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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About Rise of Mankind: A New Dawn with 2 comments by dbkblk on Mar 19th, 2015

Hello!

In case you've missed it, these last months were the theater of large changes for the mod. The march 2015 build is now released, here are the latest major changes.


  • Launcher:

The mod now has a launcher which can extend the possibility of modifications for Civ IV! It allows to set custom textures, to enable more graphical units on the map (formations), to change the interface color, to add many new languages and to centralize all the important links about the mod community.
The launcher is also fully compatible with Linux (with Wine) and MacOS (with Wine or Crossover).

  • A continuous release system:

As we are only a small team of developers, we have developed a update system from the launcher. It allows to easily update your mod in one-click! This change makes the game development a lot easier for us because we can publish monthly build and forget the old patch system. Once you install a full build, you will be notified if there are further updates.

  • New languages:

We have worked hard to support new languages. Initially supported only by the main languages of Civ IV (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish), we have extended the engine capacity to support a large list of languages:
Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Basque, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Farsi, Filipino, Finnish, French, Gaelic, Gallego, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Lithuanian, Latvian, Malaysian, Maori (Ngai Tahu), Maori (Waikoto Uni), Norwegian, Nynorsk, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish (International), Swedish, Thai, Tongan, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.

At the moment, the game is translated (more than 50%) in Chinese, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian and Spanish.
Some of our translators are working hard to bring support for these new languages: Brazilian, Czech, Danish and Greek. You've read it, Civ IV in new languages!
Hopefully, it is now easier than ever to translate the game in your language; just follow the instructions here: Forums.civfanatics.com

  • A new promotional website:

Fresh and informative, this website will resume all the features of the mod, the installation notes, the FAQ, the history and credits. It is translated in 9 languages yet.

  • X units-per-tile was fixed:

A lot of work was put into improving this feature which limit the number of units of the tile (Civ V style). It is now crash-free. However, we recommend to play with at least 2 or 3 UPT to enjoy the game. The AI still has some problems with this but we're actively working on improving the pathfinding.

  • A new diplomatic screen:

The work isn't finished yet, but you can use the diplomatic screen to ease the diplomacy with other civs: auto-accept / auto-deny based on some rules. The next phase of the work will be an improvement of the ambassadors and the add of "commend" and "comdenm" the other Civilizations.

  • Contact decay:

If you do not set embassies with your neighbors, you can slowly loose contact with them!

  • Tweaked revolutions:

The revolutions are more frequent to put some spice back into the game!

  • New textures:

The 4 best texture sets have been merged into the mod!

  • New event:

The earth could possibly fall into a dark age which will slow down everyone!

  • New feature: Hunt for food and glory

During the ancient era, try to hunt as many animals as possible and gather them in your empire to generate new resources and to delight your population with new myths and legends that will aid the development of your civilization.

  • A new main menu:

Somewhat unreal, the earth moves around the sun to heat the main menu.

  • A lot of balance updates, fixes, etc.:

Our team is working hard to make this the more polished expansion pack ever developed for Civilization IV!

- The RAND Development Team

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Shrektacular
Shrektacular Sep 24 2014, 10:19am says:

What other games are similar to civ 4?

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valzi
valzi Mar 9 2012, 2:13am says:

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

Error:
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
AirborneM4 Oct 3 2012, 9:32am 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
valzi Mar 9 2012, 2:20am 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
Mordachai Nov 6 2011, 2:24pm 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
RWarrior041 Oct 17 2011, 12:22pm 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
GJK21 Apr 2 2011, 2:19am 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
brody9311 Mar 17 2011, 7:57pm says:

Fun game

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Vader91
Vader91 Feb 9 2010, 10:25am 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
Gertas Jul 1 2011, 11:39am replied:

it works fine even with w7x64

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Cyrus_Crashtest
Cyrus_Crashtest Jun 20 2010, 12:44pm replied:

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

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Handgun_Hero
Handgun_Hero Feb 20 2010, 6:26am replied:

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

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