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

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!

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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Anton_pwns Jul 27 2010 says:

Fairy tale doesn´t work furst I tried to update and still it didn´t work
the thing that is wrong is that when I load the mod the message don´t send comes up the only thing I can think of what´s wrong is that I have windows XP

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Antiscamp Jul 27 2010 replied:

A forum member tells me he's running the mod on Win XP and there's no problem at all. This mod works fine on XP. You're prolly experiencing some other problem then. Try to check that you have the correct install path (it should be in BtS folder/mods), that one's a classic in solving problems with Civ4 mods.

Furthermore. If nothing of the things I've told you works, try to download the mod again. It may be a case of the download having gotten corrupted during the process!

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Antiscamp Jul 27 2010 replied:

I have no possibility of checking whether the mod works as intended in XP. I've tried it in both Vista and Win7 myself, and I must say that I've never had any report of any failure in XP. But don't worry; I've put a question about it on the forum to see what other XP-users say, and I'll be reporting to you.

Here is some troubleshooting in the meantime. Have you installed all the game files to the correct folder? Not the MyGames folder, but it should be in the Mods folder in your Beyond the Swords catalog. Did you install all the updates in order? Like Full Install V8 first, then 8a and last, 8b. Do you have Patch 3.19?

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OhNoesBunnies! Jul 17 2010 says:

Still love this mod; it's a nice departure from Fall from Heaven II (and Rise of Erebus)! <3

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Antiscamp Jul 18 2010 replied:

Thank you kindly, Chemical Attraction! This has developed into a team effort, actually, and I am not solely responsible for it anymore. That fact only has excellent implications, because in a couple of months I'll be starting Fairy Tale II myself (for Civ5), and although I'll be tied up with that, Fairy Tale 1 won't die off, but continue to be developed!

You once offered writing help and we're now looking for help on the Civilopedia, if you're interested. I have a notice on it on the FT CivFanatics thread. Come join us if you like, and here's the link to the notice.

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Fredthegreat Jun 2 2010 says:

Does this mod not work with vista? because whenever I download the mod, the files are there but the code is not

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Antiscamp Jun 3 2010 replied:

Yes. This mod is even made on Vista and tested on Windows 7 too. Have you unzipped the files properly? Are you sure you have installed it to the correct directory? It should be in C:/Program/2kGames/BeyondTheSword/Mods (the installation folder on C:, where the game is installed). It should NOT be in the MyGames folder. Keep me updated on how it goes, and I will help you as good as possible. Have no panic; for all the files are there and ready to go, but I think you might have mistakenly put them in th ewrong folder.

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Fredthegreat Jun 15 2010 replied:

it turns out that vista put the mods folder in a very odd place, and i was installing the mod to the wrong folder. it's all better now. thanks

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OhNoesBunnies! Jun 1 2010 says:


So I downloaded, installed and finally played- and I'm having a blast! I like the AI too- they don't just sit around and do the same things over again, I'm actually at war with two of the civs (the Dal and... Khek or something, they're both similar) because they disliked my religion and helping their enemies. I've never had an AI do that before.

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Antiscamp Creator
Antiscamp Jun 2 2010 replied:

Wow! Excellent! I am doing a game myself right now. I am also writing a story - or rather description - of it as I play. I do that when playtesting as it makes the tedious job of playtest much more fun. I publish it on CivFanatics, if you want to give it a look. That must be the Elchers Clan you're talking about. They used to be very similtar to the drunken Dal, but I made the Elchers stand out a bit with better units and so on.

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OhNoesBunnies! Jun 2 2010 replied:

Well if you ever need help with some writing or other ideas (really, I'd like to think I'm pretty creative myself!) just drop me a PM! I can get you my MSN as soon as possible! Really loving the mod,

Just keep working at it!

And yes, the Elchers. Both the Elchers and the Dal absolutely hate me!

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Antiscamp Jun 2 2010 replied:

Thank you for your kind comments,a nd thanks for your offer to help. Nice to hear I'm not alone to like this mod :D And yes, I will be continuing to develop this. I'm not done yet. :)

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