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CIV5MAP File Extension

Civilization 5 Map
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    Firaxis Games
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What is CIV5MAP file?

Full format name of files that use CIV5MAP extension is Civilization 5 Map. Civilization 5 Map specification was created by Firaxis Games. CIV5MAP files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. CIV5MAP file belongs to the Game Files category just like 1509 other filename extensions listed in our database. Civilization 5 is by far the most used program for working with CIV5MAP files. Civilization 5 software was developed by Firaxis Games, and on its official website you may find more information about CIV5MAP files or the Civilization 5 software program.

Programs which support CIV5MAP file extension

The following listing features CIV5MAP-compatible programs. Files with CIV5MAP suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support CIV5MAP file

How to open file with CIV5MAP extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening CIV5MAP files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with CIV5MAP 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. Download and install Civilization 5

Install software to open CIV5MAP file Problems with opening and working with CIV5MAP files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with CIV5MAP files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Civilization 5 and install it on your device. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Civilization 5 website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of Civilization 5 and update if needed

Update software that support file extension CIV5MAPIf the problems with opening CIV5MAP files still occur even after installing Civilization 5, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Civilization 5 is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Civilization 5 installed, it may not support CIV5MAP format. The latest version of Civilization 5 should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Civilization 5 Map files with Civilization 5

If you have the latest version of Civilization 5 installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage CIV5MAP on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with CIV5MAP file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the CIV5MAP with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Civilization 5 is installed, check the Always use this app to open CIV5MAP files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with CIV5MAP file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected CIV5MAP file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select Civilization 5 and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with CIV5MAP extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the CIV5MAP file is complete and free of errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the CIV5MAP file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check CIV5MAP file for viruses
1. Verify that the CIV5MAP in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the CIV5MAP file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the CIV5MAP file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the CIV5MAP file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Verify that the CIV5MAP file’s structure is intact

If the CIV5MAP file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with CIV5MAP extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Civilization 5 Map file.

4. Check whether your system can handle Civilization 5

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with CIV5MAP extension. In this case close the other applications.

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Civilization 5 Map file. It may be the case that the CIV5MAP files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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