My friend and I want to play Civ V together using LAN. His laptop isn't te newest one and has some performance issues so we thought that he could play on mine using his Steam account since I have two computers anyway.

Would it be a problem since we haven't purchased the same DLCs? Would Steam use the version of Civilisation that I have installed on my PC or what he has bought and linked to his account?

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Your friend will be able to use the Civ V files installed on your second PC but will only be able to access DLCs and expansions that he owns. If he does not have Gods & Kings or Brave New World, he will not be able to play with them.

All players in a multiplayer game need to have all the DLCs that are in use. This means you will have to play vanilla unless you both own G&K and BNW.

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