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Civilization

by Deceased Crab

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Original Thread: Let's ALL Video Let's Play Civilization 1!

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Introduction

Oh dear god, DC done lost it this time.




Whoa wait, did Ghandi just declare war on you?
Yup.

I feel kinda stupid asking this, but, what's Civilization?
Civilization is an award-winning computer game series started by Sid Meier, developed by Microprose and later Firaxis. You control a leader at the dawn of civilization, and must lead your people to power and glory. You must build a civilization that will stand the test of time.

How do you win?
There are a couple ways you can do this. You can build a spaceship that goes to Alpha Centauri. You can kill everyone else. There are a few other ways too, unless I'm mistaken.

What system was this for?
A better question is, what system wasn't this for? Ports of this game appeared for DOS, Windows, Atari ST, various Amiga systems, Mac, SNES, and there's even a free remake (FreeCiv) available for many platforms. You would need to own a Commadore 64 not to be able to play this game, and even then there might be a Commodore 64 version (probably not).

You're going to Video Let's Play Civilization?
I know, it's a challenge. There's a lot of dead air in the game, the music can be kind of sporadic, and everyone has already played it. It's a challenge. Can a person really remain funny during a game of Civilization, which often has lots of downtime and waiting while buildings and units are created?
Well, I'm deluded enough to think the answer is yes, for me at least.

But it says... Let's ALL Video Let's Play...
That's right. It does. Anyone is welcome to start their own VLP game of Civilization 1, for any platform (users using FreeCiv need to make sure you specify the Civilization 1 rules set), using any difficulty and map setting they want, and submit them to the thread. I'll update the OP, and a good time will be had by all.

But... but why? Why would you do this?
Remember Parodius? Terrible and Awesome at the same time. Too many character, but lots of user participation. Some people got their VLPing start in that thread. It was nice and structured, and aside from a few hitches it was a lot of fun, and gave people a chance to try new things. I wanted to do another megathread open to everyone, but with fewer rules and more availability. That, and I'm not so good at Civilization 1, no.

What do we need to do?
Get a copy of any Civilization 1. Pick your civilization and map settings. VLP it. Do what you want with it. but try and keep the unrelated stuff in the videos down. Go nuts. Cheat or use mods. Have fun, damnit.

I'm speechless. You've lost your mind.
Indeed.

Let's All VLP Civilization 1!

Deceased Crab (DOS, Romans):
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You know what? Fuck the Romans.

Deadlysherpa (Windows, Sherpas):
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Lairek (Windows, Zulu):
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Obeast (DOS, French):
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HBar (FreeCiv, Aztec, Scary Ass Stephen Hawking Voice):
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doctor masaki (DOS, English):
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Deceased Crab, Second Run (DOS, La-Mulanites):
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Spincut (FreeCiv, Russian):
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Oyster (Windows, Russian, Emperor):
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Roar (SNES, Japanese):
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