Well, I was unable to get my old Civ 3 CD to work in my new Win 10 computer, so I bought the Steam version. I don't really like Steam, but I have a couple of games through them [no choice], and I noticed that I still had about $2.50 in my Steam wallet. So, I spent the extra 2-3 dollars and bought Civ 3. Who would have thought that a game this old would still look so beautiful? The copyright date on the back of my CD says 2001. Was it really that long ago? I used to play Civ 3, then the Play the World expansion and some other expansion...Conquests? I was a much younger man, and life was indeed simpler. That is not my imagination; things really were simpler. I had a great career back then, with wonderful co-workers and a very good income. It was before my beloved wife's first bout with that disease that begins with the letter "c." I spent several hours yesterday getting reacquainted with Civ 3. What a gorgeous game! I never liked the stampede toward 3D. To me, a good 2D game like Civ 3 or Alpha Centauri, with incredible gameplay, was the ideal game. I have resources to manage, there's diplomacy, there's research, and I can see my borders expand. Now I'm exploring the continent, I've built The Pyramids, and the Inca have declared war. What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon!