Realism: Invictus is the Beyond the Sword version of the Civilization 4 mod that was formerly known “Total Realism” when it was being developed for Warlords expansion pack of Civilization 4. Our mod has been with Civ since the earliest days; it was, back when it was called just “Realism”, among the first comprehensive modpacks seeking to rebalance the game. For many years now, the mod continues its life and its evolution. For detailed statistics on what the mod adds, please check the features section.
Here you will find the current team developing Realism Invictus, a list of former members and acknowledgements to all the significant contributors to our mod.
Posted by WalterHawkwood on Apr 13th, 2011
(in alphabetical order of nicknames on our forum):
• Cruel – Henrique Senna (Brazil)
• Hian the Frog – Yann Dubois (France)
• Josh – Josh Sjoding (USA)
• Mexico – Peter Bodnar (Slovakia)
• Vitez – Tomasz Stępczyński (Poland)
• Walter Hawkwood (Russia)
(in alphabetical order of nicknames on our forum or on CFC):
• 12monkeys (Germany)
• Ankenaton (USA)
• charly1977 (Germany)
• el_zozo (France)
• Houman (UK/Persia)
• israfil (Canada)
• Tahnkout (Turkey)
Thank you very much, for without your input, Realism: Invictus would never get where it is today!
to people who have contributed their work directly to our mod, by helping develop some of its specific parts (in alphabetical order of nicknames on our forum or on CFC):
• Arian (Netherlands)
• Bakuel (USA)
• Jinzor (UK)
• Palaiologos (Greece)
go to the people who have provided a great deal of help to us testing our mod and giving us lots of useful feedback (in alphabetical order of nicknames on our forum):
• aod (Brazil)
• BareJag (Finland)
• Freakwave (Netherlands)
• gforce (Canada)
• Harrier (USA)
• Ignacio (Argentina)
• nicrolyte (USA)
• Taylor (Cuba)
• RonZeroRange (USA)
• VenGence (Canada)
Thank you very much, for with your help, innumerable bugs were found and fixed, and the mod was balanced in a way that would not be possible without your input.
We would like to thank the following CFC members whose work was included in our mod or otherwise helped it grow (due to the length of the list, I am certain that we couldn’t list everyone; the mod is a true product of Civ4 modding community):
TheLopez, Wolfschanze, asioasioasio, Rabbit White, Snafusmith, MaxRiga, The Conquests, Nevermind, C.Roland, Ploeperpengel, Notarzt, Chalid, sharick, Chamaedrys, esnaz, ArdRaeiss, ComG, baal_isidro, seZereth, Hunter, LittleRedPoint, heroes182, Expositus, Von Zeppelin, Robo Magic Man, nautil, tlucky4life, RogerBacon, Dom Pedro II, Mumin, krowtrobot, Zuul, Aranor, Hell's Angel, villo, Tremo, Snaitf, Frontbrecher, Bhruic, SupremeOverlord, Cafegio, AlazkanAssassin, Stone-D, Thalassicus, Optimizer, Master Lexx, Mylon, Patricius, naf4ever, abbamouse, Sevo, Willowmound, TheFourGuardian, danrell, Chugginator, bernie14, sepamu92, Zerver, GarretSidzaka, Cham, GeneralMatt, Polycrates, ambrox62, coffee_junkie, The Capo, zenspiderz, charle88, ermelinho, AchillesZero, JustATourist, Deliverator, Xenomorph, NikNaks93, Refar, Nicholas Hawkwood, Deon, Jinzor.
Additional thanks go to the creators of BUG mod: Alerum68, Cammagno, EmperorFool, NikNaks, Ruff_Hi and everyone else credited in-game in BUG section.
Some artwork was taken from the following games (every single of them is very nice, so give them a try!):
• Sid Meier’s Pirates!,
• Sid Meier’s Railroads,
• Sid Meier’s Colonization,
• Axis & Allies,
• Kohan 2: Immortal Sovereigns,
• Empire Earth 2,
• Empire Earth 3,
• The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind,
• Age of Empires 3,
• Anno 1404,
• Anno 1701,
• Making History,
• Glory Ages: Rome,
Additionally, many units are directly based or inspired by these user-created mods to Total War game series:
• Rome Total Realism,
• Europa Barbarorum,
• Ogniem i Mieczem,
• Napoleonic: Total War,
• European Wars,
• Lithuania Mod,
• Broken Crescent.
Special thanks to King Louise Assurbanipal from Total War Forums and ZoldGorynych from Sich: Total WarS forums.
Parts of the mod created by the Wildfire Studios (the makers of 0AD) are licensed and used in RI under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license.