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Sid Meier's Colonization

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Sid Meier's Colonization
Sid Meier's Colonization cover
Developers
MicroProse
Release dates
DOS 1994
Windows 1995
Mac OS (Classic) 1995
macOS (OS X) January 24, 2013[1]
Linux July 24, 2014[2]
Sid Meier's Colonization guide at StrategyWiki
Sid Meier's Colonization at Wikipedia

Key points

Later remade as Civilization IV: Colonization.

General information

Civilization Wiki - A detailed wiki for all Civilization games and their spin offs
Colonization Fans - A fan site for the game
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
DOS
Windows
Mac OS
Publisher website
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[3]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[4]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Mac OS (Classic)
Windows <path-to-game>\MPS\COLONIZE
macOS (OS X)
Linux
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Mac OS (Classic)
Windows <path-to-game>\MPS\COLONIZE\COLONY0*.SAV
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings (GOG.com version)
Graphics settings (GOG.com version)

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
All speech is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Spanish

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 5.0 6.2
Processor (CPU) Intel 386SX Intel 386 33 MHz
System memory (RAM) 565 KB 1 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 MB
Video card (GPU) VGA-compatible
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible DirectX 9 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core Duo 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 MB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM

References