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Old November 18th, 2006, 06:07 PM
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Default OT: Civ 3 Complete Edition or Civ 4?

I am in the mood for some Civ again. Civ 1, Civ 2 and Alpha Centauri rank among my favorite games. So, I figured it would be nice to try out a newer version. I have never tried Civ 3, but Civ 4 is already out.

If you tried either or both of these games, which one would you recommend? The already somewhat old but patched, bug fixed (?) and expanded Complete Edition of Civ 3. Or the new and better(?) Civ 4.

Any opinions are welcome. What are the main differences between the two versions? Is there anything good in Civ 3 that is missing in Civ 4?
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Old November 18th, 2006, 06:40 PM
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Default Re: OT: Civ 3 Complete Edition or Civ 4?

I have both but I'd have to say I play Civ III more than I do IV but I don't have any of the expansions for IV.
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Default Re: OT: Civ 3 Complete Edition or Civ 4?

I've both (Civ3 Complete and Civ4+WL), I'd say go for the 4, it's really more beautiful and innovative (religion, techs requiring this *or* that, unit experience...). Only thing I lack is the att/def characteristics, now they have one overall "combat" value.
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Old November 18th, 2006, 07:28 PM
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Default Re: OT: Civ 3 Complete Edition or Civ 4?

Civ 3 is a terrible game, even with the expansions. Don't bother with it. Civ 4 is a decent game. Wonder how that Fall From Heaven 2 mod is progressing...
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Default Re: OT: Civ 3 Complete Edition or Civ 4?

Civ 4 is absolutely amazing. Have the previous graphics card issues with nvidia been fixed? I use ATI and its always worked well, but I think for at least a year after release it crashed a lot with nvidia cards, caused a LOT of heartache amongst the populace...

I can't recommend civ4 enough. Plus it's incredibly moddable!!!
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Default Re: OT: Civ 3 Complete Edition or Civ 4?

I'd reccomend playing more Alpha Centauri, Civ 3 isn't too bad though. I wouldn't reccomend Civ 4 though, it's a complete disappointment, which is a shame because I own all the civ games except civ 4.
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Default Re: OT: Civ 3 Complete Edition or Civ 4?

The moddability of Civ4 puts SE5 to shame. Too bad it still has that shallow Civ gameplay. :-\
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Civ 4 is absolutely amazing. Have the previous graphics card issues with nvidia been fixed? I use ATI and its always worked well, but I think for at least a year after release it crashed a lot with nvidia cards, caused a LOT of heartache amongst the populace...

I can't recommend civ4 enough. Plus it's incredibly moddable!!!
In my experience it was the reverse, ie compat problems with ATI in the first game release, then fixed. I've had an ATI 9600 since 3 weeks ago, then a GF6600, and no problems at all with the later !
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Default Re: OT: Civ 3 Complete Edition or Civ 4?

Civ 4.

I have the first edition of both games. Aside from graphical problems and some quality controls (play disc 2 - really use disc 1) I like Civ 4 better.
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Civ 4 has many fine elements. The multiplay is practically solid, and could only dream that SE4 or SE5 would play as well. There are more mods and such than you can shake a stick at.
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