- 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.
- 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 games played post-patch will apply.
- Great People progress UI addition (upper-left Info 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.
- 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 can't later get a notification that it 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.
- 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 can't build Swordsman or Longswordsman.
- Allow Alexander and Darius to consider Hoplites and Immortals for offensive roles in 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.
- Dampen 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 late-game continent-bound AI’s 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.
- 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.
- Multiplayer AI is now consistent with Single Player AI.
- Hot-Seat is now available through the multiplayer menu.
- You can have as many humans playing as available slots in the game.
- Password protection is built in.
- All maps, including purchased and user-created, are available to play in Hot-Seat.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Colosseum 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 Bablylon 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.
- 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.
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 Galley’s to Trireme’s.
- Liberty and Autocracy are no longer mutually exclusive.
- Freedom, Autocracy and Order are now mutually exclusive.
- Aristocracy now provides 15% Production when building Wonders down from 20%.
- Landed Elite now provides 1 Happiness at every 10 Citizens in each City.
- Tradition Finisher: 15% Growth and 2 Food in each city.
- Meritocracy: 1 Happiness for each city connected to your capital, and -5% Unhappiness from citizens in non-occupied cities.
- Republic now adds an additional 5% building production modifier.
- Liberty Finisher: Great Person of your choice.
- Honor Opener now additionally provides Culture for each barbarian killed.
- Warrior Code now also gives 15% melee unit production.
- Military Caste now provides 1 Happiness and 2 Culture for each city with a garrison.
- Professional Army now reduces cost of upgrading units by 33% and provides 1 Happiness per defensive building (Walls, Castle, Arsenal, Military base).
- Honor Finisher: Grants gold for each enemy unit killed.
- Piety Opener now provides a 15% production bonus on Culture buildings
- Free Religion now provides only 1 free Policy but increases the Culture from Monuments, Temples and Monasteries by 1.
- Organized Religion now gives 1 Happiness per Monument, Temple and Monastery.
- Reformation now increases Culture in all cities with a Wonder by 33%, and starts a Golden Age.
- Theocracy now increase gold yield by 10% in cities with a Temple.
- Piety Finisher: -10% Culture cost of future Policies.
- Scholasticism reduced from 33% to 25%
- Patronage Finisher: Causes other players’ influence with City States to decrease 33% more per turn than usual.
- Naval Tradition policy now also gives 1 moves to embarked units.
- Commerce Finisher: 1 Gold per Specialist.
- Rationalist Opener now increases the Science granted when completing Research
- Agreements by 50%. Stacks with Porcelain Tower.
- Free Thought now also increases University science yield by 17%
- Humanism now also affects Public Schools and Observatories.
- Rationalism Finisher: 1 Gold from Science buildings.
- Freedom Opener now provides 25% Great Person Points in all cities.
- Democracy now provides -50% Unhappiness per Specialist.
- Constitution now provides 2 Culture per Wonder.
- Free Speech now provides 8 maintenance free units.
- Freedom Finisher: 100% yield from Great Tile Improvements and increase length of Golden Ages by 50%.
- Police State now provides 3 Happiness per Courthouse, and reduces the time it take to build Courthouses by 50%.
- Total War now provides 15% Production when building Military Units and 15 XP for new units.
- Autocracy Finisher: 30 turn attack bonus of 20%.
- Order Opener now provides 1 Happiness per City.
- Socialism and Planned Economy swapped places.
- Socialism buff to 15% reduction in building maintenance from 10%.
- Planned Economy now increases Science yield by 25% in cities with a Factory.
- Communism now provides 2 Production and 10% Production towards buildings in each city.
- Order Finisher: 1 Food/Production/Science/Gold/Culture per city.
- 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.
- 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.
- Fixed a bug in Lua where "Events..Remove" was not behaving correctly.
- (Lua) Added GameEvents.CityCanBuyAnyPlot(ownerID, cityID) (TestAll)
- (Lua) Added GameEvents.CityCanBuyPlot(ownerID, cityID, plotX, plotY) (TestAll)
- (Lua) Added GameEvents.CityCanCreate(ownerID, cityID, projectTypeID); (TestAll)
- (Lua) Added GameEvents.CityCanMaintain(ownerID, cityID, processTypeID); (TestAll)
- (Lua) Added GameEvents.CityCanPrepare(ownerID, cityID, specialistTypeID); (TestAll)
- (Lua) Added GameEvents.CityCanTrain(ownerID, cityID, unitTypeID); (TestAll)
- (Lua) Added GameEvents.PlayerAdoptPolicy(playerID, policyTypeID); (Hook)
- (Lua) Added GameEvents.PlayerAdoptPolicyBranch(playerID, policyBranchTypeID); (Hook)
- (Lua) Added GameEvents.PlayerCanAdoptPolicy(playerID, policyTypeID); (TestAll)
- (Lua) Added GameEvents.PlayerCanAdoptPolicyBranch(playerID, policyBranchTypeID); (TestAll)
- (Lua) Added GameEvents.PlayerCanConstruct(playerID, buildingTypeID); (TestAll)
- (Lua) Added GameEvents.PlayerCanCreate(playerID, projectTypeID); (TestAll)
- (Lua) Added GameEvents.PlayerCanEverReseearch(playerID, techtypeID); (TestAll)
- (Lua) Added GameEvents.PlayerCanMaintain(playerID, processTypeID); (TestAll)
- (Lua) Added GameEvents.PlayerCanPrepare(playerID, specialistTypeID); (TestAll)
- (Lua) Added GameEvents.PlayerCanResearch(playerID, techTypeID); (TestAll)
- (Lua) Added GameEvents.PlayerCanTrain(playerID, unitTypeID); (TestAll)
- (Lua) Added GameEvents.TeamSetHasTech(teamID, techID); (Hook)
- It's now possible to have the tech tree "dead end" where the final technology is not repeatable.
- New graph datasets used by the replay viewer can be added by mods.
- Action Icons now use the database in the same way as other icons instead of using ActionIcons.lua.