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This sub-article of the C-evo HOWTO has information not needed to win the game with no other nations, but is useful for finding and using features in the game that may otherwise be difficult to find.

Science and resourcesEdit

Certain special resources are visible only when the "Science" technology is available:

Prairie with bauxite:        1 food          3 shields              1 trade
Forest with bubble (mineral) 1 food          2 shields              4 trade
Jungle with black ebony      1 food          2 shields              4 trade
Hills with coal              1 food          2 shields              0 trade
Mountains with diamonds      0 food          1 shield               7 trade
Swamp with peat              1 food          4 shields              1 trade
Tundra with gas              1 food          4 shields              1 trade
Desert with oil              0 food          3 shields              1 trade
Coast with manganese         1 food          5 shields              3 trade

You can generally pick which tiles are most likely to produce those resources. Study the pattern of existing special resource distribution (the same as in Civ1 and Civ2). Gaps are the likely places. Those are the:

  • places to choose if you need to mine plains or grassland
  • places to avoid any conversions until Science can tell you whether they are specials (because you may not get a special on conversion).