This Civilization IV mod places a number of Civilizations in a fairy tale world; a world with evil sorcerors, mighty trolls, noble and manly knights, nimble woodelves and hot babes in distress. Original? Bah! This ain't original in any way. No-no. Instead Fairy Tale shamelessly makes use of all common and well-known fantasy and fairy tale clichés to create a pot of humour, excitement and of course pure good old Civilization nationbuilding. This mod does not claim to be original or impressive, nor does it claim to be Fall from Heaven. It does claim to be fun and exciting.

  • 22 very different Fairy Tale nations; all with their own different style and theme. Everything from dark nations of demons and trolls to civilizations of the undead where the warriors are skeletons to hot-babe valkyrie matriarchies to nations of proud knights with fluttering banners and shining armour. All civs demand different playstyles and approaches, and all come complete with own flags and symbols, leaders as well as national history and style.
  • Masses of new units and buildings with fantasy and fairy tale themes, where some of the units were tailored and made specifically for this mod. Build your Royal Family by deploying the King, the Queen and the Princess and watch them do their duty on the battlefield. Each nation also has a special national hero; like the Count, the Huntress, the Underworld Lord and so on, heroes that can travel the world and find adventure. Deploy massive formations of shining, noble knights or charge into battle with the impregnable legions of evil demonic infantry.
  • All Fairy Tale and Fantasy clichés are catered for. Deploy strong dragons to bring fast terror deep behind enemy lines, create a wave of Wolfpacks and unleash them on your unsuspecting rivals, preying on soft targets like settlers and workers without your rival ever knowing who sent the menace, or have witches explore enemy territory and investigate and sabotage their cities and improvements. Create Magicians to unleash their spells of destruction on enemy fortifications and city walls.
  • Fairy Tale and Fantasy type buildings and World Wonders are in place. Erect the Fairy Tale Palace, Forest King's castle or Dome of Prophecy, build the Purple Tower to unite the land under your Imperial rule. All buildings in true fantasy style and design and all nationns have several unique buildings; like the specific Elven Granary and Library and the Collective Hives and Warfactories and the Viking Valkyrie Academy.
  • Play on the great 125x100 detailed map of the Fairy Tale world with 18 civs or play one of the smaller scenarios. You can also play randomly generated maps through some of the map scripts supplied with this mod; PlanetGenerator for instance, which creates a really interesting world with masses of creation process choices! Also included are maps of Tamriel from the Elder Scrolls Series as well as a map of Tolkien's Middle Earth, making those two fantasy lands playable with the Fairy Tale civs!
  • The monumental Imperial War Scenario will let you play the noble Empire as it strives to save the civilized world from the destruction of evil the Demon King himself wants to impose on it, or you can take the other side and lead the Legions of Darkness to world conquest and once and for all destroy Civilization with fire and iron.
  • Unique Fairy Tale music composed by Zero-Project. To set the stage, all National anthems are suitably taken from some of the greatest composers of the 19th century; like Sibelius, Chopin, Tchaikovsky and Wagner.
  • Merged with BUG, giving the player more control over what is happening in the Fairy Tale Kingdom in better report screens and cool graphical functions. The mod is also merged with Better BtS AI, making the AI-led opponent Kingdoms more of a challenge. Now they actually think!

More good news for the modders out there with their eyes set on the world scale, Civilization IV is now supported by Desura. Which means developers will be able to upload and make available their works to the community surrounding Desura. Let's welcome Civilization IV and the flagship mods to Desura!

We are always looking for more fantastic mods to support over the service, if you know of a mod or are apart of a mod that you think needs to be on Desura let us know and we will do our best to get it ready, even if we do not support the game the mod is currently for let us know either way.

Update Jun 25th, 2011

A larger amount of mods for Civilization IV is currently supported.

To list them all, some prominent total conversion mods such as Planetfall (a take on creating an Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri's sequel), Dune Wars and Rise from Erebus, as well as smaller ones (Hundred Years' War) and those striving to create a feel of "unofficial expansion packs" - Legends of Revolution, Rise of Mankind: A New Dawn, The Ancient Mediterranean and Thomas' War.

Fairy Tale Heroes Expansion

Fairy Tale Heroes Expansion

5 years ago News 0 comments

There is an expansion for the Fairy Tale mod in WIP. Read all about it here!

Fairy Tale Version 10

Fairy Tale Version 10

5 years ago News 0 comments

Version 10 of Fairy Tale is here, just about a week before the release of Civ5. With this update we celebrate Civ4 as the great game it is by supplying...

Fairy Tale 2

Fairy Tale 2

5 years ago News 2 comments

Civilization V is just days away. Here's what is going to happen to Fairy Tale as well.

Update 9c is here

Update 9c is here

5 years ago News 0 comments

Time for update 9c of the Fairy Tale mod. Check it out. We've done masses of bugfixes this time around and you'll also get an entire new Kingdom to play!

RSS feed Downloads
The Patch (3)

The Patch (3)

5 years ago Patch 1 comment

This is patch number Three for Fairy Tale V10. This includes the latest updates, corrections and shiny stuff for Fairy Tale.

Optional Map Pack

Optional Map Pack

5 years ago Prefabs 0 comments

An Optional Map Pack for Fairy Tale. This includes some maps that were along during the development of the mod, and also some completely new ones, like...

Fairy Tale V10

Fairy Tale V10

5 years ago Full Version 4 comments

This is the most massive update of Fair Tale yet. There is a huge amount of new material as there are now two new playable kingdoms

Post comment Comments  (0 - 10 of 83)
tigershadow Oct 9 2011 says:

ummm, I have winRAR and i put fairytale in the mods folder of beyond the sword, i tried to extract it, but it said it could not find the path of all the files

+2 votes     reply to comment
Kevok Aug 19 2011 says:

Out of curiosity, where is JoAnna's diplomacy music? I looked through all the music files, mod, BTS, and vanilla, and couldn't find it. It's a rather cool song, and I would've liked a copy of it.

+2 votes     reply to comment
Kevok Oct 21 2011 replied:

@Antiscamp It's Brennus's Middle-age theme. I couldn't find it because its part of Warlords.

+2 votes     reply to comment
Antiscamp Creator
Antiscamp Aug 24 2011 replied:

My co-modder HighwayHoss was responsible for JoAnna and the Vestalla. Kudos to him. I must honestly say that I don't remember where the music files went, but search the mod's files, and I bet you'll find it. All the national anthems had names corresponding to the names of the proper nations. Sorry I can't be of more help, but for me, this was a year ago, and it's rather hard to remember.

+2 votes   reply to comment
Schroedinger Jan 1 2011 says:

ive got a problem with my civ 4 : my new pc crashed so i used my old and i want to instal civ 4 but in the middle of the installation my sister put out the cd (idk why -.-) so i klicked some thing and the installation closed then i wanted to install agoin the game but i just can klick on the play butten and when i go to programs to deinstall there is not civ 4
how can i deinstall the game pls i want to play this game again =(

sry for my bad english im from germany

ps. i have windows vista

+1 vote     reply to comment
Antiscamp Creator
Antiscamp Jan 4 2011 replied:

Hello there. This is a problem not relating to this specific mod, so you'll probably get better help by posting on the CivFanatics Help Forum about problems with the game itself. There is also a German language forum out there for Civilization where you can post your question; you can just google that. Good luck with getting the game running again, man!

Here's the link to the CivFanatics Help Forum:

+2 votes   reply to comment
Antiscamp Creator
Antiscamp Nov 30 2010 says:

I've been told that there's been a problem with the download. Is anyone else experiencing this? If so, I will reupload Fairy Tale to ModDB. If you're experiencing problems, there is an alternative download found here.

+2 votes   reply to comment
sataribus Dec 26 2010 replied:

My download has worked fine and i also wanted to thank you for creating and sharing this mod with all of us; i love it! its fun and love very single hour spent:)) its made the game so enjoyable i hope you continue to work on it and thanks so much for making it!

+2 votes     reply to comment
Antiscamp Creator
Antiscamp Dec 28 2010 replied:

Thanks! I am currently personally developing Fairy Tale 2 for Civ 5, but work on Fairy Tale 1 is also continuing under the leadership of my modding buddy HighwayHoss.

+2 votes   reply to comment
moneil Oct 26 2010 says:

Apologies if you've gotten this question before, as I'm sure you have.

But I've got an issue where each time I try to load the mod my screen goes blank and the game fails to start due to a "GFC Error". I'm not entirely sure what I did wrong, I extracted the zip into the MODS folder of Beyond the Sword. Is this the correct way to go about installation?

Any help would be appreciated, I've been dying to play this mod.

+2 votes     reply to comment
moneil Oct 26 2010 replied:

Alright well disregard previous post, I've managed to get the game started without a GFC error, it appears I'd been extracting to the wrong mod folder. However, while the mod finally loads, it looks identical to the original BtS, any ideas?

+2 votes     reply to comment
Antiscamp Creator
Antiscamp Oct 27 2010 replied:

Hi. Are all the special Fairy Tale units there, or is it just the terrain that looks similar to vanilla? A complete reinstall might solve this problem right away though.

+2 votes   reply to comment
Post a comment

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community. Or sign in with your social account:

Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword
Send Message
Release date
Released 2010
Mod watch
Start tracking
Community Rating



22 votes submitted.

You Say


Ratings closed.

Embed Buttons
Link to Fairy Tale by selecting a button and using the embed code provided more...
Fairy Tale
Last Update
4 years ago
148 members