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CIV 4 Mods in Steam

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CIV4 MODs in Steam

Steam offers (very) cheap CIV-editions.
CIV4 BtS is especially interesting for playing some of the many great MODs that have been created for CIV4 BtS.
I noticed that some users are having trouble to find their way in Steam.
I just posted this as an answer and realised that this may be a new “market” for CivFanatics?
Could revive a lot of good MOD-work for (new) members :).

How about a new topic like:



How to use CIV4 MODS in Steam

CIV mods can work fine in Steam, but you have to find the special place for the MODs for your version of CIV and depending on the (32 or 64-bit) system you use.
Keep in mind that Steam works in 32-bit environment.

There are many folders called "Mods" all over the place. Mostly they are empty or filled with stuff which is irrelevant for you now.

If you have a 64-bit system, in C: there is a folder called "Program Files" which is only meant for 64-bit applications and next to it there is a separate program files folder called "Program Files (x86)" for the 32 bit programs you use. You have to look in the latter folder since Steam works in 32-bit environment.
The right place for mods of Civ4 Beyond the Sword (BtS) in a 64-bits system is:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword\Beyond the Sword\Mods
The other folders called Mods are empty and do not work for you in the BtS version of CIV4.

If you have a 32-bit system you should look at something like:
C:\Program Files \Steam\SteamApps\common\Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword\Beyond the Sword\Mods
 
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