Well, judging by your screenshot, something is definately wrong, because I changed the Main Menu so that it shows Earth, not the Apostolic Palace. Also, I did not instruct to unzip the ZIP file into BTS/Mods/History In The Making. I said to unzip it directly into your MODS folder. Take a look at your History in the Making folder. If there is another History in the Making sub-directory, that's where you made your mistake. Also, it only takes about a minute for my mod to load up... do you have a lower end computer? That may be the issue for it taking 5 mintues to load. So, if it looks like this: MODS/History in the Making/History in the Making <---- wrong. If so, you need to make it look like this: MODS/History in the Making. Here is the Install Instructions from the Readme: Spoiler : 4. Installation Instructions So easy a Caveman can do it. Just unzip the zip file into either one of your MODS folders. This also includes patch releases. So it should look like this: My Documents/My Games/Beyond the Sword/Mods/HISTORY IN THE MAKING Or C:/Program Files/Civilization IV/Beyond the Sword/Mods/HISTORY IN THE MAKING That’s all there is to it! When you unzip the ZIP file, it creates the HISTORY IN THE MAKING directory for you... no need to create a History in the Making folder, then unzip into that folder, which I suspect is what you did, based off your screenshot and the description of the errors you're getting. Make sense? I don't know what to say about that one, man. Players using default English settings are having no problems. There was a player from France having the same issues you were having, and he had a French version of Civ4. So maybe the other-than-English versions aren't working correctly. The only time I've ran into problem with barbarians laying to waste whole Civilizations was when I had "Raging Barbarians" set... and they were raging, believe me. The barbarians acquire swordsman whenever a civilization reaches the Classical era, then the swordsman become the default barbarian unit. It really sucks when you're still in the Ancient era, behind the Tech power curve and have to fend off Swordsman barbarians. I may be able to do something about this... let me look into it.