Sid Meier's Civilization V

Sid Meier's Civilization V

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Eras - Classical Age
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Jul 28, 2012 @ 8:22pm
Jul 2, 2016 @ 8:36am
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Eras - Classical Age

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Bloublou's "Eras" Collection
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This mod reshapes the game parameters to let you experience a complete game in the Classical age instead of few turns.


  • Tech tree wont progress after Classical age (so you wont reach other Eras). Also, several adjustment have been made to the tree to transfert fundamental features that would have been locked otherwise.
  • Technologies cost have been adjusted to scale properly for a full game in the Classical age.
  • Dates increment have been adjusted so that when you are near the end of Classical age, the date will increment much slower since its the final age (like modern age in normal games).
  • If 'Time' Victory has been selected, then after the 1500 turn, the date will fit perfectly with the historical end of the Classical Age (Around 500 AD).
  • AI Civilizations choices have been restricted to civilization that have their unique unit in Classical Age or fit in historically, allowing much more diversity for Warfare with unique units fighting each other. So when an AI is set on random, or when you dont go through advanced setup, Ai will always pick a civ that fit this era. No civ restriction is applied to the player, but i strongly recommend you picking a civilization that fit in this era
  • All of the diplomacy options that were after classical age age have been regrouped into a Tech Called 'Diplomacy' that was incorporated into the Classical age tech tree, so you can do research agreement, Defense Pact and Open borders.
  • Cities can convert their production to gold and science right from the start with 'Agriculture' to prevent a city to be forced to produce millitary units when you dont want to.
  • Accessibility to 'Patronage' and 'Commerce' policies in the classical age
  • Adds the ability to build trading post in the classical age after researching 'Currency'.
  • 'Sea' tech tree has been altered with Embarkation available a earlier and Harbors transfered to the end of Classical age tree to allow Sea trade route and naval warfare.
  • Also, an additional Sea tech have been added at the start of the Tree: Fishing, to balance the Harbor and Embark changes.
  • the Technology 'Sailing' Now allow 2 Ship type (melee/ranged) to be built instead of just Trireme. (see below)
  • A custom unit has been added to Classical Age Naval: The Battle Galley (Naval Melee). Trireme have returned to Naval Ranged, making Naval Melee and Ranged possible at Classical age. (The custom Icons of diferent Size are made by JBAR81 and used with his permission. The same apply for the 'Fishing' Technology.)
  • All Naval and embarqued unit are allowed to cross ocean with the 'Optic' tech (classical age) instead of Astronomy, so you can still play islands map.
  • Espionage is available at classical age and you get 2 spies.
  • 'Barracks' and 'Walls' now also act as a counter-espionage building by reducing enemy spy stealing rate by 33%. (Also affect all unique Barracks and Walls like Krepost, Ikanda or Wall of Babylon)
  • Building 'flavor' have been adjusted for 'Barracks' and 'Walls' to add espionage flavor, so the AI will also use them as counter-espionage buildings. (Also affect all unique Barracks and Walls like Krepost, Ikanda or Wall of Babylon)
  • The Future Tech concept has been renamed to 'Enlightenment' and transfered to Classical age. A repeating technology that will increase your score and give +1 Culture and +1 Gold in your Capital each time it is researched.
  • 2 additional trade routes have been added to this era, One after researching 'Mathematics' and one after researching 'Diplomacy'. Also, 'Optics' now extend the range of sea trades routes instead of 'Compass'. (Brave New World Users)
  • Maya's 'Long Count' Trait have been adjusted to be enabled by 'Calendar' instead of 'Theology' to prevent the era blocking to block this effect.
  • Since no non-unique building of this era could host Great Artist Works, the 'Garden' was moved to Classical Era and a Great work of Art/Artifact Slot was added as well as removing the river or lake requirement. Included all unique Gardens. (Brave New World Users).
  • Added the 'Artists Guild' to Classical era to allow you to fill the slot in your 'Palace' and 'Garden' and also all the slots provided by the 'Cathedral' faith building if you chose this belief. (Brave New World Users)
  • 'National College' Science Yield have been reduced but now provides Great Writer points. (Brave New World Users)
  • The 'Grand Temple' is now available upon researching 'Philosophy'.
  • Since you cant build a spaceship, scientific victory isn't an option, but having a high science can make you win Timed game from score and progressivly increase your Gold and Culture output when researching the Future Tech.

  • Enable only one Era mod at a time, depending on what era you want to play
  • Civilopedia is fully fonctional with custom units and tech.

  • Requires God and Kings Expansion
  • Compatible with Brave New World Expansion
  • You have to play with one Eras mod enabled at a time

Other Mods from the same author:
  • You can find all my 'Era' mods here, along with other collections:
    If you want to rate the mod at the top of the page, it's always appreciated =)

  • Here are the basics if you are a beginner with civ 5 Mods: Mod Install Tutorial []
  • If you have a problem with a mod, the first step is always to test the mod alone before reporting any bugs.
  • All mods from all my collections are compatible together.
  • If you have troubles downloading the mod in game, it's a common cache issue, follow these steps to fix it:
    1) Unsubscribe The mod, exit steam and civ 5 completly
    2) empty your mod folder : C:\Documents and Settings\[YOUR USERNAME]\My documents\My Games\Sid Meier's Civilization 5\MODS
    3) Delete the 'Civ5ModsDatabase.db' file located at: C:\Documents and Settings\[YOUR USERNAME]\My documents\My Games\Sid Meier's Civilization 5\cache
    4) Restart steam, subscribe, restart civ 5.
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BloodRaven Feb 24 @ 6:56am 
plz make these mods for CIV 6. plzplzplzplzplzplz
Vollmilsch Feb 13 @ 2:43am 
Hey there, I ran into the same problem as Montoya testing Civ V on SteamOS. Now I just wanted to know if you're working on it. :) And I really like your eras collection.
Montoya Jan 16 @ 6:44am 
Sorry, I can't help much with MAC. I just know that all UNIX-based systems are case sensitive, so I am assuming they ran into the same problem (maybe I am wrong!)

I use Linux, so all I can help is with beta-testing for Linux. So far that is the only mod from yours for Civ V I had problems with, any other mod seems to work perfect.
BlouBlou  [author] Jan 15 @ 8:16pm 

I thanks vou for reporting this problem for MAC users, could you be able to post a list of mods affected by this? it would be helpful.

I could change one mods as you say and test if it still work on windows users on my side, and you can test the MAC side. If both works i could do the same for others mods.

i would have to reinstallSDK the Game though as i have formatted.

Keep me posted!
Montoya Jan 15 @ 7:12pm 
To summarize:

If you create the folder "Data", and you declare it on the script file as "data", windows will consider it the samewhile any other OS on existence except Ms-DOS won't find it because it'll consider "Data" and" data" as different names, so you are forced to modify either the script or the folder name so they match (same with any file).

As I said, this is your ONLY mod that won't work on non-Windows computers. and the fact that it worked only after I renamed all the archives to lowercase makes me think that's the problem (this is a quite common problem, so I didn't look at the contents of your mod, just tried to lowercase all its file and then it worked for me, so I didn't investigate further)
Montoya Jan 15 @ 7:06pm 
Hello, BlouBlou.

Yes. I remember you sent me a zipped file with the mod after I tould you it just won't appear under the downloaded mods from the Workshop (all your other mods work fine), even if I am suscribed to it.

Linux is case sensitive while Windows isn't. That means that even if a game works both in Linux, Mac and Windows, the declaration "Folder" or "folder" will be the same in Windows, while under Linux, BSD or other UNIX would be totally diiferent (lowercase and upper case are totally different characters).

I remember I swapped all your folders and directories to lowercase and your mod worked after that, but since then I changed my main computer so I have lost my "lowercase'd files" from your mod, and I was unable to play it again. I could try to recover the email you sent me (difficult as I don't remember when was it, but plausible) But I'll like you to consent me to resend you the modified file so it is usuable in non-windows computers.
BlouBlou  [author] Jan 15 @ 4:32pm 

Hi montoya,

could you elaborate on the "case sensitive thing" your talking about? a problem with the mod?
Montoya Jan 15 @ 3:52pm 
BlouBlou, mate. Really, could you please fix the case sensitive thing? I hate to insist, but I spent hours to get a similar result as your mod on FreeCIv, and is not even half as good as playing your mod... Playing locked on ancient times is my thing for Civilization!
Radish Jan 11 @ 11:12pm 
Doesn't work for me, because I don't have the expansion :o
EST 19XX Dec 23, 2016 @ 1:54am 
@BlouBlou yup, just what i expected :( thanks anyways