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Sid Meier's Civilization

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Civilization.sit (4.94 MB)
MD5: c1624d46e6d3e807ca4c765f339e9d30
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (10.30 MB)
MD5: fbe0775a1ad9f79635c99f1b1164a55a
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (116.48 MB)
MD5: b8dbf9f1e4a3c032fc4b84f188d77578
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Civilization_no_img.sit (4.80 MB)
MD5: d711d1106051f298683ac6f3233d5bdb
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
CivCheat.sit (5.79 KB)
MD5: 8759666097800885d51dc3d6692d8c2f
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
MultiCiv_f.sit (6.49 KB)
MD5: 246f512bdde22faf7a578cce69fcfb11
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
This game works with: SheepShaver, Mini vMac

Sid Meier's Civilization is a turn-based strategy computer game created by Sid Meier for MicroProse in 1991. The game's objective is " build an empire to stand the test of time". The game begins in 4000 BC, and the players attempt to expand and develop their empires through the ages until modern and near-future times.

The aim of the game is to take a tribe, settle them, and try to create a civilization. Along the way you develop new sciences, meet other tribes (some warlike, some not), and visit new continents, all for the aim of trying to get into space, and/or to be the dominant civilization. - Civilization FAQ

This game has to be one of the most amazing games of all time. It started the phrase, "Just one more turn." If you've never played any Civilization game ever, don't read a word more: just download now!

A note about the downloads available from above: is a great place to visit if you're a Civ fan.

See also: Civilization II (Multiplayer Gold Edition), Civilization: Call to Power, Civilization III (Complete), Civilization IV

Architecture: 68k

System 6.0.7 or better
6 MB or more Hard Drive space
HD Floppy (SuperDrive)
Supports Color, Greyscale, and B/W

I ran the game fine on my iMac G4 using classic and OS 9.2.1.


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by thecandymancan1423 - 2021, March 22 - 12:03pm

Yeah I used to play this on the Super Nintendo over 3 years ago when I was still into console gaming so I had no clue if it did or not on the pc/Mac

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by Bolkonskij - 2021, March 22 - 9:21am

I don't think Civilization 1 supports any kind of external maps / mods. You're probably stuck with the in-built World map. Try Civilization II if your heart is after some WW2 scenarios in Civ universe. Grab the scenario over at the dedicated Mac Garden Civilization II fanpage under downloads.

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by thecandymancan1423 - 2021, March 21 - 11:42pm

any ww2 maps??

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by Bolkonskij - 2018, September 30 - 4:38pm

Just added "CivCheat" which is - in my opinion - the best trainer for Civilization on the Mac. Just open your save game and make changes to tech, money, amount of settlers etc. Try playing a game where everyone starts out with all important tech and 5 settlers. Whole different game. Tested and it works with the 1.1.2 version of Civ up here on the Garden.

EDIT: Also added MultiCiv, a program that will let you change your Civ in mid game (e.g. when you're about to lose and would rather continue as some other tribe Smile )

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by MacTouch - 2016, December 4 - 12:29am

I have modified the archive without any image file inside...

Ovi's picture
by Ovi - 2016, December 3 - 2:37pm

Thank you very much! It .sit to divide the file into multiple files due to capacity floppy 1.4 megabytes?
Here, the first reference are split on floppy disks, however, can not expand the .img file.

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by MacTouch - 2016, December 2 - 11:57pm

Done ! Wink

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by Ovi - 2016, December 2 - 8:19pm

Could I ask you to deposit into the older format .sit file? On a Mac, I use the Classic version of StuffIt 1.5.1 and 4.0.1. Unfortunately, this version of Mac does not expand .. Sad thank you!

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by IIGS_User - 2016, April 19 - 5:58pm

Second Download contains the game plus full documentation.

To the one who uploaded it, how is the game archived inside?

.sit files are to be unstuffed with StuffIt Expander from within the emulated Mac OS first.

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by elkopi - 2016, April 17 - 7:58pm

I do not know how to run this game. I have sheepshaver but it just does not open any of the files in the folders. The .sit file does not get recognised. Nothing works.

Help please!!!

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by Kitchen2010 - 2016, February 15 - 10:40am

After the original MS-DOS release (1991), there was also a enhanced release for Windows (1994) which is on-par with the one year earlier released Macintosh version (1993).

The game "Railroad Tycoon" was released in an enhanced version for the Macintosh, too.

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by Bolkonskij - 2016, February 14 - 12:12pm

By accident I came across some screenshots from the PC version of Civilization recently. And I thought to myself: "wait, this is not the look I remember?". Indeed, it appears the Mac version of Civ is superior. It has a higher resolution, it has an improved interface and beautiful 8-bit graphics. Compare e.g. the ugly looks of musketeers or knights on the PC with our Mac version. There is probably some more enhancements. I just found it interesting so I thought I'd share the fact that we got the enhanced version of this gem Smile

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by soudesune - 2015, December 7 - 12:52pm

The manual has been uploaded (again) this time as a collection of jpegs. There is a text version of the manual in teh second download and the Fanatics link also has the manual in text format.
I've put up scans of the box and the advances chart as well.

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by soudesune - 2015, November 17 - 11:57am

Review from contemporary magazine (MacFormat — May 1993) added.

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by Slik - 2013, November 27 - 1:19pm

The Mac version does ask one question early in each game, but the answers (in a conveniently illustrated tech tree) can be found on CivFanatics (a dangerous place, in terms of time and hard-drive space, if you happen to be one). This game made me late for work, a lot.

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by Snowyfox16 - 2012, September 8 - 5:56pm

For some reason, the game crashes after a few minutes in both SheepShaver and my iBook. CivHackFAT doesn't help.

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by bertyboy - 2012, February 21 - 8:11am

Don't ever remember Civ 1 for Mac having any questions and answers. Maybe someone who can play the Mac version could replace the screenshots here which are from the DOS version.

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by Applemeister - 2012, February 20 - 10:43pm

Has the copy protection been removed in the archive available here? I have a version of Civ I where it is active, so if you answer the question incorrectly, you end up losing all of your military units -- seriously frustrating when you've been teaching the other nations a lesson and neglected to save your game along the way!

In terms of compatibility, it plays problem-free and in full 256 colours on my beige G3 desktop (the original Gossamer) running Mac OS 9.1

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by bertyboy - 2009, August 15 - 4:38pm

One question - does anyone else have trouble running the updater to version 1.1 ? It's a .cpt file which my mac won't run. Any ideas?

See download description, in particular:

- The official 1.0.6 - 1.1 updater. It came in a Compact Pro archive, but Stuffit Expander opens it no problem.

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by Bolkonskij - 2009, August 15 - 2:46pm

One question - does anyone else have trouble running the updater to version 1.1 ? It's a .cpt file which my mac won't run. Any ideas?

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by Bolkonskij - 2009, August 3 - 11:23pm

Awesome classic, used to play it a lot during my childhood. Even by todays standards it's a fun strategy game and definately worth downloading!

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by BullyBull - 2009, May 22 - 4:54pm

Civilization is one of the greatest games I know. All of them are very addictive, but Civ I is the best part. I didn't run it with an emulator, it runs with the original Mac OS 7.5.5 very well and the performance is excellent.

It's a must for every Mac!

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by John Muir (not verified) - 2009, May 21 - 2:42am

Note to emulator users: you need to be running OS 9 in 256 color mode. Select it from the control strip. Otherwise this game runs in black and white, literally…

Great old game.