I am using the latest version, yes, and I just turned it off but that caused no change (besides the game crashing a few times on start-up, so even before the main menu). I launch it directly from Steam like that, yes. I also use http://i.imgur.com/Zp4fNIh.png , as is necessary for all mods I have used. Adding more players (to use all civilisations) doesn't matter. Ticking or unticking the two trait options doesn't matter. Pangaea or Fury Road also makes no difference.