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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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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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...

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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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BalLightning Dec 29 2007 says:

Great mod, hope to see it win.

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vorshlumpf Dec 24 2007 says:

Man, I've seen that game-play video many times and it still rocks.

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dot Dec 24 2007 says:

The sole use of creating an ModDB account as of now was:

Casting my vote for the Mod that's taken CIV to a totally different level regarding strategic possibilities, depths of the story, the ability to role-play and last but definitely not least fun!

Thank you for making this mod!

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seZereth Dec 22 2007 says:

To make it clear:
Altermann is not the developer.

This mod is far more than what is stated here.

2 years of constant developement and uncounted hours of free time labour of a 13 man team and some thousands of wonderful community members helped to create what I would call the deepest strategy game to my knowledge.

Please see my comment below to learn about the real state of our Project.
for more up to date screenshots please have a look at this link:


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seZereth Dec 20 2007 says:

Thanks for voting everyone, keep it coming.

We are sorry that this page is still not updated, we have contacted the mod DB support already and hopefully it will be fixed as soon as possible.

go to
www.civfanatics.com/ffh for our official webpage to see full info
or directly to
www.civfanatics.com/ffh2 to the active project forum with a wonderful and alive community.

FfH Artist

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WhiteElk Dec 20 2007 says:

This mod plays like an entirely new game. I've played a number of Civ4 mods and none come close to the sheer grandness of Fall from Heaven. And with over 100,000 downloads at CivFanatics, I don't think I'm the only one who feels this way.

“This mod is, BY MILES, the best mod in recent memory.” – Graeme Bayless of Kush Games

“1 in my book by far. This one is hard to even view as a mod …truly a mod masterpiece” – Dustin Hansen of Polystew

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eyriq Dec 19 2007 says:

Great mod, highly recommend it. The team is very professional and constantly working to improve the mod. Enjoy!

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vorshlumpf Dec 18 2007 says:

This "mod" has become my most-played game ever. That's saying a lot from someone who has been heavily addicted to a select number of computer games.

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Xienwolf Dec 8 2007 says:

Unfortunately nobody involved with this Mod can locate the person who made this page to get control or request an update :( Go over to Forums.civfanatics.com for all the latest :)

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Halohelldaddy Jul 23 2007 says:

Hmm... i tried this mod but had a problem opening... no doubt i will try again because it does look quite promising. :D

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