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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jquinn914 Jun 15 2010, 9:39am says:

Hm, (I'm on PC btw) I installed rom 2.9 and then patched with a new dawn 1.73j. When i try to load the mod I get slammed with a million .xml related errors. Failed to load if I remember correctly. Any ideas?

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Afforess Creator
Afforess Jun 15 2010, 5:58pm replied:

Try the unofficial patch K, which fixes loading issues on some PC's. Patch K :

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jquinn914 Jun 15 2010, 9:45am replied:


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jquinn914 Jun 13 2010, 10:47am says:

does this mod work on a Mac?

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Afforess Creator
Afforess Jun 14 2010, 12:04am replied:

No, Most Civ4 Mods are PC Only. This is because Aspyr, the company who ported Civ4 to the Mac did a sloppy job, and felt that mods were unimportant.

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O.G.JhonnyZero007X Jun 2 2010, 5:01pm says:

Do i need ROM 2.90 or 2.91?

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Afforess Creator
Afforess Jun 2 2010, 11:50pm replied:

RoM 2.91

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Legionary_119 May 24 2010, 2:58am says:

Do I need to put in all the patches and not just the latest one?

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Afforess Creator
Afforess May 24 2010, 1:08pm replied:

Patches contain all of the changes from the previous patches, so you ONLY need the latest patch, and the full download.

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Oscuro1987 May 24 2010, 12:49pm replied:

You need the full 1.73 then patch up to patch G.
So :
1) 1.73
2) patch E
3) patch G
Because it seems that the patches are incremental, not full. (guessed from the size lol)

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Oscuro1987 May 28 2010, 8:09am replied:

now you can do :
1) Full installation
2) Patch H only (it takes other lower patches too)

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