Daily Downloads: A Canadian history lesson

New Civilization III mod gives the opportunity to relive or rewrite the past of The Great White North.

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A 10-year project with backing from Telefilm Canada and Canada's National History Society has finally come to fruition, as history buffs can now download the HistoriCanada: The New World mod for Civilization III. The mod gives players the chance to take control of European settlers or aboriginal tribes and replay--or reshape--history, with opportunities for educational enlightenment along the way.

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Discussion

44 comments
isahunt
isahunt

The point about South Park is debatable. One might argue that Parker and Stone are actually portraying Canadians through the eyes of Americans and therefore they are making fun of Americans not Canadians.

black_ice23
black_ice23

i gotta agree with Santas_Hitman & Cap_N_Crunch im also canadian but i gotta admit alot of things in history are boring as hell until we go on field trips that is but im glad to see games with a positive canadian spin on it but come on make maybe something in age of empires or risk or a world war 2 games cuz we did good for Holland and France so yea that would be good and to settle the argument about the war of 1812 yes the Americans came to take us over , we were Canada but much smaller than we are today but yea you guys came hit one of our forts and we got you back by burning the white house, this war was an attempt to take over canada but it failed nuff said and to the ignorant american who said you could burn our country down if you wanted to, go ahead but your economy goes down the drain cuz we are one your major trading partners the above was brought to you by me not falling asleep in class and paying attention lol... somtimes, ... back to gaming now to much school talk lmao back to my wii

glimpus
glimpus

The main difference in Canadian and American history is that Canada didn't kill over taxes. We still pay more taxes but as a result have more accessible health care, better schools and a smarter society over all. America is a nation built upon war, and it's still practicing it's main belief today.

redskinStu
redskinStu

I AM Canadian, and we deserve to have fun made of us. Haven't you ever seen South park: The Movie? CANADA IS EVIL, I tells ya.

Agreb91
Agreb91

Sounds cool. To bad I don't have that game.

ranman1990
ranman1990

wow this is sad ... when a game or topic about canada comes up ppl have to start makin fun of canada and vise versa . wuts up with you ppl ... its a frikin game ! thanks to the ppl who are smart enough to kno that u dont have to make fun of my country .

thescorpion1983
thescorpion1983

@DonutTrooper, two major military power? ITs not Canda and Us, its US and China..its not because we always hear or see both these countrys that they are, check up on China...and this might sound funny...but check up on India also...

Minor_Annoyance
Minor_Annoyance

Interesting, but I've never played civ3 (although I got it in a set with all four civ games) and I've heard it's not very good so I wish there was a mod for civ4.

Kinitari
Kinitari

Lolz at people threatening each other's countries.

DonutTrooper
DonutTrooper

Seriously guys, can't you look at it equally? Both countries have ups and downs. Major Military Power: CanadaUS Temperate Climate:...Equal (Canada is a lot colder, but doesn't get hurricaines) There you go, good night.

Squeets
Squeets

In my eyes America and Canada are like the same thing... Both defected from UK... both in North America... And we both at war with same people... I live in Ohio and my brother joined the army... when he was called up for a 6 month tour in Iraq... he went to Canada... after about a year there he joined the Canadian Army and he was still sent to Iraq... its all the same... I dont get why you are all arguing... if you dont like the idea of the game, maker, or who paid for it, why it was made... then dont play it!

Ballistic90
Ballistic90

PackersRock - "Yeah, after we burned your capitol. *shakes head* copycats. Can't we all be friends?" You have no idea what you're talking about. You can't burn down a country's capital before it was even a country. You're American history books gloss over the war of 1812 because it was an attempt by the US to take over Canada and it failed miserably, leaving your whitehouse in ashes.

nihuna
nihuna

Stop arguing like a bunch of twelve year olds and post relating to the story. Seriously though, after attending canadian schools for 17 years, with the exception of settling and some historic battles, Canada is pretty boring. So I'm still "meh" on this one.

SDSkarface
SDSkarface

Icarusmk3 STFU you **** fascist Conservatism has no place in Canada! this is a great project and its good that telefilm canada is funding it,what would you rather spend the money on? the Military?

doktron
doktron

better check your history,Canada did not loose the war of 1812!we are still here and are the original americans.And we dont go starting wars AND SCREWING UP THE WORLD!!!!

Icarusmk3
Icarusmk3

"A 10-year project with backing from Telefilm Canada and Canada's National History Society" >> Great job Canadian government, (guess its the Liberals that started this project), you've wasted our tax dollars yet once again.

PackersRock
PackersRock

Ballistic90 - "Canada burned down the White House in the war of 1812. 'Nuff said." Yeah, after we burned your capitol. *shakes head* copycats. Can't we all be friends?

isahunt
isahunt

I'm pretty sure that those were British regulars, who did the burning. There could have been few Canadians drafted as regulars though - like 1 or 2. :P

isahunt
isahunt

I'm pretty sure that those were British regulars, who did the burning. There could have been few Canadians drafted as regulars though - like 1 or 2. :P

darkfox101
darkfox101

and we can easily burn ur entire country if we wanted

DoctorFu
DoctorFu

I don't play WOW so can anybody tell me if any of these mods are legal or helpful?

Ballistic90
Ballistic90

Canada burned down the White House in the war of 1812. 'Nuff said.

uberjannie
uberjannie

And how can i find my cd again? Do i have to resort to illegal ways to play this mod then? I want to play it but i didnt bring my damn civ 3 cd's when i moved to scotland! AAAAAAARGH!

Ants2k1
Ants2k1

(ELDDJOC Canada our big dumb brother from the north .....) You do know Canada went to war with the USA 3 times, and we beat your a*s' everytime!

DevinB9
DevinB9

I actually love Canadian history, so I'll have to check this out. Yay, Canada!

ELDDJOC
ELDDJOC

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The_PC_Gamer
The_PC_Gamer

haha indeed, you'd think they would make it for Civ 4? and go canada!

Santas_Hitman
Santas_Hitman

I happen to be a Canadian I can safely say Canadian history is some of the most boring (and trivial) history that you can ever learn about. What a waste of 10 years....

Vong_Assassin
Vong_Assassin

I'm hoping this can somehow turn into a full fledged game about Canadian history. Despite the other comments made here, Canadian history is actually very interesting, particularily pre-1867.

Deathscyth-Hell
Deathscyth-Hell

*coughwarof1812cough* also, *coughabrahamplainscough* yea, canadian history is pretty boring .... but you gotta admit, running out of ammo is pretty funny...

flying_cucumber
flying_cucumber

Canadian history is boring as hell. We actually had a rebellion that was quashed because it ran out of ammo. Horrible. Our one saving grace? Modern day Canada is one of the best places in the world to be.

Cap_n_Crunch
Cap_n_Crunch

I'm Canadian and this is even lame for me.

roams
roams

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theokguy
theokguy

In words from a real canadian USA sucks

nghtcrwlr821
nghtcrwlr821

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Mordax13
Mordax13

Wooo! Wait, how can this be a ten year project? Civ 3 came out in 2001, no? o.O And will they make a Civ 4 version? Still a good idea though : )

sciss0rz
sciss0rz

Learning Canadian history again is always fun, especially when it's a game.