Frequently Asked Questions

How do I manually install mods?

Civilization VI

Windows

  1. Download the mod .zip file
  2. Extract the .zip file to your Civilization VI mod folder, which is usually located here:     C:\Users\{username}\Documents\My Games\Sid Meier’s Civilization VI\Mods
  3. Open Civilization VI and go the the Additional Content screen, which will list the mod you just extracted
  4. Enable the mods you want to play with, then go back to the main menu and set up your game!

Mac

After downloading the .zip file, extract it to the mods folder in Library/Application Support/Civilization VI

Civilization V

Windows

  1. Click on the icon or picture to download the .civ5mod file.
  2. Copy or move the .civ5mod file to your Civilization V mod folder, which is usually located here:     C:\Users\{username}\Documents\My Games\Sid Meier’s Civilization 5\Mods
  3. Open Civilization V and go to the Mod Browser screen, which will automatically unpack and install the .civ5mod file.
  4. Select the mods you want to play with, then click Next to setup the game and play!

Mac

After downloading the .civ5mod file, follow the instructions on this page.

How do I troubleshoot problems with mods?

Civilization VI

  1. Simple troubleshooting is primarily done with the Database.txt log file, which is usually located here:     C:\Users\{username}\Documents\My Games\Sid Meier’s Civilization VI\Logs
  2. Review the Civ 5 Common Checklist as the information contained there is still relevant.
  3. If you’re still experiencing a problem, post on the mod’s specific page.

Civilization V

  1. The most important thing to do is to first enable logging. This will allow you to check for why you’re experiencing a problem.
  2. Review the Common Checklist for playing mods. This will resolve most mod issues.
  3. If you’re still experiencing a problem, post on the mod’s specific page (accessible via my Workshop page).