A first patch has been already released for Civilization 5 and, even though it brings in no major changes to the gameplay, it does fix some Civilization 5 problems and crashes, plus various other issues the game has. Apparently, the Civilization 5 patch goes only for the Steam version of the game. Below is the complete changelist:

– Modding – Installer and permissions fixes. Should address any remaining mod download and install issues.
– Full screen crash fix. Game will now restart in Windowed mode if it cannot find a suitable full-screen resolution on first start.
– Hall of Fame now records data correctly when using a Windows username with special characters.
– Fix for Puppet State production exploit.
– Misc crash fixes.

Hopefully a next update will have a bit more changes to the core gamplay and fix the remaining issues. Still, it’s nice to see that the developers are working to deliver us the best possible Civilization 5 experience!



  1. read the article again…
    currently the patch is only available via steam. You get it by running steam and it auto updates your Civ V install with the latest patch.

    • even with running steam my civ 5 crashes constantly. i though it was a disk error but it hapeens in different plases. havent been able to even start a game yet.


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