Civilization II Gold Multiplayer Patch
File Info: Civilization II Gold Multiplayer Patch
Description: Civilization II Gold Multiplayer PatchThis will update your Civilization II Gold edition ONLY. See additional information for patch history.
The Civilization II Multiplayer Gold Edition fixes several minor issues, including but not limited to the following:
The Casualty Timeline is now available in both hotseat and single player modes of play. In a hotseat game, this can be used to determine unit losses at the start of a turn.
Bribing of units in a democracy now functions correctly in all cases.
The chat window and trading windows will now re-center when a player executes the "Arrange Windows" command from the "View" pulldown menu. This allows these windows to be brought back into view when they "jump" off the edge of the screen.
In a hotseat game, attitude values for a human player towards other players will NOT change while it is NOT that human's turn. They should be adjusted annually in the "Foreign Minister" window.
During network (and Internet) games, it is no longer possible to disband a unit multiple times (and gain unearned shields) when the latency (delay time) is high.
During scenarios, enemy ships will no longer spontaneously appear inside cities. (This happened very infrequently.)
In response to your requests, we have added a feature to negotiation between human rulers. When you are parleying with another human, you now have the option to Hide the extra information about your units and cities from your opponent. (Note that this info disappears from your display, too.) When you have the data hidden, you have the option to Reveal it (and you can switch back and forth as often as you wish). A third new button lets you Request Info of your opponent. This sends a message to the other person asking that the city and unit data be revealed. Of course, he or she can Deny your request. There is no notification of the decision, but your opponent's answer will be clear. (Either you'll see the information or you won't.)
The latest Indeo drivers are available from Intel at: http://developer.intel.com/ial/indeo/video/driver.htm
VFWFIX.REG is included with this patch. You should be able to double-click on it to update the registry. However, you might need to do this:
Run REGEDIT (under RUN in the Start Menu).
Click on the Registry menu (at the top).
Select "Import Registry File", then locate the VFWFIX.REG file.
The Game Profile now appears at the beginning of a multiplayer game, just as a reminder.
During the game, the Game Profile is available on the Game menu.
The Cheat menu is no longer available during multiplayer games.
The Pikeman's defensive bonus now works properly in double movement games.
When technologies are offered for trade, the trade lists include all of the technologies you do not already have, even if that opponent does not have them. (Thus, you gain no information on his or her status.) If you have an Embassy or an Alliance with that opponent, both the list of advances you see and the one you present (to your opponent) are culled. You see only the advances he or she has that you need, and your opponent sees only those you have that he or she needs.
The GoTo order now works as it did in the original Civilization II.
The occasional blocking of human parleys should no longer happen.