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Jul 2, 2012 @ 11:33am
Jul 2, 2012 @ 11:46am
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Subscribe to download: PerfectWorld3

Before you ask: YES, this mod works with Brave New World.


"This map script uses various manipulations of Perlin noise to create landforms, and generates climate based on a simplified model of geostrophic and monsoon wind patterns. Rivers are generated along accurate drainage paths governed by the elevation map used to create the landforms."

Please note:

I am not the author of this script, Cephalo created this script in 2010 for Civ V and previously for Civ IV. I have simply updated it for G+K and uploaded to the workshop because it has not been done yet, and I am a big fan of his work.

Compatible with all versions of the game, including BNW. Don't forget to rate this file!


To download just click on the subscribe button above the mod description. The game will automatically download and install the mod.

To use it in a game, click on the "MODS" button on the main menu in game and you should get a list of your subscribed mods. Click the check mark next to the mods you want to load (if it's green, then its loaded) and click next.

Then find the map "PerfectWorld 3" while at the setup screen, and you should be good to go!

For those who cant see the mod after subscription: goto mygames folder on your system and delete the inside of the cache folder in civ 5 folder. After restart of civ, the mod will be there.


If the map is still not showing up under advanced options or in general, then you should go to the mod folder (Documents\My Games\Sid Meier's Civilization 5\MODS\PerfectWorld 3) and move the .lua file into the maps folder (Documents\My Games\Sid Meier's Civilization 5\Maps). This will undoubtedly solve the problem because the game will now treat the script as a game file instead of a mod - meaning that you can even play the map on single player without going to the mods menu. This also means you can work towards achievements (as achievements are disabled when using mods).

If you think that there are too many mountains/jungle/marsh etc. you can do this:
- go to the mod folder (generally located in Documents\My Games\Sid Meier's Civilization 5\MODS\PerfectWorld3 (v 1) )
- open then the PerfectWorld3.lua with a text editor
- scroll a bit down to the function MapConstants:New()
- Here you can now edit a lot properties of the map generator to your liking. For example, setting the value mconst.mountainsPercent to 0.9 will decrease the number of mountains (since this is a threshold value). You can play around with this and other values (except the values at the very end of the constants) until you find a configuration of your liking!
Popular Discussions View All (1)
Feb 13 @ 5:46am
Never used a mod before
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Max Feb 17 @ 4:26am 
for some reason I can walk over and on mountains and no i am not carthage :)
tristan Feb 8 @ 3:45pm 
@E(V)C - steam does actually download the mods (to a subfolder of 'userdata'), it just doesn't 'process' them after doing so. Do a search on 'civ5mod' in your 'library' folder to find the downloaded files.
BOT Elias Jan 31 @ 3:36pm 
Mods don't seem to download when you hit subscribe on macs, all mods I've done i've had to do through a direct download. If you could help us mac users out and provide a download file of the mod so that we can put it in our mods folder, that would be awesome. Thanks, really wanna play this awesome looking mod!
Waffles Jan 11 @ 10:35am 
This no longer appears to work with multiplayer... please fix?
jeremymatsuoka Jan 2 @ 11:19am 
Baleur Dec 21, 2014 @ 7:25am 
All custom resources added by mods appear on this mapscript.
anjiaoshi Nov 23, 2014 @ 4:17pm 
I started the game as Theodora. It dropped me in the middle of the ocean, and I lost immediately. :-D
civisterra Nov 14, 2014 @ 4:29pm 
How do I edit it to make create less deserts but more tundras / grasslands? I want to make the world a bit more cold. I don't understand the explanations in the .lua file!
Call me Goku Nov 8, 2014 @ 9:50am 
Mod needs an update for the Bison and Cocoa resources
MurderTank Nov 1, 2014 @ 6:20pm 
Do Bison and Cocoa not appear with this map?