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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9 comments by Henley on Jun 25th, 2011

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 support@desura.com 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.

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The Patch (3)

The Patch (3)

Oct 31, 2010 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

Oct 27, 2010 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

Sep 17, 2010 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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ShadowIllusive
ShadowIllusive May 4 2010, 1:41am says:

wow, looks good man! definitely worth a try ^-^

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ShadowIllusive
ShadowIllusive May 4 2010, 1:54am replied:

which civ IV do i need? original or the expansions? btw looking trough the pics, first nations to play is so going to be Collective and Nords :3

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Antiscamp Creator
Antiscamp May 4 2010, 4:02am replied:

Hi. You need Civ IV and Beyond the Sword patched to 3.19. If you want links to get those, I can post them here, so just tell me if you need them. Also, I recommend Blue Marble, but that one is very much optional. Playing the Collective is actually the most fun. Try them out in the scenario "The Collective War" first, where you get to conquer and destroy the entire civilized world. It's always more fun to be the destroyer, innit? :)

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ShadowIllusive
ShadowIllusive May 4 2010, 11:38pm replied:

yepp ;) tried it out with collective senario had great fun :D destroying ertything i could get my hands on >:)

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Antiscamp Creator
Antiscamp May 5 2010, 12:32am replied:

Hähä. Snyggt! I'm currently working on the Imperial Scenario The Great War where you will play the Evil side. In that one you will have all the other dark nations as allies and you will take on the rest of all the nations in Fairy Tale. It plays on a 100x100 map, so it should pose quite a challenge.

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ShadowIllusive
ShadowIllusive May 5 2010, 8:24am replied:

that sounds awesome >:D The Elven Federation, the Nordic Kingdom and the Principality all will be crushed under the foot of the The Demon King >:3 ok, this mod is really cool have been spending alot of hours playing :3

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Antiscamp Creator
Antiscamp May 5 2010, 2:37pm replied:

Thank you kindly for your comments. They are really important :)

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lol1234
lol1234 Apr 8 2010, 9:56pm says:

ooooo im on top :D and btw i havent tried yet :( but i WILL TRY SOON :D

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Antiscamp Creator
Antiscamp Apr 8 2010, 11:11pm replied:

Congratulations to the top position ;)

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acolade
acolade Apr 5 2010, 10:02am says:

Looks like Fall from Heaven. Let's see what's better :)

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Antiscamp Creator
Antiscamp Apr 6 2010, 12:21am replied:

No. It should not be compared to Fall from Heaven. This is something very different. It has absolutely nothing to do with Fall from Heaven, other than that excellent mod, of course, serves as inspiration in some aspects. This should stand on its own feet and comparing it to FfH is actually not fair or even logical, since it will probably never get up to that class. Comparing it to FfH is actually not giving it a chance :P

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