I had it setup that when I execute CIV 5 that it would load the DirectX 11 version without asking.

It is now asking using the following dialogue (note i am also showing how it can create an icon).

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I have tried deleting my desktop icon and right clicking to save a Civ 5 DX11 icon to my desktop.

How can I get it to load the DX11 without asking (as per the printscreen above.

Here is my shortcut string:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\
    sid meier's civilization v\Launcher.exe" /dx11

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This has been resolved by the latest patch.

You do have to create a new icon.

So when executing the game and you are presented with DX9 or DX11. Right click on DX11 and create a shortcut on the desktop. You can delete the older shortcut and use the new one now.

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