installation instructions for alpha centauri
To install for use in an Alpha Centauri game you can use the option to LOAD a faction over an existing one. This works fine, but after installing Alien Crossfire on my Mac it seems that option has changed, modifying the ALPHA.TXT is easier and quicker anyway. Please note that these instructions are written from a mac, I believe some of the file locations are different on the PC, in general place the files in the same directory as files of a similar type.
Editing the text files is the same however.
MAC: UnZip the files and throw them into your data folder, except for the .mp3 sound files which need to go into the voices folder.
PC: Unzip the files and put them in the same directory as the other faction files, UNIV.txt is the text file for the University for example, so put the files in the same place. Do the same for the .mp3 files.
Duplicate your ALPHA.TXT file and keep a copy safe somewhere in case you stuff up. Open the original in a text editor and find the line #FACTION. Do a search or look near the bottom. You should see this
Now depending on which faction you want to replace paste or type the names of the custom factions in. I’ve done this below for you for the Alpha, Beta & Gamma Sets.
Copy the one you want to use and paste it in, compare it to the original to make sure you have done it right, watch that you keep the spaces between sections etc., email if you have any hassles!
IMPORTANT: If you reference a text file in the factions listing that doesn’t exist, the game will freeze on the last faction leaders face that you chose.