How to setup a game with PYDT

PYDT Website

Create your PYDT game on the website and set your Game Settings…

Optional - PYDT Friendly or Club Rules Game

Optional - Advertise on the official PYDT discord

Once players have joined, start the game from the webpage.
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Civilizations that players select, random or specific, need to be set as such in the setup of the actual game. (See tips below for more)

Civilization 6 Instructions

Civilization 5 Instructions

Old World Instructions

Where is the save folder?

The save location is different on various computers or where Civilization is purchased from. The PYDT client shows your folder location. Open from the Options / Settings menu.

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Tips

Players which are random on the game page. You may set a civilization for them when setting up the players in the hot seat settings. This is useful if you have your own random pool assignments.

You may have AI players.

All mods are supported. Ensure all players have access to mods, official or custom. PYDT does not care about mods. Here is a mod help page for Civ 6.
Mod-Manager setup and recommended mods

There are many other help and tips on various subjects in the Strategy Forum Channel.
PYDT Forum

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Civilization 6 Instructions

Create a blank profile with only DLC and game play mods you want. Ensure it is the selected profile when you create your game.

Create the game in Multiplayer / Hot Seat

Modify the settings for map / size / environment. Ensure the speed, Map and size matches the PYDT Game Settings.
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Confirm settings which takes you to the player list.

Set all players to human and set their civ leader if they they selected one on the website.

Play your first turn

Once it says Player 2, save the game and exit. Do not start the next player’s turn.
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The first turn must be uploaded via the Game Settings page. Future turns can be played via the client.


(Can’t find your save file? See the first post for help.)

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Civilization 5 Instructions

Firstly, if using mods, all your other players must have the mods installed too.

Navigate to

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Setup Game

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Host Game (Start Game in Civ 5)

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You are player 1 - Play your turn.

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Do not play Player 2 turn - SAVE & MAIN MENU

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The first turn must be uploaded via the Game Settings page. Future turns can be played via the client.


(Can’t find your save file? See the first post for help.)

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Old World Instructions

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The PYDT need to match the in-game setup

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Unless playing on teams, the number of players should equal the number of teams.

Ensure each player has the correct civilization, is on their own team and is also human.

Once the second player’s turn starts. Immediately save, exit and upload the save to PYDT.

The first turn must be uploaded via the Game Settings page. Future turns can be played via the client.


(Can’t find your save file? See the first post for help.)

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All discussions will be on the official PYDT discord channel