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Attn all people crashing/MP OOS

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Bug Reports' started by Bhruic, Oct 6, 2007.

  1. Bhruic

    Bhruic Emperor

    Nov 15, 2005
    Ok, in order to try and weed out missing files/file corruption/older versions, I'd like to do some file comparisons. Oh, anyone using a cracked executable can skip this, as that's their problem right there.

    I'd like you to grab a file called "Easy SFV Creator": http://www.plunder.com/Easy-SFV-Creator-2-7-0-download-178.htm

    Install it, and run it. On the first screen, select the option "Create Tree", hit Next. Select "C:\Program Files\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Civilizations 4\Beyond the Sword\" as the base folder (if you installed it somewhere else, substitute that). Hit Next. On the next screen, just hit Next again. It will generate a .sfv file, and it'll probably take awhile. Close the program and re-open in (or just hit Back), and this time select "My Documents\My Games\Beyond the Sword" as the base folder. Perform the same step. Zip both files up, and either attach them here, or email them to me at bhruic"at"gmail"dot"com.

    By doing that, I can do exact comparisons on all the files, and quickly spot any differences in the installation. It should either confirm or eliminate bad files as the source of the problem(s).

    edit: Actually, might need to do it for Warlords and base Civ IV as well, since BTS uses some of the files from there.... But if your Warlords and Vanilla both work fine, then we can probably assume the problem is not with their files.

  2. ori

    ori Repair Guy Super Moderator

    Dec 17, 2005
    Baden-Württemberg, Germany
    I wouldn't bet on it since the patch also updated Vanilla and Warlords files...
  3. Digma

    Digma Chieftain

    Sep 30, 2007
    Baltimore, MD
    Just as an update, there's another much more extensive discussion of this topic in this thread http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=245933 . It appears that this problem can be completely fixed (as reported by myself and a few others who had this problem) by doing a clean reinstall, including deleting the files in the "My games/Beyond the sword" folder and the ":/Documents and settings/your user/Local Settings/Application data/My games". Good luck :)

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