Sid Meier's Civilization
DOS - 1991
Description of Sid Meier's Civilization
If you haven't play Sid Meier's Civilization (also known as 文明, シヴィライゼーション 世界七大文明, Wenming, Sid Meier's Civilization: Build An Empire To Stand The Test Of Time, Civilization I, Civ) already, go ahead and download it now! Published in 1991 by MicroProse Software, Inc., Sid Meier's Civilization features strategy in a managerial, turn-based genre.
The legendary game of the Civilization series, it defined a new genre of turn based strategy.
When Sid Meier's Civilization was released in 1991, it single-handedly changed the strategy video game market forever. Its format has since been copied by a number of 'turn-based' games, and the basic plot of the game was to build an empire. Once this had been successfully established, the aim of the game was to get your civilization to grow and flourish.
The game itself covered a wide period of history, stretching from the prehistoric ages to the futuristic development of Outer Space. This included an in-depth look into the Ancient Greeks, as well as detailed gameplay that covered the Roman Empire. This variety of content was enough to keep players hooked on this gaming classic for countless hours - the publisher was also ultimately responsible for the Sim City series of games across a number of different platforms.
Paradigm wrote : One of the greatest games ever made for a computer, and also one of the most addicting. Civilization launched the entire franchise. It is, quite simply, a master work.
That said...Civilization 1 is brutal and broken. Expect no mercy as the computer flagrantly cheats to make up for AI limitations when playing on higher difficulty levels. There are also a great many events that happen in the game that lack explanation (in fact the game doesn't even tell you they are happening). One example of this is your civilizations production getting cut in half as soon as 1 A.D. hits. Also, beware "stacks of doom", in which 20+ powerful units can occupy the same square, becoming neigh invincible. Unit strength is VERY relative... chariots can beat tanks. In Civ 1 these things do happen....
Run civ.exe in DOSBox
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Comments and reviews
arvin added this comment :
I have never seen such as this game in my life!
It was great.
Design and Development and implementation of your strategy
By a simple game in DOS mode ! Almost 22 years ago !
Does anyone knows if it works in windows 7 ?
I wish I can play again !
Help me please. ..
Sherbert T Cat added this comment :
This is one of the greatest games ever created.
Great Game added this comment :
Don't trust Ghandi
TheOlderGamePlay added this comment :
7:Is one of the most awesome strategy game I have played.
Kynrek added this comment :
AN Excellent SIM game!
Agentwindex added this comment :
I loved this game... Played it on Dos when Windows 98 was just starting... I have the disk... But was wondering will this download work on Windows 8 64 bit? Would love to play it again
alexakispantazo added this comment :
It's the original DOS version 3 (474.03)
oscar added this comment :
this is so amazing game!!!
ANSELMO added this comment :
fresh and clean added this comment :
BrennenderStahl added this comment :
now i'm playing freeciv - because its free software (free as in freedom)
Kal added this comment :
After I select audio/graphic/keyboard options the game will not start and then opens up dos under the A: heading...
Sir Smith added this comment :
This guide works for me. :)
lawlcakes added this comment :
@chris, Macedonia was to the north of Greece, but he did CONQUER Greece and almost the whole known world at the time, so both of you are right.
That guy added this comment :
I'm on a mac, how do i start it?
ThatGuy added this comment :
Someone PLEASE tell me the answers to the DOC check?
KoreusZ added this comment :
I Have the actual game on cd, but it wont run in dosbox.
chris added this comment :
Yeah... right... pity for you, but Alexander was Greek and he united all Greeks against the Persians. Go cry more now.
jamesfrizzle added this comment :
i downloaded dosbox 0.74 and when i open it there is 2 screens one of which is supposed to have a blue box in it, but that one is blank. What should I do?
Jules added this comment :
Im running on windows xp, and when i open the downloaded file theres nothing there to click to start it. Any help?
StrateJay added this comment :
Civ runs great I would say everyone into turn based strategy has to play it atleast once.
ToBeAdvised added this comment :
So, this is were it all began.
NoiNha added this comment :
Fred added this comment :
The game randomly crashes when I attempt to change what a city is working on. It doesn't always, but, when it crashes, it's when I am changing city production.
Shuuriken added this comment :
helpp....why i cant tun on the sound??? if i tun it on, it goes to error
onefromthenorth added this comment :
Best game ever! Except for CivNET
se added this comment :
Even better, just use this link to get the answers to all of the quiz questions.
ygv added this comment :
necroscope86 added this comment :
I used to love playing this game on my Amiga.
Northern Watch added this comment :
You guys have to install dosbox (search google for it)
Type in mount c c:\games\civ (This is a example of where i put my game folder)
Type in C:
And your playing the game now.
so long as they are in a Folder youll be able to play them through the dosbox
malachi added this comment :
i have never played it
asdfq34598745 added this comment :
Civilization has the weakest copy protection I've ever seen. It gives you the answers to its own doc check, and the doc check always occurs at 3000 BC, so you could just save the turn before that (3020 BC), and load if you fail the doc check. So easy.
S3nd41 added this comment :
Does this have the security protection? It destroys all my units.
wilspiers added this comment :
lol someone asked already thx
wilspiers added this comment :
how do i play this game i cant get it to run
dafrandle added this comment :
jibba added this comment :
excellent game..thank you..ONE QUESTION..
How do you bypass the security check questions that randomly appear without having the original instructions manual?
MegaZero added this comment :
Guys above, please look on youtube for a Dosbox tutorial
Tekdude added this comment :
Working ok for me on Windows 7(64 bit) using DOSBox0.74.
I extracted it to a folder I named DOS on my "D:" drive. It created a folder called CIV in it.
In DOSBox, at the "Z:\" prompt, I mounted the folder as my "C:" drive by entering this command: mount c d:\dos\civ
After, I changed to my newly mounted "C:" drive by entering: C: at the
Lastly, at the "C:" prompt, I entered CIV (that is the executable file). You go through the SETUP and then INTRO and I was in.
Fun stuff. Hope this helps.
Confused Person added this comment :
When I downloaded it, it was just a bunch of different files that I couldn't use. Help!
Anonymous added this comment :
How do I make him run in DosBox?
Biscuitfondler added this comment :
What about mac?
admin added this comment :
"this download seems to be missing the executable file"
?? Double check this ;)
stasis06 added this comment :
I've never plaid a game so much without getting bored of it. That being said, my Super Nintendo copy finally stopped working (NOOOOOO) and this download seems to be missing the executable file. I already have DOSBox and it won't open without the correct file. Any suggestions?
Danielle added this comment :
One of the best games of all-time
Bill added this comment :
It doesn't work with Windows 7. You have to use dosbox
Teabag added this comment :
It is cool
archie added this comment :
Slavic added this comment :
How can you build your palace to the max?:O
Satanicus added this comment :
Catdog@ None of Dos games works in Win7.. Get DosBox to run it.
catdog added this comment :
Does anyone know if this game runs with windows seven?
Purplekid added this comment :
Best game ever made!!!!
Annie added this comment :
Having trouble running this game on your OS? Try DosBox, or if it's not a dos game, take a look at the file extension and do a search for a like emulator.
Mismu added this comment :
Dosbox fixes the problem :)
StuieG added this comment :
Sonoma added this comment :
Can't run the game on windows xp, any sugestions ?
HIGHVOLUME added this comment :
how you supposed to play this? it keeps asking for save disk
admin added this comment :
Hmmm, no, no @Sim, it is in the archive.
Sim added this comment :
execuable file is missing.
vantaran added this comment :
Civilization is one of the classics that defined PC gaming for the '90s. I spent whole days and nights playing the game, and it still has a firm lock on me today.
macedon added this comment :
Alexander is Macedonian and emperor of Macedonians!
admin added this comment :
The file works fine
dasada added this comment :
zip file is broken
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