What size mod do you usually play with in CivIV/BtS?

What size mod do you usually play with in CivIV/BtS?

  • Unmodified

    Votes: 23 63.9%
  • Micro

    Votes: 5 13.9%
  • Minor

    Votes: 5 13.9%
  • Medium

    Votes: 1 2.8%
  • Major

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Total

    Votes: 2 5.6%

  • Total voters


Aug 20, 2007
I was wondering how many people play with significant mods. Myself, I tend to play with a micro-sized mod basically changing a few resources and some purely cosmetic tech changes. What level of mods do you play with?

Feel free to advocate advocate some less drastic mods, but particularly interesting micro-mods since that is my main interest.

For the poll, I thought the following vague definitions may give some guidelines.

What size of mod do you usually play with in CivIV/BtS?
Unmodified: Straight Civ/BtS pure official product with no changes (or as pointed out later only Solver's "patch")
Micro: a small number of changes that are relatively insignificant and/or cosmetic
Minor: a very small number of significant changes or quite a few smaller changes
Medium: a number of significant changes, a very large number of small changes
Major: still CivIV but very significant changes to the structure of the game
Total: does not play basic CivIV/BtS but rather one of the "variants"
I play unmodified, except for the HOF mods that are needed to compete in the Games of the Month.
I assume we can ignore Solver's patch as being a "patch" instead of a mod?

I always play with my "custom" mod that implements some extra information and fixes, as well as a few balance adjustments (I gave ships Blitz, for example). Probably fits best as "minor".

I assume we can ignore Solver's patch as being a "patch" instead of a mod?

Good point. Yes that is my intention. Solver's "patch" is basically considered standard, even if unofficial, for many players. It does muddle the definitions a little, but it sounds good to me, and it is at least consistent with the idea of the poll. I guess if I had thought about ahead of time, I could have included one more option.
So far, I am clearly in the minority using a micro-mod. I had expected more people to play with small levels of changes, but the super-majority favors an unmodified game. It's interesting, and I am somewhat surprised.
I play with EthnicArtstyles, and wouldn't want to go abck to vanilla civ after seeing the glorious ethnic richness of the units :p.

I have also added quite a number of ethnic units on this site myself to complete the African tech tree and vary modern units.

But gameplay-wise, it's Vanilla.
I'm playing with FexFX' mod for bigger map and better scaled Marathon game speed, also with Lt.Bob's dll that allows for 34 civs on the map. I don't use any other mods at the moment, but certainly will do so later. But i want to play a couple of unmodded ... well, "barely" modded games first, it helps me to determine which mods I want later on.
unless i feel like something extra different(like rhye's or ffh)..i usually run my own mod which i guess would fit under 'minor'
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