Different software versions

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I've just started playing Civ3 after a long time on Civ2, and I've
noticed a couple of posts here that refer to different software versions of
Civ3. I have version 1.07f. Where can I find out what the bugs are in this
version so I can decide whether to download a patch?

Thanks in advance.
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.games.civ3 (More info?)

    "Jim Walshe" <jim@walshenospam.freeuk.com> wrote in message
    news:1087246962.93491.0@doris.uk.clara.net...
    > I've just started playing Civ3 after a long time on Civ2, and I've
    > noticed a couple of posts here that refer to different software versions
    of
    > Civ3. I have version 1.07f. Where can I find out what the bugs are in
    this
    > version so I can decide whether to download a patch?

    Civ3 (refered to as vanilla) requires patch version 1.29f. Definately get
    it!!

    Play the World (PTW) expansion pack requires version 1.27f

    Conquests (C3C) expansion pack is up to 1.22 at the moment with one last
    patch expected soon.

    http://www.firaxis.com/downloads_product.cfm?product=10,12,13
  2. Archived from groups: alt.games.civ3 (More info?)

    "Jim Walshe" <jim@walshenospam.freeuk.com> wrote in message
    news:1087246962.93491.0@doris.uk.clara.net...
    > I've just started playing Civ3 after a long time on Civ2, and I've
    > noticed a couple of posts here that refer to different software
    versions of
    > Civ3. I have version 1.07f. Where can I find out what the bugs are
    in this
    > version so I can decide whether to download a patch?
    >
    > Thanks in advance.
    >
    >
    http://www.civfanatics.com/civ3patches.shtml
  3. Archived from groups: alt.games.civ3 (More info?)

    On Mon, 14 Jun 2004 21:57:25 GMT, "The Stare"
    <wat1@not.likely.frontiernet.net> wrote:

    >
    >"Jim Walshe" <jim@walshenospam.freeuk.com> wrote in message
    >news:1087246962.93491.0@doris.uk.clara.net...
    >> I've just started playing Civ3 after a long time on Civ2, and I've
    >> noticed a couple of posts here that refer to different software versions
    >of
    >> Civ3. I have version 1.07f. Where can I find out what the bugs are in
    >this
    >> version so I can decide whether to download a patch?
    >
    >Civ3 (refered to as vanilla) requires patch version 1.29f. Definately get
    >it!!
    >
    >Play the World (PTW) expansion pack requires version 1.27f
    >
    >Conquests (C3C) expansion pack is up to 1.22 at the moment with one last
    >patch expected soon.
    >
    >http://www.firaxis.com/downloads_product.cfm?product=10,12,13

    Also they are cummulative. So Conquest should patch both Civ III and
    PTW. In other words you only need one of these patches.
  4. Archived from groups: alt.games.civ3 (More info?)

    On Mon, 14 Jun 2004 22:08:00 +0100, "Jim Walshe"
    <jim@walshenospam.freeuk.com> wrote:

    > I've just started playing Civ3 after a long time on Civ2, and I've
    >noticed a couple of posts here that refer to different software versions of
    >Civ3. I have version 1.07f. Where can I find out what the bugs are in this
    >version so I can decide whether to download a patch?
    >
    > Thanks in advance.

    Once it is installed there is a readme file that comes with it. Mine
    doesn't even go back that far. But here is a massive bug fix list if
    you want to go through it.


    Additions v1.29f:
    * Editor: Added a new flag to terrain types to be able to set
    whether or not cities can be built on a particular terrain type.
    * Editor: Implemented city placement. You can now add, delete
    and edit cities. When a city is placed, a unique name is automatically
    generated for it. City art will match the era of the player it is
    assigned to.
    * Editor: Implemented mouse cursor feedback. If the tile under
    the mouse is invalid for the current brush type, the invalid mouse
    cursor is displayed.
    * Saved last scenario loaded in .INI file.
    * Editor: Updated Tile property sheet to work with starting
    locations.
    * Editor: Added "Reassign" tile option to context menu.
    * Added Fortify All and Wake All right-click menu commands.
    * Updated units to allow them to have the names which are set in
    the editor.
    * Editor: Added unit-placement option.
    * Editor: Added ability to delete placed units.
    * Editor: Added unit properties.
    * Added additional Hotkeys to Civilopedia entries.
    * Added "Always Renegotiate Deals" prefs which forces a
    renegotiation of every non-peace treaty deal every 20 turns.
    * Editor: Added ability to toggle colony-placement by terrain
    type.
    * Editor: Added a colony overlay so that colonies can be added
    to (and deleted from) the map.
    * Editor: Added colonies to tile properties.
    * Editor: Enabled Add/Delete buttons for Civilizations. Note
    that there is a maximum of 32 Civilizations.
    * Editor: Added Accelerated Production to Game Settings list on
    Scenario Properties. It defaults to OFF.
    * Editor: Added various map text options to View menu. City
    Names, Number of Units, and Tile Owners can be toggled on or off as
    desired. Note that City Names and Number of Units both default to ON
    while Tile Owners defaults to OFF.
    * Editor: Added a minimap.
    * Editor: Added some randomness to map editing by setting the
    seed to something other than 0 (does not change existing maps).
    * Added Cancel to Go To City popup.
    * Added a preference for disabling the pop. limit warning.
    * Added Accelerated Production rule to player setup screen. It
    defaults to OFF.
    * Added an error message for missing unit files (to help debug
    mods that have added/renamed units).
    * Editor: Added zoom in/out functionality.
    * Editor: Added zoom level to status bar.
    * Editor: Added zoom quality controls.
    * Editor: Added zoom in/out to context menu.
    * Added an error message for missing entries in pediaicons.txt
    though this is currently only used for loading tech icons.
    * Editor: Enabled Add/Delete buttons for Citizens.
    * Editor: Enabled Add/Delete buttons for Civilization Advances.
    * Editor: Enabled Add/Delete buttons for Improvements and
    Wonders. Note that there is a limit of 256 Improvements and Wonders.
    Also, changing Improvements and Wonders will have NO effect on the
    city view screen. The city view screen will behave as though the
    improvements have not been modified
    * Editor: Updated unit and resource icon loading to handle
    sprite pages of any width (any height was already handled).
    * Editor: Added display of city territory boundaries with a View
    option to toggle this display.
    * Editor: Added additional speed optimizations to release build.
    * Editor: Added team color to units, starting locations, text,
    and territory boundaries. Note that, because of the number of possible
    combinations of players/civs placed on the map and the number of team
    colors available, the same team colors can and will be used for
    different players.
    * Editor: Added hotkey to toggle minimap (M).
    * Editor: Added ability to click and drag on minimap.
    * Editor: Added support for scroll keys and mouse wheel to
    minimap.
    * Editor: Added hotkey to switch focus between minimap and main
    window (Tab).
    * Editor: Added code to disable zoom on systems that don't
    support it.
    * Editor: Added options to redistribute starting locations,
    natural resources, goody huts, and bonus grassland tiles to the Map
    menu.
    * Editor: Added some restrictions to randomly-generated starting
    locations (can't be placed on goody huts, barbarian camps, cities,
    units, or colonies).
    * Editor: Added territory display to minimap.
    * Added some restrictions to randomly-generated starting
    location (can't appear on goody huts, barbarian camps, units, cities,
    or colonies -- this only affects scenarios).
    * Added error messages for the following items when entries are
    missing from pediaicons.txt: era splash, wonder splash, victory
    portraits, building icons. Note that error messages will only be
    displayed when attempting to load the missing file and this doesn't
    necessarily occur at game startup.
    * Updated scenario loading with support for auto-generated city
    names. City names will always be generated in the same order unless
    the scenario is modified (so, if a city is assigned "Rome," it will
    always be assigned "Rome," when playing that scenario).
    * Editor: Added option to context menu to center on the clicked
    tile.
    * Editor: Added "auto" check box to city properties that will
    cause the city's name to be automatically generated when the scenario
    is loaded into the game. It defaults to ON if the active player cannot
    access city names (i.e., they are a player with no civ assigned) and
    OFF if the active player can access city names.
    * Added the ability to rename units if they produce a great
    leader during combat. The player is given a popup to name this unit.
    * Added error handling for scenarios with an incorrect number of
    difficulty levels, eras, espionage missions, experience levels, worker
    jobs, terrain types, and world sizes. The player will be given a
    message and the game will exit.
    * Editor: Added various interface enhancements.
    * Editor: Added ability to import BIC data from other BIC files.
    * Added an '*' next to experience level name for units that have
    produced a leader.


    Changes v1.29f:
    * Editor: Changed the rename unit confirmation message to only
    be displayed if there is no corresponding folder and .INI file for the
    new name.
    * Disabled tutorial mode when using custom rules (due to a
    number of problems/bugs).
    * Sped-up world builder for generated maps.
    * Circular leader heads used in civ3 are no longer hardcoded.
    * Fixed crash that occurs on the city screen when a city is
    connected to more than 8 resources.
    * Editor: Changed context menu to support cascading popup
    submenus for the many delete options.
    * Editor: Renamed "Restart Players" game setting to "Respawn AI
    Players".
    * Editor: Renamed references to "Terraforming Improvements" to
    "Worker Jobs".
    * Editor: Changed maximum allowable value for Appearance Ratio
    for resources to 900.
    * Editor: Renamed "Infinite Range" unit ability to "Infinite
    Bombard Range".
    * Removed hard-coding of small luxury icons for city screen.
    This should remove all art restrictions for adding Resources in the
    editor.
    * Renamed "Restarting Players" game rule to "Respawn AI Players"
    on the player setup screen.
    * Removed scenario popup if there is no title AND no description
    AND the rules have not been modified in the scenario.
    * Removed compression from auto saves.
    * Moved preferences popup so that it no longer extends off the
    bottom of the screen.
    * Changed error message for incompatible scenario versions to
    make sense for both older and newer versions.
    * Updated code for loading citizen icons to synchronize it with
    the number of citizen types in the BIC file. As such, citizen icons
    are no longer hard-coded.
    * Moved tech icons into pediaicons.txt.
    * Synchronized improvement icon loading.
    * Editor: Removed icon from Civilization Advances page as they
    are now stored in pediaicons.txt.
    * Editor: Updated BIC file version to 3.14.
    * Editor: Optimized rules property sheet for speed.
    * Editor: Updated improvements page to allow only 1 center of
    empire.
    * Editor: Optimized citizen and government pages slightly.
    * Editor: Set ocean as the default terrain type.
    * Editor: Renamed all references to 'Goods' to 'Resources'.
    * Editor: Changed city placement so that roads/railroads are not
    automatically added to the tile but neither are they removed and they
    can be manually placed underneath cities.
    * Editor: Restricted road placement to tiles where the terrain
    type has a road bonus.
    * Made a slight change to placement of goody huts and bonus
    grassland tiles. This will have no effect on existing maps and saved
    games but it will cause new seed-generated maps to be generated
    differently than they were prior to this version (i.e., using the same
    seed before this version and after this version will produce maps with
    a different distribution of goody huts and bonus grassland tiles).
    * Removed the water restriction from terraforming so that all
    terraform types are now based on the terrain type (except for forts).
    * Changed city code so that a road/railroad is not placed under
    a city if a road/railroad is not allowed on the terrain type the city
    is built upon.
    * Editor: Changed territory calculations. This will cause
    existing scenarios to have slightly different territory display in the
    editor only. The territory display in the game for existing scenarios
    will be unaffected.
    * Changed Military Advisor to evaluate armies based on relative
    strengths of units as opposed to number of units.
    * Changed air units to ignore movement costs of terrain types
    (this will only have an effect on air units without the Immobile
    ability).


    Fixes v1.29f:
    * Fixed typo in Tactical Nuclear Missile entry.
    * Editor: Fixed bug with sprite transparency in Windows NT,
    2000, and XP.
    * Editor: Fixed bug with canceling out of the Player Properties.
    * Editor: Fixed some bugs with players.
    * Editor: Fixed some bugs with the active player.
    * Editor: Fixed occasional crash caused by Restore Default Rules
    and Clear Rules options.
    * Editor: Fixed bug with undo and cancel on Tile and Scenario
    property sheets.
    * Fixed crash with city names and blank city name problem.
    * Fixed bug in Foreign Advisor with the display of some leader
    heads.
    * Fixed bug which forced the main interface to always appear
    when exiting the citywin.
    * Fixed diplowin loophole involving renegotiating peace which
    allowed 0 turn wars.
    * Fixed bug involving the trade network and destroyed cities.
    * Corrected Nuclear Plant output on Plants Game Concept
    Civilopedia entry.
    * Noted that a Marketplace is required to build a Bank in its
    Civilopedia entry.
    * Noted that a Factory is required to build a Manufacturing
    Plant in its Civilopedia entry.
    * Noted that a Factory is required to build a Coal Plant in its
    Civilopedia entry.
    * Noted that a Factory is required to build a Solar Plant in its
    Civilopedia entry.
    * Noted that a Factory is required to build a Hydro Plant in its
    Civilopedia entry.
    * Noted that a Factory is required to build a Nuclear Plant in
    its Civilopedia entry.
    * Noted that a University is required to build a Research Lab in
    its Civilopedia entry.
    * Added Mech. Infantry to the list of units that can be drafted
    in the game concept Civilopedia entry.
    * Corrected the Communism draft rate listed in the Draft
    Civilopedia entry to 2.
    * Corrected Disease Civilopedia chapter to reflect workers are
    immune to disease.
    * Corrected Resistance Civilopedia chapter to reflect resisting
    citizens do not consume food.
    * Editor: Fixed bug with help on scenario properties.
    * Editor: Fixed bugs with tab orders on several property pages.
    * Editor: Fixed occasional crash.
    * Editor: Fixed bugs with cancel button on scenario and tile
    property sheets.
    * Editor: Fixed bug that caused all language resources to be
    included in English-language builds.
    * Editor: Fixed bug that caused number of players to not load
    correctly.
    * Editor: Fixed a bug with tile owners displayed on the status
    bar.
    * Fixed bug with loading resource icons.
    * Fixed bug with improvement icons.
    * Fixed bug that caused bubble text on the science advisor
    screen to be displayed in the wrong location if the screen resolution
    is larger than 1024x768.
    * Fixed bug with .INI option "Quickstart=1".
    * Fixed a bug that caused old saves to appear to have modified
    rules.
    * Fixed some text bugs in labels, civilopedia, and script.
    * Lined up hot key text in Civilopedia.
    * Fixed a gender problem with the declaration of war popup.
    * Sped up game by removing some unit draws for non-visible
    units.
    * Fixed bug that prevented air units from being displayed over
    water tiles.
    * Editor: Fixed minor bug with status bar.
    * Fixed minor territory bug.
    * Editor: Fixed small bug with message-passing system.
    * Fixed several bugs with interface that occurred when toggling
    button positions and hiding the interface.
    * Fixed crash that occurred when there are not enough starting
    locations to play a game. Now, an error message is displayed and the
    game exits.
    * Fixed bug with scenario loading.
    * Restricted roads/railroads from being built on terrain that
    has no road bonus.
    * Fixed minimap to display correctly when the world's aspect
    ratio is something other than 1:1.
    * Editor: Fixed some bugs with the redistribution options.
    * Editor: Fixed bug that caused the minimap to not be updated
    after loading.
    * Editor: Fixed bug that caused Future Era and Any Difficulty to
    not be loaded into the editor correctly.
    * Fixed a typo in the science advice text.
    * Fixed bug that allowed team color discs to use civ colors for
    hidden nationality units.
    * Fixed bug with citizens not being initially assigned to work
    in scenarios.
    * Fixed bug which prevented SAM Battery from working.
    * Fixed bug that caused no starting locations to be generated on
    some maps.
    * Fixed bug that caused worker automation (and goto city) to not
    work properly if there were no water tiles on the map.
    * Editor: Fixed a bug where Scenario Properties were not always
    cleared when loading a new scenario.
    * Fixed crash that occurred if there were more players than
    playable civs.
    * Fixed bug that caused civs to be assigned incorrect colors.
    * Fixed bug which caused one's own units to attack one's
    workers.
    * Fixed unit stack corruption bug caused by the nuke draw
    functions.
    * Fixed crash caused by too many units requiring the same tech
    prerequisite.
    * Fixed bad icons displayed on science advisor screen.


    Additions v1.21f:
    * Added HOME and END keyboard support to scrollbars.
    * Improved city governor AI.
    * Editor: Added HP bonus to the Units page. The bonus can be
    anywhere from -20 to +20.
    * Editor: Added Retreat Bonus controls to Combat Experience
    page.
    * Editor: Added new unit abilities to allow bombarding to be
    lethal against land and/or sea units.
    * Editor: Added multiple AI strategies for units.
    * Editor: Exposed AI to AI trade rate.
    * Editor: Added Reset Player Data option to Scenario menu which
    allows resetting of all custom player data to default values.
    * Editor: Added a corruption slider to difficulty level page. It
    defaults to 100% for all difficulty levels.
    * Added Barbarian Activity: No Barbarians.
    * Added Allow Restarting Players rule.
    * Added Preserve Random Seed rule. Turning this off will allow
    random seeds to be changed when a saved game is reloaded (which makes
    combat different...).
    * Editor: Added game rules and victory conditions to scenario
    properties. If defaults are not used, the check boxes are not
    displayed and their on/off states cannot be changed.
    * Editor: Added playable civs selector to scenario properties.
    If a civ is not playable, it will not be available for selection for
    both the human player and the opponents nor will it be assigned to any
    Random civ.
    * Customized game settings for scenarios now work on the player
    setup screen. If defaults are not used, the check boxes are not
    displayed and their on/off states cannot be changed.
    * Added "Abandon City" to right-click menu.
    * Compressed saved games.
    * Editor: Displayed active player on status bar.
    * Editor: Setting active player to a barbarian tribe causes
    placed barbarian camps to use the specified barbarian tribe.
    * Added bubble text to tech chooser for tech names that get cut
    off.
    * Editor: Game now saves world-builder seed to .INI file for use in
    generating maps in editor.


    Changes v1.21f:
    * Game settings are now stored in any save file that uses them.
    This prevents players from altering their BIC file and using it in an
    existing game.
    * Editor: Changed the maximum value for the Min. Distance
    Between Civs to 256.
    * Editor: Improved starting locations for scenarios only.
    * Editor: Renamed "Unique Color" to "Alternate Color" on
    civilizations page of the rules property sheet.
    * Editor: Removed option to customize world from scenarios that
    contain a map.
    * Editor: Added support for custom Players to player setup.
    * Editor: Removed some team color palette restrictions.
    * Increased corruption/waste fighting ability of courthouses and
    police stations.
    * Increased waste fighting ability of We Love The King Day.
    * Decreased Large Map Size to 130x130.
    * Decreased Huge Map Size to 160x160.
    * Draft anger and hurrying unhappiness reduced to 20 turns.
    * War chariots now upgrade to knights.
    * Adjusted advance trading rates for AI.
    * The following units now plays their fidget animations when the
    fortify: Mech Infantry, Modern Armor, Nuclear Submarine, Panzer,
    Submarine, Tank, and Transport.
    * Editor: Restricted players from having duplicate races.
    * Removed Mounted ability from all units (flag was unused).
    * Changed Culturally Linked Starting Locations from a pref to a
    rule.
    * Sped up world builder.
    * Handled some hard-coded icon issues for the city management
    window.
    * Improved method of detecting modified rules.
    * Mods no longer show gray lines on Science Advisor screen.
    * Editor: Streamlined menu options.


    Fixed v1.21f:
    * Page Up/Down in Civilopedia no longer opens random entries.
    * Editor: Fixed bug with Aggression Level slider on
    Civilizations page.
    * Editor: Updated ERA_NONE techs to work as expected (you can
    never research them and they don't impede era advancement but they can
    be assigned as free techs).
    * Removed "God mode" save cheat.
    * Fixed crash related to last settler dying on a transport.
    * Fixed bug involving extra movement costs if the unit can't
    advance after combat.
    * Fixed stack movement bug involving armies.
    * Fixed worker automation bug involving shift-A.
    * Fixed bugs involving setup screen remembering settings.
    * Fixed bug involving maintenance costs and granaries/Pyramids,
    barracks/Art of War, etc.
    * Fixed bug involving stack movement and combat.
    * Fixed forest planting on enemy territory exploit.
    * Fixed bug in diplo bargaining AI for per-turn gold deals.
    * Improved army healing AI.
    * Fixed bug with how shields were calculated for population
    hurrying. The first citizen is now worth 20 shields instead of 40
    shields, just like all the other citizens.
    * Air units now stay on interception if their carrier moves.
    * Updated units with Zone of Control in the Zone of Control
    Civilopedia entry.
    * Updated food from game tiles in the Bonus Resources
    Civilopedia entry.
    * Updated Coastal Fortress maintenance cost in Maintenance
    Civilopedia entry.
    * Fixed some bugs involving the AI's use of fighters/jet
    fighters.
    * Fixed some bugs with team color palettes.
    * Fixed highlight bug on world and player setup screens.
    * Fixed combo box bug.
    * Correct Knight Death SFX now plays.
    * Editor: Fixed bug that allowed rivers in water.
    * Editor: Fixed bug that did not properly set rivers when
    turning water into land.
    * Fixed bug which allowed rebasing bombers which had already
    bombed using group movement.
    * Noted that a Temple is required to build a Cathedral in it's
    Civilopedia entry.
    * Noted that a Library is required to build an University in
    it's Civilopedia entry.
    * Fixed SFX problems with Rifleman and Cavalry.
    * Fixed typo that prevented a Paratrooper from displaying it's
    fortify animation.
    * Editor: Fixed some barbarian bugs. Barbarians are now forced
    to be the first civ.
    * Editor: Fixed some bugs with Add/Delete buttons.
    * Fixed bug with civ-specific abilities that caused them to be
    displayed in the "Dawn of Man" popup even when they were turned off.
    * Fixed building prerequisites to allow buildings to require
    buildings that are bestowed by other buildings but only if 1 is
    required. If more than 1 or required, they must actually be built.
    * Fixed bug in culture win where the Civilopedia cursor would
    show up in the wrong place.
    * Fixed Foreign advisor bug where recently met civs would not
    appear on the screen in a > 8 player game.
    * Fixed bug in Civ3 where Scout runs an extra space after
    revealing a goody hut.
    * Fixed bug where greater than standard hit points left
    artifacts on the screen.
    * Fixed bug involving not being able to draft certain types of
    defensive units.
    * Wonders now work with the government specific field.
    * Fixed domestic advisor crash.
    * Worker death SFX now play in ancient and middle ages.
    * Fixed bug that caused government-specific wonders and
    improvements to continue functioning when the government is changed.
    * Editor: Fixed bug when placing irrigation on water.
    * Fixed bug that caused icons to disappear from techs on Science
    Advisor screen.
    * Editor: Fixed bug with New which caused some map data to be
    retained.
    * Updated All Terrain As Roads unit ability to work with water
    units.
    * Updated water unit movement to take into account the cost of
    the terrain type.
    * Updated resource icon loading so that it's not hard-coded. Any
    number of resource icons can now be loaded from resources.pcx as longs
    they are 49x49 with a 1-pixel border (and don't forget to update
    resource_shadows.pcx).
    * Updated unit icon loading so that it's no longer hard-coded.
    Any number of unit icons can now be loaded as long as they are 32x32
    with a 1-pixel border.
    * Fixed bug in script with duplicated/missing key for science
    advisor (strong funding message had the same key as average funding).
    * Nuclear Plant Civilopedia entry corrected.
    * Fixed advisor bug where science funding was incorrectly
    calculated.


    Additions v1.17f:
    * Added Sentry command: y = wake whenever next to friendly or
    enemy unit(s) / shift+y = wake whenever next to enemy unit(s).
    * Added stack movement. Hitting 'j' will produce the goto
    cursor. Once you select a destination, every unit of the active unit's
    type in that square will move to the specified location. Air units of
    the same type will attempt to rebase.
    * The procedure for checking if the CD is in the drive has been
    changed to search all possible CD drives on a machine instead of
    simply the drive they installed the game from.
    * There are now two types of "Improve Nearest City" commands.
    shift+'i' = Improve Nearest City. ctrl+shift+'i' = Improve Nearest
    City Without Altering Improvements.
    * Editor: Added Undo/Redo functionality.
    * Editor: Improved river placement and deletion interface.
    * Added Civilopedia links and cursor to diplomacy window.
    * Added "Show Wonder Initiation" preference.
    * Added "Turns to Expansion" readout to culture meter on City
    Display.


    Changes v1.17f:
    * City population drop shadows are now a pref and default to
    off.
    * Scrollbar in Domestic advisor lengthened to make use of
    previously unused line.
    * Civ-specific units are now part of the regular upgrade chain.
    * Mobile units now have to make a die roll to determine if they
    withdraw. Success is also modified by their experience level.
    * Workers on AI Automation (A/Shift+A) will now sleep in a city
    when there are no more actions to take. They will automatically awake
    when something needs to be done (such as clean pollution).
    * Improved unit activation sequence.
    * Expanded size of production popup drop list.
    * Added mention of Wonder and improvement culture contributions
    doubling after 1000 years to Culture Civilopedia entry.
    * It is now possible to completely suppress a city's cultural
    reversion with enough military units.
    * Reworded luxury resource impact of marketplace and gold
    contribution in Marketplace Civilopedia entry.
    * Armies now have the zone of control and blitz ability.
    * Coastal Fortress maintenance reduced to 0.
    * Great Lighthouse cost decreased to 300.
    * Forbidden Palace cost decreased to 200.
    * Wall Street cost decreased to 300.
    * Game bonus resource now gives +2 food to its tile.
    * Oil and Aluminum not longer appear in Plains.
    * Aluminum now appears in Tundra.
    * Unhappiness from population rushing production increased to 40
    turns.
    * Building and citizen defense against bombardment increased to
    16.
    * Military Tradition advance now costs 68.
    * Rocketry advance now costs 240.
    * Fission advance now costs 280.
    * Computing advance now costs 260.
    * Space Flight advance now costs 300.
    * Nuclear Power advance now costs 280.
    * Superconductor advance now costs 300.
    * Miniaturization advance now costs 320.
    * Synthetic Fibers advance now costs 280.
    * Satellites advance now costs 260.
    * Laser advance now costs 280.
    * Genetics advance now costs 320.
    * Stealth advance now costs 300.
    * Smart Weapons advance now costs 280.
    * Robotics advance now costs 320.
    * Integrated Defense now costs 360.
    * The AI no longer trades during the players turn.


    Fixes v1.17f:
    * Fixed bug which allowed the user to continue espionage even
    after the spy is killed.
    * Fixed bug which prevented cruise missiles from targeting units
    with only 1 hit point.
    * Fixed bug which miscalculated average scores (esp. for future
    techs).
    * Fixed bug involving explorers and rail movement.
    * Fixed a number of bugs involving recon missions.
    * Fixed bug which let coastal fortresses hit submarines.
    * Editor: You can no longer select Bonus Resources as a
    prerequisite resource.
    * Eliminated 'Despot Pop Rushing'.
    * Fixed pop-up bug involving citizen unhappiness on City
    Display.
    * Fixed bug which did not destroy an enemy spaceship if the
    enemy capital was razed.
    * Fixed bug which allowed the AI to keep trying to build cities
    if the city limit had been reached.
    * Fixed bug which allowed infinite bombardment/precision bombing
    range.
    * Fixed AI worker loop bug.
    * Fixed missing-city-line bug in domestic window.
    * Fixed AI disband unit bug.
    * Fixed City Display bugs involving selling improvements and
    drafting citizens.
    * Fixed bugs involving unit ordering.
    * Fixed crash bug involving the civil disorder pop-up.
    * Fixed bug with the cleanup pollution order.
    * Fixed Flood Plain Civilopedia entry to correctly state
    increased food.
    * Fixed Fortress Civilopedia entry to correctly state +50%
    defensive bonus.
    * Fixed misspellings in Communism Civilopedia entry.
    * Fixed AI bug giving value to worthless techs.
    * Fixed bug with how capital/spy/embassy icons were being drawn
    for foreign cities.
    * Optimized pathfinding for human player to prevent 10-second
    waits for various orders on huge maps.
    * Fixed bug which sometimes caused depletion of resources so
    that there would be < 1 per civ.
    * Fixed bug which sometimes caused you to not get any techs from
    Theory of Evolution.
    * Fixed Communism Civilopedia entry to reflect the correct draft
    rate of 2.
    * Fixed typo in Coast Civilopedia entry.
    * Optimized save and scenario for speed increase.
    * Build Railroad bubble text now lists the hotkey (Shift-R).
    * Fixed bug which caused some government buildings not to
    function correctly.
    * Fixed bug which allowed civs with no capitals.
    * Spaceship parts pop-ups now only appear if you have a spy with
    the corresponding civ.
    * "beginning wonder" pop-ups now only appear if you have an
    embassy or spy with the corresponding civ.
    * Fixed infinite city growth exploit (involving granaries and
    size 6 cities).
    * Corrected graphic display corruption on horizontal scroll
    bars.
    * The correct scroll bar now always appears in production popup.
    * Fixed spelling of Archimedes in Physics Civilopedia entry.
    * Fixed title of "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural
    Selection" in the Theory of Evolution Civilopedia entry.
    * Fixed typo in Jet Fighter Civilopedia entry.
    * Fixed typos in Modern Armor Civilopedia entry.


    Additions v1.16f:
    * We've added an ini file setting, Refresh. To use, open the
    civilization3.ini and add 'Refresh=60'. You can try higher
    frequencies, but 60 is good starting location. If it can't set the
    frequency, it will default to what Windows believes it should be. If
    you are not having monitor or frequency problems, do not use this ini
    setting.
    * Players now receive a message when a wonder is made obsolete.
    * There is now a text prompt on using the production queue in
    the City Display screen.
    * Editor: Added Barbarian Combat Bonus to difficulty level tab.
    * Editor: Added Cost Factor to difficulty level tab.
    * Editor: Added AI unit support bonus to difficulty level tab.
    * Editor: Added AI bonus starting units to difficulty level tab.
    * Editor: Added AI max. govt. transition time to difficulty
    level tab.
    * Editor: Added corruption modifier to difficulty level tab.
    * Editor: Added a number of armies requirement for Improvements
    and Wonders.
    * Editor: Added a small wonder ability checkbox for "Requires a
    Victorious Army" for Improvements and Wonders.
    * Editor: On General Settings, added Border Factor which
    controls border expansion.
    * Editor: On General Settings, added Future Tech Cost.
    * Editor: On General Settings, added Min. Tech Turns.
    * Editor: On General Settings, added Max. Tech Turns.
    * Editor: On General Settings, added Golden Age Duration.
    * Editor: Added mission cost to Diplomats and Spies page.
    * Added "Color Blind Help" pref (gives the name of the civ in
    the city title box).
    * Added "Ask for Build Orders after Unit Construction" pref
    (asks for build orders after every unit construction in all cities).
    * Added "Always Start Building Previously Built Unit" pref
    (cities always start building the last built unit).
    * Added "Show Civil Disorder Pop-Up" pref (displays a pop-up
    whenever a city descends into civil disorder).
    * Added "Culturally Linked Starting Locations" (civs are placed
    on maps in close proximity to other civs of the same culture; please
    note that not using this pref can lead to sub-optimal arrangements of
    civ colors).
    * Added "Show Our Manual/Our Automatic/Enemy/Friend Moves"
    preferences.


    Changes v1.16f:
    * The cost of building a Palace is now based on the number of
    cities in your civilization.
    * The Sun Icon on the Info Box represents the amount of global
    warming affecting the game. If the sun does not display, there is
    insufficient global warming to affect the terrain. Once the sun
    displays, the brighter it is, the greater the impact of global
    warming.
    * It's slightly easier to culturally acquire cities.
    * Forests planted on tundra always display as pine.
    * Irrigation sorts slightly differently.
    * Goody hut console popup display times increased.
    * Relationship lines are no longer displayed on the Foreign
    Advisor unless the player has contact with both civilizations.
    * Corruption effects have been reduced.
    * Cultural priority of AI has been reduced.
    * Submarine and Nuclear Submarine now have an offense value of
    8.
    * Paratroops now have a range of 6.
    * Privateer now has an offense value of 2.
    * Corruption calculations for Communism are now flat for the
    number-of-cities factor.
    * Borders now draw over forest and jungle.
    * Shield bonus from clearing forest can only be received once
    per game.
    * Palaces and spaceship parts can only be built in one city at a
    time.
    * Improved City Governor Performance.
    * The maximum number of cities permitted in a game is 512,
    increased from 256.
    * Added information about healing units to Barracks Civilopedia
    entry.
    * Clarified that railroads increase output of mines and
    irrigation in Civilopedia entry.
    * Added hyperlink to Ocean in Caravel Civilopedia entry.
    * The maximum number of turns it can take to research an advance
    has been increased from 32 to 40.
    * Editor: Removed unused Description field from Improvements and
    Wonders.
    * Police Stations now reduce corruption in the city they are
    built in.
    * Editor: On General Settings, renamed Border Expansion
    Multiplier to Lvl. Multiplier.
    * Capturing a population 1 city that has no culture will
    automatically raze it.


    Fixes v1.16f:
    * Fixed scroll problem on some Nvidia graphics cards.
    * Invalid link in Build Colony Civilopedia entry fixed.
    * Cropped French Civilopedia entry fixed.
    * Typo in German Civilopedia entry fixed.
    * Typo in Japanese Civilopedia entry fixed.
    * Typo in Indian Civilopedia entry fixed.
    * The correct city now highlights on the Domestic and Cultural
    advisor screens when scroll bar displays.
    * Precision Bombing now works as intended.
    * Sorting columns on the Domestic advisor screen now stay
    sorted.
    * Traded advances that cause an era transition, now allows the
    player to select the advance to research in the new era.
    * The five states an AI can be in on the Diplomacy screen, can
    now be seen on the mouse over advisor messages on the Foreign advisor.
    * The problem of not being able to build 'Wealth' in some cities
    has been fixed.
    * Messages about resources discovered that the player doesn't
    have the advance to use no longer display.
    * Incorrect popup concerning placing new embassies with
    civilizations you're at war with no longer displays.
    * Occasional instances of selected units not stay centered
    fixed.
    * Synthetic Fibers now has the correct prerequisite advance,
    Ecology.
    * The Great Lighthouse no longer permits Galleys to travel on
    Ocean tiles.
    * The AI no longer reacts to submarines that it cannot see.
    * Multi-cultural cities no longer occasionally produce barbarian
    settlers or workers.
    * Minimap now updates when interface is hidden.
    * Units no longer occasionally disappear at the poles.
    * 'Combo' boxes now are set to the maximum size needed.
    * Long advance names no longer overrun the Info Box when in
    Golden Age.
    * Correct cities highlight on Domestic and Cultural advisor when
    a scroll bar displays.
    * There is no longer a punctuation error in disembark popup.
    * There is no longer a spacing error on the right-click flyout
    for upgrading units.
    * Bubble-text on the replay screen now correctly clears itself.
    * The last line in the Event View of the replay screen is now
    fully visible.
    * You can now see a cities population on the City Title bar
    regardless of team color or state.
    * The correct plural and singular forms of civilization names
    are now used on the Wonder screen.
    * Selecting a 'grayed out' option in the Diplomacy screen no
    longer clears the Foreign Advisor's advice.
    * Correctly small graphic corruption on Domestic Advisor popups.
    * Right-Click flyout menus no longer display if you use a
    function key to open an advisor screen.
    * The spaceship components in the Civilopedia now correctly link
    to the Victory Conditions entry.
    * You can no longer unload air units from a carrier. You need to
    execute a rebase mission.
    * You can no longer demand very large amounts of gold in
    diplomacy.
    * There is correct punctuation at the end of the defeat popup.
    * Modified advance trees now load correctly.
    * Fixed AI exploit with regards to giving cities away in
    diplomacy.
    * Air superiority missions work as intended.
    * Quick Start will now use the number of civs selected in the
    previously generated game.
    * Retiring from a Conquest only game no longer is recorded as a
    victory.
    * Fixed AI problem with resources on custom maps.
    * Team color on horseman unit correctly displays.
    * French Musketeer fortify animation now plays.
    * Governors no longer build privateers when set to build no
    units.
    * Fixed AI bug allowing the user to infinitely postpone
    invasions by shuffling units around.
    * Hall of Fame screen now correctly lists the difficulty levels.
    * Games that don't save due to low hard drive space now displays
    an error message.
    * A save corruption problem was fixed.
    * The helicopter Civilopedia entry now correctly states it can
    only transport one unit.
    * Corrected punctuation error in Jet Fighter Civilopedia entry.
    * Corrected punctuation error in Longbowman Civilopedia entry.
    * Corrected Marine strategic resource requirements in
    Civilopedia entry.
    * Corrected Modern Armor strategic resource requirements in
    Civilopedia entry.
    * Correct punctuation problem in Tactical Nuke Civilopedia
    entry.
    * Fixed fatal related to tiles on the edge of the map.
    * Once the UN is completed, you are no longer prompted to vote
    every turn.
    * Fixed punctuation error on New Era popup.
    * Fixed typo in diplomacy demands.
    * You no longer declare war by accidentally passing over a
    hidden submarine.
    * Fixed infinite loop with automation.
  5. Archived from groups: alt.games.civ3 (More info?)

    Thanks to all for the info.

    Jim.
  6. Archived from groups: alt.games.civ3 (More info?)

    "P12" <nomail@all.com> wrote in message
    news:i47vc01uln5b9on7qql5pavdkd588fq5tl@4ax.com...
    > On Mon, 14 Jun 2004 21:57:25 GMT, "The Stare"
    > <wat1@not.likely.frontiernet.net> wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >"Jim Walshe" <jim@walshenospam.freeuk.com> wrote in message
    > >news:1087246962.93491.0@doris.uk.clara.net...
    > >> I've just started playing Civ3 after a long time on Civ2, and I've
    > >> noticed a couple of posts here that refer to different software
    versions
    > >of
    > >> Civ3. I have version 1.07f. Where can I find out what the bugs are in
    > >this
    > >> version so I can decide whether to download a patch?
    > >
    > >Civ3 (refered to as vanilla) requires patch version 1.29f. Definately get
    > >it!!
    > >
    > >Play the World (PTW) expansion pack requires version 1.27f
    > >
    > >Conquests (C3C) expansion pack is up to 1.22 at the moment with one last
    > >patch expected soon.
    > >
    > >http://www.firaxis.com/downloads_product.cfm?product=10,12,13
    >
    > Also they are cummulative. So Conquest should patch both Civ III and
    > PTW. In other words you only need one of these patches.

    Actually, they are not cummulative. The Conquest 1.22 patch only works for
    Conquests and will not upgrade CivIII vanilla to 1.29f. However, if you
    have Conquests then it came with PTW 1.27 which needs no patch and patching
    it will only cause your shared Conquest/PTW CD to not work when running PTW.
    I know from experience as I recently had to reinstall all programs and
    patches.
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