My Civilization 5's having a number of issues. :/
Hi, I've been trying to play Civilization 5 but there are a lot of crashes etc that are making the game unplayable.
I bought Civ 5 through Steam a few days after it was released. But me and a couple of friends who also got civ 5 found the game unplayable. Fortunately, Civ 5's bugs seem to have gotten a lot better recently due to patches. but there are still a lot of issues.
The online often doesn't load up and generally fails.
After playing the game for a little while Civ randomly crashes.
Sometimes when try and set up a game and then attempt to play it doesn't load up and then crashes. And what is weird is that some combination of settings do work. Like playing as Rome or Japan or Persia with like 11 other civilizations it will work fine. But then with the exact same settings, change to the Aztecs and suddenly it won't work.
Does anyone know of anyway to stop these bugs and crashes? Any help would be very much appreciated.
I am currently running Windows XP if that helps.
you're having the same problems everyone else is. hopefully with enough people reporting, 2k/firaxis will do something about it.
I suggest patience. plus a reasonable amount of whining
Please ignore Brx, your descriptions, are not like any others ive ever seen people describe.
Please post a dxdiag
You will find a lot of people agree with Brx, I am one of them. I am sick and tired of the bugs too. I have run this game on 3 machines with different configurations, all over recommended specs and still have the same bugs. It is the game. Hopefully these bugs will be fixed before too much damage is done to the Civ franchise's reputation.
Originally Posted by Ajahn
random crashes? online issues? which game arewe talking about? because on this forum, that's all we hear about.
Originally Posted by QuantumTarantino
3 different machines woth recommended specs. still think it's our fault, QT?
Originally Posted by westyofoz
also, Ajahn, try reinstalling. you never know if some file got corrupted somehow
I have two game PCs in my house and installed it on my best mate's machine to see how he went. Same thing, Huge maps are a disaster when it gets past 200 turns.
BRX, until you can point me at one other user anywhere, who can play as Rome, Japan, or persia just fine, but has instabiolity playing as the Aztecs, your negativity will be completely ignored.
Youve shown that you dont want any further tech support, and your only remaining goal, is to spread misinformation, to other users, and encourage them to not seek help.
As such, you will be ignored, and every misleading post, will be reported as such
are you really reporting my posts? or are you saying you'll reply and tell the OP that I'm "misleading?
@quantum To me it seems brxbrx would very much still like help , i have been reading these forums and have seen him post his info and ask for help. I have seen him state this on other posts even right after u tell him he obviously doesnt want help. And yes there were several issues stated by the op and random crashes was one of them which perfectly falls into others issues including myself. Maybe he shouldnt have suggested patience as advice, but yet i would give the same . No i have not posted any of my info ever to be honest i wouldnt even know how. What i do do is make sure i save every turn late game , and when it crashes i restart and play a few more turns before it crashes again. I wait for a fix from patches. Have played this on 2 different comps and setups that exceed reccomendations .
you can set the autosave to save for you every turn
Originally Posted by Coldain
Only if they are egregiously negative, to the point of damaging to other users.
Originally Posted by brxbrx
You havent gotten there.
He probably is. He is probably reporting mine too. People can read these forums and they will soon work out for themselves plenty of people are having issues and that only one name is blindly defending 2k.
Originally Posted by brxbrx
If I had only one system or a sub-standard system, I would accept it as my problem but that is not the case. I would love to be posting praise and "well done" comments as the Civ franchise has been my fav game franchise since Civ 1. I even loved the often criticised Civ 3! I bought the Deluxe edition of Civ V without hesitation! However, I can not in good conscious praise 2k for releasing a game that has problems with basic elements within the game. It is not good enough. People don't tolerate sub-standard merchandise or service in any other industry so why are so many keen to accept it (and in some cases praise it) in the Gaming industry?
I don't want to be wasting time in this forum complaining, I want to be posting quick "thank you, well done" messages and enjoying playing the game! Is that such a bad thing? To expect to be able to play the game I paid for within the parameters of the game options such as the huge maps?
ajahn, if the issue is only on huge maps late in the game, you have found the bug that is unsolveable with the current build. Nothing can be done. I have heard the tech support on the board post the following suggestions:
run on lower graphic settings
delete your local cache in the my games folder
try running in dx9, 10, or 11
reinstall the game
run in strategic view
update your graphic card drivers
update your bios
these 'solutions' occasionally work for initial crashes. i cant tell from your description if your problems are initial or late game. I have never seen a single person state they work to fix the late game crashes. if you listen to QT he will get you to try all those things and hope you run out of patience and blame yourself for not finishing his exhaustive list of 'fixes'. he'll probably impugn your moral character as well. if you actually do all that and still get crashes he will dodge your posts or nit pick irrelevant things in your post but never ever admit civ v having an unfixable bug is a problem. he may go full retard and talk about how game companies should stop fixing bugs because in his mind it costs too much.
at some point sidmaru will post in this thread telling you to make a late game start 2 player game without city states and declare war immediately and fight it all out. Thats cool if its your cup of tea and will probably get you a crash free game, but it gets boring and doesnt really feel like a civ game.
I tried all the above in a desperate attempt to be able to play huge maps as I have with the previous Civs. The last fix seems to have fixed the late in the game Large map crashes or it may have been the new ATI HD 6870 card I bought around the same time. I will give 2k the benefit of the doubt and thank them for fixing that at least. Huge maps are still out with late in the game crashes.
Originally Posted by mark4
The rest of your post is spot on unfortunately. It doesn't get us any closer to a fix, just the same rhetoric from those two posters. How horrible we are for wanting to play the full features of the game we payed for? How evil of us.