Caveman2Cosmos

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Caveman2Cosmos is a CivFanatics community mod that add new features and content to the Civilization 4 experience, with almost daily updates since November 2010. It is the spiritual successor the The Civilization 4 mod Rise of Mankind and its addon A New Dawn, and combined the work of over 100+ modders to create a mod to "rule them all". It is developed by StrategyOnly Productions with its modding team made up of prominent members of CivFanatics.

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  • megaman93 megaman93

    So, I want to start without any techs researches, but I can't seem to do that when using custom maps or scenarios outside of the GEM. Since I can't get the game to use more RAM or processing power it lags like hell on GEM, so I wanted to play on a huge map instead.

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  • Willemb Willemb

    To everyone whom has an issue with errorless crashes, the reason behind it is that the Civ 4 BTS Executable can only read up to 2GB of RAM Memory, once it hits that cap, it crashes due to memory overflow, but! There is a method how this can be delayed a LOT, I will outline the steps necessary for this right here:

    Step 1: Go here: Moddb.com

    Yes, i know this is a Warhammer Fantasy Mod for Medieval 2: Total War, but bear with me for a moment here.

    Step 2: Download the Mod (yes I know its a Huge Filesize, and for a game you probably do not have, but it'll all make sense later)

    Step 3: Open the Mod's .RAR with WinRAR (Due to the many files it'll take some time to load) and double click on the Map you see, it'll open up the Mod's Main Directory, now, take a look at the last map of the Mod, called "4GB_Patch(1)"

    Step4: Extract that map to anywhere you like (Desktop in my case) (After extraction, you can delete the Mod's .RAR as we don't need it anymore)

    Step 5: Locate the Map where you extracted it to, and open it, and run the 4GB_patch.exe, and wait until Windows Explorer pops up with the line "Select Executable..."

    Step 6: Navigate via the windows explorer the executable opened up to your Sid Meiers Civilization 4 Beyond the Sword Folder, find the Beyond the Sword Executable, and click on it to run the Patch (It'll back up the Executable) once you have patched the executable, close the 4GB patcher and enjoy this mod.

    NOTE:

    This does not Fix the Crashes, rather, it doubles the Memory Civ4 BTS can use, it'll still instantly crash once it goes beyond 3.9 GB, but it most likely will never reach that much memory use (I can confirm this works, because I checked task manager and Civ4 was running close to 3GB without crashing)

    Hope this helps, and enjoy.

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    • #9Guest Guest

      Another option is to just google 4GB patch and download it from the creator's homepage.

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      • Shamazoo Shamazoo

        I'm still looking for that "4GB patch" that you told him to google search, I couldn't find any.

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      • Willemb Willemb

        Didn't know that one, Thanks, have a +1 for the easy alternative, I just went with what I knew worked, but your method is better :)

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      • Shamazoo Shamazoo

        I couldn't find the "4GB_patch.exe" in the mod you told me to install

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      • Willemb Willemb

        The Mod's been updated to a new version which might not contain it, whomever the guest was that suggested the Creator's Homepage is right, and a simple google search revealed this as the first result: Ntcore.com

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      • Shamazoo Shamazoo

        Actually I've tried it again but I selected "Beyond the sword Pitboss.exe" and it said executable was a success, was it supposed to be BtS Pitboss.exe? instead of the BtS.exe

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      • Willemb Willemb

        How weird it works for PitBoss but not the regular , with me it worked on the regular BTS executable, never tried PitBoss, but if it works, and you can play C2C, that's a good thing, enjoy.

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      • Shamazoo Shamazoo

        Do you have an idea why it wouldn't work on the BtS executable? but on PitBoss?

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      • Willemb Willemb

        IMPORTANT: Is your Civ4 Beyond the Sword Executable marked as "Read-Only" under "properties"? if so: Uncheck Read only and try again.
        If that does not do anything, or it is unchecked already... I give up, wouldn't know what else it could be.

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      • Shamazoo Shamazoo

        HOLY CRAP I GOT IT TO WORK, so while I was high off an edible I decided to find another 4GB patch because nitcore couldn't be the only one right? And also I felt like playing caveman2cosmos because its an awesome civ4 mod so anyway I downloaded from this site > Softpedia.com < aand it worked It said "Patch was successful"

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      • Willemb Willemb

        I checked this link, and Not sure how to say this, but, you know the homepage of the Dev? it's ntcore.com... so, same thing...

        Don't believe me? Just go back to the Softpedia link and check the External Site under Homepage... or better yet: Click it to confirm.

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      • Shamazoo Shamazoo

        I've tried Ntcore, and it did not work for me at all.

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      • dadey60 dadey60

        Another alternative would be Large Address Aware, which can enable many 32-bit executable to use above 2GB of RAM, and more than 4 I believe

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      • Willemb Willemb

        I tried that before I found the 4GB patch, and it does not work for me, the 4GB patch (Which I thought those CoW guys developed and why I linked to their mod)does.

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