Jim of Leisure: The Leisure Intensifies

Hi, I'm Jim. I'm semi-retired and currently live near Dallas, TX.

For leisure I record games on YouTube. I'm currently posting Sid Meier's Civilization III videos on Mondays, and Sid Meier's Alpha Centari videos on Thursdays.

Sid Meier's Civilization III Resources

Obtaining or Installing Civ 3

Civ 3 Manual

The original releases came with a thick paper manual, a keyboard template, and a printed tech tree. On some CDs the manual is provided as a PDF, and sometimes a PDF manual is in the application folder.

Gog.com includes the manual PDF as a downloadable item after purchasing the game. Steam has the PDF manual available online.

Note that the in-game Civilopedia help system is very thorough, and in some cases more accurate than the manual. Especially when playing custom rules, scenarios, or conquests.

Online Civ 3 Information

Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri Resources

Obtaining or Installing SMAC

The only place I know of to obtain Alpha Centari is on gog.com. The CDs use copy protection that no longer works on Windows since 2015.

SMAC Manual

The original game came with a paper manual and printed tech tree. The manual was also in PDF form on the CD.

Gog.com provides the manual as a download after purchasing the game.

Online SMAC Information