The ultimate Civilization IV experience

Rise of Mankind: A New Dawn is a new sequel of the great Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword game. A New Dawn serves as a new expansion, adding a huge and balanced new technology tree, putting emphasis on new buildings, new units and new technologies.

Based on the incredibly popular former mod Rise of Mankind, A New Dawn transforms Civilization IV, reaching to new heights and giving the players the best Civilization experience of all time.
It contains a powerful and vastly superior new AI, charismatic new leaders and a new revolt and revolutions system. The huge amounts of new content also includes an advanced and reworked diplomacy system, a myriad of new automation options, an adaptive difficulty, and many other enhancements.

In short, this is THE Civilization game of the future. It’s the work of hundreds of talented individuals over many years. The result truly does feel like A New Dawn!

Last, but not least, it is built to be as flexible as possible, so you can choose whatever new option you like, and uncheck those you like a little less (if any…).

You always play the game you like.

A short list of the main features:

  • Smart and balanced technology tree: New technologies. New units. New buildings & wonders. Totally rebalanced with the community feedback. Disable what you don't like.
  • Revolutions: Empire stability. Minor civilizations. Evolution of barbarians. Dynamic civ names. Vassals assimilation.
  • Advanced Diplomacy: New diplomatic options. Embassies. Right of passage. Use contacts as a commodity. Cease all relations. War reparations. New trading options. Foreign policies.
  • Brand new AI: Smarter AI. New AI memory.
  • Brand new graphics: Cultural diversity. Terrain textures sets. Graphical formations.
  • Adaptive difficulty: Flexible difficulty. Ruthless AI. New challenging options.
  • Fully customizable interface: Redefined interface. Extreme customization.
  • Translated completely or partially (more than 50%) in: English, Finnish , French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Russian and Spanish
  • Many new leaders, events, maps, mechanisms & other improvements....

The whole detailed feature list is available on our website:

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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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Rise of Mankind 2.20 (Build #805)

Rise of Mankind 2.20 (Build #805)

Sep 5, 2014 Full Version 6 comments

Major new release. Rise of Mankind - A New Dawn 2.2

A New Dawn 1.75 Patch B

A New Dawn 1.75 Patch B

Oct 31, 2010 Patch 0 comments

Patch B For A New Dawn 1.75. Install Overtop of an existing AND 1.75 installation.

A New Dawn 1.75 Patch A

A New Dawn 1.75 Patch A

Oct 8, 2010 Patch 0 comments

Patch A For A New Dawn 1.75. Install Overtop of an existing AND 1.75 installation.

Rise of Mankind: A New Dawn 1.75

Rise of Mankind: A New Dawn 1.75

Sep 27, 2010 Full Version 1 comment

The 1.75 release will be the final release for A New Dawn. I may release patches later on, for any bugs that are found. Hopefully you enjoy the release!

A New Dawn 1.74

A New Dawn 1.74

Jul 24, 2010 Full Version 0 comments

Lots of new features, documentation in the civilopedia. Enjoy!

A New Dawn 1.73 Patch J

A New Dawn 1.73 Patch J

May 30, 2010 Patch 0 comments

Bugfixes, Bugfixes, Bugfixes. The unit hover correctly displays fractional XP values, nations will not hate you for "Being Committed to Peace", AI's will...

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degtayrev Oct 23 2012, 8:03pm says:

Is there a way to edit what techs are in the mod? I know there is a way to play only to the modern era, but I like a lot of the future era too, it's just when you get to techs like anti-aging medicine, thought scanning, **** superior, mind uploading, sentient earth, etc., it gets a little weird.

Basically I want a way to edit what techs are in-game so that I can make the future be more like the near-future/remotely plausible stuff, like cybernetic augmentation, cloning, possibly interstellar travel, advanced robotics, minor gene manipulation, etc. And less of the weird brain uploading, sentient earth (how's THAT gonna happen!?), nanotechnology (not because its not plausible, I just don't like how it fits with the gameplay), kind of stuff.

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degtayrev Oct 27 2012, 10:09pm replied:

Don't everybody answer at once...

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wzaitz Nov 27 2012, 8:22pm replied:

It's seems this place has been abandoned. I wonder where everyone has gone. I cant stand Civ 5, but is that where everyone is ?

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kingofthedead94 Jan 11 2013, 12:06pm replied:

this Civ game is better than Civ V.

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thecangry92 Oct 5 2011, 11:43am says:

UkrainaGuy1111 Mar 7 2011, 8:34pm said:
My game crashes in modern era, I dont know why.

I have the same problem could you help me fix it anywhone?

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valman Sep 26 2011, 2:21pm says:

If installed from Desura, do I get RAND 1.75C or do I have to manually install the patches? How do I know which version I currently have?

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feillyne Staff Subscriber
feillyne Mar 23 2012, 4:15pm replied:

You can right click it and select "view changelog".

Desura version is v1.75C at the moment.

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UkrainaGuy1111 Mar 7 2011, 2:34pm says:

My game crashes in modern era, I dont know why.

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UkrainaGuy1111 Mar 7 2011, 5:08pm replied:

Oh my ******* god. I cant believe I played for so many hours and then it just gets the same crash over and over

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Hyzoran Jan 6 2011, 9:56pm says:

Anyone know where I can get a torrent for 1.75? I have fixed my old computer, however it is very unstable and I doubt it will be able to sit there and download something for 2 hours without BSoDing. It would be nice to resume my DL. Google didnt help. -.-

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