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What is the status of the Civilization III: Play the World expansion?
What can we expect from Civilization III: Play the World?
What are the system requirements for the game?
Does Civilization III: Play the World include improved editor support?
How many maps ship with Civilization III: Play the World?
What new Civilizations ship with Civilization III: Play the World?
Last Updated 3/2003
The game has been released for the PC.
Civilization III: Play the World contains new multiplayer and single player features, pitting you against the best Civilization players from all corners of the earth via the Internet.
Windows® version (95/98/Me/2000/XP)
Pentium II, 400Mhz
64 MB RAM
400 MB free HD space
DirectX 8.0a or better
Video card: capable of 1024 x 768 x 16-bit color
Sound card: DirectX 8.0a compatible
Yes, Civilization III: Play the World ships with an improved version of the editor that will allow you to greatly customize your Civ experience in ways never seen before in any other Civilization game. The improved editor not only allows you to alter game elements such as advances, civilizations, units and wonders (to name a few), but also includes a robust map editor.
A very large number of additional scenarios, maps, and art modifications will be available with Civilization III: Play the World. These range from completely new rules sets, new game maps, and even Watercolor terrain sets!