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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UkrainaGuy1111 Sep 28 2010, 2:20am says:

WE NEED THIS FOR CIV 5!!!! Please :)

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Hyzoran Sep 28 2010, 3:00pm replied:

Is Civ 5 good? I wasn't thinking of getting it though because I already have this mod and it doesn't really looks that good

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UkrainaGuy1111 Sep 28 2010, 3:10pm replied:

This mod is better than civ 5... I cried when I realized that after I was done with my hype..

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Afforess Creator
Afforess Sep 29 2010, 3:49pm replied:

I know. =p. I own the Deluxe Edition of Civ5. AND 1.75 is the final release, and my last Civ4 mod. I'm transitioning to Civ5 mods. I haven't yet made anything, but for those who want a balanced Civ5 mod, check out this one!

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IAspYrI Oct 3 2010, 9:25pm replied:

civ 5 blows

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Afforess Creator
Afforess Oct 5 2010, 11:11pm replied:

Very True (I wrote a length review on Civ5's faults here: ). But Civ4 has no multicore support and is aging.

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UkrainaGuy1111 Oct 6 2010, 11:07am replied:

Im getting civ 4 installed again just to play this mod. I thought it was dead but then I saw 1.75!!!

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Afforess Creator
Afforess Aug 20 2010, 6:18pm says:

Thanks for helping RepublicCommando101.

Yes, You need to install everything over again for 1.74. Saves are NOT compatible.

I know the process is a bit tricky, and you are way more likely to get help by going to the CivFanatics forums I linked to, as it is very active.

I plan on making the installaton process much simpler and more streamlined for 1.75, thanks for bearing with me.

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Hyzoran Aug 23 2010, 3:46pm replied:

Well, I will wait till I finish my current game before I switch to 1.74, laziness is also another reason for not switching, lol.

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jquinn914 Aug 22 2010, 3:19pm replied:

I don't think it's the installation process that's causing everyone these load problems. I swear I try to reinstall every so often doing everything slowly step by step and still same thing.

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RepublicCommando101 Aug 19 2010, 6:59pm says:

For A New Dawn 1.74, you need Rise of Mankind 2.92. Look it up on civfanatics forums. Here's the AND homepage there.

Hope this helps :) Good Luck and enjoy. Oh and Afforess, I can't seem to play the Giant Earth scenarios. Why is that?

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Hyzoran Aug 20 2010, 3:23pm replied:

Does this mean I have to uninstall everything? and then install New dawn again? will my saved game in 1.73 k be compatible with 1.74?

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