I've been playing Civ 5 on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) with the best laptop specs that were available at the time. I have admittedly been playing a pretty insane scenario - Small map with 22 AIs on Emperor. Yes, I know this is ridiculous, but it has been super fun.

Anyway, the game keeps crashing.

  • I always play on Strategic View.
  • I've minimized graphics settings.
  • My computer is fully updated.
  • I don't run any programs while I have Civ running.
  • I have various official DLCs installed and use the Enhanced User Interface mod.

It crashed first around ~50 turns in, and I haven't been able to play many turns since then without another crash.

I've put the crash log below. Any tips?

Thanks everyone. <3

Crash log: http://pastebin.com/mQDTAz2s

  • Check the usual stuff: Ram usage, GPU/CPU temperatures. How much ram is just the civ 5 process using when it crashes?
    – Aequitas
    Commented Mar 5, 2017 at 22:20
  • Have you been able to play against every AI individually without crashing? I had troubles (in linux) with some civilizations from DLCs, the crash happening randomly when such civ reached a specific advancement or tech. Maybe following this link could help Commented Mar 6, 2017 at 22:05

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I have found that all of the Civ5 crashes I've been having was due to one file called CvGameCore_Expansion2.dll located in Steam/steamapps/common/Sid Meier's Civilization V/Assets/DLC/Expansion2

I disabled the file by naming it CvGameCore_Expansion2.dll save.

Of course I can only play Gods & Kings now, but it was well worth the trade off. No more crashes.

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