Thanks so much for all the time you have spent on this. I have tried to follow your instructions but I am running into a problem. I turned on Legacy settings, installed the game, and downloaded the patch. when I try to apply the patch I get the following: ersion '5.2.5f Multiplayer 16-November-98 ' detected. READY TO PATCH! You can click 'Patch!' now (backup file will be created). Error: Cannot open file "C:\Program Files (x86)\MicroProse Software\Civilization II Multiplayer Gold Edition\civ2.exe". Access is denied Patching failed. any ideas what I am doing wrong?