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CIV File Extension

Empire Earth Custom Civilization Information
  • Developer
    Activision Blizzard, Inc.
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  • Popularity
    3.5 (4 votes)

What is CIV file?

CIV is a file extension commonly associated with Empire Earth Custom Civilization Information files. Empire Earth Custom Civilization Information specification was created by Activision Blizzard, Inc.. CIV file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. CIV file belongs to the Game Files category just like 1509 other filename extensions listed in our database. Empire Earth: Gold Edition is by far the most used program for working with CIV files. On the official website of Activision Blizzard, Inc. developer not only will you find detailed information about theEmpire Earth: Gold Edition software, but also about CIV and other supported file formats.

Programs which support CIV file extension

The following listing features CIV-compatible programs. CIV files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support CIV file

How to open file with CIV extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening CIV files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with CIV files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the Empire Earth: Gold Edition

Install software to open CIV file Problems with opening and working with CIV files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with CIV files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Empire Earth: Gold Edition. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Empire Earth: Gold Edition website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Empire Earth: Gold Edition

Update software that support file extension CIVIf the problems with opening CIV files still occur even after installing Empire Earth: Gold Edition, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Empire Earth: Gold Edition is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that Empire Earth: Gold Edition cannot handle files with CIV may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Empire Earth: Gold Edition is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Empire Earth Custom Civilization Information files with Empire Earth: Gold Edition

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate CIV files with latest version of Empire Earth: Gold Edition you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with CIV file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the CIV with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Empire Earth: Gold Edition is installed, check the Always use this app to open CIV files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with CIV file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected CIV file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with CIV extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the CIV for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the CIV file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check CIV file for viruses
1. Verify that the CIV in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the CIV is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. CIV file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Ensure the file with CIV extension is complete and error-free

If you obtained the problematic CIV file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the CIV file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Empire Earth Custom Civilization Information file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Empire Earth: Gold Edition

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support CIV files. Close all running programs and try opening the CIV file.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Empire Earth Custom Civilization Information files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the CIV files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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