Tayleron Nov 8, 2013 @ 6:59pm
Best Way to Play MP with Friends and CPUs
As per the title. My friends and I have tried playing Civ5 many times and we only ever run into issues. It usually happens when coming back to saved games, something always happens. When loading a save, random people will join in for computer controlled Civs. Another problem happened when re joining a save game, we couldn't join as our old Civs, just a random one.

Anyway, if these issues can be resolved in the regular game it'd be great, but if not I'd like to know of a way we can. We all love the game, but it really kills it for us when we have these issues.
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Dcflakes Nov 8, 2013 @ 11:55pm 
In order to play civ multi you need all the SAME players (Without changing their names from last time) to be playing consecutivly or else for some reason it doesn't work
Tayleron Nov 9, 2013 @ 10:08am 
We never change our names, but for some reason when I joined the game I was suddenly being placed as the Civ I was killing rather than my own Civ. We also only ever play with the same players, never switching it up or if we do it's a new game all together.
Dcflakes Nov 9, 2013 @ 11:05am 
so was this an old game that you were playing or a just new save?
Tayleron Nov 10, 2013 @ 4:56pm 
It's old now, but at the time it was just a few days after the last play.
Dcflakes Nov 10, 2013 @ 4:58pm 
If there was an update in between that time it may be the primary cause of this problem.
Tayleron Nov 10, 2013 @ 5:05pm 
That may be possible. That's a pretty lame though, if we have to disable updates in order keep our game going.
Dcflakes Nov 10, 2013 @ 5:08pm 
Yea, these updates always have to mess somthing up, but just start a new one and hope that there isn't an update incoming anytime soon.
Tayleron Nov 10, 2013 @ 5:11pm 
How about the other question of people being able to join in place of CPU opponents? Is there a way to stop that? You're able to set the game as private the first time, but when you load a game it doesn't allow it, at least not that I've been able to figure out... If there's a way to do it, I'd be grateful to know!
Dcflakes Nov 10, 2013 @ 5:41pm 
If the lobby is private, then its Private; You have to specificly set the players slot's in order to be only ai , or only player
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