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Civilization IV was a highly moddable game, and many great mods/games were built off it (Fall From Heaven 2 being my personal favorite).

Does Civilization V have the same opportunities for modding that Civilization IV offered?

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@jpbochi According to your meta it belongs here. Questions about how to play a mod go on Gaming. – C. Ross Sep 28 '10 at 18:44
Actually creating mods is more related to game developement than to gaming in general. – o0'. Sep 28 '10 at 21:27
@dash I'll tell you right now this question will get closed to gaming. It specifically prohibits discussion on the creation of mods. For reference on what is allowed on gaming – tzenes Sep 28 '10 at 23:05
@dash the question could be asked in a manner that's on-topic for either community TBQH. "What tools are available to mod Civilization V" would make more sense here. "Are there any/will there be any mods for Civilization V" would fit in more at Gaming.SE. While this question as phrased is admittedly, slightly ambiguous between those two. – LessPop_MoreFizz Sep 28 '10 at 23:51
@dash-tom-bang, I think it's kind of unimportant what perspective the question was written from, while more important what the question actually asks. As a game developer I want to know the answer to this question, and so I think it's perfectly suited for right here. – ZorbaTHut Sep 29 '10 at 12:01

As I recall, Firaxis has discussed plans to release an SDK for Civ V (as they did with Civ IV), but I do not believe they have released one yet. If and when the SDK is released, you will be able to mod Civ V like there's no tomorrow.

You can be reasonably sure this will happen--mods are a big deal in Civ V, and the game even has a built-in mod browser.

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The SDK is released, and is available through Steam. – bwarner Nov 1 '10 at 21:07
Good to know. Thanks for the update! – Mike Strobel Nov 2 '10 at 16:28

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