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Official Trailer

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Patches

v1.61 Patch

v1.61 is a major upgrade to Civ IV and includes number of new and exciting features including new scenarios and map scripts, unit adjustments and enhancements and more!

Note: This patch is for all versions of Civilization IV with the exception of the Direct2Drive version.

Download the patch from 2k games (45.7 MB)
Click Here to view the complete list of updates.

Improving Movie Playback (1.61 Patch)

If you are still experiencing stuttering or slow movie playback after the 1.61 patch, try the following:

  • Open the config (ini) file in notepad, and find the line which reads HideMovieBackground = 0, set it to HideMovieBackground = 1

  • The intro and victory movies expand to fill the screen, so play the game at lower resolutions (like 1024x768) to get the best performance.

  • If that doesn't help, a set of lower resolution movies will be available for download here:

    Intro Movies (low res) (68 MB)
    Victory Movies (low res) (40.1 MB)
    Wonder Movies (low res) (271 MB)


  • Software Development Kit

    Download the Civilization IV Software Development Kit, which contains the core game DLL source code, allowing gamers to completely rewrite or modify their own Civilization world to their heart's content.

    Download the SDK from 2k games (6 MB)


    PitBoss Application

    The PitBoss is a unique application allowing the epic nature of Civilization to finally be easily integrated into the multiplayer realm. It is a lightweight application with a simple interface. While running, players will be able to log in and continue their progress in a game at any time. Once satisfied, players are welcome to log out and continue later.

    Download the Pitboss Application from 2k games (3.46 MB)
    Click Here for More Details on the Pitboss Application.


    Fansite Kit

    Show your support for Civilization IV by making your own fansite. The Fansite Kit contains a bevy of assets including screenshots, wallpaper, leaderhead art, and audio.

    Download the Fansite Kit (31.5 MB)


    Wallpapers

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    Firaxis ESRB Rating 2K Games