There’s an option in Civilization 5 to start a new game on an Earth map, but in Civilization 6 there’s no such thing. And there’s no Steam Workshop support yet either. So what can you do?
Fortunately, heroes don’t always wear capes. Civ Fanatics modder Gedemon has come to the rescue with an Earth map for Civilization 6 that you can download and play now.
But – hold your horses – there’s something you should know before you do. It’s massive. It’s bloody massive. It even has its own bespoke Ludicrous map size (230×115) that can host more than 50 cilivizations! And being so bloody massive means it may make a mess of your computer.
“Warning: The Giant map is already way above the size of the huge map, it may or may not load on your PC (and will take some time to do so). The Ludicrous map is the max map size before the game refuse to load, and will take more than 4-5 minutes to load (or crash). I’d suggest lowering the texture size in the video option – the game used almost all the 6GB of VRAM of my GPU,” Gedemon wrote.
The “YnAMP – Yet (not) Another Maps Pack” is still in alpha state and needs testing, but has successfully run for 500 turns with 32 civilizations on Gedemon’s meaty machine (i7 4770K CPU, 16GB RAM, GTX 980 ti GPU). “But I have no idea of the minimal configuration for this.”
Average turn time to turn 240 was around two minutes, and average turn time to turn 470 was four minutes. True starting locations aren’t implemented yet.
We published our Civilization 6 review yesterday. “Civ 6 harnesses the series’ great strengths and adds wonderful new features of its own in an accessible and compelling entry,” Stace Harman wrote.
We also shared a bunch of Civilization 6 tips, tricks and guides you may find helpful.
Last but not least, we met Sid Meier! Well, I say we – an excited Chris Bratt talked to Sid Meier about 25 years of Civilization last week. 25 years! Goodness gracious me.