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Sid Meier's Civilization

DOS - 1991

Alt names
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
Year
1991
Genre
Strategy
Theme
Managerial, Turn-based
Publisher
MicroProse Software, Inc.
Developer
MPS Labs
Perspective
Top-Down
4.54 / 5 - 281 votes

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

#12633

arvin added this comment :

I have never seen such as this game in my life!
It was great.
Unbelievable
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. ..

#12433

Sherbert T Cat added this comment :

This is one of the greatest games ever created.

#12372

Great Game added this comment :

Don't trust Ghandi

#12251

TheOlderGamePlay added this comment :

7:Is one of the most awesome strategy game I have played.

#12168

Kynrek added this comment :

AN Excellent SIM game!

#11837

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

#11690

alexakispantazo added this comment :

It's the original DOS version 3 (474.03)

#11397

oscar added this comment :

this is so amazing game!!!

#11259

ANSELMO added this comment :

Excellent!

#11085

fresh and clean added this comment :

happy

#10758

BrennenderStahl added this comment :

now i'm playing freeciv - because its free software (free as in freedom)

#10380

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...

#9930

Sir Smith added this comment :

This guide works for me. :)
http://www.dosbox.com/wiki/Basic_Setup_and_Installation_of_DosBox

#9877

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.

#9302

That guy added this comment :

I'm on a mac, how do i start it?

#9238

ThatGuy added this comment :

Someone PLEASE tell me the answers to the DOC check?

#8759

KoreusZ added this comment :

I Have the actual game on cd, but it wont run in dosbox.

#7987

chris added this comment :

@macedon

Yeah... right... pity for you, but Alexander was Greek and he united all Greeks against the Persians. Go cry more now.

#7836

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?

#7781

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?

#7361

StrateJay added this comment :

Civ runs great I would say everyone into turn based strategy has to play it atleast once.

#7225

ToBeAdvised added this comment :

So, this is were it all began.

#7030

NoiNha added this comment :

nice game

#6946

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.

#6850

Shuuriken added this comment :

helpp....why i cant tun on the sound??? if i tun it on, it goes to error

#6717

onefromthenorth added this comment :

Best game ever! Except for CivNET

#6513

se added this comment :

Even better, just use this link to get the answers to all of the quiz questions.

http://www.civfanatics.com/civ1/manual/civ1_man.htm

#6510

ygv added this comment :

Hola

#5357

necroscope86 added this comment :

I used to love playing this game on my Amiga.

#5263

Northern Watch added this comment :

You guys have to install dosbox (search google for it)

Open Dosbox
Type in mount c c:\games\civ (This is a example of where i put my game folder)
Type in C:
Type civ

And your playing the game now.
so long as they are in a Folder youll be able to play them through the dosbox

#5236

malachi added this comment :

i have never played it

#5134

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.

#5058

S3nd41 added this comment :

Does this have the security protection? It destroys all my units.

#4739

wilspiers added this comment :

lol someone asked already thx

#4738

wilspiers added this comment :

how do i play this game i cant get it to run

#4691

dafrandle added this comment :

@jibba

use google

#4470

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?

#4245

MegaZero added this comment :

Guys above, please look on youtube for a Dosbox tutorial

#4203

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
"Z:\" prompt.

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.

#3761

Confused Person added this comment :

When I downloaded it, it was just a bunch of different files that I couldn't use. Help!

#3740

Anonymous added this comment :

How do I make him run in DosBox?

#3664

Biscuitfondler added this comment :

What about mac?

#3469

admin added this comment :

"this download seems to be missing the executable file"
?? Double check this ;)

#3467

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?

#3154

Danielle added this comment :

One of the best games of all-time

#2543

Bill added this comment :

It doesn't work with Windows 7. You have to use dosbox

#2489

Teabag added this comment :

It is cool

#2413

archie added this comment :

good !!!!

#1638

Slavic added this comment :

How can you build your palace to the max?:O

#1619

Satanicus added this comment :

Catdog@ None of Dos games works in Win7.. Get DosBox to run it.

#1429

catdog added this comment :

Does anyone know if this game runs with windows seven?

#1392

Purplekid added this comment :

Best game ever made!!!!

#1380

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.

#1126

Mismu added this comment :

Dosbox fixes the problem :)

#998

StuieG added this comment :

Great game.

#997

Sonoma added this comment :

Can't run the game on windows xp, any sugestions ?

#996

HIGHVOLUME added this comment :

how you supposed to play this? it keeps asking for save disk

#994

admin added this comment :

Hmmm, no, no @Sim, it is in the archive.

#993

Sim added this comment :

execuable file is missing.

#843

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.

#739

macedon added this comment :

Alexander is Macedonian and emperor of Macedonians!

#648

admin added this comment :

The file works fine

#645

dasada added this comment :

zip file is broken

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