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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    \$\begingroup\$ @jpbochi According to your meta it belongs here. Questions about how to play a mod go on Gaming. \$\endgroup\$
    – C. Ross
    Sep 28, 2010 at 18:44
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    \$\begingroup\$ Actually creating mods is more related to game developement than to gaming in general. \$\endgroup\$
    – o0'.
    Sep 28, 2010 at 21:27
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    \$\begingroup\$ @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 \$\endgroup\$
    – tzenes
    Sep 28, 2010 at 23:05
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    \$\begingroup\$ @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. \$\endgroup\$ Sep 28, 2010 at 23:51
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    \$\begingroup\$ @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. \$\endgroup\$
    – ZorbaTHut
    Sep 29, 2010 at 12:01

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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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    \$\begingroup\$ The SDK is released, and is available through Steam. \$\endgroup\$
    – bwarner
    Nov 1, 2010 at 21:07

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