Focusing on the time periods after the invention of gunpowder. It will deliver 12 unique and challenging scenarios created by the development team at Firaxis as well as some esteemed members of the Civ Community. Civ IV: Beyond the Sword will also include ten new civilizations, sixteen new leaders, five new wonders, and a variety of new units that will offer even more fun and exciting ways for players to expand their civilization's power as they strive for world domination.

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The Better Tomorrow Is not Quite Working Today!

Tandi, First Lady Of The Wasteland!Mr. HouseHarold The Ghoul

The Master's RepresentativeHigh Elder John Maxson

World Leaders Join Together

to protest the Shocking lack of Quality found in the

Enclave's Vision for the Wasteland

Hail Caesar!

Caesar is in such a bad mood he has decided to just crash the whole game!

In Short:

The last two patches have been a disaster and I don't entirely know why.

The issue is being made far more complex and difficult due to the fact that the crashes do not occur on my computer, and although there are function bugs (things not doing what they should) there are no stability bugs when I play on my computer.

This is making it very difficult for me to know that there even is a problem with the game, before we even start on the process of trying to fix it! As well as then knowing whether or not it has been fixed!?!

I was hoping to setup a second machine to test the mod on and thus hopefully replicate the bugs and work out the issues to either fix or avoid them.

Unfortunately it seems that my disk version of Civ is broken or won't install on windows 10 or some other issue. So in short I cannot get Civ on my second machine.

Steam has it but it is currently £15 and frankly I cannot be bothered to spend that on a game I already own! Especially a decade old one! (You had my money already!!!) If I see it on sale I will grab it.

I have someone working on what may well be the underlying issue, but their time is limited so I cannot guarantee when, (or worst case scenario) if they will solve that. They have done wonders in the past so I am hopeful, I just haven't heard anything from them in a week or so. (Again not entirely unusual for their limited time)

So for now I will work on an Alpha5.5 Build which is focussing on updating in game information and providing knowledge on the new rules and questions about the game. (along with any bugs I find and fix)

If anyone wants to volunteer to be a guinea pig for the 5.5 Build to see if I accidentally fix or avoid the major crash issues, PM me.

Your allegiance would be much appreciated.

Maybe I can sell you to Caesar to make him stop throwing a hissy fit!

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Shrektacular Sep 24 2014 says:

What other games are similar to civ 4?

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valzi Mar 9 2012 says:

I cannot start Civilization IV through desura. I have Civ IV through Steam.

Failed to launch item.

Failed to launch item Civilization IV, File is not valid
exe [c:\steam\steamapps\common\sid meier's
civilization iv beyond the
sword\Civ4BeyondSword.exe]. [61.0]

Any idea what's wrong? (It has the correct file path.)

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AirborneM4 Oct 3 2012 replied:

It's the steam version of the .exe so only steam can launch it.

You might be able to download a Retail .exe (Since you bought the game it doesn't matter where you download it) , but beware of viruses.

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valzi Mar 9 2012 replied:

Actually, the above is the wrong path, but I entered the correct path manually. I guess it's not accepting the manual path? The correct path is:C:\Steam\SteamApps\common\Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword\Beyond the Sword\Civ4BeyondSword.exe

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Mordachai Nov 6 2011 says:

Can you link it to Desura?
I love Desura's download & play features. Any chance you guys can link it up?

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RWarrior041 Oct 17 2011 says:

i love this game, i still play it.
(and i still play it because my pc don't support Civ V :D )

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GJK21 Apr 2 2011 says:

You know what is funny about The warlords theme song :P
It is a Lebanese folks song (a love song to be precise) the song talks about a beautiful women that the singer would let mountains bow before her then he says that when she appears she blooms as April ( April is month of the Virgin Mary in Lebanon Because All flowers trees Bushes Bloom in April) so if you take it that way you would see the paradox in the Game Title and the song :D

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brody9311 Mar 17 2011 says:

Fun game

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Vader91 Feb 9 2010 says:

Hey does Civ 4 not like Vista? I used to play it, and LOVED it, on my old XP computer. THen I got a new computer with Vista, reinstalled, and it crashes whenever I try to start a game! It sucks cause I really want to get back on and play this game!

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Gertas Jul 1 2011 replied:

it works fine even with w7x64

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Cyrus_Crashtest Jun 20 2010 replied:

worked fine for me - bought a budget version the other week, though had to patch it first.

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Handgun_Hero Feb 20 2010 replied:

I have Vista Service Pack 2 and it works perfectly fine.

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Highest Rated (2 agree) 10/10

Fun game

Mar 17 2011 by brody9311

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