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There are some non-official Colonization projects out there, most notably the Open Source FreeCol project which aims to develop a free version of Colonization.

More on that and some other ongoing projects here.

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Sid Meier's Colonization

Civ 4 Colonization

Some computer games are highly addictive, and Sid Meier's Colonization is definitely one of them. This well-balanced, challenging and informative strategy game based on early european colonization has earned its place in history. Although the game was first published in 1994, people are still playing it to this day.

Due to overwhelming fan requests, and the opportunity to remake the game using the award winning Civilization IV engine, Firaxis Games decided to re-invent the game for both old fans and new players. Thus, Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization was released on 23 September, 2008.

Colonizationfans is a tribute to these two games. Throughout the site you will find useful resources such as explainations of game concepts and possible strategies to try out.

Note that although the 2008 version is a remake, it is not completely identical to the 1994 version. Some things which apply to the classic version do not necessarily apply to the new version, and vice versa, so make a note of which section you are browsing. That said, a strategy originally intended for the classic version may work for the new version as well, provided that the player is familiar with the game mechanics and able to discard details that don't apply.

Classic Colonization Downloads & Troubleshooting

If you're having trouble getting the classic version to work, there are several possible solutions, patches and troubleshooting FAQs. The DOS version works well on Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac, and Linux by using a DOS-emulator called DOSBox. Check it out in the downloads section.

New to Colonization?

Sid Meier's Colonization is a turn-based strategy game based on early european exploration and colonization. It was first published by Microprose in 1994, and was later released for Windows, Mac and Amiga in 1995. It followed Sid Meier's very popular game Civilization (released in 1991). The new version of Colonization was released for the PC in 2008, and the Mac version followed in 2009.

In Colonization, you set out to discover and explore the New World. As you establish your colony, immigrants are brought in from Europe to develop the New World, harvest newly discovered raw materials, and produce manufactured goods for trade.

You'll meet the natives, establish trade with them, and learn important skills that will further your endevour. You'll learn that cooperation with the natives can bring great benefits. If you anger them, however, expect tough times.

Your European rivals will compete with you on every level, so you have to keep a close eye on them at all times.

Colonization requires a great deal of micro-management, especially in the cities, and you also have to tend to the areas of exploration, immigration, trade logistics, as well as foreign- and native relations.

Finally, you will have to build an army capable of defeating your king's forces. In order to win this game, you have to achieve independence from the motherland.

Expect an awesome BOSS battle, as your king will send everything he has against you.

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Sid Meier's Colonization (1994) or Civilization IV: Colonization (2008)