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Palace and Throne Room
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Nov 15, 2012 @ 8:44pm
Jul 21, 2013 @ 6:19pm
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Implements the Civ I palace and the Civ II throne room.

For anyone who didn't play those games (or doesn't remember back that far): the palace and throne room were screens that started out very plain, which the user could upgrade parts of when they were doing well in the game - if your people liked how things were going, you'd get to choose an upgrade. This was a much-loved feature for many Civ veterans, so I've ported it (both the Civ I palace and the Civ II throne room) to Civ V. It doesn't affect the game rules in any way - it's just an optional extra thing that you can build up and get a nice visual indicator of your royal palace.

The screen is available via the Palace and Throne Room option in the dropdown in the upper right corner.

If you have at least version 9 of whoward69's UI Notification Options mod, you'll also get a nice custom notification icon instead of the generic one, and clicking it will take you straight to the Palace and Throne Room screen. It's not available on Steam, so if you want that extra little bit of functionality you'll have to download his mod and stick it in your MODS directory. It's available here: http://www.picknmixmods.com/mods/66743884-90cd-4de4-9ea2-dfbbe608c3d1/mod.html

This has been tested with Brave New World and confirmed to work with Info Addict, In-Game Editor, and UI - Notification Options. I haven't tested the latest build with G+K only, or with Vanilla, but since there's no dependencies on any BNW content, it's worth a shot if you're in that boat. There shouldn't really be any conflicts with other mods, but let me know if you find something it doesn't play nice with.

If you like it, please upvote or favorite it and leave a comment!

CivFanatics thread: http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=480668


If you're having trouble getting this to work, please disable all other mods and try again. If it works, then re-enable the mods one by one to find out which one it's not working with, and then leave a comment!


- Added palace!
- Added flavor mechanic to Throne Room - most civs (non-BNW) have (optional) unique flags and stage 2 wall art
- Revamped UI to use two-tab layout
- New notification icon
- Optional, automatic integration with whoward69's UI Notification Options mod for clickable notification icon
- Changed upgrade and notification sounds
- MAJOR thanks to Nutty for some excellent custom graphics work, and TheManFromMars for the awesome new icon!


[BETA 2]
- Fixed the top icon - now matches the civ icon.
- Fixed an issue where the internal state was getting messed up.
- Escape/enter now closes the window, consistent with other popups.
- Changed upgrade sound.
- Added upgrade notification sound.
- Changed when upgrades are given (smaller chance when you get a new policy, greater chance with golden ages/wonders/new eras).


[BETA 1] This is the first version, so it still has a few issues, but it's ready for playtesting and feedback.
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Pyroneer [DK] Apr 22 @ 9:51am 
alexwebb2  [author] Apr 21 @ 5:07pm 
@Pyroneer - Sorry you're having trouble with it. Do you have a link the the YouTube mention?
Pyroneer [DK] Apr 15 @ 2:51pm 
But i can't get in the throne room.. I'm playing as Venice in BNW..
Pyroneer [DK] Apr 15 @ 8:17am 
I like it... Heart about it on youtube. I was ust "Why not add it again?"
uberbringervontodes Apr 5 @ 11:24am 
This is an option that I have sorely missed in the Civ series. I remember back in the day (I'm almost 30) when I first began with Civ I, and you had the option. I always enjoyed being able to tweak my palace, and being able to make it unique every single time. Overall, great concept, but I think a lot could be done with the textures to bring them up to Civ5 standards. Still a cool mod, though!
Highlandheadbanger Mar 22 @ 1:39pm 
@dominichawker If I remember correctly, the little drop down icon that includes info regarding demographics, religion, and other charts in the top right corner has an option to view the Throne Room.
kenjames.barker Mar 19 @ 5:34pm 
This is awesome. Civ II was what got me hooked to the Civ series 7 years ago (I think). I was wondering if someone was going to mod this feature back into the game. Thanks for all your hard work.
tranceport26 Mar 1 @ 5:20am 
This has got to be one of my favourtie mods! What wasn't this idea integrated into the newer Civs =(
If only someone with the know-how and skills would come along and redo the graphics with shiny new ones...=D
dominichawker Feb 28 @ 6:28pm 
how do you see your palace
iruleatgames Feb 27 @ 10:29am 
@alexwebb2 yeah I forgot to say it but it actually started working a long time ago... what happneed was it was called a differnet names I found this out cause when you download mod manually it becomes the first thing. I had 2 copies of the same mod. The reason I didn't notice this mod earlier is because I have over 1000 mods and so there was no mod called "Palace and Throne Room" which is why I thought it wasn't there. It was actually called "Throne Room version 4" or something.