To play Civilization 4 game on Windows 8

Original Title: civ 4


I want to play Civilization 4 on my computer that is running windows 8.  How do I do this?


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Last updated February 13, 2020 Views 36,845 Applies to:

Hi Noyd,


Welcome to Microsoft Community Forums.


As per the description, you want to play Civilization 4 in Windows 8 computer. I'll surely help you.


1. Are you facing any issues installing or running the Game in the computer?

2. What is the exact error message/code?


If you are facing any issues installing or running the game, please troubleshoot the issue.I have included methods to make the game compatible in Windows 8 operating system.


Method 1:


Make older programs compatible with this version of Windows


Method 2: Install the game in Windows 7 compatibility mode:


a) Download the Game

b) Right-click on the Game and click on ‘properties’.

c) Click on the ‘compatibility’ tab and check the box ‘Run this program in compatibility mode for’ and select Windows 7 operating system from the drop down.

d) Click on ‘Apply’ and click ‘OK’ and run the file to install it.


Do let us know if you have any other queries pertaining to Windows in the future. We will be happy to help. We, at Microsoft strive towards excellence and provide our customers with the best support.

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