Questions tagged [civilization-4-beyond-the-sword]

Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword, the second expansion to Civilization IV. Focuses primarily on end-game content, adding corporations, random events (such as natural disasters), greatly expanding espionage, and re-balancing victory conditions.

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Is it possible for Great People to become automated? If so, how do you turn it off?

My girlfriend was playing Civ V today, and quite enjoying the experience. I mentioned I preferred IV in some ways, and she decided to try it out. She was quite enjoying things at first, but she ended ...
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Any explanation for intricacies (bugs) of the city and trade network?

I do not want to ask about an explanation of the city and trade network in general, because it has been explained quite well in the Civilopedia, let alone it is rather intuitive. But there are a ...
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Is there a way to raise the max cities for a corporation?

I am currently playing Beyond the Sword. I can still build executives after the 5 limit, but my executives can't found new corporations.
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If I conquer a Civ do I get their techs?

Aside from having 1 less enemy what happens if I conquer another Civ, specifically do I get their tech?
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If you destroy a civ, do you still get the “You declared war on our friend!” penalty?

As per the tag, this is in Civilization 4 (BTS).
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If you declare war on the same civ twice, do you get the “You declared war on our friend” penalty twice?

If you declare war on the same civ twice in Civ 4, do you get the "You declared war on our friend" penalty twice (i.e. for a total of -2 favourability rather than -1)?
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Do you get the Civ 4 “You declared war on our friend” penalty with civs you didn't know at the time?

Suppose I declare war on the French at a time when I don't know the Chinese. When I later meet the Chinese, might I have a "You declared war on our friend" penalty with them for having declared war on ...
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How to enable Internet Games in Civ4 BTS on MacOS?

I am playing Civilization IV BTS from Steam on MacOS, which is still using GameSpy as Internet game service provider. But GameSpy has shut down several years ago. So is there any way to hold Internet ...
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List of valuable hotkeys and shortcuts

I am looking for a complete list of special hotkeys and shortcuts in a orderly manner to make living as a god easier. I am not looking for the obvious like "i" to irrigate or "r" for road but it might ...
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Civ 4 mod, choose your opponents

Can anyone direct me to a mod that allows me to select my opponent civilizations and leaders when beginning a game?
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Is there a “follow” order in Civilization 4?

Let's say I want to follow another friendly civilization's army stack, to know where they exactly are right now. Is there a way to issue such an order to one of my units, or do I have to follow them ...
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How do I found a corporation?

I'm trying to found the Creative Constructions corporation using a Great Engineer unit. I've researched both the Corporation and Combustion techs. My civilization has access to Iron and Copper. I've ...
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How can I get the Caveman2Cosmos mod working?

I downloaded and installed version 28 of the Caveman2Cosmos mod the other day, and am having trouble getting it to run. When I load the mod, Civilization closes down as normal, but never reappears. ...
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How do the leaders' AI personalities work?

Montezuma and Tokugawa seem to be very prone to waging war on me, just as Gandhi is always very friendly, so I guess it's safe to assume that the leaders have different personalities. My question is: ...
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Should I follow the AI's suggestions on where to place my cities?

I tend to build cities in tiles that give me access to luxury resources within the 5x5 fat cross and I try to build them on coasts whenever possible. However, the AI sometimes suggests very odd city ...
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Civilization IV: meaning of “Babylonian merchants are now selling domesticated prairie dogs as exotic pets”?

I just started a game of Civilization IV (Beyond the Sword) and the following message appeared in the Event Log: 2960 BC: Babylonian merchants are now selling domesticated prairie dogs as exotic ...
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Are Warlords and Beyond the Sword two separate expansions for Civilization IV or does the second build on the first?

There are two expansion packs for Civilization IV, Warlords and Beyond the Sword. Are these two separate expansion packs with unique features not found in either, or is the second (Beyond the Sword) a ...
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How to disable production/research recommendations in Civilization IV BtS?

Is there a way to turn off the adviser's recommendations for research plans and city production? I already disabled the Sid's tips and tutorial advice in game settings, but the two 'recommended' ...