Eric Mesa | February 26, 2010
Do not be fooled by the Civ IV part of the title to the updated to the classic Colonization. You do so at your own peril; well, your colony’s peril. Colonization is primarily a game of economics while Civilization is primarily a game of domination. In Civ you work the tiles around your city and [...]
Eric Mesa | July 1, 2008
I played some Beyond the Sword this weekend. First game was my first civ game in what has to be at least half a year. I’ve just been busy with other hobbies/games. This was the first time I was actually able to have a Corporation. I built the Sushi and Cereal corporations. Pretty interesting concept. [...]
Eric Mesa | July 23, 2007
Will be out either tomorrow or wednesday. Gamestop says tomorrow and Best Buy’s website says Wednesday. I played one last Warlords Game and did pretty well. I think this was my third best score in the expansion pack. So you can download it and play this last turn and add it to your high score [...]
Eric Mesa | July 26, 2006
Just finished my first Warlords game and I won a domination victory with my highest score ever! 12108!! Got ranked as Charlemagne! Save file to uploaded in the future.
Eric Mesa | July 25, 2006
There is a new, war oriented opening movie that kicks butt! The opening screen no longer plays the happy Lion King-like theme, but a more ominous one. Instead of a nice happy world in the background to the main menu, we have an impatient looking warrior who likes to twirl his sword. Impressive!
Eric Mesa | July 25, 2006
Before I get to playing civ4: Warlods, I wanted to share my best high score ever in civ4. It was as the Eric-Chin IV of the Chinese. My final score was 7217 (the next one is 5699! as the japanese) and I finished in 1988 AD with a Domination victory in Chieftain difficulty. I might [...]
Eric Mesa | July 24, 2006
Today is the official release of Civ4: Warlords! Go get it, but make sure you leave me a copy!
Eric Mesa | May 5, 2006
I played a civ4 scenario for the first time last night. I played the American Revolution as the British. The map was really neat to play on, as they duplicated the eastern US pretty well. Each side starts out with about half of the cities on the map. Various actions cause loyalists to join the [...]
Eric Mesa | January 16, 2006
The computer kept declaring war on me and finally I got sick of being on the defensive. To speed things up, I declared war on EVERYONE! It still took a few turns! This time I’m playing as my original civ, the Japanese. Let’s see if I can lead the Japanese to victory at Warlord setting.
Eric Mesa | January 14, 2006
Finished my German game in civ4 and now onto warlord. I’ve never been this high up in civ before. Hopefully they don’t crush me!
Eric Mesa | January 12, 2006
I’ll post my file from my last game soon. Just started a new civ4 game with 2 new elements. First of all, I’m playing pangea so boats are irrelevant. Second, I’m playing Germans which have some differences from previous civs I’ve played (Japanese and Chinese). One primary difference is that the German special unit comes [...]
Eric Mesa | January 7, 2006
At first, Civ4 seemed not to play much better on this computer with twice the stats of my old machine. Yeah, the game didn’t take 15 minutes to load, but it wasn’t as close to instantaneous as I’d hoped. But then I slowly began to see the places where Civ4 was much better on this [...]
Eric Mesa | December 10, 2005
My wife asked me a poignant question a couple of weeks ago, “If Linux is SOOO awesome, why don’t you stop using Windows?” I told her that I couldn’t play civ4. “I thought you said it was ready for use and equal to Windows,” she continued. And I realized, there are probably some others who [...]
Eric Mesa | December 6, 2005
I was surprised that, by only raising the level of difficulty by one, the computer opponents in civ4 began to fight each other. In this instance, it was to my advantage because Washington of the Americans attacked Peter of the Russians, who I was planning to attack anyway. I think I will play my fourth [...]
Eric Mesa | November 28, 2005
I’m a couple of days late, but – the patch is out! Click on advanced -> check for updates. Civfantics.com has the details of the patch.