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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 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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Legends of Revolution 0.9.8d+ (light)

Legends of Revolution 0.9.8d+ (light)

Aug 12, 2009 Full Version 0 comments

This is the light version of Legends of revolution. All "extra" or aesthetic components have been removed (national wonder and shrine movies, ethnic art...

Legends of Revolution 0.9.9b

Legends of Revolution 0.9.9b

May 2, 2009 Full Version 0 comments

Official release of Legends of Revolution: The unofficial Expansion Project for Civilization 4 This version is of Legends of Revolution is for BtS 3.19

Legends of Revolution Test build

Legends of Revolution Test build

May 2, 2009 Full Version 0 comments

0.9.7d Test Build, available in Light version only. This is a test build, and is meant for debugging and testing only. If you are a casual user, and not...

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Husky117 Oct 4 2013 says:

can't get it to work, i installed it on desura and it comes up with a error message every time i launch on desura "Mods\LoR\ is an invalid mod directory, ignoring" why's this happening?

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phungus420 Creator
phungus420 Nov 17 2010 says:

I have updated the mod to version 0.9.9


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coolguy1001 Apr 6 2010 says:

.fpk is a wonder movie right...sure is taking a while to install...
ive seen this mod in a modpack so i already know its pretty good...9/10

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phungus420 Creator
phungus420 Apr 22 2010 replied:

Actually the .fpk is pretty much all the art. I used a new compression method recently, as it saves 80MB for the installer size. The downside is that it takes about 10 times as long for the installer to finish decompressing the bulk of the art that's packed into the .fpk (packing the art into an fpk file allows the civ engine to access it quicker, improving performance). This isn't an issue on new computers, but on old ones it can take a bit; for instance my computer is from 2002 and the installer takes about 2 full minutes to finish decompressing the AchillesZero.fpk. My friend has a modern laptop, bought it last year, and it's nearly instantaneous, nothing noteworthy at all. Because the decompression only affects the initial install, and because it saves 80MB (which isn't trivial), and because it only takes a long time on old computers, I decided the new method is worth it.

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phungus420 Creator
phungus420 Dec 21 2009 says:

Apologies to all Steam Users and people who's BtS copies had signed themselves into the current user registry rather then the local machine, as the LoR 0.9.8 installer messed up and said your copy wasn't updated and aborted. This is fixed now in the new installer. Legends of Revolution 0.9.8b released, mainly to fix the installer issue, but a couple of other bugs that were reported in the 0.9.8 build were also squashed in this updated as well.

This is a minor update to 0.9.8, so 0.9.8b is save game compatible with 0.9.8. Since 0.9.8 was not save game compatible with prior versions (0.9.7c and below), obviously 0.9.8b will not be either, so it is recommended you finish your 0.9.7 games before updating.

As usual the changelog and more information can be found on the mod's forum at civfanatics:

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phungus420 Creator
phungus420 Dec 15 2009 says:

Mod has been updated to version 0.9.8

No real art changes this time, so it should be entirely stable, like 0.9.7c was.

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DarkenEU3 Nov 21 2009 says:

Cool mod but you need the latest version here and you should post more information here. It almost made me not download it.

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phungus420 Creator
phungus420 Nov 2 2009 says:

Mod has been updated. I'm fairly certain all the bugs from the 0.9.7 build have shaken out, and this current release 0.9.7c is worth updating to.

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phungus420 Creator
phungus420 Oct 28 2009 says:

Sorry for the quick release of versions. It's just whenever we update to a full new major release there are always a few bugs that slip through. I'm just a guy getting some help from a friend, so we can't hire a team of beta testers to check for all the bugs, they usually shake out in the first week of a major update. I'm pretty sure all the major issues have been taken care of in the latest update 0.9.7b. There are a couple of minor issues that I'll again post an update to fix in about a week (I want to see if any other minor bugs are uncovered in that time, and also give a user who has expressed interest the chance to do some German translations).

Also I make this mod for people to enjoy, so please spread the word so more people know about and play this mod. And thanks for checking out LoR.

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kvort Oct 27 2009 says:

Pls. excuse my ignorance, but i'd like to know the name of the main theme (menu theme), i know is a very famous song.

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phungus420 Creator
phungus420 Oct 28 2009 replied:

It's actually a combination of two pieces from composers in completely different eras, it's very surprising they flow together so well.

The first one is Dies irae, a 13th Century Hymn, the version used in LoR's intro was composed by mozart in 1791:

The second part is the second part of O-fortuna from the Opera Carmina Berana, again a 13th century poem, but the famous operatic style of the piece is very modern, and was composed by Carl Orff in 1935. I actually use the first part of O-fortuna as Hitler's diplo music, because Hitler and Orff were contemperories, and Hitler was known to adore Orff, also it just sounds evil. The first part of O-fortuna is imediately recognizable, but the LoR intro uses the second part of it, which often isn't heard. You can hear the first and second parts played together here:

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kvort Oct 29 2009 replied:

Thank you!
Congratulations for the great work!
Playing your mod brings hope: that not all the peopple had fallen under the console superficiality (gamebox, PS...).Playing your mod and games like Civilizations is not just for fun, this kind of games are really works of art that can enchance your mind and spirit...

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