The Dark Ages 1.740 Requires the European Middle Ages Mod 0.74, Only for Vanilla Civ4 This scenario covers the dark ages of Europe, from the years 527 to 843, or from the Byzantine Reconquest to the division of Charlemagne's Holy Roman Empire. The included civilizations are: Byzantines Sassanid Persia Ostrogoths Visigoths Vandals Franks Suebi Burgundy Arabs Saxons Slavs Vikings Lombards Bulgars Avars The map currently comes in only one size, large, and uses the same map used in the mod. This scenario can be found here. 1.5 removed after 25 downloads 1.501 removed after 820 downloads 1.560 removed after 604 downloads 1.650 removed after 677 downloads Total of 2126 downloads Spoiler Version History : Version 1.740 -added new The Dark Ages Unlocked -locked Marathon Speed for the normal The Dark Ages Version 1.650 -added new Viking city : Nidaros -improved Viking starting land -changed the shape of Sicily and Sardinia to be more accurate -made it compatible with the European Middle Ages Mod version 0.65. Version 1.560 -The Franks now start with Stone Working -Cities with Keeps now have Belfry -Bulgar capital now has paganism (causing the Bulgars to convert to paganism) -improved the Viking starting position with more resources -2 additional swordsmen for the Lombards -Bulgar cities are now significantly smaller -This version is compatible with the European Middle Ages Mod version 0.56. Version 1.501 -Made Rome the Catholic holy city About the new "The Dark Ages Unlocked" The new scenario comes with the normal The Dark Ages and is exactly the same except that it can be played at any speed and until 1500 AD, whereas the normal map ends in 843 and is locked into the Marathon speed. The victory conditions have been altered slightly for the Unlocked Version.