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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Kaies May 12 2010, 11:24am says:

Does this contain the content form RoM base?

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Afforess May 14 2010, 11:52pm replied:

No, I have a limited internet connection, so I can't afford to include the 400mb RoM package as well. A direct download link to the latest RoM version is here:

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salmanbabri Apr 15 2010, 2:47pm says:

I installed Civilization 4 with both expansion packs, applied BTS latest 3.19 patch & then copied Rise of Mankind to the mod folder. When I installed Rise of Mankind : A new Dawn it gave an error at the end of the installation (Windows cannot find woc_installer.jar) & when I ran the game it gave this error : Failed loading XML file modules\MLF_CIV4ModularLoadingControls.xml. Does anyone has a solution ?

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salmanbabri Apr 16 2010, 5:03am replied:

OK ! The problem is solved now. But when playing game, when I tried to engage an AI in diplomacy, there was no option to select.

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Afforess May 14 2010, 11:53pm replied:

This happens when you install new versions over old versions. Delete your Rise of Mankind folder, download the latest version, install the latest AND, and try again.

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Isimiel Apr 6 2010, 3:55pm says:

my game keeps frezzeing at about the 1600s-1700s

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Afforess Apr 23 2010, 1:23am replied:

Yes, users have reported than A New Dawn 1.72 has a CTD problem. I've reverted the changes that lead to this, and you can expect a CTD free version in a week or so. ;)

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Kurtis_Lasagne Mar 29 2010, 4:45pm says:

Thanks for Rise of Mankind and now this modmod ;-) I played a previous Rise of Mankind and it was great.
But I have a problem, I can't install "A new dawn". When I install all seems to go ok but at the end a pop-up appears and it says that windows can't find "Woc_Installer.jar".

I have checked, I have that file I have even put the installer on the same path but the same message keeps on appearing...What am I doing wrong??


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Afforess Apr 1 2010, 2:42am replied:

The installer has to have the "Rise of Mankind" folder selected, any other folder will cause it to fail. I'm afraid I can not offer you any more details without more specific information. If you could, post here, where I am more likely to notice. (

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spiderbug2 Mar 15 2010, 4:44pm says:

um there's a problem it seems rise of mankind 2.8 has been replaced by 2.9 will it work with this version? i tried to find the 2.8 version it doesn't seem to be any were :(.

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Afforess Mar 25 2010, 3:02pm replied:

I have just uploaded a new version which is made for Rise of Mankind 2.9. Enjoy!

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