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A new mod takes one of the best parts of Firaxis’ 4X strategy game Civilization 6 – of course – winning – and makes it even better with a beautiful update to the post-game map.
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Technically, winning is not necessary for the mod (as seen in pcgameno) – Carrying the civilization of your choice to glory just makes it sweeter. Win or Lose, Mod, which has a self-explanatory title”endgame map replays“, presents the ups and downs of a game, reducing each data point into a simple hexagon. The result is an attractive minimalist representation of sporting events, with colorful shapes depicting the flow of progress around the world.
The mod, created by a player with the handle “Technoludite”, does not replace the existing in-game map, but instead adds a new tab called “The World” to the end game screen. The creator states that it “displays a map of the world, basically showing it as it was at the beginning of the game. History can be replayed to show that cities are being established, infrastructure built.” Going on, territory is gained and lost, and religions are spreading over time.”
The mod also has an in-game mode, which can be accessed from the “Map History” button on the launch bar. It will “show the known world as it was at the time”, using the same minimalistic style, but unlike the final game version, “does not reveal any information that the player does not already have”. The in-game map is also available in windowed or fullscreen view.
In either mode, playback controls allow players to accelerate through recaps, or jump back and forth over time. Technoludite says the mod’s performance and compatibility have been extensively tested, and should work with any combination of expansions and DLC released for the game to date.
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