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CtP2 FAQ v3ish
This is a forum project continually growing and expanding in this thread.
I will try to keep up to date, but please bear with me if I do not.
Last Update 15/3/2003

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Complete FAQ list



Modding
Q04 What is SLIC?
Q16 Can TIs be modded so they can be placed outside my borders?
Q17 How can I continue playing after 2300?
Q39 How do I play on bigger/smaller/different maps?
Q51 Can Strategic Resources and Colonies (ala Civ3) be added to CtP2?
Q54 How do I change the colors of the civs?
Q59 How do I get sharper borders between climatic zones on the map?




Q4: What is SLIC?

A4: SLIC is basically a programming language that works within the game of CtP/2. It can be used to modify all sorts of aspects of the game. -
helpful thread


Q16: Is it possible to mod other TI's so that I can place them outside of my empire?

A16: Of course
here is a thread where Martin G gave a hint.


Q17: How can I continue playing after 2300?

A17: Open the the file ...\ctp2_data\default\gamedata\const.txt and set the finishing year after the line END_OF_GAME_YEAR.


Q39: I want to play on bigger/smaller/different maps, the Gigantic map isn't gigantic enough for me, how do I do this?

A39: It's very easy to do, just go into ctp2_data\default\gamedata\const.txt (or XXX_const.txt if you use a certain mod, where XXX represents the prefix of the mod) and look for this section:
MAP_SIZE_SMALL		26	52	2
MAP_SIZE_MEDIUM		48	96	2
MAP_SIZE_LARGE		64	128	2
MAP_SIZE_GIGANTIC	70	140	2
The first two numbers represent the size of each map. Simply replace these numbers by whatever size you prefer and start the game to see the results.


Q51: I would buy CtP2 if it had resources and colonies like in Civ3

A51: Well have a look in the modding community for more info
here: for Civ3 style Resources
here for Colonies


Q54: On single player I'm always blue and it's boring. Is there anyway I can change my colour?

A54: Yes there is.
Open: \Call To Power 2\ctp2_data\default\gamedata\Colors00.txt
Here you have it you are Player1 and your colour is by default "0 0 255" or in english: blue.
So look at the side to see what the other colours are like "0 0 0" for black or "255 179 69" for orange.


Q59: Usually my CTP1/2 maps don't have icy terrain on the north and the south can this be fixed?

A59: Yes, but actually I am not content with the result you have will have climate zones with hard borders, but of course you can try this and if you like the result you can keep it.

Open the userprofile.txt in your ..\ctp2_program\ctp\ folder and find these lines:
MapPlugin0=dll\\map\\geometric.dll
MapPlugin1=dll\\map\\crater.dll
MapPlugin2=dll\\map\\plasma2.dll
MapPlugin3=dll\\map\\plasma2.dll
Replace the last MapPlugin so that it looks like this:
MapPlugin0=dll\\map\\geometric.dll
MapPlugin1=dll\\map\\crater.dll
MapPlugin2=dll\\map\\plasma2.dll
MapPlugin3=dll\\map\\fault.dll

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