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!

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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

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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!

Fairy Tale puts the Civilization IV nationbuilding, warring and strategy elements in a Fairy Tale world with witches, knights, elves and damsels in distress.
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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

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washcloth Sep 18 2010 says:

I feel impossibly dumb for even having to bring this up.
But im having issues getting the mod to apear in my mod list. The Fairy tale folder is in the mods folder..and as far as i know thats were it should be and that should be it for installing..right?
Please help!!
Runing Vista and my copy was bought through steam..if that makes a difference..

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Antiscamp Sep 18 2010 replied:

Make sure the mod is installed to C:/Program/Steam/steamapps/common/Civilization IV...(and so on with the correct path to the BtS mods folder) and NOT the MyGames folder. Having the mod not show up the list is usually a matter of wrong installation path. So no panic. Just check the path.

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Antiscamp Sep 18 2010 replied:

Alternatively. Go into the PrivateMaps folder in the Fairy Tale folder and double click the first map file in the list there. The game should then start with the mod loaded. You can then easily get to the Main Menu by clicking the Go Back button. If the mod is installed incorrectly, which I suspect, this technique won't work well though.

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washcloth Sep 18 2010 replied:

i have attempted both of these.. i went all the way through my comp.. steam..blah blah and placed the mod folder in mods...
And when i try to open the maps, it says windows cant find the program..
Thanks for the quick reply!

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Antiscamp Sep 19 2010 replied:

Really weird. I hope Steam isn't causing this problem for all who have downloaded the mod. The mod should be installed to the same folder as the vanilla mods Afterworld, Broken Star, Charlemagne and those. Do other mods work correctly, or is it just Fairy Tale that has this problem?

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washcloth Sep 19 2010 replied:

hm. its in the same folder as follows:American Revolution,
Desert war, Greek world, and Tutorial.. im not seeing those other mods there.. prehaps it is steam?

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Antiscamp Sep 20 2010 replied:

Right! That's the problem. You have Fairy Tale in the same folder as vanilla Civ. There is a further folder in the Civilization folder you'll find named Beyond the Sword. In there, there is also a folder for Mods. Put Fairy Tale in there instead. This is a Beyond the Sword expansion mod, and if you bought your copy on Steam, you should have gotten BtS as well. You might want to download the 3.19 patch for BtS as well! You'll find it on CivFanatics, but tell me if you need the link.

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washcloth Sep 22 2010 replied:

Ah! lovely thanks! ill see if that works.

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Brokenguns25 Aug 31 2010 says:

I really like this mod, but I'm unable to play it because sooner or later it crashes and the reloaded save file just crashes again after ending the turn... Hope it gets fixed soon!

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Alaemon Sep 18 2010 replied:

You shouldn't have a problem once all the patch are added solved every problem for me

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Antiscamp Creator
Antiscamp Aug 31 2010 replied:

I hope you have all the patches; most of the crashing problems have been fixed. There are quite a few patches now, but Version 10 is going to pbe published within a week or so (hoperfully next weekend), and that version will be most stable.

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Ivangard Aug 31 2010 says:


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Prez Aug 22 2010 says:

This mod is fantastic. It's the only way I play Civ anymore!

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Antiscamp Aug 22 2010 replied:

Thank you! Watch out for Version 10. I want it to be the best version update ever and me and HighwayHoss are working hard on a couple of new civs; there'll be masses of new leaders, units, buildings and other good stuff and I have loads of new maps ready for it already as well. We are also fixing some bugs that infested V9 and most of them have already been dealt with in the patches and updates that can be found here on the ModDB page.

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gryphondale Aug 20 2010 says:

Yes, I just got my PC gamer, and had no other games to play - and when I saw your mod I was happy again - just downloaded it and am looking forward to playing now! Thanks for all your hard work - and the music by Zero-Project is amazing!!!

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Antiscamp Aug 20 2010 replied:

Thank you kindly. :)

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