Fall from Heaven II is a dark fantasy mod for Civilization IV. The Age of Ice has ended, what is left of the once great empires of man have formed into small tribes, ready to rebuild and retake that which was lost. But the world is not empty. Hordes of barbarians await these new civilizations. Wild animals stalk hapless scouts and reckless emissaries. Giant spiders lie in patient wait in the jungles and the forests waiting for their prey to take that last, fatal, step.

There is great evil, but also selfless good. There are those who strive to remain neutral in the coming conflict as opposed ideologies break the world asunder once again. The first goal, is survival. The second goal is power, for good or ill. Will you pursue power through strength of arms or arcane studies, through piety or blasphemy? Choose carefully. On each path you will allies, and bitter foes, and the deeper you delve into the secrets of combat, or sorcery, or the divine, the harder it will be to turn back.

Here is a brief list of some of the new features in Fall from Heaven:

Magic! - Spellcasting units can take promotions in the different spheres of magic, granting them access to new spells and abilities. There are three sorts of casters, those that know Sorcery, those that practice Summoing and Divine casters. A unit has access to spells depending on what sort of caster it is and the spell spheres it chooses which of 14 spheres it wants to learn when it levels up (Fire, Entropy, Nature, Spirit, etc). Casters gain experience slowly automatically, so there is no need to risk them in combat as they pursue their studies in the mystical arts.

Experience - Veteran units are now more valuable. The base promotions have been essentially doubled, making the difference between experinced units and greenhorns especially noticeable. Also, new anti-racial promotions have been added, become the scourge of the elves, if it suits your fancy.

Upgrading - In order to upgrade the the strongest units a unit must first prove itself worthy. Do you want to be an Immortal? Unable to die, and thus able to fight for all eternity? Then you have to be at least a Lv. 6 Maceman.

Religions - Not all religions are created equal, and some of them effect the alignment of your civilizations. If you choose to follow the vile practices of the Ashen Veil, your civilization will descend into the depths of Evil. You will of course be rewarded with immense arcane power, knowledge and the aid of Demons. On the other hand, if you follow the Runes of Kilmorph, you will be able to obtain the aid of the reclusive dwarves and share in their love of gold and gems.

Heroes - In times of darkness and strife, heroes will rise to lead their civilizations to victory. Heroes are world units, that can only be built once. If they die, they cannot be rebuilt. Each civilization has at least one hero associated with it, as does each religion. Heroes gain experience each turn, meaning that in any given game, they will probably be your most powerful unit by far. They are capable of taking lightly defended cities by themselves, but they're only a short dogpile away from being dead, so protect them!

Technology - Specialization is the name of the game here, while you may be able to generalize into the first or second tier of techs, you're probably better off specializing in one of the various forms of combat or the arcane or the religious. Tech progression is noticable slower in FfH, giving you an opportunity to play with those new toys you just discovered. There are also religious specific techs, that cannot be researched unless you follow the appropriate state religion.

Choose your Civilization:

Choose your Religion:

Choose your Mana:

And try to survive Armageddon:

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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 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.

Heaven's Praise

Heaven's Praise

6 years ago News 2 comments

Fall from Heaven II deserves some attention whether you like it or not and here's why...

Fall from Heaven left beta status

Fall from Heaven left beta status

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It finally here. After exactly 3 years of development (it's also FfH's birthday) we have released the final version of Fall from Heaven. Thats not to...

Fall from Heaven II 0.34 released!

Fall from Heaven II 0.34 released!

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Fall from Heaven 2 version 0.34 released. The version adds a new playable civilization, the Illians, explorable lairs, new challenge mode game options...

Fall from Heaven 2 0.33

Fall from Heaven 2 0.33

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A new version of Civilizations most popular mod was released today.

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Earth Map for Fall Further. Unzip path should look something like this: C:\Program Files\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Civilization 4\Beyond the Sword\Mods\Fall...

Fall from Heaven II

Fall from Heaven II

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Fall from Heaven II is a dark fantasy mod for Civilization IV. The Age of Ice has ended, what is left of the once great empires of man have formed into...

Fall from Heaven 2 0.30 PDF Manual version 0.10

Fall from Heaven 2 0.30 PDF Manual version 0.10

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This version includes all 21 Civs with descriptions of their Heroes, World Spell, Unique Units, and Leaders. This is a Manual and Reference document NOT...

Fall from Heaven II Civilizations Quick Guide

Fall from Heaven II Civilizations Quick Guide

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This Doc provides an Overview over the unique characteristics, units and mechanics of the 21 unique Civs. Ideal for starters

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yuuzang Oct 28 2010 says:

any help with multiplayer OOS, ive tried standard things like the caches, but lan wont detect and direct goes OOS. Ive searched and searched but have not found any solid leads

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Firesprayer Oct 13 2010 says:

Just noticed at 2:08 of the trailer, there is a Chaos Bloodthirster from Dawn of War. lol

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MasterHenaz Oct 13 2010 says:

I see Jason Engles art here :D

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Tiefood Sep 21 2010 says:

i love the icewinddale portraits

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Yorik Aug 12 2010 says:

This is a superb work and I'm looking forward to the retail version I've heard rumors is in the works. My only real problems with this right now are A: there's no White Hand religion (though I understand why the possibility of non-Illians developing it first would be a very bad thing, lore-wise - I CAN think of some workarounds however) and B: the Council of Esus is horribly broken (one of my vassals converted to Esus, I proceeded to inquisition all their cities, and they never converted back to the Ashen Veil - further, the Nox Noctis has a bad tendency to cause my border forts to become worthless if they happen to be in my cultural borders).

For all that, though, it's an excellent piece of work that's allowed me to finally get some enjoyment out of Civ IV.

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kenoxite Dec 9 2010 replied:

For anyone unaware, the version he's talking about was finally cancelled.

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shankrel Jul 12 2010 says:

This mod is absolutely amazing! The only problem I've had is that there is no way to make a ice mana node... Besides that, this is almost better then the original game.

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DrThompson Jul 4 2010 buried:


A complete POS

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TiberiousKirk Jun 19 2010 says:

Is there a trainer for this mod pack? The standard ones don't work, something about changed values in the programing.

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freikoprs Jun 17 2010 says:

do i need both expansions for this mod and if yes what patches for the expansions do i need and for vanilla?

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feillyne Jul 4 2010 replied:


Isn't there Fall From Heaven version for original/regular edition of CivIV?

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I answered the Ljosalfar's call for aid in their war against the Sheaim with a gambit. There were only two ways to reach the Sheaim from my Hippus empire: through a narrow pass in the barbarian mountains or by sea to the Ljosalfar coast and north to the Sheaim highlands. So I took five galleons loaded with champions, horsemen, archers and mages and made landing in Ljosalfar territory. As my army made way north to the Sheaim lands, Thessa of the Ljosalfar unexpectedly announced a truce with the Sheaim…

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