Not too long ago I had the unfortunate experience of loosing my ISP for a while and at the same time having to whipe the hard drive my Civ IV files were on. That meant loosing RoM, and going back to an unpatched Civ IV:Bts for a short while till my ISP was repaired. The experience was...well...unbearable is the best description I have. If you don't believe me, try it sometime. It is wierd what we view as neccessity, after having become accustomed to it for so long. Come to think of it...where is my cell phone...??