How to Port Forward Sid Meier's Civilization IV

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September 19, 2018 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 2 minutes

Sid Meier's Civilization IV is a Turn-Based and Strategy game published by 2K Games released in 2005.

Sid Meier's Civilization IV game cover artwork
Sid Meier's Civilization IV game cover artwork

Ports Required for Sid Meier's Civilization IV

The necessary ports that need to be forwarded for Sid Meier's Civilization IV are as follows:

Sid Meier's Civilization IV - PC

  • TCP: 2033, 2056, 3783, 6500, 6667, 28900, 29900-29901
  • UDP: 2056, 2302-2400, 6500, 6515, 13139, 27900

Sid Meier's Civilization IV - Steam

  • TCP: 27015, 27036
  • UDP: 27015, 27031-27036

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When you play Sid Meier's Civilization IV you will enjoy the following styles of play.

Forward Ports for Sid Meier's Civilization IV

When you are playing Sid Meier's Civilization IV you might need to forward some ports in your router. Forwarding ports is a useful trick in gaming because it can really help to make your network connection most stable and on occasion even faster. Routers were not designed to allow incoming network requests and some games can play tremendously better if an incoming connection is forwarded through the router to the game.

Before You Forward a Port

Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:

How to locate your router's IP Address

The easiest way to click the links to get to your router's IP address is to run our free Router Detector utility. It's a part of the Network Utilities suite of tools and it's completely free to use.

How To Forward Ports

The fastest way to forward a port is to use our Network Utilities suite of tools. With our software you can quickly and easily turn your port forwards on and off for multiple programs at any time. Or just keep reading to learn how to do it by hand.

The process for forwarding a port is usually:

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