness, down from 5. • Remove penalty for improving Tundra, Snow and Desert. • Railroad improvement now takes 3 turns, down from 7. • Scrub Fallout now takes 2 turns, down from 5. • Repair improvement now takes 2 turns, down from 3. • Well improvements now remove jungle/forest/marsh. Buildings • New building: Stone Works: +1 Happiness and +1 production, and +1 production for each source of Marble and Stone worked. Requires Marble or Stone. • Burial Tomb now correctly has an Artist slot. • Mud Pyramid Mosque reduced 1 Culture. • Circus moved to Trapping. • Forge maintenance reduced 1 gold. • Windmill production modifier reduced 5% to 10%. • Monastery base Culture reduced from 3 to 2. Per resource Culture unchanged. • Mint gold per resource reduced by 1 gold. • Coliseum maintenance reduced by 1 gold, Happiness reduced by 1. • Theatre maintenance reduced by 1 gold, Happiness reduced by 1. • Stadium maintenance reduced by 1 gold, Happiness reduced by 1. • Broadcast tower cultural modifier reduced to 33% but now gives 3 Culture. • Armory maintenance reduced by 1 gold and moved to Machinery. • Military academy maintenance reduced by 2 gold. • Arsenal moved to rifling and now provides city defense instead of unit production. • Walls now gives 4 Defense (was 5). • Walls of Babylon now give 6 Defense (was 7.5). • Mughal Fort now gives 6 Defense (was 9). • Castle now gives 4 Defense (was 7.5). • University maintenance reduced by 1 gold and now gives a 33% boost to science instead of 50% (will increase to 50% after adopting Free Thought Policy). • Military Academy now requires Armory instead of Barracks. • Arsenal now requires Castle instead of Military Academy. • Military Base now requires Arsenal. • Wat now requires Library. • Mud Pyramid Mosque now requires Monument. • Harbor naval production reduced 10% but now increases sea resources yield by 1 hammer. • Seaports no longer require a sea resource, they now require a Harbor. Production per sea resource reduced by 1 hammer. • Factory production increased by 1 hammer but modifier decreased to 10%. • Solar/Nuclear plant cost greatly reduced. • Solar/Nuclear plant production increased by 1 hammer but modifier decreased to 15%. • Public School science per population reduced by 50% and now provides a flat 3 science. • Research Laboratory modifier reduced by 50% but now gives a flat 4 science. • Workshop production modifier reduced by 5%. • Barracks, Armory, Military Academy and Krepost now provide experience to all units trained. Wonders • National College moved to Philosophy and reduced by 2 science. • Oxford University now gives 3 additional science. • Great Lighthouse now also provides a free Lighthouse in the city where it was built. • Great library now gives 3 additional science, and provides a free Library in the city where it was built. • Porcelain tower now additionally increases the Science granted when completing Research Agreements by 50%. • Hermitage moved to Acoustics and much cheaper to build. Now requires Opera Houses but gives only a 50% boost to Culture. • Stonehenge Culture reduced to 6 from 8. • Pyramids worker speed increase reduced to 25% from 50% but now give a free Worker when built • Hanging Gardens now give 10 Food instead of 1 population per city and Happiness. • Great Wall now obsoletes with Dynamite instead of metallurgy and gives 3 Culture. Additionally, a free Wall is provided in the city where it was built. • Hagia Sophia great person modifier reduced to 25% from 34%, and gives a free Great Person of your choice. • Eiffel Tower now give 5 Happiness plus 1 for every 2 Policies adopted. • Chichen Itza now grants an additional 4 Happiness. • Machu Picchu trade route gold increased by 5% and also gives a flat 5 gold. • The Colossus now gives an additional 5 gold. • Notre Dame now gives 10 Happiness, up from 5, and 3 Culture. • Sistine Chapel Culture modifier reduced from 33% to 25%. • Kremlin global city defense mod reduced to 25% from 50% but now gives 12 defense in the city where it's built. • Cristo Redentor Policy discount reduced from 25% to 10% but now gives 4 Culture. • Pentagon upgrade cost reduced to 33% from 50% but now gives 3 Culture. • Sydney Opera House moved to Mass Media and gives 50% Culture in the city where it's built plus 4 Culture. • Big Ben hurry modifier reduced to 15% from 25% but now gives a flat 4 gold. • Himeji bonus reduced to 15% from 25%, and provides a free Castle in the city where it was built. • Forbidden Palace now provides -10% unhappiness from Citizens in non-occupied Cities.
Civilization Unique Abilities • Arabia: Bazaar now gives 2 gold on oil/oasis. • America: Remove river start bias. • America: Increase plot buy modifier to 50% from 25%. • China: Great General trait reduced to 50% from 100%. • Babylon: Great Scientist trait reduced to 50% from 100%. • Germany: Now receives a 25% discount on land unit maintenance. • Ottoman: Now receives a 67% discount on naval unit maintenance, and can upgrade Galleys to Triremes. Policies • Liberty and Autocracy are no longer mutually exclusive. • Freedom, Autocracy and Order are now mutually exclusive. • Tradition o Aristocracy now provides +15% Production when building Wonders down from 20%. o Landed Elite now provides 1 Happiness at every 10 Citizens in each City. o Tradition Finisher: +15% Growth and +2 Food in each city. • Liberty o Meritocracy: +1 Happiness for each city connected to your capital, and -5% Unhappiness from citizens in non-occupied cities. o Republic now adds an additional 5% building production modifier. o Liberty Finisher: Great Person of your choice. • Honor o Honor Opener now additionally provides Culture for each barbarian killed. o Warrior Code now also gives 15% melee unit production. o Military Caste now provides +1 Happiness and +2 Culture for each city with a garrison. o Professional Army now reduces cost of upgrading units by 33% and provides +1 Happiness per defensive building (Walls, Castle, Arsenal, Military base). o Honor Finisher: Grants gold for each enemy unit killed. • Piety o Piety Opener now provides a 15% production bonus on Culture buildings. o Free Religion now provides only 1 free Policy but increases the Culture from Monuments, Temples and Monasteries by 1. o Organized Religion now gives 1 Happiness per Monument, Temple and Monastery. o Reformation now increases Culture in all cities with a Wonder by 33%, and starts a Golden Age. o Theocracy now increase gold yield by 10% in cities with a Temple. o Piety Finisher: -10% Culture cost of future Policies. • Patronage o Scholasticism reduced from 33% to 25% o Patronage Finisher: Causes other players influence with City States to decrease 33% more per turn than usual. • Commerce o Naval Tradition policy now also gives +1 moves to embarked units. o Commerce Finisher: +1 Gold per Specialist. • Rationalism o Rationalist Opener now increases the Science granted when completing Research Agreements by 50%. Stacks with Porcelain Tower. o Free Thought now also increases University science yield by 17% o Humanism now also affects Public Schools and Observatories. o Rationalism Finisher: +1 Gold from Science buildings. • Freedom o Freedom Opener now provides 25% Great Person Points in all cities. o Democracy now provides -50% Unhappiness per Specialist. o Constitution now provides +2 Culture per Wonder. o Free Speech now provides 8 maintenance free units. o Freedom Finisher: +100% yield from Great Tile Improvements and increase length of Golden Ages by 50%. • Autocracy o Police State now provides 3 Happiness per Courthouse, and reduces the time it take to build Courthouses by 50%. o Total War now provides +15% Production when building Military Units and +15 XP for new units. o Autocracy Finisher: 30 turn attack bonus of +20%. • Order o Order Opener now provides +1 Happiness per City. o Socialism and Planned Economy swapped places. o Socialism buff to 15% reduction in building maintenance from 10%. o Planned Economy now increases Science yield by 25% in cities with a Factory. o Communism now provides 2 Production and 10% Production towards buildings in each city. o Order Finisher: +1 Food/Production/Science/Gold/Culture per city. • United Front Militaristic City States now grant units twice as often when you are at war with a common foe. Technology • Reduced cost of Calendar, Civil Service, Iron Working, Gunpowder, Rifling and Dynamite. • Scaled up costs of all sciences starting in the mid-renaissance era and on (larger increases later on). • Metal Working requires Construction. • Railroad now requires Dynamite. • Radar now requires Combustion. • Globalization requires Computers, and the cost is increased. • Computers require Radar. • Particle Physics no longer requires Globalization (Space victory now possible without overlapping Diplomatic victory). • Future Tech requires Globalization. • Tech Aesthetics: moved Dynamite and all future technologies around by 1 position for better alignment. Units/Combat • Destroyers no longer start with extra sight. • Extra Sight promotions are now lost with upgrade (Caravel). • Great General promotion spawning effectiveness reduced by 50%. • Mohawk Jungle/Forest bonus reduced to 25% from 50%. • Gunship anti-armor promotions now work correctly. • Jaguar now gets Woodsman promotion. • Minuteman now start with Drill I. • Mohawk Warriors no longer require Iron. • Carriers no longer require Oil. • Destroyer moved to Combustion. • Mechanized infantry moves reduced from 4 to 3. • Galley now upgrades to Trireme. • Ironclad now upgrades to Battleship. • +1 moves for Tank, Panzer, Modern Armor, with no sight penalty. • Increased combat strength of siege weapons to 50% of their ranged strength, increased intrinsic city attack promotions (10%/30% -> 20%/50%). • Increased Incan slinger combat strength slightly. • Increased Crossbowman and Chu-Ko-Nu combat and ranged strength. • Decreased Longswordsman, Fighter, Bomber, Guided Missile, Jet Fighter and corresponding UUs strength. • Removed Mandekalu Cavalry city attack bonus promotion (but still has no penalty). • Reduced Tank, Panzer, Modern Armor to lower tier city attack penalty (-25%, instead of -33%). • Aztec Culture from kills now stacks with new Honor Policy branch opener for double Culture killing barbarians. • Boosted Chariot Archer to strength 4 and ranged 7 (Egypt War Chariot as well). • Drop combat value of Berserker and Huscarl to match Longswordsman. Achievements • Fixed issue for Lancer that was stopping the Model of a Modern Major-General achievement from firing. • Fixed issue with building type comparison that was keeping the Tomb Raider achievement from firing. • Fixed issue that was keeping the Barbary Coast achievement from firing. • Fixed issue with the Flying Fortress achievement that would cause it to fire when the action was performed by an AI player. • Fixed issue with the God is Great achievement that would cause it to fire when the action was performed by an AI player.
Scenarios • Mongol: Disable all victory conditions except domination. • Disable tutorial across all Scenarios.