Microprose Civilization II A.I. Manifesto

JUNE 2014 Civilization II came out in 1996, and the last update was Civilization Gold in 1998.
The Multiplayer Gold Edition was included in the Civilization Chronicles box set released in 2006. As was Civilization II: Conflicts in Civilization.
We the Microprose Civilization II Fans and Fanatics want better Artificial Intelligence for Civilization II and Civilization II Gold. Our hoped for improvements are:

  1. A Portrait Editor - with 150 World Leaders through History. With a list of the Countries Cities.
  2. 3 Personality Treates are: Aggression/Sneak attack, Expansionist, and Perfectionist.
    attack:     1 = aggressive    -1 = rational
    expand:     1 = expansionist  -1 = perfectionist
    civilize:   1 = civilized     -1 = militaristic
  3. The most famous leaders are already in the game. Other famous leaders from through out history include:

    • A Caliph of Baghdad, or even an Emir, Sheikh, or Sherief
    • Archduke Franz Ferdinand of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (1889–1914)
    • Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini of Iran (1979-1989)
    • Colonel Gaddafi of Libya (1979-2011) - Brotherly Leader and Guide of the Revolution of Libya
    • First Secretary of the Communist Party Fidel Castro of Cuba (1965-2011)
    • Chairman Ho Chi Minh of Vietnam (1951-1969) - then post Abolished
    • Chancellor Helmut Cole (oversaw the re-unification of West Germany, and the five Landers of the GDR) - he had served in the German Army on the Western Front reluctantly, and enjoys his Bratwürstes.
    • Chancellor Otto Von Bismark of the German Empire (1871-1890)
    • Chief Kgosi Gaborone of Botswana (1880ish)
    • Dicator Benito Mussolini of Italy (1925-1943)
    • Dictator Idi Amin of Uganda (1971-1979)
    • Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia (1930-1974) - the First Country to be Liberated from the Rome-Berlin Axis during WWII.
    • Emperor Hirohito of Japan (1925-1989) - the Navy Member of his Cabinet were not in favour of the War, but performed the Sneak Attack on Pearl Harbour, Hawii, the United states of America; and the Army Member was in favour of the War; since WWII Japan has been 'Good as Gold', doing nothing but having a Naval, Air, and Land Defence Force; first making Transport Ships, and Motorbikes, then making Minaiture Electro-Mechanical Devices like the Walkman and RAM Chips; and also Cars).
    • Emir Jaber Mubarak of Kuwait (2006-....)
    • King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain (2002-....)
    • King Hussein I of Jordan (1952-1990)
    • King Faisal of Saudi Arabia (1964-1975)
    • King Louis XVI of France (1774-1794)
    • Prime Minister Dean Barrow of Belize (2008-....)
    • Prime Minister Freundel Stuart of Barbados (2010-....)
    • Prime Minister Golda Meir of Israel (1969-1974)
    • Prime Minister John Howard of Australia (1996-2007)
    • Prime Minister John Key of New Zealand (2008-....)
    • Prime Minister John Compson of Saint Lucia (1979-1981)
    • Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of the United Kingdom (1979-1990)
    • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India (2004-....)
    • Prime Minister Peter O'Neill of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea (2011-....)
    • Prime Minister Sam Hinds of Guyana (1999-....)
    • Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller of Jamaica (2012-....)
    • Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada (2006-....) - Canada the Brave
    • Premier Mikhail Gorbachev of the Soviet Union (1985-1991)
    • Premier Wen Jiabao of the Peoples Republic of China (2003-....); Chairman Deng Xiaoping (1982-87) - who lead Economic Reforms in China; or Chairman Mao Zedong (1945-76). It should be noted that the Communist Party have made great advances in the field of Econmics, and considerable advances in Technology such as High Speed Trains, and Space Flight.
    • President Augusto Pinochet of Chile (1974-1990)
    • President Benazir Butto of Pakistan (1993-1996) - 'We will have a Nuclear Bomb, even if they have to eat Grass'
    • President Dilma Rousseff of the Federative Republic of Brazil (2011-....)
    • President Emilio Aguinaldo of the Philippines (2010-....); President Ferdinand Marcos (1965-1986); and his Wife Imelda Marcos, who is famous for having a very large shoe collection while the people lived in poverty
    • President Ernest Bai Koroma of the Republic of Sierra Leone (2007-....)
    • President Felipe Calderón of the United Mexican States (2006-....)
    • President Gamal Abdel Nasser Hussein of the Republic of Egypt (1956-1970) - the Gift of the Nile
    • President Goodluck Jonathan of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (2010-....)
    • President Hamid Karzai of Afganistan (2001-....)
    • President Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías of Venezuela (1999-....) - a Socialist.
    • President Jakaya Kikwete President of the United Republic of Tanzania (2005-...) - I had a friend at University who came from Zanzibar Island, part of Tanzania - Yaqub (Abrabic for Jacob) - he spoke good English and Swahili (spoken in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Buruni) - he would like a crate of Rio Rivas Fizzy Cans but I don't have his address, like we used to drink with our mutual friends from Mombasa, Malaysia, and John Lui (who I kept in contact with and went on trips to Central London with) at the Student Union Cafeteria - he looks similar to one of the Members of the Black Eyed Peas Pop Music Band
    • President John Atta Mills of the Republic of Ghana (2009-2012)
    • President Joyce Banda of Malawi (2012-....)
    • President Juan Domingo Perón of Argentina
    • President Kenneth Kaunda of Zamiba (1964-1991)
    • President Michel Suleiman of the Republic of Lebanon (2008-....)
    • President Ricardo Martinelli of Panama (2009-....)
    • President Saddam Hussein of Iraq (1979-2003)
    • President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman of Bangladesh (1971-1972)
    • President Somsak Kiatsuranont of the National Assembly of Thailand (2011-....)
    • President Syngman Rhee of the Republic of South Korea (1948-1960) [defended by President Eisenhower] - since WWII South Korea has had a 'Bamboo Curtain' at 38th Parallel, and manufactured to a lesser degree than Japan e.g. making PC Motherboards, and cheap Cars.
    • President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation (previous office, and 2012-....)
    • President Daniel Arap Moi of the Republic of Kenya (1978-2002)
    • President Epeli Nailatikau of the Republic of Fiji (2009-....)
    • Presidient Josip Broz Tito of Yugoslavia (1953-1980) - 1st Secretary-General of the Non-Aligned Movement
    • President Lech Walesa of Poland (1990-1995)
    • President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian National Authority (2005-2009)
    • President Nelson Mandela of the Republic of South Africa (1994-1999)
    • President Nicolae Ceau?escu of the Peoples Republic of Romania (1965-1989)
    • President Salva Kiir Mayardit of the Republic of South Sudan (2011-....)
    • President Ronald Reagan (1981-1989); President Barack Obama of the United States of America (2009-....) - who is half Kansas, and half Kenyan
    • President Václav Havel of the Czech Republic (1993–2003) after the 'velvet revolution' and split with Slovakia
    • President Viktor Andriyovych Yushchenko of the Ukraine (2005-2010)
    • Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Head of State
    • Sultan of Egypt and Syria Saladin (1174-1193)
    • Sultan Suliman the Magnificent of the Ottoman Turks (1520-1556)
    • Taoiseach "Bertie" Ahern Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland (1997-2008)
    • The Dali Larma of Tibet
    • President José de San Martín of Peru (1821-1822) - The Incas
    • 'The Great White Elephant' of Zimbabwe
    • Other leaders can be added as .gif or .jpg Images, with the 3 Character Axis in folder C:/mps/civ2/rules.txt - C: can be found in 'Start' Button --> 'My Computer' folder, as the Hard Disk Drive.
    • NOTE: 21 World Powers are already available in Civilization II so some major countries are not listed because they are in the code already.

  4. Get Powers to build more settlements in Wilderness areas
  5. Get the City Placer A.I. for the Computer Powers to place Cities where there is a good balance of Production Shields to Food
  6. Get A.I. to Build Level 1 Population 'Mine Cities' next to Gold or Ore
  7. Don't let the fleet build up in one Corner and slow the game moving back and forth
  8. Occupy Coastal Cities downed by Naval Coastal Attack e.g. Man-O-War (e.g. Nelson's HMS Victory), or Dreadnoughts
  9. Discontinue Foreign Caravans / Freight stuck at bottlenecks like Istanbul / Constantinople, after several turns of going back and forth a lot of times; or get them to go through or round
  10. Demand 50%, then 25%, then 1/8 Tribute from weak Power. Generally in the game you go round all the leaders and demand ALL their money and use it with a diplomat or spy to bribe their city into your empire, which is cheaper because their treasury is low.
  11. 3 A.I. Levels: Low / Medium / High
  12. Make Alliances more easily. Go to War for Ally SHOULD NOT Damage reputation. Or have 1/4 or less the bad reputation build up.
  13. Request Ally focus attack on one particular City
  14. Research Feudalism & Chivalry earliest. Like before the Musket!
  15. ... and any thing else Good you can think off ... because we can't play textual mapped games, we want token based distinct map square games
  16. ... and someone want's a Brick Factory, and possibly build housing to speed population growth in a City ...
  17. 'Wine' Trade Caravans should fetch a better price.

Example Scenarios

DML - david.ledgard@tiscali.co.uk