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04-01-2019 08:43 AM
Blake00
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Originally Posted by MikeSol View Post
I can't believe there is no advisor screen showing what the Indians I just visited can train me in and what they want to buy. I need this advisor screen more then all the ones that are already in the game put together!
Yes as someone who heavily trades with the natives this is one of my biggest annoyances! Having to constantly send scouts to find out whats going on.. arrghh!

Thankfully we're not alone as the FreeCol team fixed this in their Colonization remake so not only is there a dedicated Indian Adviser that shows all the villages, what they train and what they trade but you can also click on any village on the map at any time to get this information too. See my attached pics from a recent game I played.
29-12-2018 05:24 PM
peyre
Colonization Companion

(I know it's been a few years, but this is worth mentioning.)

I agree, MikeSol. If I could change one thing about the game, I would have some of that basic information show on the right when you highlight a settlement: what it wants & offers, and what (if anything) it will still teach. Not having that information would tell you you haven't visited that settlement yet.

A great workaround would be something like the Gold Box Companion, a program running in a separate window that reads from the game and displays information for you. This could show you a copy of the map--what you've explored so far--and clicking on an Indian settlement would show the information about it. For people with two screens, that could run in the other screen and you could just mouse over to it when you need some quick info.
05-03-2015 02:53 AM
MikeSol
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Originally Posted by tristanzz View Post
If you forget, and don't mind doing something bothersome and underhanded:

1. Save
2. type ALT+WIN and plop a scout down beside the village
3. Visit it, and
4. Reload
Well, I write it down so I can't forget. Also, I play the Windows 3.1 version of the game and the cheat codes don't work in that version.
04-03-2015 02:21 AM
tristanzz If you forget, and don't mind doing something bothersome and underhanded:

1. Save
2. type ALT+WIN and plop a scout down beside the village
3. Visit it, and
4. Reload
22-02-2015 05:14 PM
Japo OK I think I now get what you mean. I didn't remember if the Indians' merchandise demand can change over time, I thought you meant if it did you should get updated information without sending another scout. But yes, it would be nice if the information you did get from scouts were stored and viewable via an advisor.
22-02-2015 04:41 PM
MikeSol
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Originally Posted by Japo View Post
It requires a scout for you to get the information, why should it be easier? Why would your advisors know if you don't do what's necessary to find the information out? There was no Internet in colonial America :P
I'm fine with the scout getting the info. *After* I get it, the game should be keeping track of the info I got. As it stands, I have to write it down myself. It is obvious to me that this info needs to be logged by the game. I'm amazed with all the advisor windows in this game, that there isn't one for this.
21-02-2015 06:05 PM
Japo It requires a scout for you to get the information, why should it be easier? Why would your advisors know if you don't do what's necessary to find the information out? There was no Internet in colonial America :P

I don't know about Civ4
21-02-2015 05:09 PM
MikeSol
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Originally Posted by Japo View Post
If I recall correctly, you can get that information with a scout

http://www.colonizationfans.com/strategy/faq.html
I know the scout provides that info. But I don't need the info just then. I need it later when I have forgotten what that indian village gives and wants. Not to mention all of the other indian villages I may want to train from or trade with. It is unbelievable that there is no advisor screen KEEPING TRACK of this for me. I would trade every other advisor screen just for this one.

Does Civ 4 Colonization keep track of this information?
21-02-2015 06:50 AM
Japo If I recall correctly, you can get that information with a scout

http://www.colonizationfans.com/strategy/faq.html
21-02-2015 01:19 AM
MikeSol I can't believe there is no advisor screen showing what the Indians I just visited can train me in and what they want to buy. I need this advisor screen more then all the ones that are already in the game put together!
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