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Technical FAQ

Civ:CTP Demo

Where can I get the Civ:CTP demo version?
See the Civ:CTP demo page for a list of mirrors from which to download. Check this page often if you have problems, as we're working on getting more mirrors set up.

What are the system requirements? Any different than the requirements for the commercial version?
The requirements listed for the commercial version of the game are the same as those for the demo, except that the demo requires only 200+ MB of hard disk space, as opposed to 400+ for the commercial version.

How do I install the demo? Any tricks?

  1. Pull down the civctp-demo.tar.gz archive from one of our mirrors
  2. Go to the directory in which you would like to install the demo. Make sure that you have write permissions to the directory. (ex. cd /usr/local/games)
  3. Unpack the archive (ex. if you downloaded the archive into your home directory: tar -xzvf ~/civctp-demo.tar.gz). A new 'civctp_demo' directory should have been created.
  4. To run the game, just go to the new game directory and type './civctp' (or create symbolic links, or add the civctp_demo directory to your path).

Any known problems with the demo?
We recently released a new version of the demo with some bug fixes, so if it's been awhile since you downloaded, you might want to get the new version.

The version output (civctp -version) should have a build date of October 21. If it says October 8, you have the old version. The file name for the new version is civctp-demo-10251999.tar.gz.

There is one file that was left out of the demo archive. This has caused crashes on some systems. A corrected archive will be posted soon, but if you're having problems, download this file and put it in civctp_demo/ctp_data/default/sound/.

Is the demo supported at all?
We don't offer telephone or e-mail support for the demo version, but we do want to take care of any problems/bugs that might exist, so we would be grateful if anyone experiencing problems would report those on our bug server/database. And, of course, our on-line resources (including this one) are available on our support page.

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