Civ IV SDK, patch out now

2K's civilization builder updated to version 1.61; software development kit allows for user mods, tweaks.

Two PC downloads for Civilization IV were released today, one updating the game with some of developer Firaxis' tweaks and one that lets gamers provide their own tweaks. Both files are available for download from GameSpot.

The first, a 46.8MB patch, brings the game up to version 1.61 and makes several tweaks and additions to the gameplay. Check out the patch's notes for a full list of changes. The second, the software development kit (SDK), lets amateur programmers tinker with Civ IV's workings and facilitates user-created mods.

Also released today is the Pitboss Server (persistent turn-based server), a multiplayer server that lets gamers continue online or local network games at any time.

Civilization IV is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older and retails for $29.99. For more on the game, read GameSpot's review.

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11 comments
Visitor_basic
Visitor_basic

I can not remember if I said "Welcome" or not. Currently, I am pStream(-ing) -> pointer object of the FAssertMessage in the Civilization IV game with #defines reading in the CvArea(.cpp) of the #include(d) files of the abstract classes. Since I am the Leader of the Civilization IV game, I will put everything in one gigantic *.h heading file and *.cpp programming file and probably blow-up the computer and the programming of Microsoft and their OS's and IDEs. (Sounds of "Coronations" are heard.) (Entire meaning -- I have a headache!) Abstract as it is! What other endeavors lurk in the programming?

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

updates are always welcome.....

wokisan
wokisan

To quote the roach from Family Guy.."Gooooooooooooood. Goooooooooooood". Great for the Civ community.

enemyvillain
enemyvillain

good patch especially for improving in creating the mod

khaled7
khaled7

not really good patch

elrebo
elrebo

I love making mods

GyRo567
GyRo567

Now the people who complain about giant people on tiny cities can mod it away... >_>