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Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution

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Here's Looking at You, Kid in Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution

Here's Looking at You, Kid96 (45)

Unlock all Great Persons.

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Achievement won on 14 Aug 09
TA Score for this game: 1,751
Posted on 14 August 09 at 03:42, Edited on 06 June 11 at 17:57
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I've been trying the above methods for awhile, and I still couldn't get my last two Great People, because the devs who put this together are serious assholes. Luckily, I finally figured out a GUARANTEED way to cheat the jerk system they set up which keeps you from getting that last guy or two. Read on..

So, basically, the game actually roots against you somehow in getting this achievement. So what I figured is.. what if I got EVERY Great Person possible in one game? That way, the random factor is out.. they HAVE to give me the ones I'm missing. So I set forth to put together a strategy that would get me enough culture to get all 45 Great People in one go. My first try, I got 39.. didn't get it. My second try, I got all 45.. and the guy I needed was the 45th. Still don't think the game is against you?? :) On top of that, I had to go a couple of rounds for some reason before the game would give me the 45th guy.. even when you outsmart it, the game doesn't want to give it to you. So if you see your culture is something like 33531/32000 and you still haven't gotten your guy, run another round or two and it'll finally give up and let you have him.

Here's the details.. but be warned, it gets pretty tedious at the end when you're pressing B about 40 times to get through all your non-producing cities. Not as tedious, however, as playing the same quick game and never getting your "random" character..

FIrst, start a game on Chieftan in the Beta Centauri mode. Pick the Greeks or the Romans (I used Romans), so you have the "More Great People" perk. Change to a Republic immediately. Then, build up your city as quick as possible -- I went Workshop/Iron Mine/Factory in order to jack up production while keeping food maxed out and no trade squares. Use any gold you get from exploring with your initial guy to boost the buildings.

Eventually you're going to spread into the trade squares a little -- focus on gold only. Get enough to get a free settler, and create a new settlement. Build it up the same way. Once you can do so easily, create three tanks and form an army. Now it's time to wipe out three of the other four capitals.

It will be close, but Chieftain level will help you win (reload if you don't). Don't worry too much about production in these newly won cities.. focus on getting courthouses built and building the population for now. Again, use gold as much as possible to speed things up. Once you've got a city that's built everything it needs to, pump a few Modern Infantry armies to surround the final capital so they can't get any resources.

Now it's time to go into full Culture mode. Get the Magna Carta going in a high production city. Start getting temples and cathedrals going. Get some banks in the production cities to bring in enough gold to build quickly. Be sure to create The Internet as soon as it's prudent. As soon as cities start getting fairly large, start siphoning off settlers to build new settlements. Build roads between settlements to help them move around faster.

Eventually, you're going to get to a point where you've got far more gold than you can spend on the culture and population boosting buildings. Now it's time to start swapping those banks for universities. Crank up the science to a level where you're getting Future Tech every turn, while still dropping settlements all over the map (just leave room for them to have a little bit of food.. Future Tech will be boosting food enough where a little bit will go a long way)

Just fill up the map this way.. all the islands, everything. You'll have dozens of cities going by the time you're done. This is where it gets slow.. you may want a magazine while you hit "B" over and over and over. But you'll be pumping out serious culture (over 5000 by the end). Make sure all the cities have all of the culture and population boosting buildings, and your main city has built ALL available Wonders.

Once you've created all the cities you can, change over to Monarchy, and just wait for the Great People to roll in. Send a spy into the last capital every few turns to make sure they're not hiding a Great Person from you.

Anyway, it's long, but it work.. enjoy!

EDIT: A great addition from Taibhsear: "A tip for anyone else trying this, once you have all of the buildings you want in a town, set the "manage workers" option to full tech or gold and it will turn the city's production to ZERO! This way you won't have the city popping up every turn asking what you want to build next! It was a serious time and sanity saver for me!"
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