So in anticipation of BE I wanted to play some Civ. Unfortunately I don't really have a computer that can run Civ V (even though I own it damnit) but I can run Civ IV or Alpha Centauri just fine. I have never actually played Alpha Centauri (nor much of Civ IV for that matter, really) and thought it would be interesting to play the game that BE is the 'spiritual successor' to before I play BE to see what Firaxis took from AC. However, I have noticed that there are a fair amount of interesting looking space based mods for Civ IV. Civ IV is a little bit more polished and I would assume much more robust when it comes to features and game mechanics so I was wondering if maybe I should just install a Civ IV space mod for a similar experience? What do you guys think? Civ IV with mods or Alpha Centauri?