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Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization

What is Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization?  (from Firaxis Games)

Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization is the third offering in the Civilization IV series. A re-imagining of the classic Colonization strategy game Sid Meier created in 1994, Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization is a total conversion of the Civilization IV engine into a game experience in which players will le...  Read more


Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization is a program developed by Firaxis Games. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is Colonization.exe. The software installer includes 54 files and is usually about 30.35 MB (31,826,665 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 65% of users of Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.2kgames.com/civ4/colonization
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\civilization iv colonization
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/16810
Estimated size: 30.35 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization

Program executable:Colonization.exe
Name:Sid Meier's Colonization
Path:C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\civilization iv colonization\Colonization.exe
Additional files:
  • Colonization.exe - Sid Meier's Colonization
  • Colonization_PitBoss.exe
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • boost_python-vc71-mt-1_32.dll
  • boost_python-vc71-mt-gd-1_32.dll
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll (by Microsoft)
  • d3dx9_26.dll
  • d3dx9_31.dll
  • d3dx9_32.dll
  • d3dx9_33.dll
  • dbghelp.dll - Windows Image Helper
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • hapdbg.dll
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • libswscale-2.dll
  • Mss32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Miles Sound System
  • msvcp71.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcr71.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • msxml3.dll - Microsoft(R) MSXML 3.0 SP 5 (MSXML 3.0 SP 5)
  • PSAPI.DLL - Process Status Helper
  • python24.dll (by Python Software Foundation) - Python (Python Core)
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • video.dll
  • vort_dls.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper
  • wxmsw253h_ogl_vc.dll
  • wxmsw26h_animate_vc.dll (by wxWidgets development team) - wxWidgets (wxWidgets for MSW)
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0A7CD642-755B-4352-BD9E-064734827C0D}' (runs on registration).
  • GameOverlayUI.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{98D22EE8-FBCE-4B0A-A638-4A27C81582F5}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0FA4F2B3-5879-4EB7-87D7-15A36952D352}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\steam\steam.exe.
  • SteamTmp.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe" -silent.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Steam' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe" -silent.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • Colonization.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Civilization IV Colonization\Colonization.exe'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
Network connections
  • Steam.exe connects to a96-7-41-160.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • Steam.exe connects to (port 27018).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to cdn-178-79-196-253.pmo.llnw.net ( port 80).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to (port 27017).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to cm-04.lux.valve.net ( port 27018).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to (port 27030).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to VALVE-CORPO.car2.Philadelphia1.Level3.net ( port 27031).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:21.35 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004747990%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00032078%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00015402%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:16,959,400
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:35.45 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:3.3 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:151.98 MB
Total CPU:0.0003899617%
Kernel CPU:0.00015490%
User CPU:0.00023506%
CPU cycles/sec:41,366,072
I/O reads/min:3.07 MB
I/O writes/min:1.78 MB
Memory:230.39 MB
Total CPU:0.0025027453%
Kernel CPU:0.00142709%
User CPU:0.00107566%
CPU cycles/sec:28,069,388
I/O reads/min:1.77 MB
I/O writes/min:2.18 MB

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  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
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  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization.

Win 7 (SP1) 80%
Win XP 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 83.50%
Windows 8 9.00%
Windows Vista 6.00%
Windows XP 1.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 61.31%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.06%
Windows 7 Professional 8.04%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.53%
Windows 8 2.01%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 1.51%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.71%
  United Kingdom 9.19%
  Canada 5.51%
  Australia 4.04%
  France 3.31%
  Germany 3.31%
  DK 1.47%
  Austria 1.10%
  Netherlands 1.10%
  Belgium 0.74%
  Spain 0.74%
  Ireland 0.74%
  AW 0.37%
  Singapore 0.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.68%
Dell 24.75%
ASUS 7.92%
Acer 6.93%
Lenovo 2.97%
Toshiba 2.97%
American Megatrends 2.97%
Alienware 1.98%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.50%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.67%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 2.75%
Dell XPS 8500 1.83%
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 1.83%
Gateway DX4320 1.83%

About Firaxis Games

Firaxis Games is a video game developer that focuses on strategy games whose titles are frequently prefixed with Sid Meier's name, due to his design and programming contributions and original games.
Publisher URL: www.firaxis.com


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