Sid Meier's Civilization V

Sid Meier's Civilization V

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Jul 2, 2012 @ 11:33am
Jul 2, 2012 @ 11:46am
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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 (2)
Jan 9 @ 5:05am
Never used a mod before
Oct 26, 2015 @ 3:18am
is PerfectWorld3 compatible with Really Advanced Settings??
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DoggieFlower[KOR][ENG]노딲! Apr 15 @ 11:27pm 
Somehow this map kinda doesn't like the RESTART option :P (Crashes, etc.) No idea why, but still definately one of the best MAP mod in CIV 5. Been sick and tired of having to play on Continents all day until I saw this, and somehow works very well with Really Advanced Setup mod!

Thank you for this amazing map!
SJW Apr 5 @ 10:21am 
Does this mod work with More Luxuries?
Ryuukuro Mar 28 @ 8:09pm 
This mod makes all of my games better. I don't know if it's placebo effect from knowing the maps have more realistic design or that I can actually see the difference, but every game I play from now on will need this mod involved.
[VS-UK]Gomer Feb 2 @ 12:07am 
You need to open the perfectworld3.lua file you put in your maps folder. find supportmultiplayer and it says false. Change this to true and it should show in mp games then. It is probably a bug since it says it supports mp in PerfectWorld3 (v 1).modinfo file.
SunnyD Jan 28 @ 2:31pm 
Hey I am trying to use this map in a muliplayer game. I moved to the MAP file folder and it still doesn't pop up when I try to host a game. Any help?
Skittles Jan 16 @ 3:07pm 
@BeingDS I believe your game crashes because you are adding different mods to the game with specific mods (I had that happen before). All I know is that if you forget your combination of mods for one game, just delete that game. It works, I swear!
malibu2571 Jan 16 @ 1:53pm 
@BeingDS Whenever I load a savegame with PerfectWorld3, everything works fine. I am pretty sure that you are one of the only people experiencing that problem.
BeingDS Jan 12 @ 9:14am 
I guess this mod only works for people who play an entire game in one sitting, since Civ5 crashes to desktop whenever you try to load a savegame made with it.

I checked everything. Local files verified, etc. Perfectworld3 is the only new mod I'm using on this playthrough, none of my other mods caused anything like this before, so the culprit is obvious.

And honestly, the map doesn't look all that different. So no big loss... except my time.
Fragproof Jan 1 @ 6:40pm 
Some of my favorite games have been on Perfectworld maps. There tends to be more rough terrain than default maps, but the rivers look so much more realistic and the terrain is always interesting. Unfortunately there is a bug where some tiles are rendered incorrectly, for example a plains looks like a mountain. It can be pretty confusing.
The Dapper Drake Dec 30, 2015 @ 2:51pm 
@mark.2.k7 read the description before asking a question..... - -' seriously, it's the first line...