Why won't the game let me steal technology?

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wkfarnbach
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Why won't the game let me steal technology?

Postby wkfarnbach » Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:21 pm

Send my spies to opponent's cities but not being given the option in the menu to steal technology. Deosn't matter if opponent is democracy, communist, or monarchy. Doesn't matter if I am communist or monarchy, the menu option is not there. Other nations are able to steal from each other, both players and AI. Was able to originally with diplomats but disappeared with spy. What am I missing or what is wrong?

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Re: Why won't the game let me steal technology?

Postby Ignatus » Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:37 pm

It's probable you are just technologically ahead and they don't have what to steal from them. Also, you usually can't steal from barbarians, AFAIK there are no other limitation on stealing in the standard rulesets.

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Re: Why won't the game let me steal technology?

Postby wkfarnbach » Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:09 am

I checked. They all have technologies I do not have. They are democracies, communism, and monarchy. All other players are able to steal, but the option to steal is not there when I try? Is there a keyboard command that can be tried?

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Re: Why won't the game let me steal technology?

Postby cazfi » Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:12 am

Which client? Which ruleset?

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Re: Why won't the game let me steal technology?

Postby wkwins » Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:45 pm

Multiplayer rules. Classic or default I think. Games also does not allow players to meet, make peace or alliances.

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Re: Why won't the game let me steal technology?

Postby Ignatus » Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:32 pm

In multiplayer, stealing should be possible if:
* diplomat or spy has moves left and is on livable tile (not in a ship on the sea);
* target player is not barbarian and has what to steal.

To meet a player, you must have an embassy there (contactturns=0).