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Civilization II Gold

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Download Civilization_II_Gold.toast_.zip (319.34 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Download civ_ii_gold_rel_ppc.zip (888.93 KB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Download civ_ii_gold_1.1.1_update.sit (925.07 KB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Download CivIIPPC_german.zip (7.09 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Emulation
This game works with: SheepShaver,

This is the full original CD image, minus the audio tracks (due to size). So the game still has sounds, and most simple in-game music, but the top quality background music (that those who have the game either love or hate) is gone.
It's a toast image (Disk Copy 6.3.3 just wouldn't touch the disc) that has been Zipped in OSX (right click "Create Archive"). Use the BOMArchiveHelper (right click) on the Zip to uncompress. I've also included the latest v1.11 update for Mac, in the Zip - so if you unzip on PC you'll hose it, but it's still available here:
http://forums.civfanatics.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=62
Unfortunately, I can only find the PC version of the manual, not that I ever needed to read the Mac (hardcopy) one anyway.

Below is a link to a bin-cue image. Just burn with Toast to make a CD that includes both game and audio partition.

Download from max1zzz's server
Civilization II.zip

The third down load at the top right is the updater to version 1.11.

Sid Meier's Civilization II is an empire-building turn-based strategy game. The game starts at the Old Stone Age in 4000 BC. Your tribe begins with a Settlers unit and has no knowledge about the surrounding area. As you found new cities and explore the surroundings, you may find hostile barbarians, villages, and other competing cultures. Once you have discovered another culture, you can adopt a policy of co-existence by signing a permanent peace treaty with that culture; you can even form a military alliance. But for those who like to conquer, you will find great satisfaction in deploying more than 50 different military units and crush your enemies. However, military is not the only aspect of this game. You will also need to concentrate on trade, science development, and make your people happy in order to avoid civil disorders.

Throughout the game, you need to research technological advances, one after another, closely following the development of human civilization. To stay ahead in the science race is one thing that could lead to success. In your long reign, you can set your cities to build Wonders of the World, which are huge projects that require tremendous amount of labor and resources. Owners of these Wonders enjoy everlasting glories and benefits.

You can choose from six different types of government: Despotism, Monarchy, Fundamentalism, Republic, Communism and Democracy. Each of these government type has its distinct advantages and disadvantages. They represent how your empire will operate and have profound influence on your empire.

Compatibility
Architecture: PPC

Min Req:
PowerPC
Mac OS 7.5.3
10MB RAM
CD-ROM drive (for the audio tracks)

For me, runs ok in Classic Mode under OSX 10.3, so unfotunately, all emulators are untried. Please update this with your results.

CIV GOLD II (German Version)
Runs very nice under OSX 10.4.11 (Classic Mode)

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by shelleyfrank - 2015, February 23 - 1:14pm

This is a great game without saying. Problem over here is that the game causes the system to hang at the first move of a piece. I remember having this problem years ago, and I also remember solving it back then, although, I can't remember how. Has anyone had the same problem, and willing to offer a solution? Thanks.

by Gera - 2013, October 23 - 5:49pm
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Thanks a lot !!!

by mrdav - 2013, October 20 - 9:16pm

Added a link to a bin-cue image based on the game image uploaded here from an original CD and the audio partition from the PC version of the CD.

by Slik - 2013, October 20 - 12:33am
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The movies have sound but no picture for me in SheepShaver running 8.5 and 8.6, QuickTime 3-5. Everything else works, but if anyone gets the movies going in emulation, please say so.

by Gera - 2013, September 22 - 7:17pm

Сould you please to update link ?

by mrdav - 2013, April 10 - 10:57pm

Such a well written "civilized" request. I will post a link in the next 24 hours.

EDIT: Better still...if you make a toast image of the audio partition from your PC version and put it somewhere I can reach, I will combine it with the Mac game partition and provide a link to a bin/cue pair from which you can burn a full CD with both game and music tracks. All we hope is that the music on both PC and Mac versions are the same (probably OK). However, the best outcome would be if someone sends me a link to a bin/cue (or at least the audio partition) of an original Mac CD.

by michuneo - 2013, April 10 - 8:21pm

This might be the _only_ site over the _whole_ internet that have a Mac version of Civ2.
I might add that my decent mac is broken for like a month and will be for at least next week but I still have my lovely 350MHz iMac! In fact I'm writing from it right now, amazing - 13y.o. machine still able to do that.
But when I read somewhere that Civ2 actually DID came out on Classic OS the Garden was obviously the first place I had to came after getting back home Wink Shame it's to big to host ATM.
I have a favor - please do reupload this, as I really searched the whole net and nothing.
That "over 300MB's" thingy is bugging me as I really remember that Civ2 base was something like 40-50megs? (years ago civilopedia was like *another next precious* 10MB to install lol)
Doesn't this version contains movies as well? My memory is hazy but it was like 300 megs for music, 300 megs for movies (all wonders, intro, outro etc) and rest for the game and sound effects. Can someone confirm that? Maybe it's possible to upload only base game? It's still better than nothing and it would be _much_ smaller than hundreds of megs... And maybe some of the base is similar with "easy-to-get" W95 version, maybe in fact it's only the meter of an .app (how you call an .app file on OS9?) and rest of files can be copied from original windows CD? I have like three of those... Anyway, if someone can help me with boring evenings I'll be very grateful Wink
IMHO it's one of two best games ever, both made by Sid Meier. No chance of playing Transport Tycoon on OS9 but I hope at least Civ2 will rock someday on my ancient iMac!

by jskybld - 2012, September 5 - 5:51am

Stuffit 7 worked like a charm Laughing out loud

Thanks for the quick replies guys!

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by IIGS_User - 2012, September 4 - 4:16pm

OS X's BOMarchivehelper?

Very likely the reason.

by mrdav - 2012, September 4 - 8:51am

I have expanded it OK with Stuffit Expander 7 on OS 9.2.2

by jskybld - 2012, September 4 - 8:00am

I'm aware. I've attempted to uncompress with the version of Stuffit Expander included with the 9.2.2 install, and also the version of Expander within the Stuffit Deluxe Suite here on Macintosh Garden. Both tell me its not a .sit file. I think it may have something to do with the fact that it was compressed with OS X's BOMarchivehelper?

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by IIGS_User - 2012, September 3 - 1:50pm

.sit files needs Stuffit Expander to uncompress the files, regardless of the operating system.

by jskybld - 2012, September 3 - 10:19am

Is there any way to uncompress with os 9.2.2?

by dacanadian - 2012, June 28 - 1:17am

I was able to successfully download and unzip the file, but every time I try to open it it says "Civilization 2 requires a computer capable of displaying 256 colours". I have a Mac OS X 10.5.8.

Does anyone know what the problems might be and how I can get around it?

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by Toubab - 2012, March 26 - 4:39pm

Yep.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2012, March 23 - 3:12pm

Increasing the allocated memory for "Virtual DVD/CD" up to 500MB

Wow, that holds nearly the complete CD-ROM, does it not? Wink

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by Toubab - 2012, March 23 - 10:53am
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Thanks to MCP and MikeTomTom! Increasing the allocated memory for "Virtual DVD/CD" up to 500MB really blew the problem away. Now it's rumble in the jungle. Smile

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by MikeTomTom - 2012, March 22 - 12:15am

@Toubab:

These images are on a second drive with at least 1 GB free space left, the memeory I gave Sheepshaver are 1 GB too. So where is the problem? Any ideas?

If that 2nd drive is the "shared" drive thats accessible from both the emulator and the host pc, then that is what your problem is. That shared drive should only be used for moving files between the two. If thats not the case, then perhaps this particular .toast is not mountable using the utility. Try increasing its memory as suggested below, or install Toast and try mounting it that way.

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by MCP - 2012, March 21 - 11:54pm

Maybe change the memory allocated to Virtual DVD-ROM Utility?

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by Toubab - 2012, March 21 - 8:42pm

I don't get what I do wrong! I have tried to get CivII to run under OS 9.0.4 under SheepShaver 2.3. Everything works fine so far. I've unstuffed the two files and got a folder named "Civilization_II_GOLD_1_1_1", inside where diffenrent files and two .toast-images (Game and Update-Images). As many other users wrote I tried to mount theses images with the "Virtual DVD-Rom/CD Utility", only to get the message "There are insufficent system resources to mount this image". These images are on a second drive with at least 1 GB free space left, the memeory I gave Sheepshaver are 1 GB too. So where is the problem? Any ideas?

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by Bob Kiwi - 2010, December 31 - 5:49pm
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Just wanted to post a follow-up for historical note, and just in case you ever wonder why an application that is so old somehow got an OS X port.

B. Nesse posted over at Apolyton in 2005 about his carbonized port- http://apolyton.net/showthread.php/134511-Civilization-II-Multiplayer-Go...

He was apparently a programmer on the project. I should see if he's in the game credits, actually. His iDisk fell offline years ago but the Internet Wayback Machine caught it - http://web.archive.org/web/20060501052009/http://homepage.mac.com/bnesse...

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by Bob Kiwi - 2010, August 30 - 5:24pm
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I can vouch for the OS X application. It works with a Civ II Full Install and minus some glitches it works great, and allows for a complete game to be played (with some troubleshooting)

by Szandor - 2010, June 24 - 11:45pm

Hmm I have a fully licensed old copy floating around ill see whether i can get my copy up tomorrow

by michuneo - 2010, May 13 - 8:31pm

Yes, I would love to have this greatest game ever on my OS9... Civ II for Mac is really, really rare on the net so I can't found any other links on the web... Unfortunately. Please, reupload it if there's a chance to do so, thanks in advance!! Smile

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by IIGS_User - 2009, July 26 - 5:52am

But zip is the recommended way for disk images

CD images only.

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by Attila - 2009, July 25 - 5:42pm

Speaking just for myself, I don't care about speed. If it was that big a deal to me I wouldn't be dinking around with old computers and emulators. As long as people keep using ZIPs they're going to keep forgetting not to zip apps. Stuffit is the way to go for the Mac Garden. And thanks for uploading, though. Smile

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by bertyboy - 2009, July 25 - 5:04pm

Err, then use the link provided.

You're right though, I should have stuffit'd the patch before creating the zip. But zip is the recommended way for disk images, it's 20x faster than Stuffit and produces files of the same size.

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by Attila - 2009, July 25 - 4:13pm

The OSX ZIP files strikes again. The updater program included in this archive can't be opened in OS9.

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by Arkanis - 2009, July 24 - 8:40pm

So its just like Freeciv only it runs on os9 and is ten times the size?

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by bertyboy - 2009, July 24 - 4:28pm

Civilization : Call To Power coming tomorrow.

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by IIGS_User - 2009, July 24 - 3:09pm

It's a toast image that has been Zipped in OSX (right click "Create Archive"). Use the BOMArchiveHelper (right click) on the Zip to uncompress.

This is the recommended way to to upload and handle CD ROM images.
Once if it is uncompressed, just open your emulator preferences and add the image to the drives list before booting it.

P.S.: If it doesn't work right, just rename .toast to .cdr and all is OK.

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