Sid Meier's Civilization V

Sid Meier's Civilization V

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Palace and Throne Room
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1.766 MB
Nov 15, 2012 @ 8:44pm
Jul 21, 2013 @ 6:19pm
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Palace and Throne Room

Implements the Civ I palace and the Civ II throne room.

For anyone who didn't play those games (or doesn't remember back that far): the palace and throne room were screens that started out very plain, which the user could upgrade parts of when they were doing well in the game - if your people liked how things were going, you'd get to choose an upgrade. This was a much-loved feature for many Civ veterans, so I've ported it (both the Civ I palace and the Civ II throne room) to Civ V. It doesn't affect the game rules in any way - it's just an optional extra thing that you can build up and get a nice visual indicator of your royal palace.

The screen is available via the Palace and Throne Room option in the dropdown in the upper right corner.

If you have at least version 9 of whoward69's UI Notification Options mod, you'll also get a nice custom notification icon instead of the generic one, and clicking it will take you straight to the Palace and Throne Room screen. It's not available on Steam, so if you want that extra little bit of functionality you'll have to download his mod and stick it in your MODS directory. It's available here:

This has been tested with Brave New World and confirmed to work with Info Addict, In-Game Editor, and UI - Notification Options. I haven't tested the latest build with G+K only, or with Vanilla, but since there's no dependencies on any BNW content, it's worth a shot if you're in that boat. There shouldn't really be any conflicts with other mods, but let me know if you find something it doesn't play nice with.

If you like it, please upvote or favorite it and leave a comment!

CivFanatics thread:


If you're having trouble getting this to work, please disable all other mods and try again. If it works, then re-enable the mods one by one to find out which one it's not working with, and then leave a comment!


- Added palace!
- Added flavor mechanic to Throne Room - most civs (non-BNW) have (optional) unique flags and stage 2 wall art
- Revamped UI to use two-tab layout
- New notification icon
- Optional, automatic integration with whoward69's UI Notification Options mod for clickable notification icon
- Changed upgrade and notification sounds
- MAJOR thanks to Nutty for some excellent custom graphics work, and TheManFromMars for the awesome new icon!


[BETA 2]
- Fixed the top icon - now matches the civ icon.
- Fixed an issue where the internal state was getting messed up.
- Escape/enter now closes the window, consistent with other popups.
- Changed upgrade sound.
- Added upgrade notification sound.
- Changed when upgrades are given (smaller chance when you get a new policy, greater chance with golden ages/wonders/new eras).


[BETA 1] This is the first version, so it still has a few issues, but it's ready for playtesting and feedback.
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Chocolate Feb 10 @ 2:38pm 
I notice when I click to add a new item to either the palace or throne room my game will freeze for 1-3 seconds before anything changes. Any chance on a fix for this? Minor but annoying bug
Knopfdruckoffizier Jan 30 @ 8:37am 
haha, so nice!
Jojy Jan 28 @ 7:25pm 
@Tropican555 Beyond Earth wasn't good either. It's a reskinned Civ V with even less features, worse balance, AI that cheats even more, and completely lifeless civilizations that can't have personality injected into them due to the game's random nature with affinities. Alpha Centauri is the only true good spinoff this series has ever had.
CrazyCrux Jan 22 @ 5:56am 
civ ii was by far my favorite game of all time!
SirLagsalott Dec 31, 2015 @ 5:24am 
Nice mod! I love Civ I and Civ II, and their palace and throne room screens added a layer of accomplishment to the game. I don't know why they were removed, but thank you for bringing them back!
SirLagsalott Dec 31, 2015 @ 5:23am 
Don't play games on your dad's lap, that's just creepy.
Tropican555[YT: CitiesXLPro1] Oct 28, 2015 @ 3:45pm 
@PieWhale227, you are wrong


Except the spinoffs, But Alpha Centauri and Beyond Earth are good spinoffs
anandus Sep 21, 2015 @ 7:11am 
This is so cool!
Janef0421 Jul 30, 2015 @ 10:40pm 
Ah, I remember this from when I played civ 2 on my dad's lap. Awesome.