This thread is intended to become a reference guide to the Civilization II savegame and scenario file format. It is a vital first step if we ever want to see a universal civ2 scenario editor. I started this thread to make it a more public and centralized effort, as opposed to Allard's Hex Editing document. While being an indispensable initiative, I believe it's become almost unmanageable. There never was one central place to post new discoveries, making it impossible to keep up to date.
But for this new effort to succeed, we need your help. So, please post your discoveries about the file format here.
However, this is mostly meant to be a raw file format reference, not (yet) a complete guide to how every single byte can be used in making your scenarios. When you do have a new discovery, please keep it concise and to the point. But feel free to add comments or ask questions, as long as they're specifically about this reference, and not about hex-editing in general.
Please do NOT ask your hex-editing questions here. If you have a question, post a new thread.
As you will notice, apart from the table of contents the file format is still mostly uncompleted. That's not because we know so little, but simply because I haven't added all of it yet. This thread will probably always remain a work in progress. And for the moment certainly not only for the file format itself. I will also be adding notes on the notation and some of the terms used. Notes will ...
This is where you will find lots of information on the Civilization II series, for the beginner, amateur and pro. To begin with, for those of you who are interested in submitting something of yours that you believe would be useful to CivII gamers such as yourself, please comment here.
Civilization II is the sequel to the classic game Civilization. In Civilization and its sequel, in the beginning you rule over a tiny, nomadic tribe. It is your task to bring this puny settler away from its primitive past to control an empire that spans the globe, hopefully sometimes launching a space craft to reach and colonize a nearby star. Of course, in the process you have to found cities, control diplomatic relation with other civilizations, research technology, create, train, and command a hopefully elite army, build wonders of the world, pave roads, plant farms, mine mines, lay fortresses, and plan your cities to become glittering marvels recongnized for millenia. We hope you will find this page useful in your journey to building the ultimate civilization.
You may ask, how is CivII different from the original? Well, Civ2 makes a great game better. Civ2 keeps all the aspects of the original, modernizes them, adds video and better graphics, and puts in some more technologies and aspects to the game. There are more diplomacy options, new wonders of the world such as Leonardo's Workshop, new units like Stealth Bomber and Paratrooper, and new city improvements like Coastal Fortress. If you liked Civ, you'll find this one just as addicting as the original.
Below are some information packages we have gathered from various resources, all together in one convienient place. With a click- and-easy download, you'll learn all the tools of the trade from all angles.
You are now able to read about and view (Courtesy of The Civilization II For The Macintosh Page) the various units and Wonders of The World found in CivII.
Below we have a table which will link you to the ...