The unofficial Civ2 strategy FAQ
Last Updated: May 31, 1996 15:44 GMT
Edward Kenworthy (ekenworthy at cix.compulink.co.uk)
P&P Enterprises (Agent00god at aol.com or pauls at fast.net)
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A PLEA FROM THE HEART
I had a hard disk crash which meant I
lost version 2.1 and all the contributions made by people after that.
If you contributed and your contribution is not here can you get back
to me. I'm particularly keen to get the naval strategy someone
contributed - but I can't even get back to them to ask because my email
address book went with the hard disk.
This is version 2.2
The purpose of this FAQ is to aid the
public regarding strategies and tactics to use in the game Civilization
II, by Micrprose. In no
way should this promote your killing yourself, killing others, or
killing in any other fashion.
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 Important information not in the manual
*11* Bugs, updates, future games
[11-1] The wishlist
[11-2] Questions regarding Civ2 present and future
*11-3* Update patches
[11-4] Errors in the Civ2 manual
*13* Revision History
CHAPTER : Introduction
I was rather disappointed at the lack
of any sort of strategy guide or faq for Civ2 - so rather whine about
it I decided to write my own. And here it is. What are my credentials?
Well I've been playing Civ since 4000BC (or does it just seem that way)
and Civ2 ever since it was published (about five minutes ago). I've
never scored over 200% (basically because I declined to use the various
"cheats" in Civ (goody two shoes!) but did regularly score over 100% on
Emperor. I seem to be managing similar scores in Civ 2.
If you have any new tips, comments or questions please email them to
ekenworthy at cix.compulink.co.uk. Good ones will be included in the
version of this document - with a credit of course.
the unofficial Civilization 2 Strategy FAQ
Welcome to v2.2 of the Unofficial
Civilization 2 Strategy FAQ. Version 2.2 is an update from v2.0 but
excludes material in v2.1 because I had a hard disk crash. See top of
this faq for a plea for help.
'Unofficial' means that this FAQ is not supported by Microprose.
Civilization II is the name of the game. FAQs are (F)requently (A)sked
Revision classification works something like the following. If a new
version of the FAQ has only a small amount of information changed or
added, the version number is increased by 0.1, and is called a 'minor
revision.' If a new version of the FAQ has a substantial amount of new
information changed or added, the version number is increased by 0.5,
and is called a 'standard revision.' If a new version of the FAQ has a
huge amount of added or changed information, major parts of the FAQ are
rearranged, or major parts of the FAQ are rewritten, the version number
is increased by 1.0, and it is called a 'major revision.'
You may be wondering why chapter numbers are enclosed in either 's or
**'s. The definition of these is as follows:
: Chapters enclosed in square brackets mean that the information
contained in the chapter has not been updated since the previous FAQ.
**: Chapters enclosed in asterisks mean that the information contained
in the chapter is new or has been updated for the current version of
the FAQ you are reading.
[1-2-1]: Is the FAQ related to the Official Guide to Civilisation
No, the Unofficial Civilization II
Strategy FAQ is not related in any way with the Official Guide to
Civilization 2 other than in topic.
Nor is the Unofficial Civ2 Strategy FAQ meant to be competition to the
[1-3]: Getting the
unofficial Civ2 Strategy FAQ
[1-3-2]: via Usenet
The unofficial Civ2 Strategy FAQ is
posted on the first of every month (or earlier if a new version is
released) on the following Usenet groups.
The 'Subject:' line of the post will be 'Unofficial Civ2 Strategy FAQ
v??.??' where '??.??' is the version number of the FAQ.
[1-3-3]: via Internet FTP
New releases of the Unofficial Civ
II Strategy FAQ can be found at the following Internet FTP sites:
[well actually nowhere yet. But if someone would care to carry it and
let me know I'll note it here.]
The file name of the upload will be 'civ2s??.faq' where '??' is the
version number of the FAQ. This filename is for FTP sites only. BBS