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Civ4Players => Beyond The Game => Topic started by: Penny on October 10, 2011, 09:33:22 PM

Title: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: Penny on October 10, 2011, 09:33:22 PM
Dear all,
I'm glad to announce the release of our official, now COMPULSORY
Beyond the Game MOD :

Beyond the Game 1.00

It is 1.5 Go, so do plan time for downloading this (you might look at 1H, perhaps more if your connection is slow)
Note that you can download it while playing regular BTS, there is no problem with that !

This is absolutely super easy to install, and is a standalone, as such, games will be shown on the regular lobby ! (Of course you cannot play regular games with it, you will be tagged as 'MOD' and vice-versa).
Do advertise this on lobby by putting "BTG" in front of your game name !

Here is the manual, it includes an installation guide :
http://downloads.civplayers-files.com/civ4/BeyondTheGame.1.00.pdf

Here you can download it from our servers :
http://downloads.civplayers-files.com/civ4/BTG.1.00.rar

Any questions, feedback, etc, it's here !


EDIT BY ZHENON:

You may also download the BTG 1.00 Mod  (aka Penny Mod) via my google drive/ google docs.  It seems to be considerably faster than the C4P link: 

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwRHKTzesLi-SUkyWU9ySUZKaE0/edit?usp=sharing

Enjoy.
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: Bantams on October 11, 2011, 06:09:01 PM
It would have been better if it had its own lobby due to many russian and mac players in particular showing up as MOD in regular games.

also the dl speed of youre server sucks  :-*

I can dl a movie in 20 minutes and this is taking freeking ages

so where do I put this then in the mods folder or somewhere else the instructions are difficult to understand in da manual
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: CanuckSoldier on October 11, 2011, 08:51:03 PM
It would have been better if it had its own lobby due to many russian and mac players in particular showing up as MOD in regular games.

also the dl speed of youre server sucks  :-*

I can dl a movie in 20 minutes and this is taking freeking ages

so where do I put this then in the mods folder or somewhere else the instructions are difficult to understand in da manual

The CivPlayers FTP likely just got busy with all you guys D/Ling the mod, last night I got it at a steady 1.3 Meg per sec :p  I imagine that HostGator limits our max real time bandwidth somewhat.

CS
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: Penny on October 11, 2011, 10:36:51 PM
Yeah sorry about, and have to say, I struggle to get the torrent working proper, otherwise I would have put 3 PC on 3 different neighbourgh's wifi full-time seeding on it ! :-*


I'd like to have feedback of first ladder games with it  :D
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: CanuckSoldier on October 11, 2011, 11:31:39 PM
Yeah i agree that it was probably just do to many players d/ling at the same time b/c I'm d/ling atm at a steady 10.0 mbs  8) God Bless the Silicon Valley and our reversing E&M internet access.  ::)

Ya I have Rogers 10 meg cable, but the bottle neck was my wifi actually, but that is ok, it's only 1.5 gig not like I'm reinstalling Civ5 off of Steam again :-/  If I want real speed I hook up my laptop to a Cat6 cable in my office.

CS
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: i-am-celt on October 12, 2011, 01:10:58 AM
well i will have it downloaded by christmas 12 months cos in ireland we have papercups and string for internet hooked onto a pair of spoons
Title: Odg: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: Lestat on October 12, 2011, 01:21:53 AM
ok here we go...

1. picking theme not working for me
i got always purple although im not gay...
2. got error bout movies not isntalled corect

3. people need to kno that this is not only mod
this is whole new game...

we tested it and its working
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: SUSPENDED3 on October 12, 2011, 02:29:01 PM
Beeing forced to select theme at every start kinda sucks but i could live with it. But why the fuck do i need to additionally confirm that i actually want to launch BtG after i just double clicked the launcher?
I am happy though that some1 is cleaning up the bugs so we can have stable hack free games.
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: Bantams on October 12, 2011, 04:21:24 PM
Theme dosnt change color so the .exe is useless could be because of steam not sure but I can live with the color it reminds me of My Buddy Lestat :-*

It launches faster with the civ4beyondthegame shortcut from inside the BTS folder placed on the desktop instead of the beyondthegame launcher shortcut since the 2 questions are missing

Ps. who picked the pink color was it Solver?
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: CanuckSoldier on October 12, 2011, 09:01:37 PM
Beeing forced to select theme at every start kinda sucks but i could live with it. But why the fuck do i need to additionally confirm that i actually want to launch BtG after i just double clicked the launcher?
I am happy though that some1 is cleaning up the bugs so we can have stable hack free games.

Try running it in Admin mode, sounds like windows User Access Control is the problem if it is asking you twice to run the program.

CS
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: Penny on October 13, 2011, 12:21:38 AM
Glad everyone likes it :

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Beeing forced to select theme at every start kinda sucks but i could live with it. But why the fuck do i need to additionally confirm that i actually want to launch BtG after i just double clicked the launcher?
Launcher is there for people...with no clue.
You can change theme manually by dropping files (only few people know that).

Yes you can launch the game by clicking the BeyondtheGame.exe directly anyways

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ok here we go...

1. picking theme not working for me
i got always purple although im not gay...
2. got error bout movies not isntalled corect

We're talking about the game background, the color of that bottom menu you see all the time. Not the main screen thing, Slaughter picked pink back then. It's an tribute to Slaughter really.

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Theme dosnt change color so the .exe is useless could be because of steam not sure but I can live with the color it reminds me of My Buddy Lestat
Game directory is called 'BeyondTheGame'?


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So I d/led it and launched the game, but I can't see the games in the lobby. As for what lesty said, I too only have the pink background, and a notification appears saying something about movies. Now Enig said something to the affect of not d/ling it while having civ running, which I ofc did   So I guess tomorrow I'll d/l it with civ closed and see if it works properly.
I will follow you up on this, I want it to work for 100% of people.
Did you re-download and still nothing ?
When you launch the game, are you 100% positive your in the new game ?
You can tell because on the main menu, you should NOT have the titles Civilization Beyond the Sword anymore, the word sword is removed and replaced by a RED Game. Also, you have special thanks on the LEFT side towards Slaughter, Asaf, Primax, Solver, DTA & myself.


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It says error video thingy

Yes it does, but you're suppose to turn off the options in player/game options/graphical option anyway.
The reason for this is that I just removed all videos of the game, to diminish the size of the DWL.
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: Tony[UYP] on October 13, 2011, 01:05:54 PM
Anyone have a rapidshare account or something similar?  This was taking 19 hours yesterday.

I used to have a rapidShare account but it recently expired.
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: Bantams on October 13, 2011, 06:45:43 PM
Anyone have a rapidshare account or something similar?  This was taking 19 hours yesterday.

I used to have a rapidShare account but it recently expired.


http://www.mediafire.com/?dwapdyaj429497g


will that do?
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: Tony[UYP] on October 14, 2011, 09:41:37 AM
Thanks, but just left my computer on while I went to work, got it now :D
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: tamijo on October 14, 2011, 02:33:57 PM
I can start this by hitting the launcher directly inside winrar, it extracts and i can launch
and play.
but i cant make it extract the files permanently.

Any idear why that happens ?



Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: JBAdams on October 14, 2011, 04:29:27 PM
Well guys this is terrific news, I am downloading now and hopefully can squeeze in a couple of games this weekend to try it all out.

Quick question for Penny: is there any known problem of the new BTG with using Blue Marble? (I had no problem using Blue Marble with the old BTG.)

Thanks!
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: tamijo on October 14, 2011, 04:52:36 PM
My problem was in my own system, changed some adm rights, now im fine.
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: SUSPENDED3 on October 14, 2011, 06:23:31 PM
Which file do i need to edit/replace to get rid of the pink background?
Title: Odg: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: Lestat on October 14, 2011, 08:31:55 PM
Jose7 have strange issue
he joined game ok ...
in stagging room he was nit *MOD
but when we started game he went OOS...

Title: Re: Odg: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: CanuckSoldier on October 14, 2011, 08:51:41 PM
Jose7 have strange issue
he joined game ok ...
in stagging room he was nit *MOD
but when we started game he went OOS...

I'd say he installed something wrong, you should not appear as a MOD to other BTG 1.0 players, that means his files are not the same as the others.  I'd ask him to uninstall Civ4 completely and do complete fresh install of Civ4, BTS and BTG mod.

CS

Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: jose7 on October 14, 2011, 08:54:48 PM
Great mod, but not for me

http://imageshack.us/f/195/civ4screenshot0013r.jpg/

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/560/civ4screenshot0012.jpg/
Title: Re: Odg: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: jose7 on October 14, 2011, 09:21:09 PM
Jose7 have strange issue
he joined game ok ...
in stagging room he was nit *MOD
but when we started game he went OOS...

I'd say he installed something wrong, you should not appear as a MOD to other BTG 1.0 players, that means his files are not the same as the others.  I'd ask him to uninstall Civ4 completely and do complete fresh install of Civ4, BTS and BTG mod.

CS

Thanks but me game work fine only the Mod have issues, not need reinstall all for one retard mod.
Title: Re: Odg: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: CanuckSoldier on October 14, 2011, 09:30:49 PM
Jose7 have strange issue
he joined game ok ...
in stagging room he was nit *MOD
but when we started game he went OOS...

I'd say he installed something wrong, you should not appear as a MOD to other BTG 1.0 players, that means his files are not the same as the others.  I'd ask him to uninstall Civ4 completely and do complete fresh install of Civ4, BTS and BTG mod.

CS

Thanks but me game work fine only the Mod have issues, not need reinstall all for one retard mod.

Well at least try and re-download the mod and reinstall it.  We are just trying to prevent a cheat that was killing the Civ4 league, this mod is mandatory, if you can't figure out what you did wrong in installing it then you won't be able to play league games unfortunately.

CS
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: Penny on October 14, 2011, 09:41:10 PM
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Which file do i need to edit/replace to get rid of the pink background?

Under Beyond The Sword\Asset\Art\Interface\xxxx, there are 4 files total called Civ4MainMenuBG.nif, change those.


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Quick question for Penny: is there any known problem of the new BTG with using Blue Marble? (I had no problem using Blue Marble with the old BTG.)
No, it works well. You can BTW, find Blue Marble in the BTGTools folder that comes with the game.

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Thanks but me game work fine only the Mod have issues, not need reinstall all for one retard mod.
Dunno if the MOD is retard really, it's just doing what its coded to do really, please insult the coder directly.

Would try re-extracting, then re-downloading, the MOD. (Game not compulsory so far really, try that after solution 1 & 2).
As I said, I will support this so that it works for 100% of people, if you're willing to try yourself that is  :-*
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: JBAdams on October 15, 2011, 01:24:41 AM
Starting to worry about this mod.  It has already been map-hacked and there have been several games today where an entire team didn't have metal.
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: CanuckSoldier on October 15, 2011, 01:40:59 AM
Starting to worry about this mod.  It has already been map-hacked and there have been several games today where an entire team didn't have metal.

It hasn't actually been hacked, he GB simply released a video showing that he could, and still says he won't release it.  We are working on ways to detect it being used, using the mod code, if we can't prevent it then at least we might be able to report it being used to the web site.  More to follow when we have it figured out.

CS
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: Bantams on October 15, 2011, 07:27:07 AM
I dont think the lobby troll is GB since I dont recall GB living in Sunderland :/
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: Penny on October 15, 2011, 09:33:04 AM
there have been several games today where an entire team didn't have metal.
Absolutely didn't touch anything about Maps, this is completely random.
I'm assuming you meant in the direct cross of the capital right ? Not that unlikely.


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Starting to worry about this mod.  It has already been map-hacked and
So far, you've seen a video of a guy log-in the MOD, and the end of the video he is in "a" game and the map is revealed.
Even if it could be a legit hack, the source also said that he wouldn't reveal it.

Officially, BTG stands firm as the perfect solution to avoid maphack so far.
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: JBAdams on October 16, 2011, 12:41:52 AM
K. Good enough for me.
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: Bantams on October 16, 2011, 03:12:58 PM
Is the Source code for the mod pre patch 3.19 as that was the code slaughter used and it was given to GB to make a report to ladder mod

If so it might explain many of the reported bugs
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: Penny on October 16, 2011, 03:23:26 PM
Is the Source code for the mod pre patch 3.19 as that was the code slaughter used and it was given to GB to make a report to ladder mod

If so it might explain many of the reported bugs

No, while the original idea is from Slaughter (end thinking of it, with all that + being admin + building the whole website) and his work was great;
MOD based on 3.19 where started from SCRATCH by Primax. Not a single line of code is shared between the two (we never did get the source from Slaughter).
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: CanuckSoldier on October 16, 2011, 03:43:07 PM
Ya it is not the code that GB is hacking, it is the live memory of the game, this is harder to stop than code hacking.  But for now he has not released this trainer, but even though he has said he will not release it, we are still working on ways to prevent it or at least detect it.

CS
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: Zhenon on October 21, 2011, 01:11:15 AM

Here you can download it from our servers :
http://downloads.civplayers-files.com/civ4/BTG.1.00.rar


There's a corrupt mp3 file at the end of the unpacking process.  I've downloaded the RAR file twice now, with the same result.  Any chance you could upload a new file?  Did anyone else have the same problem?  Should I try a 3rd time?

I could probably find the corrupt MP3 file in the main game and copy and paste it over into the mod, but there could be other corrupt file issues in the same archive...
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: Bantams on October 21, 2011, 08:54:46 PM
How come everytime CCC is or someone is hosting a ladder game with shit mod GS goes tits up?
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: STOP QUITTING on October 22, 2011, 01:36:35 AM
Hey im trying to the the Mod to work, I have civilization complete game, so it sits in the folders slightly differently
C:\Program Files\2K Games\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Civilization 4 Complete\Beyond the Sword
when I extract into either of the Fraxis games or sid Meiers civilization4 folder i get the following message:
C:\Program Files\2K Games\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Civilization 4 Complete\BTG.1.00.rar:cannot create beyond the game\assets\.......
The system cannot find the path specified
Is it because my folders have different names?

Where should I extract it to or change folder names?
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: Bantams on October 22, 2011, 07:26:05 AM
just put it in the BeyondtheSword folder and extract failing that put it in the reclycle bin >:D
Title: Odg: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: Lestat on October 22, 2011, 03:29:56 PM
jake at first read pdf doc bout that mod...
second u can install that mod any where ...
eg
c:\bantam\stop\craping\and\spaming\trolling\loby\and\forum\
folder
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: i-am-celt on October 23, 2011, 03:08:52 AM
 :bow:
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: Bantams on October 25, 2011, 07:38:44 PM
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Yep it needs its own lobby alright this continues every second btw
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: CanuckSoldier on October 25, 2011, 08:02:05 PM
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Yep it needs its own lobby alright this continues every second btw

I sympathize, but I can't do anything about it, raise a support ticket with Gamespy or 2K or both, maybe if enough people complain they will ban is IP.

CS
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: Boogie Man on October 26, 2011, 07:10:58 AM
whos victor?




                         Boogie >:D
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: cripp7 on October 28, 2011, 01:11:05 PM
I'm not getting the user interface when the game starts, I installed it correctly

(http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp175/cripp777/Civ4ScreenShot0000-9.jpg)

Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: Zhenon on October 28, 2011, 04:47:16 PM
It looks like your 'user interface' is hidden.  Try clicking 'Alt + i'
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: cripp7 on November 04, 2011, 12:23:11 PM
I tried that, didn't work.  I have BUG4.4 installed in the CustomAssets folder, I've had other mods do the same thing so I had to set NoCustomAssets = 1 in the .ini files.  Tried that in the CivilizationIV.ini but didn't work, so I'll try removing BUG and see what happens.
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: Shizuko on November 05, 2011, 08:22:41 PM
does it work with the steam version?
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: CanuckSoldier on November 06, 2011, 04:33:18 AM
does it work with the steam version?

That is a good question, I know you can buy Civ4 from Steam, but even then Civ4 is not a steam controlled game, meaning it doesn't need to have steam running to play Civ4.  But Steam likely does put Civ4 in a totally different folder though and you would have to figure out were that is to install the BTG mod.

CS
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: Bantams on November 06, 2011, 09:54:36 AM
does it work with the steam version?

Yes it does it just needs putting here and extracting

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\sid meier's civilization iv beyond the sword
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: Shizuko on November 10, 2011, 09:35:07 PM
does it work with the steam version?

Yes it does it just needs putting here and extracting

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\sid meier's civilization iv beyond the sword

thank you, it works
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: geforced on November 30, 2012, 09:44:38 AM
so why didnt this work? and why is it 1.4gig rofl
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: Zhenon on November 30, 2012, 03:17:42 PM
If we're talking about the mod, then it is its own clean install.  You may install it anywhere on your hard drive.  By downloading the mod, you must legally own Civ4 BtS and all previous versions of the game.
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: OT4E on November 30, 2012, 06:34:31 PM
so why didnt this work? and why is it 1.4gig rofl
This works.
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: Bantams on December 02, 2012, 01:47:29 PM
does anyone know if it works in windows 8 yet?
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: CanuckSoldier on December 02, 2012, 08:08:40 PM
If we're talking about the mod, then it is its own clean install.  You may install it anywhere on your hard drive.  By downloading the mod, you must legally own Civ4 BtS and all previous versions of the game.

Yes it is not really a mod, we wanted to avoid the Civ4 mod system since it is problematic for people.  So it is 1.4 gigs because it is basically the entire game :-/

As to windows 8, it's core is not any different than windows 7, just the UI was changed, so I don't see any reason Civ4 BTS or the mod would not work, it's not like they changed DX9/10/11 at all.

CS
Title: Re: Beyond the Game - Official Releases !
Post by: Zhenon on July 05, 2013, 03:03:09 PM
Download link updated on first page.

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