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discosilly
05-06-2010, 11:53 PM
Let me start by saying I have never played any of the Civilization games or any any game like it.

So I just bought Civilization 3 and was playing through it and I found it quite confusing to play.

I ran out of money (treasury I think it is called?) in a few turns, & I'm not sure how to make more.
I'm not really sure how to trade with other colonies or trade between my towns.

For the times I was playing, I really just spent time having 3 or 4 warriors and spearmen explore while my workers built roads connecting my 3 cities I found.

Is this all you really do?
Any tips, advice, or general knowledge about the game would be greatly appreciated.

edit;
I also see the option to enable "Tutorial Mode" in the preferences screen, but when I check it and save, it doesn't do anything and unchecks when I go back into prefs.

discosilly
05-07-2010, 12:13 PM
Bumping.
Pretty fast boards lol
Can anyone help me out?

Simon_Love
07-12-2010, 09:49 AM
Hi discosilly :D
I recommend that you have a look at the Civ 3 manual (available as a PDF file on the Steam page for Civ 3, I think, and probably elsewhere on the internet, too)... I also recomment that you look in the "Civilopedia" inside the game itself, while playing... and I recommend these websites:

http://www.civfanatics.com/civ3/infocenter

http://www.civfanatics.com/civ3/strategy

http://forums.civfanatics.com/forumdisplay.php?f=4

(The last website is the civfanatics forum for Civ 3, which has many Civ 3 experts reading and writing regularly ;) )