The classic Sid Meier strategy game Colonization is re-born in the world of
Civilization IV, where players lead their people on a quest to conquer and
rule the New World. Players will be challenged to guide their people from
the oppressive motherland, discover a New World, negotiate, trade and fight
as they acquire great power and battle for their freedom and independence.
2. Burn or mount the image.
3. Install the game.
4. Copy the cracked content over from the Crack directory on the disc to
your installation directory.
5. Play the game.
Starting out with just a single unit and knowledge of a small local area, your challenge is to
guide your civilization into becoming the dominant force, either by conquering every other
civilization or by sending a spaceship to Alpha Centauri.
As you'd imagine, a lot of challenges come into such a task. You must locate cities so as to make
use of food, construction and trade resources, which can be later improved by constructing
irrigation, roads, mines, railroads, and farmland. Each city can construct one item at a time -
military units, buildings or Wonders of the World (there are 28 of these across the different eras
of the game, and only one city can possess each one). The buildings and wonders have different
effects - some improve defenses, while others improve scientific research, trade or food output.
There are over 100 scientific discoveries in the game, and most require you to have certain
knowledge before they can be discovered. How quickly this happens depends on your scientific
output, which must be traded off against financial and military concerns.
Combat can occur in cities or in the open terrain - things like forests and mountains give the
defense an advantage. Unlike the original Civilization, fights aren't always won outright -
sometimes a unit will survive but damaged (reducing its movement speed and attacking prowess until
it's repaired). If multiple units are in a square that come sunder attack, the strongest unit
fights - unless it is a city or Fortress, all units will be lost if the fight is lost. Once a city
has no defensive units left, it can be captured. Certain units have the ability to cover all
squares as fast as if they were roads, only a few can see submarines, and air units require
re-fueling in a friendly city.
There are up to 6 other Civilizations in the game, and keeping good diplomatic relations with
these is crucial. At times you may want to trade knowledge or pool military resources with a
neighbor - at others they may want to destroy you. If you make deals and go back on them your
reputation is affected.
In der gelungenen Neuauflage des Rundenstrategie-Klassikers besiedeln Sie die Neue Welt, gründen
Städte, verhandeln mit Indianern und führen Ihr Reich schließlich in den packenden
Unabhängigkeitskrieg. Der Kern des Titels ist das ausgeklügelte Wirtschaftssystem, das sich um die
Ernte und Verarbeitung von Rohstoffen dreht. Im Vergleich zum Original gibt's einige meist
sinnvolle Neuerungen, unter anderem beim Kampfsystem. Und trotz der kurzen Partien stimmt der
Wiederspielwert, außerdem gibt's nun einen Multiplayer-Modus.