Civilization 4; Rise of Mankind: A New Dawn picks up where the Rise of Mankind mod left off. It is a realistic mod, simulating the rise of civilizations from the immemorial times, past the current era, and far into the future.

Amongst the new Features are:

Advanced Diplomacy.
Players can once again trade contact with other civilizations, establish embassies, trade for rights of passage, and sell their excess workers and military units. The AI will initiate it's own trades, and often attempt to instigate or calm wars, using all of it's means at it's disposal. Expect to have to manage diplomacy much more to gain a foothold in the world. Fail to understand the AI's demands and expect to have to face "aggressive negotiations."

Ruthless AI

The Ruthless AI Gameoption will make the AI much more manipulative and harder to beat than normal or Aggressive AI. The AI will use techs and gold to hire war allies, often sparking small border disputes into raging world wars that ultimately will work to their advantage. Expect to be sneak attacked, or worse, blitzed, as the AI seizes poorly defended border cities, and gobbles up smaller city-states.

Expanded Cities

With the Larger Cities, your cities will expand to a third level of workable tiles at "Influential" culture. Your cities will be able to work 37 tiles, and become large powerhouses. Just be warned, unhappiness and unhealthiness will plague the cities, as their size spirals out of control.

Usable Mountains

With Usable Mountains, every peak will give 3 :hammers:, and will become passable after the research of "Mountaineering". Mountains give +75%, the largest in the game, and become strategically important to research, especially if others already have the ability to cross them. A special promotion is available to Great Generals that allows them to cross peaks before researching Mountaineering, so that your armies can elude more backwards defenders and raid and pillage enemy land with easy.

Defender Retreat

With Defender Retreat, defending units that have a withdraw chance, and are not in a city have a chance, if possible, to retreat backwards towards a safe tile. (A safe tile is one where there are no enemy units around it in any direction).

Great Commanders

Great Commanders replaces the ability for Great Generals to join with a unit, and instead, they lead units into battle by being near battles. If a great general is near or on the site of a battle they will earn 1XP each time your forces win (up to 5XP a turn), and can earn special commander-only promotions that apply to your entire nearby army.

Fixed and Realistic Borders

Fixed Borders stops enemy culture from shifting your borders, but only with certain civics. Yours, and enemy units can claim tiles and shift their allegiance to you, even without any culture. Forts that have defending units in them also give off aZone of Control, one tile around them. Enemy units that enter this zone of control will be forced to confront and attack the fort, or retreat out of the area. Realistic Borders causes culture to spread based on the terrain and features on the land, more quickly on grassland and plains, but slower over peaks and densely vegetated areas.

United Nations

Ever wanted to play with the UN, but hated when the AI used it to win the game? Use the United Nations gameoption, and the UN will still be active without Diplomatic Victory, and no one will be able to use it to win, but you can still have all the other normal votes.

Fine-Tuned Automations

Ever want to automate your units, but feel like they make too many mistakes? Wish you could fine tune what they can and cannot do? Now you can.

There is far too much new content to list here, so visit my forum to read all the info and download it yourself!

Installation Instructions:

  1. Download the Mod, and Run the Installer
  2. Install into your Mods folder
  3. Install RAND with the components you want, launch BTS, load Rise of Mankind, and play!

If you still have errors, read the FAQ or post in my forum.

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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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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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Soof49
Soof49 Oct 20 2010, 8:40pm says:

I just got this mod, and I got 1.75, and patch A, I've installed everything the correct way, but it crashes after I load the mod after a minute or so. I haven't patched BtS yet, and I have Civ 4 complete edition. Any help?

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Afforess Creator
Afforess Oct 21 2010, 12:50am replied:

You need BTS 3.19, so you need to patch it.

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Ferrados
Ferrados Feb 13 2012, 10:22am replied:

My BTS is patched, still crashes every 5 minutes in the late game.

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Karner
Karner Feb 7 2011, 3:16pm replied:

Is there an older version of the mod that doesn't require Beyond the Sword? Thanks

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82nd_Toby
82nd_Toby Jul 19 2012, 11:22pm replied:

Yes buts its for Warlords

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RepublicCommando101
RepublicCommando101 Feb 12 2011, 5:04pm replied:

I think so, but it isn't as good as this :P

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RepublicCommando101
RepublicCommando101 Nov 1 2010, 3:10pm replied:

Just popped in say hello and to check if their were any updates and what do i find? another full version as well as more patches? I've played a game already, and i love it, the fine tuned automations especially :) Great mod Afforess, and congrats on your Civ 5 modder status :P Make it even better! I can think of a few areas that need improvement...

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UkrainaGuy1111
UkrainaGuy1111 Oct 12 2010, 8:42am says:

Well after some time to get used to it its actually nice that the unit upkeeps and such as are not as high as you might expect so you need to build a standing army and make them be ready in times of cold war!!

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Solistx
Solistx Oct 11 2010, 8:48pm says:

When I installed the mod and then launched it completely crashed the game with over 100 errors, could this be because I'm running 1.53?

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Solistx
Solistx Oct 11 2010, 8:39pm says:

Great mod, this really perked up my liking of Civ!

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UkrainaGuy1111
UkrainaGuy1111 Oct 8 2010, 10:33am says:

A billion troops? Theres so many soldiers on the ai's teams that it almost causes me to crash!

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Afforess Creator
Afforess Oct 9 2010, 12:14am replied:

You mean the AI are over producing units? Weaker AI's sometimes have that problem. They think they are too weak, and attempt to compensate by over producing ineffective units. Is that what you think is happening? I hoped I had curbed that behavior...

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UkrainaGuy1111
UkrainaGuy1111 Oct 9 2010, 5:24am replied:

No, its like a full size army of well armed units that. I got like 3 units in each city in 6 citys. Then I got 6 outside. I have 0.2 strenght compared to them!!!

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Afforess Creator
Afforess Oct 9 2010, 5:31pm replied:

Oh, so the AI's kicking your butt? Well, the AI in AND doesn't receive any more bonuses than they do in BTS. However, I did spend a lot of time trying to make them use cities to build up their infrastructure and economy. Seems that you were outplayed. ;)

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Hyzoran
Hyzoran Oct 10 2010, 12:35am replied:

I suggest that you add one more religion: Pastafarianism.

Convert and serve the Flying Spaghetti Monster or ELSE!!!

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Afforess Creator
Afforess Oct 11 2010, 3:14pm replied:

Lol. Not happening though, read the 2nd line of the summary.

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feillyne Staff
feillyne Oct 31 2010, 11:46pm replied:

@Hyzoran You could make your own mod and make such religions as Pastafarianism. :-P

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