fishcotheque Jul 13, 2013 @ 9:17am
DirectX 10/11 Crash - My fix
Just thought I'd post this in case some people are still having problems with DirextX 10 crashes.

I'm running Windows 8.1 (preview) with a GTX 670. I solved the issue by using the video drivers provided through Windows Update. I had originally used the Nvidia GeForce Experience drivers (320.49 WHQL, July 1st), but kept getting crashes. I installed the WIndows Update driver over that and all seems to be stable now.
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Coggit Jul 13, 2013 @ 9:33am 
Tried it and didn't help. It was working fine yesterday, but this morning I just can't get it to work. It will only let me select DirectX 9 and it looks bloody awful in game :(
Spudgunner Jul 13, 2013 @ 9:44am 
The Driver failure popup on my system says:
FGXRender11::Present failed hr = DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_REMOVED. Driver failure
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furetoffuture Jul 13, 2013 @ 9:55am 
Unsure if I have the same pb but it sounds close. I can't launch the game anymore while it was working perfectly yesterday without upgrade to Brave.
Angelwrith Jul 13, 2013 @ 10:28am 
how do you do that? (the windows driver thing)
furetoffuture Jul 13, 2013 @ 10:34am 
I also tried different compatibility modes of steam. No change. I suspect that the activation keys are not working as they should ... for existing CIV V steams licences... No? By the way, the game is not working with DirectX 9 as well !
furetoffuture Jul 13, 2013 @ 10:58am 
Tried to start a previous version of CIV 5 like Gods&Kings -> Right click on the game within the Steam Library -> I see CIV V Gods&Kings back but I still can't play with it on my Windows 7 ... Still crash ...
Coggit Jul 13, 2013 @ 11:29am 
Steam.exe > right click > Properties > comparability > windows 7

For some reason, Steam changed mine to Vista randomly. Works fine now.
furetoffuture Jul 14, 2013 @ 4:47am 
To solve crash issue : 1. delete local install through steam. 2. delete CIV locally installed on the OS (which remains there even if deleted from a Steam point of view) - carefull with your personal saved items) 3. check video driver and ensure it is the latest 4. DOWNLOAD ONLY again CIV 5 BNW 5. 5. ONCE FINISHED Quick Steam 6. Launch Steam with Admin Rights 7. Install CIV 5 BNW. It works.
Spudgunner Jul 14, 2013 @ 6:31am 
One thing that stopped the crash for me, is to move the player camera to a less busy part of the screen. Such as the clouds or ocean.
furetoffuture Aug 3, 2013 @ 11:59am 
OK I can play now witht CIV5BNW but I start really to be very ♥♥♥♥ed of by regular rendering crashes since I use BNW !!
Thumbcramp Aug 3, 2013 @ 12:06pm 
Originally posted by fishcotheque:
I had originally used the Nvidia GeForce Experience drivers (320.49 WHQL, July 1st), but kept getting crashes. I installed the WIndows Update driver over that and all seems to be stable now.
Well, your first mistake was paying attention to Geforce experience :P

furetoffuture Aug 7, 2013 @ 11:19am 
Just for info, I am supposed to use the latest available videodrivers. Indeed, I could start the game, and indeed long hours can happen before a crash but there are much too much crashes compared to all previous versions of Civ ... let's say 3 to 4 crashes per 48 hours.
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