How to Fix “d3d12.dll is missing” startup crash of Sid Meiers Civilization: Winter Edition

When you try to run the game , it would appear as a message says : "can’t start because d3d12.dll is missing" . This simple short tutorial is what you need.

Follow these steps to solve your startup crash in Sid Meiers Civilization: Winter Edition:

  • First of all Turn of your Antivirus software.
  • Make sure that all software essentials are installed.
  • The shortcut in the desktop would point to DX12 version of this game (“CivilizationVI_DX12” ).
  • For the DX11 version please run the game from “CivilizationVI.exe” from the game folder.
  • Hope it works!

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