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Classic version info
Sid Meier's Colonization
is no longer officially sold or supported, but we have provided some third party options here.

How to make it work:
The DOS version of Sid Meier's Colonization works great on newer systems with DOSBox. Read more about it in the downloads section. DOSBox is free.

The Conquer the World Compilation (available from the US only) contains four games, including Colonization.
(See right after Col links)

Civilization IV: Colonization (Windows)

Nearly 15 years since its initial release, Colonization is back! This remake of the classic version is built using the award winning Civilization IV engine. Civ IV: Colonization is not an expansion pack to Civ IV, but a standalone game, which means you don't need Civ IV - just install Civ IV Colonization and play.

System requirements for the Windows version in the sidebar »

Civilization IV: Colonization (Mac)

System requirements for Mac version

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Minimum requirements:

Windows 2000/XP/Vista
1.2 GHz Processor
512 MB RAM
900 Mb Free HD space
CD-ROM Drive: 4X speed
DirectX 9.0c compatible 64 MB
video card with Shader 1.1 Support or better
DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card

Civilization IV Complete Edition

If you're looking for Civ 4 Colonization, this bundle is a great option because it contains the original Civilization IV, both Civ IV expansion packs (Warlords and Beyond the Sword) and Civilization IV: Colonization.

A lot of value in this package (and DRM free):

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Sid Meier's Colonization (1994-1995)

The DOS version works on newer platforms with DOSBox (check out the downloads section). If you're on a Mac or using Linux, the best thing might be to get the DOS version and use DOSBox. Read seller information carefully, because some are CD-ROMs and some are 3.5" floppy disks. Also note that "Colonization for Windows" is a 16bit application and will not run on a 64bit version of XP/Vista/Seven, unless you set up a 32bit OS on a virtual machine.

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Note: Box art may differ
depending on version
and seller.

Conquer the World Compilation (Win)

If you're looking to buy the classic version of Colonization, this game compilation of Sid Meier classics should also be interesting as it contains Sid Meier's Colonization, as well asTransport Tycoon, Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon Deluxe, and Pirates! Gold.

Conquer the roads, lands, air and sea in this amazing collection of award-winning strategy games from Microprose. Build a railroad empire. Colonize new worlds. Control a vast and complex transportation network. Amass a pirate's fortune! Everything you need for endless conquest in this collection.


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