In response to your feedback on update 1.4 for Galactic Civilizations III,
the Dev Team has made it so that you may optionally re-enable the
old planetary production wheel through a pref.ini setting.
The reason the wheel is no longer part of the main game is two-fold. First, we don't want players to feel like they must micromanage every planet to this level in order to get an optimal result. Second, the result of such micro management was compelling in that it could, in the hands of skilled players, deliver 10X more production per planet than originally envisioned.
That said, we do understand that some players really enjoyed this and in single player, we encourage players to play the game however they want whether that be through mods or their own custom tweaking.
In addition, this 1.41 patch addresses issues with old game saves and fixes some other game play bugs. Below, you can read Brad Wardell's thoughts regarding the planetary wheel, find directions for enabling the patch, and a full list of changes.
Check out Brad Wardell's thoughts on the production wheel and where we are headed:
To enable the wheel:
- Start the game once to get the new pref change
- Quit the game
- Go to My Games\GalCiv3
- Open Prefs.ini
- Change UseColonyProductionWheel from 0 to 1
- Start GalCiv3
+ Players can enable the old style planetary production wheel from 1.3
+ Players with older save games can now use the new foci UI
+ Players will no longer be able to game the diplomatic trade screen to get millions of credits
+ Players will no longer start with the assault fighters starbase improvement.
+ Fixed a problem where the AI would sometimes display the incorrect conversation dialog.
+ The AI will no longer gift specialization techs to the player.
+ Addressed an issue that caused the game to sometimes crash when ships were destroyed
+ Added missing icons