Sid Meier's Civilization V

Sid Meier's Civilization V

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Ingame Editor
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Jun 15, 2012 @ 3:55pm
Mar 2, 2014 @ 12:59am
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Ingame Editor

An in-game editor to alter the map and many other things on the fly.

- Edit or paint terrain, features, natural wonders, resources, improvements, rivers, fog, etc.
- Change cities' religion followers, population, buildings, culture, status, etc.
- Spawn new units, remove other ones, for any civilization, including barbarians.
- Modify players' gold, culture, faith, relations, etc. End wars or seed them, grant victory or inflict shame.
- Grant or remove techs or social policies, found religions.
- Can be used as a cheat engine, a map/scenario editor, or a tool for developers.
- Not available on multiplayer games (of course!).

- Can be used with or without the "Gods and Kings" and/or "Brave new world" expansion. With or without any DLC.
- Can be used on Windows and OSX (look at the Mac FAQ in the links section).
- Should be fully compatible with every mod. Does not modify/replace game files.
- If you encounter a mod conflict, please report it on the official thread (links at the bottom), I wil fix it very quickly.

- Some bugs are caused by civ5 and cannot be fixed (notably, some graphics are not updated until you reload), see the official thread (links at the bottom) for more infos.
- The first version of this mod was released on september 2011 and it is now very mature, although latest patches from Firaxis made a few things worse.
- IGE is not attached to savegames (a good thing).

- Units, techs, and such are always localized (IGE uses the names provided by Civ5).
- Full localizations available in English, French, Chinese, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Japanese.
- Feel free to submit new translations, it's easy and fast to do. Look at the links at the bottom.

- Subscribe to this mod.
- Start civ5 and click *MODS*. Download will automatically proceed (it it does not, Steam messed up, look at the links section - Fix Steam install)
- Enable this mod.
- Click *NEXT* on the bottom right, check that IGE is listed.
- Click *SINGLE PLAYER* to start or reload a solo game.
- Once your game has started, click the IGE label on the top right, close to the turn number.
- Mac users need to download the archive from the official thread and look at the Mac FAQ in the links section here to learn how to play mods on macs.

- I subscribed but the download does not start. Steam broke your download. Close civ5 and delete the cache folder in Documents/My Games/Sid Meier's Civilization V. Start civ5, go to the mods page, be patient and wait for all mods to be downloaded. I insist: be patient or you will break things again.
- I subscribed but the download does not start (bis). If Steam continuously fails, try a manual install from the official thread (see the links section).
- I can't see the IGE label (1) It was not loaded: DO NOT CLICK "BACK"!
- I can't see the IGE label (2) Sometimes civ5 loads no mods if one of the selected mods couldn't be loaded (for example a total conversion mod was enabled but you try to reload a savegame created without it).
- I can't see the IGE label (3) Mods installed from Steam but no longer on the workshop, such as Hulfgar's postmodern expansion, cause problems. Disable them or install them manuallly from a third-party source.

- I cannot get achievements. Achievements are disabled whenever you play through the mods menu, this is not specific to IGE.
- How do I export the map? On the civ5 window to save your game there is a button to save as a map rather than a mere savegame.
- How do I edit the rivers? See the hex picture at the bottom left of the terrain edition panel? Click its edges to toggle rivers on/off.
- The terrain's 3D graphics are not updated A civ5 limitation, cannot be fixed. You need to save and reload.
- "Unexplore" does not work after "reveal all" A civ5 limitation, cannot be fixed.
- How do I change the position of the topright label? See links at the bottom.
- Can you shrink the UI? No. The UI is optimal for 1920*1080 and above, and still fine on 1600*900. Below that it's usable but uncomfortable. However creating an adjustable UI to improve that would be far too much work for my taste (Civ5 is no Windows or iOS and its UI systems are pretty simple) and I don't want to shrink everything and mess up the user experience on most common resolutions.

Right-click the IGE label in-game and:
- Enable the safe mode if the game crashes when you select another player.
- Disable auto-saves if the game crashes when you open IGE.
- Disable the IGE strategic map if the game randomly crashes when IGE is opened AND you were using the strategic map.
Those three bugs are caused by the game or your graphics drivers, not by IGE. I cannot fix them.

Crashes caused by mods stacking when reloading a savegame in-game:
- Disable mods that are no longer available on Steam such as Hulfgar's postmod expansion. Look for them on the web or on CivFanatics and perform a manual install instead.
- Happens randomly, the mods to remove differ from one user to another. No mod is at fault, only civ5 is.

- Ctrl + i to open/close IGE.
- Ctrl + Z to undo, ctrl + Y to redo. Works for terrain edition and painting.
- Ctrl + F5 to save and reload automatically (update terrains graphics and minimap fog).
- Right-click *IGE* to show an options panel.

- Special thanks to ねこちゃん for the localizability effort and the Chinese translation.
- Al Qamar for the German translation.
- Emerald Viper for the Spanish translation.
- Error404 for the Italian translation.
- Zodiak69 for the Russian translation
- Yche2990 for the Chinese translation updates.
- CJ_GOROH for the Japanese translation.
- CivFanatics and the people lurking there, who test, torture and make IGE crash until they're sure it's fine, who provide me feedback, suggestions and critics, who carried me through the painful hours of LUA coding, and made me want to improve IGE.

* Official thread:
* Repair Steam install:
* Change IGE position:
* Translate IGE:
* FAQ for Macs:
Popular Discussions View All (103)
Oct 11, 2021 @ 9:04pm
General info about IGE
Nov 28, 2021 @ 4:47pm
IGE won't load in game (Mac)
Jul 30, 2021 @ 8:31pm
Game is crashing after making changes with IGE
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Midnight Darling ☁ Jan 13 @ 6:04am 
Can you move a wonder? I hate the placement sometimes of wonders I build and is there a way I can move the location of them with this mod?
SEA_monkeys_slayer Dec 23, 2021 @ 10:09pm 
cant run ige.
Sid Meier's Civilization 5\MODS\Ingame Editor (v 39)\Widgets\IGE_TabsBar.lua
line 37 attempt to call global 'SetPlayersData' a nil value
J6a6b2c Dec 10, 2021 @ 3:49am 
For some reason the game crashes whenever I load mid-game or restart a run at the very beginning (loading from the title screen works normal). I've tested all mods and it seems that IGE alone is causing the crash. Is there a way to fix this?
Mr.Loutre Dec 9, 2021 @ 6:29am 
When i launch a Solo game there no button for IGE
mastercraft20 Oct 10, 2021 @ 12:41pm 
Fantastic mod. Has always worked beautifully, but today when I loaded a game that had the mod and tried to use it after founding a 3rd city, the city became stuck and inaccessible after i put a resource on the same tile, and it gave me the following error:
C:/Users/fcdqu/Documents/My Games/Sid Meier's Civilization 5/MODS/Ingame Editor (v39)/BulkUI/IGE_CityBanner.Iua:172: attempt to index local 'city' (a nil value)
Touschka Oct 6, 2021 @ 9:58pm 
Fantastic mod, however I cannot seem to play any of the scenarios with it (it says something about "exclusivity"). Is this normal?
limitless Oct 3, 2021 @ 9:28am 
when I install this mod after then resources icon doesnt showing up.How can I fix it?
nicobeneville Sep 22, 2021 @ 1:41pm 
I've an error message when this mod is active ?? R.E.D. DLL for BNW (include Revolutions and Cultural Diffusion)
rmm Sep 21, 2021 @ 7:21am 
@pablo.barral, civ5 can get very weird when playing with mods. Sometimes you can fix things by deleting the cache, sometimes you can fix things by shutting down the game/steam and then reloading and sometimes you have to unsubscribe from all mods, delete cache, then uninstall/reinstall.
rmm Sep 21, 2021 @ 7:17am 
@choomilo, I don't think this editor can do that. All the city-state stuff that can be edited can be seen by choosing Cities And Units (F2), then clicking on the city-state.