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  • CTP1: Forever Future 1.7 has been released

    The newest version of the Forever Future mod (v1.7) is already on the Apolyton website! You'll find it in the Downloads section for Call to Power. Or just click this to get straight to the file: http://apolyton.net/local_links/jump/c-mods-182/5776

    Here is the content of the readme (edited for the web):


    WHAT IS FOREVER FUTURE?

    It is a complex mod for the Civilization: Call to Power game (the first one), released by Activision in 1999, which we believe to be the best Civilization-like game that has ever hit the market. It means that you must have a copy of the game in order to play the Forever Future Mod.


    WHAT DOES FOREVER FUTURE MOD DO?

    There are several reasons why we created the Forever Future Mod:

    a. To add more content to the game in order to make it more fun.
    b. To make the game more in accordance with history and logic, without sacrificing gameplay.
    c. To fix what we felt were errors and/or unnecessary simplifications.
    d. To rebalance the game on various levels.


    WHAT KIND OF CHANGES DOES FOREVER FUTURE INTRODUCE TO CIVILIZATION: CALL TO POWER?

    The changes are complex, including but not limited to additions and changes to the units, buildings, wonders and governments, as well as complete overhaul of the Advance tree. In general, the game is longer and richer, with more distinct eras (for example, we actually have Middle Ages now) and with an apropriately complex future. We also made new tactics possible, which means that there are much less no-brainers and more decision making. Finally, we changed some original content that we deemed to be too cheesy or out of place (for example, the Plasmatica description) and expanded the library a little.

    However, one of our objectives was to preserve the general gameplay and core mechanics of the game, as well as the overall feeling of the grand-but-not-too-serious civilization-building game with a slightly leftwing-cynical perspective. Many aspects of the game were changed, but it's still the same Call to Power you know, just better.

    For a detailed list of changes, see Forever_Future_mod_details.txt coming with the download.


    WHY WOULD I PLAY FOREVER FUTURE?

    Because it enhances the original game in many ways, on the one hand giving you more toys to play with, and on the other rebalancing and improving things that were clearly broken or rushed in production (at least in our opinion, but we're pretty sure they damn were). Still, we didn't want to remove any aspects of the vanilla game, so there shouldn't be any significant elements missing in the Forever Future. Sure, some things work differently than before, but it's because we felt they would be more fun like this.


    WHY IS THIS MOD CALLED FOREVER FUTURE?

    Because:
    a. It sounds epic.
    b. It alludes to the attention we gave to both past and future tech.
    c. It's the best title we came up with. Come on people, the title is always the hardest!


    WHAT IS NOCTURNAL PRODUCTIONS?

    It is the name of a creative group that consists of two people, Max Smirnov and Solarius Scorch. The Forever Future Mod is our first release, but we have much more on your mind. If you like it, comment it.

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    • CTP1: Forever Future 1.7 has been released
      Solarius Scorch

      The newest version of the Forever Future mod (v1.7) is already on the Apolyton website! You'll find it in the Downloads section for Call to Power. Or just click this to get straight to the file: http://apolyton.net/local_links/jump/c-mods-182/5776

      Here is the content of the readme (edited for the web):


      WHAT IS FOREVER FUTURE?

      It is a complex mod for the Civilization: Call to Power game (the first one), released by Activision in 1999, which we believe to be the best Civilization-like game that has ever hit the market. It means that you must have a copy of the game in order to play the Forever Future Mod.


      WHAT DOES FOREVER FUTURE MOD DO?

      There are several reasons why we created the Forever Future Mod:

      a. To add more content to the game in order to make it more fun.
      b. To make the game more in accordance with history and logic, without sacrificing gameplay.
      c. To fix what we felt were errors and/or unnecessary simplifications.
      d. To rebalance the game on various levels.

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