... from Civ 4 I played the new Sims 3, added some mods, cheated a bit, made some big houses, it was like an episode of "Big Brother". I even tried to play MTW2 again. I also tried using the new VMWare Workstation 7 that supports DirectX and played some MTW and Caesar 3 in a Virtual machine. I even considered the option of HoI3. I then played Civ 4 / BTS random games. Then just before the new decade began, I am back to Civ 4 / "Road to War". What is it about Civ that keeps me coming back. Year after Year. It's like a drug.