Children of the Nile

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Children of the Nile
Children of the Nile cover
Developers
Tilted Mill Entertainment
Publishers
Myelin Media
Sega
Engines
Titan 2.0
Release dates
Windows November 8, 2004
Children of the Nile at Wikipedia
City Building Series
Caesar 1992
Caesar II 1995
Caesar III 1998
Pharaoh 1999
Zeus: Master of Olympus 2000
Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom 2002
Children of the Nile 2004
Caesar IV 2006

Key points

Also titled Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile
Vastly improved by the free Enhanced Edition patch
Main menu restricted to 800x600, though the game itself will run at any supported resolution

General information

Official website
Official forum
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM V4 DRM on Standard Edition, SecuROM V7 DRM on Enhanced Edition.
Windows
Amazon.com
DRM details are not known
Enhanced Edition
Windows
GamersGate
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Enhanced Edition
Windows
GamersGate
DRM-free after installation (requires an internet connection during installation)
Alexandria
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Enhanced Edition + Alexandria
Windows
Steam
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Enhanced Edition
Windows

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Alexandria
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Enhanced Edition Patch (v1.3)[edit]

This patch has already been applied to all digital releases of the game

A massive overhaul to the game, it adds modern Windows support, new buildings, and a variety of gameplay tweaks and bug fixes.

It can be download from the official website.

Modifications[edit]

Wolfie's Transparent HUD
Texture Overhaul Project
More mods are available at Children of the Nile Heaven

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Tilted Mill\Children of the Nile\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/17100/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Tilted Mill\Children of the Nile\Saved Games\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/17100/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Main menu restricted to 800x600; see the WSGF topic.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
See the WSGF topic.
4K Ultra HD
See the WSGF topic.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use borderless gaming. Main menu will be stuck to the upper left corner however the rest of the game works and covers the full screen fine.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Color blind mode

Windowed[edit]

Editing CotN.ini[citation needed]
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Tilted Mill\Children of the Nile.
  2. Open CotN.ini.
  3. Change Full Screen Mode from 1 to 0.
  4. Save changes.

Input settings[edit]

In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Can be toggled on/off
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, sound and speech
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish

Issues fixed[edit]

Main menu restricted to 800x600[edit]

Due to the menu being locked at 800x600, this may result in the incorrect frequency being chosen by some displays (mainly TVs).
Fix menu resolution[citation needed]
  1. Download the custom CotN.exe file from wsgf.org.
  2. Extract the desired CotN.exe to <path-to-game> and overwrite the original CotN.exe.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98 2000, ME, XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 800 MHz
AMD Athlon 800 MHz
Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 3200+
System memory (RAM) 256 MB 512 MB (XP)
1 GB (Vista)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.1 GB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0b compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/17100/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (17100) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References