Can I analyze a save game with world builder or another tool?


May 1, 2012
Question on Gaming.SE --> Can I analyze a save game with world builder or another tool?

A little background: The game I'm currently playing (Pangea, Tiny, King, Marathon) with Egypt certainly looks ... interesting. I'm at turn 790 (AD 1770) and went for a cultural victory with 2 cities. France basically dominates the complete rest of the map (Rome still left though) and has 14 cities (6 puppets, 8 french), if far ahead in terms of military power and tech. (If it weren't for the crappy tactical AI, they'd have overrun me long ago.) Also France is at about the same culture level as I am, although my two cities are culture monsters with a lot wonders and all. (I guess this just goes to show quantity trumps quality in any Civilization game :)

What I would like to do would be to somehow analyze the save game, i.e. open it up and check in on the details of the AI civilizations production/science/culture/city production etc. to learn for future games from the current state of this game. I vaguely remember I could do this in Civ4, but there doesn't seem anything in Civ5 to examine a regular save game? World builder only allow to open maps.

TL;DR Can I open a save game, complete with the current game state, in world builder or any other tool?


Moderator Action: Moved to the modding forum.
You can use FireTuner to play a number of turns and then return as a different player, so play one turn and return as France and you'll be able to look in all the French cities etc.

But will you actually learn anything? Other than the fact that the AI has huge bonuses (aka "cheats") I doubt it.
Thanks for this info!

How do I do that? (I never used any of the modding tools, so I'm a bit lost ...)

* I have already installed the Civ5 SDK
* I assume I have to enable "EnableTuner = 1" in the config.ini file?
* And then?

I assume I have to enable "EnableTuner = 1" in the config.ini file?


Start Civ,
Load the saved Game
Start FireTuner
Select the Game tab
Select which player you want to look at in the "Return after autoplay as" list
Click the "Autoplay 1" button
Go back to the Civ window and you will now be that player.

Note, if you now reselect your Civ and click Autoplay 1 again, don't be surprised to find you have declared war on everyone and/or all your cities are building combat units!
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