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24 November 2005 @ 08:19 am
I did have stuff I was going to do yesterday. And I even did some of it ... like the housework that needed doing. But the rest was kinda derailed by the idea I suddenly had mid-morning ... I thought it might be nice to play a multiplayer game of Civ4, so marble and I spent most of the rest of the day doing so :) There's the ability to set teams up (though it's badly documented, Civ games never have had good documentation, so it took 2 attempts to work out how to set it up - for those who care, there are numbers after the player slots in the multiplayer set up window, those are your team numbers) so Marble and I are joining forces against the AIs. By the end of the day we'd stomped all over one of the other teams (the Incans and the Japanese), and now we need to find the third team as they're not on our continent and stomp all over them, too :) The team thing is done well, I think. You share research, Wonders and line-of-sight, but still control your own civ with the civics and whatnot that you want.

And I finally saw some of the bugs I'd seen complaints about ... I think some of it must be multiplayer specific. I had it crash to desktop when I alt-tabbed out, and I had it randomly crash to desktop once during play. Patch is out now, though, finally. But I'm gonna hold off patching till I see if we're going to finish our game :) I might have a go at the CivFanatics GOTM (Game of the Month) once I've patched it ... but that's kinda scary as it's at Noble level and I've not played above Warlord yet.
Current Mood: contentcontent
nirikinanirikina on November 24th, 2005 08:53 am (UTC)
I'm on Chieftain level still.
Margaretpling on November 24th, 2005 09:01 am (UTC)
... well, you've got a job and suchlike ;)
contents under pressure / handle with care: feelings - black pawngraphxgrrl on November 24th, 2005 05:05 pm (UTC)
I played one game at a level above Chieftan and slunk back to it again. Likely for the same reason... I've just not had as much time to play. I've actually not played hardly at all for the last week at least.
Ceci n'est pas une viemarble on November 24th, 2005 09:33 am (UTC)
I think holding off the patch until we finish is a good idea (though that not selecting a unit at the start of turn thing is annoying). I'll be online a little later; just got to go get rid of a mouse I caught last night first.
Margaretpling on November 24th, 2005 09:37 am (UTC)
Yay! Um, not about the mouse, though.

We have a larger team for another game tomorrow/Sat, btw, providing we can run on US timings for the gaming (though they'll have to stop at UK bedtime ;) ), if you're up for that, too :)
8bit plastic love machine: bucky - feesh-heads. ew.gravilim on November 24th, 2005 09:39 am (UTC)
We've already patched up, so I hope that doesn't cause any issues...
Margaretpling on November 24th, 2005 09:42 am (UTC)
We'll likely need to be at the same patch level - but if we're not playing till Friday afternoon our time then there's time for us to deal with this game, hopefully and patch. As far as I'm aware the patch is compatible with older saves, it'd just be nicer not to risk it not really being so.
Ceci n'est pas une viemarble on November 24th, 2005 11:10 am (UTC)
Yeah, I prefer not to patch mid-game, but will as soon as this one's done.