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Nov 16, 2017
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“…for those interested in playing as Muslim nations, Cradle of Civilization has plenty of new mechanics, features and events to make it worth your time and money.”
8/10 – Game Watcher

About This Content

The fertile valleys and trade routes of the Middle East have attracted ambitious conquerors since the beginning of recorded history. Now, Europa Universalis IV adds greater depth and more varied possibilities to this crossroads of empires in the new expansion Cradle of Civilization. With new decisions and opportunities tied to the historical development of the region in the early modern era, Cradle of Civilization further enhances the award-winning grand strategy of Europa Universalis IV.

New Governments:

Powerful decisions related to each of the special government types of the Middle East, including unique mechanics for the Egyptian Mamluks, Persia, and the heirs to Timur.

Trade Policies:

Activate your merchants in trade nodes for special missions beyond the collection of money – prepare the ground for a future military action or spread Islam to an eager audience.

Islamic Schools:

Study the doctrines and understandings of the one true faith for special bonuses and diplomatic advantage in a new adjustment to the last of the great Abrahamic religions.

Army Professionalism:

Drill and discipline your armies as you move from the age of mercenary captains to the mass levies of standing armies.

Exploit Development:

Reduce the strength of your provinces for a quick influx of cash or manpower, stripping your nation's future for immediate gain.

And more:

Changes to national ideas, missionary actions, Turkish Janissaries and many other game mechanics.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows 7/Windows 8
    • Processor:Intel® Pentium® IV 2.4 GHz eller AMD 3500+
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA® GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon® X1900, 512mb video memory required
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
    • Sound:Direct X- compatible soundcard
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7/Windows 8
    • Processor:Intel® Pentium® IV 2.4 GHz or AMD 3500+
    • Memory:8 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA® GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon® X1900, 1024mb video memory recommended
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
    • Sound:Direct X-compatible soundcard
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer
    Minimum:
    • OS:Mac OS X 10.6.8 or better
    • Processor:Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:ATI Radeon HD 6750 / NVIDIA GeForce 320 / NVIDIA GeForce 9600 or higher, 1024MB graphics memory required
    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:GLSL 1.3, OpenGL 2.1. Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer
    Recommended:
    • OS:Mac OS X 10.6.8 or better
    • Processor:Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
    • Memory:8 GB RAM
    • Graphics:ATI Radeon HD 6750 / NVIDIA GeForce 320 / NVIDIA GeForce 9600 or higher, 1024MB graphics memory required
    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:GLSL 1.3, OpenGL 2.1. Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer
    Minimum:
    • OS:Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    • Processor:Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:ATI Radeon HD 6750 / NVIDIA GeForce 320 / NVIDIA GeForce 9600 or higher, 1024MB graphics memory required
    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:GLSL 1.3, OpenGL 2.1. Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer
    Recommended:
    • OS:Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    • Processor:Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
    • Memory:8 GB RAM
    • Graphics:ATI Radeon HD 6750 / NVIDIA GeForce 320 / NVIDIA GeForce 9600 or higher, 1024MB graphics memory required
    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:GLSL 1.3, OpenGL 2.1. Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer

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