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Crashes on configuring barbarians

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Technical Support' started by Youmu970, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. Youmu970

    Youmu970 Chieftain

    Jan 19, 2015
    Every time I try to create a new game, it consistently crashes on "configuring barbarians", even if I have barbarians disabled. (using Windows 10)

    I guess they got tired of being so weak. :(
  2. zboson

    zboson Chieftain

    Nov 18, 2016
    I have the same problem. Did you find a solution? I think it has something to do with the size of the map. I was able to play a game on a tiny map size without a problem.

    I also have Windows 10.
  3. SgtSomeone

    SgtSomeone Chieftain

    Nov 2, 2019
    Posting here for anyone stumbling upon this from a Google search like I did. I encountered this issue out of the blue yesterday (with my Steam version) and compatibility settings and things didn't help. I don't quite understand what I did, but here's the steps I took to resolve in case it helps anyone
    1. Launch Civ3, start new game. Note it crashes on 'configuring barbarians' like above
    2. In C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Sid Meier's Civilization III Complete\Conquests\Conquests\Middle Ages\Text\labels.txt, Delete the 'unknown' value (line 86) and leave it as a blank line.
    3. Launch Civ3, start new game. Note that the labels are mismatched but a new game starts. Quit
    4. In Steam, right click game>properties>local files>Verify Integrity of Game Files. It found '2 files to reacquire'
    5. Game now runs fine?

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