The History Game Canada FAQ

1. WHAT IS HISTORICANADA?

The History Game Canada is a mod pack for Civ3 Conquest v1.22 and Civ3 Complete that is based on the History of Canada. It is intended as a playable fun addition to the Civilization game with a wealth of custom Canadian content. It’s very much a game of ‘What if …?”; where players can toy with outcomes, now etched in history, but once hanging in the balance. It explores the parameters of history rather than the events, and allows players to live questions like … ”What if the Huron had displaced the 5 Nations Confederacy rather than the other way around?”; or “What if the French had retained Canada, and the English colonies to the East and South had failed to prosper?”

2. WHO IS THE HISTORY GAME CANADA FOR?

History teachers and high-school students are our primary audience, but we think we’ve designed a game that will appeal to all ages, all Civilization players, and anyone with a passing interest in the history of North America and particularly Canada.

3. WHAT DO I NEED TO PLAY?

You’ll need a copy of Civilzation III Conquests (patched to version 1.22) or a copy of Civilization III Complete. Then you just have to download and install the game pack, check out the videos and resources on the website, and get started. Check back often for updates to our reference materials, movies, strategy guides, galleries and our Community Forums.

4. WHAT’S ON THE WEBSITE?

If The History Game Canada is the “What if …?” of Canada, then this website is intended to be the “What was …?”. Please take the time to digest our original articles and essays by our history advisors, and spend some time in the Community Forum. Discuss the game, it’s strong points and shortcomings; your experiences playing the game; and your personal view of history.

We look forward to a lively and informative debate and our expert advisors will be weighing in from time to time on topics of interest.