So, I was a beta-tester for Civ III's expansions back in the day. i still have my beta discs, and here is a look at the disc for the first beta of Play the World. The erased area had my real name. https://i.imgur.com/hdO5M5G.jpg I remember the Play the World beta had a few interesting differences from the final version. Numidian Mercenary, the unique unit for Carthage was originally called Libyan Mercenary. The Civ traits like scientific, religious, etc were totally different in the beta version. Like, the Ottomans were scientific and industrious in the release version, which they totally weren't in the beta. I remember there was an imbalance of traits, like there was a lot of religious and militaristic civs and hardly any scientific civs, so they changed them around to balance things out a bit, even if it wasn't the best historical fit. In the release version there was a unit called Medieval Infantry which was just a normal unit any Civ could build that went through several different iterations. I seem to recall the devs really agonizing over what to call this unit. I want to say the original name was Men-at-Arms, and then there may have been something else, and then finally it was changed to medieval infantry. That is my best recollection of specific differences that could have been found in the beta version. Oh! I remember one more. Originally, the H'wacha didn't kill units, since siege units didn't kill units in Civ III. But to get a golden age, the main way to do so in this game was to kill an enemy unit with your unique unit, so I loudly advocated changing it so the H'wacha could be the one unique siege unit that could actually kill enemy units since otherwise the Koreans would be screwed out of getting a golden age. I think I found out later that this was a pretty unpopular decision in the multiplayer community when the release version came out. Oops! Ok, and I promised you cut content! I have been holding these files back for years but I think its time to finally release them to the public. There may not be a lot of interest, but I considered it my responsibility to hold on to them in the name of historical preservation. OK, so there was one REALLY big change between the beta version and the final game. Originally, Wang Kon, the leader for Korea looked completely different. In the beta version, he was this bald, Nosferatu looking character, totally creepy even for Civ 3 leader standards. I can understand why they changed him, but I always preferred the beta version. I think there may have been some marketing materials very early on that showed this version. So, without further ado, here are the files for the original version of Wang Kon. http://www.filedropper.com/oldwangkon If there's any interest I might do a write up on my Civ III Conquests beta test memories too.