Obtaining or Installing Civ 3
- Installing Civ 3 CDs on Win7 (or Vista, Win8 or Win10). Note that most Civ 3 CDs have copy protection which no longer works since 2015.
- Civ 3 available on Steam
- Civ 3 available on gog.com
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.