Unofficial Civ3 Tech Support FAQs If you have any corrections or additions, please PM a Civ3 Moderator. What are the latest patches, and where can I find them? Where is the 'official' support page? What do the various expansion packs contain? When I go to launch my spaceship, the game crashes! What .ini File Parameters can I use? I'm playing conquests, and the barbarians are broken... They just sit there and hardly move. I deleted the game, but now I can't reinstall! I get a "please insert CD" message when I try to start the game, but the correct CD IS in the drive! When I start the game, the intro movie appears, but then the game goes blank, but I can still hear the music. What is happening? I get a message saying "missing binkw32.dll". How do I fix it? Save game files are taking up lots of my hard drive space. How do I delete them? iI'm struggling to find and open save games or scenarios from withing Civ/PTW/C3C via the in-game dialog box. Is there anything I can do about this? How do I install a scenario or mod? The buttons on the map moved / disappeared! How do I fix this? How can I change my Hall of Fame entries? Patch Information: Current Patches: You can determine the version of the patch that you currently have by looking in the bottom-left of the title screen. The patch version is shown as 1.XX, where XX refers to the latest patch. The latest patch for (Vanilla) Civ3 is patch 1.29f. You can download it from the following links: US / UK version. Japanese Version. Italian Version Spanish Version. German Version. French Version. The latest patch for Play The World is the 1.27f version. You can download it from one of the following links: US Version. UK Version. German Version. French Version. Italian Version. Spanish Version. For conquests, the latest patch is the 1.22f patch. It is available for download here: All Language version. Note: Patch 1.22f is NOT compatable with other Conquest patches. This means that you will not be able to load save files created before applying the patch. It is suggested you finish these games before you patch. Civ3 Mac is only available in Vanilla civ. Patches can be found from the thread in the Mac forum here. Any mac users requiring tech support - go to that forum - they will give you much better help there than you will get here! Older Patches: There are older patches available, however it is recommended that you use the latest ones. Failure to do this may result in problems with stability, or in multiplayer games. If you really want older patches, then you can look for them at the links below: Various Civ patches. Various Civ patches. Various PTW Patches. Official Support Pages: Atari currently provide technical support for Civ3, PTW and Conquests. You can find their support pages from these links: Civ3. Play The World. Conquests. Expansion Packs: Civilization 3: Otherwise known as "vanilla" civ, this is the original Civ3 game. It ships with patch Version 1.00, and must be manually patched to version 1.29f. Play The World: The first expansion pack. This adds new civilizations and units to the game, as well as multiplayer. Its ships with patch version 1.00, and should be patched to 1.27f. Civilization 3 Gold Edition: This is Civ3 packaged with Play The World, both patched (to 1.29f and 1.27f respectively). If you want to get Play the world, I suggest you get conquests instead (it comes with Play The World for 'free') No patches required. Conquests: This was the second main expansion pack after Play The World. It adds new civs, new terrain and new units (as well as a few new rules). It ships with PTW included (that gets installed, but doens't create a shortcut to it). You get PTW to 1.27f, and Conquests to 1.00. Be sure to patch conquests, but don't worry about patching PTW. Civ 3 Complete: Civ, PTW and Conquests all rolled in to one, and all fully-patched.