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Sid Meier's Civilization V SDK

What is Sid Meier's Civilization V SDK?  (from Firaxis Games)

Maps, Scenarios, Interface, and so much more. Explore the modding world of Civ V, and when you’re ready, download the SDK to create and upload your own.


Sid Meier's Civilization V SDK is a program developed by Firaxis Games. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is Sid Meier's Civilization V SDK.exe. The software installer includes 84 files and is usually about 59.57 MB (62,468,072 bytes). ModBuddy.Updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 63% of users of Sid Meier's Civilization V SDK come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.civilization5.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\valve\steam\steamapps\common\sid meier's civilization v sdk
Uninstaller: "C:\Valve\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/16830
Estimated size: 59.57 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sid Meier's Civilization V SDK

Program executable:Sid Meier's Civilization V SDK.exe
Name:Civilization V SDK Launcher
Launcher utility for the Civilization V SDK
Path:C:\valve\steam\steamapps\common\sid meier's civilization v sdk\Sid Meier's Civilization V SDK.exe
Additional files:
  • Sid Meier's Civilization V SDK.exe - Civilization V SDK Launcher (Launcher utility for the Civilization V SDK)
  • WorldBuilder.exe - Civilization 5 (Civilization 5 World Builder)
  • NexusConnection.dll - NexusConnection
  • Firaxis.Framework.dll - Firaxis.Framework
  • WeifenLuo.WinFormsUI.Docking.dll (by Weifen Luo) - DockPanel Suite (DockPanel Suite for .Net 2.0)
  • WorldBuilderEngine.dll
  • Irony.dll (by Irony Team) - Irony
  • ModBuddy.Civ5ModBuildTasks.dll - ModBuddy.Civ5ModBuildTasks
  • ModBuddy.exe - Firaxis ModBuddy
  • ModBuddy.StartPage.dll - ModBuddy (ModBuddy.StartPage)
  • ModBuddy.Updater.exe - Updater
  • ModBuddyUI.dll
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • LuaLanguage.dll (by Salec.net) - LuaLanguage
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • 7z.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)
  • CivilizationV_Server.exe - Sid Meier's Civilization V
  • Firaxis.Framework.Granny.Implx64.dll
  • GrannyExporterFBXWin32.dll
  • GrannyExporterFBXx64.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • ModBuddy.AboutBoxPackage.dll - About Firaxis ModBuddy
  • ModBuddy.Civ5ModProjectPackage.dll - Firaxis.ModBuddy.Civ5ProjectPackage
  • ModBuddy.Civ5ModProjectWizards.dll - ModBuddy.Civ5ModProjectWizards
  • video.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • Civ5NexusModes.dll - Civ5NexusModes
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • CSScriptLibrary.dll (by Galos) - C# Script engine (AssemblyExecutor)
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll (by Microsoft)
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • DebuggerProxy.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft Visual Studio Internal Debugging Proxy/Stub)
  • dotnetfx35.exe - .NET Framework 3.5 (.NET Framework 3.5 Setup)
  • Firaxis.Framework.FirePlace.dll - Firaxis.Framework.FirePlace
  • Firaxis.Framework.Granny.dll - Firaxis.Framework.Granny
  • Firaxis.Framework.Granny.ImplWin32.dll
  • FireGraphics.dll - FireGraphics
  • FireTuner2.exe - FireTuner2
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ABA2DD56-F00B-4D40-AC0A-2B182C57677E}' (runs on registration).
  • steamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0FA4F2B3-5879-4EB7-87D7-15A36952D352}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam 2.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" -silent.
  • steamTmp.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe" -silent.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Steam' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" -silent.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • Sid Meier's Civilization V SDK.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programas\Steam\steamapps\common\Sid Meier's Civilization V SDK\Sid Meier's Civilization V SDK.exe'.
  • steamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

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  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
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  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Sid Meier's Civilization V SDK.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.63%
Windows 8 26.89%
Windows Vista 2.49%
Windows XP 0.98%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.60%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.99%
Windows 8.1 11.72%
Windows 7 Professional 10.73%
Windows 10 Home 4.47%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.83%
  United Kingdom 7.84%
  Canada 5.89%
  Germany 3.68%
  Australia 2.41%
  DK 2.08%
  France 1.94%
  Netherlands 1.67%
  Norway 1.27%
  Sweden 1.07%
  Finland 0.94%
  Spain 0.87%
  Belgium 0.80%
  Brazil 0.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.35%
Dell 19.74%
ASUS 12.72%
Acer 10.60%
Toshiba 6.69%
Alienware 5.55%
Lenovo 4.40%
Samsung 3.26%
MSI 2.12%
Intel 1.14%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.79%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.96%
Dell XPS 8300 3.35%
Alienware Alienware X51 3.05%
ASUSTeK G74Sx 2.13%
Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 1.83%

About Firaxis Games

Firaxis Games is a video game developer that focuses on strategy games whose titles are frequently prefixed with Sid Meier's name, due to his design and programming contributions and original games.
Publisher URL: www.firaxis.com


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