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Steam updated and restarted today. Now when i double click my Civ icon, i get this immediately.

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How can I fix this problem?

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This doesn't happen to me. Do you have any advanced settings in your Civ 5 desktop shortcut? – TZHX Feb 8 '12 at 8:55
My desktop short cut was generated from the dialogue where you select DX9/DX11. I had right clicked on DX11 to create a DX11 icon. – Valamas Feb 8 '12 at 9:23
Doesn't happen to me either, and no update. I'm using windows XP, Ati graphics cards, dx9 only I guess.. – I.G. Pascual Feb 8 '12 at 12:00
up vote 8 down vote accepted

The way i fix the problem was to open steam via the system tray icon.

Find Civ 5 and click the Play button. I noticed it performed another update and executed Civ successfully.

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Civ icon also executes Civ successfully.

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796 hours, that's dedication! – bwarner Feb 8 '12 at 14:25
lol, yes, it surprised me too. I thought of blurring it out as I wasn't trying to brag. I do have a life outside! – Valamas Feb 8 '12 at 20:51

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