[Steam] Sid Meier's Civilization III: Complete Edition Free @ Humble Store
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[Steam] Sid Meier's Civilization III: Complete Edition Free @ Humble Store

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Edited by:"F.D"Found 19th Oct
Sid Meier's Civilization III: Complete, the latest offering in the Sid Meier's Civilization III franchise, provides gaming fans with Sid Meier's Civilization III, the highly-addictive journey of discovery, combined with the updated and enhanced multiplayer expansion pack Sid Meier's Civilization III: Play the World*, as well as all of the great new civilizations, scenarios, and features from Sid Meier's Civilization III: Conquests! Sid Meier's Civilization III: Complete provides more ways to explore, more strategies to employ, more modes of play, and more ways to win, all in one box!

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McTabish1 m ago

Which isn't a chore at all. It keeps your games patched and updated and …Which isn't a chore at all. It keeps your games patched and updated and all in one place. Plus it's free, as is the game, so not like it's a bad thing.



I may be the odd one out here but I prefer to get games through steam for that reason.

EndlessWaves7 m ago

It does, but it means you'll have to sign up to the third party steam …It does, but it means you'll have to sign up to the third party steam service and launch it through there rather than just downloading and running it like a normal program.


Which isn't a chore at all. It keeps your games patched and updated and all in one place. Plus it's free, as is the game, so not like it's a bad thing.

I used to use steam, but then my fingers fell off and finally, I died. Be warned. I read somewhere that 100% of people who use Steam ebd up dead.
Edited by: "Scottc123" 19th Oct
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Looks like only a steam key unfortunately, not a DRM free download.

Noice

EndlessWaves20 m ago

Looks like only a steam key unfortunately, not a DRM free download.



What does that mean? Can I play the game for free or not?

Awesome thanks

666FU9 m ago

What does that mean? Can I play the game for free or not?


It does, but it means you'll have to sign up to the third party steam service and launch it through there rather than just downloading and running it like a normal program.

EndlessWaves7 m ago

It does, but it means you'll have to sign up to the third party steam …It does, but it means you'll have to sign up to the third party steam service and launch it through there rather than just downloading and running it like a normal program.


Which isn't a chore at all. It keeps your games patched and updated and all in one place. Plus it's free, as is the game, so not like it's a bad thing.

McTabish1 m ago

Which isn't a chore at all. It keeps your games patched and updated and …Which isn't a chore at all. It keeps your games patched and updated and all in one place. Plus it's free, as is the game, so not like it's a bad thing.



I may be the odd one out here but I prefer to get games through steam for that reason.

EndlessWaves9 m ago

It does, but it means you'll have to sign up to the third party steam …It does, but it means you'll have to sign up to the third party steam service and launch it through there rather than just downloading and running it like a normal program.



I have steam, its free by the way in case you did not know. Also rest assured I have been using it for a number of years and nothing untoward has happened to my computer or myself.

EndlessWaves24 m ago

It does, but it means you'll have to sign up to the third party steam …It does, but it means you'll have to sign up to the third party steam service and launch it through there rather than just downloading and running it like a normal program.


I use Steam and it's generally fine but ideally I prefer to download a game without going through a third party too.

Saying that, will still definitely download this.
Edited by: "xenophon" 19th Oct

I used to use steam, but then my fingers fell off and finally, I died. Be warned. I read somewhere that 100% of people who use Steam ebd up dead.
Edited by: "Scottc123" 19th Oct

McTabish21 m ago

Which isn't a chore at all. It keeps your games patched and updated and …Which isn't a chore at all. It keeps your games patched and updated and all in one place. Plus it's free, as is the game, so not like it's a bad thing.


I always found it far too aggressive, although admittedly I haven't used it for a few years.

Most third party add-ons chosen by the developers are very well behaved. You never hear a peep from Fmod, Havoc, PhysX, Bink or anything else.

Yet steam was constantly popping up trading cards that can you trade through their store, invitiations to use their social networking platform, even a few direct banner ads on updates.

Now much as I'd prefer my private computer to be, well, private I can live with advertising from the companies I've had commercial interactions with. If I buy a Civilization game from Humble store then Firaxis and Humble Inc. would be within their rights to display a couple of adverts to me.

But a third party company with no connection to me?

Obviously in this particular case standards are going to be different from a freebie, I've just found them so poorly behaved for previous purchases that I prefer to avoid them entirely.

Nice find OP, thanks.

looks like i already own it lol

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Really appreciate this post!!!

Cheers, another game I won't play. Still ploughing hours into Civ V (my first Civ game) - will get VI once it isn't broken and is complete.

Thanks, great find. Been using Steam for years and never had a problem.

WARNING this game is 17 years old - it was released in 2001.

It may not even run on moderm computers as it was probably originally designed for either Windows 2000 or XP.

Secondly, it is not a normal strategy game but TURN BASED so it will be very artifical.

Coolcatcarter8842 m ago

Cheers, another game I won't play. Still ploughing hours into Civ V (my …Cheers, another game I won't play. Still ploughing hours into Civ V (my first Civ game) - will get VI once it isn't broken and is complete.

6 is already a good game.

I would suggest everyone downloads this game. It's free so no reason not to do so.

mergleb56 m ago

WARNING this game is 17 years old - it was released in 2001.It may not …WARNING this game is 17 years old - it was released in 2001.It may not even run on moderm computers as it was probably originally designed for either Windows 2000 or XP.Secondly, it is not a normal strategy game but TURN BASED so it will be very artifical.





Thanks OP

Had to add heat as it was at 666

And that's not good for anyone

Although the graphics are dated at this point, it's still my favourite of the franchise, and I still play it even though I own 4 and 5. I would love for civ to drop the 3d and go back to the tile based system with improved graphics. In my opinion 4 was a mess with the introduction of 3d, and even the designer of 5 has admitted he had no fucking clue what he was on about. 3 was the pinnacle. *have not played 6.

I brought it awhile back on sale so this code is first come, first serve so be fast
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Free key 934EN-VY74T-I8C62

EndlessWaves8 h, 14 m ago

I always found it far too aggressive, although admittedly I haven't used …I always found it far too aggressive, although admittedly I haven't used it for a few years.Most third party add-ons chosen by the developers are very well behaved. You never hear a peep from Fmod, Havoc, PhysX, Bink or anything else.Yet steam was constantly popping up trading cards that can you trade through their store, invitiations to use their social networking platform, even a few direct banner ads on updates. Now much as I'd prefer my private computer to be, well, private I can live with advertising from the companies I've had commercial interactions with. If I buy a Civilization game from Humble store then Firaxis and Humble Inc. would be within their rights to display a couple of adverts to me. But a third party company with no connection to me?Obviously in this particular case standards are going to be different from a freebie, I've just found them so poorly behaved for previous purchases that I prefer to avoid them entirely.


I put off using Steam for years for all the usual reasons - didn't like having to use a third party program to launch a game, etc. - but there came a time where you couldn't really avoid it if you were gaming on a PC, but in the 4-5 years I've been using it I really haven't seen any behaviour that I would call aggressive.
The client itself is a really convenient way of managing your games - especially when your library grows beyond a certain size (which it will if you're using Humble Bundle!) - with installs only being a couple of clicks and being able to easily see a simple list of games you've got installed, and Big Picture mode giving you a console-like experience if you want to sit back with a controller.
I'm not sure what this social network platform of which you speak is - there's a friends list, which is self-explanatory, groups for various interests that you can join and a discussion forum ('community hub') for each game where you can get tech support, walkthroughs etc. - but none of this is compulsory to use and notifications for them can easily be turned off - not that you would get any in the first place if you haven't joined any groups or added any friends, etc. I think trading cards is the only thing you can't turn off notifications for, but considering you only get 3-4 for most games you're not going to see them that often - and considering they're worth actual money that you can put towards your next purchase they're really the opposite of annoying. I've got some friends who have used Steam for years without even realising there was a friends list, so they can't be pushing the social side of things that hard, but if you're going to be playing games with friends it's a really useful feature. Personally I really grew to like the community aspects of Steam - using it to store screenshots and videos, writing reviews
Finally, I'm really baffled that you would say you could live with advertising from Firaxis if you bought one of their games from Humble Bundle but not from a third party with no connection to you. Firstly, if you bought a game from Humble Bundle, Firaxis would be a third party in that situation because you haven't dealt with them directly - Humble Bundle would have no right to pass on your contact details to them. That's something I wouldn't stand for. But Steam is also a marketplace and, if you're gaming on a PC, chances are you're going to buy something directly from the Steam store at some point, which means you'll have had a commercial interaction with them, and if they're then going to advertise at you it would be less aggressive than the example you said you could live with.
But that said I'm not really sure what advertising you're talking about. I can only think of two things - the 'Update news' popup that appears when you first login to Steam, and email notifications when something on your wishlist is on sale. Again, these are both things you can turn off in settings.



mergleb6 h, 3 m ago

WARNING this game is 17 years old - it was released in 2001.It may not …WARNING this game is 17 years old - it was released in 2001.It may not even run on moderm computers as it was probably originally designed for either Windows 2000 or XP.Secondly, it is not a normal strategy game but TURN BASED so it will be very artifical.


1) I know maths is hard, but 2017-2001 is 16, not 17. In fact Civ III will be celebrating its 16th birthday at the end of the month.
2) It was designed for Windows '98, ME, 2000 and XP (XP was released in August 2001). But it's such a popular game that it's had ongoing support over the years and last received major updates in 2015 to switch the multiplayer servers over to Steam (because they used to use Gamespy, which shut down). That was just before Windows 10 came out, so they may have tested it with that as previews were available at the time, otherwise it was tested on Windows 8 but little changed, compatibility-wise, between 8 and 10. Either way, it works just fine for most people on modern computers without having to do anything. There are some common issues but most of them have easy fixes and you'll find help in the Steam discussion group.
3) Artificial? As opposed to a real video game? Or are you calling turn based strategy 'artificial time strategy', as opposed to real time strategy?

reddragon10529 m ago

I put off using Steam for years for all the usual reasons - didn't like …I put off using Steam for years for all the usual reasons - didn't like having to use a third party program to launch a game, etc. - but there came a time where you couldn't really avoid it if you were gaming on a PC, but in the 4-5 years I've been using it I really haven't seen any behaviour that I would call aggressive.The client itself is a really convenient way of managing your games - especially when your library grows beyond a certain size (which it will if you're using Humble Bundle!) - with installs only being a couple of clicks and being able to easily see a simple list of games you've got installed, and Big Picture mode giving you a console-like experience if you want to sit back with a controller.I'm not sure what this social network platform of which you speak is - there's a friends list, which is self-explanatory, groups for various interests that you can join and a discussion forum ('community hub') for each game where you can get tech support, walkthroughs etc. - but none of this is compulsory to use and notifications for them can easily be turned off - not that you would get any in the first place if you haven't joined any groups or added any friends, etc. I think trading cards is the only thing you can't turn off notifications for, but considering you only get 3-4 for most games you're not going to see them that often - and considering they're worth actual money that you can put towards your next purchase they're really the opposite of annoying. I've got some friends who have used Steam for years without even realising there was a friends list, so they can't be pushing the social side of things that hard, but if you're going to be playing games with friends it's a really useful feature. Personally I really grew to like the community aspects of Steam - using it to store screenshots and videos, writing reviewsFinally, I'm really baffled that you would say you could live with advertising from Firaxis if you bought one of their games from Humble Bundle but not from a third party with no connection to you. Firstly, if you bought a game from Humble Bundle, Firaxis would be a third party in that situation because you haven't dealt with them directly - Humble Bundle would have no right to pass on your contact details to them. That's something I wouldn't stand for. But Steam is also a marketplace and, if you're gaming on a PC, chances are you're going to buy something directly from the Steam store at some point, which means you'll have had a commercial interaction with them, and if they're then going to advertise at you it would be less aggressive than the example you said you could live with.But that said I'm not really sure what advertising you're talking about. I can only think of two things - the 'Update news' popup that appears when you first login to Steam, and email notifications when something on your wishlist is on sale. Again, these are both things you can turn off in settings.1) I know maths is hard, but 2017-2001 is 16, not 17. In fact Civ III will be celebrating its 16th birthday at the end of the month.2) It was designed for Windows '98, ME, 2000 and XP (XP was released in August 2001). But it's such a popular game that it's had ongoing support over the years and last received major updates in 2015 to switch the multiplayer servers over to Steam (because they used to use Gamespy, which shut down). That was just before Windows 10 came out, so they may have tested it with that as previews were available at the time, otherwise it was tested on Windows 8 but little changed, compatibility-wise, between 8 and 10. Either way, it works just fine for most people on modern computers without having to do anything. There are some common issues but most of them have easy fixes and you'll find help in the Steam discussion group.3) Artificial? As opposed to a real video game? Or are you calling turn based strategy 'artificial time strategy', as opposed to real time strategy?


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EndlessWaves12 h, 51 m ago

I always found it far too aggressive, although admittedly I haven't used …I always found it far too aggressive, although admittedly I haven't used it for a few years.Most third party add-ons chosen by the developers are very well behaved. You never hear a peep from Fmod, Havoc, PhysX, Bink or anything else.Yet steam was constantly popping up trading cards that can you trade through their store, invitiations to use their social networking platform, even a few direct banner ads on updates. Now much as I'd prefer my private computer to be, well, private I can live with advertising from the companies I've had commercial interactions with. If I buy a Civilization game from Humble store then Firaxis and Humble Inc. would be within their rights to display a couple of adverts to me. But a third party company with no connection to me?Obviously in this particular case standards are going to be different from a freebie, I've just found them so poorly behaved for previous purchases that I prefer to avoid them entirely.


Havoc, PhysX and Bink are game engine add ons for video encoding and physics processing. They are part of the game engine.

Just disable any pop ups from Steam and you'll be fine. Trust me that these days steam is near essential for any gamer, so don't worry.

Heat from me- and i can can confirm it works fine with windows 7 and windows 10 on a laptop and desktop running through steam.
Only limiting factor is the video resolution is max 1024x800 but still enjoyable (tip only play on the easiest 2 settings or you will get frustrated)

I've never had advertising from Steam, unless I'm logged in ("sunchandsuch is online", or "you have trading cards"). The only stuff I get through email is where I purposely selected to be advised if a game in my wishlist is on sale.

It's really not an issue...

I hadn't realised I already had this from a previous bundle, so if anyone doesn't want to sign up to Humble Bundle (equally not an issue), then feel free to take the code below:


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And I was just debating whether to buy 5 from CDKeys... This will satisfy my craving. thanks @F.D

McTabish2 h, 59 m ago

Havoc, PhysX and Bink are game engine add ons for video encoding and …Havoc, PhysX and Bink are game engine add ons for video encoding and physics processing. They are part of the game engine.


And DRM/multiplayer matchingmaking isn't? Previous solutions like SecureROM, Gamespy and so on never made a peep outside the game.
Barst58 m ago

I've never had advertising from Steam, unless I'm logged in


Last time I used it logging in was mandatory to play any game. If they've changed that then I might give it another go.

McTabish2 h, 59 m ago

Just disable any pop ups from Steam and you'll be fine. Trust me that …Just disable any pop ups from Steam and you'll be fine. Trust me that these days steam is near essential for any gamer, so don't worry.


Heh, I'm not a luddite. I'm an early adopter. I bought games directly from developers in the days when they sent them to you by post and I was in at the start of digital distribution. I had games from Direct2Drive, from Stardock's store before it became Impulse.

I was part of the Steam beta back when it was just a common platform for Valve's games and you could play Half Life and Team Fortress Classic for free, when there was no commercial aspect at all. I bought a dozen or so games in the early days until I got fed up.

I suppose I early on decided I preferred other platforms, back when there was some real choice, so the way steam got pushed on me through games despite having rejected it in favour of other alternatives probably didn't do anything to endear me to it.

Christ. How can you debate whether or not to sign up to Steam? You have to have Steam, it was the only way to download and play Half Life 2 when it launched. There's no debate.

Oh dear god.....
How old am I?
HOW OLD???

So when’s the next console Humble bundle deal

nunberry47 m ago

Christ. How can you debate whether or not to sign up to Steam? You have to …Christ. How can you debate whether or not to sign up to Steam? You have to have Steam, it was the only way to download and play Half Life 2 when it launched. There's no debate. Oh dear god.....How old am I?HOW OLD???




Indeed... we're talking about a fully-free game with no additional cost or DLC required and all people can do is complain about the downsides of Steam.

If you have any bank account, Facebook or have ever bought anything from Amazon or eBay, you should be more worried about the data they have on you (and how they use it).

Have my key - 6M54I-P47EX-F4VEL

Thanks oleglego!

EndlessWaves4 h, 4 m ago

And DRM/multiplayer matchingmaking isn't? Previous solutions like …And DRM/multiplayer matchingmaking isn't? Previous solutions like SecureROM, Gamespy and so on never made a peep outside the game.Last time I used it logging in was mandatory to play any game. If they've changed that then I might give it another go.Heh, I'm not a luddite. I'm an early adopter. I bought games directly from developers in the days when they sent them to you by post and I was in at the start of digital distribution. I had games from Direct2Drive, from Stardock's store before it became Impulse.I was part of the Steam beta back when it was just a common platform for Valve's games and you could play Half Life and Team Fortress Classic for free, when there was no commercial aspect at all. I bought a dozen or so games in the early days until I got fed up.I suppose I early on decided I preferred other platforms, back when there was some real choice, so the way steam got pushed on me through games despite having rejected it in favour of other alternatives probably didn't do anything to endear me to it.

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.....

Anyone else get exited by these free games and jump through all the hoops... only to discover it's already in your library

Thank you heat added

Civ 3 is One of the best Civ versions available.its all downhill after 3. So probably worth the hassle of Steam, if you have a pc and windows then you are used to hassle anyway.
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