When some mods (not all) are enabled, and when using the R&F ruleset (vanilla game is not affected), some (ie "random") DLC try to load their R&F compatibility file (like CivilizationName_Expansion1.xml) before the base data for the DLC is loaded, resulting in a DB lock because of missing references and sending the user back to main menu.
- This is a quick fix for the following issue:
The workaround is simply a few edited .modinfo replacing the game's files, to manually set a load order of "2" for the files updating the DLCs for Rise and Fall. (A load order of "1" works too and is used in some other versions of this fix)
Activate all DLC, R&F and the mod you have the problem with, then launch a game, and after being sent back to the main menu, open Modding.log (see How to get the logs) with any text editor (like notepad) and search for "ERROR: Failed to release save point", it'll give you a file name above like this:
- IMPORTANT : this is not an universal fix, check your Modding.log before using it
Note that if ANY of the "ERROR: Failed to release save point." in the log doesn't reference a file like this one (Data/[DLC]_Expansion1.xml), the fix won't work, the problem needs to be fixed elsewhere first (it should point you to a mod)Code:[1994494.475] UpdateDatabase - Loading Data/Poland_Jadwiga_Expansion1.xml [1994494.483] ERROR: Failed to release save point.
You can ignore the lines starting by "Warning", they are not relevant for the "return to main menu" issue, and Rise and Fall triggers a lot of those, even without any mods activated.
1/ Download the attached fix.zip
- Installation (PC)
2/ Extract to \Steam\steamapps\common\Sid Meier's Civilization VI\DLC\ folder, replacing the existing files
If you don't know the location of your Steam folder, you can go in "Your Library" on Steam, right click on Civilization VI then choose "properties", then "local files" then "browse local files"
- Installation (Mac)
to uninstall the fix, simply Verify Integrity of Civilization game files on Steam
- You have crashes to desktop
- This fix won't help you when:
- The modding.log points to an error that is not related to a DLC file
There are other version of the fix with additional information that you may want to check:
- Other versions:
- Thanks to savio.dibi for testing, providing and editing the attached file.
- Everyone on YnAMP thread for reports and tests
Workaround when returning to main menu with R&F and some mods 2018-02-10
Workaround for the game not loading and returning to main menu with R&F and some mods