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I've been trying to identify the music that is heard while one talks diplomacy with Qin Shi Huang in Civilization 4. The melody has been stuck in my head for a while now, and I'd like to know what it is I keep whistling.

Sadly, it's not listed on the Wikipedia article about music in Civilization 4.

Since I have not played any other games in the series, it is entirely possible the theme is a remake of music from an older game in the Civilization series.

Does anyone know more about this music theme?

For reference: I'm talking about this song:

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It is an arrangement of the title theme to the Super NES conversion of the original Civilisation.

If this link doesn't work I'm sure you can find it

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I really didn't expect an answer to this question after all this time, but I'm very happy you took the time to share. Thanks! – oKtosiTe Feb 8 at 7:40

I believe thats an original track for civilization 4. It's not based on an existing song as I didn't find any references to any track on album. But to be sure I would simply send an email to the game support team and I think they could confirm this.

As for the music the game already has you could just download that youtube video and extract the sound. Alternatively, if you want I can get the game from a friend and try to locate/rip the track for you.

However, I think you can find music similar to the this one easily. Just search for Chinese classical music on youtube.

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