The persistent turn-based server program for Civilization IV, also known as PitBoss, is now available for download. Here is a description of PitBoss from the Info Center: The Pit Boss persistent turn-based server will allow for players to play as long as they like and leave when they like without disrupting the game. Players can also fill in for AI players and join when they like (so it is possible to jump in right in the middle of a game and take an AI's role). The server will download the current game state, then a player takes their turn and the server afterwards saves for the next player. It is like playing a streamlined version of play by e-mail or hot seat multiplayer. To run a PitBoss server, download the file, extract the PitBoss.exe to your main Civ4 directory, then run it. You will be asked to supply a SMTP email login, select type of the game (DirectIP, LAN, or Internet), choose the game options, etc. Note that you need to have the v1.61 patch installed for it to work. DOWNLOAD LINKS: Download PitBoss Application (3.56 MB) from: 2K Games | 3D Downloads Here are a few screenshots showing the setup process: Screen#1 Screen#2 Screen#3 Screen#4 Screen#5. Give it a try and post your experience here. EDIT: PitBoss officially released on April 13, 2006.