Civ V has been crashing Steam for me...

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Macintosh' started by gfeier, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. gfeier

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    ...since the last update. If anybody has a suggestion how to fix it, I would appreciate it. I tried deleting everything but Steam Apps as suggested and reloading but that didn't work. My support request has not been answered and I sent in another one today.
     
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    ...and I'm not getting any help from anyone. Steam hasn't come up with anything that works, 2K says it's Aspyr's problem (I have a ticket open with them) and the fix i found here (which was the same as Steam suggested didn't work in several tries. Can anyone here tell me what happens if I delete Civ V entirely? Will I be able to redownload the game for free? Will I lose my achievements and hall of fame info or can I save them somewhere under a different name?
     
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    You can redownload for free, and you won't lose your achievements. Saving HoF is different, however.. I'm sure it can be done, but I don't know how.
     
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    Thanks, forty2j. How does that work exactly? Do I just delete the Civ V application? If so, how do I redownload it?
     
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    Assuming you've either preserved or don't care about HoF.. you find the folder and delete it. When you go back into Steam and try to play it will start installing.
     
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    Well I finally had the time to delete everything and start over. The game works, but the Hall of Fame is gone, as I expected. Aspyr just now responded to my question about where the info is, and I'll try to restore it from my Time Machine backup.

    Edit: they told me where the game saves are stored, not the Hall of Fame info. I delete my saves after I finish a game which doesn't affect the Hall of Fame info, and I'm still trying to find out where that is stored. Anybody here know?
     
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    Gotta love it! I finally called Aspyr after they replied to the wrong question again and didn't tell me where the Hall of Fame information was stored. While I was on the phone, I was screwing around in my Time Machine backup and found it. At the same time Aspyr was telling me it couldn't be restored, I was restoring it - and it worked! For future info, the file is HallOfFameDatabase.db and I found it in the Replays folder on Time Machine. :D
     

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