SOLVED! Civ: Beyond Earth Not Launching

As part of Firaxis Games’ Civilization series, Civ: Beyond Earth is a turn-based strategy game that still provides excellent entertainment values despite its age. That being said, while Civ: Beyond Earth is a solid title, it still leaves something to be desired, especially the launching process. Read to the end if you notice your Civ: Beyond Earth not launching but don’t know what to do. 

Civ: Beyond Earth Won’t Launch: Reasons

There are a few reasons for Civ: Beyond Earth not launching but for the most part, players only began experiencing this issue after upgrading their PC to Windows 10. Other reasons include obsolete GPU drivers, corrupted game files and so on. 

Take Folder Into Account

Players have discovered that for some reasons which seem to be peculiar to the Windows 10 OS, some of the game folders are set to read-only. Change the read-only permission by following the steps here.

Update GPU Drivers

  • Step 1: Hit Win+R on your keyboard to open Run.
  • Step 2: Enter the command “devmgmt.msc” in Run and hit Enter.
  • Step 3: Navigate to your graphic card under Display adapter, right-click it and pick Properties 
  • Step 4: Navigate to the Driver tab and hit Update driver
  • Step 5: Select “Search automatically for the updated driver software” option and follow the onscreen guide to finish the process.

Verify Integrity Of Game Files

The best way to deal with corrupted game files and errors that they cause is to verify integrity of game files.

  • Step 1: Launch Steam and log in to your account
  • Step 2: Head to the Library section and locate Civ: Beyond Earth from the list of games
  • Step 3: Right-click on the game and select Properties
  • Step 4: Navigate to Local Files and select Verify Integrity of Game Files
  • Step 5: Wait for the verification to complete then relaunch the game.

Disable Steam Cloud 

Another solution for Civ: Beyond Earth not launching is to disable the cloud on Steam.

  • Step 1: Launch Steam, navigate to Library and locate Civ: Beyond Earth from the list
  • Step 2: Right-click the game and select Properties
  • Step 3: Select Updates and uncheck the Enable Steam Cloud Synchronization
  • Step 4: Relaunch the game


  • Remember to incorporate orbital units into your production frequently, especially Miasmic Repulsor. Specific fields in the game contain Miasma, a poisonous gas that slows down your movement but with the Repulsor, you can clear away Miasma.
  • In the beginning, pay attention to the landscape and resources in your vicinity then plan accordingly. For example, if there are lots of Floatstone around, you can focus on discovering Terraform.
  • Aliens won’t bother you if you don’t bother them. Therefore, you should focus on building your civilization in lieu of your military. Keep away from Aliens’ nests and you will be fine.
  • Avoid areas with large masses in your initial playthroughs and focus on small islands. That limits your chance of coming into contact with other civilizations and reduces the need to invest in the military. (tramadol) Another advantage is that you can concentrate on making technological strides, building your civilization and conserving energy.
  • Aliens aren’t affected by Miasma so they can open new areas for you without taking damage. Because of that, get your hands on Alien units if possible so they can explore for you. You must find bones in the desert during excavation to gain Alien units.
  • To get your cities to generate revenue, you may want to establish a trading route even if you have to trade between your cities. You can then move on to conquer or build another City when the first one is self-sufficient in energy and health. Before buying a new city, make sure you have enough energy to purchase two trade vessels and a trade depot. 
  • Do not set your units on auto-explore because they may run into trouble without your supervision. For example, Naval units can encounter Sea Dragons that will wreck them. Similarly, your explorer unit may run into Alien’s nests and be destroyed.
  • When your city has become developed and you feel like everything is boring, you can go ahead and conquer other territories for more action. Invest more into your military and it pays if you send more troops into battles than necessary. That increases your odds of winning but remember that you don’t need to attack unless it’s necessary.
  • To attain military dominance in Civ: Beyond Earth, focus on researching core affinity. As the affinity increases, your military prowess receives boosts.

Do I Need To Build Roads?

In Civ: Beyond Earth, the road has two functions. First, roads help you transport units from one point to another. Secondly, when you build roads that connect to other cities, you will receive energy bonuses.

What Should I Do To Win In Civ: Beyond Earth?

There are five ways players can win in Civ: Beyond Earth, and you can attain two of these regardless of the Path you follow while the other three are path-specific. 

  • Domination: Players can attain this victory if they successfully capture the colony of other players while retaining theirs. Players who lose control of their capital can’t attain this victory.
  • Contact: Players can attain this victory when they reach a benevolent alien race based on discoveries from scientific research and building specific structures.
  • Emancipation: Players can attain this victory by constructing a wrap gate and sending a liberation army to the Old Earth. It can only be attained via the liberation path.
  • Promised Land: Players can attain this victory by building the wrap gate and getting the old earth population to the promised land. It can only be reached via the purity path.
  • Transcendence: Players can attain this victory when they facilitate the merge of the consciousness of the living thing with the latent sentience of the planet. It can only be attained via the Harmony path.

Does The Game Support Cross-Platform Play And Multiplayer?

Beyond the Earth supports cross-platform player mode for Windows, Linux, and Mac computers. In addition, it also features the multiplayer mode where players can battle with and against each other in the same session.

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