On Turn 0, the game hangs/freezes, or gets extremely slow.

BY 2K David



In Civilization V, if you are experiencing an issue where your game is hanging on the very first turn, or the game experiences extreme slowdown/lag, try the following workaround:

  1. Open Civilization V's config.ini file in Notepad or another text editor. 
    • This file can typically be found here on Windows: My Documents\My Games\Sid Meier's Civilization 5 (the full path is usually C:\Users\[your username]\Documents\my games\Sid Meier's Civilization 5\config.ini)
  2. Find the line that says “EnableGameCoreThreading = 1" 
  3. Change this to say "EnableGameCoreThreading = 0" and save the file.