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Official info about upcoming Civ5 patch


  • Official info about upcoming Civ5 patch

    Greg '2K Greg' Laabs of 2K Games, publisher of Civilization V posted a list of 'upcoming changes' through a patch on the official 2K forums. "You guys have been asking for an update about what we're working on to improve the game, and today I am happy to give it to you." Greg says. It's important to take notice that "[t]his isn't necessarily the complete patch notes for the next patch, but it's what I have so far."

    The Pitboss and Hotseat additions to the game are again confirmed, but not yet planned for this patch. There is no estimated time of arrival (ETA) for this patch yet. Greg also comments that they're looking into the issue where the Babylonian civ (DLC) is locked for multiplayer games, but a solution there is not to be expected for this patch. Some bugs are fixed but not listed, like the '70 cities crash'

    The most important changes from Greg's list are:

    • Added option to disable auto-unit cycling.
    • Improved unit cycling logic. Camera will jump around much less.
    • Rounded out financial information in the Economic Overview screen.
    • Added detailed trade route info
    • Added option to force workers to ignore manually made improvements
    • Can now sell Buildings in a city
    • Fix for Minuteman movement
    • Research treaties that end because you declare war will no longer grant the free tech

    For the complete list click read more
    Thanks to Stuie for the heads up!

    Complete list:

    • Fix for production prompt that sometimes appears with newly created puppet states that could stop the player from being able to end the turn.
    • Aircraft banner corrections – now when you rebase an aircraft, the number will move with it.
    • Resource icons now come up with Ctrl-R again, instead of sharing the same button with Build Roads.
    • Selecting a great general will no longer cause yield icons to appear.
      Added option to disable auto-unit cycling.
    • Fix for full-screen game when running duel monitors. Previously, the curser could scroll off the “open” side, and not be able to scroll the map in that direction.
    • Misc additional fixes to mouse controls, and other interface issues.
    • Rounded out financial information in the Economic Overview screen. Details now provided on the amount of gold provided by each city, the cost of buildings in each city, etc.
    • Auto-populate save menu with save file name
    • Allow selection of other cities by hex from within the city screen
    • Added detailed trade route info to Economic Overview screen

    • Category list now displays correctly

    • Workers - Added option to force workers to ignore manually made improvements (so they don’t change what you decide was best for a plot).
    • Workers - Fixed bug where number of turns to complete were incorrect in build action button tool-tip.
    • Economy - Fixed bug where players could disband a single unit, and not see the economic return until disbanding 1 more.
    • Economy – Increased city wealth setting to 25%
    • Economy – Multiple fixes to the way trade-routes are tabulated and recognized.
    • Economy - Can now sell Buildings in a city (to help lower maintenance for obsolete buildings later in the game).
    • Trade – Found and corrected a Trade problem that could cause your Resource inventory to multiply.
    • City States - Fixed a bug where you could not gift aircraft to city states.
    • Military - Medic promotion now only provides healing bonus for adjacent units.
    • Military – Fix for Minuteman movement.
    • Military – Correct promotions for “archer-like” units (horse archers, chariots).
    • Military - Embarked units will no longer slow enemy land units
    • Military - Improved unit cycling logic. Camera will jump around much less.
    • Balance - Engineers +1 hammer

    • Military – Better handling of unit need (navy vs land, etc.) .
    • Military - AI will tend to build ships to deal with blockaded cities more often
    • Military – Corrected an issue hampering movement of AI armies, especially when in close proximity to enemy forces
    • Diplomacy – AI will be more reluctant to offer or accept open border agreements with more powerful opponents.
    • Diplomacy – Fix for never ending deals (peace, research agreements, etc).
    • City – City specialization and city focus improvements.
    • City - Cities that are Avoiding Growth will not grow while that option is selected
    • Workers – Priority of trading posts reduced, and rebalanced priorities on other improvements
    • Workers – Improved the path-finding mechanic when building route-to roads improved, including a large performance increase when evaluating road-pathing.

    • Exploit – Fix for gifting unit exploit
    • Chat – Color-coding, sound alerts, etc., added for in-game chat system, including a larger window.
    • Deals – Additional deal validation put in place to verify deals before they are committed

    • Research treaties that end because you declare war will no longer grant the free tech
    • Save/Load – Fix for corrupted saves being experienced by some players in late-game.
    • Map - Huge map crash-during-load fix that were reported on some specific systems.
    • Map – Terrain caching fix that could cause problems for certain video cards (the “glowing red orbs” seen on the map are an indicator of this).
    • Map – Fix for the low res terrain that appears the first time the game is run (terrain tiles would not load in anything but low-res the first time you play on some computer configurations)
    • Strategic View – Crash fix for units rendering in background.
    • Strategic View – Fix for selecting units either standing on a city plot, or garrisoned in the city plot.
    • Eyefinity – Better handling of leader scenes when using Eyefinity displays.
    • Tutorials – Many tutorial tweaks and adjustments.
    • Multiple crash fixes.

    Attached Files

    • Adagio
      Adagio commented
      Editing a comment
      Originally posted by ColdPhoenix
      The city governer sometimes assigns specialists. Perhaps they had assigned an artist and then reassigned it. Maybe you stopped being friends with a culture CS.
      Ahh, thanks, that makes sense

      But that reminded me about another problem I haven't been able to find an explanation to:
      In one of my games I set my governor to production and gave a production of 14 (ok, I don't remember exact numbers, but who cares), then in same turn I set it to gold and production went up to 18. So just because you chose production doesn't mean you'll get the highest production possible
      That kinda makes the governors useless IMHO

    • Robert
      Robert commented
      Editing a comment
      Greg has updated his Patch-post at the 2k forums with an ETA and some new fixes/improvements:

      Also, many people have been asking for an ETA on when this patch will be released. I said I'd do what I can to get some sort of ETA and now I have it for you. However! I am about to do something I don't normally like to do: Give an ETA. Big emphasis on the E. So what I am about to tell you is the current estimation of when it will be available. This patch is not done with testing at the current time, and most everyone in software development has experienced the dreaded last minute showstopper bug that forces a delay. This could happen! So, with all of that in mind:

      The patch will be available as early as next week.

      New fixes:
      • Added new tab to the Economic Overview Screen: "Resources &
        Happiness." (new 10/14)
      • Added option to activate the mp score list in single player (for “always up” score similar to Civ IV.) (new 10/14)
      • The Annex/Puppet/Raze popup now indicates how much extra Unhappiness will be assumed with each action. (new 10/14)

      • “Installed” panel now displays ALL versions of a mod but prevents the user from enabling multiple versions. (new 10/14)

      • City - Make sure Puppets don't construct buildings that require Resources. (new 10/14)
      • City - Add a Puppet city strategy that turns off training buildings and emphasizes gold. (new 10/14)

      • Taller than wide map crash fix. (new 10/14)

    • Fidel
      Fidel commented
      Editing a comment
      ha, update on 2k forum re patch.
      eta is still 'this week'
      new changes added:
      # If there are less than 5 buildings still needed to construct a National Wonder, the production popup tool-tip now lists which cities lack them. (new 10/20)
      these two I do not really understand:
      # Added Yield & Culture tool-tip info to the production popup. (new 10/20)
      # Tweak information on the Global Politics tab in the Diplomacy Overview screen. (new 10/20)

      this is self-explanatory
      # Balance - Disbanding units now provides only 10% of their production cost in gold. (new 10/20)
      # Request – Enable “one more turn” button if you lose, but are still alive. (new 10/20)
      Military – Defensive tactical AI update. When you are at war and threatening an enemy city, the AI will better utilize the garrison, as well as the surrounding terrain in defense of the target city. (new 10/20)
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