Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI - Hinkle2K

The Summer 2017 update for Civilization VI is available now for PC players and coming soon for Mac and Linux. There’s one new feature, in particular, that a number of you have been asking for: A restart button to regenerate the map using your current game settings, and the ability to save game configuration settings for future games. In addition, there are balance changes to District costs, some civ-specific adjustments, and a warning when your cities can bombard nearby enemy units.

A complete list of the changes is below:

[NEW]

Nubia
  • Civ Unique Ability: +50% Production toward Ranged units. All Ranged units earn promotions 50% faster. Mines over strategic resources are +1 Production. Mines over bonus and luxury resources are +2 Gold.
  • Queen Amanitore Unique Ability: Kandake of Meroë - +20% Production on all districts rising to +40% if the city contains a Nubian Pyramid adjacent to the City Center.
  • Pitati Archer: Replaces the Archer. Stronger than the Archer with +1 Movement.
  • Nubian Pyramid: Improvement. +1 Faith. Receives additional yields from adjacent districts. +1 Food if adjacent to a city center. For all other districts that award adjacency bonuses: +1 of the appropriate yield if that district is adjacent. Desert, Desert Hills, Floodplains.
    Jebel Barkal Wonder
  • Unlocked at Iron Working. Awards 2 free Iron and +4 Faith to Cities within 6 tiles.
    ‘Gifts of the Nile’ Scenario
    The Nile River is the life-blood of not one ancient civilization, but two: Egypt and Nubia. Although these neighbors and trade partners shared a common river valley and supreme deity (Amun) they were often in direct competition if not outright war. In this head-to-head competitive scenario, you will take the role of one of these powers to see who can truly become the most worthy disciple of the great god Amun by being the first player to create 7 Temples in his honor.
  • Added Restart button to regenerate the map
  • Added the saving of game setup configurations to reuse when starting future games

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[GENERAL BALANCE CHANGES]
  • Reduced the cost of the Aqueduct by 30%, and Sewers by 50%
  • Reduced cost of all other districts by 10%
  • Increased the discount for districts you have less of from 25% to 40%
    Increased costs of district buildings by 10% (except Aerodrome buildings), and increased per settler cost bump by 50%
  • Reduced cost of all spies by 25%
  • The Hanging Gardens now provides +2 Housing in city it is built
  • Walls now provide Tourism, and do not have Maintenance
  • Battering Ram and Siege Tower now upgrade to the Medic support unit, and no longer are functional against a city with Urban Defenses
  • Gave St George an additional Charge
  • Updated Monarchy's Medieval Wall bonus to: "+50% Production toward defensive buildings. +1 Housing for each level of wall."
  • Proselytizer Apostle Promotion only evicts 75% of existing pressure of other religions, not 100%.
  • Press Gangs will now unlock with Exploration and Native Conquest with Colonialism.
  • Increased Anti-Air strength values by 5 across the board. Increased Destroyer AA strength to match other units of the same era.
  • Balance Change to Archer (cost +10) and Maryannu Chariot Archer (cost -20, combat +2, ranged strength +2)
  • Increased cost to repair city outer defenses
  • Moved “Urban Defenses” from Civil Engineering to Steel
[CIV & LEADER SPECIFIC BALANCE CHANGES]
    Norway
  • Thunderbolt of the North gains +50% production of naval melee units
  • Stave Church gains +1 Production for all Coastal resources in the city

    Spain
  • Treasure Fleet civ ability has its gold for intercontinental trade boosted from +4 to +6.
  • Mission: increase from +1 Science to +2 Science if next to a Campus.

  • Scythia’s heal down from 50 to 30.
  • Kongo: 50% more Great People points rather than double.
  • Greece: Award an envoy whenever they complete an Acropolis.
  • France: Catherine’s Flying Squadron now awards a free Spy when the extra capacity is earned at Castles. All spies start as Agents with a free promotion.
[MAP GENERATION]
  • Aluminum may now appear on Plains
  • Increased Lake generation
  • Updated Bonus and Strategic Sea resource generation
  • Fixed river generation on Inland Sea maps
[UI ENHANCEMENTS]
  • Combat Preview UI has received multiple improvements
  • The Civilopedia now shows the number of spies/envoys granted by a civic
  • Multi-turn unit movement paths shown when unit reselected
  • Add Relationships tab to city state Intel Reports which displays that city state's at war status with other civs and city states
  • A popup box is now used to modify deal item values
  • Added leader dialog for Gifts and Demands
  • Scenarios no longer display extraneous UI screens
  • Reports now displays great works, adjacency, and districts information
  • Trade Route chooser automatically selects previously completed trade route
  • Additional improvements to the Trade Route chooser
  • Added a turn blocker notification when city ranged attack is available
  • Tech and Civic Boosts now additionally appear in the notification panel above the turn advancer.
  • A Toggle Strategic View keybinding has been added
[DIPLOMACY ENHANCEMENTS]
  • Added tooltips explaining why you can or cannot declare each kind of war or undertake another diplomatic action.
  • “Are you sure you want to denounce?” confirmation added
  • Liberation changes:
    - Liberating cities can now occur even if you got the city in a deal (peace deals are the most common case of this).
    - A case where the Persian player didn't see "(cede)" or "(return)" besides cities on the peace deal screen has been fixed.
    - When you liberate a city-state your military units are only kicked back from the first ring of hexes around the city; you aren't ejected from their territory entirely.
[AI TUNING]
  • Improved AI ability to move great works around to get theming
  • AI will now better handle air attacks
    - Bombers will attack Districts, Improvements, and then Units in that preference
    - Fighters will prefer to attack other air units
  • Improved desire to pillage cities
  • Improved city planning with regard to adjacency bonuses
  • During city attacks, concentrate unit attacks on more threatening units rather than spreading out
  • Fixed a bug that resulted in the AI overestimating the value of demand tribute
  • Adjust AI acceptance of embassies to be a bit more like what they already do for delegations
  • Specifically, they probably will reject it if they're unfriendly, will accept at neutral unless they have any other reason against it (close balance) and will generally accept it at friendly unless they have a strong reason against.
  • In evaluating deals, the AI will mark elements that are unacceptable at any price, and expose that to the player
  • Improve ability to utilize city-states, beyond just suzerainty
  • As a player approaches victory, AI will become less friendly and more aggressive
[MULTIPLAYER]
  • Improved stability after receiving a multiplayer join error
  • Fixed unnecessary host migration when exiting a LAN game
  • Fixed an occasional hang during wars in dynamic turn mode
  • Miscellaneous UI fixes and stability improvements
[BUG FIXES]
  • Fixed an issue where plot tooltips would show when we didn’t want them to
  • Fixed multiple issues with Air combat
  • City Banners were not reacting to population changed events
  • Barbarian camp art will now update as the game progresses into later eras
  • Fixed an issue where pillaged improvements lost their pantheon bonuses forever
  • District repair costs now computed properly based on both game speed and start era. Will always be 25% of the cost of creating a new district of that type.
  • Correct Alexander’s “To the World’s End” healing ability so it only triggers if the city has a COMPLETED wonder in it.
  • Wonders should always be repairable after they have been hit by a nuclear blast
  • Fixed issues with Reports screen totals not adding correctly
  • Additional bug fixes.
[MISC]
  • Added new visualization for desert mountains

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Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI - Hinkle2K

Amanitore, a Nubian Kandake (queen), was one of the last great builders within the Kushitic Kingdom of Meroë. She ruled an area between the Nile and Atbara rivers.

https://youtu.be/lmYH3G0DIUQ

Many Kandake are described as warrior queens who led forces into battle, but references to Amanitore also point to an unprecedented time of growth through building.  The sheer number of structures completed during her reign – the middle part of the first century – suggest this was a very prosperous time for the kingdom.

Amanitore was involved in restoring the large temple for Amun at Meroë and the Amun temple at Napata after it was destroyed by the Romans. Water retention reservoirs were erected at Meroë during her reign. Amun temples at Naqa and Amara were also built at this time.

 
UNIQUE UNIT: Pítati
Nubian warriors were widely respected as master archers (Pítati). In fact, the ancient Egyptian term for Nubia was “Ta-Seti,” which meant “Land of the Bow.” The Pítati were even used as mercenaries by neighboring kingdoms. The first recorded use of Nubian Pítati was by Weni of the Sixth Dynasty of Egypt during the Old Kingdom of Egypt, about 2300 BC. The Pítati replaces the Ancient Era Archer for Nubia. It is stronger and faster than the ancient Archer and upgrades to Crossbowman.


UNIQUE IMPROVEMENT: Nubian Pyramid
More than 200 Nubian Pyramids were built between 300 B.C. and A.D. 350. The Nubian Pyramid differs greatly from neighboring Egyptian edifices in that they are typically narrower at the base (measuring 26 feet, at most) and rise at a steeper angle (roughly 70 degrees) rising approximately 20-98 feet in height. An Egyptian Pyramid, by comparison, had foundations at least five times larger at 40-50 degree angles.

A Nubian Pyramid can be built on Desert, Desert Hills or in Floodplains regions. They provide Faith, as well as additional yields based on the adjacent District, or Food for the City Center.


SCENARIO: “The Gift of the Nile”
Nubia lies in modern-day Sudan, south of Egypt. So, for the new “Gifts of the Nile” Scenario, you lead either Nubia or Egypt to see who will control the Nile River. The winner is the first civilization to complete seven Temples dedicated to Amun in this 125-turn scenario.

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Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI - Hinkle2K

2K and Firaxis are excited to announce the inclusion of all-new content for the Civilization VI Digital Deluxe edition, enhancing its value to deliver both strong savings and countless turns for fans of the award-winning Sid Meier’s Civilization franchise.

It’s important to us that wherever Civilization fans live around the world, that the Digital Deluxe edition provides a great value. We saw that prices with certain currencies didn’t live up to the savings we’re looking to deliver, and so we are excited to offer this new content at no additional charge to those who purchase, or already own, the Civilization VI Digital Deluxe edition.

In the coming months, we’ll be releasing two additional Civilization & Scenario Packs for Civilization VI that will introduce three new leaders representing civilizations from Africa and Southeast Asia. This content will appear automatically for purchasers of the Civilization VI Digital Deluxe edition upon release.

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Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI - Aspyr_Lucy


The next update in the award-winning Sid Meier’s Civilization franchise is live for Mac and Linux on Steam! This update includes a number of balance changes, AI adjustments, multiplayer changes, and bug fixes. There is also a new premium DLC available for purchase!

Persia and Macedon Civilization & Scenario Pack

Persia, led by Cyrus, is perfect for players who want to build a rich empire, and who aren’t afraid to launch a sudden, unexpected military strike. Macedon, led by Alexander the Great, is a powerhouse conquering civ, with special units and abilities that let Macedon bring the world under its control from early in the game.

The DLC pack also includes two new Wonders and a new Scenario: The Conquests of Alexander. Can you conquer the known world before your time runs out?

For the full set of changes to the Steam Mac/Linux version, see below:

Civilization VI Mac/Linux – 1.0.0.129

[BALANCE CHANGES]

• Harbors now give a major adjacency bonus with the City Center, +1 Food to all Coast tiles when the Lighthouse is built, and +2 Gold to all Coast tiles when the Seaport is built.

• Australia now gets +1 for Charming/+3 for Breathtaking on the four affected
districts (had been +2/+4) to compensate for the Harbor boost above

• Royal Navy Dockyard now always provides +1 Trade Route capacity, even if the city already has a Commercial Hub. This makes it more useful, even when
England builds it on its home continent.

• Added “Future Civic” to the end of the Civics Tree, a repeatable Civic to research and add to the player score.

• Bomber units are now more effective against cities.

• Swordsman are now reduced to 36 combat strength.

• Damages now remain on City and Encampments when a city is traded.

• Siege units with bonus movement (e.g. from Great Generals or Persian surprise war) can still shoot after moving as long as they still have 2 MP.

• Adjusted Warmonger penalties for Diplomatic status:

o When applying a warmonger diplomatic penalty for EITHER declaring war or capturing a city, reduce that penalty if you are enemies with the target of that warmongering as follows:

-20% warmongering if this is against a player you have denounced

-40% warmongering if this is against a player you are at war with

o NOTE: This is not used in situations where you are fighting a Joint War
against the target power or when Sumeria joins as ally in war (in both those cases the penalty is still zero).

o EXAMPLE: Macedon is at war with Persia. If India goes to war with Persia
sometime in the middle of this Macedonian/Persian War and captures a
Persian city, Macedon will reduce its warmonger penalty against India by
40%.

• Adjusted Warmonger penalties for City Population:

o When applying a warmonger diplomatic penalty for capturing a city, reduce that penalty if the city is smaller than the average city in the game as follows:

If the city’s population after conquest is below the average population of all
the cities in the game, reduce the warmonger penalty by the percentage that city’s population is below the average.

o EXAMPLE: Persepolis is conquered and its population after conquest is 6.
But the average size of a city in the game is 8. So this city is 2 / 8 = 25%
below the size of the average city in the game. Therefore the warmonger
penalty is reduced by 25%.

[AI TUNING]

• Improved coordination for multiple attacking units.

• Ranged units better understand how to capture civilian units.

• AI should now generally accept embassies when neutral, and reject when
unfriendly.

• When asking an AI to equalize a deal that has elements on both sides of the
deal, it will consider a gold-only change before looking at other possibilities.

• Increased AI’s desire to repair pillaged Districts and Buildings.

• Minor civs will no longer go after policies that give them extra influence they can never use.

• Made it easier to meet the positive side of the environmentalist agenda

• AI will now build multiple Neighborhoods.

[BUG FIXES]

• The Great Works tooltip in the deal now shows extended information.

• Melee units can no longer attack embarked units.

• Pillaged improvements no longer provide Pantheon bonuses.

• Fixed double-counting of Appeal from Improvements.

• Fixed broken gossip message about Seaside Resorts that made them always mention a "lost city".

• John Curtin is now referred to as “Prime Minister” and not “President” in the
Outback Tycoon scenario.

• Fixed an issue where previously constructed buildings were not showing up
properly on the Production Chooser.

• The World Tracker now keeps its open/closed state between turns.

• Additional bug fixes.

[MULTIPLAYER]

• Updating Global Thermonuclear War scenario's Proxy War victory condition to support team play.

• Expanded internet games list to show results from additional regions

• Games list was frequently not showing all available games due to UI bug.

[MISC]

• Added more civs to the True Start Location Earth map.

• Separated war/peace notifications into major civs vs. city-state.

• Added additional information to Defeat/Victory screens, so players will be clearer on why they have lost the game.

• Added "special ability" stars to techs and civics that unlock new functionality.

• Added invasion warnings to Poland scenario

• Added new Capabilities data base table to disable select game systems for
scenarios and mods.

• Added text labels differentiating Official and Community content in the Lobby
screen.

[ADDITONAL CONTENT]

• Fixed issues in the Additional Content menu with mods that contained very long strings.

• The "ImportFiles" modding action now works as a Frontend action.

• The "UpdateIcons" action now supports SQL files in addition to XML files.

• Multiple files can now be specified in the "AddGameplayScripts" Ingame action.

• Added a "DoNothing" Frontend action and Ingame action. This action is useful as a placeholder or as a container that includes other actions.

• The localization database is now written out to the cache folder.
Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI - melaine.brou

This update for Civilization VI, available now for PC players and coming soon for Mac and Linux, includes a number of balance changes, AI adjustments, multiplayer changes, and bug fixes.

The Harbor balance change, included in this patch, will bring the strength of the various districts in line with each other. In addition, there are now added nuances to the warmonger penalties so they only hit with their full strength if you are truly wresting valuable cities from your opponents.
A complete list of changes in the Spring 2017 Update is below:

[BALANCE CHANGES]

• Harbors now give a major adjacency bonus with the City Center, +1 Food to all Coast tiles when the Lighthouse is built, and +2 Gold to all Coast tiles when the Seaport is built.
• Australia now gets +1 for Charming/+3 for Breathtaking on the four affected districts (had been +2/+4) to compensate for the Harbor boost above
• Royal Navy Dockyard now always provides +1 Trade Route capacity, even if the city already has a Commercial Hub. This makes it more useful, even when England builds it on its home continent.
• Added “Future Civic” to the end of the Civics Tree, a repeatable Civic to research and add to the player score.
• Bomber units are now more effective against cities.
• Swordsman are now reduced to 36 combat strength.
• Damages now remain on City and Encampments when a city is traded.
• Siege units with bonus movement (e.g. from Great Generals or Persian surprise war) can still shoot after moving as long as they still have 2 MP.
• Adjusted Warmonger penalties for Diplomatic status:
o When applying a warmonger diplomatic penalty for EITHER declaring war or capturing a city, reduce that penalty if you are enemies with the target of that warmongering as follows:
-20% warmongering if this is against a player you have denounced
-40% warmongering if this is against a player you are at war with
o NOTE: This is not used in situations where you are fighting a Joint War against the target power or when Sumeria joins as ally in war (in both those cases the penalty is still zero).
o EXAMPLE: Macedon is at war with Persia. If India goes to war with Persia sometime in the middle of this Macedonian/Persian War and captures a Persian city, Macedon will reduce its warmonger penalty against India by 40%.
• Adjusted Warmonger penalties for City Population:
o When applying a warmonger diplomatic penalty for capturing a city, reduce that penalty if the city is smaller than the average city in the game as follows:
If the city’s population after conquest is below the average population of all the cities in the game, reduce the warmonger penalty by the percentage that city’s population is below the average.
o EXAMPLE: Persepolis is conquered and its population after conquest is 6. But the average size of a city in the game is 8. So this city is 2 / 8 = 25% below the size of the average city in the game. Therefore the warmonger penalty is reduced by 25%.


[AI TUNING]

• Improved coordination for multiple attacking units.
• Ranged units better understand how to capture civilian units.
• AI should now generally accept embassies when neutral, and reject when unfriendly.
• When asking an AI to equalize a deal that has elements on both sides of the deal, it will consider a gold-only change before looking at other possibilities.
• Increased AI’s desire to repair pillaged Districts and Buildings.
• Minor civs will no longer go after policies that give them extra influence they can never use.
• Made it easier to meet the positive side of the environmentalist agenda
• AI will now build multiple Neighborhoods.

[BUG FIXES]

• The Great Works tooltip in the deal now shows extended information.
• Melee units can no longer attack embarked units.
• Pillaged improvements no longer provide Pantheon bonuses.
• Fixed double-counting of Appeal from Improvements.
• Fixed broken gossip message about Seaside Resorts that made them always mention a "lost city".
• John Curtin is now referred to as “Prime Minister” and not “President” in the Outback Tycoon scenario.
• Fixed an issue where previously constructed buildings were not showing up properly on the Production Chooser.
• The World Tracker now keeps its open/closed state between turns.
• Additional bug fixes.

[MULTIPLAYER]

• Updating Global Thermonuclear War scenario's Proxy War victory condition to support team play.
• Expanded internet games list to show results from additional regions
• Games list was frequently not showing all available games due to UI bug.

[MISC]

• Added more civs to the True Start Location Earth map.
• Separated war/peace notifications into major civs vs. city-state.
• Added additional information to Defeat/Victory screens, so players will be clearer on why they have lost the game.
• Added "special ability" stars to techs and civics that unlock new functionality.
• Added invasion warnings to Poland scenario
• Added new Capabilities data base table to disable select game systems for scenarios and mods.
• ARX functionality updates for scenarios.
• Added text labels differentiating Official and Community content in the Lobby screen.

[ADDITONAL CONTENT]

• In Game
o Fixed issues in the Additional Content menu with mods that contained very long strings.
o The "ImportFiles" modding action now works as a Frontend action.
o The "UpdateIcons" action now supports SQL files in addition to XML files.
o Multiple files can now be specified in the "AddGameplayScripts" Ingame action.
o Added a "DoNothing" Frontend action and Ingame action. This action is useful as a placeholder or as a container that includes other actions.
o The localization database is now written out to the cache folder.
• Development Tools
o The SDK launcher will now close after the user has clicked on an application to launch.
o ModBuddy will no longer display a 'Parameter "escapedValue" cannot be null.' error when the Development Assets are not installed.
o Added SQL syntax coloring to ModBuddy.


Persia and Macedon Civilization & Scenario Pack
Get ready to rule the classical world with two new civs for Civilization VI!
Persia, led by Cyrus, is perfect for players who want to build a rich empire, and who aren’t afraid to launch a sudden, unexpected military strike. Macedon, led by Alexander the Great, is a powerhouse conquering civ, with special units and abilities that let Macedon bring the world under its control from early in the game. The DLC pack also includes two new Wonders, and a new Scenario: The Conquests of Alexander. Can you conquer the known world before your time runs out?

The Persia and Macedon Civilization & Scenario Pack is available now for PC players and coming soon for Mac and Linux. Anyone who purchased the Digital Deluxe Edition of Civilization VI will receive this DLC pack automatically.

o Persia
- Civ Unique Ability: +1 Trade Route capacity when Political Philosophy developed. Receive +2 Gold and +1 Culture for routes between your own cities. Roads in your territory enhance movement as if one level more advanced.
- Cyrus Unique Ability: +2 Movement for the first 10 turns after declaring a Surprise War. No penalties to yields in occupied cities. Declaring a Surprise War only counts as a Formal War for the purpose of warmongering and war weariness.
- Immortal: Persian unique melee unit that replaces the Swordsman. Melee class unit with a ranged attack, Range 2. Strong defense strength.
- Pairidaeza: Improvement. Unlocked at State Workforce. Cannot be built adjacent to another Pairidaeza. Provides +2 Gold +1 Culture; +1 Gold for each adjacent City Center and Commercial Hub; +1 Culture for each adjacent Theater and Holy Site. +2 Appeal. +1 Culture at Rapid Deployment. Culture into Tourism at Flight.

WATCH: Civilization VI - First Look: Persia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIhkrcFIVow&t=3s
o Macedon
- Civ Unique Ability: Receive boosts upon city conquest: a Eureka for each Encampment or Campus in the conquered city and an Inspiration for each Holy Site or Theater Square.
- Alexander Unique Ability: ”To the World’s End.” Cities do not incur war weariness. All military units heal completely when this player captures a city with a world wonder.
- Hetairoi: Macedonian unique heavy cavalry unit that replaces the Horseman. Additional +5 Combat Strength when adjacent to a Great General. +5 Great General points when killing an enemy unit. Starts with 1 free Promotion.
- Hypaspist: Macedonian unique melee unit that replaces the Swordsman. +5 Combat Strength when besieging districts. 50% Additional Support Bonus.
- Basilikoi Paides: Replaces the Barracks and unlocked at Iron Working. +25%XP per combat for Melee/Ranged/Anti-Cav class units/Hetairoi; +1 GPP (Great General). 1 specialist slot (Commander). +1 Housing. +1 Production; +25% of Units Production Cost Turns into Science when the Unit is completed.

WATCH: Civilization VI - First Look: Macedon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUUMqYSHG2k&t=5s

o Apadana Wonder
- +2 Envoy each time you build a wonder including this one in this city. Awards two Great Work slots.

o Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
- All Great Admirals can use their retirement bonus twice. All Great Engineers have +1 Charge. Awards a free Great Admiral.

o ‘Conquests of Alexander’ Scenario
- In this timed single-player scenario, you must rush to expand your empire to truly earn the title of "Alexander the Great." This scenario emphasizes combat, territorial expansion, and calculated use of the Great Generals who will fight by your side. To win, conquer every city on the map within a number of turns determined by your difficulty level. Don’t lose your Great General Alexander the Great, or you will lose immediately!

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Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI - 2kasia*****01
The ‘Spring 2017’ update for Civilization VI will be coming this week to PC and coming soon for Mac and Linux.

This update will include a number of balance changes, AI adjustments, multiplayer changes, and bug fixes.

The Harbor balance change, included in this patch, will bring the strength of the various districts in line with each other. In addition, there will now be added nuances to the warmonger penalties so they only hit with their full strength if you are truly wresting valuable cities from your opponents.

A complete list of changes in the ‘Spring 2017’ Update is below:

[BALANCE CHANGES]
  • Harbors now give a major adjacency bonus with the City Center, +1 Food to all Coast tiles when the Lighthouse is built, and +2 Gold to all Coast tiles when the Seaport is built.
  • Australia now gets +1 for Charming/+3 for Breathtaking on the four affected districts (had been +2/+4) to compensate for the Harbor boost above
  • Royal Navy Dockyard now always provides +1 Trade Route capacity, even if the city already has a Commercial Hub. This makes it more useful, even when England builds it on its home continent.
  • Added “Future Civic” to the end of the Civics Tree, a repeatable Civic to research and add to the player score.
  • Bomber units are now more effective against cities.
  • Swordsman are now reduced to 36 combat strength.
  • Damages now remain on City and Encampments when a city is traded.
  • Siege units with bonus movement (e.g. from Great Generals or Persian surprise war) can still shoot after moving as long as they still have 2 MP.
  • Adjusted Warmonger penalties for Diplomatic status:
    • When applying a warmonger diplomatic penalty for EITHER declaring war or capturing a city, reduce that penalty if you are enemies with the target of that warmongering as follows:
      • -20% warmongering if this is against a player you have denounced
      • -40% warmongering if this is against a player you are at war with
    • NOTE: This is not used in situations where you are fighting a Joint War against the target power or when Sumeria joins as ally in war (in both those cases the penalty is still zero).
    • EXAMPLE: Macedon is at war with Persia. If India goes to war with Persia sometime in the middle of this Macedonian/Persian War and captures a Persian city, Macedon will reduce its warmonger penalty against India by 40%.
  • Adjusted Warmonger penalties for City Population:
    • When applying a warmonger diplomatic penalty for capturing a city, reduce that penalty if the city is smaller than the average city in the game as follows:
      • If the city’s population after conquest is below the average population of all the cities in the game, reduce the warmonger penalty by the percentage that city’s population is below the average.
    • EXAMPLE: Persepolis is conquered and its population after conquest is 6. But the average size of a city in the game is 8. So this city is 2 / 8 = 25% below the size of the average city in the game. Therefore the warmonger penalty is reduced by 25%.
[AI TUNING]
  • Improved coordination for multiple attacking units.
  • Ranged units better understand how to capture civilian units.
  • AI should now generally accept embassies when neutral, and reject when unfriendly.
  • When asking an AI to equalize a deal that has elements on both sides of the deal, it will consider a gold-only change before looking at other possibilities.
  • Increased AI’s desire to repair pillaged Districts and Buildings.
  • Minor civs will no longer go after policies that give them extra influence they can never use.
  • Made it easier to meet the positive side of the environmentalist agenda
  • AI will now build multiple Neighborhoods.

[BUG FIXES]
  • The Great Works tooltip in the deal now shows extended information.
  • Melee units can no longer attack embarked units.
  • Pillaged improvements no longer provide Pantheon bonuses.
  • Fixed double-counting of Appeal from Improvements.
  • Fixed broken gossip message about Seaside Resorts that made them always mention a "lost city".
  • John Curtin is now referred to as “Prime Minister” and not “President” in the Outback Tycoon scenario.
  • Fixed an issue where previously constructed buildings were not showing up properly on the Production Chooser.
  • The World Tracker now keeps its open/closed state between turns.
  • Additional bug fixes.

[MULTIPLAYER]
  • Updating Global Thermonuclear War scenario's Proxy War victory condition to support team play.
  • Expanded internet games list to show results from additional regions
  • Games list was frequently not showing all available games due to UI bug.


[MISC]
  • Added more civs to the True Start Location Earth map.
  • Separated war/peace notifications into major civs vs. city-state.
  • Added additional information to Defeat/Victory screens, so players will be clearer on why they have lost the game.
  • Added "special ability" stars to techs and civics that unlock new functionality.
  • Added invasion warnings to Poland scenario
  • Added new Capabilities data base table to disable select game systems for scenarios and mods.
  • ARX functionality updates for scenarios.
  • Added text labels differentiating Official and Community content in the Lobby screen.

[ADDITONAL CONTENT]

  • In Game
    • Fixed issues in the Additional Content menu with mods that contained very long strings.
    • The "ImportFiles" modding action now works as a Frontend action.
    • The "UpdateIcons" action now supports SQL files in addition to XML files.
    • Multiple files can now be specified in the "AddGameplayScripts" Ingame action.
    • Added a "DoNothing" Frontend action and Ingame action. This action is useful as a placeholder or as a container that includes other actions.
    • The localization database is now written out to the cache folder.
  • Development Tools
    • The SDK launcher will now close after the user has clicked on an application to launch.
    • ModBuddy will no longer display a 'Parameter "escapedValue" cannot be null.' error when the Development Assets are not installed.
    • Added SQL syntax coloring to ModBuddy.
Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI - Hinkle2K

Alexander the Great, born in 356 BC, was a king of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and one of the greatest conquerors the world has ever known. Alexander’s military campaign stretched from Greece on through Asia and northeast Africa, subsequently overthrowing Persian king Darius III and dispatching the Persian Empire in its entirety – all before his 30th birthday.

While undefeated in battle, Alexander met his end during his decade-long campaign. After pushing his war-weary and homesick soldiers into India in 326 BC, they implored him to turn back and he acquiesced, passing away three years later in the city he had planned to make the capital of his empire: Babylon.

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Alexander’s tactics are taught in modern military academies to this day, and he is considered one of the greatest military commanders and most influential human beings to have ever lived.



Unique Unit: The Hypaspist

The Hypaspists, shield-bearing soldiers wielding a long spear and short sword, were among Macedon’s soldier elite. Similar to Hoplites, these units were differentiated by their more ornate equipment and were usually positioned on the flanks of the phalanx – a singular group of soldiers moving in close shoulder-to-shoulder formation. The Hypaspists’ job was to guard the flanks of the pikemen comprising the majority of the phalanx, as these pikemen wielded massive spears between 18-22 feet long and were quite vulnerable to attacks from the side.



Unique Unit: The Hetairoi

The Hetairoi, Alexander’s unique replacement for the Horseman, is a fast Heavy Cavalry unit widely considered the greatest cavalry of the ancient world. Additionally, the Hetairoi are widely recognized as the world’s first shock troops – a military unit designed to penetrate enemy defenses and attack vulnerable rear flanks. Chosen Hetaroi were elevated to the status of elite guard for the king, and would ride atop only the best horses.



Unique Building: Basilikoi Paides

Throughout Macedon’s conquests, often young boys would be taken as political hostages and raised as Macedonians. These boys, along with Macedon’s noble sons, received education and training at the Basilikoi Paides, which is roughly translated as “royal page school.” No expense was spared in securing the best tutors for the Basilikoi Paides, where boys were taught to serve, honor and protect the king, and to serve Macedon’s interests above all else.

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Cyrus II of Persia, more commonly known as Cyrus the Great, founded the Achaemenid (Persian) Empire. Prior to the conquests of Alexander the Great, the Persian Empire was the largest the world had ever seen.

He built his empire through a series of brilliant military campaigns, starting with the surprise invasion of his Median grandfather, Astyages, followed by conquest of the lands of the Lydians, Elamites, Babylonians, Syria, Judea, and Patrea, after which he felt comfortable enough to declare himself “King of the Four Corners of the World.”

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Although he has something of a reputation for ruthlessness, even by the standard of the ancient world (some of his conquests had been against one-time allies or distant family), Cyrus was also known for respecting the customs and religions of the lands he conquered. His call for the repatriation of Jewish people following his conquest of the Babylonian Empire is easily one of the more famous examples of this.

His death is given in a story by Herodotus at the hands of Tomyris of Scythia, so you may want to go back and check out our entry on the Scythian queen to refresh your memory.


Unique Unit: The Immortal

Persia’s elite heavy foot soldier, the Immortal, served as both guard of sovereign and state. It is said that Persia’s army consisted of 10,000 Immortals, and that each Immortal was equipped with both long-range and short-range armaments.


Unique Improvement: The Pairidaeza

The Pairidaeza, or Persian Gardens, are closed collections of exquisite foliage meant to convey the feeling of paradise on Earth. Persian Gardens are represented throughout Persian literature and culture as places of relaxation, both in the sense of leisure and spirituality.

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We’ve got two new civs coming soon for Civilization VI! The first is Persia, led by Cyrus, and you can check it out here. Persia is a civ perfect for the player who wants to build a rich empire, but isn’t afraid to launch a sudden, unexpected military strike. This DLC pack will be unlocked automatically for everyone who purchased the Digital Deluxe Edition of Civilization VI.

In addition, the Spring 2017 update to Civilization VI will come with balance changes, multiplayer changes, and bug fixes for everyone who owns the game!

Stay tuned as we share more details on the upcoming Double Civilization & Scenario Pack and the upcoming update!

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We’ve released a free demo today for Civilization VI, available to download for all PC Steam users. To download the demo, simply head on over to the Civilization VI Steam page and click the “Download PC Demo” button on the right.

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You’ll have the option to play as Qin Shi Huang on a fixed map with America, Egypt and Sumeria. You will also have the option to play the Civilization VI tutorial, which features Sumeria and Egypt. Both options are locked at 60 turns, and once you’ve reached the conclusion of the demo you will have the option to purchase Civilization VI or you can play the demo or the tutorial again. There is no limit to how many times you can play the demo.

For newcomers to Civilization VI and the Civilization franchise, we have put together a list of our top 10 tips that will help you build your empire and face early challenges like barbarians. You can access our Beginner’s Guide right here.

Today also marks the beginning of the 2K Publisher Sale on Steam. Should you enjoy your time with the free Civilization VI demo, you can purchase the full base game or Digital Deluxe version at a discounted price. This offer is valid through 10am PT on March 20, 2017.

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