This is really a minor issue but it would be nice if spectating in single player matches would be possible again.
How did it work?
Go to the lobby and make a room and just play against AI without other humans. And you can be spectated.
There was a slot instead of picking a civ you choose “Spectator”
You can’t start a game without a player as far as I know.
Well, in the past you could also start a game as spectator with 2 AI fighting against each other.
I also want the spectator mode back.
It would be very useful when we play with friends against each other and some just want to spectate…
If this is the idea, than i understand the question. This was not clear to me in the first post.
I am not really into AI vs AI games, but if it is popular to watch, why not?
So you can watch AI vs AI? That’s actually rad if we can see Alpha Star in DE
I can easily spectate AI vs AI games (even with 8 AI players) simply by assigning AI to my slot. I can switch between different AI players perspectives with CTRL + SHIFT + F1/F2/F3… If I want to see whole map then I use marco + polo cheat codes. I can even issue actions myself from the perspective of the currently selected AI player.
Yup, that’s how you do it. Only things that are lacking is a few of the spectator tools and the ability to do that on multiplayer, so you can spectate paired with others.
There should be a more elegant way to see the whole map though.