Sid Meier's Civilization V

Sid Meier's Civilization V

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Plaidygami Nov 18, 2012 @ 7:40pm
Civ V SDK not working properly *FIXED*
WorldBuilder keeps freezing. It just won't work for some reason. Not sure why. Any suggestions? I just installed it, and I even restarted.

*EDIT* Since the last patch, Civ V SDK should be working properly for everyone.
Last edited by Plaidygami; Mar 19, 2013 @ 7:13pm
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feuxeu77 Feb 15, 2013 @ 10:17pm 
Hi,

I had the same issue and just found a solution. WorldBuilder tries to start the game but fails because the command line it uses is incorrect.
To make it work, I followed these steps:
* Start World Builder -> It is blocked on Loading screen
* Open a Command Prompt (Windows 7: Windows Menu -> cmd.exe)
* Type cd C:\Program Files(x86)\Steam
* Type steam.exe -applaunch 8930 \dx9 -Nexus 4320
* After few seconds/minutes World Builder will unfreeze

Hope it helps!
Last edited by feuxeu77; Feb 15, 2013 @ 10:18pm
Gedemo Feb 15, 2013 @ 11:31pm 
Same problem here :-(
feuxeu77 Feb 16, 2013 @ 2:14am 
I forgot to say that as mentioned in other posts Firewalls or some Anti-virus may prevent WorldBuilder from working (because they block the connection it tries to establish with Civ5). So you should also disable it and try again.
1 launch windows task manager (keyboard azerty -> ctrl+alt+del)
2 exit steam
3 launch SDK world builder
4 SDK (local disk ->program files-> steam-> steamApps->commen->sid civiliation V ->worldBuilder -> x86 or other) will launch at the same time steam
5 Enjoy :-)

My program Vista

sorry for my english
Last edited by bennybluebruxelles; Feb 16, 2013 @ 4:36am
andrej-a Feb 16, 2013 @ 3:24am 
Originally posted by benny-blue:
1 launch windows task manager (keyboard azerty -> ctrl+alt+del)
2 exit steam
3 launch SDK world builder
4 DSK (local disk ->program files-> steam-> steamApps->commen->sid civiliation V ->worldBuilder -> x86 or other) will launch at the same time on steam
5 Enjoy :-)

My program Vista


...my program is windows 7 and it works, too! ^^

thank you benny-blue :)
I'm glad to help :-)
Ozon [OFF] Feb 16, 2013 @ 5:40am 
Thanks benny =D
apk5005 Feb 16, 2013 @ 8:49am 
Hey all, glad (I guess...) to see that I'm not the only one with this issue...I have tickets in with Steam Support and 2K Support, we'll see which one likes us more...

Just wanted to point out that I tried to "sneak" into the program by loading a map that I have already created and accessed through built mod to no avail.

When I start World Builder, it kicks to the "back" layer of my desktop and brings the Steam daily sales to the front. When I try to bring it back to the front, I get the spinning-wheel-cursor- of-frustration and the program says (Not Responding) in the upper bar...is this what happens to everyone else?
britishjohn04 Feb 16, 2013 @ 10:04am 
Originally posted by benny-blue:
1 launch windows task manager (keyboard azerty -> ctrl+alt+del)
2 exit steam
3 launch SDK world builder
4 SDK (local disk ->program files-> steam-> steamApps->commen->sid civiliation V ->worldBuilder -> x86 or other) will launch at the same time steam
5 Enjoy :-)

My program Vista

sorry for my english

Thanks benny, I am running Windows 7 and this solution worked for me. I closed steam as per your instructions, and then opened world builder from the steam\steamapps\common\sid meier's civilization v sdk, as instructed. When you do this and watch from the task manager, it loads up the loading box, steam, and also Civilization5.exe, which then loads world builder.
Teatime Feb 16, 2013 @ 1:55pm 
Originally posted by benny-blue:
1 launch windows task manager (keyboard azerty -> ctrl+alt+del)
2 exit steam
3 launch SDK world builder
4 SDK (local disk ->program files-> steam-> steamApps->commen->sid civiliation V ->worldBuilder -> x86 or other) will launch at the same time steam
5 Enjoy :-)

My program Vista

sorry for my english

Benny's suggestion also worked for me. Thank you Benny

Just a review of what I did per Benny's very helpful instructions

I Exited steam from task manager (I just ended the steam.exe process)
I then navigated to the following directory (I have windows 7 64bit, this is the file path on my machine):
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Sid Meier's Civilization V SDK\WorldBuilder\x89
I then double clicked the WorldBuilder application to launch it
as Benny described, it launched World Builder and Steam. After a few moments World Builder loaded.

The funny thing is I tried something similar yesterday, I ended steam, navigated to the SDK directory, launch the SDK launcher then select World Builder, the same problem would occur however, World Builder would hang. I never thought to skip the launcher and just open the World Builder application. I was so close!

Anyway, Thank you once again!
TEATIME : after 2 hours of research and LUCK , I found the solution ;-)

in my opinion, since the update and the gods and kings. SDK has a problem of compatibility with DirectX 10 & 11 and steam

because after SDK if I want to play, Steam (offers me) ( propos) directX 9 (10 & 11 not supported)
So I quit and then restart steam for have directX 10 & 11

very weird !!!

Rushpoint Feb 16, 2013 @ 10:10pm 
Originally posted by benny-blue:
1 launch windows task manager (keyboard azerty -> ctrl+alt+del)
2 exit steam
3 launch SDK world builder
4 SDK (local disk ->program files-> steam-> steamApps->commen->sid civiliation V ->worldBuilder -> x86 or other) will launch at the same time steam
5 Enjoy :-)

My program Vista

sorry for my english

I just tried this on Windows 8 and it works! Thank you so much!
Finnway Feb 17, 2013 @ 3:26pm 
Originally posted by benny-blue:
1 launch windows task manager (keyboard azerty -> ctrl+alt+del)
2 exit steam
3 launch SDK world builder
4 SDK (local disk ->program files-> steam-> steamApps->commen->sid civiliation V ->worldBuilder -> x86 or other) will launch at the same time steam
5 Enjoy :-)

This worked for me as well. I still reccomend everyone submits a ticket though, because this isn't a permanent solution.
wolcottsociety Feb 17, 2013 @ 11:37pm 
World builder doesn't load, whats the deal?
Rapunzel Feb 18, 2013 @ 11:47am 
I have this problem too. :(
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