MacSoft has released the Macintosh port of Civ III. There are currently no plans to port the game to any other platforms.
Civ III is not shipping with multiplayer included. The single-player experience has always been
our main focus throughout the development of Civilization III. However, we're working on some cool multiplayer concepts that will take a fresh approach to the challenge of making multiplayer for a turn-based game fun. Once we have more details to report, they'll be posted on this FAQ.
Yes, Civ III ships with an editor that will allow you to greatly customize your Civ experience. This 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.
We have created a beautiful and fun world in Civ III and felt that the Wonder movies of the past would take you out of that world and interrupt
the gameplay experience. In Civ III, building a Wonder triggers a reward screen that captures the flavor of the Wonder movies without disrupting the flow of your game.
Civilization III contains one Standard (100 x 100) Earth map and one Huge (180 x 180) Earth map.
Civ III ships with sixteen Civilizations. they are:
The Americans |
|Using the supplied editing tools, players will be able to create and play with other custom civilizations.
The Standard Edition comes with the game CD, and a 235-page manual.
The Limited Edition comes in a sturdy collector's tin, and includes both the manual and the game CD, plus designer's notes from Sid Meier and Jeff Briggs, a fold-out tech tree, and a CD-ROM with behind-the-scenes footage of "The Making of Civ III" and Sid's induction into the IDSA Hall of Fame.
Localized versions for other countries are in the pipeline, but we have no official dates to report yet. As soon as release dates for other countries are announced, they will be posted here.
Depending on the size of the map you select, you can play with up to 16 civilizations in a game at once.