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Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War

Windows - 2006

Alt names Rise & Fall: Война цивилизаций, Rise and Fall: Civilizations at War
Year 2006
Platform Windows
Released in Germany
Genre Strategy
Theme Fantasy, Historical Battle (specific/exact), Real-Time
Publisher Midway Games Limited
Developer Midway Studios - San Diego, Stainless Steel Studios Inc.
4.53 / 5 - 121 votes

Description of Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War Windows

Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War (aka Rise & Fall: Война цивилизаций), a really nice strategy game sold in 2006 for Windows, is available and ready to be played again! Time to play a historical battle (specific/exact), fantasy and real-time video game title.

This is the 2008 free, ad-supported version of the game, supported by the US Air Force.

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Comments and reviews

clueless 2020-04-27 2 points

Game asks for internet connection.
PC has internet connection.
Game can't find it.
Game stupid.

Kron 2020-04-07 -1 point

Fcking can't open this file. Errors are blocking me down, I fcking waste my whole day by installing fcking this file but the result is fcked up! Fck useless, when i open that file, it start yelling "Need internet connection" even i'm fcking turn on wifi on my PC. Again Fuck u Idiot, and fcking errors fck u.

Patrik Jeseticky 2020-03-05 1 point

does not work it writes me a mistake installers that download files must end with ''_online.paf.exe'' This is to ensure that users always know that an installer downloads file before it is run.Please rename the files to end in_paf.exe before running.

Kilarious 2019-05-06 0 point

worked fine for me thanks

XJDHDR 2019-05-04 7 points

I have uploaded an updated version of my installer. The new install instructions are as follows:
1. Go to:
2. Download the latest version of the file "RiseAndFallCivilizationsAtWarPortable-XJDHDR_1.15_Development_Test__English_online.paf.exe" (not "RiseAndFallCivilizationsAtWarPortable-XJDHDR_1.15_Development_Test__English.paf.exe"
2a. Optionally, also download the file "Rise_and_Fall_-_Civilizations_at_War.7z". Make sure this file is in the same place as the EXE downloaded in step 2.
3. Run the EXE you downloaded and follow the instructions given.

I have seen some people give advice to only download the 7z archive and/or extract it who knows where and try to play the game that way. My advice is to not do that. I specifically designed these two files to be used together and I will not provide support for anyone who doesn't install this game the intended way.

@Baked Grenade
Thanks for the report. It seems that, at some point, I gave the installer an incorrect MD5 checksum for the 7z archive, which meant that the installer thought the archive was corrupt, causing the error you saw and the installer to not recognise the archive you manually downloaded. I have just uploaded an updated version of the 7z and installer to fix this.

The only difference between the online and non-online installer is that the online installer gets the game's data files from the 7z archive that either it or you downloaded from SourceForge whereas the non-online one expects you to provide the game's data files yourself. It has nothing to do with the game's multiplayer.

Can you provide some more details please? What program gave you that "not enough space" error? Would you be able to give me step-by-step instructions and maybe screenshots/video to reproduce this problem? I don't see any errors like that when I use my installer.

Baked Grenade 2019-04-26 0 point


Thank you for the installer. Unfortunately, the installer you linked doesn't seem to function. Here is the error message I get:

The downloaded copy of Rise and Fall; Civilizations at War is not valid and can not be installed. Please try installing again.

Installing again doesn't change anything. I also tried downloading the archive with your provided link, and the installer doesn't recognize that I have it in the same folder. On top of that, I tried placing the archive into the temp folder that the installer creates (it creates the folder before it attempts to download anything), but it just gets deleted before the installer downloads and fails to install again. Simply extracting the game files and running the .exe does not work either.

What was successful was going to your Sourceforge page and using your development build to create the portable folder, then manually extracting the contents of Rise_andFall_-_Civilizations_at_War.7z into a folder named "Rise and Fall; Civilizations at War" in the App directory it creates. Running "RiseAndFallCivilizationsAtWarPortable-XJDHDR.exe" in the root install directory then successfully launches the game.

The online installer you posted on SF fails at the download step with the same error I've previously explained. Is the online installer necessary to play Rise and Fall over LAN? Is it necessary for online use of your game files (say I wanted to set this up Hamachi or something), or is it meant to be used with the multiplayer standalone that can be downloaded from moddb?

Once again, thanks for the effort you've put into getting this title up and running on modern pcs.

jask 2018-12-31 0 point

Another problem - unzipping.

XJDHDR, I can't unzip it. It tells me, I haven't enough storage. But, I do. I got around 70 GB free space. The game should need something between 2 and 3 GB.

jask 2018-12-31 -1 point

XJDHDR, thx for the installer. I was just looking for something like that, 'cause of this error. I'll try. - What did you change to make it running?

SHAHDIN 2018-12-28 1 point

good game

Game 2018-08-03 1 point

The game crash when I save or when it auto-saves.

Pipinghot 2018-06-22 0 point

@XJDHRD Thank you for the updated installer. Read good things about this game but didn't find a good installer that would work for me until yours.

TAMER 2018-05-12 0 point


admin 2018-03-06 2 points

Thanks @XJDHDR

XJDHDR 2018-03-04 8 points

Sorry for the plug but I have created my own installer for this game which you can get from here:

If you don't wish to use the installer's download manager, then download this file as well:
After that, put the installer and this archive in the same folder and then run the installer. If you do that, the installer will extract the game's files straight from the archive and won't need to download anything.

My installer has the following advantages:
- Installer is compatible with Windows XP and up (including Windows 10)
- Game has been patched to bypass the requirement for a connection to an ad server (fixes the "You have no internet access" error when trying to run the game)
- Packaged to use a Launcher. This means that all the game's settings and save games are stored in one place, you can store the game on removable storage with your settings and saves also being stored on it and the game doesn't store anything in the registry or outside the game's folder when it isn't running.

spud king 2017-10-24 -5 points

Yeah, tells me I can't play because I need to be connected to the internet (I am connected)

Potato 2017-10-05 -5 points

Cant seem to get this to work.

Game installs fine but error appears telling me "an internet connection is required to play this game"....

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