This is some years later i know, and most people have more then likely moved on, but I bought and played CTP2 back in 2002. It had so many things that made the game so great!
Well about a year later I lost the cd, and the game seemed to of dissapeared. Could find anywhere, but amazon who sold the game, any place that allowes one to download the game until just a month ago. I came across bit torrent, cost me 19dollars before i found bit torrent. At any rate, i found CTP2 in .rar files and downloaded it, and got my wife into it. In which we've been playing against eachother for the last 2 week now.
Well it came to my attention that there was alot of features missing that i remember the game having. . .so i downloaded the patch and found it didn't really change anything.
-I remember being able to see the game progress at the end of a victory, instead the game just goes back to the menu.
-I remember being able to request certain amounts of money from the AI per turn. I can't do that now.
-I remember being able to request another empire to stop attacking a certain empire. Can't do that.
-I remember the computer being smarter, and being able to see who i was in diplomacy with, like an image.
-I also remembered being able to build cities in space.
Well i long convinced myself that I had imagined all of that, lol. So I started to work on things to make in the text files. I am currently working on making a 6th era, which will later be the 7th era when i make the stoneage era an actual era in the game. Cause right now it starts off at the ancient era, but in the text files it speaks of the stoneage era before the encient era. Kind of leading into a matrix remake, heh.
But I decided to give 1 more look about and started to read some forums in another place which lead me here, which showed me the download and updates that my cd must of originally came with when i first purchased it.
Thank you, I am downloading it now and I'm sure it will make the game all the more fun for me again