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
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)