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Focusing on the time periods after the invention of gunpowder. It will deliver 12 unique and challenging scenarios created by the development team at Firaxis as well as some esteemed members of the Civ Community. Civ IV: Beyond the Sword will also include ten new civilizations, sixteen new leaders, five new wonders, and a variety of new units that will offer even more fun and exciting ways for players to expand their civilization's power as they strive for world domination.

Realism: Invictus 3.2 released


Realism Invictus

Realism: Invictus 3.2 released

After exactly two years in development since the last release, we are presenting the 3.2 version of Realism: Invictus mod for Civilization IV, still going strong more than 7 years from the start.

Dec 25, 2013 Realism Invictus
Realism: Invictus 3.1 released


Realism Invictus

Realism: Invictus 3.1 released

After almost a year in development since the last release, we are proud to present the 3.1 version of Realism: Invictus mod for Civilization IV.

Dec 27, 2011 Realism Invictus
Desura modding support for Civilization IV (update)



Desura modding support for Civilization IV (update)

A larger amount of mods for Civilization IV is now supported!

Jun 25, 2011 News
Dune mod for Civilization IV gets extensive update


Dune Wars

Dune mod for Civilization IV gets extensive update

The latest version of Dune Wars, the mod based on the series of novels by Frank Herbert is here. This version has been in development and beta testing for months so we really hope you enjoy it...

Nov 22, 2010 Dune Wars
Fairy Tale Version 10


Fairy Tale

Fairy Tale Version 10

Version 10 of Fairy Tale is here, just about a week before the release of Civ5. With this update we celebrate Civ4 as the great game it is by supplying masses of new material!

Sep 17, 2010 Fairy Tale
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valzi Mar 9 2012, 2:13am said:

I cannot start Civilization IV through desura. I have Civ IV through Steam.

Failed to launch item.

Failed to launch item Civilization IV, File is not valid
exe [c:\steam\steamapps\common\sid meier's
civilization iv beyond the
sword\Civ4BeyondSword.exe]. [61.0]

Any idea what's wrong? (It has the correct file path.)

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AirborneM4 Oct 3 2012, 9:32am replied:

It's the steam version of the .exe so only steam can launch it.

You might be able to download a Retail .exe (Since you bought the game it doesn't matter where you download it) , but beware of viruses.

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valzi Mar 9 2012, 2:20am replied:

Actually, the above is the wrong path, but I entered the correct path manually. I guess it's not accepting the manual path? The correct path is:C:\Steam\SteamApps\common\Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword\Beyond the Sword\Civ4BeyondSword.exe

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Mordachai Nov 6 2011, 2:24pm said:

Can you link it to Desura?
I love Desura's download & play features. Any chance you guys can link it up?

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RafaelTF2 Oct 17 2011, 12:22pm said:

i love this game, i still play it.
(and i still play it because my pc don't support Civ V :D )

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GJK21 Apr 2 2011, 2:19am said:

You know what is funny about The warlords theme song :P
It is a Lebanese folks song (a love song to be precise) the song talks about a beautiful women that the singer would let mountains bow before her then he says that when she appears she blooms as April ( April is month of the Virgin Mary in Lebanon Because All flowers trees Bushes Bloom in April) so if you take it that way you would see the paradox in the Game Title and the song :D

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brody9311 Mar 17 2011, 7:57pm said:

Fun game

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Gertas Jul 1 2011, 11:39am replied:

it works fine even with w7x64

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Cyrus_Crashtest Jun 20 2010, 12:44pm replied:

worked fine for me - bought a budget version the other week, though had to patch it first.

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Handgun_Hero Feb 20 2010, 6:26am replied:

I have Vista Service Pack 2 and it works perfectly fine.

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