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Offline Carl

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"Build city" options
« on: May 20, 2012, 09:04:54 AM »
This is a request to aid the creation of custom maps and scenarios.


Currently, when one founds a new city as the public player, a city of an unspecified size is built. But when building custom maps and scenarios, it would be useful to be able to specify the size of the city.

Here are two ways this could possibly work:

1. When "found a new city" is selected, a dialog box opens where the player can enter the desired population for the city
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2. When "found a new city" is selected, a dialog box opens where the player can specify the tile-dimensions of the city (e.g. 10x10 tiles, 15x20, etc)

This would speed up the city-building process by requiring less use of the "grow city" button and less manual placement of roads/buildings -- and so would make it far easier to build scenarios and custom maps.

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Re: "Build city" options
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2012, 09:53:01 AM »
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Currently, when one founds a new city as the public player, a city of an unspecified size is built

I don't think so. A city gets built with minimum size, not unspecified.

I have made an extra +1000 button to aid with city growth along the existing +100. This can be easily done in the menuconf.tab. It is very helpful and you can make buttons with other values too.

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Re: "Build city" options
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2012, 09:55:07 AM »
Yes, by "unspecified" I simply meant that the player doesn't get to specify. My hunch from repeated use of this tool is that the size of a new city is somehow related to the "median city size" value in the map creation dialogue.

The +1000 button sounds super-useful -- I'll check that out, thanks! :)

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Re: "Build city" options
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2012, 05:50:19 PM »
This "new city with x inhabitants" could be possible with pressing the ctrl button while clicking...