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Wait, a non Witcher question? For shame!

Now that Civ V's been out for a while, I thought I would repurpose part of the game. Simply put, I'd love to use the rendered terrain to create hex-based maps for use in other areas, for instance, with my D&D group.

However, I can't seem to find a stand alone version of a map editor of any sort. The last Civ game I owned, Civ III, had a stand alone program to edit the maps, but I haven't found anything similar for Civ V. Does Civ V have a dedicated map editor? And if it's not a stand alone program, how do I access it in the first place?

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+1 for interesting DnD idea – Rapida May 24 '11 at 20:59
I chuckled pretty hard at the non-witcher question bit. I found it a bit odd when suddenly 90% of the new questions were about some game I've never heard of. – Nicholas1024 May 24 '11 at 22:20
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Assuming you use Steam*:

First of all you’ll need to download the Civilization V world builder itself. Open up Steam and head to the Tools section of your games library, find Sid Meier’s Civilization V SDK and install it. Once the small download has finished you can launch the SDK at any time straight from this menu.

*Civ 5 is Steam-only I hear, my bad.

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Aha, so it was hiding under tools. That'll do it. Thanks! – Raven Dreamer May 24 '11 at 21:04
@Raven Sure thing. I loved making horribly skewed maps back in the days of Civ II :P – Matthew Read May 24 '11 at 21:05
@RavenDreamer: Not really a surprise, that's where the level editors for Valve's own games hide, too! – user2974 May 24 '11 at 22:59
I tried that, but it said its not supported by my current platform. – user11147 Jul 20 '11 at 3:12

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