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"History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it."
- Winston Churchill


History Rewritten is an expansion and enhancement of Beyond the Sword designed for both Mac and Windows, single and multiplayer. Its philosophy is that new content and new mechanics are great, but only when they are designed and integrated well; carefully balanced, and using quality art. Many aspects of BTS have been rebalanced or redesigned to accomodate this, some quite extensively. The mod is actively developed; there've been 24 major updates since release back in 2010, and more are planned.

History Rewritten values historical accuracy, but equally strives for historical diversity and to avoid determinism. After all, you are not recreating history - you are rewriting it!


For more information, instructions, support, and development discussion,

please visit the History Rewritten Forum!



Feature List:

  • Civil War!
  • 56 civilizations, each with 2 UUs, 1 UB, and a Unique Wonder
  • 172 animated leaders with custom personalities and diplomacy
  • 20 traits, a unique combination for every leader
  • 36 civics, completely redesigned and with dissent ratings
  • 36 tenets to customize your state religion
  • 18 prophet-founded religions, faith, and reformations
  • 12 Corporations, 4 Syndicates, and share trading
  • 145 technologies in a completely redesigned tech tree
  • 23 new buildings, extensive redesigning of existing buildings
  • 7 new national wonders, 6 new world wonders
  • 18 new units, much rebalancing of existing units
  • 6 new promotions
  • Doctors and Great Doctors
  • Separate GPP for each Great Person type
  • Culture spreads over trade routes
  • 21 new resources, redesigned interactions with improvements and buildings
  • 15 Natural Wonders
  • Orchards, Paved Roads, Highways
  • Savannah, Wetlands, Islands, Atolls, Reefs, Marine Reserves
  • Redesigned Climate Change system
  • Terrain graphics based on satellite imagery (modified Blue Marble)
  • Cultural city and unit art for each civilization or cultural group
  • City names dynamically chosen, considering leader, era, and conquest
  • Culturally linked starts option on all random maps
  • Earth map with accurate start locations and free leader choice
  • 2 new gamespeeds: Saga, Odyssey
  • Enhanced interface and advisor screens
  • K-Mod: significantly improved AI
  • Multiplayer compatible
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History Rewritten 1.24.1

History Rewritten 1.24.1

Full Version

New in 1.24: Nigeria, K-Mod, independent Corporations, Syndicates, Share Trading, and much more!

Reference Chart: History Rewritten Civics

Reference Chart: History Rewritten Civics

Guides

A reference chart for History Rewritten's civics, detailing their effects, upkeep and dissent ratings.

Reference Chart: History Rewritten Tenets

Reference Chart: History Rewritten Tenets

Guides

A reference chart for History Rewritten, details the effects of each religious tenet.

Reference Chart: History Rewritten Traits

Reference Chart: History Rewritten Traits

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A reference chart for History Rewritten, detailing the effects of each trait and the trait combinations each leader has.

Reference Chart: History Rewritten Techs

Reference Chart: History Rewritten Techs

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A reference chart for History Rewritten's tech tree, showing what each technology unlocks, their connections and crosslinks, and the tech preferences...

History Rewritten 1.24

History Rewritten 1.24

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New in 1.24: Nigeria, K-Mod, independent Corporations, Syndicates, Share Trading, and much more!

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conservativepip
conservativepip

I wrote a review of this mod on DeviantArt by the way

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Xyth Creator
Xyth

Thanks for the review! Here's a link for anyone interested: Conservativepip.deviantart.com

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PaulaDeen
PaulaDeen

A friend and I were browsing ModDB the other day and this mod was in the Most Popular. I hadn't played Civ IV in a few years but this sounded promising. I installed it and I am currently on turn 1445. 18 Civilizations at the start with a few more now due to Civil Wars. This has been amazing. The Civil Wars, the Religion Changes. Thank you so much for this mod.

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LordVader89
LordVader89

Is there a way to increase the max number of civs from 12? I was playing the huge Earth map and was surprised to find that there were only about a dozen civs on the map which is way too low for a big map like that.

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Xyth Creator
Xyth

If you set that map up via 'Custom Scenario' you can have up to 18 civs. More than that requires adding a custom DLL to bypass the hard-coded limit. It's possible, but I don't recommend it as it will increase the likelihood of memory problems.

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LucianoStarKiller
LucianoStarKiller

Can anyone help me with the infinite 'waiting for other civilizations' thing?
Can't progress

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Xyth Creator
Xyth

This is a nasty bug in BTS itself. Becomes more apparent in large mods like HR. In most cases its caused when an AI unit gets stuck in an endless loop of joining and leaving a selection group. Naval units are particularly susceptible to it. I can't fix the bug but I've implemented a way to break out of it: hit Ctrl-C (Windows) or CMD-C (OS X). You'll see a debug message and hopefully you'll get control back shortly.

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LucianoStarKiller
LucianoStarKiller

It worked the first time, a few turns later it happened again and now the message doesn't appear when I press ctrl-C

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Xyth Creator
Xyth

I've discovered a bug where Ctrl-C doesn't work if it's a Barbarian unit causing the problem. I'll get an update before too long with a fix for this and other issues. In the meantime you can still enter the WorldBuilder and try find the offending unit that way (use the Units+Cites page).

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Xyth Creator
Xyth

If you like, post a link to your saved game and I'll see if I find the offending unit and get it unstuck for you.

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LucianoStarKiller
LucianoStarKiller

Thanks, but I think I'll star a new one, tweak the options a bit more

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LucianoStarKiller
LucianoStarKiller

Thank you very much, gonna try this
Thought I would have to abandon that game

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