Sid Meier's Civilization VI

Sid Meier's Civilization VI

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Environment Skin: Sid Meier's Civilization V
Type: Mod
File Size
2,409.255 MB
Apr 3, 2019 @ 11:11am
Apr 8, 2019 @ 12:04pm
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Environment Skin: Sid Meier's Civilization V

This example mod changes the visuals of the game to better match the colors and tones of it's predecessor, Civ V. Changes include multiple terrain texture modifications with more Civ V like details, a color key that puts the buildings and units into a more neutral palette, along with a number of other small changes. Compatible with every release, up to and including Gathering Storm. I was challenged by the team to create an expansive mod using Mod Buddy, and this was the end result. It's an example of how much you can change the visuals and I hope it provides inspiration to try your own modifications.


Added new screenshot to better reflect recent updates. Screenshots include a few game play shots with FOW.

New Visuals:

Colorkey added to noon lighting:
* Reduces saturation of building and units.
* Adjusted the image curves to create a bit more contrast and match the overall look of Civilization V.

Modified all terrain textures including height, base color, and gloss maps:

* Grassland
* Plains
* Tundra Light
* Tundra Heavy
* Snow
* Beach
* Ocean Floor
* Ice Caps
* Marsh

Modified Water Density, Water Scatter to match Civ V palette:
* Deep Ocean
* Shallow Ocean
* River and River Source
* Lakes
* Noise scale increases on Ocean (Deep and Shallow) as well as Lakes

Clutter and Decal Changes
* Ice Chunk texture reworks for Base Color and Normal maps
* Ocean Floor Decals have a Base Color map change to match lighter sand of Civ V
* Desert Decal Base Color map
* Marsh Decals
* Cliff Decals
* Snow Decals

* New geometry and ArtDef settings for all the forests, including lower end systems
* Deciduous trees added to regular forests with new textures and geometry
* Alpha maps added to all trees
* Snow pine texture added
* Jungles utilize new decals and textures for existing geometry
* Jungles and Forests have new scattering to appear more dense

FOW textures updated to reflect all the new terrain textures
* Grasslands
* Plains
* Desert
* Tundra Light
* Tundra Heavy
* Snow
* Ice

Grassland and Plains have a new rocky texture to help the hills stand out.

Popular Discussions View All (20)
Jun 16 @ 4:20am
How to download this for Epic Store version?
May 11 @ 11:24am
Questions about the Mod
Jun 3 @ 6:39am
How to install for EPIC?
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Ragnar 20 hours ago 
So I have a really weird problem with this mod. It works fine in singleplayer even with the gathering storm expansion but crashes the game on launch from lobby in multiplayer. anyone else have this problem?
Nigel Jun 29 @ 6:52am 
I like it!
Bleach49 Jun 29 @ 2:23am 
dude, I am rarely this impressed when it comes to mods. If you see this you did an outstanding job!
stefanogarrone Jun 26 @ 4:16pm 
FogofWar Jun 17 @ 10:59am 
How to install to my steam version of Civ6, I subscribed but nothing when I click on the image ??
Mepoe Jun 13 @ 12:05am 
is the creator here? i super like this change BUT I want to the icons of resources anyone can help me?
Sparkling Cucumber Jun 10 @ 9:55pm 
Is there any way to return the original colors?
I do not like this color, but I want to install the Vegetation Variety (for Civ V Skin) mod
The_Peoples_Vengeance Jun 6 @ 3:57pm 
is it just me or have oases lost their palm trees?
destiny1985 Jun 5 @ 3:31pm 
@alexthewormking yeah you are the wormking...........................
Jumin Han May 28 @ 4:36pm 
what a legend