I think I've broken Civilization V.

I am playing as Poland (red) and I attacked and annexed a Roman (purple) city and then within the same turn traded it back to Rome. Unfortunately the game seems to have got stuck waiting for me to choose production for a city that I no longer have:

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Clicking "Choose Production" or the notification prompt does nothing. I have also tried saving and reloading the save and restarting the game but I'm just bought back to the same choice that I can't make.

Any ideas?

  • Have you tried the solution from gaming.stackexchange.com/a/8594/3936 ? Jul 26, 2014 at 12:03
  • I hadn't, but now I have! It doesn't work - still stuck at "Choose Production" :(
    – kalina
    Jul 26, 2014 at 12:24
  • Can you right click the circle to make it go away? Jul 27, 2014 at 0:03
  • Nope, right clicking on the notification icon does nothing, left clicking it doesn't even take you to the city in question
    – kalina
    Jul 27, 2014 at 7:36
  • So this may not work for most people, but I had this issue with "Choose Research" being stuck. Simply hitting the Esc key on my keyboard resolved it. Dec 30, 2017 at 21:46

2 Answers 2


You have to reload a previous turn.

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    IIRC, this is a known bug. Load a previous save (I set the options to autosave every turn) and make sure you choose production for the captured city before trading it back. Jul 29, 2014 at 2:28

I know of two methods to fix this issue. Method 1 is through a mod, and method 2 is through an in-game fix:

  1. "IGE" or "IN GAME EDITOR": Just download the mod from Steam Workshop. Enable the mod, then you should see "IGE" on the "upper-right" part of your screen - click on "IGE" and then wait a little bit. You need to find the city with "buggy production" and then edit your production from your city. This resolves the issue most of the time.

  2. In-game workaround: Go to the city which is bugged, click on the city, then click "purchase", then on lower-left part of your screen, you have the "BACK" option and the "PRODUCE" option, you just need to click on "PRODUCE" and check what your city produces.

I also get this error because I have lot of mods, and several mods don't work together, or some mods don't work properly. If you want to test your mods fully, you must play from ancients time to the future. Then you will know if your mods work without any issues. I hope I helped you guys, these fixes helped me a lot. :)

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